Briarcliff Area Suffers Rash of Auto Break-Ins

The majority of break-ins occurred Monday evening.

Thieves committed a large rash of auto break-ins throughout the Briarcliff area earlier this week – almost entirely on Monday – DeKalb County police said.

The first rash occurred Monday evening around the interection of Briarcliff and Briarlake roads near Lakeside High School:

  • 2600 block of Sunrise Drive at 5 p.m. Monday;
  • 2100 block of Briarlake Trace at 7 p.m. Monday;
  • 2600 block of Sunrise Drive at 11 p.m. Monday;
  • 2200 block of Shasta Way at 11:30 p.m. Monday.

A home burglary was also reported earlier that morning in the 2100 block of Shasta Way.

Another rash occurred farther north along Briarcliff Road, mostly on the same day. Those auto break-ins are:

  • 2600 block of Havermill Way at 10 a.m. Saturday;
  • 3100 block of Smokecreek Court at 8 p.m. Monday;
  • 3100 block of Sugarplum Road at 9 p.m. Monday;
  • 2900 block of Applewood Court at 10:30 p.m. Monday;
  • 2600 block of Cravey Drive at 12 a.m. Tuesday;
  • 3300 block of Henderson Creek Road at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday
H.A. Hurley November 30, 2012 at 06:20 PM
Briarcliff Rd is the main artery for car thieves for a long time. The entire road from Ponce de Leon to Northlake Mall. Pls check your records. On 11/28/12 at Briarcliff and Rock Springs - 5 cars in one night. Lavista is another main artery for repeated thefts. Police tell us to empty our cars all the time. Thieves don't take our word for it. They break in to check. Then we hear excuses about the economy, can't get jobs, the holidays, and crime is everywhere. Bah Humbug! These guys are working full time 24/7 breaking into our homes and cars. Oh, have you emptied your house? We should...? Both police depts should have special forces to address the break-ins. We live intown, but it is getting almost too much. CrimeMapping is only helpful in spotting patterns. What are the PDs doing a out it?
N.G. November 30, 2012 at 10:00 PM
The police are useless. They circulate remedial and useless "tips" and they do not have an effective strategy to combat street crime. They have no foot patrols and no bike patrols. I have a few in my family and they are known to be lazy. They'd much rather sit in a car off the side of the road pretending to catch speeders than actively patrolling at-risk neighborhoods. They are also borderline criminals themselves, and many have records. So, until we get a strong leader in the DeKalb County PD, we won't see safer streets and neighborhoods.
H.A. Hurley December 01, 2012 at 03:45 PM
This cluster has been the largest in one day. There have been others along Briarcliff from RockSprings near Emory, at N Druid Hills intersection, throughout Oak Grove neighborhood and now near Northlake Mall. What is DPD doing? What are they waiting for? I drive along these roads every day and RARELY see police cars. Where are they? Don't tell us the same reasons: poor economy, need cleaned out cars, crime is everywhere...Dekalb County is in such bad shape with schools. Getting much worse with crimes. Are we waiting until most folks with $options move away? Then it will spin out of control. Crime is a cancer that spreads. DCPD step up to the plate now before every vital neighborhood secedes from DC.


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