Monday, May 20, 2013
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
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 9, 2013
Victim spotted two teens running from her vehicle and into a waiting Jeep Cherokee.
EAST ATLANTA — A couple reported a burglary to their parked vehicle early Thursday. The victim was going to her gold Jeep Cherokee Sport near Braeburn Drive and Clifton Road at about 9:15 a.m. when she saw saw two teenagers already in her vehicle. When they saw her approach, they ran out and into a dark-colored Jeep Cherokee Sport that was waiting. The victim did not get the license plate number but did see that the waiting Jeep had a Georgia Tech sticker on the back. The incident follows reports of four auto break-ins and a stolen vehicle from two parking lots in East Atlanta Village on Wednesday.
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 …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Flowers and plants abound as we celebrate being environmentally conscious.
EAST ATLANTA — Even in the gritty, rough-n-tumble parts of Atlanta, you can find beauty. Today, we celebrate Earth Day, where we pause to focus on things like climate change and strains on natural resources. But we also take a moment to look at the natural beauty all around us, such as this climbing rose in East Atlanta.
Friday, April 12, 2013
The driver of a '67 Camaro tried to flee but was caught.
EAST ATLANTA — A motorist slammed into a group of pedestrians outside the Asylum in the Village in the overnight hours early Friday morning. Robby Manley was driving a red 1967 Camaro south on Flat Shoals Avenue. He was laying drags, lost control of the vehicle and drove up on the sidewalk, Atlanta Police Officer Kim Jones said. The Camaro struck three men on the sidewalk and pinned one of them for an instant, against the building which is at the the corner of Flat Shoals and Stokeswood avenues. "Once the vehicle came to a stop, Mr. Manley ran around the corner and threw his keys," Jones said. "He was located and arrested. The keys were located." Two of the victims were transported to Grady Memorial Hospital with leg injuries. The third …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Sweets shop left its Flat Shoals Avenue storefront but promises to reopen in East Atlanta soon.
EAST ATLANTA — OMG! Cup and Cakes, which opened in November of 2011 in the Village, has closed. The popular sweets shop promises to reopen by June 1 in another spot in East Atlanta. In a note to fans on its Facebook page the shop owners wrote: Hey everyone... OMG Cup and Cakes is expanding. We have closed our store in order to prepare for our build out. East Atlanta Village is still our home and you can continue to place your cake, cheesecake, and cupcake orders online http://OMGCupandCakes.com/ and by phone 404.222.0200 for pick or delivery. Be sure to watch our progress in social spaces and we look forward to seeing everyone June 1, 2013 for our grand re-opening.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
A Feb. 19 incident involving a city garbage truck in East Atlanta left sand and a oily goo on May Avenue. It's still there.
EAST ATLANTA — The squeaky wheel may get the grease, as the proverbial saying goes, but when it comes to grease spills, it takes weeks of persistent phone calls to Atlanta City Hall. Such was the case of Rob Downs, a May Avenue homeowner who logged multiple telephone calls and e-mails to city officials in the Department of Public Works since February 20. Downs called public works offiials following an incident in which a city garbage truck broke down in May Avenue's 1300 block and spilled sand and a greasy susbstance. Despite initial promises from a customer service rep that he woud hear back from the DPW, he hasn't and the mess is still there. "It's been six weeks," Downs told East Atlanta Patch. "I still have not recveived any direct …
Friday, March 29, 2013
A weekly ode to the classic club beats.
EAST ATLANTA — Union, the club that reopened last month in the old Eastside Lounge is going retro on Saturday nights. The club is starting a House Music night every Saturday, kicking it off this weekend with an all-vinyl house night. It’s also the 10th year reunion of the Rare Form DJ Crew. The Purveyors, Originators, Godfathers, Founders, Initiators, Innovators, Masterminds and other pioneers of House Music in Atlanta are back together for one night only. No cover from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.; $5 cover charge after. As they said in 1989. . ."House Music All Night Long.."
Saturday, March 16, 2013
As we head into spring, the flowers and trees are blooming. Share your favorite spring photos by uploading them to Patch!
EAST ATLANTA — Flat Shoals Avenue is becoming awash in color. Up and down the East Atlanta Village's main street are signs of a spring awakening from the rich, vibrant colors of flowers just awakening to usher in the spring season. Have you seen a image or taken a shot of your favorite spring scene? Upload them here to share with fellow readers.