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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.

New active adult center to open July 28

New active adult center to open July 28

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- The city of Johns Creek is preparing to unveil Park Place, its renovated center for active adults.

The grand opening event at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 28 will cap a two-year effort to transform the former Newtown School building into an inviting space for Johns Creek residents who are at least 62 years old and looking to fill their days with recreational and educational activities.

"We are looking forward to showing off this great facility to our residents," said John Kachmar, Johns Creek city manager. "We've worked hard to transform this historic building into a welcoming place that our folks can use for many years to come."

Park Place features 4,800 square feet of classrooms, a meeting hall, studios, a kitchen and an office.

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.

November Crime, Traffic Information

November Crime, Traffic Information

JOHNS CREEK, GA -- The City of Johns Creek has released crime and traffic information for November 2010.

Most traffic accidents occured on Tuesday evenings and were caused by following too closely. Of the accidents reported, 16% had injuries. There were no fatalities.

Top Five Intersections for Accidents
1. Medlock Bridge and Old Alabama
2. State Bridge and Kimball Bridge
3. State Bridge and Medlock Bridge
4. Abbotts Bridge and Medlock Bridge

JCPD Partners with Crime Stoppers Atlanta

JOHNS CREEK, GA -- Crime prevention is at the core of creating a safe community.

The Johns Creek Police Department has now joined with Crime Stoppers Atlanta in working to identify the people committing crimes across Metro Atlanta and getting them off the street.

The anonymous information provided through CSA can help the JCPD in its investigations, and can play a major role in the apprehension of criminals and securing convictions.

Browse CSA's online database of wanted criminals and share the information via Facebook or Twitter to alert friends.

Anonymous tips can be submitted through the Crime Stoppers Web site, called to 404-577-

Bank Robbery Suspect Sought

JOHNS CREEK, GA -- Detectives in Johns Creek are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspected bank robber.

On Friday, Sept. 24 around 4:20 p.m., a lone black man entered a Bank of America (10950 Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek, 30097). According to police, he handed the teller a note explaining that it was a robbery, and then fled with an unknown amount of cash.

Anyone with information about the suspect or the robbery should contact Johns Creek detectives either via email or at 678-474-1610.

Johns Creek Police Need Your Help

JOHNS CREEK, GA -- Have you seen this woman? Police in Roswell and Johns Creek say that she is wanted in connection with an entering auto case and credit card fraud.

On Sept. 23, a victim reported that her wallet had been stolen. She did not know where it had been taken from. Shortly after, her credit cards were used at the Target store located at 2625 Peachtree Parkway, Johns Creek.

Police believe this is the same woman who committed a recent burglary in Roswell. In that case, stolen credit cards were used at the Target store at 2650 Holcomb Bridge Road, Alpharetta, and at Wal-Mart stores in Fayetteville and Riverdale.

The suspect is a white female. Police believe that she had a male accomplice in the Roswell incident.

If you have any information in these cases, contact Inv. M.L. Stokes with the Forsyth County Sheriff's Department (678-513-5878) or Det. D.