Crime 'Hot Spot' in Tucker

A residential neighborhood is being targeted by criminals.

The intersection of Fellowship and Idlewood roads is seeing a rash of crimes lately, according to local resident Laurence Starr.

"There is a new hot spot in our subdivision," Starr said in an email sent to neighbors. He then listed a number of reported crimes that have taken place in the area since July, including cases of aggravated assault with a knife, simple battery, damage to property, robbery, and larceny.

"There were three attacks on people at this intersection all between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.," Starr said, adding that he and his wife are spending more time on their carport around those hours to watch for suspicious people and activity.    

"Pay attention to your surroundings and people around you," he advised. "If you feel something is out of order, leave the area and call the police."

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billinTucker September 14, 2012 at 12:59 PM
I'd like to find a wireless camera for my carport that take good videos. I want them I.D'd if they steal my stuff.
Jim Kinney September 14, 2012 at 02:04 PM
That's a high-traffic walk route from Tucker Middle School. I know students bike to and from school through that intersection daily. Here's hoping the area cleans up soon!
Anita September 25, 2012 at 06:42 PM
Technically, the "hot spot" is located outside the subdivision (not inside it). It's along the Idlewood Road corridor at/near Fellowship Road (connects Ponce to Lawrenceville Hwy, half-mile from Tucker Middle.) The type of crime sounds similar to the car/car-port break-ins located in other Idlewood Road neighborhoods. There is a MARTA stop located near this intersection & the attacks could have been there. Still not a good thing, but wanted to clarify. Thanks!


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