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 …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
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
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:
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.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
A peaceful protest was organized by neighborhood residents after a violent arrest was caught on camera a day before.
EDGEWOOD — Two Atlanta police cars were hit by bricks Tuesday evening when they attempted to pass through a scheduled demonstration against alleged police brutality following an incident that happened just a day earlier at Edgewood Court Apartments. Cell phone footage provided to CBS Atlanta shows an arrest being made on Monday that involved multiple police officers swinging batons and their fists at a suspect as he lay on the ground. According to CBS, "a man became aggressive toward police when they arrested his brother during a domestic violence call." The man seen in the video getting beaten, is supposedly the brother of the man that they came to arrest for a domestic dispute. Witnesses told CBS that a crowd of nearly 50 people began …
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, March 19, 2013
Karma, in Little 5 Points, had its window broken and smashed early Tuesday morning.
LITTLE FIVE POINTS — Atlanta police investigators were still trying to determine if anything was taken from Karma, a Euclid Avenue boutique, following an early morning vandalism incident. According to Officer Kim Jones, an Atlanta Police Department spokeswoman: "The front window was smashed out with large brick around 5 a.m. Tuesday morning." Police did not release further details because investigators had not yet spoken to talk the store owner to see what, if anything, had been taken. Jones told East Atlanta Patch that mannequins near the window were knocked around and scattered, but that it is "unknown what items were taken." Stay with Patch for more as it becomes available.