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.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Second suspect arrested and charged with felony murder.
Atlanta police arrested a man following the Christmas Eve shooting death of another man in a botched robbery attempt. Officials charged Roderick Banks, 22, with armed robbery and felony murder. The victim was accosted in the 20 block of Jackson Street in the Sweet Auburn disctrict sometime after 10 p.m. Police said that Banks and the deceased man tried to rob the would-be victim, who pulled out his gun and shot one of his attackers. Banks, whose prior arrests include child battery, robbery and cruelty to children, then drove the wounded attacker to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he was arrested and charged in the shooting death. Police have not released the name of the deceased man, because his family had not yet been notified.
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 …
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 …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Suspected gunmen used victim's debit card at a Boulevard BP.
Atlanta police investigators seek the public's help to identify the suspects in the surveillance photos above. The men are suspects in a Sept. 3 pedestrian armed robbery at Fair and Peters streets in the Castleberry Hill neighborhood. The victim, 21, told police he left his apartment building at about 1:35 p.m. and began walking down Peters Street when he noticed four males sitting inside a gold-colored Chevrolet Malibu. The victim said as he walked past the vehicle, three of the men exited it and began to follow him. The victim then crossed the street and continued walking with the men in quick pursuit. One of them aimed a handgun at him while the other three rifled through his pockets. They took his wallet, iPhone, three gold chains, his…
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Antonio M. Wilson charged with murder.
Atlanta police said Wednesday a 21-year-old wanted for murder in connection to a July 23 shooting Downtown, turned himself into authorities on Monday. Antonio M. Wilson is charged with the murder of Joshua Alexis. He also faces aggravated assault with a weapon, aggravated battery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and making terroristic threats. Police said the incident at 196 Auburn Ave. NE stemmed from a long-simmering dispute between Wilson, Alexis and a third person, Simuel Stevenson. Wilson, police said, ran into Alexis and Stevenson on Auburn Avenue and fired at both. Alexis died at Grady Memorial Hospital; Stevenson, who was shot in the buttocks, received non-life threatening injuries.
Monday, August 6, 2012
PARKatlanta, police targets of group that seeks to incite rage.
From city council members to residents to tourists, PARKatlanta is certainly not short on detractors. Now, the private company, which is contracted to provide parking enforcement for the city of Atlanta, can add another group the list: Anarchists. A self-described anarchist group with "a profound hatred of the privatized parking enforcement in Atlanta" hit a string of parking meters along Edgewood Avenue Sunday, rendering 45 of them inoperable along a stretch of the road that spans from the Sweet Auburn district to Downtown. The group used industrial epoxy to prevent motorists from putting money into the meters' coin slots. On Tuesday, the group struck again, hanging a banner on the Freedom Parkway overpass in Old Fourth Ward that read: …
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…
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 …
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 …