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2 citizens chase down a would be Ipad snatcher and help police catch the theif

2 citizens chase down a would be Ipad snatcher and help police catch the theif

Edgewood --  Because of the qucik action of 2 concerned citizens and 1 APD officer, a man is now behind bars after stealing a womans laptop from her as she sat in a coffee shop.

On April 16th, at approximately 5:45 p.m., an Atlanta police officer on patrol saw a man running out of the Caribou Coffee shop on Caroline Street in the Edgewood Retail District. The man, later identified as Monds, was being chased by another man. Monds, who was holding an Apple Mac Book laptop in one hand, turned around to punch in the chest the man who was chasing, him, later identified as Jerald Baxter.

More information and detail on this story is to come in our nightly broadcast.

During month of April, be prepared to see more DeKalb Police activity

During month of April, be prepared to see more DeKalb Police activity

Tucker, GA-- (submitted by the DeKalb PIO)  Throughout the Month of April, the DeKalb County Police Department will engage in special enforcement measures.  In years past, during this time period the County experiences an increase in social activities.  Historically these events have impacted traffic, safety and the quality of life for residents.

To that end, the Department has planned for these activities with a zero tolerance approach to enforcing all laws (criminal and traffic) as well as County Ordinances.  Additionally, preparations have been made to account for any increases in traffic.  This will ensure there will be minimal impact to residents and businesses located in the vicinity of any given event.

Accused Murderer of Seven Year Old Boy, to be Arraigned Today

Accused Murderer of Seven Year Old Boy, to be Arraigned Today

On Wednesday morning, at the DeKalb County courthouse, a man accused of murdering a 7-year-old boy as he slept in his bed [and attempting to murder his sister] will be arraigned. Willie Kelsey, who was formally charged last month , denied his involement in the crime and pled innocent to all charges.

Police say Willie Kelsey shot the boy and his 15-year-old sister execution-style during a home invasion back in September. The girl survived. During his December court date, Kelsey got to hear the full extent of the charges against him. Wearing a bulletproof vest, and shackled at the hands and feet, Kelsey was flanked by six police officers as he was led into county magistrate court.

He was charged with breaking into a home to shoot two children, killing Timothy Johnson Jr., and wounding the boy's sister Alexus Shepherd. Kelsey maintains his innocence.

Technology Expert’s Warning to Parents: Do You Know What Your Child is Doing Online?

Technology Expert’s Warning to Parents: Do You Know What Your Child is Doing Online?

TANKOH Launches Mommy & Me Computers

In today’s global and virtual world, the need for parents to have full control over their child’s online activity has become a high necessity as compared to previous decades. With children as young as three years of age being increasingly savvy with technology, parents need to protect their families from becoming a statistic of online predators.  According to reports, three in ten victims of online child predator cases appear to be aged 6 and under – with five percent apparently younger than two years of age which runs parallel to the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) report, a division in charge of  closing illegal internet content. More than three quarters of these child victims are girls.

DeKalb County, Ga. Deputy shot; Arrest made

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - A DeKalb County sheriff's deputy is reported in stable condition after being shot while serving a warrant.  Sheriff Thomas Brown says the deputy, Cpl. Gary Freeman, was attempting to serve an arrest warrant to 36-year-old Joshua Matthew Waller Sunday evening.

Brown says Waller is accused of simple battery against a neighbor.  The sheriff says Waller opened the front door and shot Freeman  in the forearm. He says another deputy returned fire, hitting Waller in the shoulder.  Freeman, a 13-year veteran with the sheriff's office, was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital.  Brown says Waller barricaded himself inside his condominium but surrendered when he came out and asked for a cigarette. He was then transported to a hospital.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Organizers Seek to Stop Demand for Sex-Trafficked Adolescents Through Community Event on 11/13

Atlanta, GA--  A Future. Not A Past. (AFNAP), the Juvenile Justice Fund’s campaign to stop the prostitution of children in Georgia, will hold its first-ever, community-wide “7200 Steps to Stop Demand” 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, November 13 at 9 a.m. in Candler Park. Open to the public, this event will unite individuals in a common goal: to reduce the number of men who engage in sex with prostituted adolescents.

Dekalb Woman goes to Prison for Elder Abuse

Monique Windley, age 28, of DeKalb County will serve three years in prison after being found guilty of elder exploitation, theft by taking and identity fraud committed against two patients under her care. She will be on probation for 12 years after serving the three years.

One of the victims suffered from dementia and the other was sick with cancer. Windley, a certified nurse assistant, had worked in a private DeKalb County assisted living facility. Windley stole more than $10,000 from the cancer victim and she even paid her utility bills out of the victim’s checking account.  As a condition of her sentence she is prohibited from working in any elder care facility and has to pay $11,350 in restitution.

Jeanne Canavan, DeKalb County deputy chief assistant district attorney, was the prosecutor. Canavan heads the white collar crime/elder exploitation unit.   

During the sentencing on Oct.