Posts filed under "Crime and public safety"

DeKalb County Police Department to host boxing back-to-school event

Posted by Ellie Ritter July 13, 2018

The DeKalb County Police Department PAL Plus Unit will team up with Sugar Bert Promotions and Sweet Science Boxing to host an amateur boxing back-to-school drive this Saturday, July 14. The event will introduce DeKalb County youth to the sport of boxing, giving attendees an up-close visual of the sport. A number of instructors will […]

Woman sentenced to 20 years for ‘hot grease’ attack

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 12, 2018

A woman convicted of throwing hot grease on another woman will serve 10 years in prison, the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office said. Nekia Carter, 25, was convicted of aggravated assault and aggravated battery and sentenced to 20 years, of which she will serve 10 and spend the remaining 10 years on probation. Her attack […]

Fake cop arrested by real cop: Decatur burglary suspect told victim he was a police officer

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 12, 2018

A burglar caught in the act told his victim he was a police officer, Decatur Police say. Real police officers eventually caught the man, who is accused of trying to steal a scarf and other items from the home. But the victim stopped the suspect’s getaway by stepping on the tail end of the scarf, […]

Decatur Police respond to armed robbery at Sprint store

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 11, 2018

A masked gunman walked into the Sprint store on West Ponce de Leon Wednesday afternoon and demanded that an employee fill his bag with Apple iPhones. He fled on foot eastbound toward Northern Avenue. Police responded to the call around 12:41 p.m. “Officers arriving in the area canvassed the surrounding streets, set up a perimeter […]

DeKalb County State Court to host distracted driving program July 12

Posted by Ellie Ritter July 11, 2018

State Court Judge Kiesha R. Storey will host the Summer Teen Victim Impact Program (TVIP) presentation on Thursday, July 12, according to a county press release. The TVIP presentations take place quarterly for teen and young adult drivers charged with offenses including high speeding tickets, texting while driving or causing an accident by violating the rules […]

Draft Decatur transportation plan recommends improvements at North Decatur and Superior

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 11, 2018

One of Decatur’s most problematic intersections needs improvement, but the city has not taken any steps to make it happen. The draft of the city’s transportation plan was released today, July 11, for public review and feedback. It lists several intersections for improvement, including North Decatur Road and Superior Avenue. That intersection was the subject […]

Dear Decaturish – City needs to improve safety at North Decatur and Superior

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 10, 2018

This post has been updated.  We accept letters to the editor. Letters to the editor are opinions of the authors of the letter, not Everyone has an equal opportunity to submit a letter to the editor. So if you read something here and don’t like it, don’t jump on our case. Write a letter of […]

DeKalb County extends citation amnesty program deadline to July 20

Posted by Ellie Ritter July 10, 2018

Due to a tremendous response, the DeKalb County State Court Traffic Division is extending the deadline to register for its citation amnesty program from July 9 to July 20.  The program waives contempt fees for failure to appear in court for individuals facing penalties due to delinquent traffic tickets.  The program is available to any individual […]

Decatur waiting for ‘special equipment’ before turning on new traffic lights near Agnes Scott

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 10, 2018

New traffic signals that will allow for protected left turns at the McDonough and Candler railroad crossings in Decatur have been hanging around, in bags, for months. When Decaturish asked about it in January, Deputy City Manager Hugh Saxon said the city was awaiting the approval of the Georgia Department of Transportation. Readers keep asking about it. […]

DeKalb County now offering online notifications for traffic fines and court dates

Posted by Ellie Ritter July 3, 2018

DeKalb County is now offering motorists with traffic citations the ability to receive text and email notifications of fines and upcoming court dates, according to a county press release. The system also will send notifications if a court date in the Traffic Division of DeKalb County State Court is missed and inform the motorist of an […]

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