WHNA Crime Alert Public Safety Issuance

Dear Residents,

Alice Johnson , Community Affairs in the Office of Chief George Turner, APD forwarded the following news release from Carlos Campos, manager of the APD Public Affairs Unit to the Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods:


Buckhead Area
The Atlanta Police Department is urging women in the northeast Atlanta area to be on alert following three sex crimes/burglaries in January that followed a similar pattern.
Investigators have not definitively tied all three cases together, but there are similarities to raise concerns that they were committed by the same suspect and that he may strike again.

The APD is temporarily withholding some details of the crimes in order to protect the identities of the victims and to preserve the integrity of the investigations.
The crimes occurred between Jan. 1st and Jan. 19th on Lenox Road and Peachtree Park Drive.
The perpetrator has been described as a black male with a thin build, about 5 feet, 8 inches tall, dressed all in black.
“We have seen an escalation in the crimes and are concerned it could reach an even higher level of violence,” said Maj. Keith Meadows, Major Crimes Commander for the Atlanta Police Department. “We don’t want to unnecessarily alarm the public,
Atlanta Police urge women to be aware of their surroundings, to always lock windows and doors, and to report any suspicious people or activity to 911.

Anyone with information on these crimes is urged to call Atlanta Police or Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-TIPS (8477).

Please watch out for your neighbors and always call 911to report any suspicious individuals or activity in the neighborhood.

WHNA Crime Alert – Car break ins

Dear Residents,

We have received notification of a car break in on the corner of Woodland Avenue and Arlington Avenue on Monday morning.  The car was parked in the street.  The thieves took approximately $25 worth of stuff from the vehicle, however, they broke the window in doing so which greatly increased the damage done.
The DeKalb County Police Department and the Woodland Hills neighborhood watch urge residents to practice responsible safety measures. It is a good idea to clear valuables out of your vehicle every night. The DCPD also encourages residents to report ANY suspicious people or activity by calling 911 immediately.

Please review the safety tips below to help prevent these types of crimes in the neighborhood.

Thank you,
WHNA association.

Most thefts from motor vehicles are preventable. There are just a few things you need to do to prevent them. Once you realize the steps you need to take, we are counting on you to do them on a daily basis.

Practice T. L. C. Read More

Crime alert

Dear Residents,

We received notice of an attempted break in on Palafox Drive. It appears that the break in attempt occurred midday while the residents were out running errands. Someone tried to pry open the rear double doors (luckily, they were unsuccessful at entering). The police were contacted and a report was filed. The residents left a car in the drive way and the shades were closed. Neighbors did not notice any vehicles pull down into the driveway.

As a reminder, when you leave the house. Check for cars you don't recognize. They are probably targeting your house. Be aware of construction crews in the area, and finally write down the serial numbers of your electronics. That is how criminals are caught.

Kate Martin

Woodland Hills Neighborhood Association

Car break in

On Tuesday night, a car in the driveway was broken into at 1037 Briar Vista Terrace.   The resident lost an iPod, a Harmon-Kardon iPod interface and a brand new GPS unit. It certainly could have been worse as there were other things in the car they didn't notice.

All, be on the alert for suspicious activity in the neighborhood.  If you see any suspicious activity, call 911 immediately.

Community Alert: Burglary & Theft Prevention

From J.A Hightower:
Good afternoon.
Please read and forward the attached Community Alert concerning Avoiding Burglary & Theft incidents this Spring Break.  I ask that you pass along this information to your neighbors, friends and relatives.

J.A. Hightower

Public Education Specialist

DeKalb Police - Center Precinct

1960 W. Exchange Place, Tucker, Ga. 30084

770-724-7616 ofc – 770-724-7605 fax