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Public safety issues in and around Lower Greenville

Bike collides with car, car wins (again)

BD does not have much to pass on about this Monday afternoon accident. It happened at the intersection of Belmont and Matilda about 330pm, the bike does not seem to be damaged too much (indicating it was not a forceful collision), and BD can't find a bicycle helmet in any of the photos. If I get more details, I will post them.

More photos are on BD's Flickr page - click here.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Welcome to the neighborhood. Now give us all your copper wire

The new WalMart construction site has not been up for a whole week yet, and the criminal welcome wagon has already made an appearance.

To wit, this DPD Incident Report, noting the theft of $1,500 worth of conduit and wiring from the site sometime between 6pm Wednesday and 8am Thursday morning.

Reporting Person stated his crew secured the work site at about 6 pm on 4-4-12. Upon arrival at site the next morning, 4-5-12, at 6 am, he discovered that pvc pipe had been disconnected.

You don't think it had anything to do with this wide open gate on the east side of the property at 5:44pm? Contrary to the police report, the construction crew had already left for the day.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Indicted Dallas County deputy sheriff was suspended for lying about off-duty work at Lost Society

BD has been busybusybusy with little projects and only made a passing glance at recent stories about Dallas County sheriff deputies getting busted for writing citations during overtime shifts paid for with federal money when they were actually written during normal working hours. So far, three deputies have been charged with tampering with a government document with intent to defraud, a state felony punishable by up to two years in prison, according to the DMN story posted today.

While glancing at the story, BD espied a name which rang a little bell - Johnny Quarles Jr. He was the second deputy charged with seven counts of tampering back in February. So BD dug deep into his files and found out why the name rang a bell.

Anyone remember BD's encounter with Deputy Q at Lost Society nearly two years ago. Bueller? Bueller?

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Dallas police report details weekend shooting near Greenville Avenue that left man paralyzed

By Scott Goldstein / Reporter / Dallas Morning News

DMN colleague Tanya Eiserer wrote today about a shooting early Sunday morning near Greenville Avenue that left a man paralyzed from the waist down.

It is believed that the same suspects involved in that shooting also kidnapped a teacher and drove her around to try to get her to withdraw money from ATMs.

The shooting of Ryan Lusk, 23, who was leaving a long day of St. Patrick's Day celebrating in the area, was not mentioned in the Dallas police roundup of crime incidents tied to the annual party or any official releases dispatched to the media.

Click here for the complete story

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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The first new RPO on Lower Greenville in five years goes for the jugular

The newest Resident Parking Only zone was quietly installed this past Monday on a street that needed it so bad. Finally, after years of putting up with noise, blocked driveways and trash, one neighbor said 'Enough'.

And where, you may ask, is this new zone? It's not in Bishop Arts, and it's not in Uptown.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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