Crime

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Theft on Densley Dr. 4/14/14

From the owner: "I just want to let our neighbors know that on Monday April 14th between 7:45 am and 1pm at 7XX Densley Dr. someone entered our back yard through the gate and opened the shed in the far back of our yard and took lawn mower (red Troy Built, self propelled electric start) and a large chain saw in its box. There was a pad lock on the shed but it wasn't locked. The gate has a "Beware of Dog and Keep Gate Shut" sign on it. They left the gate and shed door open and did not take the charger for the mower."  Here is the DeKalb Police notice via CrimeMapping.com

Burglary arrests 4/10/14

From Al Fowler, DeKalb Police: Community Update: The North Central Precinct has made a recent arrest of two burglars who are responsible for over 12 residential burglaries and numerous entering autos in the LaVista Road area.  Please remove your valuables from your vehicles and keep the doors locked.   Also, the North Central Precinct , over the weekend, has made an arrest of a business burglar.  The individual is responsible for two business burglaries in the LaVista Road area.

Dekalb Police: burglary arrests

From Al Fowler, DeKalb Police: On Friday, March 28, 2014, Day watch officers from North Central Precinct responded to a suspicious vehicle/person call on Heatherwood Drive off of LaVista Road.  The vehicle was gone upon arrival.  A lookout was provided and the vehicle was located nearby.  It was determined that items found in possession of the driver and occupant had been stolen from a carport on Heatherwood Drive.  Both suspects were arrested on theft charges.  North Central detectives are investigating further into the theft.

DeKalb Police: auto entry Gaylemont Cir 3/30/14

From DeKalb Police via CrimeMapping.com

Suspicious white truck 3/12/14

Seen casing houses in Laurel Ridge: a white ford f150 with plate # PSC7770. It was 3 white males and one white female. They were casing houses on Delcourt and Atterberry. I called the cops at 2:45 and I saw a patrol car about 10 minutes later. The truck had a dent in the back. They were looking in carports.

DeKalb Police: Burglaries on Webster, Clairmont Circle 3/12/14

From DeKalb Police via CrimeMapping.com: 

Neighborhood Watch meeting notes 3/13/14

From Dawn Forman of Laurel Ridge: Mr. Fowler and several officers attended our Neighborhood Watch meeting last night. He noted the importance of the partnership that we have built with him and the police department. I can tell you from first-hand experience that the communication is so much better. Our crime rates have dropped since last year. Warm weather can bring crime and we need to get our awareness up.

Crime Tips:

* He stressed not to hesitate to call 911 if we see anything suspicious.

Burglary and mail theft alerts

From Dawn Forman in Laurel Ridge via Barb Dalton in Medlock Park: Today there was a burglary to a home on the 2500 block of Wilson Woods near Shetland Drive. It appears that someone backed up into their driveway. They tried prying the the door at the carport, but were unable to pry it open, and went around to the back of the house and were able to get through the back door. The burglars took a tv, cash, keyboard, ipad, and other electronics. This happened before 12:30 pm today.

Clairmont Heights break-ins

From WSBTV coverage of the MANA Neighborhood Watch meeting 3/13/14: "Neighbors are fed up with thieves targeting their homes -- so they're doing something about it.

Citizens Academy

From the interim county CEO's office: DeKalb County Police Citizens Academy Free 12 Week Course. Every Tuesday, March 18-June 3rd, 7-9 p.m., East Precinct, 2484 Bruce Street, Lithonia, GA.  Sessions will cover: Overview of the department, Crime scene investigation, Police scenarios, Citizen's court, Self defense, Gun safety.

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