Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The scammers approach you at home and ask about tree work or utility work and say they need to see your backyard. Meanwhile...
DeKalb County police's North and Center precincts are warning residents this week about a growing robbery scam in the area. From an alert sent out to residents this week: Please be aware and alert your neighbors that there are a few scams going around, allowing people to get in your home. The way it seems to be working is that the people are knocking on front doors and talking about tree work or utility line work and that they need to access your back yard or your neighbors. While this is going on and you are taking them to your back yard the other person who is usually waiting in a car in the drive way enters your house and takes whatever they can. BE ALERT…SAY NO to these types of door calls. Don’t open your doors to these people …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Fourteen more officers are slated for the county's Central Precinct.
More police could hit the streets across the North Druid Hills-Briarcliff area in the next several months, according to the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association. Thirteen more officers and another sergeant are slated for the Center Precinct, which includes the North Druid Hills area, DeKalb County police told the Medlock Neighborhood Watch group at its regular meeting Wednesday. Several start Sunday, the association reported on its website. The center precinct does include higher crime areas, however, including those around Memorial Drive southeast of the city of Decatur. DeKalb County police have been under fire throughout the area over the last several months as several groups have sought to create new cities from Tucker to the North …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The new DeKalb County police Chief Cedric Alexander toured the county Monday, including Oak Grove Market where he visited with residents.
New DeKalb County police Chief Cedric Alexander said Monday his department must do everything it can to decrease crime in the community and the county as a whole. The new chief, hired in February, was sworn in Monday morning and spent the day touring parts of the county, including Oak Grove Market. Alexander and county CEO Burrell Ellis met with lunchtime diners and local political figures who stopped by for the event, including District 4's DeKalb County Board of Education member Jim McMahan and his predecessor H. Paul Womack, both nearby residents. In an interview with Patch before he left, Alexander talked about his policing priorities, and Ellis addressed a comment by District 5 county Commissioner Lee May at a recent Lakeside City …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Cedric Alexander will stop by Oak Grove Market Monday, April 1 at 1 p.m.
DeKalb County’s new police chief Cedric Alexander will make his debut before the the Oak Grove community on Monday, April 1. It's part of the county's recognition of National County Government Month, a month-long celebration to raise public awareness and understanding about the roles and responsibilities of county government. This year’s theme is “Smart Justice: Creating Safer Communities.” Following the swearing-in ceremony in downtown Decatur at 8:30 a.m., county CEO Burrell Ellis and Alexander will visit Oak Grove Market, 2757 Lavista Road, from 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Here's some background about Alexander from a county statement: Prior to joining the DeKalb County Police Department, Dr. Alexander held the position of Federal Security …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
A survey is being conducted to gauge the effectiveness of DeKalb County police.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Wednesday, March 6
The DeKalb County Police Department is conducting a survey of its citizens to gather impressions about county police services and how well they do their job. The image of the county's police took a hit last month when two officers assigned to the Tucker Precinct were arrested and charged with corruption. County police services have also been cited by frustrated residents as a reason to start a new city around the Lakeside High School area. The 11-question survey is designed to glean feedback from county residents about police services such as response times, roadside assistance, traffic citations and satisfaction with the level of assistance citizens received from the police department. The results will be provided to the police chief for …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Here's what to do if someone shows up to your door trying to sell you something.
A few neighborhood associations in the North Druid Hills-Briarcliff area have said over the last week that door-to-door scammers have returned to the area, targeting elderly residents in particular. DeKalb County police may have noticed that as well and sent out some tips on door-to-door scamming. See it above.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The total number of accidents over the long holiday weekend was higher than last year.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, January 2
Georgia State Troopers have investigated more crashes during this New Year's holiday than last year, with injuries rising above New Year's 2012 levels, and almost as many deaths – six so far this year, compared to seven last year. The GSP investigated three of the fatal traffic accidents, with local agencies investigating the other three. Troopers investigated 415 accidents as of daybreak, Jan. 1, which included 213 injuries and three deaths. During last year's entire 102-hour holiday, the Department of Public Safety investigated 296 accidents. Those accidents included 172 injuries and 7 deaths. Deaths have been investigated by the following Troop locations and local agencies: Statewide last year, law enforcement agencies reported 1,929 …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Doris Bonds, 85, is believed to suffer from Alzheimer's Disease.
DeKalb County police is seeking assistance in locating a missing 85-year-old Chamblee woman who may suffer from Alzheimer's Disease. Doris Bonds was last seen around 11 a.m. on Tuesday morning leaving her home on Barkside Court. She was driving a 1999 red Buick LaSabre with GA tag number 453 LHN. Detectives believe she was headed to an appointment, but never arrived. Bonds was last seen wearing a white shirt and a light blue pants suit. She is described as a white female, 5 feet 6 inches, 160 pounds with brown eyes and white hair. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Special Victim’s Unit at (770) 724-7710.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Community Education Specialist Al Fowler shared these tips for Patch readers.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Thursday, November 1, 2012
It's the beginning of the holiday hopping season, which is always an exciting and frenzied time. It is also the time when many thefts and other crimes of opportunity occur. Circulate the following information around your communities to remind everyone to remain safe.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
To help you keep your family protected, here's a map of registered sex offenders in the North Druid Hills-Briarcliff area.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
After talking to our children all year about being safe and not talking to strangers, there's one day each year we send them out onto the streets and tell them to knock on strangers' doors. Halloween is upon us, and Patch wants to help everyone stay safe. So we've created this map of the North Druid Hills-Briarcliff area's registered sex offenders, so you can choose whose door to knock on and whose not to — especially if your family is trick-or-treating in a new neighborhood, with friends or at Grandma's. To check out your neighborhood, zoom in or out of the map above. Click on a flag to get specific addresses or consult the list below the map by scrolling on the right-hand side of the map.