August 31, 2015

FBAC Report for August 2015

Virginia Highland Security Patrol (FBAC)

July 18, 2015 through August 22, 2015

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

Directed Patrols:  17
Drop ins/Park and Walks:  21
Suspicious person:  6
Alarm Response:  5
Suspicious Vehicle:  3
Parking Complaints:  0
Noise Complaints:  0
Out of town Checks:  16
Abandoned Auto:  0
FBAC member Contact:  3
Lost Person:  0
Street Obstruction:  0
Wanted Persons:  2
Intoxicated Persons:  1
Found Property:  0
Criminal Trespass:  0
Info for Officers:  4
Shots Fired:  0
Calls for service (cell Phone):  3


News and Notes


You asked and we listened!

During the month of September FBAC officers will be spending a portion of their patrol time on Friday and Saturday evenings in the commercial district meeting with residents and business owners. If you see an APD officer in uniform, please take a moment to go up and say hello. Officers will be happy to answer questions you might have about safety in the neighborhood or the patrol.

Alert!

There were four bicycles stolen during this reporting period.  Please make sure you bring your bikes inside to a secure area if possible.

FBAC Officers Arrest: 

FBAC Officers Matt Gilstrap and Chris Clark arrested two wanted subjects during this reporting period.  One subject was a probation violation on a drug charge and the other a probation violation on a theft.

From the narrative of FBAC Officer Skeens:

On 1 August, 2015, at approximately 10:30pm a call came up at 865 N. Highland. Dispatch advised that the caller had seen three young black males jumping the fence on the south side of the address. I arrived on scene approximately 45 seconds after the dispatch call. I located the three juveniles. All three were 14 years old with no warrants/holds. I contacted one of the juvenile's mother and she came to pick them up to take them home to Sandy Springs. All three were cited for curfew violation.

Burglary 933 Ponce De Leon Pl from Officer’s Narrative

On August 5, 2015, an officer was dispatched to a burglary call at 933 Ponce De Leon Place NE. The victims said that around 7:45pm they heard a loud noise and their dog began barking loudly. When they came out of the back room to see what was going on, they saw a white male who appeared to be homeless standing in their hallway. They asked him why he was inside their home, and told him to leave. He did as asked, and walked north on Ponce De Leon Pl towards Virginia Cir where they lost sight of him.

Fifteen minutes later the victim said he could not find his white apple iPhone 5s. When he could not locate the iPhone he called for police help. The male was described as a white male 5'10 in height with brown shoulder length hair. He was said to be dressed in a grey shirt and khaki shorts. The suspect smelled of alcohol and was possibly intoxicated. There was no damage to any of the doors or windows in the residence.

The officer then made the decision to run a check on the victim. He came back with a warrant out of Fulton County. The victim was detained at 8:40pm and taken to Fulton County Jail.

Reminders: 

·         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.

 

Crime Statistics from Atlanta Police Department

July 18, 2015 through August 22, 2015
Part One Crime
Assault:   0
Auto Theft:   0
Commercial Burglary:   0
General Larceny:   5
Homicide:   0
Rape:   0
Residential Burglary:  4
Robbery:   0
Vehicular Related Larceny:  9

Date
Crime
Address
Items taken
7/18/2015
Larceny
1174 St Charles Ave
Bicycle
7/19/2015
Theft from Auto
1052 St Charles Ave
Clothing
7/30/2015
Theft from Auto
988 Rose Dale Road
Lawn Equipment
7/30/2015
Larceny
740 Bonaventure Ave
Bicycle
8/5/2015
Burglary
933 Ponce de leon Place
iPhone
8/6/2015
Theft from Auto
658 Cresthill Ave
Unknown
8/7/2015
Theft from Auto
919 Greenwood Ave
Sunglasses
8/9/2015
Theft from Auto
1192 Virginia Ave
Coins
8/11/2015
Larceny
850 Briarcliff Road
Bicycle
7/16/2015-8/12/2015
Burglary
1040 N Virginia Ave
Laptop (actual timeframe unknown)
8/13/2015
Theft from Auto
862 Virginia Ave
Cell phone, iPad
8/15/2015
Burglary
687 Park Ave
Cook top stove (vacant home)
8/16/2015
Theft from Auto
933 Rosedale Road
Purse
8/17/2015
Larceny
539 Elmwood Drive
Bicycle
8/20/2015
Larceny
993 N Highland Ave
Golf Clubs (UPS theft)
8/20/2015
Burglary
955 Adair Ave
Electronics (no forced entry)
8/21/2015
Theft from Auto
856 Rosedale Road
Nothing taken
8/22/2015
Theft from Auto
1052 St Charles Ave
Laptop

August 12, 2015

Survey Update

It's that time again. It's been six months since our last survey of the neighborhood regarding the Virginia Highland Security Patrol (aka FBAC). Since that time we have made many changes and, we hope, improvements. Please follow the link to this very short survey to let us know how we are doing. 

Follow this Link to the Survey

The feedback helps us to keep improving the service and adding new members! The survey will remain open for two weeks ending on August 26th. We will publish the results of the survey shortly thereafter.

If you would like to see the results for the initial survey conducted in February, click here.

August 5, 2015

FBAC Report for July 2015

FBAC Security Patrol
June 14, 2015 through July 18, 2015
The Activity Report is a summary of what our FBAC Patrol Officers do on their shifts
Directed Patrols:  20
Drop ins/Park and Walks:  26
Suspicious person:  9
Alarm Response: 8
Suspicious Vehicle:  5
Parking Complaints: 3
Noise Complaints:  0
Out of town Checks:  26
Abandoned Auto:  0
FBAC member Contact:  6
Lost Person:  0
Street Obstruction:  0
Wanted Persons:  0
Intoxicated Persons:  1
Found Property:  0
Criminal Trespass:  0
Info for Officers:  3
Shots Fired:  0
Calls for service (cell Phone):  6



News and Notes
Robbery 960 St. Charles Av from Officer’s Narrative
On July 5, 2015 at approximately 8:00pm a black 2015 Dodge Challenger was car jacked by two individuals at gun point. This occurred 960 Saint Charles Ave. at the rear of the building. The victims included the owner of the vehicle and his mother who had arrived at this location to pick up his girlfriend. Coincidentally the mother of the victim is a Fulton County Superior Court judge. Both victims were unharmed and the vehicle was tracked by an Iphone 6 that had been left in the car. It was later recovered in Zone 3. Though the phone was still in the vehicle when located, an Ipad left in the trunk and a handgun left under the seat were taken. Fingerprints and DNA were taken from the vehicle, but no reports of arrest at this time.

Burglary 737 Virginia Circle
On 7/7/15 during the overnight hours a resident was awoken by his dogs barking. Upon investigation he saw that his vehicle headlights were on and banged on the window to scare off anyone who was outside. He subsequently discovered a broken window in the basement. Police arrived within seconds of the victim’s call and made sure there was not a burglar still in the house. An Apple Powerbook, Iphone 6, debit and credit cards, and car and house keys were taken. Fingerprints were taken but no eyewitness or video coverage was available. There has not been an arrest at this time.

Burglary 865 St. Charles Av (Arrest Made)
On July 13, 2015 the victim heard glass shatter in her basement around 5:15. Police were called and the suspect was apprehended trying to climb back out of the window he had broken. According to the victim, the suspect was unable to exit the basement via the door into her residence as it has a double key deadbolt lock. While waiting for police the suspect told her that “all he wanted was the bike” and asked if she would “let him go”. The suspect was identified as a white male named Raymond Ratley. He advised police that he was homeless and had used a brick to break the window and then entered not realizing he would be trapped inside. This case has been designated for CourtWatch and will be prosecuted by Keith Lamar, Fulton County Community Prosecutor for Zone 6.

Prowler 840 Barnett Street (FBAC Arrest)
Officer Krieger, while working for the Virginia Highland Security Patrol (FBAC) responded to a prowler call at 840 Barnett St. The victim heard someone walking in his back yard.  The extremely intoxicated suspect was arrested after he was caught jumping over a fence.  It is unknown what his intentions were at the time or if he was just intoxicated and unaware of his surroundings.

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.  The phone number is 770-310-0871. 

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.
Crime Statistics from Atlanta Police Department
June 14, 2015 through July 18, 2015
Part One Crime
Assault:   0
Auto Theft:   1
Commercial Burglary:   0
General Larceny:   1
Homicide:   0
Rape:   0
Residential Burglary:  2
Robbery:   1
Vehicular Related Larceny:  19

Date:                     Crime                                    Address                                               What taken
6/19/2015
Theft from Auto
1041 Hudson Dr
iPad
6/21/2015
Larceny
740 Barnett St                    Bike
Bike
6/24/2015
Theft from Auto
784 N. Highland Av
Laptop
6/24/2015
Theft from Auto
1222 Virginia Av
Gift Cards
6/24/2015
Theft from Auto
1025 Los Angeles Av
Laptop
6/24/2015
Theft from Auto
1136 Virginia Av
Debit/Credit Cards
6/27/2015
Theft from Auto
1036 Los Angeles Av
Clothing
6/29/2015
Theft from Auto
779 Ponce De Leon Pl
House Key
6/30/2015
Theft from Auto
794 N. Highland Av
Handgun
7/03/2015
Theft from Auto
794 N. Highland Av
3 Laptops
7/4/20015
Theft from Auto
794 N. Highland Av
Keys
7/5/2015
Robbery
960 St. Charles Av
Vehicle (Car Jacking/IPhone/IPad)
7/06/2015
Auto Theft
733 Frederica At
Silver Dodge (Attempt Only)
7/06/2015
Theft from Auto
858 Adair Av
Golf Shirt
7/06/2015
Theft from Auto
1132 Virginia Av
Camera Lens
7/07/20015
Burglary
737 Virginia Av
Iphone/Credit-Debit Cards/House Keys
7/07/20015
Theft from Auto
1036 Los Angeles Av
Laptop
7/07/20015
Theft from Auto
957 N. Highland Av
$150 Cash
7/10/2015
Theft from Auto
1029 Drewery St
2 I Phones
7/13/2015
Burglary
865 St. Charles Av
Bicycle (Arrest Made)
7/13/2015
Theft from Auto
1052 St. Charles Av
Laptop
7/14/2015
Theft from Auto
861 Arlington Pl
$100 cash
7/18/2015
Theft from Auto
1052 Virginia Av
Laptop