Monday, May 20, 2013
Police officers were out of their cars to help move geese over to the shoulder on I-285.
Dunwoody Police Facebook friends had plenty of good-hearted, cheeky comments on the police escort of geese across I-285. Kevin Perry posted: "Awesome! So, I guess the game, now, is 'Duck, Duck, Goose, Cop!' " In a separate incident, an officer stopped a man for an equipment violation and leanred of an arrest warrant on the driver. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources had cited him for having too many ducks. Lance LoRusso posted on the Dunwoody Police Facebook page: "Watch out for the duck detectives!!' FB friend Chuck Harrison said, "So he didn't have his ducks in a row?" Most folks shared Randi Finkelberg Frank's sentiment: "Thank you for not only protecting the Dunwoody residents, but also the animals...great job!!"
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Dunwoody Police save a cat having a very bad day.
The first call of the day in to Dunwoody Police on Tuesday turned out to be quite the jarring experience for one frantic feline. Someone called Dunwoody Police to report a raccoon that was stuck in a jar in a home on Tilly Mill Road. "When the officer arrived, he discovered the raccoon was actually a cat having a very bad day," according to a post on the department's Facebook page. The officer freed the cat from the jar, and the cat, who "was just a little embarrassed" was released without injuries, according to the Facebook post.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Chamblee Police are handling the investigation of a kidnapping case that resulted in an overnight Sandy Springs SWAT standoff.
A Sandy Springs apartment complex was the center of activity for several hours overnight Monday, as police and North Metro SWAT gathered to free a woman allegedly being held by her ex-boyfriend. Sandy Springs Police Capt. Steve Rose said Chamblee Police have video of a man kidnapping the woman from a Walmart. He brought her back to his apartment at the Pointe at Canyon Ridge, Rose said, and kept her there. Rose said the SWAT team was on the way into the apartment by forced entry shortly after 4 a.m. “She walked out as they were coming in. It appeared she was beaten,” he said. “Afterwards they were going to go to Waffle House to eat. At that point SWAT was coming up.” The man retreated inside but SWAT talked him out and he was taken into …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Dunwoody motorists should be aware of a man impersonating law enforcement. According to several locals who've fallen victim to the scam, the man calls and tells a resident that there is a warrant for their arrest for speeding through the toll booth.
Nearby, Roswell Police is warning local residents about a scam involving a man claiming to be a Fulton County Sheriff’s Deputy. According to several locals who've fallen victim to the scam, the man calls and tells a resident that there is a warrant for their arrest for speeding through the toll booth on Ga 400. He then claims that the warrant will be voided if they pay a fine by credit card or money order. "This is a scam," authorities wrote in an alert, Monday morning. "The police department or sheriff’s office would never call you for a payment. Do not give out your credit card information, bank account number, or purchase a money order." If you receive a call like this report it to the Roswell Police Department at 770-640-4100, or …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Dunwoody Police and many other police departments around the country have increased their used of social media in recent years.
Dunwoody Police Chief Billy Grogan says the Boston Police Department used social media to their advantage in multiple ways after the bombings on April 15. In a guest column with Reporter Newspapers, Grogan explained that the Dunwoody Police Department regularly uses Twitter and Facebook to keep citizens informed on traffic, crime and other important events. Dunwoody Police has more than 4,600 Twitter followers and 2,700 Facebook likes. In the column, Grogan reminded folks how Boston Police used Twitter to correct erroneous media reports such as the arrest of a suspect and an alert insisting that news organizations pull back on information and not compromise safety during the search of homes. Grogan said the Boston Police Department’s …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Andrea Sneiderman is still charged with malice murder and felony charges in connection with the 2010 shooting death of her husband, Rusty Sneiderman.
A DeKalb County Superior Judge Gregory Adams dismissed four non-murder charges against Andrea Sneiderman on May 1 in connection with the 2010 Dunwoody daycare shooting death of her husband, Rusty Sneiderman. In addition to facing malice murder and felony murder charges in connection with the death of her late husband, Sneiderman is also still facing charges for allegedly giving false statements to law enforcement officials, according to a report from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Prosecutors allege that Sneiderman was dishonest with investigators, intentionally steering them away from her former supervisor at GE Energy, Hemy Neuman, concealing evidence that could have led to his capture sooner. Sneiderman has maintained that she had no…
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Shots were fired during Friday's incident at a Dunwoody shopping center.
A man who stole a car Friday afternoon and crashed it into a police cruiser has been arrested and is facing multiple charges. The incident happened outside the Barnes & Noble book store in Dunwoody, according to CBS Atlanta. Robert Goodman, 20, also hit several shoppers' cars as he tried to flee from police. "An officer fired shots at Goodman in order to protect the lives and safety of police officers and pedestrians in the area," the report stated. No injuries have been reported. Goodman is charged with aggravated assault against an officer, aggravated assault, four counts of hit-and-run, among other charges.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The cab driver was caught initially for speeding through a school zone and had an outstanding warrant.
Dunwoody Police arrested a taxi driver who was allegedly dealing marijuana from his taxi. According to the Dunwoody Police Department's Facebook page, Officer Drum pulled over the taxi as it sped at 43 miles per hour through a 25 mile-per-hour school zone on Monday. Police discovered that the driver, Jean Brown, had an outstanding warrant. During the traffic stop, officers discovered marijuana, a large quantity of plastic baggies, a digital scale and a loaded handgun. "The driver was arrested on several charges and his taxi will be out of service for a while," according to a post on the Dunwoody PD Facebook page. WSB-TV reported that the taxicab company's owner hired Brown on a contract basis. “Surprised, really. Really surprised. I’m very…
Monday, April 29, 2013
In case you ride MARTA, read about their new security protocols.
Our friends at MARTA have just sent Cascade Patch a press release about the security changes that they are implementing after the deadly Boston Marathon bombings. According to the written statement by Cara Hodgson, MARTA is "heightening security on the transit system." Hodgson says that there are no imminent threats towards the transit system or its riders, but that they want to be proactive and take this opportunity to be even safer. MARTA is taking the following proactive measures: The MARTA Police Department (MPD) is working directly with federal, state and local agencies, including the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) and the Transit Security Administration (TSA) in Washington, D. C. to stay updated on any recommendations …
Friday, April 26, 2013
The GBI and a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children task force will hold a program on cyber crimes against children, including cyber-bullying, on May 2, in Dunwoody.