Posts tagged with "decatur police"

Decatur-based company sues city of Austin over police body cameras contract

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 13, 2016

Decatur-based company Utility Associates, which provides police body cameras, has sued the city of Austin, Texas over its decision to award a contract to a rival company. The company filed a similar lawsuit against the city of Atlanta, delaying the roll out of the city’s body cameras. A court eventually ruled in favor of the […]

Woman carjacked in the parking lot of the Decatur Kroger

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 8, 2016

This story has been updated.  Decatur Police say a woman was carjacked in the Kroger paring lot on the evening of June 6. Police Lt. Jennifer Ross said police responded to the call around 10:26 p.m. The Kroger is located on Commerce Drive. “The victim stated she exited the store and walked to her vehicle […]

UPDATE: Missing Decatur teenager found

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 16, 2016

A flyer circulating this morning said that a teenage girl from Decatur had gone missing. Shortly after the flyer was distributed, the girl was found, according to her mother. “Because of the flyer shares she was found in downtown Decatur! Thank You all so much! She had a very rough night but if now safe,” […]

Avondale Estates Police Department to equip officers with body cameras

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 10, 2016

Avondale Estates will soon equip officers with body cameras, following a growing trend among law enforcement agencies. City Manager Clai Brown said the city will purchase the cameras from Taser International. The city will buy 13 body cameras and all equipment and hardware for $16,838. Last year the city of Decatur hired a local company, Utility Associates, to […]

Bicycle and scooter thefts a factor in Decatur crime increase

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 29, 2016

Crime statistics for 2015 by the Decatur Police Department shows an overall increase in crime, driven in part by a rise scooter and bicycle thefts. The information also revealed that there was a rape reported in 2015, a crime that’s rarely reported in Decatur. Decatur Police Lt. Jennifer Ross, the incident occurred on Sept. 21 at 6:06 […]

Decatur Police investigating video showing teen girls assaulting younger teen girl

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 8, 2016

Decatur Police say they are investigating a video shot in Decatur that allegedly shows a group of teen girls assaulting a younger teen girl. It is unclear whether the girls seen in the video committing the alleged assault attend City Schools of Decatur. Police Lt. Jennifer Ross said that information is not being released because it’s […]

Police arrest man who allegedly attacked two women

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 3, 2016

Decatur Police say a man who allegedly robbed two women is in custody. Police on Jan. 29 arrested Vinson Lopez, 44, of Dublin Georgia after he allegedly snatched a purse from a woman’s shoulder as she was entering her garage at Sycamore Square condominiums. She screamed and chased the suspect to a church parking lot. He […]

Decatur Police make arrest after woman chases robbery suspect

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 30, 2016

This story has been updated. Decatur Police say a victim turned the tables on her attacker. Decatur Police Lt. Jennifer Ross said that at approximately 1:10 p.m. on Jan. 29, officers responded to a call from Holy Trinity Episcopal Church on Sycamore Street and East Ponce de Leon about a robbery. The victim told police […]

Decatur Police: Woman robbed after she confronts burglar

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 17, 2016

This story has been updated.  Decatur Police say that around midnight on Jan. 17 a woman confronted a would-be burglar in the 400 block of Willow Lane. The victim told police she came home from work and saw the suspect trying to enter her neighbor’s patio door. The victim confronted the suspect, and the suspect […]

Decatur Police: Robbery suspects fire at man before fleeing

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 10, 2016

Decatur Police said robbery suspects fired at a man on West Pharr Road on Saturday evening before fleeing the scene. According to Police Lt. Jennifer Ross, on Jan. 9 at round 10:05 p.m., police responded to a report of gunshots in the 100 block of West Pharr. “Officers arrived and located the victim of an […]

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