Monday, February 11, 2013
In the 1940's, these officers were leaders and pioneers.
This photo was taken nearly 65 years ago of the first African-American officers to be able to join the Atlanta police force. The 8 officers became the city's first black officers on April 3rd, 1948. Stories have been released that though they were part of the force, the policemen were forced to use the changing facilities at nearby Butler Street YMCA and they were unable to arrest any one white. Cascade Patch would like to salute those early pioneering officers that made a way for themselves when barriers were placed all around them. Leave a Comment in our Comments Section!
APD Chief Turner released the Week 5 APD crime stats
APD's Week 5 crime report, which covered from January 27 to February 2, was recently released and showed the City of Atlanta had no murders within that period. However, according to the report, the city has recorded 7 murders compared to just 4 murders in the same time period in 2012. The report also shows that the city had roughly 150 more Part 1 Offenses committed this year already, compared to 2012. The biggest rising trend in 2013 is in Auto Thefts and Robberies. So far in 2013, there have been 529 auto thefts and 224 robberies reported, which contributes to the 5% overall increase in Part 1 offenses this year already. Arrests, on the other hand, are down roughly 24%. Officers have made 342 arrests so far in 2013 (includes a majority …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Investigators are trying to identify three people seen in a recently released surveillance video.
The Atlanta Police Department is looking for three people seen in a surveillance video in connection with a recent southwest Atlanta homicide. The department released the video late Friday evening. "Investigators conducted a canvass of the area and obtained surveillance footage from a nearby business," police said in a statement. The homicide occurred on Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard on Jan. 16. Police said the individuals in the video are not suspects, but that "investigators would like to identify and speak with these individuals as part of the ongoing investigation." Anyone with information on the three people in the video is asked to call Atlanta Police Homicide Investigators at 404-546-4235 or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
The shooting occurred near the Andrew & Walter Young YMCA.
One person is dead and three others are injured after a shooting that happened late Monday afternoon. The shooting took place in unit K-5 at the Apple Tree Apartments. Located at 2328 Campbellton Road, the complex is near the Andrew & Walter Young YMCA, which is where the monthly meeting of NPU-R is set for Wednesday night. "When officers arrived on the scene they found one male shot multiple times," said Officer Kim Jones, a spokesperson for Atlanta police. "He was transported to Grady Hospital where he later died." Jones said two other gunshot victims arrived at Grady Hospital later in the afternoon in a blue Buick Century. "The driver quickly left the scene after dropping off the two victims but the car was spotted by an officer who …
Patch has this interactive map showing crime in our community for April 15-30, 2012.
Residential burglaries were dominant over the last two weeks, according to a Patch analysis of Atlanta Police Zone 4 and Fulton County Police Department crime maps.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
The incident occurred early Saturday morning.
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Saturday, April 28, 2012
Two Spelman College students were among five people who were robbed early Saturday morning at a park near the campus. The students - both females enrolled at Spelman - and another woman and two men were robbed around 2 a.m. at Dean Rusk Park, according to Channel 2 Action News. APD spokesman Officer John Chafee told the AJC two men approached the group and pointed handguns at them. They ordered the victims to remove their clothes and put them into a pole. The suspects then told the group to get into a nearby pool. The suspects then fled on foot. Police said the robbers got away with cellphones, car keys and wallets, which had no money inside, just credit cards. No one was injured in the incident, and police also have not said why the …
Friday, April 27, 2012
The incident occurred late Thursday night.
Atlanta police are investigating the shooting of a man who was apparently defending his female companion on Thursday night at the Chevron station on Joseph Lowery Boulevard. CBS Atlanta is reporting that witnesses told police a man was making lewd comments to the woman, and the victim came to her defense. The suspect then retrieved a gun from his car and began shooting inside the store, and then at the victim. APD spokesman Carlos Campos told Patch Friday morning that the victim was shot twice, and transported to Grady Memorial Hospital in stable condition. Stay with Patch as more details become available.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Hair weaves were among the stolen items.
Atlanta police are investigating a smash-and-grab incident that happened early Wednesday morning at J&J Beauty Supply in Cascade. Fox5Atlanta is reporting that police believe someone drove a U-haul truck into the storefront and stole about $2,000 worth of hair weaves. CBS Atlanta is reporting that a store surveillance video shows the burglar stuffing hair pieces into a box before leaving on foot. J & J Beauty Supply is located at the Sylvan Plaza in southwest Atlanta. The store's owner, Joy Kim, told CBS Atlanta that repairing the store will cost thousands of dollars. Theft of hair extentions and hair weaves have become more common Atlanta. In June, weave thieves made off with $30,000 in human hair products from another southwest Atlanta…
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The incident occurred Monday afternoon.
Atlanta police are investigating the death of a man who was shot and killed at a Cascade Family Dollar store. "Our preliminary investigation suggests that the victim was possibly in a dispute with one or more subjects involving some kind of electronic device," said APD spokesperson Kim Jones. The incident occurred Monday afternoon, when officers responded to a persons-shot call at the store. Police said the victim was alive at the scene, but died after arriving at Grady Memorial Hospital. The suspect or suspects fled the scene, traveling eastbound on Campbellton Road in a blue, foor-door vehicle. According to 11Alive, the victim, whose name has not been released, was in his 20s, and shot in the back.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
The alleged incident took place Saturday night.
The Atlanta Police Department is investigating a possible kidnapping and assault that occurred in southwest Atlanta late Saturday night. Police were responding to a kidnapping call in the 2000 block of Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway. "Apparently a victim from that location flagged down a motorists asking for help," said APD spokesman Curtis Davenport. "She advised that a male friend had been kidnapped, and the motorist called police." Police arrived on the scene and found an open door. "We were approached by one of the victims who stated he had been bound with duct tape at the wrists and held against his will," Davenport said. The victim was a friend of the female victim that flagged down the motorist. The victim told police that he, the …