Man Beats Girlfriend with Dead Dog, Home Explosion Owners ID'd
Here are some top Patch headlines not far from Roswell.
Police say a Sandy Springs man killed his girlfriend's dog and then beat her with the dead animal's body.
A story in The Huffington Post followed up on the crime story. It says Alfredo Tadeo, 27, and Andrea Armintrout, 40, in June were visited by police on a domestic violence complaint.
The officers found that the dog had been brutally kicked to death, after he had beat Armintrout in the face and then sought out her dog, who was said to be cowering under a table.
Owners of Burned Home Identified - Canton-Sixes Patch
No one has heard from Ricky, Darlene and Lindsey Norrell all day.
And while a spokesman for the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office said that "it appears likely" that the three bodies pulled from the rubble of a fire at a Ball Ground home this morning are theirs, Lt. Jay Baker said investigators can't "definitively conclude that" at this time.
"The bodies," Baker said, "have not been identified."
According to Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services spokesman Tim Cavender, neighbors called 911 after hearing an explosion at 818 Spriggs Trail at about 3:45 a.m.
City Makes Way for Church of Scientology Expansion, Approves Zoning - Sandy Springs Patch
The Church of Scientology received the go-ahead from the City of Sandy Springs to convert an office building into a church space, Tuesday night.
In a 5-1 vote, City Council approved zoning modification conditions to expand the office building, located at Glenridge Drive and Roswell Road.
The Church of Scientology sued the City of Sandy Springs in state and Federal District Court for discrimination, in 2009. Their request for modification included converting an underground parking deck into finished usable space. Although converting the building was approved, the city denied conversion of the parking deck saying 130 total parking spaces were required.
“Right now the city is at about $90,000 in damages,” said Laurel Henderson, legal counsel for the city."
It was a standing room crowd.
$49,000 Rings Stolen, Switched Out with Fakes at Saks - Buckhead Patch
Just days after reports that police are looking for a man responsible for stealing a watch valued at $57,000 from a Lenox Square jewelry store, police said that two rings valued at $49,430 were stolen from Saks Fifth Avenue at Phipp's Plaza.
On July 10, loss prevention staff at Saks Fifth Avenue told police that an unknown individual switched the two high-dollar rings out of the display case with fakes.