There has been a rash of home break-ins in the past few weeks. I have heard of reports on Todd Road, Highland Green Way, Highland View, Barnett Street, PDL Terrace and an unsuccessful attempt on St. Charles Avenue.
A PDL Terrace neighbor provided a description of the suspect there - a black or Hispanic male, 5'9" to 5'10", wearing a grey sweatshirt and a black baseball cap. We have not had many home break-ins in quite a while - but these recent incidents show that you need to let neighbors and FBAC know when you are going to be away, keep your alarms set when you are away from home, make sure ALL doors and windows are securely locked, and keep all your outside lighting set to be on after dark.
The following reports are from APD Zone 6 crime stats for Dec. 30, 2012 - Jan. 5, 2013 from our VaHi Beat 601. Again, I state, these reports are not meant to scare anyone, but to make you aware of what happens around us every day.
Aggravated Assault - No reports from Beat 601
Auto Theft - Vehicles were stolen from Cresthill Avenue and St. Charles Place.
Commercial Burglary - The China Dragon restaurant on PDL Avenue was entered via a broken out front window with only the tip jar cash taken.
Residential Burglary - No reports from Beat 601
Commercial Robbery - No reports from Beat 601
Residential Robbery - No reports from Beat 601
Larceny From Vehicle - Vehicles were broken into on Amsterdam Avenue, PDL Avenue, St. Charles Avenue and Virginia Avenue. This is one crime category that we all can help to prevent by remembering the Clean Car Campaign - that is keeping ALL parked cars cleaned out at ALL times.
Larceny Other - No reports from Beat 601. Nearby at the PDL Avenue Publix store, the arrestee was seen taking a bottle of cooking sherry into the men's room. He drank it all and threw the empty bottle in the trash can. That must have been quite a rush!
Pedestrian Robbery - No reports from Beat 601. I have not heard of any such reports from the BeltLine lately - but still, keep yourself aware and alert on this path and keep those personal electronics hidden in your clothing.
APD has just released a January success report at http://www.atlantapd.org/files/greatesthitsjanuary.pdf
Stay Alert and Aware!!!