Archive for March, 2014

Cobb road reopens after suspicious package detonated

George Busbee Parkway, which was closed for a brief period Friday while Cobb police investigated a report of a suspicious package in the area, has reopened.

Late Friday morning, the Cobb bomb squad went to a homeless camp near Town Center at Cobb, where they located the suspicious package, Officer Mike Bowman of the Cobb County Police Department said.

Officials closed George Busbee Parkway at Town Center Drive while investigators “examined what they had,” Bowman said. “Once we determined it was safe, the roadway was opened back up.”

The package was detonated, Bowman said.

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Discharged patient located safe

Anthony Kevin Sharpe

A statewide Mattie’s Call was issued Thursday for a man last seen after being discharged from Grady Memorial Hospital. But the man was located safe a few hours later, according to police.

Anthony Kevin Sharpe, 33, was last seen at 4:30 p.m. at the downtown hospital, according to Officer John Chafee with Atlanta police. Sharpe, who has been diagnosed with autism and a diminished mental capacity, left before a caregiver arrived, according to police.

Sharpe was located shortly after 10 p.m., police said.

No further details were released.

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Missing 71-year-old Marietta man found

Wilbert HudsonA Mattie’s Call alert posted Tuesday for a missing 71-year-old Marietta man was canceled early Wednesday after Wilbert Eugene Hudson was found safe.

Hudson, who was recently diagnosed with dementia, had last been seen at Grady Memorial Hospital about 3:30 p.m. Monday.

He was found at that same location, Officer Kim Jones with the Atlanta Police Department said Wednesday.

Jones said Hudson was admitted to Grady early Wednesday “seeking treatment for back pain.”

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Missing Atlanta woman located

Renita TaylorA Mattie’s Call issued Tuesday for a missing 50-year-old Atlanta woman has been canceled, police said.

Renita Lynette Taylor, who reportedly has schizophrenia, was located Wednesday morning, according to Atlanta police spokeswoman Kim Jones. Jones did not say where Taylor was found.

Taylor had last been seen around 1 p.m. on Warren Street in southeast Atlanta, according to authorities.

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Dawson County sheriff seeks convicted sex offender

The Dawson County Sheriff’s Office is looking for Reno Glynn Parks, who is on probation after serving time for a child molestation conviction.
Authorities say Parks moved from his last known address in Gainesville without the knowledge or approval of his probation officer.
Anyone with information on Parks should call the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 344-3535.Reno Glynn Parks

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Decatur high school on lockdown

Towers High School is on lockdown

Towers High School in Decatur is on lockdown.

DeKalb police Capt. Steven Fore told Channel 2 Action News that an officer was making a traffic stop on Sherrydale Lane when three people got out of the car and ran.

Two of the three people are in custody, Fore said. A search is underway for the third person.

DeKalb County Schools spokesman Quinn Hudson told Channel 2 that Towers will release at the normal time of 3:30 p.m. There are about 1,000 students at the school, which is at 3919 Brookcrest Circle.

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Mattie’s Call alert canceled for missing man in Clayton County

Eugene Forest AndersonThe Mattie’s Call alert issued for a 51-year-old man reported missing Thursday from a Clayton County health facility was canceled late Friday morning after the man was found, police said.

Eugene Forest Anderson had last been seen around 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Riverwood Behavioral Health in Riverdale, according to Clayton County police spokesman Ron Coloma.

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85-year-old Cobb man found safe

An 85-year-old Cobb County man was found safe late Thursday, hours after he was reported missing, police said

A Mattie’s Call had been issued for Chester Boothe Brock, was last seen around 6:30 p.m. on Ridge Drive in Mableton. Brock was believed to be traveling to Martin, Ga., and arrived there shortly before midnight, Cobb County police said.

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Report: North Clayton Middle School on lockdown due to BB gun

North Clayton Middle School was on lockdown late Thursday morning due to reports of a student on campus with a BB gun, according to Channel 2 Action News.

No other details were immediately available about the incident at the school at 5517 West Fayetteville Road.

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Public’s help sought in identifying Winder Verizon store burglary suspects


Surveillance video shows a suspect in the Verizon Store burglary.


A suspect uses a tool on a computer behind the Verizon store desk.

Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying three suspects who reportedly burglarized a Verizon Wireless store on East May Street in Winder last month, Winder police said.

Several Apple iPhones, other cellphone devices and a large amount of cash were discovered to be stolen from the store on Feb. 17 at around 5 a.m., according to a Winder police press release.

The three suspects were recorded on a store surveillance video, police said. Police believe the suspects also burglarized another Verizon store in Madison the previous day in the early morning.

Based on the surveillance video, police have described one subject as wearing a white or light grey hooded sweatshirt with a black face mask and black pants. Another suspect was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt with the word “purgatory” on the back shoulder, while the third was wearing …

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