Georgia police investigating Alabama officer in sex crimes SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — Police in Georgia say a former Alabama prison officer accused of sexually assaulting a woman near Atlanta is also being investigated in connection with a series of assaults. Sandy Springs police Sgt. Samuel Worsham told news outlets Tuesday that 48-year-old Matthew Moore is believed to be responsible in several assaults spanning a decade. Alabama officials said Moore worked at St. Clair prison near Birmingham since 2001 and quit when he was arrested March 30. Moore is charged with aggravated sodomy, assault with the intent to commit rape and false imprisonment in Fulton County, Georgia. The charges stem from an attack reported to authorities in November 2015 that investigators say happened at a Sandy Springs hotel. Worsham says police anticipate additional charges pending DNA crime lab tests. Former Atlanta city hall official indicted in bribery probe ATLANTA — An aide to former Atlanta … [Read more...] about Regional News Roundup: Georgia police investigating Alabama officer in sex crimes
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After a string of 16 gunpoint robberies around Johns Hopkins’ main campus in Homewood last fall, university President Ron Daniels began to think the school’s force of 1,000 security personnel and the tens of millions of dollars it spends on security each year might not be enough.Daniels cleared his schedule for two weeks in November, gathered up four aides and traveled across the country to learn how other large, private, urban schools protect their campuses and communities. They visited the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, the University of Chicago and the University of Southern California in Los Angeles to ask about their police departments.“That was an important experience for us,” Daniels told The Baltimore Sun. It made clear, he said, that Hopkins is “dramatically out of step with our peers.”At Daniels’ request, the Baltimore delegation to the General Assembly has agreed to introduce legislation that would enable Hopkins to … [Read more...] about Johns Hopkins University wants its own police department. What would that mean for Baltimore?
A Sandy Springs man has been missing for a few days and police are asking the public to help find him. Larry Cavanaugh, 78, was last seen on Sunday, Feb. 11. Police said Cavanaugh missed an appointment on Tuesday. Whenever he left home, he left his cell phone there. Police said he is presumed to be in his car, a green 1996 BMW. The Georgia plate number is PLG5118. “We hope someone recognizes him or his vehicle,” said Sam Worsham with Sandy Springs police. Anyone with information about Cavanaugh’s whereabouts should call the Sandy Springs Police Department at 770-551-6900. Like North Fulton County News Now on Facebook | Follow on Twitter … [Read more...] about Police searching for missing 78-year-old north Fulton man
By Valerie Osier | [email protected] | Press-TelegramPUBLISHED: January 18, 2018 at 7:09 pm | UPDATED: January 19, 2018 at 12:54 am The fate of the Palos Verdes Estates Police Department will be decided this spring, when voters will have a second opportunity in 13 months to approve a parcel tax that for 30 years has been critical to city funding. The City Council last week decided to call a special election for April 10, just over a year after city voters rejected a similar parcel tax needed to fund the police force. This time, City Manager Tony Dahlerbruch told council members at their Jan. 10 meeting, the message to voters will be clear: If the tax fails again, there is a “strong likelihood” the city will have to shut down the Police Department and instead contract with the Sheriff’s Department and take other cost-saving measures. In March 2017, Measure D was unable to muster the two-thirds support needed for passage, falling 6 percentage points shy of approval. … [Read more...] about Survival of Palos Verdes Estates Police Department on the line in April election
Crime is down in one city in north Fulton County. According to stats from a “year in review” report published by Sandy Springs, both violent and property crimes were down in 2017, compared to stats from 2016. The report shows that violent crime in the city fell by 3 percent, and property crime fell by 20 percent. City spokeswoman Sharon Kraun said that all the stats in the report are accurate for most of 2017, adding that “they are a couple weeks shy of the full year” because the report went to print before Christmas. According to the report, the city had zero murders, 14 rapes, 57 cases of aggravated assault and 50 robberies in 2017. In 2016, the city reported 2 murders, 14 rapes 50 aggravated assaults and 59 robberies. The police and fire department investigated 12 fires for arson in 2017. For property crimes, the city had 179 vehicle thefts, 343 burglaries, 843 cases of larceny and 780 thefts from vehicles, according to the report. The police … [Read more...] about Stats show violent, property crime down in Sandy Springs
Slippery crooks! Cops in Georgia are hunting a trio who stole $2,000 worth of soap from a CVS in Sandy Springs, a suburb of Atlanta. The men were caught on camera July 1 strutting into the drug store and swiping the suds. They also lifted other personal care items before walking straight past cashiers and back outside. "They just walked in the store and casually grabbed as much personal care items, tooth paste, soap, items like that," Sandy Springs Police Department Sgt. Ron Momon told WSB-TV 2. "Someone saw them walking out, but I'm sure they didn't want to confront three guys walking out with items," he added. Customers said they were stunned to learn of the bizarre robbery. "My first guess would be, 'They're taking care of a lot of people?' There are so many jokes," Memri Lerch said. And Chris Lusted speculated as to whether they are clean freaks, adding: "I guess they were dirty and needed a shower." … [Read more...] about Trio makes super clean getaway after stealing $2,000 worth of soap from CVS
During superstorm Sandy, Gigi Liaguno-Dorr's Union Beach restaurant washed away. It was a devastating blow, but as the second anniversary of the greatest calamity to hit the Shore arrives this week, the restaurateur discovered, along with many other victims, that time is the best measure for grappling with the full brunt of the tragedy. JOIN THE CONVERSATION: What is life like two years after Sandy? Share your stories with APP journalists at 2 p.m. today. "It's been two years absolutely of an emotional roller-coaster — so sad, frustrated, happy, content, actually — but I've learned to embrace what has been dealt to me and I tried to walk away with all the positives I can," said Liaguno-Dorr, who owned JakeaBob's Bay, which was destroyed by Sandy. The restaurant reopened in a temporary location, then closed for business reasons. She hopes to rebuild the establishment at its original waterfront location, using more than $2 million in state-approved loans, she … [Read more...] about Sandy at two — improvements slow but steady
It was clear from the onset the shooting scene on Dickerson Pike in Nashville was a mess.Not only was a man dead, but the yellow crime-scene tape that surrounded his body in a gravel parking lot could have stretched about 30 miles north into Springfield where it all began one warm fall afternoon last month.A Metro police officer fatally shot Sandy Joe Duke — a suspected fugitive wanted in connection to an armed Robertson County home invasion that took place earlier that day.In the hours following the Sept. 20 shooting, Metro police and the Robertson County Sheriff's Office quickly gathered facts about the case and released what details they could: Duke fled after the home invasion, defied officers' commands to stop and leveled a pistol toward officers. As a result, Officer Wesley McClelland fired four rounds at Duke in self-defense, fatally wounding him, police said.But Duke's father said that information isn't … [Read more...] about Father of man killed by Metro police: ‘I just want answers’
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson's 87-year-old father, John Alderson, died early Sunday after being struck by a car as he was crossing the street in St. Petersburg, Fla., according to the St. Petersburg police department. At 11:54 p.m. on Saturday, Alderson was struck in the middle of the 3600 block of 4th Street, when he was hit by a jeep, police say. According to police, the driver of the vehicle was Jeffrey Lechance, 21, of St. Petersburg; Edward Brownlee, 22, was a passenger. Alderson was taken to nearby Bayfront Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 12:45 a.m. No charges have yet been filed, though an investigation was ongoing. A police spokesman would not comment on whether alcohol or other substances were suspected. "Saturday night, my father, John Alderson, a retired Air Force pilot and a healthy and vibrant 87 years of age, was struck by a car and died in St. Petersburg, Fla.," Sandy Alderson said in a statement Sunday night. "Our entire family is devastated … [Read more...] about John Alderson, father of Mets GM Sandy Alderson, dies early Sunday after being hit by car in Fla.
A suicidal woman allegedly crashed her Porsche and injured herself and three others on an Atlanta highway on Sunday morning in a failed attempt at her life, according to reports. Police say the red 2009 sports car driven by Patty Ann Cressaty, 67, burst into flames after slamming into the concrete median and spinning into a Toyota Camry and a Nissan Sentra on Route 400 near Lenox Rd. in northern Fulton County, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Cressaty, of nearby Sandy Springs, was allegedly driving in the northbound emergency lane on the southbound side of the freeway, according to the Atlanta Police Department. Other drivers plucked the unresponsive woman from her burning car after the accident, and the first police officer to arrive to the scene just after 11 a.m. found Cressaty lying by the side of the road, according to police. Emergency personnel rushed her, the other drivers whose cars she’s accused of striking and a passenger from one of the two other … [Read more...] about Woman, 67, crashes Porsche when driving wrong way in failed suicide in Atlanta, injures herself and 3 others: police