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Missing Clayton County woman, 54, found

  • 10:43 pm Thursday, August 14th, 2014 by Angel K. Brooks

A Mattie’s Call was cancelled Thursday night for a 54-year-old Clayton County woman who had been reported missing.

Rebecca Ruth Tillman had last been seen around 2 p.m. on Scott Drive in Conley, police said.

No information was released on how she was found.

Henry County ATM targeted by ID thief

  • 4:08 pm Thursday, August 14th, 2014 by Angel K. Brooks

Authorities are investigating after a SunTrust bank ATM in Henry County was compromised.

Information from customers who used the ATM at 942 Highway 81 East in McDonough on Aug. 1 between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m may have been exposed to a copying data device and a hidden camera , Henry County police said.

Investigators said 225 customers have been affected.

Customers should check their accounts and notify the bank immediately if they notice any irregularities. They should also report any fraudulent activity to their local law enforcement agency or the Henry County police at 770-288-8200.

Police and investigators from SunTrust are looking into [More]

Powder Springs man sought in connection with Hiram carjacking

  • 6:53 pm Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 by Michelle E. Shaw

Hiram police are looking for a man who is accused of destroying a woman’s cell phone before stealing her car.

Police say on Aug. 8, Zachary Ryan Shipp approached a woman who was pumping gas at a convenience store on Jimmy Lee Smith Parkway and asked to borrow her cell phone. The woman said shortly after she gave Shipp the phone, he threw her Samsung Galaxy III on the ground. As she stepped to retrieve the phone, Shipp got into the driver’s side of her Toyota Camry, according to the incident report. She tried to pull him out of the car, [More]

Missing Atlanta woman found safe

  • 10:35 am Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 by Fran Jeffries

UPDATE: Chelsey Lyons was found safe Tuesday morning, according to Atlanta police.

ORIGINAL: The Atlanta police have issued a missing persons alert for an 18-year-old woman last seen around 9 p.m. Monday night walking away from an apartment on Jonesboro Road.

Police said Chelsey Lyons has a history of wandering off. In this instance they don’t know what direction she headed when she left an apartment in the 2900 block of Jonesboro Road.

The police lookout bulletin said while Lyons has diminished mental capacity she is able to ask for help.  She is described as 5-foot-5 and weighing 130 pounds.

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76-year-old man last seen at Atlanta airport found

  • 9:39 pm Thursday, August 7th, 2014 by Michelle E. Shaw

A 76-year-old man sought by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation after disappearing Tuesday has been found.

The Mattie’s Call issued for William Ferdinand Staats has been closed, and no information on his whereabouts or condition were given.

Police seek man in July armed robbery

  • 8:22 pm Thursday, August 7th, 2014 by Michelle E. Shaw

By Daniel Wilco

Atlanta police released a video Thursday of a July robbery of a service station in the 3400 block of Northside Parkway.

Around 10 a.m. on July 28, the cashier of the station was counting money from the register and planned to take it to the bank, according to an incident report. Another worker was manning the other register. In the video, a black male, described as between 6 feet and 6-2 and weighing around 180 to 200 pounds, went behind the counter and pointed a black hand gun at the two. He demanded they get on the ground while [More]

Gwinnett police seek help locating missing man

  • 6:03 pm Friday, August 1st, 2014 by David Gibson

Gwinnett County Police are asking the public’s help in locating a missing man who has the early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Sung Ho Kim, 85, was last seen at 2 p.m. on Friday at the 2300 block of Harvest Ridge Circle in Buford.
Kim is 5-foot-8, weighs 130 pounds and has balding gray hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, grey pants with stripes, and glasses.
Kim is believed to be traveling in a four-door white 2012 Toyota Camry with Georgia Tag BDH 4267.
Anyone with information on Kim’s location is asked to call Gwinnett Police at 770-513-5209.
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Gwinnett police need help identifying hospitalized man

  • 10:06 pm Thursday, July 31st, 2014 by Michelle E. Shaw

Gwinnett police are trying to identify a man who had a medical emergency Tuesday in Duluth.

The man experienced cardiac arrest on the side of S. Old Peachtree Road near Lou Ivy Road, according to a news release from the Gwinnett County Police Department. The man was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center – Duluth, where he remains in critical condition.

The man is 5-foot-9 and 150 to 160 pounds, with a scar on his left arm that appears to be from a previous surgery. He was wearing khaki-colored cargo shorts, a white shirt, white Nike tennis shoes and a fitted UNC cap, [More]

Police release video of carjacking suspect, hope for ID

  • 8:18 pm Thursday, July 31st, 2014 by Taylor West

Atlanta police are looking for a two people who reportedly stole a vehicle at gunpoint at Centennial Olympic Apartments on Monday evening. Authorities released surveillance video of one of the suspects Thursday.

A woman had just arrived at the apartment complex Monday when she was forced at gunpoint to give the suspects all of her things, including her car keys, according to the incident report. The two reportedly drove away in her car, and she and a witness called the police.

The gray Subaru Imprezza has since been recovered and the two people driving the car — Randal Cofield, 21, and a minor — were arrested, police said, but they [More]

68-year-old Cobb woman has been found

  • 4:22 pm Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 by Michelle E. Shaw

Cobb police said a family member of a 68-year-old missing since early Wednesday morning found the woman safe and in her car by early evening.

A Mattie’s Call had been issued for Linda Watson, who hadn’t been seen since about 6 a.m. She has dementia and other health conditions, according to Cobb officials.

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