At the first town hall meeting hosted by Winder’s new police chief, residents of neighborhoods just east of downtown pled for help in stopping drug traffickers, speeders and rude motorists who blast their music so loudly that it disrupts them inside their homes.
The residents’ requests came as no surprise to Chief Dennis Dorsey and his command staff, who presented crime statistics showing that many of the city’s major crimes occur in the Winder Police Department’s Zone 2, which is north of the railroad tracks and east of Broad Street.
“These higher-end crimes, what we call Part 1 felonies, are happening in this zone,” said Lt. Rob Curott, patrol commander.
Among the felonies being committed disproportionately in that area are aggravated assault, robbery, burglary and motor vehicle theft, he said.
For the full story and other news, see the March 23 issue of the Barrow Journal.
longtime in Winder
03/25/11 at 03:38 PM
When does the other Zones get our meeting, yes crime in Zone 2 is the highest, but I dont want to transfer it to other portions of the city, I would like to see it greatly reduced.
I will wait for the Dept to let us know about the other zones, prevention is needed as crime issues seems to be growing in other Zones too.