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Public safety issues in and around Lower Greenville

Suspect steals shoes, slithers silently south

Ever so slowly, crime is creeping up on Lowest Greenville. A busted out car window here, a purse snatching there, or in this case, a good old-fashioned smack and grab.

Kinda makes you nostalgic for the old days, eh?

According to DPD report #93684-A, filed Thursday morning about 2am, a person unknown robbed someone (apparently a bar patron) in the parking lot behind the 2100 block of Greenville. He was pulled out of his vehicle, roughed up, then robbed of his iPhone and case, a stereo plate and a pair of shoes.

Shoes? Go figure.

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By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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The Kingston 9-1-1 Carjacking Call

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On February 26, Melissa Kingston, a Dallas attorney and wife of a Dallas City Council candidate, claimed she'd been the victim of a near-carjacking in the parking lot of Spec's Liquor Store at Walnut Hill and Central.

Dallas.Org has obtained a copy of the 9-1-1 call placed by Dallas City Council candidate Phillip Kingston reporting the crime.

According to the police report made by Melissa Kingston later that evening, she had stopped by the liquor store on the way home from work.

Kingston reported that she was sitting in her car, a black 2009 Porsche 911 with the convertible top down, at night in the parking lot of the liquor store when the attack happened. According to the National Weather Service, the temperature at the time was a chilly 48 degrees.

Kingston claimed to police that she ended up knocking the armed attacker to the ground "kicking the suspect repeatedly in the face and stomach."

Click here for the complete story and audio

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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DPD investigating burglary attempts on neighboring homes on 5600 Monticello

The Dallas Police Department is investigating two inept attempts at home burglary on neighboring homes on the 5600 block of Monticello early Friday morning.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Happy Snoop Patrick's Day 2013

Update, 1130 Monday morning: After the block party broke at the Lowest Greenville 7-11, none of the staff fessed up to being the manager or caring about the issue.

So, as I am wont to do, I filed a complaint with 7-11 corporate, including this photo. I gave a copy of the complaint to the store manager on Sunday morning. Again, no big deal.

On Monday morning, I spoke to the franchise owner. She was this close to taking my head off with the broom. If you have a problem, talk to corporate. You are not the law here. Yeah, and I already know that.

Then, I got a call from 7-11 corporate.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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St. Patrick's Day 2000 - What really happened??

As we approach BD's favorite Jewish holiday, let's take a moment to remember just how bad it was before the party was put in a cage and parking signs sprouted up like tall weeds on the Friday before the event.

Until a few years ago, Bill Dickerson lived on Euclid Street @ Sears Street, just a few blocks west of Greenville Avenue. The streets around his home were Ground Zero when the battles between residents and drunken bar patrons started back in 1998.

Do you even remember 1998?? Bill does - he was assaulted on his own doorstep by three drunks he caught pissing on the wall of his house. He spent three days in Baylor Hospital, and many neighbors who never met him previously rallied to his side, including BD. This blog started right after that, and it's been crazy ever since.

BD interviewed Dickerson to ask him what happened on March 11, 2000, when the party spun out of control and residents from McCommas Boulevard south to Ross Avenue found themselves held hostage by thousands of drunks whose cars (when they were not pulled over barfing on our lawns) were blocking our streets.

And he answers the most important question of the day - Did Philip Kingston really save Lower Greenville by bringing everyone together in a room and calmly negotiating a new way to issue a party special event permit??

Yeah, like that really happened.

Click here for the complete story, the one Kingston's wife, Melissa (an attorney at Friedman & Feiger) did not want BD to publish back when she sued him last September for allegedly stealing her domain name.

St. Patrick's Day 2000 from Avi Adelman on Vimeo.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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