August 30, 2016

FBAC Report for August 2016 - Virginia-Highland Security Patrol (FBAC) August 2016

The activity report is a summary of what our FBAC Patrol Officers do on their shifts

Directed Patrols:  24
Drop ins/Park and Walks:  30
Suspicious person:  6
Alarm Response:  7
Suspicious Vehicle:  2
Parking Complaints:  0
Noise Complaints:  0
Out of town Checks:  11
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:  2
Shots Fired:  0
Calls for service (cell Phone):  5

News and Notes

ARREST - Virginia-Highland Security Patrol officers assisted in the arrest of a suspect for entering automobiles in the 800 block of N. Highland Ave. A call came in to 911 that a suspicious male was checking door handles and trunks at the apartment complex. Our officer and the beat officer located the individual still wandering the parking lot of the complex and he was arrested and charged.
Significant Incidents

Robbery/Car Jacking 900 block of St. Charles at intersection with Frederica – Vehicle recovered, suspects still at large.

On July 31st at 9:30 pm Officer Berry was dispatched to a carjacking call on St. Charles. The victim was driving a rental car and renting the apartment for a couple of weeks while in town on business. She reported that when she arrived at the location she saw a black male leaning against her building. She parked and exited her vehicle when the suspect approached her pulled out a handgun and demanded her keys. She surrendered her keys and ran into her apartment without physical injuries. The suspect fled in the vehicle described as a Gray Chrysler 300 CA tag #7MIF686. The suspect was wearing black jeans a red shirt and had a black hoodie tied around his waist. Sgt. Turner and Criminal Investigations Division (CID) went to the scene and located a video camera, but were unable to access the footage as the owner was away.

On August 8th at around 7:15 pm Officer Cogdell was patrolling in the area of Martin L. King Jr. DR SW and Peyton PL, SW. The officer observed a suspicious vehicle with two males inside and vehicle damage on the passenger’s side door. The officer checked the tag, found that the vehicle was reported stolen and matched the description of the carjacked vehicle from St. Charles Avenue. He began to follow the vehicle and reported to dispatch. The Georgia State Patrol (GSP) and Phoenix team (APD Air Unit) were notified as the vehicle made its way onto I-20 eastbound and then I-75/85 southbound. GSP join the pursuit north of University and was able to get behind the vehicle. The Phoenix team was also following by air. GSP turned on emergency lights and the suspect was moving to the right but did not stop. They drove in the emergency lanes and then exited at University. The air unit officers began following and calling out locations so that APD and GSP could follow as the suspects traveled north on McDaniel St, west on Fletcher, north on Metropolitan, crossing over Dill then on Decker back towards Murphy. They continued on Evans and Sylvan Road and onto Lankford Parkway. At this time APD, GSP and Phoenix all lost sight of the vehicle. Shortly thereafter East Point police advised that they had a vehicle accident at Semmes St. and Broad Ave. The vehicle (abandoned by the driver and passenger) was confirmed to be the one being followed and that was stolen on July 31st. It was towed and processed by CID.

Burglary 700 Block of Brookridge Drive

On August 23rd Officer Berry was dispatched for a residential burglary. The victim advised that he left his home at 8 am with all secured and returned at 5:30 pm to find his rifle, 9 mm and ammunition, which had been in his room were missing. The room was disturbed from the way he had left it. He saw that the back door of the home was unsecured, which was left unlocked by his roommate. His roommate was also missing an Xbox, PlayStation 3, guitar, MacBook Pro and iPad from his room. The third roommate was not missing anything from his room. Other valuables around the home were not taken. Both the gate to the back of the property and the back door were left unsecured making this an easy target for the suspect. Finger prints were obtained from the door.


All members call 911 first if you see a crime in progress or a suspicious person or activity, and then call the FBAC Phone. The phone number is (770) 310-0871 and is also on the schedule that is emailed to you monthly.

If you see someone or something suspicious, please report it to the police.  When driving or out walking keep an eye out in the neighborhood, what you see and report just might prevent a crime.

Note: Part one crime statistics from the Atlanta Police Department are available online and will be included in the VaHi Safety Team Reports which are distributed by Neighborhood Watch approximately twice per month. These statistics will no longer be duplicated here. If you have questions about this change, please send a message to 

If you do not know who your street captain is, please send a message to with your name and street address, and Eleanor Barrineau will connect you.

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