Public safety

Public safety issues in and around Lower Greenville

More cars bite the dust at Belmont/Matilda

Tell me if you have heard this one before.

There was another wreck at the Belmont / Matilda intersection this Saturday afternoon. Since BD was out of town, he has very little firsthand information about the incident. But Puppette #1 was able to get these great photographs just minutes after it happened.

Another neighbor told BD that the family in the SUV lives on the 5900 block of Belmont and offered to sign our petition to put a four-way stop at the corner. Oops.

We have 80 signatures, meaning we need another 40 - click here for more information.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Dallas Fire-Rescue apologizes for not allowing photos of wall-crasher

The Dallas / Fire Rescue Department has apologized to BD for actions taken by a station captain and paramedic to prevent him from photographing the treatment of a 16-year driver just moments after he slammed his car into the wall of a home at Belmont / Matilda two weekends ago.

A memo was issued to all personnel stating that case law does not allow them to prohibit the taking of any photographs in the right of way, no matter the age of the victim.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Legal issues
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I love the smell of pepper spray in the morning...

After eight months deep in the political trenches, BD is coming back up for air on Lower Greenville.

The scumbar owners were not very happy to see him out on the street last weekend.

That's okay: BD does not like being on the street at 2:15 AM., when the local gendarmes start shooting those cool pepperball guns to clear the streets of drunk patrons who just won't go home fast enough.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Car tears through wall of house at Belmont / Matilda

If you were sitting on the fence wondering if you should sign the petition to put an All-Way Stop Sign at the intersection of Belmont and Matilda Avenues, wonder no more.

At approximately 845pm Sunday evening, two vehicles collided at the intersection.

The first car, a Jeep, carrying two males, landed on its side in the middle of the intersection. The second, a Mitsubishi sedan carrying at least four male passengers, ran up the curb and slammed into the corner house in the Avalon development. The vehicle breached the brick wall and came to a stop about six feet into a video library.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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DPD busts Lush for dance violations

The manager on duty at Lush, a Lower Greenville nightspot known for dancing, drugs and generally dumb behavior, was arrested on Friday evening for a sixth violation (since January 1) of the City's Dance Hall ordinance (see archived stories here).

The manager, name unknown at this time, was booked into Lou Sterrett by DPD officers, but his current whereabouts are unknown.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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