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2 arrested as police sweep Briarcliff Road area  April 14th, 2009
DeKalb County police said Sunday they are focusing “all resources” on a stretch of Briarcliff Road extending from North Druid Hills to Lavista roads, as they picked up two men in connection with recent armed robberies. “As part of our ongoing investigation we are working to determine if they or... [Read More]
Another woman attacked off Briarcliff Road  April 13th, 2009
In the third such incident in the past 25 days, a woman was attacked Saturday off Briarcliff Road in DeKalb County, police reported. All three assaults have occurred within a three-mile radius, but authorities haven’t yet linked the cases to one suspect. View Map  DeKalb County news The latest... [Read More]
Woman attacked as she moved into new apartment  April 8th, 2009
By KRISTINA TORRESThe Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionTuesday, April 07, 2009DeKalb County police continued Wednesday to investigate the sexual assault of a woman moving into an apartment on Briarcliff Road — an attack that had some similarities to an assault on a female jogger who was stabbed less... [Read More]
UPDATE 2009-03-27 Woman Stabbed While Jogging Recovering  March 19th, 2009
Excerpt from website.ATLANTA - The family of an Atlanta woman who was viciously attacked while jogging said the woman was improving in the hospital Wednesday. Some of Kimellen Tunkle's family traveled a long way to see her as she recovered and meet the Good Samaritan who helped... [Read More]
LaVista Park Civic Association with Security Patrol Membership  February 17th, 2009
LaVista Park employs off-duty DeKalb County police officers for a neighborhood patrol. These officers patrol our neighborhood in their personal cars, not county police cars. A magnetic LaVista Park Patrol sign may be seen on the front doors.... [Read More]
NC Burglar Shares Tips on How He Preyed on Homes  February 17th, 2009
Apr. 23--If you lived in a middle- or upper-class neighborhood in Charlotte in the 1990s, you may have seen Anthony Ferguson walking down your street. Chances are he carried a rake and had gardening gloves in his back pocket. But Ferguson was no landscaper. ... [Read More]
How to Describe and Report Events, Vehicles and Persons  February 17th, 2009
Describing and Reporting of Events, Vehicles and Personsp { margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0; }Practicing to develop skills in providing quick, accurate descriptions is an excellent NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH meeting activity.  In attempting to describe events, vehicles, or persons, write down the... [Read More]
How to Report Suspicious Vehicles  February 17th, 2009
Reporting Activity - Suspicious VehiclesVehicles in the following situations MAY be involved in crimes and should be reported to authorities: Slow moving, without lights, following aimless course in any location, including residential streets, schools, and playgrounds (burglar, drug pusher, or sex... [Read More]
How to Describe Suspicious Vehicles  February 17th, 2009
Reporting Activity - Describing Vehiclesp { margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0; }When describing vehicles, write down: Vehicle license number and state, make and type of vehicle, color, and approximate age; Special designs or unusual features, such as vinyl top, mag wheels, body damage, pinstripes,... [Read More]
How to Describe Suspicious Persons  February 17th, 2009
Reporting Activitiy - Describing Personsp { margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0; }In preparing descriptions of persons, it is important to write down the following: Sex; Race; Age; Height (estimated from eye contact level measured against your height); Weight; Hair (color and length); Hat; Facial Hair... [Read More]
How to Describe Suspicious Events  February 17th, 2009
Reporting Activity - Describing Eventsp { margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0; }When describing events, write down: What happened;  When it happened;  Where it occurred (note the nearest cross street, home address, or landmark in relationship to the event);  Whether injuries are involved... [Read More]
How to Report Suspicious Persons  February 17th, 2009
Reporting Activity - Suspicious PersonsObviously, not every stranger who comes into a neighborhood is a criminal. Legitimate door-to-door sales and repair people appear in residential areas frequently. Occasionally, however, criminals disguise themselves as these workers; therefore, it is important... [Read More]

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