July 7, 2017

VaHi Safety Team Report Weeks 20 - 26 (May 14 – June 29, 2017)

News and Notes

CourtWatch Training Scheduled for August

The Fulton County District Attorney’s Office Citizen’s CourtWatch Annual Training is back on! The event (originally planned for April) is now scheduled for Saturday August 19th, 2017 from 10:00 – 2:00 pm. Check-in for pre-registered attendees will take place from 9:00 – 10:00 am. Refreshments will be served.

Training will take place at the Fulton County Superior Courthouse, 185 Central Avenue, SW, 30303 Courtroom 1C. Pre-registration is required. Please sign up at http://CourtWatchAnnualTrainingAugust.eventbrite.com

The Citizen’s CourtWatch program provides citizens with an understanding of the Fulton County Criminal Justice System. CourtWatch encourages the community to actively participate in the judicial process by attending and optionally providing a community impact statement during criminal court proceedings.

If you have any questions please contact Danielle Simpson, CourtWatch Director, 404-613-8406.

Home inventory

Have you completed a home inventory? This can be extremely helpful if you ever need to complete a police report or file an insurance claim. Follow the link to find a brief article from the auto club with tips for how to complete a video inventory of your property in six easy steps. 

'Sliders' Targeting Vehicles at Gas Stations

Have you heard about sliders? No, I don’t mean the small sandwiches invented by White Castle. These are thieves who take advantage of an unlocked passenger door to slide into your vehicle while you pump gas and steal handbags and other valuables. Check out this story from WSB-TV, and please lock your car doors and remain alert while you pump.

Upcoming Events

7/8/17- 10:00 - 3:00 pm          Keep Atlanta Beautiful Recycling Event
7/10/17 - 7:00 pm                   VHCA General Meeting
7/13/17 - 6:30 pm                   BeltLine Northside + Northeast Study Group Meeting
7/17/17 - 7:00 pm                   NPU F Meeting
7/20/17 - 7:00 pm                   VHCA Social at gusto!

Crime Statistics

These statistics are pulled from the APD Open Data Portal http://opendata.atlantapd.org/Default.aspx. It includes reports from Beat 601 and Zone 6 as a whole. Because this data was pulled from an online data file and not from a prepared report with narrative which has been provided by APD in the past, I have no additional information or context that I can provide for any of these incidents.

May 14 – June 29

Beat 601
Zone 6
Pedestrian/Carjacking Robbery
Residential Robbery 
Commercial Robbery 
Aggravated Assault  
Residential Burglary
Commercial Burglary 
Larceny From Vehicle 
Other Larcenies 
Auto Theft       

Vehicles were entered on Cleburne Terrace, Elmwood Drive, Greenwood Avenue, N. Highland Avenue, Ponce de Leon Avenue, and Ponce de Leon Place.

If this report was forwarded to you and you would like to be added to the distribution, please send a message to me at VaHiSafety@gmail.com with your name, email address, and affiliation. Virginia-Highland residents will receive the report from their street captain. Please send an email to safety@vahi.com to be connected. Thanks.

Stay Safe!

Kay Stephenson

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