Rash of Auto Thefts Reported in Medlock

Six car break-ins and a burglary have been reported in the community between Aug. 25 and Aug. 31.

A recent rash of car break-ins in the Medlock area has spooked residents, according to the Clairmont Heights Civic Association.

From a post on the association's site:

AUG 31st

Neighbor on Fox Hills: There were multiple car break ins on Fox Hills Drive and Harrington on Thursday night/Friday morning.  According to the police officer who took the report, several of them, were locked and had security systems.  It appears the thieves must have some sort of device to circumvent car security systems.  Out of my car they took they took some change, 2 GPS devices and chargers.  There was nothing else of value in the car but they ransacked the trunk as well.

Neighbor on Medlock: They ransacked my car even left my light on, back door open, an every console left opened, but I don't have any valuables in my car. So luckily nothing of value was taken. Happened between 230-7 am.

Facebook post: Car break ins at the 2700 block of Harrington. We called the police and filed our reports. Facebook post:  There was another break in yesterday morning 3 doors down from us at 2318 Hunting Valley.  3 girl grad students had the rental broken into and their bedrooms trashed . They are missing all electronics. This is the 3rd break-in in the Hunting Valley area within the past 2 months.

Three other car break-ins and a burglary were also reported in the community between Aug. 25 and Aug. 27.

Check out the association post for more information.

Jonathan Cribbs September 06, 2012 at 12:44 AM
Tom, I'm saying that it doesn't matter where they're coming from. Wherever they're coming from, everyone in the North Druid Hills-Briarcliff area is getting hit by car thieves and burglars. Assuming you're right, it doesn't really matter that the east side of Medlock is getting hit by theoretical thieves from Scottdale. The people in west Medlock are also getting hit. So are the people in Oak Grove. So are the people west of Toco Hill.
Joanne September 06, 2012 at 07:39 PM
Jonathan-- are you an expert on crime trends or are you now editorializing in addition to reporting the news?
Joanne September 06, 2012 at 07:53 PM
Jonathan- When people start to say "crime is the price you pay . . . " for anything, that is when decent, law-abiding people have truly given up. I live in Decatur and I refuse to accept that crime is the pay you pay for anything. I, instead, choose to hold my police department to a high standard and demand that they do more than sit on Scott Blvd. looking for speeders. And as far as your retort that Walmart will be an assault on the neighboring precinct, all my friends who live near the Howell Mill Walmart say that crime at that Walmart is the BULK of their precinct's crime report. You seem not to buy into the proven statistical fact that Walmart's bring crime, and all those fighting the Walmart at Suburban Plaza should take note that you have made these public comments and that you are not 100% impartial. I also believe there must be some policy against you making such comments at the Patch management level. And I completely don;t understand your comment about an already existing shopping plaza. Are you really comparing the crime that a half-empty shopping plaza currently attracts to what a Walmart supercenter will bring?
Jonathan Cribbs September 06, 2012 at 08:39 PM
I'm just restating what's plainly clear when you look at DeKalb PD's crime map on a daily basis over three or four years, which I have done.
Grand Poobah November 20, 2012 at 04:12 AM
I think Tom should shut up and move away. Thank-you.


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