Decatur Police Make Arrest in August Superior Ave Burglary

From DPD’s Jennifer Ross.  Update at the top.  Recap of the burglary back in August at the bottom.

Update: On 10-21-13, an arrest was made in the August 25th burglary of a residence in the 100 block of Superior Avenue.  The suspect is a 15-year-old male from DeKalb County.

On 08/25/13 between 12:15 pm and 3:15 pm, there was a burglary in the 100 block of Superior Avenue. Entry was made by breaking a Plexiglas pane in the front door and utilizing a key left in the lock. A laptop, iPod, cell phone, purses, backpacks, jewelry boxes/chest and cash were stolen. Some of the items were recovered near the intersection of Scott Boulevard and Superior Avenue. A witness reported hearing a noise in the intersection around 2:00 pm and seeing a jewelry chest had fallen from an unknown vehicle.” In addition to this burglary, there was a report of damage to the front door knob/latch of a neighboring house that occurred during the same time frame.  No entrance was gained into that residence.

Decatur Police Detail Recent Arrests in Response to Resident Feedback

Sgt. Jennifer Ross sent around this information late yesterday…

One of the things we have consistently heard while attending recent community and neighborhood meetings and speaking one on one with Decatur residents about the issue of crime, is that many residents would like to hear more about when our officers make arrests.  We have a habit of answering calls, conducting investigations and making arrests and simply moving on to the next call or investigation.  Officers make arrests almost daily in Decatur for everything from traffic offenses to assaults to theft.  In response to the interest that has been expressed, here are a few recent arrests made by Decatur officers.

–          On 07/22/13 at approximately 1:46 pm, Decatur officers responded to the Decatur Library in reference to a report of public indecency.  The complainant, a library security officer, reported a male suspect exposed himself to a staff member in the elevator.  The suspect, identified as 26-year-old Justin Worthy of DeKalb County, was arrested and charged with public indecency.

–          On 07/23/13 at approximately 3:22 am, a Decatur officer conducted a traffic stop in the 400 block of Church Street for disregarding a traffic control device (red light).  Further investigation revealed the driver to be in possession of suspected cocaine and suspected marijuana.  The driver, identified as 24-year-old Jonathan Carle of Fairburn, was arrested and charged with VGCSA (Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act) possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana less than one ounce and disregarding a traffic control device.

–          On 07/24/13 at approximately 8:06 am, Decatur officers responded to the parking lot of Kroger in reference to a motor vehicle theft in progress.  The complainant reported her vehicle keys had been stolen from a counter top and a co-worker alerted her that an unknown male was in the parking lot sitting inside of her vehicle.  The complainant located the suspect inside of her vehicle attempting to leave the parking lot and confronted him.  Officers arrived and the suspect, identified as 20-year-old Jerrel Hairston of Atlanta, was arrested and charged with theft by taking and theft by taking a motor vehicle.

Decatur Traffic Stop Leads To Arrests

“s” wrote in with a eyewitness report yesterday evening…

I was driving by the Postal Credit Union on W Ponce around 5:00. In the parking lot, there were several police cars with lights flashing and a ring of officers with guns drawn surrounding a man on the ground. Any idea what happened?

Assistant Chief Keith Lee fills us in…

Officers made a traffic stop for a speeding violation. It was determined the driver was wanted out of another jurisdiction on a felony warrant. Subsequent investigation revealed the two males in the vehicle were in possession of several stolen items