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Mattie’s Call issued for Atlanta woman, 63

  • 10:53 am Friday, October 24th, 2014 by Rodney Thrash

A Mattie’s Call was issued Friday for a 63-year-old Atlanta woman who has not been seen since Wednesday.

Evelyn Watson was last seen at the intersection of Joseph E. Boone Boulevard and Sewanee Avenue, Atlanta police Officer Ralph Woolfolk said.

“Miss Watson was wearing a navy hooded sweat shirt, gray jogging pants, white Nike tennis shoes (no shoe strings) and carrying a walker,” he said in an emailed statement.

Watson, who has brown eyes and gray or possibly blonde hair, is 5-foot-5 and 165 pounds, Woolfolk said.

Anyone with information on Watson’s whereabouts is asked to call 911 or the Atlanta Police Department’s Adult Missing Persons Unit at [More]

Atlanta woman, 49, reported missing

  • 7:59 am Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 by Rodney Thrash

Atlanta police need your help finding a 49-year-old woman who has not been seen in 17 days.

Shelia “Jackie” Hullens, who is unable to speak, was last seen Oct. 5 on a bus in the 800 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, police said Wednesday morning. She was headed to a Walmart when she got off the bus near the intersection of Joseph E. Boone Boulevard and James P. Brawley Drive, police said.

Hullens, who is 5-foot-7 and 165 pounds, may be with a black woman known as “Juicy,” police said.

If you see Hullens, call 404-546-4235.

Missing Powder Springs man, 75, found in Brunswick

  • 11:23 am Thursday, October 16th, 2014 by David Gibson

A Mattie’s Call for a Powder Springs man was canceled Thursday night after he was found in good health in Brunswick.

David J. Berta, 75, had last been seen leaving his residence Wednesday afternoon with his dog, according to Cobb County police.

His family was notified after he was found, police said.

Atlanta police: Missing woman, 66, found safe

  • 10:12 pm Monday, September 22nd, 2014 by Angel K. Brooks

A Mattie’s Call was canceled Wednesday after a missing 66-year-old woman was found, Atlanta police said.

Maxine Gregg was reported missing Monday by her family. She was traveling through Atlanta and had last been seen on West Peachtree Street around 12 a.m., authorities said.

Police said Wednesday that Gregg had been located in good health.

Forest Park High evacuated after bomb threat

  • 3:47 pm Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 by David Gibson

A bomb threat at Forest Park High School in Clayton County has led to the evacuation of the school while it is being checked out.

The threat came in at about 3:10 p.m. Tuesday, right around closing time, Clayton Schools spokeswoman Vicki C. Gavalas said.

Students who ride school buses are being sent home on their regular buses. Students who drive or walk are being evacuated to G. P. Babb Middle School, 5500 Reynolds Rd.

Newton County schools lock down lifted

  • 11:26 am Thursday, September 11th, 2014 by David Gibson

The lock downs at Alcovy High School and Liberty Middle School in Covington have been lifted. The schools were was put on lockdown Thursday while authorities investigated a violent threat a student allegedly posted on Facebook.

The Newton County sheriff told Channel 2 Action News the male student has been identified and was being questioned.

Officials don’t believe there is a danger to any students at this time.

Check back with AJC.com for updates.

Contributed by Rhonda Cook

No bomb found after threat prompts evacuation of Riverdale Middle School

  • 3:52 pm Monday, September 8th, 2014 by Rodney Thrash

By Steve Visser

Riverdale Middle School students got an extra-long day thanks to a bomb threat that was called in about 15 minutes before school got out Monday afternoon, said Vicki Constantinides of Clayton County Schools.

Consequently, the students were marched to a nearby library, organized by class, and transported to a recreation center, Constantinides said.

Parents picked up most of the kids, others went home by bus and some regular walkers walked, Constantinides said. By 8:15 p.m., school officials were waiting on parents for the few who were left.

“Our job was to make sure we knew where all the students were,” she [More]

Update: Woman missing from Roswell health care facility found safe in Alabama

  • 2:14 pm Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 by Rodney Thrash

A Mattie’s Call has been canceled for a 64-year-old woman missing from a Roswell health care facility.

Obadyah Yahyisrael allegedly took girlfriend Dorothy Janet Paige from the facility Sept. 1, the Roswell Police Department said in a Facebook post.

Police were “concerned for her well-being and safety because Dorothy has a number of health issues that require medication and care,” according to the Facebook post.

Paige and Yahyisrael were found in Anniston, Ala., police spokeswoman Lisa Holland told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Yahyisrael is in custody, and authorities are working to get Paige back to Roswell, Holland said.

Missing Clayton County woman found

  • 10:19 pm Thursday, August 28th, 2014 by Angel K. Brooks

A Mattie’s Call was canceled Friday afternoon after a missing 53-year-old Clayton County woman was found.

Donna Sue Allgood had last been seen Thursday around 8 a.m. from the area of Royce and Attleboro drives in Jonesboro, Clayton County police said.

Information was not released on how and where she was found.

Atlanta police seek alleged armed robber

  • 9:15 pm Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 by Michelle E. Shaw

Atlanta police need the public’s help identifying a man they say robbed a pedestrian Aug. 18 at  gunpoint.

The victim told police he was walking in the 300 block of Cherokee Avenue that evening when he was approached by two men in a car and another who was on foot. The man who was not in the vehicle stole the victim’s wallet after threatening to shoot.

The victim was not harmed and was able to leave the scene.

A sketch of one of the suspects has been released by Atlanta police. Anyone who recognizes the man in the picture should call 911 or Crime [More]