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Crime Report: 16 Laptops, 4 Guns Reported Stolen from Cars in Police Zone 6

Navigation systems, wallets also reported stolen

The following report was sent to Virginia-Highland residents by VHCA safety chairman John Wolfinger on April 24.

The following reports are from our Zone 6 crime stats for the 2012 weeks of 13 and 14, with emphasis on our Beat 601, but with news from around the zone as it applies to us.  Again, I state, these reports are not meant to scare anyone - but to make you aware of what happens around us everyday.  

Aggravated Assault  -  No reported incidents in Beat 601  

Auto Theft  -  Vehicles were stolen from PDL Place and North Highland Avenue

Auto Theft Recovery  -  No such findings from Beat 601

Residential Burglary  -  A residence was entered on Ponce de Leon Place via a kicked-in door

Commercial Burglary  -  No reported incidents in Beat 601

Residential Robbery  -  No reported incidents in Beat 601

Commercial Robbery  -  No reported incidents in Beat 601  

Larceny From Vehicle  -  Vehicles were entered on Maiden Lane, Monroe Drive, North Highland Avenue (2), Briarcliff Place, Briarcliff Road, Park Drive and Amsterdam Walk.  Of these 8 reported incidents, only three were VaHi residents. In this two-week time period all over Zone 6 there were - 16 laptops/notebooks swiped, 17 GPS systems taken, 6 I-pods taken, 4 more hand-guns added to the arsenal on the streets, 3 license plates unbolted (keep checking yours), 14 wallets and purses stolen, 3  cameras taken, and, as usual, two reports of "nothing taken".  Of the 4 handguns taken - one ( a 40 caliber) from Euclid Avenue was used later in a shooting incident on Moreland Avenue and was subsequently recovered.

Larceny Other  -  No reported incidents in Beat 601

Pedestrian Robbery -  No reported incidents in Beat 601

Zone six commander Keith Meadows sat down with Patch earlier this month to discuss city-wide issues.

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Tammy April 24, 2012 at 03:00 PM
It usually only takes one break in for Atlanta newcomers to learn to keep zero valuables from showing in their car. This ain't Villa Rica.

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