Zone 6 crime hits lull before holiday seasonAn Atlanta Police vehicle. Source: Wikimedia Commons
Crime in Atlanta’s Zone 6 precinct has tapered off ahead of the holiday season.
Atlanta Police Lt. D. Floyd spoke at a recent Neighborhood Planning Unit-O meeting and told members that the NPU-O neighborhoods, Kirkwood, Edgewood and East Lake, have seen an average 15 percent decrease in Part 1 crimes.
Officers said they are making plans to deal with an expected surge in property crimes as the shopping season approaches, particularly at the Edgewood retail district.
Here are some of the crimes included in the Zone 6 summary for the week of Oct. 19 through Oct. 25. Reports are provided by APD and presumed to be accurate.
Someone broke into the Family Dollar on Memorial Drive on Oct. 25. The suspect stole six cartons of cigarettes worth about $300. According to the police report, “Video footage shows the suspect breaking the front door glass then jump the front counter headed to the unlocked cigarette cabinet and (taking) six Cartons of cigarettes resting in a box on the ground. The male jumped back over the counter out the door and into the Jeep and headed South on Maynard Terrace Southeast.” The suspect is described as wearing a gray jogging suit. He was seen exiting a red Jeep Wrangler with a brown rag top.
On Oct. 23, a woman told police she had been arrested at a location on Marion Place, leaving everything behind, including her dog. When she got out of jail she said “she had no cooperation with anyone to retrieve her dog.” She asked for a police escort to go back to the location to pick up her things. She discovered her debit card and make up missing. She also said her clothes had been destroyed and her laptop had been damaged.
There was a motor vehicle theft on Oct. 23 on Arkwright Place. A 2009 blue Chevrolet Impala was reported stolen.
There were two residential burglaries reported o Hardee Street on Oct. 19 and Oct. 20. Items reported stolen include two pairs of Jordan sneakers, dress shoes and an air mattress from one residence, and a 47-inch and 32 inch TV from the other residence.
There was a residential burglary reported on Monument Street on Oct. 23. Items reported stolen include two camera lenses and a desktop computer.
A victim told police that while standing in an empty lot on Memorial Drive on Oct. 24, a man approached him with his hands in his pocket. As he got closer, the victim asked him what he needed. The man asked where Memorial Drive was. “He thought that was very strange because he came from the direction of Memorial Drive Southeast,” the report says. The victim began backing away from the suspect. He ran through the neighbor’s yard and flagged down a police officer who was traveling on Oakview Road. When they went back to the vehicle, it was stolen. The keys had been left in the ignition.