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Public safety issues in and around Lower Greenville

Just the facts: Burglary stories from the victims

A few weeks ago, BD reported on the recent jump in residential burglaries, including the now-captured Garage Burglar, taking place in the Lower Greenville area.

The most recent DPD incident reports for this area show that it is getting harder and harder to protect your home (note: These stats do not include residential areas north of Vickery Avenue).

BD asked his readers to tell about their recent incidents, with the intent of putting up a map to show the events. Instead, we have decided to post their comments and only general descriptions of their home's locations.

These comments have been edited for spelling and a little bit of grammar checking only.

If you want to submit your burglary story, click here...

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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DPD: How we caught the Greenland Hills garage burglars

The DPD is still cleaning up the mess created by the Greenland Hills garage burglars after their arrest on Wednesday morning. In addition to the two burglars and a juvenile accomplice, they also discovered a fencing operation for the stolen goods.

DPD Northeast's Deputy Chief Jan Easterling sent this summary of events to BD late Wednesday evening...

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Greenlands Hills garage burglar in custody

The Greenland Hills NA/Crimewatch has sent an email blast to its list, reporting an arrest in the recent garage burglaries.

DPD sources confirm the information, but stress they do not know if this person is tied to the recent home burglaries in the area.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Did you know there was a crimewave on Lower Greenville?

You know the feeling... and you don't ever want to experience it.

You come home and find your back door standing wide open.

Your heart says, Oh, someone must have left it open by accident. It's nothing.

But your brain is saying, No, the wood frame around the door is shattered, and there's broken glass on the ground.

You don't have to go inside. You already know you've been burglarized.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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While you were partying, I was getting towed!

Last evening, a young couple ventured to Lower Greenville in search of fun, drinks and a good time.

Ever the gentleman - and cheapskate - he found a parking space on La Vista Court by the motorcycle shop, just steps away from the bars. Lots of lighting and valet drivers all around to watch his car.

Too bad our lovestruck-visitor did not have the sense to look at the street signs before he parked. If he had, he might not be wondering what happened to his car after he rounded the corner.

Here's the whole story, told from the perspective of his car, along with a video presentation.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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