Thursday, May 16, 2013
Here are today's top headlines from Patch towns across the region.
One Killed, 1 Injured in Cobb Crash - Marietta Patch A 46-year-old Hiram woman was killed and her 14-year-old son was injured Wednesday in a three-vehicle accident in Cobb. About 12:53 p.m. Wednesday, Delores Sibert of Hiram was driving eastbound on Dallas Highway when she attempted to make a left turned into the Village Green Shopping Center parking lot, said Sgt. Dana Pierce, the spokesman for the Cobb County Police Department. Marietta Patch has more on this story. Ball Ground Woman Charged with Killing Father - Canton-Sixes Patch A Ball Ground woman has been arrested for allegedly murdering her father after Cherokee County sheriff's deputies discovered his decomposed body inside the home. Andrea Blanton, 45, remains at at the Cherokee…
The police department's community outreach officer will talk about credit card and identity theft scams and ways to protect yourself form personal and property crime.
Worried about crime in your neighborhood? Then attend a public safety workshop being held by Milton's Better Together on Thursday, May 30, and hosted by Milton Police Department Community Outreach Officer, Ara Baronian. Public Safety Workshop 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 30 Milton City Hall Bring canned goods for NFCC "What we're trying to do is give our neighbors a look inside the fascinating world of police work," said Wayne Boston, community builder and head of Better Together. "This is an aspect of our community people love to learn about, and we're happy to be the vehicle for that process." Baronian said he plans on bringing residents information about the newest credit card and identity theft scams, tips and tricks to protect yourself …
The Kendrick Center for Life Impact was damaged when a fire started in the roof.
UPDATE: The cause of the fire at King's Ridge Christian School's Kendrick Center for Life Impact was a construction worker was grinding on a piece of metal. Sparks from that work struck some foaming material and caught fire, said George Gordon, spokesman for the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety. Milton and Alpharetta firefighters remained at King's Ridge Christian School Thursday afternoon, trying to extinguish what appears to be an accidental fire in one of two new buildings under construction. The fire started in the roof of the Kendrick Center for Life Impact, a 4,000-square-foot building located next to the new high school building. The call came in to the Alpharetta 911 Dispatch Center at 10:18 a.m., when a construction worker …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
A local office worker spotted some fowl trouble recently, and the Public Safety workers' quick response earned them an award from PETA.
Alpharetta firefighters made a special rescue recently, saving eight ducklings as their mother flew overhead keeping an eye on another threat to her babies. And now the firefighters have earned PETA's Compassionate Fire Department Award. Carla Britton spotted the mother duck circling a metal grate and quacking like crazy as she was walking away from her office building at Parkside Terrace West, 3780 Mansell Road. That looked odd, and at first she started to walk away but something about that scene bothered her. "I got closer and heard a bunch of little quacks. That was when I realized it was coming from the grate," Britton said. "I looked in and could see several ducklings running around frantically trying to figure out how to get out …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The following arrest information was supplied by the Milton police department. It does not indicate a conviction.
More than $12,000 worth of tools, appliances and household goods were reported stolen from a vacant home at 15755 Day Road to Milton police on May 11. The owner of the home said a shack on the property and a house at the rear of the property both showed signs of a break-in. A window was open to the shack, but the owner said she saw the window boarded up a week ago. The investigating officer saw a hole in the wooden door to the home, which appeared to have been kicked in. As the victim and another family member walked the property, they noted more items were missing. Ex-Husband Charged with Terroristic Threats The ex-husband of a Merrywood Court woman was arrested for allegedly threatening his ex-wife and for DUI, but a nurse at the …
Monday, May 13, 2013
North Point Mall was evacuated Friday morning after a bomb threat was received shortly before 10 a.m.
A suspect whom Alpharetta police say confessed to a bomb threat hoax at North Point Mall last week was formally charged with terroristic threats, making false alarm and false 911 report, according to George Gordon. Gordon, the spokesman for the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety, previously said that Omari Glenn Riden, 28, was arrested Friday, May 10, hours after police allege he made the call that forced the evacuation of the mall. The mall was evacuated mid-morning Friday after the bomb threat was made shortly before 10 a.m.
Multiple victims have already come forward.
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Monday, May 13
Local police are warning residents about a scam in which a man claims to be a Fulton County Sheriff’s Deputy. According to several locals who've fallen victim to the scam, the man calls and tells a resident that there is a warrant for their arrest for speeding through the toll booth on GA 400. He then claims that the warrant will be voided if they pay a fine by credit card or money order. "This is a scam," authorities wrote in an alert on Monday morning. "The police department or sheriff’s office would never call you for a payment. Do not give out your credit card information, bank account number or purchase a money order."
Friday, May 10, 2013
Omari Glenn Riden, 28 has been arrested and will be charged in the threat that forced the mall's evacuation.
A man has been formally arrested and will be charged with calling in a bomb threat that forced officials to shut down and evacuate North Point Mall in Alpharetta. Omari Glenn Riden, 28, was taken into custody and will be formally charged with the threat, said Alpharetta Department of Public Safety Spokesperson George Gordon. He remains held without bond. "During the interview with the detectives, he began to cry and confessed to calling in the hoax bomb threat," Gordon said, adding the charges are yet to be determined. The mall was evacuated mid-morning Friday after Riden allegedly called in the bomb threat shortly before 10 a.m. Despite the chaos that could have followed the threat, Gordon noted the employees at the mall "very …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The following information was supplied by the Milton Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
A racial slur allegedly uttered by a manager at a Milton Walmart landed an employee of the store behind bars. Milton Police on April 28 arrested Alexander King, 22, of Alpharetta and charged him with battery after he allegedly punched an assistant manager face at the big box retailer at 5200 Windward Parkway, according to an incident report provided by the Milton Police Department. According to the report, King, an employee at Walmart, told the responding officer that the day before, the manager allegedly referred to him as "boy" instead of calling him by his name. King told the officer he came to work around 3 p.m. to confront the manager and told him he "did not appreciate" the manager calling him "boy." King said he and the manager …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The 35-year-old Sandy Springs resident hit a median wall, struck another vehicle and ignored Alpharetta Police lights following her.
Update at 11:42 a.m.: the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety Spokesperson George Gordon has released the following statement: “The arresting officer is a state recognized DRE (Drug Recognition Expert). The arrest was based upon the traffic offenses, driving behaviors as well as manifestations of impairment exhibited by the driver. It is the arresting officer's belief based upon his expert training and experience that the accused was operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of substance which caused significant impairment. This is why a blood test was required.” A disoriented Alpharetta preschool teacher was charged with DUI after she allegedly struck a vehicle on Ga. 400, and left the scene of the accident, according to …