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Police investigate possible gang shooting

Police investigate possible gang shooting

EAST POINT, Ga. -- East Point Police are investigating a shooting they believe to be gang-related.

The shooting occurred on Penny Lane on Thursday, Dec. 15. Police have identified the suspect as 19-year-old Adarius Bullard, who is still at large. He is considered armed and dangerous.

Two other people were arrested in connection with the shooting. Investigators believe they are members of a street gang known as the GYOP Boys; GYOP stands for "Get Your Own Paper."

There was no word on the condition of the victim in this shooting.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call East Point Police at 404-761-2177.

Man arrested for credit card fraud

Man arrested for credit card fraud

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Woodstock Police have arrested a man accused of having and using at least 15 fraudulent credit cards.

Investigators said 30-year-old Ben Achampong was taken into custody while trying to buy something at BJ's Wholesale in Woodstock on Monday. They determined he had used the cards at stores in East Point, Roswell and Sandy Springs as well.

A search of Achampong's home turned up the computer equipment he most likely used to create the cards, as well as fraudulent cards from victims in Colorado, Georgia, Michigan and Texas.

Achampong was charged with identity theft, fraud and forgery. He is being held without bond in the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center.

College Park Police Department Informs Public on Drug Free Commercial Zone

College Park Police Department Informs Public on Drug Free Commercial Zone

College Park -  The College Park Police Department embarked upon a unique mission to alert the public about the newly adopted “Drug Free Commercial Zones” that encompass the city.  Friday, November 18, 2011 CP PD utilized a roadblock at the intersection of Herschel Road and Old National Highway to pass out informational flyers outlining the new laws associated with College Park’s “Drug Free Commercial Zone” designation.

Prior to the new law going into effect, CP PD posted a notice of the change in the law in the city’s legal organ, the South Fulton Neighbor.  The information was required to be posted for 3 consecutive weeks.  In addition, signs were placed around College Park’s entry points (city limits) and other strategic points.

Police seek help locating East Point bank robber

Police seek help locating East Point bank robber

EAST POINT, Ga. – Police are searching for a man, they suspect, is responsible for robbing an East Point Regions Bank location.

The robbery took place around 11:50 a.m. on November 1 at the Regions Bank located at 3511 Camp Creek Parkway.  

The suspect is being described as a white male, about 5’7 to 6’0 tall and a slightly larger build. Police say the suspect “produced a threatening note to tellers” and proceeded to rob the location.

The East Point Police Department is asking for anyone with information on the suspect to contact East Point Police Department’s Sergeant Allyn Glover at 404-559 6287.  Your information can remain confidential.

Police searching for home invasion suspects

Police searching for home invasion suspects

EAST POINT, Ga. -- East Point Police are looking for five men accused of breaking into a home on Pegg Road last week.

The home invasion happened at around 8:30 p.m. on Friday, when officers said five young black men, two of whom were armed, forced their way into the home while two people were there.

The suspects took $500 in cash in two cars. One of the vehicles has been found; the other is still missing and described as a silver 2001 Lexus RX300 sedan with Georgia license plate 5849ABT.

All five suspects are still at large, and are considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call East Point Police at 404-559-6234 or 404-559-6281. Callers can remain anonymous.

Fulton County Police Partners with Federal DEA to kick off Prescription Drug Take Back

The Fulton County Police Department has partnered with the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and other government, community, public health and law enforcement partners to announce a nationwide prescription drug “Take-Back” initiative.  The initiative seeks to prevent increased pill abuse and theft.

Last September, Americans turned in 242,000 pounds - 121 tons - of prescription drugs at nearly 4,100 sites operated by the DEA and more than 3,000 state and local law enforcement partners, including the Fulton County Police Department.

The Fulton County Police Department will be collecting potentially dangerous expired, unused,

and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction on Saturday, October 29, 2011  from

10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.

DeKalb, Fulton receive grants to fight sexual abuse

DeKalb, Fulton receive grants to fight sexual abuse

ATLANTA -- DeKalb and Fulton counties have been awarded grants for use by law enforcement agencies to combat child sexual abuse and exploitation.

The grants awarded Tuesday are administrated by the U.S. Department of Justice and Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.

Federal officials say DeKalb County will receive $496,793 and the Fulton County District Attorney's Office will receive $352,803. They say Atlanta continues to have a reputation as a center of child prostitution.

Twenty grants totaling $9.2 million are being awarded to agencies across the country.