Midtown Public Safety Patrol (Courtesy Midtown Alliance)

Midtown Alliance’s public safety program, Midtown Blue, has created the Midtown Public Safety Patrol, a new team of a half-dozen specially-trained officers who provide extra eyes and ears throughout the district. Navigating the district on Segways, by bicycle and on foot, the Midtown Public Safety Patrol serves the needs of Midtown residents, businesses, and commercial property owners in multiple ways. The officers check in with area business owners, watch for illegally-parked vehicles creating traffic snarls, and more. The new patrol members are easy to spot thanks to their distinctive bright blue uniforms.

The United States Basketball Association (USBA), a premier youth basketball tournament featuring more than 400 youth basketball teams, will kick off the 2015 USBA National Championship with opening ceremonies at Philips Arena on Tuesday.

Police are looking for a possible serial flasher, who has exposed himself to at least four women in the Cabbagetown and Krog Street tunnel area. According to CBS46, the latest incident happened over the 4th of July holiday weekend. The man is described as a tall, white man with long hair, glasses and who rides a red bike. You are asked to call police if you see this type of activity.

 

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.