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Man wanted for forging court documents

Man wanted for forging court documents

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Dunwoody Police have secured warrants for a man accused of scamming a woman who was supposed to appear in court.

According to Dunwoody Police spokesman Sgt. Mike Carlson, 46-year-old Carlos Sanchez Esquivel of Marietta will face a charge of first degree forgery.

Esquivel's alleged victim, 27-year-old Yovany Baltazar-Cardenas, received a traffic citation in Dunwoody last September. Esquivel told Baltazar-Cardenas not to appear at her scheduled court date because she was in the country illegally. He also told her that he worked as a court translator and would be able to take care of her citations, Carlson said.

Police said Esquivel charged Baltazar-Cardenas $1,000 for fake court documents in exchange for her citations.

When the victim did not attend court on her scheduled date, she was arrested for failure to appear.

31 arrested in “Operation Rake Eagle”

31 arrested in “Operation Rake Eagle”

 

DECATUR – DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis announces that “Operation Rake Eagle” was an outstanding success.  On Saturday and Sunday, March 24 and 25, the DeKalb County Police Department made a substantial, concerted “sweep” effort in an attempt to find, arrest and incarcerate individuals who did not meet their obligations in DeKalb County Recorders Court.

Thirty-eight officers from Special Operations and Uniform Division conducted the sweep which included 462 outstanding warrants.  The officers made 31 arrests and $40,687 was collected as a result of those arrests.

Bank of America robber arrested

Bank of America robber arrested

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Police have arrested a man suspected of robbing the same Dunwoody bank twice in 2011.

The robberies occurred on June 4 and Dec. 3 at the Bank of America on Perimeter Center East.

Trevor Gladstone, 39, of Sandy Springs has been charged with both robberies. He was released on bond from the DeKalb County Jail.

Gladstone was arrested in Sandy Springs on Feb. 28 while attempting to rob a Wells Fargo, according to Dunwoody Police.

Convicted pimp sentenced to 60 years

Convicted pimp sentenced to 60 years

DECATUR, Ga. -- A DeKalb County Superior Court judge has sentenced a convicted pimp to 60 years in prison.

The jury returned its verdict Friday, finding Erik Djon Ferguson guilty on 16 counts, including pimping and conspiracy to commit sexual exploitation of children.

"Today, the jury and the judge sent a loud and resounding message that human trafficking has become a big issue and will not be tolerated here in DeKalb County," District Attorney Robert James said. "We see many children exploited at an early age and enticed into a reckless and dangerous lifestyle of prostitution. Our goal is to protect young people from being exploited by these predators and to prosecute those individuals to the fullest extent of the law."

Ferguson was allowed to make a statement in court.

2 arrested in fatal apartment shooting

2 arrested in fatal apartment shooting

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Dunwoody Police have arrested two men in connection with a fatal shooting at the Pointe at Perimeter Apartments near Perimeter Mall.

Investigators said 32-year-old Ivan Perez was shot shortly before 4 p.m. Dec. 26 outside Building 8. He was pronounced dead at Grady Memorial Hospital.

On Dec. 30, police arrested 30-year-old Kevin Stallworth in Jonesboro in connection with Perez's death. A Norcross man, 33-year-old Antiwan Lane, was also arrested and charged with murder for hire. Both suspects are being held in the DeKalb County Jail.

Police have determined that Perez "was not the intended target" of this apparent murder-for-hire case, according to Dunwoody Police spokesman Mike Carlson.

Anyone with additional information in this case is asked to call Dunwoody Police at 678-382-6908. Anonymous tips can be left at www.dunwoodypolice.com.