Monday, April 15, 2013
The annual event by the North Briarcliff Civic Association will be held at Hawthorne Elementary School on Saturday.
The North Briarcliff Civic Association will hold its annual CommUnity Day on Saturday at Hawthorne Elementary School. The event, which will run from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., will include free ice cream and a fire engine, plus there will additional events at Mary Scott Nature Park at the same time and a guided walk at 12:30 p.m. The association's Neighborhood Watch program will also be present with Scruffy, a police mascot, and several DeKalb County officers. The watch program will also have Home I.D. fingerprinting kits for parents to use with their children at home. The kits are used by the FBI and police to help reunite missing children with their families, according to an association email.
Monday, January 21, 2013
The burglary occurred in the Country Squire/Pangborn area Wednesday.
A burglar distracted an elderly North Briarcliff woman while his partner robbed her home Wednesday, the North Briarcliff Civic Association said. The association sent the following note out to its residents Sunday: Country Squire/ Pangborn area - Wed. afternoon: Elderly neighbor was collecting her mail & trash can from the street. A white pickup truck with a hispanic male inside approached her and asked if her husband was at home. Realizing she was home alone, he told her they were working behind her house and that the neighbor wanted a few trees/limbs removed. He talked to her for about 10 minutes in her backyard. He then got a call and said his partner had been injured and left quickly. Later, the lady realized that her home had been …
Friday, December 7, 2012
The North Briarcliff Civic Association wants to alert residents to a few incidents in the area recently.
The North Briarcliff Civic Association sent a note out to residents Thursday night alerting them of an increase in holiday crime (based on what they've seen on Crimemapping.com). They also included a few details about incidents in our area – though not necessarily in North Briarcliff – that are worth noting. Here they are: Below are some additional incidents that have been shared in the general area but not specific to the NBCA neighborhood.... 12/2/12 Break-in on Chesterfield Drive. Computers, electronics and Christmas gifts were taken. 12/02/12 at 3:00am in the Toco Hills area. White Male, early 30s with dark brown hair and brown eyes with a Southern accent knocked on front door. He claimed to be a police officer checking because …
Monday, November 26, 2012
It was a down week for crime, but it may not stay that way. Here are some tips.
Crime over the last weeked seemed relatively down across most of the North Druid Hills-Briarcliff area. A few isolated car break-ins and whatnot, but fewer than is ordinary. (There was an armed robbery near Shamrock Plaza on Lawrenceville Highway on Sunday, and I'll try to get to the bottom of that Monday.) Still, it's a different kind of crime that hits the area when the holidays roll around, and our friends at the North Briarcliff Civic Association sent out a few tips to their residents, and I thought I'd pass them along: LEAVING TOWN 1. ALERT your block neighbors if you're leaving on vacation. Ask them to pick up your newspaper and mail (or stop them online). You can also ask them to check out your backyard or house occasionally to make…
Monday, September 24, 2012
Though no official moves have been made, a local community leader told the newspaper residents in both communities have been inspired by the incorporation of Brookhaven.
Residents in the Sagamore Hills and North Briarcliff communities are exploring cityhood options as new municipalities in northern DeKalb County place more fianancial pressure on residents in unincorporated areas, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Sunday. The communities have been inspired by the recent vote to incorporate Brookhaven's 49,000 residents, the newspaper reported. News about Sagamore Hills and North Briarcliff was included in a larger story about the cityhood and annexation movement across northern DeKalb County that's claimed Dunwoody and Brookhaven while Chamblee and Decatur both chase large expansions into unincorporated territory. From the story: Nancy Love, a leader of the [Civic Association Network], an umbrella …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Two ladders and a garden tiller were stolen from two different homes this month.
The DeKalb County Police Department finally updated its crime map this week (hopefully for good), so I'll be able to return to some crime reporting tomorrow. But this came in over email Tuesday from the North Briarcliff Civic Association. From the email: When: During the Weekend of Aug 17 Where: Hawthorne Drive What: Two professional grade aluminum ladders (a 6’ and an 8’ model) were stolen from the homeowner’s garage. When : 8/21/12 1115 am. Where : Lake Flair Circle What : Garden Tiller taken from behind car inside garage. Reminder: *At all times, keep doors locked, garage doors closed and locked, entry doors from the garage locked --- even when family members are at home. *Vehicles should always be locked, even inside a closed garage…
Monday, May 7, 2012
The North Briarcliff Civic Association reported to residents that a car break-in there was one of several following the school's prom night.
Not sure how the two could be connected, but the North Briarcliff Civic Association sent a note out to residents about a car break-in on at Tristan Circle and Galahad Drive on Sunday morning after Lakeside High School's prom. It should be noted that prom was held at Thalia N. Carlos Hellenic Community Center on Saturday night. From the email: On Sunday, May 6, 2012, between the hours of 1:30AM-10:00AM our SUV's window was broken and they stole the GPS and coin holder (both hidden in closed compartment). Police reported that they had many similar calls after Lakeside's Prom Night. On Frazier Road they also entered 2 vehicles at the same house and stole all valuables inside. Three (3) other cars had their glass window broken on Sunday in …
Monday, December 5, 2011
"The house was secure; someone had to have been watching and waiting for the homeowner to leave," the neighborhood association told members Monday.
The North Briarcliff Civic Association sent the following notice out to residents this morning regarding a burglary Sunday: A house in the 2500 Block of Brookdale Drive was broken into last night/Sunday between 6:30-7:30 p.m. The homeowner was away from home just that hour. The thief broke a pane on a window in the back of the house, lifted the window, entered the house and took a television and printer and scattered some things around. The house was secure; someone had to have been watching and waiting for the homeowner to leave. The police responded quickly and will of course do their best to catch whoever did this. All, we just had a similar type of thing happen in the last two weeks in the 2400 block of Brookdale, but the residents…
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Two break-ins, one on Sylvan Ramble, the other in Bradford Square, have occurred in the last week.
Two cars have been broken into within a week in the North Briarcliff community, and items were stolen, according to its civic association. One occurred on Sylvan Ramble, and the other happened two nights ago in Bradford Square. The association gave its residents tips to help keep you from becoming a victim: - Close and lock all vehicle entry points, at all times. - Take all valuables out of vehicle, at all times. That includes GPS, phone, phone accessories, spare change, laptop, briefcase, shopping bags, etc. - Report all suspicious persons, vehicles, and behavior to police by calling 911 at the time when the activity is observed. Got any other tips? Let our readers know in the comments section below.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Some Decatur residents are urging the city to do something significant about coyotes in town. Might North Druid Hills require similar assistance?
Coyotes attacking pets and alarming residents are roaming around Decatur, and others have been seen in the North Briarcliff area. A Decatur woman told Channel 2 news that a coyote killed her cat recently, and she's trying to get the city to do something about it whether it means trapping or killing, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. North Druid Hills and Briarcliff residents are well-acquainted with coyotes, however. They're almost routinely spotted prancing around the area. The North Briarcliff Civic Association sent out a note to residents this afternoon saying they'd been spotted again. North Druid Hills-Briarcliff Patch has been writing about coyotes in the area all year. Here's a few of our stories. Sorry for the …