Lower Greenville

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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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'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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Tragedy and grace at an intersection

Written by Diana Souza, President of the Belmont Neighborhood Association (and a third-generation Lower Greenville resident)

Finally, when the rain paused at noon, I remembered I needed to go to the post office for stamps to mail my bills. Since the post office is close, and it was between rainstorms, I decided to walk. The three blocks between here and there are mostly trendy bars, one after another, plus a 7-Eleven store and a great big Whole Foods. I had just crossed the major avenue, right in front of 7-Eleven, and had walked about a quarter of a block when I heard a wrenching scream.

Turning around, I saw in the crosswalk where I myself had just crossed, a woman lying in the street, a car stopped inches from her, and one man already kneeling next to her, trying to see if she was alright. Of course, I headed back over to the crosswalk too, to see if I could help. To my shock, the poor woman had been hit by the car.... and she was very pregnant. She looked like one of the angelic types of Hispanics, recently migrated here from Mexico. There were no visible injuries, and she was able to communicate --in Spanish. But she was in a lot of pain, lying in the street, and very scared.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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