Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The first of two grow houses was discovered in the 1700 block of Hickory Road on May 9.
More than 80 pounds of pot was found in a Chamblee home bust this month, police said. The drug bust started with a routine check of a home in the 1700 block of Hickory Road on May 9, according to a police report released last week. From the report: 1700 block of Hickory Rd, Officer Taylor responded to a 911 call of a suspicious vehicle parked behind a vacant house. When he arrived he could smell marijuana from the street and the odor grew more potent the closer he went to the house. Officers Zejnelovic, Lyons and K‐9 Officer Frye responded as back up. The Officers set a perimeter and detained a male suspect. Detectives secured a search warrant and when Detective Newberry interviewed the suspect, a second property rented by the suspect was …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Chamblee Police are handling the investigation of a kidnapping case that resulted in an overnight Sandy Springs SWAT standoff.
OUTSIDE ATLANTA, GA – Police released the names of two men arrested in connection with a Monday night kidnapping that started at Walmart in Chamblee and ended in a SWAT standoff at a nearby apartment complex early Tuesday morning. James Alexander, 28, of Atlanta was charged with family violence battery and kidnapping, and his friend, Steven Glass, was also charged with kidnapping, said Sgt. Ernesto Ford of Chamblee police. Security video shows Glass was watching the victim and her friend in the Chamblee Walmart on Chamblee Tucker Road at around 10 p.m. when the two women left the store, Ford said. When the two women approached their car in the parking lot, Alexander's ex-girlfriend was grabbed and beaten inside the car until she was …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Here's a look at some of the incidents that have been handled recently by the Chamblee Police Department, from Officer Alex Cushenan.
4/1/13 - Entering Auto, 5300 block of New Peachtree Road, 2 pm. Victim left a Wells Fargo money bag between the front driver’s seat and center console. When the victim returned to the vehicle, the driver’s side window was shattered and the money bag containing $1,000 was missing. 4/1/13 - Burglary, 4800 block of Buford Highway, overnight. Cleaning crew observed a hole through the rear wall. Several cell phones were missing and the business ransacked. 4/2/13 - Entering Auto, 5700 block of Peachtree Boulevard, 5 pm. Victim left her back window down and returned to find her purse missing. 4/7/13 - Person Armed, Terroristic Threats, 3100 block of Chamblee Dunwoody Road, 3:30 pm. Restaurant security was cleaning the location when two males …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Sgt. Ernesto Ford was recently recognized by the DeKalb Police Alliance.
Sgt. Ernesto Ford of the Chamblee Police Department was recently given the Hero Among Heroes Award by the Dekalb Police Alliance. The award was given at the organization's fundraiser on March 22. Ford is leader of the Chamblee police department's Shop with a Cop program, and manages the department's participation in outings such as the annual Santa Cop bowling fundraiser. Ford is a retired Command Sergeant Major from the U.S. Army. He worked for several years on the FBI Gang Task Force and played a key role in the prosecution of a large RICO case against La Gran Familia, an organized group of five criminal gangs.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Officer Alex Cushenan of the Chamblee PD gives his weekly report, as well as this story of a not-too-bright suspect.
After leaving the scene, Officer Ellestad turned around about a block later, returning to find the same log in the same spot, forcing traffic to swerve into the opposite lane and almost causing head on collisions. The officer again removed the log. But this time he parked his vehicle out of sight and walked back. He observed from behind some bushes, the suspect run from a driveway and place the log in the road. The suspect ran back to the driveway and hide behind a vehicle. Officers Sarwars and Ellestad moved through adjacent properties and arrested the suspect who didn’t know he was being watched.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Officer Alex Cushenan of the Chamblee Police Department gives us his weekly look at recent crimes in the community.
3/7/13 - Burglary. 5200 Peachtree Boulevard, daytime. Victim stated she returned to her extended stay apartment to find the front door pried open, T.V., X-box, and Playstation 3 missing. 3/8/13 - Auto Theft. 1400 block of N. Hill Parkway, overnight. Victim advised that his white 2010 Toyota Corolla was stolen. 3/9/13 - Entering Auto, Possession of Tools. 5900 block of Peachtree Blvd, 10 pm. Officers Tran, Khoshtariya and Winfield responded to a suspicious person call. The suspect was described as a male, wearing all black clothing, with his hands wrapped in a white cloth going into cars in the dealerships' parking lot. The officers located the male as he was leaving the property. The suspect had several GPS units with chargers and mounts, …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Alberto Prece Palmer was arrested in St. Paul on Wednesday and was charged in the killing of another escort.
A man arrested in St. Paul, Minn., in the killing of Minnesota woman may also be connected in three other attacks last year involving Chamblee prostitutes. TwinCities.com is reporting that Alberto Prece Palmer, 23, was arrested on Wednesday in the killing of 18-year-old Brittany Clardy, who police say was working as a prostitute. Her body was found in a car at a local impound lot. Chamblee police suspect Palmer attacked three Chamblee escorts last year, including one in which the victim was put into a closet, raped and beaten. She was then tied up, gagged, wrapped in two blankets and put in a large plastic storage container in her car. She reportedly escaped hours later, according to Chamblee police. The San Francisco Chronicle is …
Friday, March 1, 2013
A robbery suspect was arrested after officers found marijuana in his possession.
Officer Alex Cushenan of the Chamblee Police Department reports on some recent crimes: Moron of the Week 2/26/13 - robbery by snatching, simple battery, marijuana possession, 5300 block of New Peachtree Road, 1 pm. Victim reported the robbery in the afternoon, then in the evening he called back and notified police the suspect who robbed the him of his cell phone was in a laundry mat. When the officer arrived he observed the suspect drop something on the floor. The officer noticed that is was a rolled-up joint. The suspect stated that he had already sold the cell phone. The officer found more marijuana on the suspect who replied, “I was going to smoke that but I forgot it was there.”
Friday, February 22, 2013
Also: a photo that is nothing but an invitation to steal.
From Officer Alex Cushenan, Chamblee Police Department, a look at some of the calls that Chamblee PD has responded over the past week ... 2/15/13 - Armed robbery, aggravated assault with a gun, hijacking a motor vehicle, 3400 block of Miller Drive, 9 am. Suspects are described as two males in their late teens to early 20s, approximately 5’6"‐5’10", skinny build, one wearing a green undershirt and armed with a silver handgun. Suspects approached a female in the parking lot, pointed the handgun at her and demanded her keys. She screamed, turned and ran. The two males ran the other direction and one jumped into a vehicle that was parked with the engine running. The owner of the vehicle had gone inside to pick up his mail and returned to …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Officer Alex Cushenan of the Chamblee Police Department provides his weekly report.
Recent Crimes in Chamblee 2/9/13 - Entering Auto, 5400 block of New Peachtree Road, 12 pm. Victim returned to her vehicle to find her purse missing, along with her cell phone, camera and GPS. No signs of forced entry. 2/9/13 - Entering Auto, 3200 block of Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, 7:30-10:20 pm. No signs of forced entry. Victim stated his Tablet worth $600 was removed from his vehicle. 2/9/13 - Entering Auto, 3500 block of Broad Street, 9 am. Victim left a nearby bank with an envelope in his hand containing $1,200. He placed the envelope in under his driver’’s side visor and entered a building on Broad. When he returned, his driver’’s side door lock was punched out and the money missing. I’’ve seen many cases where people are targeted and …