Thursday, May 23, 2013
No injuries reported.
LITTLE FIVE POINTS — A two-alarm fire broke out Thursday afterrnoon at the Little 5 Corner Tavern, forcing the closure of the intersection of Moreland and Euclid avenues for several hours. Fire officials said an immediate cause of the blaze was not yet determined. No injuries were reported, but the Corner Tavern's office cat did need medical attention. Local musician Matt Matson, a waiter at the Corner Tavern, rescued the cat and fire officials attemted to save it. Despite their efforts, the kitty died. The fire appeared to affect only the Corner Tavern and not adjoining businesses, a fire department spokeswoman said. Please return for updates to this story as they become available.
Surveillance images showed a man and woman at the Target store in th Edgewood Retail District.
Late Wednesday, Atlanta Police Department homicide investigators released surveillance photos of three people they wanted to interview in connection with the May 7 shooting and homicide of Jerrick Jackson in northwest Atlanta. Hours later the two people seen in surveillance images caputured at the Target store in Edgewood, turned themselves in to police. Jackson is the brother of Wiley Jackson, pastor of the Gospel Tabernacle Church, a megachurch. One of the females in the photos was seen using a checkbook belonging to the Jackson's fiancée two days after the homicide. The male in the photos was seen with the female and both were traveling in a vehicle that also was captured on surveillance footage. The female used the checkbook at the …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
APD is working with BeltLine officials to improve public safety on the trails.
by George N. Turner The Atlanta BeltLine is a valuable resource for the city of Atlanta and we want to make sure that everyone is able to enjoy it without fear for their safety. As you may be aware, we had an armed robbery on the Atlanta BeltLine recently. These crimes are unacceptable and we will not tolerate people being preyed upon in this manner — on the Atlanta BeltLine, or anywhere else for that matter. In light of this most recent robbery, we are going to put more officers on the Atlanta BeltLine immediately — on bicycles, on foot and on horseback. We have also been working closely with the Atlanta BeltLine Inc. to improve public safety along the paths. Among the enhancements: Finally, we always want to encourage users of the …
Juvenile arrested following mobile phone robbery attempt.
MECHANICSVILLE — Crimes are usually a matter of opportunity and luck. By that measure, someone should have told a young teen attempting to steal multiple mobile phones from pedestrians in front of police doesn't qualify as an opportune time. But that's exactly what police said occurred Monday night during regular patrols. Atlanta Police Department officers from Zone 3, on routine patrol, saw a fracas unfolding around 10 p.m. at Formwalt Park, just off Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard SW and Formwalt Street SW. When the teen realized he had an audience watching, he ran. Officers gave chase on foot, caught him and charged the youth with attempted robbery. The teen, who was not named because he is a minor, was taken to the METRO Youth …
Monday, May 20, 2013
Victims were approached by two men, each armed with a semi-automatic pistols.
GLENWOOD PARK — Atlanta police report a couple was robbed Sunday night at about 11 p.m. as they were walking. The victims told police they were walking northbound on Hamilton Street near Garrett Street when two men came up from behind. Both men were armed with small, black semi-automatic pistols and ordered the couple to give them all they had. The victims handed over a wallet and iPhone. The gunmen headed north on Hamilton and fled in a white, four-door car, possibly a 1999 Cadillac. The crime is one of a string of armed robberies to hit East Atlanta Patch communities, including in Grant Park and East Atlanta.
Victim was walking when two men pounced and robbed him.
Police are investigating an overnight robbery that occurred May 19, in which two armed gunmen took the victim's wallet and iPhone. The victim told police he was walking up Stokeswood at 12:33 a.m. when two men, armed with a handgun, approached in the 600 block of Stokeswood. They demanded his wallet, which he gave over, as well as his iPhone. The gunmen jumped into a vehicle and drove down Stokeswood. No detailed description of the getaway vehicle or the suspects was immediately available. It also isn't clear if this armed robbery is connected to the shooting Friday in Grant Park, the dead man found Saturday in East Atlanta or a reported armed robbery in Glenwood Park Sunday night. An Atlanta Police Department spokesman said investigators …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
The victim was shot by two men who stole his wallet.
GRANT PARK — A man walking home from an Atlanta Braves game was shot in the face and robbed on Georgia Avenue near Grant Street on May 17. The victim, who is in stable condition at Grady Memorial Hospital, told police he was standing on Georgia Avenue at about 10 p.m. when two men came up to him and shot him. They then took his wallet. The victim, after being shot, walked to the 500 block of Grant Street and collapsed. A pedestrian saw him on the ground and called police.
Victim was shot at least once.
EAST ATLANTA — Atlanta police are seeking the public's help in the shooting death of a man found in the street in the 1200 block of Metropolitan Avenue SE, Saturday night. The 27-year-old victim, who was found at 11:55 p.m., was dead when officers arrived at the scene and appeared to have been shot at least one time. The motive remains unclear and police have made no arrests. Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404.577.8477 or investigators at 404.546.4235.
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. …