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Pedestrian dead after hit-and-run on North Druid Hills Road near I-85

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. -- One person is dead following a hit-and-run Monday night on North Druid Hills road near the overpass for Interstate-85. 

According to the Brookhaven Police Department, an officer was in the immediate area of the incident and was flagged down by an on-scene witness. The officer described the pedestrian as an adult male, later identified as Ronald F. Stuart Jr, age 38, of Atlanta. DeKalb Fire and AMR responded to the scene and transported the victim to and Atlanta area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The on scene witness advised that a newer red pick-up truck was seen as it struck the victim.

Authorities do not have a direction of the suspect vehicle when it left the scene. The Brookhaven Police Department is requesting the assistance in identifying and locating the vehicle used in the fatal hit and run accident.

Brookhaven pool death ruled suicide

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. -- Police have ruled the death of a man found in a Brookhaven pool a suicide.

A man identified by Brookhaven police as 49-year-old Todd Andries was found at the bottom of a pool in a Brookhaven apartment complex on Friday. He was fully-clothed and appeared to be bound to a chair.

On Monday, police ruled the cause of death "suicide by asphyxiation."


Body found in Brookhaven pool

8/24/2015 UPDATE: Police have ruled the death a suicide. See more.

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. (WXIA) -- Police are investigating after a body was discovered at the bottom of a pool in a Brookhaven apartment complex on Friday.

Arrest made in Brookhaven break-in

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. – Authorities say there's no evidence that a break-in at a politician's campaign office a day before a hotly-contested election was politically motivated.

The theft happened in Brookhaven, where four candidates are vying for Georgia House of Representatives District 80 position.

Brookhaven Police say the suspect used spray paint to draw symbols and other things inside the Nuts and Berries store on Peachtree Road, on the flower shop next door and inside Catherine Bernard's campaign office.

Solomon Danziger, 34, is charged with breaking into the office and the health store. Police don't believe Danziger had any reason to target Bernard.

Investigators say they were in process of getting arrest warrants when Danzinger returned to the store wearing clothes covered in spray paint.

House candidate's campaign office among vandalized Brookhaven businesses

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. -- Several Brookhaven businesses and offices, including the campaign office for Georgia House candidate Catherine Bernard, were vandalized overnight.

Bernard's office is located at 4274 Peachtree Road, as is health food store Nuts 'N Berries. Brookhaven Police said someone painted various drawings and symbols at both locations. Detectives also found office supplies and electronics staged as if they were going to be stolen.

Similar vandalism was reported at Peachtree Flower Shop, which is next door to Nuts 'N Berries. No one broke into the flower shop, but the exterior of the building was damaged.

The investigation is ongoing.

Bernard is running to become State Representative for Georgia's 80th House District, representing Brookhaven. A special election to fill the seat will be held Tuesday.

Brookhaven cop's act of kindness goes viral

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. -- A photo of a Brookhaven police officer going above and beyond the call of duty is going viral.

While on patrol, Officer Charles McCoy spotted an elderly woman mowing her lawn. When he returned several hours later, the woman was still at it -- so he decided to do something.

McCoy stepped in to help finish mowing. He later learned the woman's late husband took great pride in the lawn. When her husband passed away, the woman tried to keep up with the yard work, but has difficulty due to her age.

The image was posted to Facebook and has since been shared thousands of times.

Woman arrested for falsely reporting rape

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. -- A Brookhaven woman has been charged with making false statements after wrongfully accusing a man of raping her.

Anamirna Cabello-Loeza, 31, turned herself in to Brookhaven Police on July 1. She was booked in the DeKalb County Jail.

Investigators said Cabello-Loeza claimed Roberto Gaona-Pina raped her in April near a Buford Highway MARTA bus stop. Police later identified Gaona-Pina as a person of interest in two more rapes -- one in Norcross and the other in Roswell. He was arrested in Alabama in May.