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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Police Identify Sandy Springs Shooting Victim, Hunt For Suspect

Police Identify Sandy Springs Shooting Victim, Hunt For Suspect

Sandy Springs detectives are looking for Art Institute of Atlanta student Patricko Mondrez Davis, 21, in connection to the shooting death of Takeenen Williams.
UPDATE: Person Shot Near Sandy Springs Hotel

UPDATE: Person Shot Near Sandy Springs Hotel

The victim was reportedly shot multiple times Thursday afternoon in the 800 block of Hammond Drive near Sheraton Hotel.
Police: Driver Charged With DUI In Officer-Involved Accident

Police: Driver Charged With DUI In Officer-Involved Accident

Tamika Shelia Woodson of Lithonia has been charged with DUI, driving too fast for conditions and failure to maintain lane in an accident that sent her and Sandy Springs officer Mike Stark to
UPDATE: Sandy Springs Officer Involved in Wreck on Ga. 400

UPDATE: Sandy Springs Officer Involved in Wreck on Ga. 400

The officer was completing an accident report in the emergency lane when another vehicle rear-ended the patrol car.
UPDATE: Carjackers Shoot Sandy Springs Woman At Apartment Complex

UPDATE: Carjackers Shoot Sandy Springs Woman At Apartment Complex

The woman is in stable condition after she was shot in the abdomen during a carjacking at 6957 Roswell Road.
Police: Woman Left Toddler Inside Hot Car

Police: Woman Left Toddler Inside Hot Car

Melissa Mae Jackson of Marietta allegedly told witnesses "don't tell me how to parent" when she was confronted about her actions, which occurred Sunday afternoon on Roswell Road in Sandy Spr
New Officer Joins Sandy Springs Police Force

New Officer Joins Sandy Springs Police Force

Officer David Bahne was sworn in on Friday by Sandy Springs Police Chief Ken DeSimone.
Fire Damages $1.3 Million Sandy Springs Home

Fire Damages $1.3 Million Sandy Springs Home

A family of five and two dogs were able to escape the predawn blaze at their home on Stella Drive.
Police: Suspects Stole $2,000 in Soap From CVS Pharmacy

Police: Suspects Stole $2,000 in Soap From CVS Pharmacy

Nearly $2,000 in soap and hair products were stolen from the drug store on July 1.
Sandy Springs Police Seek Burglary Suspects

Sandy Springs Police Seek Burglary Suspects

Two units at Serrano Condos at 901 Abernathy Road were burglarized on June 25.
Man, 74, Charged In Accident That Killed Wife

Man, 74, Charged In Accident That Killed Wife

James Straley has been charged with vehicular homicide in the Sandy Springs crash that killed his wife, who died while en rote to the hospital.
Sandy Springs Captain Learns Counterterrorism Skills in Israel

Sandy Springs Captain Learns Counterterrorism Skills in Israel

Robert Stevens participated in the 22nd annual peer-to-peer public safety training exchange organized by the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange (GILEE).
Woman Charged With Attacking Reality TV Star at Night Club

Woman Charged With Attacking Reality TV Star at Night Club

Atlanta resident Stephanie Harp faces aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge in the June 9 attack on "Love and Hip Hop Atlanta" reality star Erica Pinkett at the Taboo 2 night club.
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.
SWAT Standoff Ends, Man Taken Into Custody

SWAT Standoff Ends, Man Taken Into Custody

Edward Quenzer barricaded himself inside his home after threatening his mother with a stun gun. She contacted Sandy Springs police about his "irrational behavior."
Police Seek Identity of Burglary Suspects

Police Seek Identity of Burglary Suspects

Minuteman Press of Sandy Springs was burglarized last week and detectives with the Sandy Springs Police Department are looking to identify two possible suspects.
Career Bank Robber Gets 24 Years In Prison

Career Bank Robber Gets 24 Years In Prison

Steven L. Jackson pleaded guilty on Nov. 2, 2012 to robbing BB&T Bank at 6343 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs.
Doctor Faces Additional Child Sexual Exploitation Charges

Doctor Faces Additional Child Sexual Exploitation Charges

A forensic examination of Kelly Thrasher's laptop revealed four pornographic photos of a child stored on the computer.
Police Arrest Sandy Springs Bank Robbery Suspect

Police Arrest Sandy Springs Bank Robbery Suspect

Peter McCutcheon is accused of robbing two banks on Roswell Road in May and other banks across metro Atlanta.
Police Arrest Jewish Man Accused of Threatening Synagogue Members

Police Arrest Jewish Man Accused of Threatening Synagogue Members

Charles B. Cortell was arrested late Friday morning during a traffic stop in Sandy Springs.