Category: Public Safety

Brookhaven Police crime reports, Feb. 9-23

From Brookhaven Police reports dated Feb. 9 through Feb. 23. The following information was pulled from Brookhaven’s Police-2-Citizen website. Theft and Burglary 1600 block of Northeast Expressway — On Feb. 10, in the evening, a woman was arrested and accused of theft by taking. 3200 block of Buford Highway — On Feb. 11, in the early morning, items from a car were reported stolen. 700 block of Brookhaven Avenue — On Feb. 12, in the morning, a theft from a building was reported. 2000 block of North Druid Hills Road — On Feb. 13, in the evening, a shoplifting...

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Dunwoody Police crime reports, Feb. 9-23

From Dunwoody Police reports dated Feb. 9 through Feb. 23. The following information was pulled from Dunwoody’s Police-2-Citizen website. Larceny/Shoplifting/Theft   4700 block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road — On Feb. 9, in the morning, a man was arrested and accused of shoplifting. 4700 block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road — On Feb. 9, in the morning, a man was arrested and accused of shoplifting. 4400 block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road — On Feb. 9, in the afternoon, a shoplifting incident was reported. 5500 block of Chamblee-Dunwoody Road — On Feb. 9, in the evening, a shoplifting incident was reported. 4700 block of Ashford-Dunwoody...

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Sandy Springs Police crime reports for week ending Feb. 21

The following crime information is provided via the Sandy Springs Week in Review Report for the week ending Feb. 21. North District Crime The unit reported one burglary where $35 in cash and food were taken from an apartment. The unit reported three entering-autos. All vehicles had been left unlocked South District Crime The unit reported one burglary where a bicycle was taken from an apartment storage unit. The unit reported one entering-auto. One robbery was reported with the victim suffering non-life threatening injuries. Street Crimes Unit The unit reported one felony arrest; two misdemeanor arrests; and one city...

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Buckhead crime reports, Feb. 1-20

The following information, involving events that took place in Buckhead Feb. 1 through Feb. 20, was provided by the Zone 2 precinct of the Atlanta Police Department from its open data records. Homicide 1000 block of Peachtree Park Drive — Feb. 15 Aggravated Assault 1900 block of Piedmont Road — Feb. 1 2400  block of Morosgo Way — Feb. 2 2200 block of Cheshire Bridge Road — Feb. 6 100 block of Peachtree Valley Road — Feb. 8 2100 block of Piedmont Road — Feb. 9 3300 block of Peachtree Road — Feb. 10 500 block of Northside Circle...

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One suspect in custody, another sought, in Feb. 10 shooting at Buckhead’s Lenox Square

Investigators have identified two suspects – one now in custody and the other still at large – in the Feb. 10 shooting of a man outside Buckhead’s Lenox Square mall, according to the Atlanta Police Department. The victim, a Jonesboro man, was shot after meeting someone in the parking lot of the 3393 Peachtree Road mall, according to APD. In the incident two suspects appeared to take a suitcase from a car the victim sat in for a time. The victim survived, according to APD. Shakeria King, 21, was taken into custody Feb. 20 in Dublin, Ga., on an...

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Transform 285/400 traffic changes through Feb. 29

The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced the latest round of lane and ramp closures and other traffic changes for Transform 285/400, its massive project to reconstruct the I-285/Ga. 400 interchange. Schedules may change based on the work and the weather. Ga. 400 ramp closures Feb. 24, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., northbound ramp to I-285 eastbound closed. Feb. 27-29, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., southbound ramp to I-285 westbound closed. Ga. 400 lane closures Feb. 21-23, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., southbound between Northridge Road and Spalding Drive, one right lane. Feb. 23, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.,...

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Buckhead murder suspect arrested in New York City

A suspect in the Feb. 15 shooting death of a man in Buckhead is in custody in New York City, according to the Atlanta Police Department. The victim, identified by APD as Keithan Joran Hillman, was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds at the Peachtree Park apartments at 1000 Peachtree Park Drive. On Feb. 19, a New York Police Department fugitive task force arrested Michael Miata, 29, of the city’s Queens borough on a change of felony murder, according to APD. Miata is in custody and awaiting extradition to...

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250 Atlanta police cameras were dead for months in contract blunder

Around 250 surveillance cameras in the Atlanta Police Department’s vaunted “Operation Shield” crime-fighting network were dead for months starting last fall, with some still down in early February, after a maintenance contract blunder. “They were all over the city… Certainly, some of them were in Buckhead,” said Dave Wilkinson, president and CEO of the Atlanta Police Foundation, the private group that helps fund and manage Operation Shield, about the dead cameras. The problem was the city’s failure to pick up the maintenance duties and bills after initial, three-year contracts expired, he said. “This was probably a bump in the...

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Brookhaven murder suspects acquitted after prosecutors were not ready for trial

A DeKalb County judge recently found two Brookhaven murder suspects not guilty after she said in a scathing order that the District Attorney’s office failed to do the work needed to be ready for trial more than a year after their arrests. DeKalb Superior Court Judge Shondeana Morris granted the unusual order on Jan. 10 to acquit Stephen McAllister and Quintez Griffin. Brookhaven Police charged them in December 2018 with killing Carthel Johnson, 25, in a shooting at the Mille at Brookhaven Apartments on Barone Avenue. A third man was arrested but was later determined to be a victim...

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Sandy Springs approves $676K contract allowing fire trucks and ambulances to change traffic signals

Sandy Springs is purchasing technology to automatically give fire trucks and ambulances green lights as they drive to emergency locations. The $676,284.44 contract, which was approved at a Feb. 18 council meeting, will use a technology product called Glance. Using GPS, wireless communication and route-predicting software, the system changes specially outfitted traffic signals to green ahead of the emergency vehicle and red on cross streets. The contract will outfit all 26 fire and EMS vehicles and 113 traffic signals, plus setup and five years of “connectivity and support services,” a city memo said. The city’s ever-increasing traffic is an...

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Sandy Springs fire trucks and ambulances may gain ability to change traffic signals

Fire trucks and ambulances in Sandy Springs may gain the ability to change traffic lights to speed their way to emergencies in a new system scheduled for City Council consideration Feb. 18. The $676,000 proposal uses a technology product called Glance, according to a city staff memo. Using GPS, wireless communication and route-predicting software, the system changes specially outfitted traffic signals to green ahead of the emergency vehicle and red on cross streets. The memo claims the technology, created by a company called Applied Information, can reduce response times by up to 20%. The city’s ever-increasing traffic is an...

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Man found shot in face in Buckhead claimed to be accidental victim, police say

A man found shot in the face in Buckhead on Feb. 15 told investigators he was the victim of a friend’s accidental gun discharge, according to the Atlanta Police Department. Police found the victim, a Panthersville man in his late 20s, wounded inside a BWM parked outside the XTC strip club at 2159 Piedmont Road around 12:45 a.m. A police report says the profusely bleeding victim appeared to be shot in the right eye and was too disoriented to explain the shooting except that it happened “up the road.” According to APD, the victim later told investigators he was...

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