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Public safety issues in and around Lower Greenville

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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'Valets Gone Wild' premiers on Lower Greenville

If there is one constant in life around Lower Greenville, this is it - There is never enough parking for the bar patrons.

So it comes as no surprise to find the valet services will use whatever spaces they can grab - even if they have absolutely no legal right to use them - to park patron vehicles.

Combine that rule with the explosive growth in development eating up every empty field
in the area, and you have the the script for a great action movie - Valets Gone Wild.

Let's set the scene...

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Home invasion? What home invasion???

There are some so-called crimewatch coordinators in the Lower Greenville area who insist on keeping news about major crime events to themselves. BD was three days late in getting this flash about a home invasion that took place not three blocks from the Dog Pound on Friday evening.

A not-so-polite complaint was filed with the proper authorities, demanding that BD and then his readers (on a mailing list so large that the other guy can only dream about it) get the updates at the same time. If not, BD is gonna grab the red BatPhone sitting under the cake glass and call Commissioner Gordon really fast.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Homeless getting more aggressive on Lower Greenville

For the past few weeks, the homeless problem has escalated on Lower Greenville, to a point many consider threatening.

It's bad enough to be sitting on the patio at a bar or restaurant when you get approached by the regular homeless residents in the area. But some of the new ones are extremely aggressive, no matter how many times you say NO.

When they start sunbathing naked near your house, you know things are getting out of hand.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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