Murder: 4 (2 in 2008)
Rape: 14 (25 in 2008)
Robbery: 82 (87 in 2008)
Assault: 254 (190 in 2008)
Burglary: 826 (959 in 2008)
Larceny: 2,736 (2,936 in 2008)
Motor Vehicle Theft: 274 (396 in 2008)
Category: Crime News
Murder: 4 (2 in 2008)
Going to continue with the crime reports, as that is the best source of crime right now (DCSO has even started to list crimes).
Article and video can be found here:
(pictures on the DCSO page):
During the early morning hours of Friday, March 26th, a male occupying this vehicle entered the BP station at the corner of Fairburn Rd and Lake Monroe. The subject exited his vehicle and cut the surveillance camera wire. The investigation shows that a lock to the in-ground fuel tanks had also been cut. The vehicle appears to be a dark colored, full-size vehicle with no hub caps on the driver’s side. The driver of this vehicle is a white male in his mid to late 20’s, heavy set, wearing a light colored hoodie jacket that has one horizontal stripe across the shoulders and 6 vertical stripes on the back. He is also seen wearing what appears to be leather style gloves.
If you have any information please contact Inv. Dale Kelley at 770-920-4903 and refer to case # 764792-10 or the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office at 770-949-5656.
Cops say man bullied into paying $3,500
by Josh Green
A Douglasville man is behind bars for bullying an elderly man out of thousands of dollars for tree-cutting services he didn’t ask for, police said Tuesday.
Gerald Jerome Davis, 29, led a trio of men who cut trees at the 87-year-old victim’s Lilburn house on March 4 and demanded payment of $3,500, police said.
The men had reportedly knocked on the victim’s door at random to offer work.
“The victim told the (suspects) to stop and that he didn’t want the work done, but they continued,” said Gwinnett police spokesman Cpl. David Schiralli.
When finished, the “leader” of the workers demanded payment and the victim, who lives on Geneva Drive, felt threatened and paid the men in full, Schiralli said.
The victim was forced to sign a receipt stating he was satisfied with the service. The receipt lists Davis’ tree service as the business that performed the work, according to a police report.
Gwinnett police robbery investigators received video surveillance of Davis cashing the victim’s check and arrested him after an interview, Schiralli said.
“The victim was able to identify the male in the video as the person he’d given the check to,” he said.
Davis is charged with felony counts of robbery by intimidation and exploitation of a disabled adult. He remains at the Gwinnett County Jail without bond.
From WSBTV.com(video at link):
Channel 2 Action News has learned thieves stole bags of mail from four apartment complexes.
VIEW:Photos From Scene
Douglasville police said they are concerned personal and private information taken from the mail could be in the hands of criminals. Concerned residents are worried, too.
“You can’t help but worry about that identity theft,” said Khris Parker, a resident at one of the apartment complexes.
The thieves ditched the mail in a dumpster after going through it, police said.
Police kept the mail that appeared to have been tampered with and the unopened mail was returned to the post office.
The apartment complexes involved with this incident were Villas at West Ridge, Stewarts Mill Landing, Century Park West and Arbor Terrace.
Police told Channel 2’s Ross Cavitt they have obtained surveillance video and will use it to try to identify the thieves.
Blotter posts can now be found on the Police Blotter page at the top of the blog. There is a page for the Police Scanner posts as well.
12:10pm LifeFlight helicopter is coming in for a person injured in a possible wreck.
12:14pm Dispute between cashier and customer at a gas station.
12:19pm 10-50 (wreck) reported. Fairburn @ I-20. No injuries.
12:19pm 911 hangup at the Census office, was misdial.
12:21pm Road being blocked until Lifeflight leaves.
12:25pm Someone is possibly stealing an item.
12:26pm Terroristic threats.
12:34pm Student being picked up from a high school by officers.
12:38pm Business reported a larceny that happened yesterday.
11:31am Officer needs Animal Control regarding a dog.
11:36am Person has stolen an item from a vehicle.
11:44am Person reported fuel stolen out of vehicle.
11:45am Officer trying to stop vehicle, vehicle will not stop.
11:46am Vehicle has stopped.
11:48am Possible overdose.
11:51am Fraud already occurred.
12:08pm Possible burglary.
From the DCSO news blog:
On 3/25/10 at approximately 7:00am, Radio received a call from a female saying that she had pulled a male from the ditch along side Huey Road. According to the female, the male was breathing and was warm. The male subject was airlifted to a nearby hospital where he subsequently died. At this time it is believed the female actually hit the male with her car knocking him into the ditch. Investigation is continuing.
On 3/24/2010 Patrol Shift “A” Deputy Whitehead responded to Tree Terrace Pkwy in reference to a burglary. The victim advised Whitehead that a person(s) unknown did bust out a back window and enter the apartment. Once inside the perp(s) did break all valuables such as fine China and glass tables. The perp(s) cut up all the victim’s clothes. The victim also said that all her TVs and radio were stolen too. Investigator Kirkland was called to the scene. The case is under Investigation.
On 3/24/2010 Patrol Shift “A” Deputy Ernst responded to “Hola” car sales on East Peachtree Street off of Bankhead Hwy in Austell. A customer was on scene causing a disturbance reference to a repossession. Case was settled upon arrival of Deputy Ernst.
On 3/24/2010 Patrol Shift “A” responded to two incidents with juveniles causing problems and making threats with knives. Both juveniles were charged and released back to their parents per Department of Juvenile Justice.
On 3/24/2010 Patrol Shift “A” Deputies responded to an assistance call on Thornton Road at Blairs Bridge Road. The US Marshall Service and the Metro Fugitive squad were looking for a male subject on foot. This person was wanted for murder out of Philadelphia , PA. After a manhunt for about three hours, the subject was located and taken into custody without incident.