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Welcome to Resident Parking Only Zone #13

BD admits to being a little bit superstitious. But for now, 13 is our favorite lucky number - at least until 14 pops up.

The signs for Lower Greenville's newest Resident Parking Only Zone - #13 - were installed on Tuesday afternoon.

The zone covers the 5700 block of La Vista between Greenville and Matilda, intersecting 1900 Hope Street (which has been RPO since 2000).

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Another armed robbery on Lower Greenville

An armed robbery took place on the 5700 block of Oram Street on Sunday evening, August 12, 2007, at approximately 6:15pm.

According to the victim (whom we will not identify), she was walking her dog west on the north side of Oram Street (the TXU substation side of the street), when a black male approached her and demanded her purse.

After she brushed him off, the assailant pulled out a small weapon, pointed it in her face and pulled the trigger, resulting in a loud gunshot noise - the weapon was apparently a starter pistol.

At the same time, he grabbed the purse and ran off.

Police believe this suspect is the same person who committed an armed robbery at the Tom Thumb at Skillman and Abrams Road earlier in the afternoon.

The gunman was originally identified as a street person, but the victim does not believe this to be the case. He was too clean, too neat, to be a homeless person, in her opinion.

This is the second armed-robbery attempt in the Lower Greenville area in the past month.

On July 22nd, two groups of bar patrons were robbed at gunpoint while walking to Lower Greenville Avenue. The first robbery took place 5800 Prospect @ Matilda and a few minutes later the same assailant robbed someone at 5800 Richmond @ Matilda.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville

Crime alert: Armed robbery @ Prospect/Matilda

There was one armed robbery and one attempted robbery by the same suspect just before midnight Saturday evening on the east side of Greenville. The first attempt took place at Prospect and Matilda, followed by another at Richmond and Matilda, just one block north.

The suspect is described as a black male with short close cornrow hair wearing a light blue shirt, shorts, smoking a Black and Mild cigar, and armed with a pistol.

No one was injured in either incident.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Signs, signs, they're stealing the signs...

The battle over parking spaces around Lower Greenville is getting hotter. And it looks like the bad guys are sinking even lower than they ever have to fight back.

First, the valet companies steal parking spaces on private property.

Then, valets take daytime retail business parking lots for valet parking, legal or otherwise, and threaten to tow anyone patronizing that business.

Then, scumbar patrons steal the NO PARKING signs right off the streets.

And finally, the scumbar patrons are threatening to stop Resident Only Parking from ever being implemented.

Oh, the shame of it all!

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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DPD Central gets new chief, more Lower Greenville bars

There's a new chief in DPD Central Division, but he's an old hand at dealing with Lower Greenville.

Deputy Chief of Police Vincent Golbeck moved to Central effective July 1st. His predecessor, Chief Brian Harvey, has moved to the DPD's Fusion (high-technology) Center at DPD Headquarters.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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