SERVING THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF DRUID HILLS

A COMMUNITY NESTLED IN THE HEART OF ATLANTA, GEORGIA

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NEIGHBORHOOD SAFETY

The Druid Hills Public Safety Committee is chaired by Doug Rollins. We are working on multiple approaches to addressing crime within our community. Please send any neighborhood public safety concerns to:  publicsafety@druidhills.org.

Neighborhood Watch

We believe that neighbors who know each other look out for each other, and that is our most effective method of deterring crime. With Neighborhood Watch, neighbors keep an eye out for one another.  To make this work we need street captains (and co-captains for the longer streets). To date, we have 45 street captains!

Street captain responsibilities:

  • Maintain a contact list for every house on the street and share it with everyone on the list. 
  • Forward monthly crime reports to your list.  (It will be sent to you by the Druid Hills Neighborhood Watch Leader, Ellen Meshnick.)
  • If a crime does occurs, the victim must call the police. Then either email your neighbors or tell the street captain, who will do so.

Note that you don’t have to belong to the Druid Hills Civic Association nor the Druid Hills Patrol. (However, we encourage you to join both.  If everyone joins the Patrol, it can extend its hours and its patrol area.)

Join the team! 

Public Safety Committee, Doug Rollins, publicsafety@druidhills.org

Neighborhood Watch Leader, Ellen Meshnick, neighborhoodwatch@druidhills.org

The mission of the Druid Hills Patrol is to make Druid Hills safer by employing off-duty police officers to patrol our community and supplement services provided by the police. It is a separate organization from the DHCA. It is a non-profit organization, funded by members and managed by volunteers. The DHCA encourages all neighbors to join. The more members, the more hours can be spent patrolling the neighborhood! Join the patrol today!


PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY











Don't leave anything in your car. Even things that might seem like they aren't of value, may be desirable to someone else! Believe it or not, loose change can be the reason for a broken window.

Please remember to retrieve packages from your doorstep as soon as they are delivered.

Coordinate package security with neighbors by exchanging contact information and agreeing to either move packages to a secure location or take them inside for each other.

Remove mail from your mailbox as soon as possible after delivery.

Report ALL thefts.

Be a good neighbor and keep an eye out for anything unusual.

SEEN DOWNED SIGNS/STREET LIGHTS OUT?

Report street light outages here.

Report downed signs in DeKalb County by emailing Sharon Neal.

MONTHLY CRIME REPORT

Druid Hills Crime Report : September 2021 : 22 total crimes

In DeKalb County : 19  crimes

Case #

Type of Crime

Address

Date

Day

Comm’l
or
resident’l
complex

21-
079392

Theft from motor vehicle

1700 Briarcliff Rd (Sage Hill Shopping Center area)

9/30/2021
@ 7:00 pm

Thurs

21-
079120

Simple assault. Domestic dispute between mother and son.

1500 block N Decatur Rd (Emory Village)

9/29/2021
@ 11:29 pm

Wed

21-
078776

Simple assault. Boyfriend locked girlfriend out of apartment. She got gun from her car and shot open the door.

1400 block Rock Springs Cir

9/28/2021
@ 9:25 pm

Tues

21-
078118

Aggravated assault. An individual, who had been grazed by a bullet while he had stopped to help someone at I285/Buford Highway, drove himself to the hospital.

1300 block Clifton Rd (Emory University Hospital area)

9/26/2021
@ 9:27 am

Sun

21-
077402

Simple assault. Victim was in dispute with friend she had come to visit. The victim’s daughter refused to brush her teeth under the direction of the suspect, so the suspect spanked the daughter. Then the victim and suspect started to fight.

1400 block Markan Dr

9/24/2021
@ 11:13 am

Fri

21-
081196

Impersonation. Victim advised that the five business checks he had dropped in the mailbox outside the post office in Sage Hill Shopping Center had been fraudulently changed and cashed.

1100 block Oxford Rd

9/19/2021
@ 1:00pm

Sun

21-
078369

Larceny. Amazon packages stolen from porch.

1400 block Rock Springs Cir

9/17/2021
@ 7:00pm

Fri

21-
075190

Simple assault. Domestic dispute between boyfriend and girlfriend.

1400 block Rock Springs Cir

9/17/2021
@ 12:31am

Fri

21-
074090

Theft from motor vehicle

1800 block S Ponce de Leon Ave

9/13/2021
@ 2:20pm

Mon

21-
074136

Theft from motor vehicle

1500 block N Decatur Rd (Emory Village)

9/13/2021
@ 12:00pm

Mon

21-
074459

Theft from motor vehicle

700 block Clifton Rd

9/12/2021
@ 2:00pm

Sun

21-
073805

Theft from motor vehicle

1500 block N Decatur Rd (Emory Village)

9/12/2021
@ 12:00pm

Sun

21-
073643

Shoplifting. Suspect walked out of CVS with package of Pampers.

1500 block N Decatur Rd (Emory Village)

9/11/2021
@ 6:00pm

Sat

21-
079598

Fraud credit card. Victim reported that a charge for $781 was made on his Suntrust Mastercard by an unknown suspect.

1200 block Briar Hills Dr

9/11/2021
@ 6:00pm

Sat

21-
074048

Simple assault. Father came in with 9-month-old child who could not move his leg. Mother, father and 2-year-old brother questioned. Referred to Special Victims Unit.

1400 block Clifton Rd (Children’s Healthcare area)

9/11/2021
@ 12:00am

Sat

21-
078296

Fraud credit card. Victim reported credit card she had hidden and not used had $1,350 of unknown charges.

1300 block Briarcliff Rd

9/8/2021
@ 9:00am

Wed

21-
071543

Theft from motor vehicle

1500 block N Decatur Rd (Emory Village)

9/4/2021
@ 12:20pm

Sat

21-
070770

Theft from motor vehicle

400 block Princeton Way

9/2/2021
@ 4:32am

Thurs

21-
070930

Larceny. Contractor was replacing gutters. When the gutters were on the ground unattended, they disappeared.

1800 block S Ponce de Leon Ave

9/1/2021
@ 7:30pm

Wed

In City of Atlanta: 3 crimes

21
2681920

Aggravated assault. Victim saw a stranger outside by his car so victim stepped out of his house to yell; stranger fired a round at him.

15 Kings Walk

9/25/2021

Sat

21
2660809

Larceny-from vehicle

834 Lullwater Rd

9/23/2021

Thurs

21
2630423

Auto theft. Victim left keys in the car.

1634 Ponce de Leon Ave

9/20/2021

Mon

Compiled by E. Meshnick from crimemapping.com, opendata.atlantapd.org, A. Fowler, J. Tillman



PONCE CORRIDOR SAFETY

Ponce de Leon was designed as a part of the original Druid Hills plan by Frederick Law Olmsted to be a meandering, picturesque road showcasing the neighborhood. As Atlanta has grown (and so has the traffic!), it is a very dangerous corridor with frequent traffic accidents and incidents. It also has problems with flooding.

The GDOT has had several stakeholder input meetings as they try to address these issues while working within our neighborhood's historical landmark regulations. We maintain a special web page where we host updates about the "Ponce Corridor" here


FLOCK  Security Camera PILOT PROGRAM

FLOCK cameras were installed in Division 1 as part of a City of Atlanta grant beginning August 20, 2018. 
Read about the DHCA Pilot Program

Important update on FLOCK contract (November 2020):

The DHCA wants to ensure all residents are aware of the expiration of the grant used to cover the first two years of our FLOCK camera system.  Beginning in February of 2021, those living on Fairview, Lullwater, Oakdale and Springdale will need to pick up the contracting and payment process directly with FLOCK in order to maintain coverage. The current rate is $2,000 per camera/year or $4,000 to cover both ends of a street segment.  The organizers of private FLOCK contracts on Cornell and Oxford tell us that the annual cost per resident varies from $88-$120 per year depending on the number of homes. 

Read our analysis of FLOCK camera effectiveness.

DHCA SIDEWALK REPAIR PROGRAM

Sick and tired of our sidewalks?

Your DHCA is too!

And we want to do something about them!  The first step towards any remediation of our abysmal sidewalks is to understand the size and scope of the problem.We can do this and we desperately need your help. Thanks to COVID 19, we’re all spending a lot more time walking, running, skating and riding up and down our streets.  

Send me a quick email with a photo of the worst of the worst.  Take a picture, note the specific address of the sidewalk and the side of the street if possible. We believe that neighbors who know each other look out for each other, and that is our most effective method of deterring crime. To that end, we’re going to create an inventory of our sidewalks that we can use to inform fact-based discussions with stakeholders including DeKalb County.  

Send your sidewalk pics (with address) to publicsafety@druidhills.org. Spread the word to your friends and neighbors. #safewalk


CONTACT US

DRUID HILLS CIVIC ASSOCIATION
P.O. Box 363, Decatur, GA 30031

mail@druidhills.org
druidhills.org

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