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 : January 2021 : 30 total crimes

In DeKalb County: 26 crimes

Case #

Type of Crime

Address

Date

Day

Likely
comm’l
or
resident’l
complex

21-
008384

Theft from motor vehicle

1800 block
S Ponce de Leon Ave (Frazier Center)

1/31/2021
@ 1:10 pm

Sun

21-
008286

Domestic assault. 72 yr-old boyfriend and 34-yr. old girlfriend fighting.

900 block
Briarcliff Rd

1/31/2021
@ 1:13 am

Sun

21-
007997

Theft from motor vehicle

1500 block
N Decatur Rd

1/29/2021
@ 7:00 pm

Fri

21-
007979

Theft from motor vehicle

1500 block
N Decatur Rd

1/29/2021
@ 6:00 pm

Fri

21-
007676

Sold laptop over Facebook and got swindled. No money received.

1900 block
Ridgewood Dr

1/27/2021
@ 12:00 pm

Wed

21-
006517

Friend stranded at gas station. Victim got there but station was closed. Victim greeted by friend’s boyfriend who robbed her.

2000 block
N Decatur Rd

1/25/2021
@ 12:10 am

Mon

21-
006308

Pornography. Domestic situation, child abuse.

1300 block
Clifton Rd

1/24/2021
@ 1:55 am

Sun

21-
006360

Theft from motor vehicle

1700 block
Coventry Rd

1/23/2021
@ 5:00 pm

Sat

21-
006406

Car stolen. Key fob left in car.

400 block
Princeton Way

1/23/2021
@ 2:30 pm

Sat

21-
006109

Theft from motor vehicle

600 block
Rock Springs Ct

1/22/2021
@ 5:30 pm

Fri

21-
005477

Theft from motor vehicle

1000 block
Clifton Rd

1/21/2021
@ 1:30 am

Thurs

21-
005720

Theft from motor vehicle

1200 block
Clifton Rd

1/20/2021
@ 11:00 pm

Wed

21-
004370

Person called about drunk in their yard. Police Dept. had to escort subject away.

1200 block
Briarcliff Rd

1/16/2021
@ 9:24 pm

Sat

21-
004147

Female in wreck while driving under the influence with a minor in the car. Drugs also involved.

N Decatur Rd / Lullwater Rd

1/15/2021
@ 10:30 pm

Fri

21-
003768

Suspect was dropped at Domino’s and given a pizza. He then passed out. Owner called for removal.

1400 block
Oxford Rd

1/14/2021
@ 4:00 pm

Thurs

21-
003613

Theft from motor vehicle

1200 block
Stillwood Dr

1/14/2021
@ 12:01 am

Thurs

21-
003683

Theft from motor vehicle

1200 block
Briardale Ln

1/13/2021
@ 3:00 pm

Wed

21-
002408

Theft from motor vehicle

1800 block
S Ponce de Leon Ave

(Frazier Center)

1/9/2021
@ 3:00 pm

Sat

21-
001485

Domestic/roommate fight.

1300 block
Briarcliff Rd

1/6/2021
@ 10:00 am

Wed

21-
002760

Stolen check book, checks written

1700 block
Briarcliff Rd

1/4/2021
@ 1:00 pm

Mon

21-
000656

Theft from motor vehicle

1800 block
S Ponce de Leon Ave (Frazier Center)

1/3/2021
@ 12:20 pm

Sun

21-
000552

Motor vehicle theft. Victim left running vehicle at pump while he went into station. He returned to find car gone.

2000 block
N Decatur Rd

1/2/2021
@ 8:32 pm

Sat

21-
000280

Theft from motor vehicle

900 block
Oakdale Rd

1/1/2021
@ 8:00 pm

Fri

21-
000489

Theft from motor vehicle

1500 block
N Decatur Rd

1/1/2021
@ 5:00 pm

Fri

21-
000374

Theft from motor vehicle

1800 block
Coventry Rd

1/1/2021
@ 1:00 pm

Fri

21-
000109

Suspect observed trying to enter a site under construction

1000 block
Lullwater Rd

1/1/2021
@ 8:30 am

Fri

In City of Atlanta: 4 crimes

21
0281549

Larceny/from vehicle

851 Oakdale Rd

1/28/2021

Thurs

21
0240687

Larceny/from vehicle

1327 S Ponce de Leon Ave

1/24/2021

Sun

21
0131303

Auto theft

11 Lullwater Pl

1/13/2021

Wed

21
0070486

Larceny/non vehicle

1410 S Ponce De Leon Ave

1/7/2021

Thurs

Druid Hills Crime Report : December 2020 : 42 total crimes

In DeKalb County: 38 crimes

Case #

Type of Crime

Address

Date

Day

Likely
comm’l
or
resident’l
complex

20-
102327

Theft from motor vehicle

1800 block
S Ponce de Leon Ave (Frazier Center)

12/30/2020
@ 3:30 pm

Wed

20-
102269

Resident observed a suspect taking her kids’ two bicycles from their front porch.

2200 block
E Lake Rd

12/30/2020
@ 11:20 am

Wed

20-
101519

Theft from motor vehicle

1800 block
S Ponce de Leon Ave (Frazier Center)

12/27/2020
@ 4:00 pm

Sun

20-
101412

Robbery. Suspect came into business and asked for all the money from the cash register.

1500 block
N Decatur Rd

12/27/2020
@ 3:16 am

Sun

20-
100957

Theft from motor vehicle

1500 block
N Decatur Rd

12/24/2020
@ 6:15 pm

Thurs

20-
100973

Theft from motor vehicle

1500 block
N Decatur Rd

12/24/2020
@ 4:00 pm

Thurs

20-
101253

Theft from motor vehicle

1200 block
Oakdale Rd

12/24/2020
@ 3:51 am

Thurs

20-
100806

Theft from motor vehicle

1200 block
Oakdale Rd

12/23/2020
@ 10:00 pm

Wed

20-
100475

Theft from motor vehicle

1200 block
Oakdale Rd

12/22/2020
@ 8:00 pm

Tues

20-
099828

Theft from motor vehicle

900 block
Springdale Rd

12/21/2020
@ 9:50 am

Mon

20-
099493

Simple assault Male victim called police to remove his invited female visitor. He said she would not leave. She was unclothed.

1400 block
Kay Ln

12/20/2020
@ 12:00 am

Sun

20-
099544

Theft from motor vehicle

1200 block
University Dr

12/19/2020
@ 9:30 pm

Sat

20-
099399

Theft from motor vehicle

1800 block
S Ponce de Leon Ave (Frazier Center)

12/19/2020
@ 3:45 pm

Sat

20-
099778

Forcible fondling in hospital. Male patient reported that nurse had come into room and fondled him.

1000 block
Briarcliff Rd

12/19/2020
@ 11:00 am

Sat

20-
099294

Theft from motor vehicle

1800 block
S Ponce de Leon Ave (Frazier Center)

12/19/2020
@ 10:40 am

Sat

20-
099294

Theft from motor vehicle

1800 block
S Ponce de Leon Ave (Frazier Center)

12/19/2020
@ 10:40 am

Sat

20-
099294

Theft from motor vehicle

1800 block
S Ponce de Leon Ave (Frazier Center)

12/19/2020
@ 10:40 am

Sat

20-
099301

Package contacting Dell laptop was taken from victim’s front porch.

1300 block
Normandy Dr

12/18/2020
@ 11:45 am

Fri

20-
099058

Theft from motor vehicle

1100 block
Hancock Dr

12/17/2020
@ 6:00 pm

Thurs

20-
098874

Theft from motor vehicle

1100 block
Oxford Rd

12/17/2020
@ 5:45 pm

Thurs

20-
098389

Theft from motor vehicle

1200 block
Briardale Ln

12/15/2020
@ 10:00 pm

Tues

20-
097845

Theft from motor vehicle

1300 block
N Decatur Rd

12/14/2020
@ 11:54 am

Mon

20-
097845

Theft from motor vehicle

1300 block
N Decatur Rd

12/14/2020
@ 11:54 am

Mon

20-
097865

Theft from motor vehicle

1500 block
N Decatur Rd

12/14/2020
@ 11:50 am

Mon

20-
097675

Theft from motor vehicle

1800 block
S Ponce de Leon Ave (Frazier Center)

12/13/2020
@ 5:30 pm

Sun

20-
097641

Theft from motor vehicle

1300 block
Briarwood Dr

12/11/2020
@ 9:30 pm

Fri

20-
097289

Simple assault. Domestic situation.

1400 block
Clifton Rd

12/11/2020
@ 8:00 pm

Fri

20-
097359

Vehicle stolen from in front of residence. Key was supposedly hidden in the vehicle.

1300 block
Briarcliff Rd

12/11/2020
@ 6:30 pm

Fri

20-
097244

Theft from motor vehicle

1300 block
Briarcliff Rd

12/11/2020
@ 4:00 pm

Fri

20-
096988

Drunk driver.

Briarcliff Rd/
Harvard Rd

12/11/2020
@ 3:40 am

Fri

21-
008834

Person reported stolen information and credit cards being used.

900 block
Briarcliff Rd

12/10/2020
@ 12:00 pm

Thurs

20-
096594

Theft from motor vehicle

1800 block
S Ponce de Leon Ave (Frazier Center)

12/9/2020
@ 2:45 pm

Wed

20-
096342

Theft from motor vehicle

1500 block
N Decatur Rd

12/8/2020
@ 7:53 am

Tues

20-
095832

Theft from motor vehicle

1000 block
Rosedale Rd

12/6/2020
@ 7:30 pm

Sun

20-
095252

Theft from motor vehicle

1100 block
Oxford Rd

12/4/2020
@ 7:30 pm

Fri

20-
095037

Theft from motor vehicle

1100 block
Oxford Rd

12/4/2020
@ 12:30 am

Fri

20-
094927

Theft from motor vehicle

1200 block
Briarcliff Rd

12/3/2020
@ 6:30 pm

Thurs

20-
094607

Theft from motor vehicle

1800 block
S Ponce de Leon Ave (Frazier Center)

12/2/2020
@ 3:40 pm

Wed

In City of Atlanta: 4 crimes

20
3580852

Larceny non-vehicle

1181 Fairview Rd

12/23/2020

Wed

20
3551074

Larceny non-vehicle

56 Lullwater Estate

12/20/2020

Sun

20
3450636

Larceny from vehicle

1281 Fairview Rd

12/10/2020

Thurs

20
3441380

Larceny non vehicle

1200 Ponce de Leon Ave

12/9/2020

Wed

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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