Monday, October 15, 2012
The Atlanta Police Department wants our community input to make better decisions and choices when policing our communities.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, October 15, 2012
Editor's note: The following is a message from Atlanta Police Department Chief George N. Turner. APD want's the public's input in how it operates. Our agency has chosen to participate in the Community Policing Self-Assessment Tool, an online survey which collects information about our practice of community policing. I strongly encourage you to complete this assessment, which you may access by clicking the URL below. Through your participation in this assessment, our agency will be able to gather valuable data allowing us to enhance our community policing practices and identify community policing strengths and areas for improvement. The assessment is sponsored by the COPS Office and is administered by ICF International. Your responses to …
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Southeast Atlanta shooting results in a second former Panther men's soccer player being killed this summer in the city.
Atlanta police say they found the vehicle believed to be involved in an accident that resulted in the shooting death Sunday of a former Georgia State University soccer player. Ayokunle Lumpkin of Kennesaw, was shot during a confrontation on Milton Avenue in Chosewood Park. The incident occurred after Lumpkin followed a vehicle that had hit his girlfriend’s car during an incident the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. The shooting occurred at approximately 1:44 a.m. with Lumpkin suffering a gunshot wound to the chest. The 23-year-old was transported to Grady Hospital and later was pronounced dead. Witnesses were able to provide a vehicle description to the police, who searched for a green vehicle that sped away from the shooting scene. …
Friday, August 17, 2012
Atlanta police investigating if incidents are related.
Update Aug. 17, 4:30 p.m.: An Atlanta Police Department spokesman tells East Atlanta Patch investagators are still reviewing the case and he reiterates the cases may be related but that no charges have been filed. Atlanta police are investigating two early morning shootings that occurred Friday in Grant Park and Chosewood Park. In the Grant Park shooting, which occurred in the 800 block of Boulevard, at about 5:30 a.m., officers found the victim lying on his back in the hallway of his home, yelling for help. He had gunshot wounds to his left thigh, right thigh and left wrist. The victim, who was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital and is listed in stable condition, told police he was leaving to go to school, when a slender-built man wearing …
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Atlanta Police Department issues warning.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Editor's note: Maj. Barbara G. Cavender, the Atlanta Police Department's Zone 3 commander, issued this alert. Zone 3 includes Peoplestown, Historic South Atlanta, Chosewood Park and Thomasville Heights. Talk to your friends & relatives about email/phone scams: -Take the time to explain why you should never give out your credit card number to buy a product that's sold via email. These scams often promise a great product — anti-aging, perhaps? — but they need your credit card information. This type of scam also happens via phone. Seniors get a call and they're offered a new product, etc... Once they have your loved one interested, they ask for a credit card number to seal the deal. DO NOT RESPOND TO CALLERS BY GIVING CREDIT CARD, DATE OF …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Recent incidents — including another carjacking Wednesday night in Reynoldstown — has many asking has crime gotten out of control.
Crimewise, it looks to be a long, hot summer. One of the biggest concerns we've heard from East Atlanta Patch readers this year, other than Atlanta's public school redistricting, has been about crime. None of our Patch neighborhoods have been immune: Just Wednesday night, a resident of the MillTown Lofts in Reynoldstown, site of earlier carjacking attempts, was carjacked at gunpoint by three men. Aggravated assaults are up citywide: There have been 1,144 reported through June 9, an increase of 7.02 percent over last year's comparable period, Atlanta Police Department stats show. But the three APD zones that cover East Atlanta Patch neighborhoods exceed the citywide average for that same period: Police have been going to community meetings…
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Zone 3, which includes Summerhill, Chosewood Park, Thomasville Heights and Peoplestown, sees an uptick in auto thefts.
It probably should go without saying, but if you don't want your car stolen, it's not a good idea to leave the keys in the ignition. So says Atlanta Police Department Zone 3 in an auto theft alert issued June 19. Though auto thefts are down 6.44 percent from Jan. 1 through June 9 — 450 incidents — Zone 3 has experienced an uptick in auto thefts in recent weeks. Zone 3 includes the Summerhill, Chosewood Park, Thomasville Heights and Peoplestown neighborhoods. "We are seeing multiple vehicles being taken from the Metropolitan Parkway corridor, Forest Hills Drive apartments, Cleveland Avenue apartments, McDaniel Street apartments and Moury Avenue," the zone alert read. Most of the thefts have occurred after dark and the vehicle of choice for …
Friday, May 25, 2012
Police can't be everywhere, but thanks to technology, we can all be plugged into what's happening around us — and share that information. We show you how.
The last few weeks have shown that crime can happen anywhere, whether it's in Inman Park or Virginia-Highland or in Boulevard Heights or Poncey-Highland. As Lt. D. Brent Schierbaum, Atlanta Police Department's Community Liaison Unit's evening watch commander told us this week, a key to fighting it is the police-public partnership. Police can't be everywhere. That's why it's important for residents of all neighborhoods to know what's happening and be kept abreast about crime events in their communities. Our Patch series this week was designed to give you the tools necessary to lower your chances of being a crime victim. In this fourth and final installment of our series, we look at the community tools that are available that keep us …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Pawnshop's gun case was burglars' target.
Atlanta police arrested two men early Tuesday following a handgun burglary of a pawnshop in the Lakewood Heights neighborhood. They also received a little help from a witness who saw one of the men and identified him after he returned to the scene of the crime. Police officials noted it was a good example of the Atlanta Police Department's See Something/Say Something campaign, which encourages residents to speak up about what they know regarding crimes that could lead arrests. Police were alerted to the 4:48 a.m. break-in at the Lakewood Pawn Shop in the 1700 block of Lakewood Avenue, when the burglars tripped the alarm. When they arrived, they found an air conditioning unit on Rhodesia Street, which runs alongside the pawnshop building. …
Monday, May 7, 2012
Honda Accord is No. 1 stolen vehicle in Georgia.
In recent weeks, there's been a rash of high-profile vehicle break-ins, carjackings and auto thefts. The most recent theft occurred sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning in the 500 block of Flat Shoals Avenue in East Atlanta Village. The victim reported her black, Honda CRV, with Indiana license plate No. CA9314, was stolen from the driveway. The responding Atlanta police officer said more likely than not, it was teens looking for something to steal for a joyride. We looked at the most recent year-to-date auto theft and vehicle larceny stats for the Atlanta Police Department's Zone 6, which includes East Atlanta, Grant Park, East Lake and Old Fourth Ward among other East Atlanta Patch neighborhoods. Zone 6 reported 215 auto …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Four vicitms sent to Grady.
Five people were shot — four of them hospitalized — late Tuesday night following a shootout in Atlanta's Lakewood Heights neighborhood. Atlanta police are still looking into what sparked the multiple shootings on Gould Street and have no suspects. When police arrived at the crime scene, just before 10 p.m. on what is mainly a residential street of modest, single family homes, they found four men with gunshot wounds — two in the chest, one in the leg and the fourth in the arm and possibly the head. All four were sent to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment, police said. One of the victims with the gunshot wound was listed in critical condition and the other three were listed in stable condition. Police said there may have been a fifth …