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.

Please return to ajc.com for updates.

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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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Sandy Springs police looking for peeping Tom

Police are investigating after several homeowners in Sandy Springs reported seeing a peeping Tom.

A tall man wearing a hooded jacket has been “prowling around” and knocking or looking into windows of homes in the Riverside neighborhood on the south side of town, authorities said.

Anyone with information on the case should contact Detective Ryan Finley at 770-551-3310 or the Sandy Springs Police Department’s tip line at 770-551-3300. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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Public’s help sought in finding missing Marietta woman

Tiffany Whitton

Tiffany Whitton

Marietta police are asking for the public’s help in finding a 27-year-old woman missing for more than five months.

Tiffany Michelle Whitton was last seen around 2 a.m. Sept. 13, 2013, in front of the Walmart store in the 200 block of Cobb Parkway, Marietta police spokesman David Baldwin said in an email.

“No one has heard from Whitton since the date of her disappearance and investigators are not ruling out foul play at this time,” Baldwin said. “Whitton has a young daughter that has not had any contact with her mother since her disappearance.”

Baldwin said Whitton is 5 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs about 100 pounds. She has green eyes and blonde hair, but is known to frequently change the color of her hair, he said.

Whitton has multiple tattoos including Chinese symbols on her left wrist, according to Baldwin.

Anyone with any information as to the whereabouts of Whitton is asked to contact Marietta police Det. Jonnie Moeller at 770-794-2366.

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Atlanta police seek man in connection with bank robbery

bank robber suspectAtlanta police are looking for a man who allegedly robbed a Wells Fargo Bank in the 2200 block of Cascade Road on Monday morning.

The man is described as between 5-foot-8 and 5-9, and 140 to 170 pounds.

Police said the man handed the teller a note that read, “Don’t make me hurt you,” and demanded she give him money only in $100 bills. The teller initially only gave the man $5 and $10 bills, after which he allegedly held a knife to the neck of a second bank employee, authorities said. The teller gave the man what he wanted and he fled on foot, police said. Neither bank employee was wounded during the ordeal.

Police ask anyone with information about this incident to call the Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at 404-577-8477, log on to the tip line’s website www.crimestoppersatlanta.org or text the tip to 274637. Tipsters can be anonymous and are eligible for up to $2,000 in reward money if information they give leads to the arrest and indictment of a suspect.

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