Monday, May 13, 2013
Gunfire was exchanged after a dispute outside of a party.
Atlanta Police Detectives are still piecing together events that occurred during the early morning hours on Monday outside of the Savannah Midtown Apartments on North Avenue. Sgt. Gregory Lyon told Midtown Patch that, "preliminary information is that a 23-year-old male was invited to a party at the location, 215 North Avenue." Lyon says that this individual was injured by a gunshot wound to the head. "On arrival, he encountered a male with whom he had been having an ongoing dispute. The victim told investigators he left the party, but was followed by that individual and several other males," according to Sgt. Lyon. Apparently a scuffle may have occurred outside in the parking deck. Sgt Lyon says that the victim, "says he was shot at, …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Two men and woman robbed at gunpoint near Grady High School.
Three people were robbed at gunpoint as they walked through the Midtown Neighborhood near Grady High School late Friday night. According to Atlanta Police Officer John Chafee, the three victims – two men and a woman – were walking in the area of Vedado Way and 8th Street around 11:30 p.m. when a dark-colored Honda Civic passed by them with the headlights off. The victims were able to see three people inside the vehicle but were unable to initially make out a detailed description of the suspects. Not long after, one of the male suspects got out of the car and approached the victims, who later told police that the man was “wearing dark colored clothing, a black hoodie, and a black skully face mask with a white skeleton printed on the front…
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Both Area 4 Salon and Rapid Sign Systems near Piedmont Avenue and Monroe Drive intersection were vandalized Wednesday morning.
Two businesses in the shopping center located at Piedmont Avenue and Monroe Drive had their front glass doors smashed in by vandals during the early morning hours on Wednesday. Video taken by 11Alive news cameras shows how the doors were smashed open on both the Area 4 Salon located at 1536 Monroe Dr. and the Rapid Sign Systems business located at 1531 Piedmont Avenue. The Atlanta Police Department was unable to confirm if any items were stolen from the business, but the openings were large enough for suspects to get inside of each of these locations, according to Officer Kim Jones. Jones also informed Midtown Patch that at "3088 Piedmont Road a shattered glass door at Enterprise Rental Car was discovered. Nothing was taken, per key the …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
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In the summer of 2010, Midtown Alliance went live with a new browser-based surveillance system from Iron Sky. The officers from Midtown Blue have the ability to monitor the area with an extensive network of high-definition video cameras that cover nearly 90 percent of the public right-of-way. And as one can see from the video here, there’s a lot to see on the streets of Midtown!!
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
In light of the recent high-profile robberies, the Midtown Ponce Security Alliance takes a closer look at robbery trends in and around the MPSA service area.
Editor's note: The following information was posted on Feb. 20, 2013 by the Midtown Ponce Security Alliance (MPSA) on its website and appears here courtesy of the MPSA. The MPSA has served the Midtown community since 2003 as a non-profit organization by coordinating neighborhood response to public safety and security issues in order to advance the Midtown way of life. The MPSA achieves this objective primarily by operating a neighborhood security patrol funded by its resident and business members, and community sponsors. See here for more information about becoming a member of the MPSA. The MPSA coverage area includes: _______ Street robberies comprise our most dangerous public safety challenge, as a robbery is but a step short of a …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The suspects brandished handguns, and stole one of the victim's car keys, cell phone and purse.
Two women and an infant were robbed at gunpoint while sitting in their car in Midtown early Tuesday morning. According to Atlanta Police Officer Carlos Campos, the victims were sitting in a Mercedes that was “having some sort of mechanical problems” near the intersection of Holly and 14th streets when two male suspects approached the vehicle. Both suspects brandished guns and took one of the victim’s purse, cell phone and car keys before fleeing on foot south on Holly before continuing east on 14th. Police officers combed the area in search of the suspects, but were unsuccessful in locating them. The stolen cellphone did not have any tracking capabilities according to Campos. The suspects were described by the victims as black, being in …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Atlanta Police have apprehended a pair of suspects accused of being involved in five pedestrian armed robberies Thursday morning, including three in the Midtown area.
The Atlanta Police Department announced late Friday afternoon that it has made two arrests in connection with Thursday’s pre-dawn spree of armed pedestrian robberies, including three bordering the Ansley Park and Midtown neighborhoods. According to Atlanta Police Officer Carlos Campos, the two suspects, whose names have not been released, were in the process of being charged with five counts of Possession of Firearm During the Commission of a Crime. [Update: APD has released the name of one arrested: 23-year-old Dennis Stallings] It is an on-going investigation of the five robberies that occurred across the city. Witnesses to the Midtown crimes reported at least three suspects were involved. Victims provided statements and assisted with …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Burgundy sedan utilized as the getaway vehicle in each crime.
Love was certainly not in the Valentine's Day air after a string of pre-dawn armed pedestrian robberies around the Ansley Park and Midtown neighborhoods early Thursday morning. According to Atlanta Police Officer Kim Jones, at approximately 4:45 a.m., officers responded to a call at 1280 Peachtree Street where a male victim stated that he had been robbed by several black males near the intersection of Peachtree and 12th streets. [Editor's note: the address originally provided by APD was later revised to indicate that it was 1280 West Peachtree Street] The victim reported that one of the suspects stuck a gun to his head and demanded his property. After taking the man’s undisclosed belongings, the suspects left the scene in a burgundy …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Four males are in custody after this attempted robbery.
Great smarts, technology, and good fortune were all part of a Monday morning pedestrian robbery that ended well but could have gone tragically wrong, as an APD officer narrowly escaped being shot at close range by a robbery suspect. Public Affairs Officer Kim Jones released information about this pedestrian robbery that occurred during the early Monday morning hours. According to Jones, the two victims at 1:52 a.m., "were robbed at gunpoint on Juniper Street and 8th Street." Officer P. White responded to the call and started the search for 4 black males that stole their "wallets, phones, and credit cards, and fled the scene in a vehicle." Officer White was able to track the stolen items, via a cell phone presumably, to a Texaco Food Mart …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Check out the roundup of stories related to crime in or near Midtown last week.
In case you missed them, these are the top crime stories published during the week of January 25 to February 1st.