Lake Claire Security Report 9/27 – 10/31 (5 week period) 2015

Lake Claire Security Report 9/27 – 10/31 (5 week period) 2015

Auto Theft

200 block Connecticut Ave     9/29     from city street

2013 silver Toyota/COA and from within: wallet containing license, cards, cash and key

Other Larceny

400 block Sutherland Pl          10/24   Taken: within the last two weeks landscape equipment including mower and edgers from under deck; serial numbers unavailable


1800 block DeKalb Ave           10/28               commercial incident: Courtesy Cleaners

Suspect: b/m, early 20’s, black hat, black hoodie, blue jeans,white shoes, black revolver

The suspect produced a gun and demanded the money from the register.  The clerk handed him the cash; the robber grabbed several rolls of coins from a box.  Then the robber asked for the clerk’s wallet, but left before receiving it.  Video surveillance shows the suspect entering the store from Mathews Ave and leaving in the same direction into the neighborhood.

Theft from Auto

1800 block McLendon Ave      10/20   from street      Damage: radio

Taken: truck was unlocked; nothing missing              one print recovered


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In regard to 911 emergency calls (to report crime or suspicious behavior):

Many areas of the City of Atlanta in DeKalb County are affected by cell towers that may direct 911 calls to DeKalb County instead of Atlanta.  If you call 911 from a cell phone and DeKalb Police answers, say you’re in the city of Atlanta, give your address and wait to be transferred. From a land line you call dial 911.

You can store the 10-digit Atlanta Police Emergency number in your cell phone: 404-658-6666.

If you choose to use it, give your location first because that number does not reveal your phone number and in case of disconnection the police will know where to respond.

In regard to 311 non-emergency calls (street lights out, sidewalk issues, potholes, etc.):

Call 311 from a land line or 404-546-0311 from a cell phone.