Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Ladarius Hardy has been taken in custody in connection with the murder of Terry Porter outside his Southwest Atlanta home.
Ladarius Hardy is now in police custody after being on the run for weeks, he was wanted in connection with the murder of Terry Porter in a Southwest Atlanta neighborhood. U.S. Marshals were able to track Hardy down and capture him while he was hiding in a friend's bedroom in Conyers, GA. Many in the neighborhood recall that Terry Porter was gunned down in his driveway, and robbed for his Range Rover and money that he had in his wallet. Hardy was seen on surveillance cameras using Porter's ATM card and vehicle. It is believed by Chamblee PD, that Hardy also carjacked and robbed a woman in Chamblee just months ago. The SW Atlanta victim's brother, Levi Bias, told Channel 2 news that he believes there is still more to this story. He …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
APD says Zone 4 Crime down overall this year.
Zone 4 Officers say that crime is down overall for the year 2012. Burglaries remain to be the big problem within the Zone, but the Atlanta Police efforts are said to be working. The APD representative that attended the NPU-T meeting shared that the department has received a grant to be able to station 4 officers in the West End area along Lee Street from 4 a.m. to 6 p.m. These officers are in full uniform and in marked police cars. The grant will last for 60 days, and if it works well the department plans to look for more funding to be able to keep the initiative going.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The goal is to increase contact with citizens and reduce crime, with a particular focus on robberies, burglaries, auto thefts and larcenies from vehicles.
The Atlanta Police Department (APD) has selected four key areas in the city, including the AUC and West End Mall corridors, for a strategic, 60-day crime suppression detail that began Thursday, Aug. 2 and is made possible with Federal Justice Assistance Grant money. A portion of the $500,000 received through the grant will go towards officer overtime, allowing the Department to increase its resources and personnel in the evenings and overnights, from Aug. 2-Oct. 1. The following areas were carefully selected based on statistical analysis of recent crime trends: Citizens can expect to see an increased officer presence in those areas, including units on bicycles and motorcycles, on foot and in patrol cars. The goal is to increase contact …