Thursday, January 24, 2013
Bill Venable and his son Billy were killed during a 2004 home invasion.
Tucker High School is hosting the ninth annual Red Cross Blood Drive in honor of Coach Bill Venable and his son, Billy. They were killed in January of 2004 when an intruder broke into their home and shot them. It takes place at the school on Thursday, Jan. 24 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. From the Red Cross: Blood can be safely donated every 56 days. Most healthy people age 17 and older, or 16 with parental consent, who weigh at least 110 pounds, are eligible to donate blood and platelets. Donors who are 18 and younger must also meet specific height and weight requirements. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to learn more about giving blood or platelets or to schedule an appointment to donate.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Intruder with a mohawk, a facial tattoo and a crowbar made threats, stole electronics.
A man armed with a crowbar broke into an apartment in Tucker and threatened to kill a female resident if she alerted police, according to an incident report. The man is described as a black male in his late 20s to early 30s, 150 lbs, wearing dark clothing, sporting a mohawk and a tattoo in the middle of his face. The incident happened at the Northlake Manor Apartments in Woodbriar Circle on the morning of Sunday, Jan. 6 while the rest of the woman's family went to church. The woman told police she heard a loud noise and found that her front door had been pried open. She encountered a man with a crowbar who ordered her to lie on the floor and to not look at him. He then said, "I will kill you if you call the police" and proceeded to steal …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Intense neighborhood search on Wednesday night fails to find an armed robber.
Residents of several neighborhoods in Tucker were disturbed on Wednesday night by massive police activity involving helicopters with search lights and multiple vehicles with wailing sirens. It was all for nothing. A man who committed a home invasion on Brownlee Drive managed to escape the hunt, and he may have had accomplices who also got away. The incident began shortly before 10 p.m. when a man wearing a red scarf and a brown hat entered the home of a married couple through the carport door and demanded cash at gunpoint. The female resident, who was in her bedroom, gave him $120 she had in her purse. "She asked him to just take the money and not her wallet," the police report stated. The suspect then proceeded to tie up the male resident…