Thursday, May 16, 2013
A look at crime activity in Tucker, May 10-14.
The information was obtained from crimemapping.com for the DeKalb PD. This does not indicate a conviction. May 10 Shoplifting, 4300 BLOCK LAWRENCEVILLE HWY Theft by shoplifting, 4100 BLOCK LAWRENCEVILLE HWY Theft by taking automobile, 2000 BLOCK IDLEWOOD RD Theft by taking, 4400 BLOCK HUGH HOWELL RD May 11 Shoplifting, 4300 BLOCK LAWRENCEVILLE HWY Entering an auto-intent theft, 4400 BLOCK HUGH HOWELL RD May 12 Shoplifting, 4300 BLOCK LAWRENCEVILLE HWY May 13 Burglary-no forced entry-nonresidence, 4300 BLOCK Hugh Howell RD May 14 Shoplifting (attempt), 4300 BLOCK LAWRENCEVILLE HWY Shoplifting, 4300 BLOCK LAWRENCEVILLE HWY Burglary, forced entry-residence, 2000 BLOCK IDLEWOOD RD Robbery-business-gun, 4300 BLOCK HUGH HOWELL RD
Monday, April 29, 2013
Weird Police News: some strange activities that police encountered in Northeast Georgia recently.
Click on the links below for the rest of each story. > Driving test cheater fails: A Sandy Springs man allegedly altered the grade on the state’s driving exam taken by another applicant in Cobb County. He reportedly changed a 10 to a 90 and wrote “pass” on the exam before handing it to a Georgia Department of Driver Services employee. His criminal charges included concealing facts on a government document, a felony. Related Content: > Look what I did: The driver who slammed his BMW into the front of a Lithonia house posted photos of the accident online with the words, "Crashed my E30 like a tool." He also noted he lost control after hitting a speed bump, but was “totally not speeding.” > She was a he? The Texas woman with whom an Oconee …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Weird Police News: Our top strange police stories from Patch sites in northeast Georgia.
How low can you go? Last week, we told you about an Athens suspect who stole the rent money from a seven-year-old. This week we have the story of a “snatch-and-run” theft of Christmas toys from Faith in Serving Humanity, a Walton County charity. The toys were for the Secret Santa Program and included items for many age groups. Picking up dinner: Employees at a Johns Creek Whole Foods were on to a woman who looked suspicious while she pushed around a cart filled with enough food items to make a holiday feast. Their suspicions were affirmed when she bypassed the checkout lanes and headed for the door. The manager provided police with a receipt listing all 29 items taken: turkeys, key lime pies, spinach artichoke dip, boxes of clementines, …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Here are some headlines from around the region.
Emergency crews discovered the body of a person believed to be male at the scene of an overnight house fire on Edith Lane in Lilburn. When firefighters just after midnight on Dec. 3, they found the single-story home in the 200 block of Edith Lane was engulfed in flames. Read more on Lilburn-Mountain Park Patch. Security at the new Von Maur store in Perimeter Mall helped police arrest a man suspected of shoplifting at the high-end retail store Sunday, police said. A 20-year-old Douglas County man was suspected for shoplifting a pair of $350 jeans but was spotted by store security officers. Read more on Dunwoody Patch. An Atlanta resident has started an online campaign to remove APS Superintendent Dr. Erroll Davis. Late Sunday night, Molly …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Shoplifting may have led to a man's death outside a Lithonia Walmart, but how does the petty crime affect the average consumer?
Shoplifting, a petty crime that may have cost a man his life outside a Walmart in Lithonia, hits Georgia families in the pocketbook each year. Vidal Calloway,* 40—a good person who had a drug problem, according to his wife—was dead when police came to arrest him on suspicion of shoplifting two DVD players, Stone Mountain-Lithonia Patch reported. The police report indicated Calloway was involved in an altercation with two employees and a private security agent.* The "truly sad situation," according to Walmart, brings to light incidents that happen every day, all across the country, and even more so during the holidays. About 27 million people in America—that's one in 11 people—are shoplifters, according to the National Association for …
Monday, September 24, 2012
Police say a couple used a U-Haul truck to rob Macy's. The man escaped.
A woman is in jail, charged with two felonies, after allegedly stealing from Macy's department store in Tucker, leading police officers on a wrong-way chase on U.S. Highway 78 and then slamming into a pole. Nicole Denise Freeman, 42, of Atlanta, is being held without bond at DeKalb County jail, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and has been charged with theft by shoplifting and obstruction. Police said Freeman and an unidentified male accomplice allegedly took a pile of clothing from the Northlake Mall store Thursday night and ran out to a waiting U-Haul truck. With the police in pursuit, they drove the wrong way on U.S. 78 before crashing near the Valley Brook Drive exit. The two then ran in different directions. Freeman was …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
A look at reported police activity in the Tucker area from May 30-June 5. Information in the blotter is obtained from crimemapping.com for the DeKalb PD. This does not indicate a conviction.
June 5: Burglary was reported in the 1500 block of Wood Terrace Circle at 5 a.m. Description: No Forced Entry - Residence June 5: Simple Assault was reported in the 3100 block of La Venture Dr. at 4:45 a.m. June 4: Damage To Private Property was reported in the 1600 block of Crescent Center Blvd. at 8 a.m. June 4: Motor Vehicle Theft was reported in the 3100 block of Misty Creek Dr. at 7 p.m. June 4: Theft/Larceny was reported in the 4200 block of the Northeast Expressway at 6 p.m. Description: Larceny Free Text June 4: Burglary was reported in the 4300 block of Locksley Rd. at 9:32 p.m. Description: Forced Entry - Residence June 4: Burglary was reported in the 4500 block of Crest Dr. at 10 a.m. Description: Forced Entry - …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
A look at reported police activity in the Tucker area from April 17-24. The information in the blotter was obtained from crimemapping.com for the DeKalb PD. This does not indicate a conviction.
April 24: Burglary was reported in the 2500 block of Shallowford Rd. at 4:20 a.m. Description: Burglary - Forced Entry - Non-Residence April 24: Theft/Larceny was reported in the 7100 block of Dawson Blvd. at 2:15 a.m. Description: Larceny - From Mail April 23: Motor Vehicle Theft was reported in the 1500 block of Summit Lake Dr. at 7:08 a.m. April 23: Burglary was reported in the 2100 block of Lawrenceville Highway at 12:16 a.m. Description: Burglary - Forced Entry - Non-Residence April 23: Burglary was reported in the 200 block of Pleasantdale Xing at 2:30 p.m. Description: Burglary - No Forced Entry - Residence April 23: Simple Battery was reported in the 1800 block of Hudson Crossing Rd. at 8 p.m. April 23: Armed Robbery was …