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2 arrested for air conditioning theft

2 arrested for air conditioning theft

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- Police in Fayetteville have arrested two men for stealing air conditioning units and parts.

At about 11:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug, 19, officers spotted a car dropping someone off near the Magnolia Business Center on Braxton Court.

The passenger went behind a business. Police followed the man, who ran when he saw them approaching. He was eventually caught and identified as 30-year-old Ronald Hood of East Point.

When the car returned to pick Hood up, police arrested the driver, 48-year-old Vernon Nelson of Atlanta.

Both men admitted to stealing numerous air conditioning units, according to Fayetteville police.

Hood and Nelson were charged with theft by taking. More charges are pending.

Teen charged in cab driver's death

Teen charged in cab driver's death

EAST POINT, Ga. -- Police say a 19-year-old has been charged with murder in the shooting of a cab driver in East Point.

The East Point police department says Danny Kirtz is charged with killing Day and Night taxi driver Jacke Rainey on Aug. 7.

Police say Kirtz also is charged with kidnapping, armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Taxi dispatchers say Rainey, the father of three children, called to report being shot at 4 a.m., but his radio immediately went silent.

Police searched for hours before a woman called to report finding Rainey in his cab at the entrance to Oak Knoll Elementary School.

Police search for bank robber

Police search for bank robber

EAST POINT, Ga. -- East Point Police are searching for a man suspected of robbing a bank on Monday.

The robbery happened just before 1:30 p.m. at the Wells Fargo at 2860 East Point Street.

Police are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for anyone who leads them to the suspect.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Sgt. Allyn Glover at 404-559-6287. Callers can remain anonymous.

Roswell grandmother jailed for child abuse

Roswell grandmother jailed for child abuse

ROSWELL, Ga. -- A Roswell woman was arrested Tuesday on charges of abusing her three-year-old grandchild.

Lorraine Grant, 41, turned herself in to Roswell police. She faces charges of cruelty to children, aggravated battery, sexual battery and aggravated assault.

According to the investigation, Roswell police were dispatched to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston on Saturday, June 25 to look into a child abuse case.

When officers arrived at the emergency room, they met with detectives from the East Point Police Department, who told them that they found the little girl at a Westin Hotel near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

After the child was medically evaluated, East Point police determined that her injuries -- apparent burns and abrasions -- happened in Roswell, according to Lt.

Feds crack down on prescription drug trafficking

Feds crack down on prescription drug trafficking

ATLANTA -- A federal grand jury in Atlanta has charged a total of 13 defendants from two states with illegally trafficking in oxycodone and other prescription drugs.

The two cases arise out of intensified efforts to address Georgia's growing problem with prescription drug abuse.

"Prescription drug abuse is our nation's fastest-growing segment of illegal drug use, causing significantly more overdose deaths than cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin combined," said United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates.

In the first incident, 11 Georgia residents were charged with conspiring to forge oxycodone prescriptions and sell the illegally obtained tablets.

Share Your Vision with Atlanta Leaders April 19 - May 5

Share Your Vision with Atlanta Leaders April 19 - May 5

The City of Atlanta Office of Planning is preparing to launch Round 3 of community meetings for the 2011 Comphrehensive Development Plan (CDP).  Share your thoughts, your insight, your vision for Atlanta's future and your neighborhood. 

Atlanta non-profits, civic and community groups, neighborhood associations, citizens and businesses are invited to attend the various community meetings planned in locations throughout the city. 

All meetings are from 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.

Can't attend?  You can also email your comments to us at cdp2011comments@atlantaga.gov.

Posey Chadwick Grier is still missing after more than 11 days

Posey Chadwick Grier is still missing after more than 11 days

East Point, GA--  After more than 11 days, family members of Posey Grier, known as Chad have reached out to me to again post this story about him being missing.  He has 2 daughters, a 3 year old and a 14 year old who have begun to ask questions on his whereabouts and are getting worried.  His mother has supplied us with a photo, but up until now this is the only phot we have of him.

UPDATE: 11Alive reporters have looked into this case and the East Point Police Department does not suspect foul play.  According to Sgt. Cliff Chandler, Grier was last seen leaving the hotel intoxicated and the police fear that he ran off the road on his motorcycle and has yet to be found.  If anyone has any information please contact the East Point Police