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Missing Austell woman, 70, returns home

  • 3:53 pm Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 by Angel K. Brooks

A Mattie’s Call was canceled late Tuesday afternoon for a 70-year-old Austell woman.

Andrea Jordan had last been seen by a family member around 11:30 a.m., Cobb County police said.

Later in the afternoon, she returned home in the family car, police said.

Mattie’s Call cancelled for 78-year-old man

  • 8:56 pm Friday, August 15th, 2014 by Michelle E. Shaw

UPDATE: Francisco Jose Garcia was located in good condition by Fulton County police at a gas station in his car about 18 hours after he was last seen by family members.

ORIGINAL REPORT: Cobb police are looking for a 78-year-old man who was last seen in Austell.

Francisco Jose Garcia was last seen Thursday about 6:30 a.m., in the 3000 block of Sweet Flag Run, and his direction of travel is unknown. He is thought to be in a black 1995 Isuzu Rodeo, with Georgia plate AUR4001.

Garcia is described as 5-foot-7, with brown eyes and mostly bald with brown and gray hair. [More]

Mattie’s Call canceled for Paulding man, 79

  • 11:10 pm Thursday, August 14th, 2014 by Angel K. Brooks

A 79-year-old Paulding County man missing since Wednesday night has been found.

Authorities issued a Mattie’s Call on Thursday night for Preston Boyd Perren, who was last seen about 11 p.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of Powder Mill Drive in Dallas.

Perren was located in Crossville, Tenn., Paulding sheriff’s spokesman Cpl. Ashley Henson said in an emailed statement just after 8:15 a.m. Friday.

“Perren was safe and is in the process of being reunited with his family,” Henson said.

Missing 65-year-old Cobb woman found

  • 10:54 pm Thursday, August 14th, 2014 by Angel K. Brooks

A 65-year-old Cobb County woman reported missing Thursday night has been found, authorities said Friday.

Authorities had issued a Mattie’s Call for Janice Whitted, who had last been seen on Pete Shaw Road in Marietta. Her family thought she was going to Town Center Mall.

She had spoken with her family since leaving, but they said she sounded confused and unaware of her location, which was the area of Crossville, Tennessee, Cobb police said. Her credit card was used in Monticello, Kentucky, earlier in the day, they said.

Just before 1 p.m. Friday, the Mattie’s Call was canceled. Police said Whitted was located in good [More]

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.

Anyone who has seen [More]

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]

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