October 1, 2020

Report for the Virginia-Highland Security Patrol for October 2020


AUGUST 23, 2020 through SEPTEMBER 20, 2020

The Activity Report is a summary of what our FBAC Patrol Officers do on their shifts

Directed Patrols:  30

Drop ins/Park and Walks:  28

Suspicious person:  5

Alarm Response:  3

Suspicious Vehicle:  2

Parking Complaints: 0

Noise Complaints:  1

Out of town Checks:  13

Abandoned Auto:  1

VAHI Patrol Member Contact: 5

Lost Person:  0

Street Obstruction:  0

Wanted Persons:  0

Intoxicated Persons:  0

Found Property:  0

Criminal Trespass:  0

Info for Officers:  5

Shots Fired:  0

Calls for service (cell Phone):  6




Significant Incidents:

Aggravated Assault  - 1025 Virginia Ave

On August 24, police responded to a caller requesting a report for threats made.  The victim stated that he is the owner of Paolo’s Gelato at 1025 Virginia Ave NE.  He stated that on August 23, someone from a neighboring business (Highland Woodworking) pushed their way through the line at his establishment.  The suspect came in carrying a box of ice cream cones that had been thrown away and a hammer. The person threw the box behind the counter and stated that he would bash the head of any person he saw throwing trash into his dumpster again. Apparently an employee from Paolo's Gelato had thrown the box of cones into the wrong dumpster. Victim stated that there were employees inside at the time the incident occurred. Victim described the suspect as an older gentleman and stated that he wanted to file a police report to document the incident.  The store manager allowed police to view the video footage and it confirmed the victim’s description of the events.

Commercial Burglary - 806 N. Highland Ave

On September 19, police responded to an alarm call at 806 North Highland Ave NE (Cloud 9 Smoke and Vape Co).  Upon arrival, officers observed the front glass door of the business had been shattered with a large rock.  The manager of the store arrived on scene and confirmed that items had been taken, including at least $20-40 worth of assorted Swisher Sweet cigar wraps.  The manager stated that he would have to conduct a full inventory count to know exactly what was taken.  Police examined security footage from the store which showed that at 5:57am a black male wearing a white hat, blue shirt and blue jeans was standing in front of the door then used a large rock to break the front glass door. The suspect was inside the location for about 20 - 30 seconds before exiting and fleeing southbound on North Highland Ave NE.

Commercial Burglary - 794 N. Highland Av

On September 17 at 11:56 a.m., police responded to 794 N Highland Ave (Atkins Park Restaurant) in response to a call about a forced burglary.  The owner stated that her manager locked the restaurant up at approximately midnight and turned the alarm on.  At 2:49 a.m., the owner received a call from her alarm company stating that a motion sensor went off.  The owner instructed the alarm company not to dispatch police since the alarm was known to be very sensitive.  However, upon returning to the restaurant this morning at 11:45 a.m., the owner noticed that the side window had been broken with a brick and six bottle of liquor had been taken.  Security footage was not immediately available, but a partial fingerprint was lifted from the broken window.

Commercial Burglary - 842 N. Highland Av

On September 14 at approximately 4:25 a.m, police responded to a business burglary call at 842 N Highland Ave (Truva Turkish Kitchen).  Upon arrival, police met with the owner who stated that his restaurant had been broken into at approximately 4:11 a.m.  The owner viewed video surveillance footage of suspects throwing a rock at the door and forcing entry into the restaurant, where they stole approximately 11 bottles of liquor, valued around $600 in total.  The owner was provided with an incident case number and a report was made.

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.

Yard Signs - Is your sign looking a little worse for wear? Replacements are available. John Wolfinger has them on his front porch at 1054 Vance Avenue, NE.  Just open the screen door and come in. Signs are staked to your left.

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

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