Decatur High Student Beaten

Colbeh Persian Kitchen reports two nitrogen canisters stolen.


This information comes from Decatur Police Department reports.

Two juveniles were charged with beating a Decatur High student.

Police were called to the school about 2 p.m. April 19 and found a male student holding an ice pack to his right cheek. The student said he left campus to go to his personal vehicle in the 1500 block of Commerce Drive when a white Toyota Corolla stopped on Commerce about 20 feet from the student.

Four males jumped out of the car with T-shirts pulled up to conceal their faces below their eyes. They beat and kicked the student, who curled up on the ground to cover his body.

One of the attackers grabbed the student's iPod and headphones and the four males drove away.

The student said several of his teeth were chipped in the beating. He identified two attackers because they used to attend the school. Police located the two juveniles and took them into custody.


The owner of Colbeh Persian Kitchen at 123 E. Court Square reported that two nitrogen canisters had been stolen from the rear of the business. Police were told the theft occurred between 1:30 a.m. and 5:50 p.m. April 23. The steel canisters are 6 feet tall, weigh 130 pounds each and are valued at $355 each. The thief or thieves cut canister lines leading into the restaurant and a small metal chain holding the canisters.


A woman told police her 2006 Saab was stolen was stolen from a parking lot. She left her car in a reserved space in the lower level of the parking lot at 230 E. Ponce de Leon Ave. about 10 p.m. April 21, met a coworker and decided to go out for the night. When she returned about 2 a.m. April 22 the car was missing.


A mother said her child's tricycle was stolen. She left the tricycle on the front porch April 23 and noticed it missing April 25. The One Step Ahead limited edition tricycle was worth $210.


A resident of Clairemont Oaks said jewelry was stolen from her residence.

The woman returned home about 7 p.m. April 25 and found the apartment unsecured and the jewelry missing. She said she's legally blind and places her things in specific spots in her apartment so she can always find them.

Missing were a diamond wedding ring worth $4,500, diamond earrings worth $250, pearl earrings worth $250 and costume jewelry worth $25.

She said she hires a cleaning service to clean her residence every Wednesday and said the person who'd handled her place for several years just left the company.


An employee of Dearborn Animal Hospital reported her wallet was stolen April 25.

She reported to work that morning and placed her handbag between a floor safe and countertop in the medical supply room. About 9 p.m. that night she noticed her wallet was missing.

She called her credit card company and discovered $600 in purchases had been made with the card between 1:50 and 5 p.m. The cash in the purse was not taken.


Two people reported license tags stolen off pickup trucks. A resident of Feld Avenue reported April 27 that the tag was taken from his 1978 Chevrolet truck. A resident of Westchester Drive told police April 24 the tag was taken off his 2007 Ford F150 pickup.


A motorcyle was stolen from the 200 block of Olympic Place. The owner said he parked his Honda motorcycle in front of the residence at 6 p.m. April 25 and discovered it missing at 1 p.m. April 27 when he returned. He said the motorcycle had not been working for several years.


A man reported his 1995 GMC extended cab pickup truck had been stolen April 27 from Thankful Baptist Church at 830 W. College Ave. Police said it was later discovered the truck had been repossessed.




CJM May 08, 2012 at 12:32 PM
Crime galore but hey, at least we're cracking down on high school gym "trespassers" and unleashed dog walkers.
Ms. May 09, 2012 at 01:04 PM
I'm unsure whether or not to +1 here or not, but crime seems to be inching upward, at least of the type reported in this article, and I'm wondering what's being done about it since we're not hearing much about it from "official" sources. It does make sense to question the use of resources, and if they should be allocated for mundane things when there are real and serious issues going on, on what seems to be a fairly regular basis lately.


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