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.