A missing 69-year-old Gwinnett County woman was found safe Thursday night.
A statewide Mattie’s Call alert had been issued earlier in the evening for Cuilan Yang, who had last been seen Thursday morning at a home in the 4800 block of Old Norcross Road, near Duluth, according to Gwinnett police. Yang has diabetes and was without her medication, police said.
She was found at a church in Norcross in good condition, Cpl. Jake Smith with Gwinnett police said.
The Mattie’s Call was canceled around 9 p.m.
Police in Cobb County and Roswell issued strikingly similar descriptions of a man suspected in a number of armed robberies.
Cobb authorities are looking for a man who is suspected of robbing a Shell convenience store early Wednesday morning. The store in the 2600 block of Windy Hill Road was robbed gunpoint about 1 a.m., police said. The suspect, described as a 150 pound, 5-foot-10 man with short hair between the ages of 25-33, was last seen wearing a black jacket with a red “Air Jordan” logo on the upper left chest. He also had on a black baseball cap that bore the logo of the Boston Red Sox or Detroit Tigers, Cobb police said.
Roswell police provided a similar description of a suspect in the armed robbery of a CVS drugstore in the 1300 block of Woodstock Road on Sunday. Authorities there said a man pointed a gun at the cashier and demanded money and cigarettes. The suspect is described as man between 5-foot-7 and
Cobb police officers are looking for the man who shot into the front counter of an Austell Dollar General when employees had trouble opening the cash register.
Just before 9 p.m. Sunday, a man wearing a hooded sweatshirt, an American flag bandanna, light-colored blue jeans, and red, white and black sneakers entered the Dollar General at 710 Six Flags Dr. with a handgun, Cobb police spokesman Sgt. Dana Pierce said Monday.
According to investigators, the man, who is between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-10, demanded money from store employees. When they could not open the cash register, the man fired two shots toward the front counter, Pierce said.
No one was injured in the shooting, he said.
Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call 770-499-3945.
Six Walmart employees who allegedly got away with more than $6,000 worth of merchandise have been arrested.
The investigation into the alleged internal theft ring began Dec. 23, when security officials at the Walmart at 3105 Cobb Pkwy. contacted the Acworth Police Department about discrepancies in transactions involving the six employees, police spokesman Capt. Mark Cheatham said.
The investigation revealed that the employees allegedly voided transactions at the register and allowed co-workers to exit the store without paying for the merchandise, he said.
Beauford J. Goodrum, 21, of Kennesaw; Lamaris Denise Fields, 19, of Acworth; Shawn Allen Harris, 22, of Dallas; Jamecah Ania Ray, 19, of Acworth; Barbara Weston, 56, of Decatur; and Yashica Rene Campbell, 43, of Kennesaw, each face a misdemeanor charge of theft by deception.
Atlanta police are investigating the Monday afternoon shooting of a teen in the 2900 block of Campbellton Road.
Police responded to a call indicating a 14-year-old had been shot around 5 p.m. Monday. When emergency personnel arrived, the teen could not be located, but was soon found in a nearby apartment, according to Atlanta police Sgt. Greg Lyon.
The teen had a gunshot wound on his buttocks and was transported to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, authorities said.
The teen said he was walking through woods behind apartments and heard two gunshots, he told police. He said there were two males near him when the shooting occurred, but he could not give police a description of either.
A bystander said one of the individuals was wearing a black sweatshirt and blue jeans, and the other had on a gray hoodie and blue jeans, police said. The two were last seen running toward Harbin Road.
By AJC Breaking News staff
A woman missing since Friday from Wellcare Senior Center in Marietta was found safe Monday morning in Los Angeles.
Betty Ann Watson, 72, was found at a Greyhound Bus Terminal in Los Angeles by a police officer. She was disoriented, but in good condition, according to Cobb County police.
Before Monday, she was last seen on Friday when she stepped outside the center for a moment and never returned. A Mattie’s call was issued because she suffers from dementia and schizophrenia.
Dunwoody police are looking for a 17-year-old girl who has been missing for more than a week.
Mirah Ann Moreland was last seen on Dec. 19, possibly leaving in a dark sedan. A Mattie’s Call has been issued on behalf of Moreland, who is an at-risk teenager in need of her prescribed medication. She is 5’7” , weighs about 120 pounds and has dark brown shoulder-length hair. She was last seen wearing a black leather jacket.
If you have any information, call the Dunwoody Police at 678-382-6919.
By Christian Boone
A neighbor checking on a DeKalb County resident they had not seen in months made a gruesome discovery late Thursday morning.
DeKalb police say the neighbor discovered skeletal remains believed to be that of the unidentified homeowner who resided in the 1700 block of South Hairston Road. Foul play is not suspected, as it appears the death will be attributed to natural causes, said DeKalb police spokesman Stephen Fore.
By Tammy Joyner
If you can’t say something nice, it’s best to keep it to yourself, especially when you’re wanted on three outstanding warrants.
Using an alias, Deterrance Jermaine Hampton went on a profanity-laden tear recently against Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill via Twitter and Facebook, according to an email release from the sheriff’s office.
Sheriff’s deputies investigated the matter after it was brought to Hill’s attention. After positively identifying Hampton as the alleged culprit, sheriff’s deputies confirmed there were three outstanding warrants for him.
Deputies tracked down Hampton and found him hiding under a stairwell before taking him into custody on charges of obstructing an officer. His girlfriend, Kimberly Cash, was also taken into custody, officials said. She was charged with felony obstruction. According to the sheriff’s jail docket, both were processed into jail today.
A Cherokee County man thought he had agreed to a sexual encounter with a woman after he responded to an ad on Craigslist. But when he arrived at a vacant southwest Atlanta home on Dec. 8, he was assaulted and robbed of his wallet, cell phone and car, according to police.
Someone later tried to use the victim’s stolen ATM card near Greenbriar Mall, and investigators hope someone will recognize that person.
Anyone with information on the case can submit anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477 or online at crimestoppersatlanta.org.