Recent Purse Thefts

We have received several reports of pickpocketing in the city recently. In the most recent incident, the victim was eating lunch at a restaurant when a male suspect bumped into her chair where her purse was hanging on the back. Shortly after, the victim received fraud alerts stating that the card was attempted a nearby department store.… Read More »

Police: Escaping shoplifting suspect threw himself over balcony of Perimeter Mall onto 5-year-old below

One of the Dunwoody officers grabbed hold of the suspect and was trying to take him into custody when the suspect threw himself over the railing from the second floor. Both officers were holding the suspect up by his arms while he was suspended in the air.

The suspect kept wiggling until the officers couldn’t hold him any longer – causing him to fall from the second onto a 5-year-old child below.… Read More »

Former prep school coach accused of trying to meet boy after ‘sexual’ chat on Fortnite

Note from Audra:  This has NOTHING to do with Dunwoody and surrounding areas.  I’m simply posting this so you can be aware that this is the second incident I’ve heard about with malice associated with Fornite chatting.   The first being DHS kid who was “swatted” by a fellow gamer out of the country and accused of threatening his school.Read More »

Purse Snatching Safety Tips

On Monday, November 26th, Dunwoody officers responded to two reports of purse snatching in the food court at Perimeter Mall. In one case, the victim and her friend were having lunch when the suspect approached their table and snatched her purse from the table. In a second incident, a female was sitting outside of the Forever 21 retail store when the suspect walked up to her table and snatched her purse from her.… Read More »

Info regarding students on lockdown today at several schools including DHS, PCMS, DES, Austin and Vanderlyn

From Audra:  I woke up this morning to a string of texts showing me screen prints of conversations between an innocent Dunwoody kid and someone who “swatted” him/her.  It appeared to me that the Dunwoody kid was being hoaxed.  I talked to two people (that I completely trust) before 6 AM who know the Dunwoody kid and firmly believed he/she was innocent.  … Read More »

Note from Dunwoody Police about Car Break-Ins

On this past Thursday evening (10/25) into the early hours of Friday morning, officers began to receive multiple reports of vehicles being entered in residential neighborhoods in the northern part of the city. The suspects entered the vehicles by pulling on door handles to see which vehicles were left unlocked. Many of the unlocked vehicles had valuables left unsecure inside the vehicles including car keys.… Read More »

Are there any registered sex offenders in your neighborhood?

I’ve been getting lots of emails about a “new” registered sex offender moving into a Dunwoody neighborhood where several of my friends reside.   Neighbors are rightfully concerned and doing all sorts of background checks on this newly nearby resident, notifying schools, and warning their children.  Rather than singling out this one guy, I decided it would be more prudent to give you free resource to simply check your neighborhood. … Read More »

PARENTS OF TEENAGERS BEWARE (Underage Drinking is not a Minor Problem)

Note from Audra:  An anonymous Aha! Subscriber submitted this in order to keep our readers informed and our teens safe….

 

Begin anonymous submission:

A recent party at a home in Dunwoody left many teens severely sickened by alcohol and drugs. Aside from the problems to the teens caused by these substances, there are consequences for the parents of the home as well.… Read More »

Scam Alert from Chamblee

From the Dunwoody Police:

Chamblee PD stated they had the scam below happen today.  Soliciting in Dunwoody w/o a permit is illegal.  I suggest only hiring people after checking references and some independent research.

“Today I was advised of a scam that occurred in the Gainsborough subdivision(Chamblee Dunwoody Rd near 285). A Chevy Silverado green/ grayish double cab pick-up truck and several males offered to fix cracks in the victims driveway.… Read More »

Message from Dunwoody Police

We wanted to keep you up to date with some recent crime that has occurred in the city and similar to surrounding jurisdictions.  Below are a list of residential burglaries and catalytic converter thefts.

Burglaries– suspects are usually forcing entry to a rear door, most likely after getting no response when knocking at the front door and finding out no one is home (or no one answers). … Read More »