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 : July 2021 : 27 total crimes

In DeKalb County : 24 crimes

Case #

Type of Crime

Address

Date

Day

Likely
comm’l
or
resident’l
complex

21-
060513

License plate theft. Victim reported his license plate was stolen off his truck.

2100 block
W Ponce de Leon Ave

7/30/2021
@ 8:00 am

Fri

21-
060726

Motor vehicle theft. Victim reported her Enterprise rental car was stolen off the street while she was at work at Egleston Children’s Hospital. Car was at 1798 Haygood Drive.

1700 block
Haygood Dr

7/30/2021
@ 7:00 am

Fri

21-
059984

Motor vehicle theft. Plumber reported that his work truck was stolen from the back parking lot at Emory Presbyterian Church.

1886 N Decatur Rd

7/28/2021
@ 5:45 am

Wed

21-
060023

Bicycle stolen from Morningside Apartments’ parking lot. Cables cut.

1200 block
E Rock Springs Rd

7/27/2021
@ 1:00 pm

Tues

21-
059536

Driving under the influence. No information available

2000 block
Ponce de Leon Ave

7/27/2021
@ 1:49 am

Tues

21-
058582

Simple assault. Domestic altercation between girlfriend and boyfriend.

600 block
Rock Springs Ct

7/23/2021
@ 8:19 pm

Fri

21-
058598

Theft from motor vehicle

1500 block
N Decatur Rd

7/23/2021
@ 8:00 pm

Fri

21-
057646

Motor vehicle theft. Stolen workers’ van. Unlocked and keys in vehicle.

2000 block
Ponce de Leon Ave

7/20/2021
@ 9:19 pm

Tues

21-
057329

Theft from motor vehicle

1500 block
N Decatur Rd

7/19/2021
@ 6:30 pm

Mon

21-
057326

Theft from motor vehicle

1500 block
N Decatur Rd

7/19/2021
@ 5:50 pm

Mon

21-
057322

Theft from motor vehicle

1500 block
N Decatur Rd

7/19/2021
@ 5:30 pm

Mon

21-
056751

Theft from motor vehicle

1400 block
Oxford Rd

7/17/2021
@ 7:50 pm

Sat

21-
056589

Driving under the influence. No information available.

1400 block
Oxford Rd

7/17/2021
@ 10:53 am

Sat

21-
056299

Theft from truck. Landscaper reported various items taken from his work truck while he was working on the property where he was parked.

900 block
Springdale Rd

7/16/2021
@ 11:00 am

Fri

21-
056071

Scooter theft from residence.

1300 block
Chalmette Dr

7/15/2021
@ 2:00 am

Thurs

21-
055497

Theft from motor vehicle

1500 block
N Decatur Rd

7/13/2021
@ 5:15 pm

Tues

21-
055451

Simple assault. Domestic altercation.

1600 block
E Clifton Rd

7/13/2021
@ 5:10 pm

Tues

21-
055439

Burglary/breaking and entering. Entry through back of house where door was unlocked. Backpack stolen from back room.

900 block
Clifton Rd

7/13/2021
@ 12:01 am

Tues

21-
055161

Theft from motor vehicle

1500 block
N Decatur Rd

7/12/2021
@ 5:45 pm

Mon

21-
054842

Robbery. Victim reported he was robbed and carjacked at gun point in the Chase bank parking lot.

1500 block
Beech Valley Way

7/11/2021
@ 10:28 pm

Sun

21-
053574

Theft from motor vehicle

1500 block
N Decatur Rd

7/7/2021
@ 2:35 pm

Wed

21-
052526

Manslaughter by negligence. Food delivery person on moped was rear-ended and killed by drunk driver.

Ponce de Leon Ave & Lakeshore Dr

7/3/2021
@ 9:11 pm

Sat

21-
052371

Simple assault. Patient at Pruitt Health hit another patient.

1000 block
Briarcliff Rd

7/3/2021
@ 11:20 am

Sat

21-
052474

Swindle. Victim was asked by phone to go out and purchase several gift cards in order to enter a sweepstakes. She did so. (She was advised on remedies.)

1000 block
Oxford Rd

7/1/2021
@ 1:00 pm

Thurs

In City of Atlanta: 3 crime

21
2031592

Larceny from vehicle

1348 Fairview Rd

7/22/2021

Thurs

21
2020919

Larceny from vehicle

1308 Ponce de Leon Ave

7/21/2021

Wed

21
1860757

Larceny from vehicle

889 Springdale Rd

7/5/2021

Mon

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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