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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
UPDATE: High School Students Arrested for Weapons Charges

UPDATE: High School Students Arrested for Weapons Charges

Three juvenile students are in custody, police say.
Weird Police News: Accomplice Left Behind, Burning Gasoline, Craigslist Scammer

Weird Police News: Accomplice Left Behind, Burning Gasoline, Craigslist Scammer

Also: Sore loser robs card players; 174 pounds of pot; AC units swiped from roof.
Cold-Case Team Studies Murders of Russell and Shirley Dermond

Cold-Case Team Studies Murders of Russell and Shirley Dermond

“It just eats at you that somebody could do this and possibly get away with it,” says the slain couple’s son.
Police Search for Hit-And-Run Driver

Police Search for Hit-And-Run Driver

A woman was struck by a vehicle in Cascade on Monday evening.
Mother Arrested After Leaving Kids in Hot Car

Mother Arrested After Leaving Kids in Hot Car

Four children were discovered inside the locked vehicle.
Atlanta Police Seek Cascade Murder Suspect

Atlanta Police Seek Cascade Murder Suspect

A man was shot and killed outside an apartment complex on University Avenue on Saturday afternoon.
Atlanta Lab Owner Pleads Guilty to Faking Test Results

Atlanta Lab Owner Pleads Guilty to Faking Test Results

Prosecutors allege the defendant wanted to save money on allergen reagents by simply not testing blood samples and making up test results.
DUI Offenders to Be Targeted During the Fourth of July Holiday

DUI Offenders to Be Targeted During the Fourth of July Holiday

This year, Operation Zero Tolerance started on June 20 and runs through July 6.
Escaped Fugitive Captured in Lamar County

Escaped Fugitive Captured in Lamar County

Billy Lee Owens, 36, was captured in a rural section of Lamar County, which is about 60 miles south of Atlanta.
Autopsy: College Park Boy Drowned In Lake Allatoona

Autopsy: College Park Boy Drowned In Lake Allatoona

The medical examiner concluded Corday Dimilo Duffy, 6, died as a result of drowning after his body was discovered early Saturday morning at Lake Allatoona.
Body of College Park Child Found in Lake Allatoona

Body of College Park Child Found in Lake Allatoona

The body of Corday Dimilo Duffy, 6, was recovered about 25 to 30 feet from the shore in about four to five feet of water.
Man Found Shot Dead in Car in SW Atlanta on Friday

Man Found Shot Dead in Car in SW Atlanta on Friday

Shooting took place around 4:15 a.m.
Police Officer Recognized by Fulton Industrial Boulevard Business Community

Police Officer Recognized by Fulton Industrial Boulevard Business Community

Fulton County Police Officer Alexksander Lazic honored for his "excellent police work in the apprehension of two armed robbery suspects."
Fulton County Community Prosecution Office to Open in East Point

Fulton County Community Prosecution Office to Open in East Point

Community Prosecution is a national concept which strategically places prosecutors in community-based offices for greater visibility and accessibility to residents.
1 Killed, 4 Injured in Predawn Shooting Near Auburn Avenue

1 Killed, 4 Injured in Predawn Shooting Near Auburn Avenue

Police are still attempting to determine a motive for the shootings.
MARTA Makes Arrests in Attack on Transgender Women

MARTA Makes Arrests in Attack on Transgender Women

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has condemned the attack on a MARTA train as a hate crime.
April Good Works of the Atlanta Police Department

April Good Works of the Atlanta Police Department

A short presentation that captures a fraction of the positive impact APD had in its communities last month.
Man Killed in SW Atlanta Drive-By Shooting Identified

Man Killed in SW Atlanta Drive-By Shooting Identified

Angel J. Perez-Martinez of Woodstock was shot dead this week near the Dirty Ryderz MC Clubhouse on Lee Street.
Police Continue Search For Missing Morehouse Student

Police Continue Search For Missing Morehouse Student

Police have pinged Benjamin Jones' cell phone, which showed it located at Embassy Suites at 3275 Peachtree Road in Buckhead.
Habitual Drunk Driver Sentenced in Atlanta Hit-And-Run Death

Habitual Drunk Driver Sentenced in Atlanta Hit-And-Run Death

Gatha Dyer, who was driving drunk when he killed a boy in a 2013 hit-and-run wreck in southwest Atlanta, will spend 15 years in prison.