Public safety

Public safety issues in and around Lower Greenville

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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Car thief gets a bullet in the a--

Read the complete story on the DMN site - DPD officer fires at car thief

An off-duty Dallas Police officer confronted a pair of car burglars near Bonita and Central early this morning.

One suspect was shot and taken into custody, and the other escaped. Officers and Crime Screen investigators were observed at Bonita and McCommas around 7am.

DPD is still investigating the incident. Details as we get them.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville

TABC uses shock and awe, warns scumbars to behave themselves or else

It's the first weekend of the summer, and we all know what that means on Lower Greenville.

Except this year, the scumbars got their hats handed to them early by the TABC. In a pre-emptive strike before the holiday, the bar owners and operators were told:

Keep the noise levels down or you may not get your liquor permit renewed.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Dallas gets tough with panhandlers

By DAVE LEVINTHAL / The Dallas Morning News

Dallas’ anti-panhandling ordinance is now stricter than ever, as the City Council on Wednesday morning added several new provisions to already established solicitation laws.

Citywide, it’s now illegal to solicit a person (effective June 1)

  • Anytime between sunset and sunup citywide
  • Any hour near restaurants
  • Placing money into a parking meter.

Click here for the complete story on DMN

Click here to read the complete text of the new ordinance

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Dallas City Hall