April 25, 2015

FBAC Report for April 2015

CRIMESTATS from Atlanta Police Department

March 22, 2015 thru April 11,2015Part One Crime Only
Assault:   0
Auto Theft:   0
Commercial Burglary:   0
General Larceny:   3
Homicide:   0
Rape:   0
Residential Burglary:  0
Robbery:   1
Vehicular Related Larceny:  12

Date:                    Crime                                   Address                                              What taken
734 Frederica St
Cash/Credit Cards/Phone
Theft from Auto
1101 Rosewood Dr
Nothing taken
Theft from Auto
533 Orme Circle
Head Phones
Theft from Auto
1055 Rosewood Dr
Gym Bag
Theft from Auto
794 N. Highland
Theft from Auto
842 N. Highland
Multiple items
Theft from Auto
886 Arlington Pl
Theft from Auto
558 Orme Cr
Theft from Auto
1106 Virginia Ave
Theft from Auto
954 Rosedale Rd
Theft from Auto
700 Virginia Ave
Lawn Equipment
Theft from Auto
824 Greenwood Ave
Change/check (2 arrests made)
Theft from Auto
828 Highland Lane
Nothing taken
FBAC Security Patrol Activity
February 22, 2015 through March 21,2015
Directed Patrols:  20
Drop ins/Park and Walks:  26
Suspicious person:  4
Alarm Response:  3
Suspicious Vehicle:  3
Parking Complaints:  5
Noise Complaints:  0
Out of town Checks:  16
Abandoned Auto:  0
FBAC member Contact:  5
Lost Person:  0
Street Obstruction:  0
Wanted Persons:  1
Intoxicated Persons:  0
Found Property:  0
Criminal Trespass:  0
Info for Officers:  2
Shots Fired:  0
Calls for service (cell Phone):  4

News and Notes
On 3/26 on the morning watch (10:00 pm to 7:00 am) after using the Bank of America ATM, the victim and friend were walking north on Frederica Street when a car pulled out of the library parking lot - the driver got out and yelled "give me the money".  The victim wisely gave him his wallet which was also a cell phone holder.  The suspect got back into his car and fled.

Theft from Auto 824 Greenwood Av (Arrest Made) Greenwood Avenue (3 arrests from 911 call placed by early a.m. joggers who saw suspects looking into cars.  The suspects had loot taken from a previous break-in, Highland Lane (nothing taken).

The report was filed by APD Sergeant Skeens, who was on duty for our VaHi off-duty patrol service (FBAC) at the time, and states:

On 3/28/15, Officer Rushin was dispatched to 1060 St. Charles Avenue (Threadz) for damage to private property.  Upon arrival he met with Sgt. Skeens who stated that he was driving south on N. Highland Avenue when he heard screeching tires.  AS he made a right on St. Charles Avenue to drive west he saw a blue Jeep back into the location about two times before they noticed him. As Sgt. Skeens went to investigate, the vehicle sped away west on St. Charles Ave drove south on Frederica Street.  He was able to get the Georgia license plate which showed to be stolen out of Atlanta.  The jeep caused damage to the door of Threadz.  There were damaged pieces left from the Jeep.  A lookout was given on the vehicle and its' damage to the rear passenger bumper and taillight.  The location does have cameras over the door frame.  A key holder was not able to come to the scene. 


FBAC Officers arrested a wanted person for a probation violation after stopping the individual wandering behind several businesses during early morning hours.  The suspect was acting suspicious and had no reason to be behind the businesses located around Atkins Park.

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.
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.

April 24, 2015

Smash and Grab Prevented at Threadz on St. Charles

On March 28, 2015 Sgt. Bill Skeens was driving south on N. Highland Avenue when he heard screeching tires. As he made a right onto St. Charles Avenue, he saw a blue JEEP back into the front of the Threadz store.

The vehicle rammed the storefront again before they noticed Sgt. Skeens and his FBAC marked vehicle. As he went to investigate, the vehicle sped away west on St. Charles and then south on Frederica Street. Fortunately Skeens was able to get the Georgia licence plate which showed it as a stolen vehicle from Atlanta. The Atlanta Police Department has a no chase policy due to the dangerous nature of high speed chases in urban areas. As a result, Skeens did not give chase.

The door to the shop was damaged and pieces of the JEEP were left behind, but no entry was made. Thanks to the FBAC patrol in our neighborhood, these criminals were unable to enter the store and steal valuable inventory from Threadz. They also now know that officers are patrolling which decreases their odds of success.

Thanks Sgt. Skeens!

A lookout was given for the vehicle and there are video cameras over the door, so the investigation continues.

April 22, 2015

New Yards Sign are In!

For those that were waiting to pick up a new FBAC yard sign, they have arrived and are ready for pick up on John's Porch!