Category: Public Safety

Dunwoody Police arrest 24 suspects in retail operation

Dunwoody Police say they arrested 24 suspects and recovered more than $6,000 in stolen merchandise as part of a two-day operation at local retail stores. The police operation took place April 16 and 17 in the Perimeter Mall area and was done in cooperation with the Georgia Retailers Organized Crime Alliance, an organization that seeks to bring together the state’s retail industry with law enforcement to reduce retail crime, according to Sgt. Robert Parsons. Dunwoody officers worked with the organization in an “intense and focused” operation that netted the arrests of 21 adults and three juveniles. They were charged...

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Dunwoody volunteer bailiffs celebrate 10 years with city

Dunwoody residents Jim Sturgis, Ron Silvers, Jim Beattie and Stan Bernstein were recently honored for their 10 years of service as volunteer bailiffs for the city’s Municipal Court. “After a career in law and law enforcement, being a volunteer bailiff is a great opportunity to serve again, if only on the sidelines, with the added benefit of watching our new city evolve,” Sturgis said in a press release. It’s rare for courts to have volunteer bailiffs. The program was started to save tax dollars and keep police officers on the streets, according to city officials. Dunwoody’s court system began...

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Transform 285/400 traffic changes through April 20

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 April 12-13, westbound ramp to I-285 westbound closed, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. April 12-14, northbound ramp to I-285 eastbound closed, 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. Ga. 400 lane closures April 12-13, northbound between Johnson Ferry Road and Hammond Drive, two right lanes, 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. April 12-14, northbound collector-distributor lanes between...

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Sandy Springs civic group to host May 1 meeting on alarm verification requirement

The High Point Civic Association will host a May 1 public meeting with police and city representatives on the verification requirement in Sandy Springs’ alarm ordinance. The city’s new alarm ordinance shifted fines for repeated false alarms to the security companies who service the alarm systems, rather than residents and business owners who use them. In 2018, the city added a requirement for alarm companies to provide direct confirmation that a burglar alarm call is a real crime – with audio or video devices or in person – before calling 911. That provision takes effect June 19. Requiring verification...

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Sandy Springs crime reports through March 22

The following crime information is provided via the Sandy Springs Week in Review Report for the week ending March 22. North District Crime: The unit reported seven entering-autos incidents with an arrest made after one incident at the Sandy Springs Tennis Center. Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office located the suspects and arrested them after a brief pursuit. Two burglaries were also reported at apartment communities. South District Crime: The unit reported nine entering-auto incidents in the South District. Purses, bags, wallets and license plates were among the items taken. There was one burglary reported in the 1100 block of Hammond...

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Brookhaven crime reports, Feb. 24-March 24

From Brookhaven Police reports dated Feb. 24 through March 24. The following information was pulled from Brookhaven’s Police-2-Citizen website. Theft and Burglary 2900 block of Clairmont Road — On Feb. 24, in the early morning, a theft by taking auto incident was reported. 1600 block of Clairmont Way — On Feb. 24, in the afternoon, a theft was reported. 1300 block of Nancy Creek Drive — On Feb. 24, in the evening, a no-forced entry burglary at a non-residence was reported. 4000 block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road — On Feb. 24, in the evening, a man was arrested on burglary...

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Buckhead crime reports, Feb. 21-March 21

The following information, involving events that took place in Buckhead Feb. 21 through March 22, was provided to the Buckhead Reporter by the Zone 2 precinct of the Atlanta Police Department from its open data records. Aggravated assault 2400 block of Morosgo Way — Feb. 25 2300 block of Bolton Road — Feb. 25 2400 block of Piedmont Road — Feb. 25 2400 block of Piedmont Road — Feb. 25 300 block of Pharr Road — March 4 1700 block of Brookwood Valley Circle — March 4 1100 block of Woodland Avenue — March 8 2300 block of Piedmont...

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Dunwoody Police crime reports, Feb. 24-March 24

From Dunwoody Police reports dated Feb. 24 through March 24. The following information was pulled from Dunwoody’s Police-2-Citizen website. Larceny/Shoplifting/Theft 4300 block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road — On Feb. 24, in the afternoon, a shoplifting incident was reported. 4300 block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road — On Feb. 24, in the afternoon, a woman was arrested and accused of shoplifting. 100 block of Perimeter Center Place — On Feb. 24, in the afternoon, a man was arrested and accused of shoplifting. 100 block of Perimeter Center Place — On Feb. 24, in the evening, a shoplifting incident was reported. 100 block of...

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Dunwoody deputy police chief retires; replacement announced

Dunwoody Police Deputy Police Chief David Sides is retiring April 10 from the department after 10 years in the city and nearly 40 years in law enforcement. Maj. David Barnes has been promoted to deputy chief as Sides’ replacement. Sides was honored with a proclamation thanking him for his service at the April 8 City Council meeting. Chief Billy Grogan also recognized Sides as the first employee he hired in December 2008 to help him oversee the startup of the new city’s police force. The department celebrated its 10th anniversary on April 1. “I can honestly say that Deputy...

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Officials work to identify body found in Chattahoochee River on Cobb-Sandy Springs border

Cobb County officials are working to identify a body found April 6 in the Chattahoochee River along the Sandy Springs border. Sandy Springs officials called the Cobb County Fire Department around noon for assistance in recovering a body in the area of Powers Ferry Road, which spans the river. The body was found by a volunteer working on “Sweep the Hooch,” an annual river cleanup effort conducted by Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, according to a spokesperson for the nonprofit organization. Officer Neil Penirelli of the Cobb County Police Department said the body was taken to the medical examiner’s office for identification,...

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Man shot to death at Dunwoody apartment complex

A 45-year-old man was shot to death at a Dunwoody apartment complex on the morning of April 8, according to police, who say they are still investigating. The suspect in the shooting later died after fleeing police in a vehicle and crashing the car, according to police. That fatality is also under investigation. Dunwoody Police spokesperson Sgt. Robert Parsons said that police received multiple 911 calls around 5:20 a.m. “regarding a person screaming, then multiple gunshots” at the Arrive Perimeter apartments. On arrival, police found James Curtis Jones, a resident of the apartments, suffering a gunshot wound, in the...

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Transform 285/400 traffic changes through April 14

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. Abernathy Road lane closures April 8-10, westbound between Peachtree-Dunwoody Road and Ga. 400, one right lane, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Ga. 400 ramp closures April 9-11, northbound ramp to I-285 westbound closed, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. April 12-14, northbound ramp to I-285 eastbound closed, 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. Ga. 400 lane closures April 6-7, southbound...

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