Archive for May, 2014

Updated: Suspicious package in Dekalb

A suspicious package call in DeKalb County has HAZMAT responding, according to Capt. Eric Jackson of the DeKalb Fire Department.

The Chamblee Police Department is also assisting in the incident. The package was seen at the IRS building at 4800 Buford Hwy.

By the time the DeKalb Fire Department responded, there was nothing for them to deal with, Capt. Jackson said. He added that the incident was all clear as far as the Fire Department was concerned.

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Gwinnett police investigating pool hall robbery

Gwinnett police are looking for this man in connection with a pool hall robbery.

Gwinnett police are looking for this man in connection with a pool hall robbery.

Two men stormed into a Gwinnett County pool hall and robbed it and one victim. Police released a surveillance photo today in the hope that the public will help them solve the case.

The crime occurred May 2 at Sosa’s Billiards at 6070 South Norcross Tucker Road near Norcross.

The two suspects, one armed with an AK-47 rifle, entered the business just before noon. They ordered the victim to the ground and took his wallet, cash and phone, police said. One of the robbers kicked the victim in the face. The men also took cash from the register.

The second suspect’s face was captured on surveillance video when he walked to the back of the pool hall with the weapon. Moments later, the suspects fled the scene, dropping some of the money during their escape, police said.

Authorities released a photo of the second suspect, described as a black male with long dreadlocks who was wearing a long sleeve gray …

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80-year-old Carroll County man missing

An 80-year-old Carroll County man has not been seen since driving away with his dog Sunday afternoon.

A Mattie’s Call was issued today for Jimmy Aaron Wilkerson, who left the 1000 block of Little Vine Church Road in Villa Rica around 1 p.m. Sunday with his white Maltese.

He is a heart patient with a pacemaker and is insulin dependent, and his family told authorities that they have noticed memory problems recently.

Wilkerson is described as a white male, 5-foot-6 and 200 pounds. He has blue eyes and short, gray hair. He was wearing overalls with a blue or white shirt. No photo was immediately available.

Wilkerson was driving a gray 1982 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck with a camper shell and Georgia tag PD11EU.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact 911 or the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office at 770-830-5888.

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Missing man, 79, located in good health

Larson "Roy" Jordan

Larson "Roy" Jordan

A 79-year-old man who was reported missing Sunday was located in good health, Atlanta police said today.

Larson “Roy” Jordan had failed to reach his ultimate destination of Philadelphia after being dropped off at the Greyhound bus station at 232 Forsyth Street on Friday.

He was found safe, police said.

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Lockdown lifted at 3 Paulding schools

UPDATE: The lockdown has been lifted at three Paulding County Schools. The schools were put on soft lockdown after police were concerned about a suspicious man near the schools, which share a campus.
The schools were on lockdown for 45 mins to an hour. Police believe the suspicious man was a hunter.
ORIGINAL:
Three Paulding County schools were placed on ’soft’ lockdown this morning after a man dressed in camo and carrying a rifle was seen walking on a side street near the North Paulding High School campus, according to authorities.
The man may be a turkey hunter, according to the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Ashley Henson.
However, as a precaution, North Paulding High, Burnt Hickory Elementary and Sammy McClure Middle schools were put on a soft lockdown, generally meaning all outside doors were locked, but students and teachers were allowed to move freely in the building. The three schools share the same campus.

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Missing Atlanta man found safe

black3A Mattie’s Call was canceled today after a 70-year-old Atlanta man was found safe.

The alert had been issued earlier in the day after Dameron Black walked away from the 1500 block of Moores Mill Road.

Atlanta police announced around 5:30 p.m. that Black had been found safe.

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Missing Atlanta woman found

Anastasia Lee Sircle

Anastasia Lee Sircle

A Mattie’s Call was canceled tonight after an Atlanta woman who had been missing since Monday afternoon was found.

Anastasia Lee Sircle, 38, was believed to be traveling on foot when she disappeared from 3303 Parkway Drive around 3 p.m.

She has been located, Atlanta police said.

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No suspicious devices found at Apalachee High School

No suspicious devices were found at Apalachee High School in Barrow County, which was evacuated this morning after the threat of an explosion was discovered, authorities said.

“The students are preparing to re-enter the building at this time,”  Lt. Matt Guthas said in a statement just before 1 p.m. “The students are receiving lunch at this time as well. Everyone is safe and there is no need for undue alarm.”

A Barrow County Sheriff’s Office bomb-sniffing dog was used to search the school for possible explosives, but none were initially detected, he said.

Authorities said the threat originated from a phrase written on a bathroom wall in the school that did not specifically use the word “bomb,” but did make an insinuation that authorities considered a threat, Guthas said.

The incident remains under investigation.

“The investigation will seek to determine the responsible person(s) for the threat,” Guthas said.

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