Midtown Atlanta Carjacking Caught On Victim’s Home Security System

An Atlanta man had his luxury car stolen from his driveway at gunpoint earlier this week. The victim of  the Midtown Atlanta Carjacking is hoping that a video of the incident caught on his Atlanta Home Security System will help Atlanta police catch the carjacker.

A channel 2 reporter reported that Brad Edmonds was outside his home at 9th Street and Argonne Avenue around 8:00 pm when an armed man approached and demanded the keys to his 2011 Mercedes.

Edmond’s home security video clearly shows the gunman forcing Edmonds back into his home, and then, standing at the front door pointing his gun inside at Edmonds until he retrieves his keys to the Mercedes.

The video also shows the gunman opening only half of the iron gate across the victim’s driveway. It also shows the man driving through the partially opened gated and ripping off a side mirror off the Mercedes as he drove through.

The car was found later in Dekalb County. The carjacker has not been apprehended and is still out there on the loose.

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EMC of Cobb County Settles Lawsuit for $98 Million

Cobb EMC will pay approximately $98 million to current and former members of their electrical cooperative. This settlement was reached after three years of heated and scandalous negotiations. The EMC was sued by its user/members for profits that were supposed to be returned to the cooperative’s members but were not.

As you may know, EMC owns EMC Security, a relatively new startup in the home security systems marketplace.

Investigations discovered that tens of millions of dollars were also allegedly directed to a for-profit corporation which benefited former CEO Dwight Brown and other EMC officials. Millions of dollars more went to attorneys paid to defend Brown against criminal charges. The lawsuit claimed that Cobb EMC failed to abide by the terms of its charter. That charter requires the electrical cooperation to repay customers from its excess profits. EMC power electrical cooperatives are considered to be quasi-monopolies in the areas that they operate in. Customers have little option except to pay their stated prices. It appears that a substantial amount of profits went into the pockets of EMC officials.

The former CEO Dwight Brown is currently under indictment in Cobb County on the charge of racketeering, theft, and even witness intimidation.

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Alpharetta Woman Shot By Police

For the second time in a week Alpharetta, GA was the site of a shooting. A woman is now in the hospital after police were forced to shoot her on September 25, 2013.

Alpharetta police received a call at approximately 6:00 pm that day about a woman who sent a disturbing text message. Officers then went to the woman’s Woodhaven Way home, off Haynes Bridge Road in Alpharetta.

When they entered her home the encountered a woman whom they reported was emotionally upset. The woman then fled into another part of her home. She then retrieved a firearm and pointed it at one of the policemen. The other police officer then fired upon the woman, believing she was about to shoot the other police officer. After being given emergency medical treatment by EMS on site and was taken to North Fulton Hospital. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was subsequently contacted by Alpharetta Public Safety and is now conducting a full investigation of this incident.

Atlanta area law enforcement authorities are reporting that crimes of all types are becoming more frequent in North Atlanta including the upscale areas of John’s Creek, Alpharetta, Roswell, and Milton, Georgia. Residents are cautioned to lock their doors and keep their Atlanta Security Systems and Security Systems Atlanta armed at all times. Police spokesman say to make your home a hard target. You are up to four times more likely to be burglarized without a security system yard sign in your front yard.

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Alpharetta Shooter Still on the Loose

Alpharetta police are still trying to find an Alpharetta man who shot another man on September 24th.

Alpharetta police say residents of Planters Ridge Lane reported hearing gun shots around 3:22 am. Police then responded and found a man who had been shot multiple times outside a home. He was then taken to North Fulton Hospital. Fortunately he is expected to survive. “We are looking for a male shooter who fled on foot,” said Alpharetta Public Safety Spokesman George Gordon.

The Alpharetta shooter is 32 year old Timothy C. Pierce. Pierce is a black male who drives a silver 2000 year model four door Honda Accord with tag PMC 5633. He is wanted for aggravated battery, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

He is considered armed and very dangerous. “He is on the run” said Gordon. “A significant number of law enforcement officers in the metro area are looking for him,” Gordon said.

The neighborhood where the shooting occurred is across the street from Manning Oaks Elementary School. The school was on lockdown for much of that day.

Alpharetta and Atlanta Metro Area police warn that no area in the Metro Area is immune or safe from crime. Residents are warned to lock their doors at all times and remember to keep their Atlanta Security Systems armed at all times. Unfortunately crimes in Roswell, Milton, John’s Creek and Alpharetta are growing in frequency and severity. Some residents fear that the expansion of Marta into Alpharetta will make the crime problem much worse.

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