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Public safety issues in and around Lower Greenville

DPD investigating burglary attempts on neighboring homes on 5600 Monticello

The Dallas Police Department is investigating two inept attempts at home burglary on neighboring homes on the 5600 block of Monticello early Friday morning.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Happy Snoop Patrick's Day 2013

Update, 1130 Monday morning: After the block party broke at the Lowest Greenville 7-11, none of the staff fessed up to being the manager or caring about the issue.

So, as I am wont to do, I filed a complaint with 7-11 corporate, including this photo. I gave a copy of the complaint to the store manager on Sunday morning. Again, no big deal.

On Monday morning, I spoke to the franchise owner. She was this close to taking my head off with the broom. If you have a problem, talk to corporate. You are not the law here. Yeah, and I already know that.

Then, I got a call from 7-11 corporate.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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St. Patrick's Day 2000 - What really happened??

As we approach BD's favorite Jewish holiday, let's take a moment to remember just how bad it was before the party was put in a cage and parking signs sprouted up like tall weeds on the Friday before the event.

Until a few years ago, Bill Dickerson lived on Euclid Street @ Sears Street, just a few blocks west of Greenville Avenue. The streets around his home were Ground Zero when the battles between residents and drunken bar patrons started back in 1998.

Do you even remember 1998?? Bill does - he was assaulted on his own doorstep by three drunks he caught pissing on the wall of his house. He spent three days in Baylor Hospital, and many neighbors who never met him previously rallied to his side, including BD. This blog started right after that, and it's been crazy ever since.

BD interviewed Dickerson to ask him what happened on March 11, 2000, when the party spun out of control and residents from McCommas Boulevard south to Ross Avenue found themselves held hostage by thousands of drunks whose cars (when they were not pulled over barfing on our lawns) were blocking our streets.

And he answers the most important question of the day - Did Philip Kingston really save Lower Greenville by bringing everyone together in a room and calmly negotiating a new way to issue a party special event permit??

Yeah, like that really happened.

Click here for the complete story, the one Kingston's wife, Melissa (an attorney at Friedman & Feiger) did not want BD to publish back when she sued him last September for allegedly stealing her domain name.

St. Patrick's Day 2000 from Avi Adelman on Vimeo.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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St. Patrick's Day 2013 - Parking maps

St Patrick's Day 2013 - Lower Greenville Parking / Traffic Maps by AviAdelman

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Steve Blow: Dallas police officer retires from career that was in his genes

Published: 12 January 2013 09:53 PM

Assistant Dallas Police Chief Vince Golbeck retires from the force this week. He leaves as one of the department's most respected officers.

And it just may be that it was all ordained from the start.

But misfortune marked the beginning of Golbeck's life. He was born to teenage parents in a stormy marriage.

DPD Chief David Brown, Asst Chief (ret) Vince Golbeck, Lois Golbeck

"My father was a Marine. And like in a lot of families, there were domestic issues," he said. "So there was a divorce, and he went his way and my mom went her way.

"This all happened right at the time I was born, so I never knew my father. I never even met him."

He and his mother moved from San Diego back to her native East Texas. And when Golbeck was 7 years old, his mother was killed in a car wreck there. She was 26.

Click here to read Steve Blow's column

Click here to see photos from the standing-room-and-overflowing-into-the-hallway retirement party at Dallas Police Headquarters

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Safe streets
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