Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The department raised approximately $20,000 for Special Olympics of Georgia.
The 5th annual Johns Creek Police Special Olympics Golf Tournament on May 6 raised about $20,000 for Special Olympics of Georgia (SOGA), making the Johns Creek Police Department the most successful law enforcement fundraiser for the non-profit for the fourth year in a row, according to the city. "This was a great effort by our officers for a great cause," said Major John Clifton, who spearheaded JCPD’s contribution. "It shows they have a heart for the community and for those with intellectual disabilities. The same goes for our corporate sponsors, who stepped up and helped us help the SOG’s intellectually challenged athletes, which is what it’s really about." The tournament held on the Tom Fazio-designed course at St. Ives Country Club in …
Friday, May 17, 2013
Aftab Aslam allegedly faked his kidnapping because he didn't want to tell his parents he was flunking a college course.
A Johns Creek man who was initially reporting missing has been charged with faking his own kidnapping. Aftab Aslam, 19, on Thursday was arrested and charged charged with one misdemeanor count of false report of a crime, three felony counts of false statements, three felony counts of tampering with evidence and three felony counts of terroristic threats. He's currently in custody at the Fulton County Jail with no bond. Johns Creek Police say Aslam was originally reported missing around 10 a.m. April 27, but returned home unharmed on May 5. He told investigators he left on his own accord because he did not want to tell his parents he was failing an English course for a second time at Georgia Gwinnett College, according to a press release …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Here are today's top headlines from Patch towns across the region.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, May 16
Arson Suspect Arrested in North Carolina - Cartersville Patch Phillip Rodger Bennett, 58, who is accused of torching his neighbor's Cartersville home may have been upset about more than an unsightly lawn. Alleged victim Marion Corbitt, 26, said he was watching TV with his 3-year-old daughter about 3 p.m. Wednesday, when Bennett started banging on Corbitt's kitchen door, yelling for him to come outside and complaining about his grass being too high, according to the CPD incident report, attached, which was released today. Cartersville Patch has more on this story. One Killed, 1 Injured in Cobb Crash - Marietta Patch A 46-year-old Hiram woman was killed and her 14-year-old son was injured Wednesday in a three-vehicle accident in Cobb. About …
The Kendrick Center for Life Impact was damaged when a small welding fire started in the roof.
Milton and Alpharetta firefighters remain at King's Ridge Christian School this afternoon, trying to extinguish what appears to be an accidental fire in one of two new buildings under construction. The fire started in the roof of the Kendrick Center for Life Impact, a 4,000-square-foot building located next to the new high school building. The call came in to the Alpharetta 911 Dispatch Center at 10:18 a.m., when a construction worker called to report the roof fire. Alpharetta and Milton firefighters responded and were on scene within minutes. When the fire crews arrived, "they observed heavy smoke and flames originating from a structure at the top of the roof, and they began to battle the blaze," said George Gordon, spokesman for the …
Monday, May 13, 2013
North Point Mall was evacuated Friday morning after a bomb threat was received shortly before 10 a.m.
A suspect whom Alpharetta police say confessed to a bomb threat hoax at North Point Mall last week was formally charged with terroristic threats, making false alarm and false 911 report, according to George Gordon. Gordon, the spokesman for the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety, previously said that Omari Glenn Riden, 28, was arrested Friday, May 10, hours after police allege he made the call that forced the evacuation of the mall. The mall was evacuated mid-morning Friday after the bomb threat was made shortly before 10 a.m.
Multiple victims have already come forward.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, May 13
Local police are warning residents about a scam in which a man claims to be a Fulton County Sheriff’s Deputy. According to several locals who've fallen victim to the scam, the man calls and tells a resident that there is a warrant for their arrest for speeding through the toll booth on Ga 400. He then claims that the warrant will be voided if they pay a fine by credit card or money order. "This is a scam," authorities wrote in an alert, Monday morning. "The police department or sheriff’s office would never call you for a payment. Do not give out your credit card information, bank account number, or purchase a money order."
Friday, May 10, 2013
Omari Glenn Riden, 28 has been arrested and will be charged in the threat that forced the mall's evacuation.
A man has been formally arrested and will be charged with calling in a bomb threat that forced officials to shut down and evacuate North Point Mall in Alpharetta. Omari Glenn Riden, 28, was taken into custody and will be formally charged with the threat, said Alpharetta Department of Public Safety Spokesperson George Gordon. He remains held without bond. "During the interview with the detectives, he began to cry and confessed to calling in the hoax bomb threat," Gordon said, adding the charges are yet to be determined. The mall was evacuated mid-morning Friday after Riden allegedly called in the bomb threat shortly before 10 a.m. Despite the chaos that could have followed the threat, Gordon noted the employees at the mall "very …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The owner of the items said both the bag and the clubs are worth over $1,600.
A home on Branham Field Road was recently burglarized, with the alleged thief making off with over $1,600 worth of golf clubs and a golf bag. Johns Creek police responded to the residential burglary call on April 29 in which the alleged victim said the golf bag was taken from his home. According to an incident report from the agency, the man told police he was unsure of the timing, but believed it happened between April 25 and April 26. He noted his garage door was left open during those two dates and he was out of town on those two days. He told police he noticed the bag was gone when he returned. The bag is described as black and gold and inside the bag were a set of Callaway Diablo golf irons, worth $1,200; a Taylor Made Burner Driver…
Monday, May 6, 2013
Aftab Aslam, reported to be kidnapped, told investigators he left on his own.
A Johns Creek man originally reported to be kidnapped April 27 returned to his Morton Crossing home unharmed Sunday evening around 9. Aftab Aslam told investigators he left on his own. Aslam was reported missing about 10 a.m. on April 27 from his parents’ home. They received an early morning text saying the 19-year-old was kidnapped. Investigators from Johns Creek, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation discovered that Aslam had bought the cell phone that sent the text, and that no one else had handled the phone. Aslam told police he left home for personal reasons. Investigators are verifying his account, and charges have not been filed yet.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
First reported as a kidnapping, Johns Creek police believe Aftab Aslam sent the text message claiming he was kidnapped.
Three law enforcement agencies have been searching for a 19-year-old Johns Creek man since last Saturday; now they're asking for help from the public in finding him. Aftab M. Aslam, who is 5 feet, 10 inches tall, 165 pounds and has medium-length black hair, was first reported as being kidnapped on April 27 at 10 a.m. Johns Creek Police responded to his Morton Crossing address, where officers were told he was missing from his home. "Aslam’s family reported that they had received a phone text stating that he had been kidnapped," a news release from the city said. Bringing the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) into the case, investigators found the phone used to send the text and discovered …