Monday, February 4, 2013
Things were stolen from a shed and a car.
Avondale Estates police are investigating two thefts. On Jan. 27, a resident of the 100 block of Wiltshire drive reported that $125 in power tools had been taken from a detached garage in back of the residence. On Jan. 20, it was reported that $260 in cash and items were taken from a 2003 Honda Civic parked in the 40 block of Covington Road. The car owner was from Atlanta.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The victim told Avondale Estates police two men, one with a pistol, robbed her as she walked to the Kensington Marta Station.
A woman told Avondale Estates police she was robbed early Wednesday morning while walking through the Juvenile Justice Center parking lot at 3408 Covington Highway. She told officers she was heading to work and walking to the Kensington Marta Station when two males approached her about 5:10 a.m. in the lot. One of the suspects held what appeared to be a .38 caliber pistol. They took her money and left, police said. The woman was not injured. The suspects were described as black males, both about 18-19 years old and 5-foot-6 and 150 pounds. One suspect was wearing a red bandanna, brown hoddie-style jacket and army fatigue pants. The second suspect wore navy-colored blue jeans. Anybody with information should contact Investigator Tom Gillis …
Monday, December 24, 2012
A wreath made of crime scene tape adorns the door to the Avondale Estates Police Department.
The Avondale Estates Police Department must not have a big budget for Christmas decorations. There are no glowing lights or inflatables, only a wreath on the front door made out of something found in every law enforcement agency: crime scene tape. An officer's artistic wife fashioned the wreath. If you were a suspect brought in for questioning, would this decoration warm your heart?
Saturday, December 22, 2012
The teenager is accused of breaking into a Kensington Road house Sept. 10.
Avondale Estates police arrested a 17-year-old Friday and charged him with burglary. He's accused of stealing two firearms, a flat-screen television and some jewelry Sept. 10 from a residence in the 3100 block of Kensington Road. The television has been recovered. Investigator Tom Gillis said fingerprints from the crime scene were sent to the crime lab and matched those of the suspect. The Ellenwood resident was taken into custody Friday morning at school, confessed and implicated somebody else, Gillis said. The suspect was 16 years old when the break-in occurred, so police are not releasing his name.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
He's accused of stealing liquor and cigarettes from Jax Package.
Avondale Estates police only needed 11 hours to make an arrest in a commercial burglary. Barry Duane Martin, 61, of Atlanta was arrested Nov. 19 and for allegedly breaking into Jax Package, also known as ABC Liquor Store, at 2765 East College Ave. Police said he broke into the store through a window about 12:45 a.m., took bottles of liquor and cigarettes and left through the same window. He disabled one security camera but not a second camera, so the incident was captured on film, police said. Uniformed officers picked him up midday Nov. 19. He was charged with felony burglary, felony criminal damage and misdemeanor theft by taking. Martin is in the DeKalb County Jail.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The device cost $19,560 and will be mounted on a city police car.
Avondale Estates has spent $19,560 on an automatic license plate reader, a device that digitally reads and transcribes license plates for the city police department. Police on patrol routinely check license plates to see if a vehicle is stolen or if authorities are lookng for the vehicle in connection with a crime. The license plate reader will be mounted on a patrol car and will allow police to make that determination more quickly, City Manager Clai Brown said. Without it, officers have to type a tag number into the car computer or call the number into a dispatcher to look up. The City Commission approved the purchase by a 5-0 vote at the Oct. 22 meeting. Brown said the city plans to train and assign an officer to work solely with the …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Avondale Estates police said the burglary occurred Nov. 8 on Covington Highway.
Avondale Estates police are investigating a residential burglary that occurred Nov. 8 in the 3200 block of Covington Highway. A police report said the home was entered between 7 a.m. and 1:14 p.m., though the report didn't describe how the burglar got inside. A laptop computer worth $1,500 was reported stolen. In another case, a Hampshire Court resident reported that about $1,000 in clothing and other items had been stolen from her house between March 6 and Nov. 16. The resident said that period corresponded to the employment of a housekeeper.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
On the night of Oct. 18, somebody entered six unlocked vehicles on the south side of
Avondale Estates police said somebody entered six unlocked vehicles the night of Oct. 18 in the south section the city. The incidents cannot be called break-ins per se, police said, because none of the vehicles were locked. All the vehicles were parked at residences and all the enterings were reported the morning of Oct. 19. The incidents.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Three houses in Avondale Estates have been burglarized since Oct. 4.
Avondale Estates police reported three residential burglaries in 11 days, including one in which a woman returned home last Monday and discovered two intruders in her back yard. That incident occurred about 1:15 p.m. in the 100 block of Fairfield Drive. The woman yelled at the man and woman, which attracted the attention of other people in the neighborhood. The man and woman jumped a fence and ran into Avondale Station Apartments, dropping some stolen loot at they ran, police said. DeKalb County police K9 unit arrived but the dogs lost the scent around Cragie Avenue. Entry was made through an unlocked window, police said. The value of the stolen goods was about $2,300. The two other break-ins:
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Bring your unwanted, unused or expired prescription drugs to the Decatur, Avondale Estates and DeKalb County police departments between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
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Thursday, September 27, 2012
The Decatur, Avondale Estates and DeKalb police departments are participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is an event where citizens can turn in unwanted, unused or expired prescription drugs so they can be safely disposed of. Residents of the Decatur and Avondale Estates area can take old prescription drugs to these locations. In April 2012, citizens turned in a record-breaking 552,161 pounds (276 tons) of unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper disposal at the 5,659 take-back sites that were available in all 50 states and U.S. territories, according to the police departments.