SERVING THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF DRUID HILLS

A COMMUNITY NESTLED IN THE HEART OF ATLANTA, GEORGIA

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NEIGHBORHOOD SAFETY

The Druid Hills Public Safety Committee is chaired by Doug Rollins. We are working on multiple approaches to addressing crime within our community. Please send any neighborhood public safety concerns to:  publicsafety@druidhills.org.

Neighborhood Watch

We believe that neighbors who know each other look out for each other, and that is our most effective method of deterring crime. With Neighborhood Watch, neighbors keep an eye on each other's homes - especially when they are at work or on vacation.  To make this work we need street captains (and co-captains for the longer streets). To date, we have 45 street captains!

Street captain responsibilities:

  • Maintain a contact list for every house on the street and share it with everyone on the list. 
  • Forward monthly crime reports to your list.  (It will be sent to you by the Druid Hills Neighborhood Watch Leader, Ellen Meshnick.)
  • If a crime does occurs, the victim must call the police. Then either email your neighbors or tell the street captain, who will do so.

Note that you don’t have to belong to the Druid Hills Civic Association nor the Druid Hills Patrol. (However, we encourage you to join both.  If everyone joins the Patrol, it can extend its hours and its patrol area.)

Join the team! 

Public Safety Committee, Doug Rollins, publicsafety@druidhills.org

Neighborhood Watch Leader, Ellen Meshnick, neighborhoodwatch@druidhills.org.

PONCE CORRIDOR SAFETY

Ponce de Leon was designed as a part of the original Druid Hills plan by Frederick Law Olmsted to be a meandering, picturesque road showcasing the neighborhood. As Atlanta has grown (and so has the traffic!), it is a very dangerous corridor with frequent traffic accidents and incidents. It also has problems with flooding.

The GDOT has had several stakeholder input meetings as they try to address these issues while working within our neighborhood's historical landmark regulations. We maintain a special web page where we host updates about the "Ponce Corridor" here


MONTHLY CRIME REPORT

Druid Hills Crime Report: October 2020 

DeKalb County: 17 crimes

Case #

Type of crime

Address

Date

Day

Likely
comm’l
or
resident’l
complex

20-
084912

Theft from motor vehicle

1100 block
N Decatur Rd

10/28/2020
@ 11:00 pm

Wed

20-
85272

Simple assault. Patient and employee got into an altercation at Laurel Ridge hospital.

900 block
Briarcliff Rd

10/28/2020
@ 7:00 pm

Wed

20-
084615

Credit card fraud. A TV from Target showed up at victim’s  house. She had not purchased it.  She called to make a fraud report. 

1300 block
Oxford Rd

10/28/2020
@ 6:10 pm

Wed

20-
083910

Impersonation.  Person reported that someone stole his identity information in order to file an unemployment claim for benefits.

800 block
Barton Woods Rd

10/26/2020
@ 11:00 am

Mon

20-
082678

Theft from motor vehicle

1000 block
Oakdale Rd

10/22/2020
@ 8:00 am

Thurs

20-
082153

Motor vehicle theft.  Car reported stolen from driveway.

2000 block
N Ponce de Leon Ave

10/19/2020
@ 9:00 pm

Mon

20-
081665

Simple assault. Victim was beaten up by her ex-boyfriend.

1300 block
Clifton Rd

10/18/2020
@ 8:00 pm

Sun

20-
081496

Theft from motor vehicle

1500 block
N Decatur Rd

10/18/2020
@ 10:00 am

Sun

20-
080784

Theft from motor vehicle

1300 block
Briarwood Dr

10/15/2020
@ 12:00 pm

Thurs

20-
080493

Swindle/confidence game. Victim received phone call from female saying she was his granddaughter and  had been arrested for DUI so she needed money to bail out.  He withdrew and sent $8,000.00.  Turned out not to be his granddaughter.

2200 block
E Lake Rd

10/13/2020
@ 9:30 am

Tues

20-
079513

Motor vehicle theft   Victim left her backpack and key in her car.  She came back out for her car and it was gone. 

800 block
Artwood Rd

10/11/2020
@ 10:40 am

Sun

20-
079436

Theft from motor vehicle

1300 block
Briarwood Dr

10/10/2020
@ 9:00 pm

Sat

20-
079372

Simple assault. Altercation between employee and patient at Laurel Ridge hospital. 

900 block
Briarcliff Rd

10/10/2020
@ 7:33 pm

Sat

20-
079056

Larceny. Yard work equipment taken from unlocked shed in back of building.

1700 block
N Decatur Rd

10/8/2020
@ 3:24 pm

Thurs

20-
077623

Theft from motor vehicle

600 block
Rock Springs Ct

10/3/2020
@ 1:00 pm

Sat

20-
077629

Theft from motor vehicle

1600 block
Briarcliff Rd

10/3/2020
@ 3:00 am

Sat

20-
077587

Larceny.  Bicycle taken from a railing at victim’s  apartment.  

200 block
Rock Springs Ct

10/1/2020
@ 5:30 pm

Thurs

City of Atlanta: 1 crime

20
3021818

Larceny-from vehicle. Cannot provide more information because case pending investigation.

1245
S Ponce de Leon Ave

10/28/2020

Wed

Compiled by E. Meshnick from crimemapping.com and opendata.atlantapd.org

E REPORT

FLOCK  Security Camera PILOT PROGRAM

FLOCK cameras were installed in Division 1 as part of a City of Atlanta grant beginning August 20, 2018. 
Read about the DHCA Pilot Program

Important update on FLOCK contract (November 2020):

The DHCA wants to ensure all residents are aware of the expiration of the grant used to cover the first two years of our FLOCK camera system.  Beginning in February of 2021, those living on Fairview, Lullwater, Oakdale and Springdale will need to pick up the contracting and payment process directly with FLOCK in order to maintain coverage. The current rate is $2,000 per camera/year or $4,000 to cover both ends of a street segment.  The organizers of private FLOCK contracts on Cornell and Oxford tell us that the annual cost per resident varies from $88-$120 per year depending on the number of homes. 

Read our analysis of FLOCK camera effectiveness.

DHCA SIDEWALK REPAIR PROGRAM

Sick and tired of our sidewalks?

Your DHCA is too!

And we want to do something about them!  The first step towards any remediation of our abysmal sidewalks is to understand the size and scope of the problem.We can do this and we desperately need your help. Thanks to COVID 19, we’re all spending a lot more time walking, running, skating and riding up and down our streets.  

Send me a quick email with a photo of the worst of the worst.  Take a picture, note the specific address of the sidewalk and the side of the street if possible. We believe that neighbors who know each other look out for each other, and that is our most effective method of deterring crime. To that end, we’re going to create an inventory of our sidewalks that we can use to inform fact-based discussions with stakeholders including DeKalb County.  

Send your sidewalk pics (with address) to publicsafety@druidhills.org. Spread the word to your friends and neighbors. #safewalk


CONTACT US

DRUID HILLS CIVIC ASSOCIATION
P.O. Box 363, Decatur, GA 30031

mail@druidhills.org
druidhills.org

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