Neighborhood Watch * Crime and Safety * Traffic

New speed limit

April 2021: New Speed Limit signs have been installed. The Speed limit in streets in the neighborhood is now 25mph.

Reduced Speed Limit coming to our Neighborhood.

October 2019: Metro is reducing the speed limit in neighborhoods from 30 MPH to 25 MPH. It is unknown when we will get new signage. But it is expected to take a year to have all the signs in Nashville changed.

New 4-way stop signs installed

August 2019: The intersection of LYNN and DANBY is now a 4-way stop. In addition to the previous stop signs on Lynn, new signage has been added to Danby. There are signs on Danby to alert drivers of the new stop signs. Danby was also repaved in fall 2019.

New Traffic Calming Signage Installed

August 2017: Metro installed new Traffic Calming signange. There are signs at the neighborhood entrances on Lynn, Elysian Fields, and Wauford. "30 MPH" has been painted on the roadway as well. This will keep drivers more aware of the speed limit in the neighborhood.

Traffic Calming September 9 2016

News channel 5 covered our fall Traffic Protest.

People from the Caldwell Abbay Hall Neighborhood Association, also known as the “Zoo neighborhood,” said speeding has been an issue throughout their neighborhood. A group rallied near Norman Binkley Elementary School Friday afternoon to encourage drivers to slow down and obey the speed limit. A Metro Police officer was also on hand monitoring drivers, and five drivers were given warnings for speeding during the rally. read full article

Traffic Calming May 9 2016

The Fox 17 Report can seen here. or you can read a PDF version here.

We had great support from MNPD with 3 motorcycle patrols & Sgt. Hume in a patrol car. Several tickets were written but that was not the purpose of the rally. The purpose was to draw attention to the speed limit and ask drivers to slow down & be careful of pedestrians.

The rally was also reported on WSMV!

Ellen Britton and others who live in the Caldwell Abbay Hall neighborhood held brightly colored signs to remind drivers of the speed limit.
Read more: You can see the full article here.

March 12 2015

Neighborhood Watch Award!

On Thursday, March 12, 2015 in collaboration with the Mayor's Office of Neighborhoods held a press conference to acknowledge several neighborhoods for different accomplishments. We are proud to share that CALDWELL ABBAY HALL NA was acknowledged as "Strongest Neighborhood Watch Program".
Thank you to each and every neighbor who helps keep our neighborhood safe and a great place to live.

cahna wins award


Neighborhood Watch * Crime and Safety

November 3 2014

Our house (4717 Vicar Drive) was broken into on October 30, 2014. Wonder if it had anything to do with those guys who broke into that Mapco on Trousdale on Friday morning. Anyway, my neighbor saw the car in my driveway around 12:15 in the afternoon. It was a burgundy late 90s model Yukon. If you want to pass that tidbit of info along, it might help someone else.

September 26 2014

House break in 500 block of Innwood.

September 22 2014

House break in 300 block of Lynn.

September 21 2014

We have had a report of a vehicle break-in on Blackman. Please remember to keep your doors locked and all valuables out of sight.

Neighborhood Watch * Crime and Safety

MNPD Increasing Visibility with Neighborhood Patrol Lights
   Police officers patrolling Nashville's neighborhoods are about to become more visible.

   Chief Steve Anderson today announced that new marked police cars are being equipped with light bars capable of displaying lower intensity non-flashing blue lights in a constant "on" position. These lights, which are most noticeable during the evening and nighttime hours, can be activated separately from full emergency flashing blue lights.
"The Neighborhood Patrol Lights are designed to help citizens be aware when officers are proactively patrolling neighborhoods as well as serve as a deterrent to crime by also letting would-be lawbreakers know that we are in the area," Chief Anderson said. Twenty new marked police cars assigned to the recently opened Midtown Hills Precinct are now equipped with Neighborhood Patrol Lights. Replacement police cars received by all precincts in the future will be equipped with the system. August 8 2014

Dog Shooting Investigation
I heard from our community coordinator this afternoon. He stated that the dog shooting is being actively investigated and will provide me with updates when he has news.

The helicopters were called in for the burglary in progress because the police believed the person of interest was still in the area. They called helicopters to search from the air for possible movement or an individual believed to be hiding. They did not find anyone.
FYI: If this situation happens again remain indoors with your doors locked. You may call the non-emergency number and ask them about the helicopters. Keep your eye out for any suspicious activity and report it immediately to the non-emergency number. Be as descriptive as possible. Color of clothing, # of individuals, emblems or designs on clothing, type of car & color, if there is damage to the vehicle & location of that damage, the direction they were traveling either on foot or in vehicle, etc. Every bit of information is helpful. Never place yourself at risk to obtain this information.

July 31 2014

We live in Abbay Hall. I wanted to let you know that someone shot our dog and killed her in our back yard yesterday while we were home. It was intentional based on the location of the bullet. We have filed a police report and the police are investigating. No one heard anything but whoever did it must have had access to a neighbor's back yard as ours is not accessible any other way.

We are very worried about the safety of our other dogs/ neighbors dogs/ kids. We are offering a $500 reward for any information that leads to finding the person who did this.

I am hoping this information is useful to the neighborhood watch. I was wondering if there is a way to get this information out to people in our neighborhood.

Julie and Jeremy Franks-Snow
4704 Danby Drive

July 17 2014

Nashvillians interested in learning about the inner workings of their police department and its enforcement/investigative strategies are cordially invited to apply for the 29th session of the popular Citizen Police Academy, which begins its 13-week run on Tuesday, August 19th. Classes will be held on Tuesday nights from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. through November 11th in the community room of the West Precinct, 5500 Charlotte Pike. Because class size is limited, interested persons are urged to apply immediately. The deadline for applications is August 12th. Applications are available at any of the department's 7 precincts. or online. Read the media release. July 11 2014 Sgt Taylor Schmitz Metro Nashville Police Department Good morning and we hope you are having a good week and will have a safe upcoming weekend. After reviewing recent data we wanted to stress to everyone. This would include anyone who drives or rides in a vehicle. When leaving a vehicle unattended, whether it be in an apartment community, shopping center, grocery store or even the gas station, please be sure to secure your vehicle AND take items out of plain view. We have noticed an increase in vehicle break in’s in which purses and wallets are being taken. Leaving purses, backpacks, laptop bags, briefcases or any other bag in plain view entices a criminal to break in. Regardless of if there are contents in the bag or not, the criminal does not know this and all they see is a bag, which usually contains items of value. Just a friendly reminder before your busy weekend starts, secure all valuables in your vehicle and make sure they are OUT OF SIGHT.

March 12, 2015 in collaboration with the Mayor's Office of Neighborhoods acknowledged CALDWELL ABBAY HALL Neighboor Association as "Strongest Neighborhood Watch Program".

MNPD Urges Motorists & Pedestrians to Watch Out for Each Other

In an effort to raise awareness regarding pedestrian safety, the MNPD’s Traffic Section, which investigates fatal crashes, is urging motorists and pedestrians to watch out for each other. In 2013, fifteen pedestrians died in fatal collisions. A contributing factor in six of those crashes was alcohol involvement on the part of the pedestrian. In nine deaths, a contributing factor was pedestrian in the roadway.
  • Safe pedestrian tips include:
    • Be Aware:
    • · Be predictable. Follow the rules of the road and obey signs and signals.
    • · Walk on sidewalks whenever they are available.
    • · If there is no sidewalk, walk facing traffic and as far from traffic as possible.
    • · Keep alert at all times-don’t be distracted by electronic devices.
    • · Cross at crosswalks or intersections whenever possible.
    • · Look for cars in all directions – including those turning left or right.
    • · If a crosswalk or intersection is not available, locate a well-lit area, wait for a gap in traffic that allows you enough time to cross safely, and continue to watch for traffic as you cross.
      Be Seen:
    • · Never assume a driver sees you. Make eye contact with drivers as they approach.
    • · Be visible at all times. Wear bright clothing during the day and reflective gear at night. Carry a flashlight.
    • · Watch for cars entering or exiting driveways, or backing up in parking lots.
      Arrive Alive:
    • · Avoid alcohol and drugs when walking; they impair your abilities and judgment.
    • Tips for motorists include:
    • · Look out for pedestrians everywhere, at all times. Safety is a shared responsibility.
    • · Use extra caution when driving in hard-to-see conditions.
    • · Slow down and be prepared to stop when entering a crosswalk.
    • · Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks.
    • · Stop a safe distance from the crosswalk to give other vehicles an opportunity to see the crossing pedestrians.
    • · Never pass vehicles stopped at a crosswalk. There may be people crossing that you can’t see.
    • · Never drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
    • · Follow the speed limit.
    • · Obey speed limits in school zones and whereever children are present.
    • · Be extra cautious when backing up – pedestrians can move into your path.
    • · Motorists are also urged to exercise caution with school out for the summer and the increased number of children playing outside.

Be careful for who you open your doors

One of our Neighbors sent in this report. I wanted to inform you of something that happened the other night in our neighborhood so you can warn others. My fiancee was home alone around 5pm last Thursday evening. She was getting ready to meet me at a client's house. It was dark and she heard some men laughing outside. At first she thought it was our neighbors. She looked out the window to see because their voices seemed awful close to our bathroom window. She could only see 2 figures in between our bathroom window and our front door. They were not on the sidewalk. They proceeded to knock on the door in which she asked who it was. One of the men said "Carlos". Being that she nor I know a Carlos, she told them they must have the wrong house. They insisted that they didn't. She then told them they would have to come back later. Their response was no, open the door. She refused to open the door and the men told her she needed to because they had a gun. She told them she had a gun and was calling the police. They remained outside the door talking and laughing in a sinister way. She called the police and in 5 minutes had 4 cop cars at our house. The men had fled after a couple of minutes. I am assuming they heard her calling the police and realized they better leave. I can only imagine what might have happened if she had innocently and naively opened the door. Or, what if she had left 10 minutes later and they were waiting outside? A few minutes later, a friend and neighbor called. He said that 2 men had come to their house to sell magazines but his wife told them to come back later. These men who did come back to their house. Their response when knocking was "we are the good guys and don't have guns". My assumption is the police must have talked to them. I hate to make assumptions but these men could have been pretending to sell magazines and looking to "scope out" homes for potential break ins. Or, it could have been 2 totally different men. Either way, we need to make our neighbors aware of what happened in order to prevent any possible future attacks.