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Dunwoody girl propositioned by suspect in minivan

Dunwoody girl propositioned by suspect in minivan

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Dunwoody Police are asking for the public's help in tracking down a man who propositioned an underage girl.

It happened at around 4:20 p.m. Thursday on Chamblee Dunwoody Road near Wynterhall Drive.

The victim told police she was walking home when a minivan pulled up alongside her. She said the driver made inappropriate comments to her, and that she ran toward a neighbor's house to get away.

The victim described the suspect as a black man in his 30's with a small Afro. His vehicle was a tan minivan, possibly a mid-1990's Ford Windstar. Police said they issued a lookout for the van, but did not find it.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Dunwoody Police at 678-382-6916.

Dunwoody armed robbery suspect arrested at Greenbriar Mall

Dunwoody armed robbery suspect arrested at Greenbriar Mall


DUNWOODY, Ga. -- A man accused of robbing at least two victims was arrested Monday at Greenbriar Mall.

Marquez Hodge, 21, was taken into custody by Atlanta Police.

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Dunwoody Police believe Hodge is one of three suspects accused of robbing a woman at gunpoint Sunday night at the Chateau at Dunwoody apartment complex on Tilly Mil Road. The victim's purse and car were taken, according to Dunwoody Police Officer Tim Fecht

Hodge is also accused of a Sunday evening carjacking in Sandy Springs. Fecht said police found two handguns and stolen items from both robberies in Hodge's possession when he was arrested.

Dunwoody car theft suspect arrested

Dunwoody car theft suspect arrested


DUNWOODY, Ga. -- A man accused of stealing a television and then a car in Dunwoody Monday morning has been arrested.

Steven Jerome Jackson, 51, is being held in the DeKalb County Jail on charges of theft by taking, shoplifting and hit and run.

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Police said the incident began when Jackson tried to shoplift a television from the Walmart on Ashford Dunwoody Road.

Jackson drove away from the store in a white Dodge Challenger. Police tried to pull over the car on Ashford Dunwoody Road near Perimeter Center North, but Jackson refused to stop, according to Dunwoody Police Ofc. Tim Fecht.

Suspects abandon car during attempted traffic stop

Suspects abandon car during attempted traffic stop

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- A trio of suspects abandoned their car and are still at large after fleeing an attempted traffic stop Wednesday morning.

Sandy Springs Police tried to pull over a black Pontiac Bonneville on New Northside Drive at Interstate 285 west at around midnight. The car had a broken brake light, according to dispatchers, but it also matched the description of a vehicle involved in a crime in Dunwoody.

The suspects stopped the car and then ran. At least one person was taken into custody, but the remaining suspects are on the loose.

Police said they recovered a purse from inside the car. The purse matched the description of one stolen in a robbery in DeKalb County Tuesday night.

Investigators and K-9 units from Cobb County were brought to the scene to help Sandy Springs Police investigate.

The suspects have not yet been identified.

Woman runs from cops, hides in office park

Woman runs from cops, hides in office park

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- A woman who fled from police during a traffic stop and hid in a Sandy Springs office park is now in custody.

The suspect, 29-year-old Shauney Busby, was pulled over in Brookhaven Monday morning for aggressive driving, according to Brookhaven Police Lt. Brandon Gurley.

When the police tried to approach her, Busby drove off, crossing into Sandy Springs.

Gurley said the suspect abandoned her car outside the office park at 780 Johnson Ferry Road, where the road becomes Glendridge Drive, and ran into one of the buildings. Security guards at the office park searched for an hour before finding Busby and bringing her to the police.

Busby may have been involved in a hit-and-run in Dunwoody earlier Monday, according to Gurley. She now faces charges in Sandy Springs and Brookhaven as well, and will be booked in the DeKalb County Jail.

Dunwoody police looking for Von Maur shoplifters

Dunwoody police looking for Von Maur shoplifters

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Dunwoody police have released surveillance images of three suspects accused of shoplifting at Perimeter Mall.

The Von Maur department store was robbed Wednesday at around 4:20 p.m.

Police said a young man tried to steal from the store, while two women acted as lookouts. Loss prevention officers approached the male suspect, who began to fight with them.

The suspect ran from the store; the officers followed him into the mall parking lot. Police said the suspect then pointed a gun at the officers before running toward the nearby Dunwoody MARTA station.

The suspect is described as a black man in his late teens or early 20's, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and 150 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair worn in small twists. He faces charges of shoplifting and aggravated assault.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Dunwoody police at 678-382-6914 or Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-TIPS.

3 MS-13 members sentenced to life in prison

3 MS-13 members sentenced to life in prison

ATLANTA -- Three members of the MS-13 gang have been sentenced to life in prison for committing murders in two counties.

Ernesto Escobar, 30, of Norcross was sentenced Thursday in federal court. He goes by the street names "Flaco" and "Pink Panther."

Two co-defendants -- 25-year-old Miguel "Joker" Alvarado-Linares of Norcross and 30-year-old Dimas "Toro" Alfaro-Granados of Duluth -- were sentenced in October.

U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said the three men were charged with murder, attempted murder and armed robbery for several incidents in DeKalb and Gwinnett counties.

Evidence presented in court showed Alvarado-Linares and Alfaro-Granados killed a fellow MS-13 member in October 2006 because they believed the victim was cooperating with police.