Sunday, December 23, 2012
Six families displaced in 3 a.m. blaze.
Fire investigators suspect a space heater was the cause of a fire at the Victory Group Apartments in Midtown early Sunday. The 3 a.m. fire displaced six families, including eight adults and two children, fire officials told WSB-TV. There were no injuries reported. The news station reported that investigators found a number of marijuana plants in one of the affected apartments located at 29 Peachtree Place next to the Mac's Beer and Wine parking lot. Atlanta police spokeman Gregory Lyon told Patch that APD Zone 5 officers were alerted of the marijuana plants and the case is now being investigated by APD's Narcotics Unit. No charges have been filed at this time.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Man robbed of laptop at gunpoint; Piedmont Avenue home catches fire
A man was reportedly robbed of his MacBook early Wednesday morning in Midtown by three men, one who was armed with a handgun, according to Atlanta Police spokesman Curtis Davenport. The incident occurred around 1:45 a.m. when the victim was surprised by the three men as he was sitting on an air conditioning unit behind his Merritts Avenue apartment. When the victim looked up, one of the suspects was holding a silver revolver handgun and asked him where he lived and who was home. According to Davenport, the victim advised that his parents were inside and the suspect then demanded his computer and whatever he had on his possession. The man gave the suspect his laptop, but as he started fumbling to take off his bracelet, the suspect's phone…
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
No one was at Doors Unlimited when two-alarm fire broke out Monday afternoon
More than 60 firefighters worked to extinguish a two-alarm structure fire at Doors Unlimited, Inc., in the Loring Heights neighborhood during rush hour Monday afternoon. Located at 432 Trabert Avenue near 17th Street and Atlantic Station, Doors Unlimited caught fire shortly before 5 p.m. with the initial Atlanta Fire Rescue Department personnel responding within five minutes. The fire, which sent a large black plume of smoke high above Midtown and afternoon commuters on the interstate, was contained within 40 minutes as no other businesses or homes in the area appeared to have suffered damage. The business, which sells and installs garage doors and has been in operation since 1951, was closed for the day when the fire broke out. The cause …