December 31, 2019

Report for Virginia-Highland Security Patrol for December 2019

CRIME STATS
NOVEMBER 24, 2019 through DECEMBER 21, 2019
FBAC Security Patrol
November 24, 2019 through December 21, 2019
                              The Activity Report is a summary of what our FBAC Patrol Officers do on their shifts
Directed Patrols:  22
Drop ins/Park and Walks:  25
Suspicious person:  4
Alarm Response:  3
Suspicious Vehicle:  2
Parking Complaints: 2
Noise Complaints:  1
Out of town Checks:  18
Abandoned Auto:  1
FBAC member Contact: 5
Lost Person:  0
Street Obstruction:  0
Wanted Persons:  0
Intoxicated Persons:  0
Found Property:  0
Criminal Trespass:  0
Info for Officers:  4
Shots Fired:  0
Calls for service (cell Phone):  4



Burglary 1100 Block Saint Augustine Pl NE (Garage)
On Tuesday November 26, 2019 I, Officer D. Padron and Officer Craddock responded to a burglary to a residence located in the 1100 block of St Augustine AVE NE. Upon arrival officers met with the victim, who stated that items from his garage were stolen. He stated the items were last seen a month ago inside the garage, yet he noticed there were no signs of forced entry. He also stated that there are no cameras facing the garage. The items taken were a bicycle, pressure washer and leaf blower. The victim has no serial numbers at the moment, Nothing further to report at this time.
Fight Back Against Crime (FBAC) is now Virginia-Highland Security Patrol, inc.
This year the patrol has incorporated and received 501c3 non-profit status with the IRS. This change will allow the patrol to seek grants and donations to increase the services offered to the community. Those who pay for their membership via paper check should make that out to the Virginia-Highland Security Patrol in the future.
Be aware, that membership payments are not tax deductible as it is payment for a service. However, any charitable donations or sponsorships can be deducted. The new non-profit corporation continues to be managed by volunteers including Beth Marks (welcome back after a several year hiatus), Steve Rosenberg, Nan Safay (retiring this year), Kay Stephenson, Charles Zimmer, and John Wolfinger. Chris Clark, who formed the patrol along with Beth Marks over 25 years ago continues to serve on the board and recruit and manage the officers on patrol.
The usual reminder is always to mind your surroundings.  Do not leave packages or items of valuable in your vehicle.  Stay on alert when walking to and from your vehicle at shopping malls and other retail locations. Try to get your packages as quickly as possible from your homes that are dropped off by USPS, FED-EX and UPS.  STAY ALERT!

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.

November 30, 2019

Report for Virginia-Highland Security Patrol for November 2019

CRIME STATS
OCTOBER 20, 2019 through NOVEMBER 23, 2019
FBAC Security Patrol
October 20, 2019 through November 23, 2019
                              The Activity Report is a summary of what our FBAC Patrol Officers do on their shifts
Directed Patrols:  28
Drop ins/Park and Walks:  23
Suspicious person:  3
Alarm Response:  2
Suspicious Vehicle:  0
Parking Complaints: 0
Noise Complaints:  0
Out of town Checks:  13
Abandoned Auto:  0
FBAC member Contact: 3
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):  3



Burglary - 825 Highland Lane (Storage Unit)
On November 4, 2019, police were dispatched to a larceny call at 825 Highland Ln NE.  A female victim advised she had returned home from an international trip and received an email from the Carlton Condominium staff indicating that her storage unit across from her condo had been broken into.  The email suggested the condominium staff thought the break-in happened on October 27, 2019 between 2-3:00 AM, but the victim did not haven an explanation for how the staff had narrowed it down to that timeframe.    The victim advised that her $800 Tumi luggage was stolen, along with a Home Depot bag full of tools.  The cameras at the condominium complex are inactive. Prints were not attempted or obtained because there was not a substantial surface to pull prints off of.  The storage unit was not damaged, but no one other than the victim had access, so it was unclear how the suspects had broken in to steal the items.
Aggravated Assault - 810 North Highland Av
On November 23, just after midnight, police were dispatched to Surin of Thailand restaurant.  A Hispanic male, approximately 5’ 7”, 170 lbs, with short hair and wearing a white t-shirt, jacket and camouflage pants was seen pointing a gun at the restaurant manager while tapping the window and mouthing something unknown.  The manager said the suspect had previously been at the Ocean Wave restaurant and tried to drink there, but when he was asked for ID, the victim got upset and came over to Surin, where he started arguing with the staff there.  The manager stated that the suspect left and came back with a gun and pointed it toward him and some other people, tapping on the window and mouthing something from outside the restaurant.  The restaurant only has camera footage inside, and no other exterior cameras were located in the area.  Police advised the manager not to let the suspect back into the restaurant and to avoid further confrontation by calling police immediately if he was seen again.

The usual reminder as the Holidays approach is always to mind your surroundings.  Do not leave packages or items of valuable in your vehicle.  Stay on alert when walking to and from your vehicle at shopping malls and other retail locations. Try to get your packages as quickly as possible from your homes that are dropped off by USPS, FED-EX and UPS.  STAY ALERT!
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.
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.