Friday, April 19, 2013
Roswell Police were called when Jennifer Pugh threatened suicide in Roswell after allegedly fatally shooting her ex-husband, Brian Pugh.
Alpharetta police have arrested charged a woman in the death of her ex-husband, who was found with multiple gunshot wounds after a 911 call to a Serenity Court address Thursday night Jennifer Pugh, age 48, of Alpharetta, was arrested and charged with felony murder by Alpharetta Department of Public Safety detectives. Roswell Police officers were dispatched to the Stonewyck home of Pugh's sister after she called to say Pugh had admitted shooting her ex-husband and was threatening suicide, according to the Roswell PD report. Pugh complied with officers' commands and was turned over to the Alpharetta Police Department. The Alpharetta 911 center received an emergency call at approximately 6:30 p.m. on April 18 indicating a man needed emergency…
Thursday, March 28, 2013
A CrimeStoppers tip and a description of the vehicle used by the men helped police identify the suspects in the fatal shooting of Christopher Walker earlier this month.
Two Roswell men and an Alpharetta man have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of 19-year-old Christopher Walker on March 12 outside his Milton home. Milton police, with the assistance of the Roswell and Alpharetta police departments and North Fulton SWAT, made the arrests after obtaining warrants against the three men on Tuesday, March 26. The three men were arrested overnight March 27 and 28: They are all in Fulton County Jail without bond. The three suspects were charged with murder, aggravated assault and attempted armed robbery. Davidson also was charged with possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Walker, an Alpharetta High School graduate, was shot …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Nkosi Thandiwe is charged with killing one woman and paralyzing another in the July 2011 shooting in a Midtown parking garage.
Jury selection is underway in the trial of the security guard accused of the July 2011 Midtown shooting spree that killed a Roswell woman and left another paralyzed. Patch was in Judge Kelly A. Lee’s Fulton County Superior Courtroom Monday morning as defense lawyers for Nkosi Thandiwe and Fulton Assistant District Attorney Linda Dunikoski questioned 60 potential jurors. During the lunch recess, attorneys involved declined to comment as the selection process was to continue throughout the afternoon. In November 2011, Thandiwe pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges connected to the July 15, 2011 triple shooting spree at the Proscenium building that left Roswell's Brittney Watts dead and Lauren Garcia paralyzed. Tiffany Ferenczy was …
Sandy Springs Police responded to a complaint of shots fired on Dunwoody Place west of Roswell Road. Twenty minutes later an ambulance was flagged down at the Glenridge Connector to help a man who been shot several times.
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Monday, January 28
From Sandy Springs Police Capt. Steve Rose Sandy Springs Police have identified the shooting victim picked up by an ambulance on Glenridge Connector, Saturday afternoon, as Rodney Dorsey, 22, of Roswell. He is in serious but stable condition at Grady Hospital. Twenty minutes before ambulance drivers encountered Dorsey and two other men at a vehicle on the road, police units responded to a complaint of shots fired at the Colonial Grand Apartment area on Dunwoody Place west of Roswell Road. A Rural/Metro Ambulance transporting a patient from the Johns Creek area, was flagged down at Glenridge Connector and Peachtree Dunwoody Road by two men - Alexander Cruz, 21, of Cardigan Circle in Sandy Springs and Darryl Charleton, 22, of Hampton Drive…
Friday, January 11, 2013
Increased police presence at local schools will become part of everyday operations in wake of the Newtown, Conn., tragedy.
Despite the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre occurring a month ago, area school districts aren't quite ready to return to a sense of normalcy. School districts continue to implement forms of heightened security in the tragedy's aftermath. Fulton County Schools plan to continue its enhanced secuirty presence, said spokesperson Susan Hale. "Elementary schools will be routinely visited and patrolled throughout the day by the school resource officers of their neighboring middle and high schools," she added. "We’re also asking local jurisdictions to continue with their patrols." Fulton Superintendent Robert Avossa Ed.D. also noted the district has a "well-qualified" school police force of 65 officers "that are specially trained to work …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Did you tell your children? Do you have advice to share with other parents on how to approach this delicate conversation?
The morning of Dec. 14 came as a shock to all parents. We watched news of the mass shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut with tears in our eyes and a lump in our throats. While the rest of us went about our mornings on Friday, 26 innocent lives were lost at a suburban school much like the ones where we send our own children. Many questions were raised throughout that day and over the weekend, not the least of which was: "How do we explain this to our children?" Counselors, psychiatrists and others have offered ideas for talking to children about what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary. Social media has been abuzz with parents asking each other, "Will you? If so, how?" Some parents decided it was best to say nothing, while others …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The following information was supplied by the Roswell Police Department.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The Roswell Police Department responded to a suspicious person Monday afternoon, Dec. 17. Scott Baluss, a Lawrenceville resident, walked into a daycare center wearing a surgical mask over his mouth and nose. He allegedly stated, "don't worry I'm not going to do a Connecticut thing here," and then started laughing. Workers became frightened by his demeanor and called police. According to Roswell Police, Baluss said he was looking for a daycare for his child. He was arrested for disorderly conduct.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Reports say a gunman took the lives of 26 people, including 20 children before he killed himself at a Connecticut elementary school.
UPDATE: Saturday, Dec. 15, 7:35 a.m. - A shooting rampage in Connecticut, Friday morning, Dec. 14, left 27 people dead at an elementary school, including 20 children, according to numerous media reports. In a story for the Washington Post, the Associated Press said the shooter had several guns during the rampage. Newtown Patch says gunman, Adam Lanza, 20, shot and killed himself. Other media outlets, who incorrectly labled Adam's brother Ryan Lanza the shooter at first, say Adam first killed his mother at the home he shared with her before driving her car to the school where she was a substitute teacher and beginning his spree. Newtown Patch says officials are expected provide additional details and victims' names on Saturday. The AP …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
A special candlelight service to honor those who were injured and killed in the Oak Creek, Wisconsin shooting is scheduled for Friday, August 10 from 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
"Crime against innocent worshipers is deplorable, said Parvinder Singh, spokesperson for Sikh Educational Welfare Association (SEWA) Gurudwara Sahib congregation in Roswell, speaking about recent revelations which suggest Sunday's shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin was not a random act, but instead rooted in hate. In the days since shooter Wade Michael Page shot a half dozen Sikh worshipers before he was himself killed by an Oak Creek Police officer, details about the tragedy have emerged to show that Page was linked to several white supremacy groups. Media reports have indicated that Page, a neo-Nazi heavy-metal band member, was consumed by hate. "It is tragic, but unfortunately not surprising, that the shooter specifically chose a …
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Local members of Sikh Educational Welfare Association Gurudwara Sahib on Woodstock Road in Roswell are shocked by the Sunday shooting at a temple in Wisconsin.
The Sikh Educational Welfare Association (SEWA) Gurudwara Sahib congregation in Roswell is thinking and praying for everyone affected by the killing of seven people at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, WI, Sunday. Parvinder Singh, who handles public relations for SEWA, told Roswell Patch local Sikhs are stunned by the news and can "only hope it was random and not an act of hate." According to Oak Creek Patch, several people - including a police officer - were shot at the temple Sunday morning. Oak Creek Police said three bodies were found outside the temple and four, including the lone gunman, were inside the building. "Our heart goes out to all those who were shot and the families of those who died," said Singh. "We sincerely …