December 22, 2020 through January 24, 2021
Directed Patrols: 31
Drop ins/Park and Walks: 28
Suspicious person: 2
Alarm Response: 1
Suspicious Vehicle: 0
Parking Complaints: 0
Noise Complaints: 2
Out of town Checks: 11
Abandoned Auto: 0
VAHI Patrol Member Contact: 5
Lost Person: 0
Street Obstruction: 0
Wanted Persons: 0
Intoxicated Persons: 4
Found Property: 0
Criminal Trespass: 0
Info for Officers: 4
Shots Fired: 0
Calls for service (cell Phone): 5
News and Notes
Burglary – 1100-Block Saint Augustine Place (Bicycles Stolen from Shed)
On December 25, police responded to a caller from the 1100-Block of Saint Augustine Pl NE who advised that his two bicycles had been stolen out of his shed. The victim last saw the bicycles the day prior around 2:55 PM. The bikes were in an unlocked shed. The bikes were described as a light blue “Public C7” and an older green “Schwinn” with multi-colored tape on the handles. The victim further advised that he had discovered video footage from his security camera of an unknown male who came onto his porch and went through some boxes. The responding officer reviewed the video footage and confirmed it showed a male with a light-colored hoodie and what seemed to be a flannel jacket going through boxes on the porch. The victim was put in touch with an investigator to email a copy of the video footage.
Burglary – 1000-Block Saint Louis Place (Home Entry)
On December 28 at 7:52 AM, police responded to a residential burglary call on Saint Louise Place. The victim reported that an unknown person had entered her home sometime between 12:30 AM and 7:30 AM, while she and her husband had been upstairs asleep overnight. Neither the victim or her husband heard anything, but in the morning the victim found the side door open in the morning. There was no damage to the door and the victim advised that it may have been left unlocked. The victim reported that she does not have a house alarm system or surveillance cameras inside or outside the house.
The victim reported items missing from her residence included 20-30 bottles of liquor taken from a lower cabinet in the kitchen, a cloth wallet containing her Georgia ID, Apple iPhone, three credit cards missing from her purse that was sitting on a kitchen bar stool, a set of Bose speakers missing from a dining room hutch cabinet, a blue and a blue bicycle and helmet, and Nikon binoculars. All items were taken from three rooms on the downstairs part of the residence.
The victim contacted her bank while police were on scene and found that there was no fraudulent activity on the missing credit or debit cards. The victim did not have GPS tracking capabilities for her phone. The victim also reported that a black knit glove was left on the floor in front of the wine cabinet in the dining room; the glove did not belong to the victim or her husband and police collected it as evidence.
The victim advised that she recovered the missing bicycle helmet and a bottle of liquor from her driveway prior to the arrival of police. These items were dusted for fingerprints along with the door and other ares of the house, but no usable prints were detected. The responding officer noticed a Ring doorbell at the home of a neighbor across the street and spoke with the homeowner. The neighbor did not find any relevant activity around the victim’s residence.
Burglary – 1000-Block Greenwood Ave (Home Entry)On January 5 at approximately 1:03 PM, police were dispatched to a residential burglary call on Greenwood Ave NE. The victim stated she went to bed last night around 11:00 PM. When she woke up this morning around 10:00 AM, she discovered items had been stolen from her home.
The victim advised that her roommate had come home around 8:00 AM and noticed that the screen porch door was left ajar and some furniture was out of place. The roommate closed the door and pushed a heavy sofa back in place before going to sleep and remarked to himself that he thought it odd for the victim to let the dog out that way. The old-style French doors had multiple locks, all of which were not locked according to the victim, and these doors were blocked by a full sized sofa.
There were no signs of damage to the door or any items inside the home. The victim stated that she did not hear anything and that her dog did not alert her to any overnight disturbance. The victim reported that the following items, all belonging to her alone, had been taken: a camera pack valued around $100, a Canon EOS camera valued around $600, three Canon lenses valued around $300, her US passport, an external hard drive, her red winter coat valued around $250, a red and brown Coach bag and a Coach wallet valued around $50 which contained her Georgia driver’s license. The victim checked and confirmed that none of her bank or credit cards had been used. No witnesses or video recording devices were discovered in the area.
Burglary – 800-Block Arlington Place (Bicycles Stolen from Storage Room)
On January 13 at approximately 12:15 PM, police responded to a residential burglary call on Arlington Place NE. The victim stated that the previous day, around 6:00 PM her husband had planned to ride his bicycle but changed his plans and placed his black Diamondback mountain bike in the rear side storage room located at the bottom of their residence. The victim advised that her husband may have forgotten to lock the room door.
When her husband went to retrieve the bike around 9:00 AM, he discovered the rear storage room door completely open and the bicycle missing. The victim reviewed footage from her front side video cameras but did not see anything useful. Police searched around several nearby vacant apartments but were unable to locate the missing bicycle and the case was turned over to investigators.
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.