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Decatur-Avondale Estates Crime Blotter

A selection of crime reports from the Decatur and Avondale Estates police, including three recent Decatur Heights burglaries.

This information is from Decatur and Avondale Estates police reports.

Three Decatur Heights burglaries

There have been three separate burglaries in the Decatur Heights area, Decatur police said.

All three incidents happened between 8 a.m. and 11:50 a.m. and each one showed signs of forced entry. The most recent burglary happened on June 11 in a house where someone was home at the time. The resident was confronted by a suspect and told not to look at him before he fled the scene, so she could not provide a detailed description. Decatur police plan to increase their patrols of the area with uniformed and plainclothes officers and residents may call 404-373-6551 if they have more information.

Burglary on Majestic Circle

On June 10, there was a burglary at a house on the 3200 block of Majestic Road, Avondale Estates police said.

The house, which is currently unoccupied and on the market, showed signs of forced entry on a back door. Nothing was taken and nobody was seen at the house.

Honda theft on Church Street

A resident of an apartment complex on the 1100 block of Church Street found his Honda vehicle missing on May 31, Decatur police said.

The resident had parked his maroon 1995 Honda Accord outside his apartment the night before and discovered it was gone the next morning. He told police that he had secured the vehicle and that there were no valuables in it.

Hondas have been a frequent target of auto thieves in the area. , many different Hondas were reported missing in Decatur.

Bicycle theft at West Court Square

A student had his bicycle stolen from West Court Square on May 31, Decatur police said.

The student parked his bike, valued at $250, on the fence separating West Court Square from the MARTA turnaround on Swanton Way and locked it there with a combination lock. He returned later to find the bike and lock were both gone. He said his bike is a dark blue and tan hybrid or cross bike with a battery operated red taillight and a broken front reflector.

Bicycle thefts have been happening in the area recently.

Patio furniture stolen from Dancing Goats

A table and four chairs were stolen from outside on June 2, Decatur police said.

An employee told police that, when closing up shop the night before, another employee forgot to chain up the tables and chairs in front of the store. The next morning, a table and four chairs valued at $150 were missing. There is no surveillance video of the incident.

bulldogger June 12, 2012 at 12:49 PM
Anybody for neighborhood "Watch Patrols"?....... :>) You know, we've got a great Police Department here in Decatur, but they can't be everywhere all the time. I guess we, as citizens, need to be more vigilant and always on the lookout and report any suspicious activity. The people committing these crimes are not invisible.
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