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VaHi Safety Team Report

September 29, 2021

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Significant Incidents - None Reported

According to the APD Open Data Portal and our own Virginia-Highland Security Patrol, this was a light month. Our main problem continues to be theft from auto. We are averaging about 22 car break-ins per month here in Virginia-Highland police beat 601.

Please remember our clean car campaign and remind your friends and visitors - leave nothing in sight even if it has no value. The bag on the back seat may just contain your stinky gym clothes, but a thief will break your window to find out if there is something better inside. 

COVID-19 Update 

Current Statement from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, get vaccinated as soon as you can and wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission. 

Find all CDC guidance on the virus here

Resources for more information and assistance:
State of Georgia Department of Public Health
Fulton County Board of Health COVID-19 Information Hub
Atlanta Strong - COVID-19 Dashboard

The City of Atlanta has activated a text message service for COVID-19 updates. Sign up by texting “ATLCOVID19” to 88877. We are current in Phase 2 (yellow) of our reopening plan. A face mask mandate is in place when in public places.

Quick Notes

Neighborhood Watch
New to the neighborhood? Do you know your street captain? Send and email to safety@vahi.org and provide your name and street address. We will get you connected.

Virginia-Highland Security Patrol
Are you a member? The more members who sign up, the more shifts we can afford. Our security personnel are all sworn APD or Fulton County officers who patrol in uniform with full policing powers and access to APD dispatch. Get more information here.

Crime Statistics

August 2021 Beat
   601  602  613  614
Aggravated Assault 1 1 -- --
Auto Theft 2 1 3 1
Burglary Non-Residential & Residential 1 -- 1 --
Larceny From Vehicle 25 31 12 11
Larceny Non-Vehicle 5 7 2 6
Homicide -- -- -- --
Rape -- -- -- --
Robbery Commercial, Pedestrian & Residential -- 2 1 1
Beat 601 = all of Virginia-Highland

Beat 602 = Poncey-Highland and Inman Park

Beat 613 = Morningside and parts of Piedmont Heights and Lindridge Martin Manor

Beat 614 = Part of Midtown East including the Garden District
 
August 2021    
  Beat 601 Zone 6
Aggravated Assault 1 18
Auto Theft 2 83
Burglary Non-Residential &  
Residential
1 130
Larceny From Vehicle 25 237
Larceny Non-Vehicle 5 109
Homicide -- --
Rape -- --
Robbery Commercial,
Pedestrian & Residential
-- 38
   


Vehicles were entered on Amsterdam, Bonaventure, Greenwood, N. Highland (6), Ponce de Leon Ave. (4), Ponce de Leon Place (6), Rosedale Drive, St. Charles Ave. (2), and Virginia (3)
If you are a resident and not connected with your street captain, please send a message to safety@vahi.org to be introduced.

If you are not a resident but would like to be added to the distribution for these reports, please send a message to me at VaHiSafety@gmail.com with your name, email address, and affiliation. Thanks.
 
Stay Safe!
 
Kay Stephenson
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