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NEIGHBORHOOD SAFETY

FLOCK  Security Cameras
Read about the DHCA Pilot Program to install FLOCK security cameras in Division 1 beginning August 20, 2018.

Important update on FLOCK contract:

As a follow up to the Public Safety article published in the recent newsletters, we wanted to provide a critical reminder regarding the FLOCK camera systems that were installed as part of City of Atlanta grant in 2018. 

That FLOCK license will expire in October and those 11 cameras will be removed from Fairview, Oakdale, Lullwater and Springdale.  Residents on those streets will need to pick up the contracting and payment process directly with FLOCK if they wish 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.

Please reach out to pubicsafety@druidhills.org if you have questions about the efficacy of FLOCK or the other prevention strategies used in Druid Hills including Neighborhood Watch and the Druid Hills Patrol.


Public Safety Committee

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.

Click here to view the September, 2019 Neighborhood Crime Report. 

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.   I’m asking you to 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. o 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.orgSpread the word to your friends and neighbors. #safewalk

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.

Druid Hills Crime Report: August 2020 

DeKalb County: 16 crimes

Case
number

Type of crime

Address

Date

Day

Likely
comm’l
or
resident’l
complex

20-067732

Theft from motor vehicle

1700 block
Dyson Dr

8/27/2020
@ 11:00 pm

Thurs

20-066787

Simple assault. Domestic situation. Girlfriend and boyfriend living together had a fight. 

1700 block
N Decatur Rd

8/27/2020
@ 4:30 pm

Thurs

20-066600

Theft from motor vehicle

900 block
Oakdale Rd

8/26/2020
@ 9:05 pm

Wed

20-065177

Damage to property. Person going to party parked car in victim’s yard, thereby blocking victim’s car. He had to have someone help him remove the car and that damaged victim’s yard.

1400 block
Briarcliff Rd

8/21/2020
@ 11:45 pm

Fri

20-065253

Theft from motor vehicle

1200 block
Stillwood Dr

8/21/2020
@ 11:30 pm

Fri

20-065061

Theft from motor vehicle

1400 block
Cornell Rd

8/21/2020
@ 10:30 am

Fri

20-064099

Theft from motor vehicle

600 block
Rock Springs Ct

8/17/2020
@ 9:00 pm

Mon

20-064014

Theft from motor vehicle

1300 block
Springdale Rd

8/17/2020
@ 7:00 pm

Mon

20-063817

Larceny. Fedex package taken from front porch.

1300 block
Briarwood Dr

8/12/2020
@ 2:45 pm

Wed

20-062058

Robbery. Domestic situation. Ex-husband met ex-wife in parking lot at shopping center. Knocked her down, took her purse and tried to run over her.    

1600 block
Briarcliff Rd

8/11/2020
@ 10:23 pm

Tues

20-061834

Theft from motor vehicle

1600 block
Anita Pl

8/10/2020
@ 8:00 pm

Mon

20-060999

Theft from motor vehicle

1200 block
Oakdale Rd

8/7/2020
@ 11:00 pm

Fri

20-061019

Theft from motor vehicle

1400 block
University Dr

8/7/2020
@ 10:30 am

Fri

20-059993

Larceny. Victim had a “We Back the Blue” sign taken from his yard

1100 block
Oxford Rd

8/4/2020
@ 12:30 pm

Tues

20-059924

Theft from motor vehicle

1500 block
Beech Valley Way

8/4/2020
@ 2:00 am

Tues

20-063658

Larceny. Fedex package taken from front door area.

1900 block
Ponce de Leon Ave

8/3/2020
@ 11:42 pm

Mon

City of Atlanta: 3 crimes

20
2420613

Vehicle broken into. Front driver’s window busted out.  Thief went through center console and glove box but it did appear anything was missing. The vehicle was very dirty so officer was unable to dust the vehicle for fingerprints. There were no cameras in the area.

12 Lullwater Pl

8/29/2020

Sat

20
2210299

Truck theft. Keys in vehicle. Owner was staying at friend’s house. He went out to his truck to get his phone charger at approximately 2:30 am and noticed truck was missing. Vehicle had been broken into in the past at same location.

846 Lullwater Rd

8/8/2020

Sat

20
2160398

Burglary. On Sunday, 8/2/20 morning someone broke into a building under construction and stole elevator equipment.  Caught on camera:  silver vehicle pulled into parking lot, turned around, passenger got out and entered building through rear door -  which must have been left unlocked. Suspect was inside for a couple of minutes, walked out with some equipment, put into rear of the vehicle, then re-entered building, came out with several more things and put them into vehicle, got back in vehicle from the passenger’s side, vehicle fled the scene.

1200 Ponce de Leon Ave

8/3/2020

Mon

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


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