Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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 6, 2013
Crimes reported in Zone 3 for the week ended May 4.
These are the crimes reported in Atlanta Police Department Zone 3 for the week ended May 4. Zone 3 includes Summerhill, Peoplestown, Thomasville Heights and Chosewood Park, among other communities: Patterns this week: If you have any helpful information please report to Crime Stoppers 404-577-TIPS (8477) or the Zone 3 Investigative Office at 404.230.9604.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
All three stolen vehicles were found on Thomasville Boulevard.
Atlanta Police Department issued the following alert in the early morning hours of April 6: The police recovered three stolen vehicles early this morning on Thomasville Boulevard: If you have any information regarding suspects, please call Zone 3 Investigations at 404.230.9604 or Crime Stoppers at 404.577.TIPS (8477).
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Four men were spotted trying to smuggle items including two handguns into the federal penitentiary.
THOMASVILLE HEIGHTS — Usually, people are wanting to break out of prison, not break in. But Atlanta police report that one of its officers thwarted what seemed to be four people trying to smuggle items — including two loaded handguns — into the U.S. Federal Penitentiary. Prison officials say all inmates are accounted for and and that their movements are restricted at the minimum security complex as the matter is being investigated. It's unclear if any of the men were employees or inmates. "We do take the matter seriously," Chris Burke, a Bureau of Prisons spokesman, told East Atlanta Patch Tuesday. "We're working with the FBI and local law enforcement to determine what happened, how it happened and to make sure it doesn't happen again." …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Shots fired after an early morning party.
SUMMERHILL — Atlanta police are looking for two men who shot a man in a early morning robbery as the victim and his friend left a party. The shooting, which occurred at about 3:40 a.m., left the 28-year-old victim hospitalized at Grady Memorial Hospital in stable condition. According to Officer Kim Jones, a group of men were fired upon Jan. 21 after leaving a party at the Holiday Inn at 450 Capitol Ave. Police said that as the shooting victim and his friend walked to their car from the party, a white sedan pulled up alongside them. The two occupants of the sedan — armed with weapons — took the victims' wallets and mobile phones.
Monday, January 7, 2013
Overall crime fell in 2012, but there was an uptick in stolen cars.
The Atlanta Police Department's Zone 3, which includes Summerhill, Historic South Atlanta, Peoplestown and Chosewood Park issued this crime update and alert with respect to the 2012 year: Overall, crime in Zone 3 was down 15 percent in 2012. Overall crime on beats 301 (Capitol View) and 306 (Sylvan Hills) was also down. However, we have had a spike in auto thefts. We saw repeat thefts of: Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Stratus, Dodge R1500, Ford Ranger, and Jeep Cherokees. To deter auto thefts, we recommend: Here are the full-year crime stats in Zone 3:
Thursday, December 6, 2012
With 32 prior arrests, serial thief gets sentenced in South Atlanta window frame theft bust.
The case of Anthony Flanagan underscores the notion that if something looks off kilter then it probably is (and why Atlanta police continually push their See Something Say Something campaign). Flanagan was arrested in April of this year in the South Atlanta neighborhood when a passerby saw him breaking windows from doors to collect the metal frames. Police said at the time he was going to sell them for scrap. Turns out the passerby who called the police about potential wrongdoing was the chairwoman of Neighborhood Planning Unit-Y, which includes South Atlanta and Chosewood Park. This week, Claire Farley, an assistant district attorney with the Fulton County District Attorney's Office, reported that Flanagan, who had been arrested some 32 …
Friday, November 30, 2012
East Atlanta Patch police zones to get six officers total from graduating class.
Friday, November 30, 2012
The Atlanta Police Department is proud to announce the graduation of Class No. 225. The grandation ceremony, held in the Atlanta City Council Chambers in Atlanta City Hall on Nov. 27, followed 22 weeks of rigorous training at the Atlanta Police Academy, along with field training with veteran officers. The training consisted of classroom courses in Constitutional law, local and state laws, APD policy and procedure, hands-on defensive tactics, arrest techniques and daily physical fitness. Class No. 225 consists of 26 men and 3 women. They will be dispatched throughout APD's six zones and various departments. In East Atlanta Patch communities, the staffing from the newly graduated class is as follows: — Carlos Campos, Atlanta Police …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Con artists try to get bank account info with promise of UPS delivering money to your door.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The Atlanta Police Department's Zone 3 Precinct issued the following warning regarding a telephone scam: Police have received information from an elderly citizen that subjects had called her home twice-once saying she had won some money and another time that her daughter had won some money. They ask for bank account information and if you don't have an account they tell them to go to the nearest Walmart and get a green card. Then they will have UPS deliver money to your door. Please do not give out any personal information to include accounts, addresses, social security numbers, date of births, etc. Report all suspicious activity.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Gunman robbed PURE filling station in Orchard Knob community.
The Atlanta Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying two gunmen who robbed the PURE gas station at 3015 Jonesboro Road in the Orchard Knob neighborhood on Oct. 18. The one of the gunmen got behind the glass partition in the store, took money and hit the store clerk in the head with his gun while the other gunman stood watch in the store, police said. Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to contact the Atlanta Police Commercial Robbery Unit at 404.546.4255 or Crime Stoppers at 404.577.8477. Callers remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.