The crime report for the week ending April 11th has been posted to our website. East Atlanta had the fewest crimes this past week in Zone 6. It has been relatively quiet for the past two weeks, after the six burglaries that occurred in a two week span at the end of March. Major Peek called it a slight uptick in burglaries for East Atlanta and East Lake. East Lake had four of the fourteen burglaries in Zone 6 this past week, a very high number for them. Not sure that volume of crime is a slight uptick for either area, but happy to see the quick reversal in our comnunity. The EASP was very shorthanded during the couple weeks these crimes occurred, with three officers quitting in one month. Hopefully our return to normal patrol levels has contributed to the improvement. Zone 6 has really come through for us with three new officers, one of whom will work their first patrol hours on Friday. A fourth officer has returned to the EASP for his second tour of duty and will be working some extra patrols made possible by the surge in new memberships in April.
If you were wondering why there has been no mention of the murder on Shadowridge, it's only because it occurred in unincorporated Dekalb County. While many of these neighbors say they live in East Atlanta, their streets aren't patrolled by APD or the EASP. Nonetheless, many of these residents on Shadowridge or Glynn are our friends, and come to Brownwood Park, the Farmer's Market, the Strut or have dinner in the Village. It's tragic when one of our neighbors loses their life for no good reason, and our condolences go out to the friends and family of Cathy Montoya.
APD has alerted us to the presence of one of the many recidivists that roam the city of Atlanta. Darquise Obie has a long criminal history, and was spotted in the East Atlanta Village the other day. While not a violent criminal, he seems to be an opportunistic young man, so he is most likely to be breaking into your car if you leave valuables in plain sight. Supposedly his hair is much longer and rather unkempt. His address is indicated to be in the 400 block of Patterson.