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Student arrested after bringing air gun to school

Student arrested after bringing air gun to school

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Sandy Springs police expect to file charges against a student accused of bringing an airsoft gun to school.

Investigators were dispatched to North Springs High School at around 10 a.m. Tuesday after receiving a call from school resource officers, who told police that a student informed his teacher that he'd witnessed a classmate get off the school bus with a gun, according to Lt. Steve Rose with the Sandy Springs Police Department.

The juvenile suspect was eventually spotted leaving the school gym, where he was taken into custody by K-9 and school resource officers. Rose said the arresting officers found the weapon and determined that it was an air gun.

The school was on lockdown until about 10:45 a.m., Rose said.

DeKalb, Fulton receive grants to fight sexual abuse

DeKalb, Fulton receive grants to fight sexual abuse

ATLANTA -- DeKalb and Fulton counties have been awarded grants for use by law enforcement agencies to combat child sexual abuse and exploitation.

The grants awarded Tuesday are administrated by the U.S. Department of Justice and Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.

Federal officials say DeKalb County will receive $496,793 and the Fulton County District Attorney's Office will receive $352,803. They say Atlanta continues to have a reputation as a center of child prostitution.

Twenty grants totaling $9.2 million are being awarded to agencies across the country.

Man arrested for threatening to kill 2 women

Man arrested for threatening to kill 2 women

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- A Sandy Springs man was arrested after allegedly threatening two women at a Kroger in Woodstock.

Richard Booher was arrested Tuesday by a Sandy Springs police officer who recognized him from a lookout bulletin.

According to the investigation, the 53-year-old suspect threatened to kill two women in the parking lot of the Kroger at 2295 Towne Lake Parkway on June 20.

Police said the women were attempting to give water to Booher's dog, which was locked inside the suspect's car. The victims told investigators that the dog appeared to be overheated and in distress.

Booher began making the threats when he discovered the two women near his car, according to the investigation. Woodstock police officers were able to secure arrest warrants for him after he was positively identified by witnesses.

The suspect was transported to the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center after his arrest in Sandy Springs.

Police identify, arrest robbery suspect

Police identify, arrest robbery suspect

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Dunwoody police have obtained arrest warrants for a man suspected of robbery at a local CVS.

According to investigators, 45-year-old Edward Wardell Underwood entered the store at 1610 Mt. Vernon Road around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25. He allegedly pulled out a gun and stole a purse from a woman sitting at the photo counter.

Similar crimes occurred earlier that same day at stores in Sandy Springs and Gwinnett County.

Working collaboratively with officers from Gwinnett, Lilburn and Sandy Springs, Dunwoody police were able to identify Underwood as a suspect in all the cases and arrest him without incident.

Anyone with additional information in these incidents is asked to contact Det. Andrew Thompson either via email or at 678-382-6921.

Feds crack down on prescription drug trafficking

Feds crack down on prescription drug trafficking

ATLANTA -- A federal grand jury in Atlanta has charged a total of 13 defendants from two states with illegally trafficking in oxycodone and other prescription drugs.

The two cases arise out of intensified efforts to address Georgia's growing problem with prescription drug abuse.

"Prescription drug abuse is our nation's fastest-growing segment of illegal drug use, causing significantly more overdose deaths than cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin combined," said United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates.

In the first incident, 11 Georgia residents were charged with conspiring to forge oxycodone prescriptions and sell the illegally obtained tablets.

Sandy Springs police looking for shooting suspect

Sandy Springs police looking for shooting suspect

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- The Sandy Springs Police Department is currently looking for a 23-year-old man in connection with a shooting on Tuesday, Apr. 5.

The suspect, Rudolph Wyatt, should be considered armed and dangerous.

Wyatt is wanted for questioning in a shooting at the 550 Abernathy Apartments. Rashad Wilson, 19, was shot six times as he left an apartment. He survived.

Anyone who knows Wyatt's whereabouts is asked to call Sandy Springs Detective J.T. Williams at 770-551-6937 or the police department's main number at 770-551-6900.

The Sandy Springs Police Department is part of Crime Stoppers Atlanta.

Teen shot at Sandy Springs apartment complex

Teen shot at Sandy Springs apartment complex

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Sandy Springs police are currently investigating a shooting that happened at 9:54 p.m. on Tuesday, Apr. 5.

When officers responded to a call, they found a young black man in the parking lot of the 550 Abernathy Apartments.

The victim had been shot three times in the leg, side and back. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he underwent surgery and is currently listed in stable condition.

On Wednesday, Apr. 6, the victim was identified as 19-year-old Julian Rahshad Wilson of Jackson, Tennessee.

No suspects have been identified and no motive has been established in this case.