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 out for one another.  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

The mission of the Druid Hills Patrol is to make Druid Hills safer by employing off-duty police officers to patrol our community and supplement services provided by the police. It is a separate organization from the DHCA. It is a non-profit organization, funded by members and managed by volunteers. The DHCA encourages all neighbors to join. The more members, the more hours can be spent patrolling the neighborhood! Join the patrol today!


PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY

Don't leave anything in your car. Even things that might seem like they aren't of value, may be desirable to someone else! Believe it or not, loose change can be the reason for a broken window.

Please remember to retrieve packages from your doorstep as soon as they are delivered.

Coordinate package security with neighbors by exchanging contact information and agreeing to either move packages to a secure location or take them inside for each other.

Remove mail from your mailbox as soon as possible after delivery.

Report ALL thefts.

Be a good neighbor and keep an eye out for anything unusual.

SEEN DOWNED SIGNS/STREET LIGHTS OUT?

Report street light outages here.

Report downed signs in DeKalb County by emailing Sharon Neal.

MONTHLY CRIME REPORT


Druid Hills Crime Report: November 2020: 43 total crimes

In DeKalb County: 37 crimes

Case #

Type of crime

Address

Date

Day

Likely
comm’l
or
resident’l
complex

20-
094047

Theft from motor vehicle

1200 block
Stillwood Dr

11/30/2020
@ 9:30 pm

Mon

20-
094061

Theft from motor vehicle

1300 block
Stillwood Dr

11/30/2020
@ 8:30 pm

Mon

20-
094228

Theft from motor vehicle

700 block
Clifton Rd

11/30/2020
@ 3:30 pm

Mon

20-
093992

Theft from motor vehicle

700 block
Clifton Rd

11/30/2020
@ 3:30 pm

Mon

20-
093502

Theft from motor vehicle

1400 block
Emory Rd

11/28/2020
@ 11:00 pm

Sat

20-
093549

Theft from motor vehicle

900 block
Oakdale Rd

11/28/2020
@ 5:00 pm

Sat

20-
093422

Theft from motor vehicle

400 block
Emory Dr

11/28/2020
@ 4:00 pm

Sat

20-
093314

Theft from motor vehicle

1600 block
E Clifton Rd

11/27/2020
@ 9:00 pm

Fri

20-
092870

Theft from motor vehicle

1100 block
Oakdale Rd

11/26/2020
@ 12:00 am

Thurs

20-
092871

Theft from motor vehicle

800 block
Barton Woods Rd

11/25/2020
@ 8:00 pm

Wed

20-
092498

Theft from motor vehicle

1200 block
Stillwood Dr

11/24/2020
@ 5:31 pm

Tues

20-
091995

Scooter seat taken.

1700 block
N Decatur Rd

11/23/2020
@ 1:15 pm

Mon

20-
091988

Theft from motor vehicle

1300 block
Normandy Dr

11/22/2020
@ 11:00 pm

Sun

20-
092085

Theft from motor vehicle

1500 block
University Dr

11/22/2020
@ 11:00 pm

Sun

20-
091925

Car broken into and items  taken

1700 block
Ridgewood Dr

11/22/2020
@ 6:00 pm

Sun

20-
091504

Victim laid leaf blower down in front yard while working in back yard and it was stolen. 

200 block
Woodview Dr

11/21/2020
@ 12:00 pm

Sat

20-
091382

Theft from motor vehicle

900 block
Springdale Rd

11/20/2020
@ 5:30 pm

Fro

20-
090925

Stolen car

1300 block
Briarcliff Rd

11/18/2020
@ 11:50 pm

Wed

20-
090522

Car broken into and items taken.

1500 block
N Decatur Rd

11/17/2020
@ 6:15 pm

Tues

20-
089869

Theft from motor vehicle

1500 block
N Decatur Rd

11/15/2020
@ 10:03 am

Sun

20-
089745

Theft from motor vehicle

1300 block
Chalmette Dr

11/15/2020
@ 1:20 am

Sun

20-
089718

Theft from motor vehicle

1200 block
Oakdale Rd

11/14/2020
@ 7:00 pm

Sat

20-
088651

Theft from motor vehicle

1300 block
Emory Rd

11/10/2020
@ 6:22 pm

Tues

20-
087959

Motor vehicle theft

800 block
Clifton RdSat

11/8/2020
@ 9:30 pm

Sun

20-
092404

All other larceny Car broken into at Fernbank. 

700 block
Clifton Rd

11/7/2020
@ 7:00 pm

20-
087712

Burglary/breaking and entering: Apartment broken into through rear patio door

700 block
Rock Springs Ct

11/7/2020
@ 4:15 pm

Sat

20-
087548

Destructive/damage/vandalism of property

Vehicle broken into overnight.

1500 block
Emory Rd

11/7/2020
@ 6:00 am

Sat

20-
087504

Driving under the influence: driver sitting in illegally parked vehicle was intoxicated

Scott Blvd &
N Parkwood Rd

11/7/2020
@ 4:15 am

Sat

20-
087448

Theft from motor vehicle

1200 block
Springdale Rd

11/6/2020
@ 6:30 pm

Fri

20-
087492

Theft from motor vehicle

1200 block
N Decatur Rd

11/6/2020
@ 6:00 pm

Fri

20-
087441

Theft from motor vehicle

900 block
Lullwater Rd

11/6/2020
@ 5:00 pm

Fri

20-
087260

Stolen auto

1600 block
E Clifton Rd

11/6/2020
@ 9:10 am

Fri

20-
087418

All other larceny

1300 block
Oxford Rd

11/6/2020
@ 4:30 am

Fri

20-
088395

Stolen bicycle

1300 block
Chalmette Dr

11/5/2020
@ 10:00 am

Thurs

20-
086777

Robbery at Jimmy John’s: cash taken from cash register drawer 

1500 block
N Decatur Rd

11/4/2020
@ 4:10 pm

Wed

20-
086328

All other larceny

Signs taken from yard. 

1100 block
Oxford Rd

11/1/2020
@ 3:35 pm

Sun

20-
085702

Drunkenness Public Intoxication

1200 block
Oxford Rd

11/1/2020
@ 2:44 am

Sun

In City of Atlanta: 6 crimes

20
3351143

Larceny-from vehicle

758 S Ponce de Leon Ave

11/30/2020

Mon

20
3301353

Larceny-from vehicle

1638 Clifton Terrace

11/25/2020

Wed

20
3221239

Larceny-non vehicle

650 S Ponce de Leon Ave

11/17/2020

Tues

20
3210755

Larceny-non vehicle

777 Briarcliff Rd

11/16/2020

Mon

20
3151663

Larceny-from vehicle

1305 Fairview Rd

11/10/2020

Tues

20
3081476

Larceny-from vehicle

777 S Ponce de Leon Ave

11/3/2020

Tues

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


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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