Sunday, October 23, 2011

A week of Dunwoody Crime - 1 armed robbery, 2 muggings, 2 assaults, 3 home burglaries, 4 stolen cars, 13 shopliftings, plus a whole lot more.


Yes, Dunwoody does have crime.

Below is a reprint from the Dunwoody Patch outlining the weekly crime stats from the City of Dunwoody for the period of October 9 - 15.  Please take a look at the list and imagine if that it was you who was robbed at gunpoint, or mugged for $20.00 which required you to be taken to the hospital, or that someone entered your home and took your possessions. 

We know that crime happens, in other "neighborhoods", to other people and rarely does it happen to someone you know; or at least that seems to be the case for most of the residents of Dunwoody.  That being said, my position on the Dunwoody City Council requires me to worry about all 46,000 residents, all parts of town to assure that everyone is properly protected.  It requires me to think about the 100,000 people who flood into our city during the day and the out of town visitors to our fine city whose vehicles were broken into, never to stay in Dunwoody again. 

Chief Grogan asked for four more officers to specifically target the crimes listed below as he believes that based on the needs of the community, we need these officersI support that expenditure but we will see on Monday if the other members of the Dunwoody City Council agree with me.


Armed robbery
• A masked gunman entered the Dunwoody Pines Senior Living home, 4355 Georgetown Sq., last Saturday evening, stole money and fled the scene. Four employees at the location were uninjured.

Mugging
• A strong-arm robbery was reported on the 6700 block of Peachtree Industrial Boulevard on the night of Oct. 11. The victim was taken to Northside Hospital. The robber stole $20 in cash.
• A robbery by knife was reported on the afternoon of Oct. 14 at a bus stop on the 5000 block of Winters Chapel Road. The robber stole ID cards, a medical card, a $50 cell phone and $20 in cash from the victim, a 25-year-old female.

Assault
• An aggravated assault with a weapon was reported on the morning of Oct. 14 on the 4000 block of Dunwoody Park. No arrest has been made in the case yet.
• An aggravated assault with a knife was reported on the evening of Oct. 13 on the 4600 block of Peachtree Place Parkway.  A 20-year-old Doraville woman was arrested on charges of felony aggravated assault.

Shoplifting
• A 20-year-old Lithonia woman, a 21-year-old Stone Mountain woman and a 24-year-old Stone Mountain woman were arrested on the night of Oct. 13 for allegedly trying to steal $552 worth of clothing from Macy’s at the Perimeter Mall.
• Two 17-year-old Atlanta males were arrested on the afternoon of Oct. 10 for allegedly trying to steal a $145 long sleeve Polo shirt from Dillard’s at the Perimeter Mall.
• Two 17-year-old Marietta males were arrested on the night of Oct. 11 for allegedly trying to steal two jackets worth a total of $180 from Dillard’s at the Perimeter Mall.
• A 34-year-old Tucker man was arrested on the night of Oct. 11 for allegedly trying to steal a baseball cap, a visor and a jacket from Dillard’s at the Perimeter Mall. The stolen items, in total, were valued at $99.
• Two juvenile females were detained and charged on the night of Oct. 11 for allegedly trying to steal four pairs of jeans worth a total of $414 and a t-shirt worth $35 from Macy’s at the Perimeter Mall.
• An 18-year-old Atlanta man was arrested on the afternoon of Oct. 12 for allegedly trying to steal a Polo shirt worth $85 from Dillard’s at the Perimeter Mall.
• A 49-year-old Atlanta man was arrested on the afternoon of Oct. 12 for allegedly trying to steal an MP3 player, headphones and a shirt, worth a total of $94, from Wal-Mart, 4725 Ashford Dunwoody Rd.
• Two 20-year-old Atlanta men were arrested on the afternoon of Oct. 13 for allegedly trying to steal a pair of Levi’s jeans and a Levi’s jacket from Marshalls, 1131 Hammond Dr.
• A 30-year-old Atlanta man was arrested on for allegedly trying to steal $25 in food from The Cheesecake Factory at the Perimeter Mall on the night of Oct. 13.
• Two juveniles were arrested for allegedly trying to steal jeans, jackets, shirts and shorts worth a total of $240 from Dillard’s at the Perimeter Mall on the afternoon of Oct. 13.
• A juvenile was charged for allegedly trying to steal a pair of UGG boots valued at $149.95 from Nordstrom at the Perimeter Mall on the night of Oct. 14. The juvenile was charged with charges of shoplifting and felony terroristic threats.
• A 26-year-old Dunwoody man was arrested on the afternoon of Oct. 15 for allegedly trying to steal a shirt and pair of blue jeans worth a total of $23 from TJ Maxx, 134 Perimeter Center W.
• A 20-year-old Norcross woman was arrested on shoplifting charges on the evening of Oct. 15 at Target, 100 Perimeter Center Pkwy.

Terroristic threats
• A 30-year-old Dunwoody man was arrested on the night of Oct. 10 on charges of felony terroristic threats and acts and family battery on the 300 block of Perimeter Center North.

Theft
• $200 worth of vehicle accessories were reported stolen from a vehicle parked on the 4700 block of Ashford Dunwoody Road on the morning of Oct. 11.
• An Apple iPhone worth $400 was reported stolen at the Perimeter Mall on the night of Oct. 12.
• Goodman air conditioners worth a total of $10,000 were reported stolen from the Gables Metropolitan apartment complex, 300 Perimeter Center N. on the afternoon of Oct. 15.

Burglary
• A 2.5-carat diamond ring worth $12,000 was reported stolen from a residence on the 4500 block of Barclay Drive on the afternoon of Oct. 12.
• A burglary was reported on the 2600 block of Fontainebleau Drive on the afternoon of Oct. 11. Two televisions worth a total of $700 and $75 in cash were reported stolen.
• A Toshiba TV worth $400 and a diamond worth $10,000 were reported stolen from a residence on the 2400 block of Dunwoody Crossing on the morning of Oct. 14.
• An attempted burglary was reported at a residence on the 1800 block of Cottillion Drive on the morning of Oct. 15.

Car theft
• A silver 2003 Ford Econoline Van was reported stolen from the 6600 block of Peachtree Industrial Boulevard on the morning of Oct. 12.
• A gray 2002 Toyota Camry was reported stolen in the early hours of Oct. 13 on the 4700 block of Ashford Dunwoody Road.
• A green 1998 Nissan Frontier was reported stolen from the 1500 block of Kings Down Circle on the morning of Oct. 14.
• A silver 1999 Toyota Camry was reported stolen on the afternoon of Oct. 14 from the 5200 block of Seaton Drive.

Car break-ins
• A leather briefcase, an ASUS laptop and an Apple iPad were reported stolen from a vehicle parked on the 1000 block of Crown Pointe Parkway on the night of Oct. 11. The stolen items were valued at $2,200.
• A Magellan GPS and a scan code were reported stolen from a vehicle parked on the 4600 block of Ridgeview Road on the morning of Oct. 13. The stolen items were valued at $180.
• A GPS mount and sunglasses were reported stolen from a vehicle parked on the 4600 block of Ridgeview Road on the morning of Oct. 13. The stolen items were worth $10.
• A Magellan GPS worth $100 was reported stolen from a vehicle parked on the 4600 block of Ridgeview Road on the morning of Oct. 13.
• Three laptop computers – two Lenovio laptops and one Dell laptop – and an external hard drive worth a total of $5,300 were reported stolen from a vehicle parked on the 1200 block of Ashford Crossing on the night of Oct. 13.
• A license plate was reported stolen from a vehicle parked on the 4600 block of Peachtree Place Parkway on the evening of Oct. 14.
• A Samsung camera, an LG flip phone, a Michael Kors purse, $700 in cash, makeup, a Louis Vuitton bag, and Chanel sunglasses were among the items stolen from a vehicle parked on the 4800 block of Ashford Dunwoody Road on the afternoon of Oct. 15. The total value of the stolen items was $4,152.
• An HP laptop worth $2,000 was reported stolen from a vehicle parked on the 1500 block of Mount Vernon Road on the afternoon of Oct. 15.
• A purse worth $100 was reported stolen from a vehicle parked on the 1500 block of Mount Vernon Road on the afternoon of Oct. 15.

Loitering
• A 26-year-old McDonough man was arrested on charges of loitering and prowling in the early morning hours of Oct. 12 on the 200 block of Perimeter Center Parkway.
• A 19-year-old Atlanta man was arrested on the morning of Oct. 12 on charges of possession of burglary tools, loitering and obstruction. The arrest occurred on the 4700 block of Ashford Dunwoody Road.

4 comments:

GaryRayBetz said...
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Jack B. Nimble said...

This is a no brainer. I will not vote for anyone against adding the police unit.

I was not in favor of expanding the boundaries of Dunwoody because I believed crime statistics would go up. They have.

To the people who think they can do without more police, now, I say, wait until you add parks where more people come into the city from other areas.

Police Grogan is the expert here. Give him the manpower he needs to keep Dunwoody safe.

The present statistics will send home prices plummeting. I moved here to take my children out of an area that has been taken over by criminals. If the council keeps its head in the sand, the same thing will happen, here. Fortunately, I don't have children to worry about any more.

dundevil said...

John is pushing for the extra police. John is also pushing for parks, bike trails and who knows what else.

Not everyone nats to keep increasing taxes.

Police and I will pay. Parks done incrementally is reasonable. Several hundred dollars a year for a land bank, parks within 0.2 tenths of a mile and other pipe dream nonsense is a NO.

Jack B. Nimble said...

@dundevil,

I have stated several times that I will NOT vote for the parks referendum. If it gets through, it won't be because of my vote or of the vote of many people I've talked to.

Police on the other hand are a priority and necessary regardless of whether the parks get voted down.