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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Sandy Springs Murder Suspect Arrested in California

Sandy Springs Murder Suspect Arrested in California

Patricko Davis, a student at the Art Institute of Atlanta, was arrested Wednesday evening by officials with the U.S. Marshals Service.
Roswell Joins Sandy Springs Murder-Suicide Investigation

Roswell Joins Sandy Springs Murder-Suicide Investigation

Police say the husband allegedly sent a "concerning text message" to a family member the night of the incident.
UPDATE: Police Identify Husband in Sandy Springs Murder-Suicide

UPDATE: Police Identify Husband in Sandy Springs Murder-Suicide

Sharon Wilkins, 54, was killed by her husband Dan Wilkins, 65, who then turned the gun onto himself as police arrived onto the scene.
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.
North Fulton Student Dies in South Georgia Accident

North Fulton Student Dies in South Georgia Accident

Rising senior Abbey Rice was riding on an ATV with members of the school's volleyball team when it toppled over, killing the teen.
Sandy Springs Man Wanted On Rape Charges Arrested in New Jersey

Sandy Springs Man Wanted On Rape Charges Arrested in New Jersey

Lynn Settle, 37, was arrested without incident on Thursday by the U.S. Marshal's New York/New Jersey Fugitive Task Force in Jersey City.
Former Fulton Deputy Sentenced For Soliciting Kickbacks

Former Fulton Deputy Sentenced For Soliciting Kickbacks

Reginald Warren, 50, will serve one year and three months in federal prison, followed by two years of supervised release.
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 ID Man Killed Behind Sandy Springs Bar

Police ID Man Killed Behind Sandy Springs Bar

Paul Anthony Santos, 38, of Brookhaven was shot outside the Taboo 2 Bar & Bistro around 2 a.m. Monday.
UPDATE: Sandy Springs Nightclub Shooting Victim Dies

UPDATE: Sandy Springs Nightclub Shooting Victim Dies

The shooting occurred around 2 a.m. in the parking lot behind Taboo 2 Bar & Bistro.
Man Hit On GA 400 Near North Springs MARTA Station

Man Hit On GA 400 Near North Springs MARTA Station

The man, who left his vehicle to ask for directions to another MARTA station, was hit while he paused to pick up something on the ground.
Sandy Springs Police To Host National Night Out

Sandy Springs Police To Host National Night Out

The police department will team up with Target for the 31st annual National Night Out celebration, which will be on Aug. 5 at Hammond Park.
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.