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Zone 6 – Off with the rockers

Decatur Kirkwood and East Lake

Zone 6 – Off with the rockers

Illustration. Source: Wikimedia commons

Illustration. Source: Wikimedia commons

Here are the crime reports for Zone 6 neighborhoods in our area, which includes Kirkwood. This week’s edition of the Zone 6 crime report also includes a connection to a burglary reported in Decatur.

These reports are provided by Atlanta Police and are presumed to be accurate.


On Feb. 22, a resident of Murray Hill Avenue reported that someone had stolen two rocking chairs from the front porch.

On Feb. 16, a resident of Oakview Road reported a burglary. The burglar made off with 50 feet of copper pipe, a push lawn mower and a garden hose. The suspect entered the residence through a crawl space. “Neighbor advised they saw a newer model green van parked in front of the location,” police said.


On Feb. 18, police responded to a report of a stolen vehicle on Caroline Street. “Victim claimed that he lost his keys at some point while at the location,” the police report said. “He also admitted to being behind on his car payments.”

On Feb. 20, someone living in an apartment on Arizona Avenue reported a burglary. Among the items stolen: two bars of gold and $11,800 in cash, a computer monitor, a 65 inch TV, a couch, a love seat and a table. The resident accused his girlfriend and another man of taking the items.

On Feb. 17, police responded to a report of an assault on Hardee Street NE. The victim said he was there to meet a friend. He was looking for his friend when he passed two men. They started talking to him about his car and one of them said “let me check it out.” The victim said he continued walking away and turned around to find the two men standing 5 feet away from him. One man pulled a pistol from his waistband and said, “Give me your car.” The victim turned to run and the suspect shot him in the foot. The shooter is described as a black man with a light to medium complexion, in his early to 20’s, who possibly has tattoos on his face and neck area and possibly has a goatee. The suspect has a slim build, low cut hair, and is approximately 5 feet, 9 inches tall and was wearing a blue-white sweater and blue jeans. The other man is described as a black man in his early to mid 20s, with a slim build, light to medium complexion, with dreads and he wore a black hoodie and black pants.

On Feb. 17, a man told police that there’s a group of individuals who are shoplifting from Kroger stores in Georgia. He told police that the crew shoplifts small items, like eye drops, and return them for cash. The man told police he believes at a Kroger cashier is in on the scheme because the receipts are printed on “official Kroger printing paper.”  He said the group travels in a white Ford Crown Victoria. 

On Feb. 19, police arrested a man for shoplifting one tray of pre-packaged sushi, one brick of Velveeta cheese, one pint of Kroger brand sorbet and one pint of Kroger brand ice cream. He tried to conceal the items in his backpack.

On Feb. 19, police arrested a man for stealing children’s books and two beanbags from the Barnes & Noble book store.

On Feb. 22 police received a report that someone had stolen three dumpsters from a construction site on Moreland Avenue. Police have video footage showing a white pickup truck carrying the dumpsters away.

East Lake

On Feb. 20, police responded to a report of a burglary on Pharr Road. The burglars stole a 49 inch Samsung LCD TV, a diamond wedding ring and an iPad. The back door had been kicked in. “A neighbor advised that she had noticed a navy blue older model Lincoln Towncar that was backed into the victim’s driveway, but thought it was a friend or family of the victims,” the police report said. “She advised that the car had gold lettering on it, but was unable to give a license plate number or any other descriptive information.”

On Feb. 21, police responded to a report of a burglary on East Lake Drive. The burglars stole a 50 inch flat screen TV, a safe containing documents, and a safe containing a 9 mm handgun.  A witness said he saw three men in a Chevrolet Monte Carlo back up to the location. Their faces were covered. Decatur Police reported that there had been a  burglary a few blocks away, and a few of the documents that were in the safe in the East Lake Drive home were recovered in the street nearby. 

East Atlanta

On Feb. 17, police responded to a report of a burglary on Glenwood Avenue. The items reported stolen: an iPhone 5, keys to the house and car. There had been a prior incident at the location, and the suspects had stolen a bike and power drill. The suspects are described as one male, about 6 feet tall, weighing 200 pounds with long dreadlocks and wearing a ski mask. The other suspect described as a male wearing a ski-cap and driving a four-door black sedan.

On Feb. 22, police responded to a report of a burglary on Gresham Avenue. There was nothing stolen and police arrested a suspect on charges of criminal trespassing. According to the report, the suspect,  “told the police that she broke the window to get her friend out who had been drugged with Heroin by putting it in her food.”

On Feb. 20, police responded to a report of a larceny at a beauty supply store on Fayetteville Road. The store manager said the suspect purchased $290 worth of items with a credit card. In the middle of the transaction, the cashier went to the back of the store to get an item that the suspect requested. The cashier returned and completed the transaction. Security camera footage shows the suspect walk around the counter after the cashier went to retrieve the item and reach inside of an unlocked cabinet. The suspect took a pack of “brown female hair” and placed it inside her purse.

On Feb. 21, police responded to a report of a larceny at a bar on Glenwood Avenue Southeast. The victim told police that her purse was stolen from the back of her bar stool. The security camera footage shows the suspect conceal the purse under his jacket. The suspect is described as an 18 year old black man, about 5 feet, 7 inches tall, with medium brown skin, a clean-shaven face, wearing a red skull cap, dark jeans and shell top Timberlands. His name is Theo, but his street name is “Hot.” 

On Feb. 22, police received a report that a tenant being evicted out of a home on Clifton Street took all furniture, carpet, rugs, and appliances from the location when she left.

Candler Park

Police on Feb. 18 arrested a woman for shoplifting. On Feb. 19, the woman was accused of shoplifting boots from a store on Moreland Avenue, accompanied by a juvenile suspect. The next day, the same woman was accused of shoplifting sweatpants, a tee shirt and a jacket from another store on Moreland Avenue, accompanied by two other female suspects, including one juvenile.