Thursday, May 16, 2013
Gunmen tried to rob several people on the street and began firing as the victims ran.
DOWNTOWN — Two people were shot Wednesday in a late-night robbery attempt on Auburn Avenue, Atlanta police said. At 11:16 p.m., three men in a silver vehicle pulled up to 253 Auburn Ave. near Bell Street. All three jumped out of the vehicle and tried to rob the victims at the corner. As the victims ran, one of the men began firing his gun, striking one person in the arm and another person in the back. Both victims were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital and are listed in stable condition. The armed robbers fled the scene.
Rash of vehicle break-ins hit East Atlanta Patch neighborhoods.
These last couple of years, catalytic converters have been a popular target of motor vehicle vandals. In many of those cases the thieves have stuck to vehicles made in the USA. But now they're focused on Hondas, the Element specifically and they're hitting Grant Park, Ormewood Park, Reynoldstown and other neighborhoods in Southeast Atlanta. It's so bad that Atlata Police Department officials have said it's one of the biggest crime trends hitting the city right now. Just last week, some 19 vehicles where hit for their catalytic converters, which are part of a vehicle's exhaust system that help convert pollutants to less toxic emissions. "They are mainly being targeted in the Grant Park area due to a lot of on-street parking," APD Sgt. …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Zone 6 crimes reported for the week ended April 27.
These are the most recent crime incident reports in APD Zone 6, which includes Grant Park, East Lake, Kirkwood, Old Fourth Ward, Candler Park and Inman Park, among others. Zone 6 also includes portions of Virginia-Highland—Druid Hills Patch. These are the highlights of some of those crimes. For the full report of crimes from that week, please click on the attached PDF. PEDESTRIAN CARJACKING - OUTSIDE-PARKING LOT/STRANGERS-GUN/INJURIES - Victim stated he was outside the location waiting on his friend and was approached by an unknown black female who advised she was looking to find her friend's apartment. At which point she returned shortly with an unknown black male who pointed a gun at the victim, and ordered the victim into the trunk of …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
When we hear of children losing their lives at the hand of gunfire, it breaks our heart. Knowing that this activity can be incredibly intrusive and without prejudice, it is extremely shocking.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Gunfire was exchanged after a dispute outside of a party.
OLD FOURTH WARD — Atlanta police detectives are still piecing together events that led to a shooting during the early morning hours on Monday outside of the Savannah Midtown Apartments on North Avenue. Sgt. Gregory Lyon told East Atlanta Patch that "preliminary information is that a 23-year-old male was invited to a party at the location, 215 North Ave." Lyon said the individual was injured by a gunshot wound to the head. "On arrival, he encountered a male with whom he had been having an ongoing dispute. The victim told investigators he left the party, but was followed by that individual and several other males," Lyon said. Apparently a scuffle may have occurred outside in the parking deck. Sgt Lyon says that the victim, "says he was shot…
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Victim spotted two teens running from her vehicle and into a waiting Jeep Cherokee.
EAST ATLANTA — A couple reported a burglary to their parked vehicle early Thursday. The victim was going to her gold Jeep Cherokee Sport near Braeburn Drive and Clifton Road at about 9:15 a.m. when she saw saw two teenagers already in her vehicle. When they saw her approach, they ran out and into a dark-colored Jeep Cherokee Sport that was waiting. The victim did not get the license plate number but did see that the waiting Jeep had a Georgia Tech sticker on the back. The incident follows reports of four auto break-ins and a stolen vehicle from two parking lots in East Atlanta Village on Wednesday.
The Atlanta Police Department remembers those who lost their lives in the line of duty.
The Atlanta Police Department lost three of its members last year and honored them Tuesday in a memorial service at Atlanta City Hall. The service was held in advance of next week's annual Police Memorial Week in Washington, D.C. where the names of those three officers, Gail D. Thomas, Richard Halford and Shawn Smiley, will be placed on the National Police Memorial Wall. Senior Officer Gail D. Thomas of Austell, 46, was struck by a vehicle while assisting another officer at a traffic accident on the Brookwood Interchange ramp in between Midtown and Buckhead. A sworn police officer for 15 years, she died at the scene. She is survived by her daughter, father, brothers and extended family. Officer Richard J. Halford of Lithia Springs, age 48…
Man was robbed on Flat Shoals Road.
EAST ATLANTA — Another iPhone, another "iTheft." A man reported to police he was the victim of an armed robbery in the 1600 block of Flat Shoals Road late Tuesday. The victim told police he was walking east on Flat Shoals Road just before 11 p.m. on April 7 when two men approached — one armed with a revolver and the other with a semi-automatic handgun. They robbed him of his iPhone and wallet, which contained $30. The men then fled on foot. This latest incident follows a string of iPhone armed robberies and attempted robberies that have plagued the city for the last several months including in Inman Park, Candler Park and Midtown. The devices are so coveted, the street term for stealing them is "Apple picking," a play on Apple Inc., which …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Quentric S. Williams will die in prison.
A DeKalb County Superior Court Judge sentenced Quentric S. Williams to life in prison Wednesday for the murder of Mitt-Chai Lenix, the Georgia National Guardsman and medic he shot to death last year. Williams, 32, received an additional 15 years on top of his life sentence, meaning he will die prison. Lenix, 28, was on a date at the Starlight Six Drive-in Theatre May 15, 2012. Investigators said he had car trouble and approached Williams' car to seek help with a jumpstart. Williams, who was convicted last week, said he shot Lenix, an award-winning martial arts expert, because he thought he was reaching for a gun. But his self-defense argument seemed weakened by the fact that he fled the scene, led police on a car chase through DeKalb and …
Reported crimes in Atlanta Police Department Zone 6 for the week ended April 20.
These are the most recent crime incident reports in APD Zone 6, which includes Grant Park, East Lake, Kirkwood, Old Fourth Ward, Candler Park and Inman Park, among others. Zone 6 also includes portions of Virginia-Highland—Druid Hills Patch. These are the highlights of some of those crimes. For the full report of crimes from that week, please click on the attached PDF. Robbery: Aggravated Assault: