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.