Atlanta Police Department Zone 5 Update

The city is currently experiencing an increase in robberies. Many of these involve the theft of IPhones.  Zone 5 would like to remind everyone to be aware of your surroundings and “If you see something, Say something”  Please call 911 and report any suspicious activity.

During the past week Zone 5 Investigations Unit conducted an area canvas in the Old Fourth Ward and developed some positive information pertaining to robberies in this area. In addition, The Thunder Detail operated in the Boulevard corridor and the Castleberry Hill community Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights’.
One subject was arrested for armed robbery, which brings the total number to 48 year to date.  For the week of Nov 13 – 16, 2011 Zone 5 officers made 176 physical arrests.  Two subjects were arrested for entering auto, which brings the total number to 57 year to date
One subject was arrested for burglary, which brings the total number to 31 year to date.  These individuals are all repeat offenders.

An arrest was made of a suspect for the homicide on 103 Fort St that occurred on September 20, 2011.

Please continue to support your neighbor associations and your NPU’s.  Please support the Atlanta Police Departments Clean Car Campaign by not leaving valuables in your vehicle.

An involved community is a safer community

Zone 5 Commander

Keep It INtown

In partnership with District 2’s Atlanta Intown paper, Councilmember Kwanza Hall is launching “Keep It INtown,” a campaign to encourage Atlantans to shop local and buy local.  One of the components of the campaign is a series of segments on City Channel 26. Each segment will feature three District 2 small, independent businesses. We envision 4-5 segments in 2012, with the possibility of extending beyond next year.

The first segment, “Keep It INtown for the Holidays,” debuted today on City Channel 26. It features Highland Bakery, Seven74 Boutique, and Vintage Barber Shop.  Please see this link to the segment: http://vimeo.com/32586777  

If you would like to nominate District 2 small, independent businesses from your neighborhood for segments in 2012, please do!

Jay Tribby, PhD
Chief of Staff to Kwanza Hall
Atlanta City Council District 2
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Movies in the Park coming to John A. White Park

ATLANTA –Atlanta City Councilmember Keisha Lance Bottoms has teamed up with the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs for Movies in the Park on Saturday, August 13 at John A. White Park.

The community is invited to bring folding chairs, blankets and snacks to John A. White Park (ball field) to watch “The Karate Kid” under the stars. The movie starts at 8:00 p.m. All park rules apply.

“We are accustomed to having to travel outside of our community for family fun and entertainment. I am grateful that I’ve been able to keep the fun right here at home,” said Councilmember Bottoms. “This is a great time for us to fellowship as a community and enjoy the beautiful resources, like John A White Park, that we have in our own backyard.”

“The Karate Kid” is a 2010 American martial arts remake of the 1984 film by the same name. The film stars Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan. The plot involves a 12-year-old boy from Detroit who moves to China with his mother and runs afoul of the neighborhood bully. He makes an unlikely ally in the form of his aging maintenance man, Mr. Han, a kung fu master who teaches him the secrets to self-defense.

MOVIE “The Karate Kid”
DATE Saturday, August 13
LOCATION John A. White Park, 1053 Cascade Circle S.W.

For more information, please call Sharon Davis – public information manager for the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs at (404) 546-6767.

July 2011 NPUM Safety News

Some highlights from the Public Safety Committee

  • Code Enforcement is now under the Atlanta Police Department and part of COPs.
  • August 2, 2011 is National Night Out from 6PM to 9PM.
  • The 911 Communication Priorities are included in the newsletter.
  • Still issues happening at Northside Dr at the Texaco.
  • Investigation continues on Fort Street. Drug arrest has been made recently.
  • Break‐in at Sole Downtown at 123 Luckie.  Some of the merchandise has been returned to the owner. This was a smash and grab.
  • There was not a homicide at Renaissance Park.
  • There was not a shooting at Peachtree and Trinity. The crime happen somewhere else and the person was dropped at this location.
  • Club Inferno was cited for having a Rave Party. The club didn’t have a valid business license. License and permits will continue to be diligent on this location.
  • 4% increase in crime for MARTA this year. The increase revolves around larceny and crimes against persons.
See attached flyer for details regarding 911 calls.

Harris Street Renaming

Please find attached electronic copy of cover memo and application to rename Harris Street between Piedmont Avenue and Centennial Olympic Park Drive to John Portman Boulevard. Public Works plans to submit legislation on June 28, 2011, for City Utilities Committee consideration.  The NPU has voiced serious opposition to ad-hoc renaming of streets.  Recent council action was placed on hold by a judge so this is an attempt to try again.

Drop in Vehicle Larcenies

Thefts of property from inside motor vehicles is always a challenge for the Atlanta Police Department, and Zone 5 is no different than anywhere else. I’m happy to report, however, that we’ve made significant progress in the past month. Specifically, we’ve had a 14 percent drop in vehicle larcenies in the past 28 days, according to the most recent weekly APD crime stats. Last week alone, we saw a 40 percent drop. That’s great news, but we know it’s a constant struggle. We also know that you have a direct role in helping us reduce vehicle larcenies. Remember to never leave anything of value in your car and always lock your windows and doors. GPS units, laptops and purses left behind make for attractive targets for thieves. By removing these and other valuables from your car you can ensure you never become a victim of this opportunistic crime.

Major Christopher Leighty
Commander, Zone 5

Reminder: Clean Car Campaign

One of the main crimes that occurs in NPU M (and across the city) is theft from vehicles. APD has encouraged everyone in the city to remove EVERYTHING from one’s vehicle, regaurdless of value – if there’s nothing in a vehicle, there’s no incentive for someone to break into it. Please see the flyer below, and be sure to clean out your vehicle!

Clean Car Campaign Flyer

Community information for Atlanta's Neighborhood Planning Unit – M