March 31, 2020

Report for Virginia-Highland Security Patrol for March 2020

CRIME STATS
FEBRUARY 23, 2020 through MARCH 21, 2020
The Activity Report is a summary of what our FBAC Patrol Officers do on their shifts
Directed Patrols:  21
Drop ins/Park and Walks:  25
Suspicious person:  3
Alarm Response:  5
Suspicious Vehicle:  2
Parking Complaints: 2
Noise Complaints:  0
Out of town Checks:  8
Abandoned Auto:  0
FBAC member Contact: 2
Lost Person:  0
Street Obstruction:  0
Wanted Persons:  0
Intoxicated Persons:  0
Found Property:  0
Criminal Trespass:  0
Info for Officers:  1
Shots Fired:  0
Calls for service (cell Phone):  2



Special Note:

What a week this past week has been. This is probably not what most of us anticipated in our lives and not what any of us wanted.  As we all move forward in dealing with this virus, it is essential that you realize what is considered appropriate today may be obsolete tomorrow. The developments and lessons learned around the virus are moving at an unbelievably quick pace and there simply are not enough answers to our questions.  The Virginia Highland Security Patrol will continue to operate as scheduled throughout this unprecedented period.  We ask that all members call as needed and we will work together to keep our community safe.  Police Officers are first responders and are on the front line and will follow the warnings when they can and practice social distancing when it’s possible.  The Virginia Highland Security Patrol is here for you now and in the future to serve all members with the utmost dedication to the Virginia Highland Community.

Significant Incidents:

Commercial Burglary 842 N. Highland Av (Suspect Arrested)

On March 17, 2020 at approximately 8:44 am Officer N Evans was dispatched to Truva Turkish Kitchen at 842 N Highland Ave Ne concerning burglary to a business after a 911 call from a passerby.
Victim, the owner stated that the inside and outside cameras shows that about 1:46 am this morning a tall skinny black male walked from the south bound direction of N Highland to the south facing glass entry exit door of the listed location and tossed a medium sized brown rock through the glass breaking it. The video showed the male dark skinned with a black hat and greenish gray jacket with dark jeans with a white patch on the bottom left leg climb in through the broken door.
The inside cameras showed him rush directly to the cash drawer behind the bar and used his hands to unplug the power cords and exit the store the same way he entered. The reporting party stated that the black cash drawer stolen ($200) only had $20 inside.
Day watch supervisor Sgt Dearlove was informed of the incident along with Zone 6 Criminal Investigation Division (CID). Crime Scene Tech A Johnson processed the scene. Victim stated that he would prepare and save the video of the incident for contact from the CID.
On March 18, 2020 at approximately 8:54 am, Officer N Evans was on directed patrol in the parking lot of 842 N Highland Ave Ne concerning burglary to the business Truva that occurred yesterday. The suspect was identified on video as wearing a grey hoodie and dark pants with an outstanding reflective square on the left pant leg and one red glove and one black and white glove.
While parked facing the listed location and N Highland Ave Ne I noticed a skinny black male with a gray hoodie jacket and dark pants with a reflective square on the left pant leg matching the burglary suspect Officer Evans took the report on yesterday from the listed address. The male was detained the Day watch supervisor and Zone 6 CID were notified of the incident.
The suspect was searched and transported to Zone 6 Precinct to be interviewed by CID. The suspect was identified as Kevin Darnell Jones (08/06/1968). His light blue and brown backpack with cupcake pattern was inventoried and put into property. One red glove and black and white glove were found inside his backpack and held as evidence. Mr. Kevin Jones was arrested and transported to Fulton Co Jail on burglary warrant.

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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 Virginia Highland Security Patrol Phone. 

February 29, 2020

Report for Virginia-Highland Security Patrol for February 2020

CRIME STATS
JANUARY 26, 2020 through FEBRUARY 22, 2020
Virginia Highland Security Patrol
January 26, 2020 through February 22, 2020
                              The Activity Report is a summary of what our FBAC Patrol Officers do on their shifts
Directed Patrols:  22
Drop ins/Park and Walks:  24
Suspicious person:  2
Alarm Response:  2
Suspicious Vehicle:  0
Parking Complaints: 0
Noise Complaints:  0
Out of town Checks:  9
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:  3
Shots Fired:  0
Calls for service (cell Phone):  2



NO PART ONE CRIMES THIS REPORTING PERIOD!
Below is a list of Part One crimes for the previous 30-day reporting period ending January 25:
1/14/2020 Commercial Burglary 600 Virginia Av
On January 14, 2020 at approximately 12:31 pm Officer N Evans was dispatched to the 600 block of Virginia Ave Ne concerning theft from a privately rented storage unit. Victim stated that he was last at the above listed storage space Sunday, January 12 around 2:00 pm. He stated that he returned to the unit this afternoon about 1:00 pm and noticed the combination lock was cut. The victim stated that he opened the unit and looked around to discover that at least two items were missing. He stated that an old and near worthless HP laptop computer ($500) was taken. Victim stated that an Osprey Camping bag ($200) was stolen that belonged to his roommate who shared the storage space. The Extra Space Storage Property has a security gate that can only be opened by the business' clients. The inside storage spaces cannot be accessed except by a security code to open the building doors. There are video cameras facing the elevator door of each floor but there is no camera on the hallways near the victim's unit. Victim’s space was not tossed about only a few boxes were entered. NO prints attempted.

1/24/2020 Pedestrian Robbery 609 Virginia Av
On 01/24/2020, I Officer Hines was dispatched to a pedestrian robbery call that occurred in the 600 block of Virginia Ave NE in front of the Virginia Highland Apartments. The victims ran from that location to the corner of Virginia Ave NE at Ponce De Leon Pl NE and this is where I met them. There were 4 victims total. They all advised that they walked from their school, "Inman Middle" to the Starbucks at 931 Monroe Dr NE. They advised that they were walking back eastbound on Virginia Ave NE in front of the "Virginia Highland Apartments" and a male walked up to them with a Black Handgun at his side and told them "Put Your Phones on the ground!" The kids then advised that after they put their phones on the ground he said, "Now Run!" They said then ran and called the Police from a friend’s phone. They said that the Unknown male took off on foot westbound towards Monroe Dr NE. additional units were advised as well as the robbery unit. The air unit "Phoenix" was also raised and canvassed Piedmont Park and surrounding areas. Officers assisted with canvassing the area for the suspect as well as nearby homes and businesses for cameras. The children advised that their phones were off so they couldn’t be tracked at the moment. There were no serial numbers available, but the parents will be finding that information and providing it at a later date. There is a camera at 600 Virginia Ave NE at the "REMAX" across the street from the incident’s location. Those cameras are owned by the Extra Space Storage (404-874-7410) located in the rear of the building.

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 Virginia Highland Security Patrol Phone.