July 31, 2018

Report for July 2018 - Virginia-Highland Security Patrol (aka FBAC)

CRIME STATS
FBAC SECURITY PATROL
June-July 2018
                              The Activity Report is a summary of what our FBAC Patrol Officers do on their shifts
Directed Patrols:  21
Drop ins/Park and Walks:  21
Suspicious person:  3
Alarm Response:  3
Suspicious Vehicle:  0
Parking Complaints:  0
Noise Complaints:  0
Out of town Checks:  13
Abandoned Auto:  0
FBAC member Contact:  4
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):  4



News and Notes
Reporting Period from 6/24/18- 7/21/18
Significant Incidents:
Commercial Burglary 854 N. Highland Av
On Thursday, June 28, 2018, at approximately 5:49 am, police responded a Burglary call at the Intown ACE Hardware store.  Upon arrival, the officer observed the front door was forced open and heard an audible alarm.  Additional officers arrived on scene and cleared the building, but did not locate anyone inside.  There were no obvious signs of damage inside the building, but two cash registers were open containing loose change but no bills.  The general manager arrived on scene and confirmed nothing was missing from the store and confirmed that the cash registers are emptied and left open at close of business.
            A witness who passed by the store advised he had seen three men exiting the store wearing black ski masks at approximately 5:41am, one of whom was carrying what appeared to be a rifle.  The three men entered a 7-series BMW, tan or grey in color with blue tinted headlights, and took off southbound on North Highland Ave.  No camera footage was immediately available, but all information was turned over to an investigator.
Commercial Burglary 600 Virginia Av
On June 28, 2018 at approximately 12:37 pm, police responded to a call from the Extra Space Storage facility.  An assistant store manager reported that he had discovered approximately 11 units that had been unlocked by cutting / breaking the pad-locks.  The company has notified the unit renters to inventory their items and determine if anything is missing, but so far no one has reported any missing items.  There are no suspects at this time.
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. 

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.

July 28, 2018

VaHi Safety Report - July 2018

Read the latest report here. Read safety tips from Major Klotzer, hear about concerns over the Monroe Drive Complete Streets proposal. Additionally, crime statistics are back online!

June 30, 2018

Report for June 2018 - Virginia-Highland Security Patrol (aka FBAC)

CRIME STATS
FBAC SECURITY PATROL
MAY-JUNE 2018
                              The Activity Report is a summary of what our FBAC Patrol Officers do on their shifts
Directed Patrols:  23
Drop ins/Park and Walks:  323
Suspicious person:  6
Alarm Response:  5
Suspicious Vehicle:  0
Parking Complaints:  8
Noise Complaints:  1
Out of town Checks:  18
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:  2
Shots Fired:  0
Calls for service (cell Phone):  3



News and Notes
Reporting Period from 5/20/2018-6/26/2018
Significant Incidents:
Residential Burglary 900-Block Saint Charles Ave
Around 1:00 AM on May 20, police responded to a residential burglary call in the 900-block of Saint Charles Ave.  The victim advised that she arrived home around 12:30 AM and discovered her road bike, iPhone, and assorted jewelry missing from her apartment.  She stated that she noticed a screen missing from a window she leaves open for her cats to look outside to the alley and deduced that the burglar made entry and exit through the window, since her door was still locked.  There were no cameras inside or outside the complex, no visible footprints in the alley, and neighbors in adjacent units had not heard or witnessed any activity.  It was not possible to take fingerprints because the homeowner had touched numerous surfaces upon her return when she discovered the missing items.  The victim was able to track her iPhone to an area on Buford Highway and later to the area of Phipps Plaza in Zone 2.  The responding officer forwarded a report to the Zone 6 investigations unit and advised the victim to continue to track her iPhone and monitor websites like Craigslist for any of her stolen property, and to advise Zone 6 detectives if she located any items that way, but to not meet or attempt to recover the items herself.
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.