Wednesday, March 7, 2012
APD Major Keith Meadows of Zone 6 and Major Christopher Leighty of Zone 5 will speak about recent trends in the immediate community.
In late 2011, the Atlanta Police Department finished redrawing the boundaries of its six police zones and one result was that Zone 5 -- which covers neighborhoods including Midtown, Ansley Park, Home Park, Georgia Tech and Atlantic Station – no longer includes the Old Fourth Ward and most of the south curb of Ponce de Leon Avenue. Those areas are now part of Zone 6, which means the Midtown Ponce Security Alliance (MPSA) is now working with two precincts instead of one to address the major issues affecting the Midtown area. On Monday, March 12, a special safety meeting will be held at Mary Mac’s Tea Room, located at 224 Ponce de Leon Ave., to introduce Major Keith Meadows of Zone 6 to the Midtown community. Major Christopher Leighty of Zone…
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
The Midtown Ponce Security Alliance urges motorists to be careful when driving on the corridor that has long been a source of complaints for residents.
According to the Midtown Ponce Security Alliance (MPSA), a concerned local resident this past weekend reported a “large rock’’ being tossed at a car traveling along Boulevard that broke the vehicle’s windshield. This incident allegedly occurred about a block south of North Avenue and the MPSA confirmed that it, too, had heard similar stories of rocks being thrown at cars. “Be careful driving on Boulevard, particularly on weekends according to what a police officer told a Midtown resident,’’ the MPSA said through an email this week. Atlanta's Boulevard links a string of neighborhoods from Benteen to Old Fourth Ward to the borders of Virginia-Highland and Midtown. The stretch of Boulevard between Freedom Parkway and Ponce de Leon Avenue has …
Monday, March 5, 2012
Victim hit the suspect with a briefcase during the Friday night incident in Midtown.
While much of the metro Atlanta area braced for stormy weather last Friday night, a pair of thieves in Midtown were running like the wind according to an email from the Midtown Ponce Security Alliance. At approximately 8:15 p.m. on March 2, the Atlanta Police Department received a 911-call about an attempted robbery in the 900 block of Myrtle Street. When the call was dispatched over radio, a nearby officer was able to respond within 30 seconds according to the alliance. Other units also responded and canvassed the area for the suspect. The victim reported that as he exited his vehicle after parking it in the alleyway behind his residence, a black male ran up to him, pointed a hand gun at him and demanded his wallet. The alliance said that…
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Midtown Ponce Security Alliance news briefs including a peek at near-decade old photos of shady activity near 6th and Juniper.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Patch Staff
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Sgt. Bill Cooper, patrol manager of the Midtown Ponce Security Alliance (MPSA), will be conducting a non-working street light inventory this week. If you are aware of any street lights out, please report them to email@example.com to put on the list to report to Georgia Power and the city. PROBLEM PROPERTIES The city has passed a new ordinance in an effort to control problem properties. Under this new ordinance, owners of vacant properties must register their properties with the city so the owners of these properties will be known to Code Compliance if there are problems. See more about it here. If you know of a vacant residence in the neighborhood and are not sure it has been registered, contact the Office of Code Compliance at 404-330…