October 1, 2018

Report for September 2018 - Virginia-Highland Security Patrol (aka FBAC)

The Activity Report is a summary of what our FBAC Patrol officers do on their shifts.
Directed Patrols:  26
Drop ins/Park and Walks:  26
Suspicious person:  5
Alarm Response:  5
Suspicious Vehicle:  3
Parking Complaints:  11
Noise Complaints:  2
Out of town Checks:  13
Abandoned Auto:  0
FBAC member Contact:  4
Lost Person:  0
Street Obstruction:  0
Wanted Persons:  0
Intoxicated Persons:  0
Found Property:  0
Criminal Trespass:  0
Info for Officers:  34
Shots Fired:  0
Calls for service (cell Phone):  4

News and Notes
Reporting Period from 8/18/18-9/22/18
Significant Incidents:
Aggravated Assault 794 N. Highland Ave
On September 15 at 2:51 AM, police responded to a report of a stabbing at 794 N Highland Ave, Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar.  The victim had been stabbed in his rib area on the left side.  A Grady ambulance and fire engine #19 were already on scene and EMS staff were speaking with the victim inside the bar.  The victim was refusing medical attention, saying he did not want to go with them because he did not want to pay for the ambulance ride.  EMS and police advised the victim that he had to ride in the ambulance due to the nature of this injury.  The victim continued to resist and had to be forced onto a gurney and strapped down due to his uncooperative attitude.  Once in the ambulance, the victim continued to argue with EMS staff and had to be sedated.  The victim was subsequently transported to Grady Hospital.
When the victim was asked what happen in the bar and how was he stabbed, he said he was at the bar and he was trying to buy a female friend and her male friend drinks when he and the male got into an argument. During the argument the victim was stabbed, but because of the large crowd he was not sure who stabbed him.  There are no cameras inside of the bar.  A knife was found in the parking lot of the location but it had no blood on it nor did anyone see how the knife got there. The knife was placed into property.

Aggravated Assault 870 N. Highland Ave
On September 18 at 2:40 AM, police responded to a report of a stabbing at 870 N Highland Ave, Diesel Filling Station.  Officers entered the bar and noticed a white male sitting on a stool with his shirt off.  A white female was standing next to him holding a towel on his chest and screaming, "he was stabbed!"  The victim, was alert, conscious and breathing but did have a small hole (puncture) in the middle of his chest (slightly on his right side).  Police called for an ambulance, and fire engine #19 arrived followed shortly afterwards by a Grady ambulance.  The victim was transported to Grady Hospital.

Police interviewed witnesses including the manager / bartender of the bar and a customer who was friends with the victim, who both said the suspect was at the bar being very confrontational with everyone there. Witness said Victim began talking to suspect and actually calmed him down and they began to have a normal conversation. She said after talking for a while, out of nowhere the suspect jumped out of his seat and began a physical altercation with victim, during which both men ended up on the floor.  Someone began to scream, "knife" at which point one of the witnesses looked down at the suspect’s hand and noticed he was holding a knife.  The witness stepped on the suspect’s wrist and pulled the knife out of his hand, placing it on the bar.  The suspect was able to get up and run out of the bar, but a friend of the victim took chase.  Another police officer subsequently encountered the suspect and the witness on the sidewalk, with the witness standing over the suspect kicking and stomping him.   Three individuals were arrested from this location and this incident: the stabbing suspect was arrested for aggravated assault; the victim’s friend who gave chase was arrested for Battery Substantial Physical Harm for his assault of the suspect; a second witness was arrested for an outstanding warrant from Fulton County for failure to appear.  The two arrested witnesses were transported to Fulton County jail and the stabbing suspect was transported by ambulance to Grady detention due to his injuries.

The bar manager said the cameras inside of the bar are working and recording, but he did not have access to view the footage so the owner of the business would have to be contacted to provide a copy.  A knife, a small chain, and a bar stool were all logged into evidence along with items taken from the arrested individuals and the victim.  Police asked the bar manager why the establishment was still open at that hour, since their website lists a closing time of 1:00 AM during the week, and the manager responded that it was just open to “locals.”

Reminder:  All members call 911 first if you see a crime in progress or a suspicious person or activity, and then call the FBAC Phone.

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