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Brookhaven traffic stop snatches wanted robber


BROOKHAVEN, Ga. (WXIA) -- Police have arrested the man they say is responsible for robbing a Brookhaven pedestrian. 

On December 19, police responded to a 911 call reporting a robbery of a pedestrian on Briarwood Road in Brookhaven. The victim was able to give police a partial tag number and description of the suspect. 

An investigation by Brookhaven police led them to obtain a warrant for the arrest of 33-year-old Jamara Parker from Atlanta.

While on duty patroling Buford Highway Monday morning, Brookhaven Police officers spotted the vehicle used in the robbery. They conducted a traffic stop and were able to arrest Parker without incident. He's been charged with armed robbery, two counts of firearm possession by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. 

Monorail gets interest from 3 metro cities


BROOKHAVEN, GA -- Here's an unlikely public transit idea that's getting a measure of traction in three different cities now: it's monorail. And the city of Brookhaven is already committing tax money to it.

Last month, Sandy Springs officials decided to include monorail in a long-term planning study. Monday, a Chamblee city councilman confirmed his interest in it as well.

Brookhaven already has a MARTA rail line that links it to downtown Atlanta. But its surface streets are often choked with automobile traffic – fueled by more residents and more workers in popular new high-density developments.

"If you're going this way it's going to take you forever," said Brookhaven resident Victoria Shiman, pointing south on Peachtree Rd. The complaint has caught the ear of Joe Gebbia, a Brookhaven city councilman.

Photos capture Starbucks robber in the act


 

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. -- Police are searching for the masked man who robbed a Starbucks in Brookhaven Tuesday morning. 

Brookhaven Police say the man was watching the store. When employees unlocked the door Tuesday morning around 6:00, he forced his way inside. He was carrying a black handgun, and his face was covered with either a scarf or ski mask. Still frames of the surveillance video released by Brookhaven Police show the man dragging a young woman by the arm over to the registers. Another employee can be seen on his hands and knees gathering cash from the registers. 


PHOTOS | Starbucks armed robbery surveillance photos

Three arrested in Brookhaven home invasions


 

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. -- Three men are in jail after trying to target the same Brookhaven house, twice. 

Brookhaven Police spokesperson Major Brandon Gurley said four armed men forced their way into a home Saturday morning at 3:00. The house alarm went off, and someone inside called 911. Officers surrounded the home and nearby woodline. Three men were arrested, a fourth escaped. 

Joshua Sims, 32 of Lithonia, Georgia; Samuel M. Alexander, 25; and Demario R. Flowers, 27, both of Decatur were all charged with home invasion. Sims was also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and possession of cocaine.

Arrest made in fatal Brookhaven shooting


BROOKHAVEN, Ga. – Police have made an arrest in a fatal shooting that happened in Brookhaven over the weekend.

Investigators say officers responded to the Esquire Apartments on Buford Highway Saturday after reports of a shooting.

A man was found with a gunshot wound. The victim, identified as Nicolas Garcia, later died.

A sketch of the suspect led detectives to later identify him as Carlos Morales Gallardo. He’s been arrested and charged with murder.

Police seek person-of-interest in Brookhaven homicide, release sketch


BROOKHAVEN, Ga. -- Brookhaven police have released the sketch of a person they believe may have knowledge of a weekend homicide.

The incident happened in the 3100 block of Buford Highway on Saturday just before 3 p.m.

According to investigators, officers from the Patrol Division responded to multiple 911 calls of a person shot at Esquire Apartments.

Responding officers found the victim between two apartment buildings suffering from a single gunshot wound. The officer’s attempts to revive the victim were not successful and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim’s identification has not yet been released, pending notification of family members.

5 arrested in Brookhaven drug bust


BROOKHAVEN, Ga. – Police said five people were arrested after a major drug bust at a hotel in Brookhaven on Tuesday.

Authorities were investigating a suspicious person at a Red Roof Inn on North Druid Hills Road when they found several grams of methamphetamine, marijuana and more than $58,000 in cash.

PHOTOS: 5 arrested in Brookhaven drug bust