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Gaytha Burg directs traffic along the 1800 block of Mount Vernon Road in Dunwoody, taking in the comments from motorists. “You have no idea what you’re doing,” one man yells out his open window. On an 83-degree day, Burg keeps her cool, mumbling something about traffic having to stop so the truck can move the pipe. DeKalb County is in the process of replacing a water main along Mount Vernon, but the construction and road delays don’t stop there. As soon as the county finishes its work, the city plans to start paving. But Dunwoody drivers aren’t the only ones who might want to seriously consider alternate routes to Mount Vernon Road for the duration of the summer. On April 13,

Sandy Springs closed the busy intersection of Mount Vernon Road at Spalding for a re-alignment project. According to the city’s website, work includes major demolition, grading, storm drainage and underground utilities; construction of the new roadway at the intersection; and installation of a traffic signal system. Sandy Springs resident David Searles wrote Mayor Rusty Paul to say the road closure “created a traffic nightmare.” “This intersection ‘improvement’ is a boondoggle,” Searles wrote. “It is a waste of money that only benefits Gwinnett County commuters who cut through our subdivisions.”

There were 200-plus residents in the room. They were asked, “How many people are happy with the way the Winters Chapel area looks?” Not one hand went up. “Right now Winters Chapel has no aesthetic value,” Dunwoody City Councilman Doug Thompson said after describing the neighborhood meeting in February at Winters Chapel United Methodist Church. The area can become a vital part of both Dunwoody and Peachtree Corners, but it needs more “love and care,” said Debbie Fuse, who lives in the Winters Chapel area and has been pushing the idea of revitalizing the area for years. A recently completed area study that both cities approved is a “streetscape project,” which Thompson said meant it includes all the aesthetic elements of the street view design. “Sidewalks to pocket parks, trees, benches, trash cans, streetlights…it covers that aspect of it,” he said. “That’s one project that the public’s really behind,” Thompson said. But the area study is a just first step, and now a plan for future economic growth needs to be put in place to generate income for the area as a whole, which would affect not only Dunwoody and Peachtree Corners but also in Doraville, Chamblee and Sandy Springs. “The way I look at it, as they redevelop the GM plant location, the entire surrounding cities will see changes and opportunities for growth and a positive economic impact, if we plan for that now,” Fuse said. SEE PUBLIC, PAGE 4

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City Council on May 11 approved an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) to partner with DeKalb County for a stream restoration project on Bunky Way. This agreement puts into writing a plan to share the estiBR I EF S mated $160,000 cost 50/50. If DeKalb County staff agrees to the IGA, the project will stop further erosion by repairing the culvert and adjacent sewer main. Residents David Fuller and Jeff Gillette, who each own homes on Bunky Way, spoke in favor of the IGA during public comment. Fuller said he lost 60 to 80 feet of his backyard, several hardwood trees and his fence. “The erosion has exposed nine feet of sewer line,” Gillette said. Council members expressed concerns about working with DeKalb County and suggested a status update after 90 days to make sure the county staff continues to move forward on the project. “It’s not done, yet,” said Mayor Mike Davis, “but we’re moving in the right direction.”

Communities can opt in to trail system With the first part of the trail system at Brook Run Park completed, the city is moving forward with plans to connect the multiuse trail to Pernoshal Park in Georgetown as well as with communities in the Dunwoody Village area. At the May 3 meeting of the Dunwoody Homeowners Association, Police Chief Billy Grogan said the 5-acre park at Pernoshal doesn’t yet have an official name, but is referenced as Pernoshal Park for clarity. Plans for the space include an open multipurpose sports field, a pavilion and hardsurface courts for basketball and pickleball, which DHA President Robert Wittenstein described as “miniature tennis for geezers.” Grogan said city officials have been talking to officials in other nearby cities such as Chamblee, Brookhaven and Sandy Springs about trail connections. “I think there’s a hope in the probably distant future that we can connect them to the Ga. 400 trail system and thereby get into the BeltLine,” Grogan said.

Public hearings deferred to May 26 City Council deferred to May 26 two scheduled public hearings about the Cypress Communities 81-unit townhome development on Dunwoody Village Parkway. Both public hearings were opened at the May 11 council meeting, but were not closed because council deferred the agenda items to allow time for the planning commission meeting with Cypress on May 12.

Jacobs named to judgeship State Rep. Michael “Mike” Jacobs (RBrookhaven) has been appointed to a state court judgeship for DeKalb County. Jacobs’ appointment by Gov. Nathan Deal will create a vacancy in District 80, which represents areas ofBrookhaven and Sandy Springs and a small part of Dunwoody in the state House of Representatives. Jacobs fills the vacancy created by the appointment of Judge Eleanor L. Ross as federal judge. Jacobs operates a law practice in Sandy Springs, and received his bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and his law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law.

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In the last legislative session, Rep. Tom school systems, there would be more foTaylor (R-Dunwoody) figured his chances cused local control of education dollars were slim of getting HR 4 passed, which and management of personnel and curwould have allowed cities in Georgia to riculum. form independent school systems, someThere are pitfalls however for those thing that has been prohibited by the state opponents who think bigger is better, Constitution since 1945. and that large systems offer more opporIn Dunwoody, the plan has won tunities for students. strong support, especially among parTaylor has said he doesn’t think the ents who are critical of the DeKalb delay will hurt the bill’s chances, but imCounty schools. The Southern Associprove them. The issue cannot even go on ation of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the ballot before November 2016. the district’s accrediting agency, has put Taylor revised his plan this session– the school system on probation. he’s brought it up before – to extend to As a constitutional the entire state the possiamendment, Taylor’s bill CATCHING bility of creating new city requires not just a majorschool systems. His origiUP ity, but a two-thirds vote nal bill called for starting in each chamber, and Revisiting a local new systems only in cities then passage on a state- news story from the recent past created since 2005, or adwide ballot referendum. jacent cities. Taylor said More lobbying time was needed, in 2014 he thought that a limited bill said Erika Harris, co-chair for Georhad a better chance of winning legislagians for Local Area School Systems, or tive approval, but has said in recent pubGLASS. There were 23 new members of lic meetings that other cities didn’t want the House last session and they were unto be left out. knowns as far as how they would vote. The proposal must also win 38 votes Before next session, members of in the Georgia Senate before it can be GLASS and other lobbyist organizaplaced on a ballot. tions want to talk with the new memDuring the Dunwoody City Counbers and explain the benefits of smaller cil meeting Jan. 12, Councilman Denschool systems. ny Shortal recommended a vote showSo HR 4 was held from a debate on ing council support for the bill remain the floor of the House this past session its own item so members could voice and will be brought up again in 2016, their support publicly, rather than movHarris said. ing it to the consent agenda. The gist is this … by allowing cities “It’s just that important,” Shortal such as Dunwoody to form their own said. DUN

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Mount Vernon projects to continue through 2015 thing that will happen with this project is the paving of that section. Paving is the finishing touch, like combing your hair and then putting on hairspray— it’s the last thing you do.” Additional projects ongoing along Mount Vernon in Dunwoody include a Mount Vernon Way side-

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Angry Ashford Park neighbors told City Council that the handling of permits for a new home in their neighborhood has them questioning their confidence in the new city’s government. On Nov. 22, residents addressed the City Council before a special called private meeting. They are concerned about a home being built at 2802 Ashford Road that they say is being built far closer to the street than it should be under city zoning regulations. According to the DeKalb County zoning code adopted by

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“I’ve gotten just a couple of emails asking why we didn’t have this work done at night,” Nall said. “And I remind them that people live in that area. Other than in the Perimeter Center area, every street in Dunwoody has residents living on it. We have to be mindful of that.” The water main replacement project currently under way stops at Vernon Oaks Drive because next year, a project involving the turn lanes and additional water main replacement will commence. “The water line ultimately will extend all the way down Mount Vernon, so this is only the tip of the iceberg,” Nall said. Currently, Dunwoody city staff is working on the right-of-way acquisition for a Vermack Road turn lane project. In October, remaining funding for construction will be allocated and construction should begin in 2016, according to the capital project status report provided by Public Works Director Michael Smith. The work for the pipes is on the south side of Mount Vernon, but one lane will always be open. Currently, GS Construction has workers like Burg directing traffic so that only one lane at a time is stopped. The reason they started the water main on that end is to make the road presentable and passable for the Fourth of July Parade, Nall said. Public Works worked with Pam Tallmadge so there will be no impact on the parade. “Everyone knows when the parade is and that the road needs to be passable at least down to the Village,” Nall said. Nall said somebody asked him why the city didn’t wait until after summer to do this work. “If we had waited, that would have put our paving into the winter,” he said. “The paving is the last piece—up to Ashford-Dunwoody. The very last

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Searles further questioned the safety of the road closure, citing difficult access by fire and emergency services personnel, a public safety hazard. The mayor responded, saying the project is necessary and will help move traffic more efficiently when completed. “We continue to look for solutions to lessen the impact, but we can’t make everything normal when it affects an area with few alternatives,” Paul wrote. “Our traffic engineers deem the project important from both a safety and operational perspective, and we will press the contractor to compete it as quickly as possible, but it is slated to be a 120day project.” Mount Vernon Road projects won’t end with the water main replacement near Vernon Oaks Drive either. The entire road repair project will continue through October and possibly into November, Councilman Terry Nall said. “We were under the gun to get the entire project going and approved by DeKalb County,” Nall said. “Nancy Jester expedited the approval for us because it’s not just the water pipe, but the asphalt for paving, and we needed to get it done before the winter got here.” If the water main replacement doesn’t finish while the weather is warm enough for paving, Nall said the city would have to wait another year before paving Mount Vernon. From Dunwoody Village out to Vernon Oaks, the city plans to add sidewalks and move curbs slightly to allow for a bike lane. “That’s the part that will take a little time versus the rest of [the project],” Nall said. The good news is that all construction and paving work will take place only between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. That’s because people who live along Mount Vernon wouldn’t want to be awakened by crews working overnight, Nall said.

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Single-family homeowners tend to be skeptical of apartments. The perception is that 1) apartments will be a drag on property values, 2) apartment renters will not be vested in the well-being of the community, and 3) apartment renters will create traffic congestion on streets such as Peachtree Road and Dresden Drive. Are these ideas supported by urban studies and economics? Let’s look at each perception more carefully.

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You’ve probably heard the old adage that real estate value is determined by “location, location, location,” and therefore we want to be cautious in generalizing from studies. However, in 2007, a Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies’ research paper looked at this question in detail by reviewing a number of previous studies. Many of the reviewed studies focused on the question, “Do lower-income or workforce-income focused apartment developments lower the property value of surrounding single-family houses?” Eleven studies concluded that this was not the case. While individual results would be neighborhood-specific, the overriding conclusion was captured by the statement, “We find that large, dense, multi-family rental developments ... do not negatively impact the sales price of nearby single-family homes.” Interestingly, the inverse was often true—homes located near dense multi-family developments appreciated about 0.5 percent faster than homes located further away.

2) Apartment renters will not be vested in the well-being of the community This perception often takes the form of two subsidiary assumptions: 1) apartment dwellers do not engage in local social and civic activity, and 2) the presence of apartments increases crime. It seems self-evident that if you don’t own, you care less. After all, you can leave at any time (almost). The Harvard study referenced above looked at this question and found the evidence less clear. Yes, apartment dwellers are less likely to vote in elections than homeowners — 47 percent vs. 78 percent. This supports the “care less” argument. On the other hand, apartment dwellers were more likely to socialize with their neighbors (33 percent vs. 17 percent), just as likely to engage with local social groups (book clubs, recreational sports leagues, dinner clubs), almost as likely to identify closely with their city, and only moderately less likely to identify closely with their neighborhood. While it may be true to say that homeowners are gen-

erally more invested in the community, it would be inaccurate to characterize apartment occupants as “uninvested.” Do apartments correspond with higher local crime rates? The Harvard report reviewed three studies, all of which found “no connection between crime and housing density.”

3) Apartment renters will create traffic congestion

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New apartments bring greatGUEST COLUMN er density and therefore more cars. Do more cars equal more congestion? This is not as simple an answer as it would seem since it depends on frequency and timing of car trips, unused road capacity, and traffic engineering, but let’s assume that more cars will create at least some more congestion. Will this make Peachtree Road and Dresden Drive impossible to navigate? To answer this question, Brookhaven’s new Comprehensive Traffic Plan uses traffic engineering protocols to study Peachtree and Dresden. The pertinent descriptor is “Level of Service” (LOS) of each road, and the Comp Plan analyzes today’s LOS and that of 2034, based on development and growth projections. Peachtree is currently rated a “C” and Dresden a “D,” In 2034, Peachtree is projected to have an LOS of “D,” and Dresden is projected to remain a “D.” Despite our intuitive assumptions that “things will get much worse with more cars,” the traffic engineering analysis suggests that Dresden has the capacity to handle the additional cars without more congestion, while Peachtree will experience more congestion — at least by 2034, when sites alongPeachtree are built out. In summary, there’s no documented reason to think apartments are bad ... If anything, higher density housing — whether apartments or condominiums — bring a greater variety of housing stock to Brookhaven and some other nearby communities. In addition, more households in a compact area will support more shops and restaurants, which in turn give all Brookhaven residents more eating/shopping/service choices. The Harvard study goes on to note, “Experience suggests that opponents who live near apartment developments are often hard to convince. For some, opposition to apartments may be more emotional than analytical. Anecdotes trump statistics.” Jack Honderd is a Brookhaven architect, a former member of the city’s planning commission and an advocate for environmentally friendly design, “smart growth” in planning and mass transit. He participates regularly in community discussions.

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Ari Isenberg places two queens at the cians hired Ari as one of six “Stars of top and bottom of a deck of cards and Tomorrow” to perform close-up magic, then fans the deck across his family’s the kind done right in front of the audilong dining room table. ence’s nose, at its annual convention this The 13-year-old asks you to pick a summer in Philadelphia. card, look at it, and put it back some“It’s a huge deal,” said Doug Isenwhere in the deck. He closes the deck berg, adding that famed magician Harry and fans the cards again. The queens are Houdini used to be president of the ornow in the middle of the deck and the ganization. card you picked is sandwiched between Ken Scott, a local magician who was them. His audience reacts with awe. scheduled to perform with Ari on May The Galloway School seventh grader 10, said the boy magician “has really got does it all with a calm smile. It’s what he his eye on the ball” as a performer. loves about magic. “He’s got a very promising career, if “I just like seeing people’s faces when this is what he chooses to do,” Scott said. they [make a surprised face],” he said. Ari has performed at birthday parties “It’s more of a feeling I made someone’s and other gatherings. He does close-up day because I showed them magic.” magic, which includes card tricks, and The oldest son of is starting to do “stage Doug and Leslie Isenmagic,” which inDo you know an organization or berg is starting to get volves illusions done individual making a difference noticed in the magic on a grander scale. in our community? Email world. His biggest perforeditor@reporternewspapers.net He’s competed in mance yet was May magic competitions 10. In front of an auand was the youngdience of 250, two est to win second place one year in Daynationally acclaimed magicians joined tona. The Society of American MagiAri for “Mystery Mitzvah” at the Jewish

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Editor’s note: Memorial Day on May 25 brings the unofficial start of summer, the season for gassing up the car, loading in the family and hitting the road in search of new places and new discoveries. In our periodic Road Trip articles, we highlight interesting places to visit within a short drive of Reporter Newspapers communities. When you think of visiting a museum in metro Atlanta, you may call to mind the big, well-known institutions that regularly house high-profile displays that draw big crowds: the High Museum of Art, say, or the Fernbank Science Museum, the Atlanta History Center, or the Martin Luther King Jr. Historic Site. But the metro area has its share of smaller, less-well-known museums that feature more specialized collections and a chance to discover unique and surprising things. Here are a half-dozen kid-friendly “little museums” within about an hour’s drive of Sandy Springs, Buckhead, Brookhaven and Dunwoody.

1 Atlanta Monetary Museum, Midtown Atlanta

Money, money, money...money! This museum, in the lobby of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s building, tells the story of money, from barter to cold, hard cash. Exhibits feature bars of gold, rare coins and a peek at the piles of cash the Fed processes. Where: 1000 Peachtree Street, NE Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Cost: Free For more: www.frbatlanta.org/about/tours/museum

2 Booth Museum of Western Art, Cartersville

Like cowboys? The Booth Museum’s galleries feature Western artists of the 20th and 21st centuries with permanent exhibitions presenting art portraying the American West, cowboys, ranching and other things Western. It also offers a two-story sculpture Court. Where: 501 Museum Drive, Cartersville Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Cost: Adults, $10; seniors (65 and over), $8; students, $7; children 12 and under, free. For more: http://boothmuseum.org/

3 Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University

Think old. Really, really old. This little museum on the Emory University campus offers a place to see Egyptian mummies, Greek and Roman carvings, and what the museum calls one of the world’s earliest bathtubs. The Carlos has collected approximately 17,000 ancient artifacts from Egypt, the Near East, Greece, Rome, the Americas, Asia and Africa, and works on paper from the Renaissance to the present. The museum, housed in a Michael Graves-designed building, is considered one of the best places to see ancient works in the Southeastern U.S. Where: 571 South Kilgo Circle, on the Emory University campus Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Closed Mondays and university holidays. Cost: $8 for adults; $6 for seniors, students and children. For more: http://carlos.emory.edu or 404-727-4282

4 College Football Hall of Fame, Atlanta

In addition to the Hall of Fame itself, this new 94,256-square-foot facility just down the street from Philips Arena offers a chance for high-tech exploration of the American college game. The presentation covers everything football, from quotes from great college coaches to displays on the evolution of shoulder pads and helmets to the history of tailgating. You can play video games and pretend to be a Game Day broadcaster. There’s even an area where you can kick a field goal or practice your blocking. Where: 250 Marietta Street, NW Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Cost: $19.99 for adults; $16.99 for kids aged 3 to 12; $17.99 for seniors, military and students. For more: www.cfbhall.com

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ROAD TRIPS 5 Delta Flight Museum, Atlanta

Come fly away. Delta Air Lines’ museum, located at Delta’s headquarters near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, displays airplanes that have helped make Atlanta’s hometown airline a behemoth of the skies. The 68,000-square-foot facility features a refurbished 1940s DC-3, a Waco 125 biplane, a 1931 Travel Air, a 1936 Stinson Reliant, and other planes and artifacts related to the company’s history. Where: 1060 Delta Boulevard, Building B Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; noon to 4:30 p.m. Sundays, closed Wednesdays. Cost: $12.50 adults; $10 seniors; $7 youth. For more: www.deltamuseum.org

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This is not a museum decorated with “do not touch” signs and old, dead things. The Children’s Museum wants to spark imaginations and inspire learning through hands-on activities and “the power of play.” The museum gives kids a chance to try anything from operating a crane to painting on a wall to building sand sculptures. The museum says it has attracted nearly 2 million visitors since settling in its present home in 2003. The museum will close Aug. 1 for renovations and reopen in late 2015. Where: 275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive, NW, on the corner of Baker Street and Centennial Olympic Park Drive Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursday and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. It is closed Wednesdays, and on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas. Cost: $12.75 plus tax. For more: 404-659-5437 or www.childrensmuseumatlanta.org

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Hours: 11am to 10:30pm Thursday, May 28, 6:30-8 p.m. – Rhythm & Brews presents Atlanta-based Americana quartet Von Grey, performing alternative rock and folk music. This monthly outdoor concert series features regional musical acts and a picnic environment on the Sandy Springs Society Entertainment Lawn. Tickets are $5 each for ages 21 and up, $2 for teens aged 13-20, and free for ages 12 and under. 6110 Bluestone Rd., Sandy Springs, 30328. For more information, go online to heritagesandysprings.org or call 404-851-9111 extension 4.

City Mouse

Gypsy Folk Music

Saturday, May 30, 7 p.m. – The Dunwoody Nature Center presents its summer “Concerts in the Park” series, featuring local musical act City Mouse and Moondog Growlers beer. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students. 5343 Roberts Dr., Dunwoody, 30338. For more information, go online to dunwoodynature.org or call 770394-3322.

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Sunday, May 24, 1-2:30 p.m. – Presented by Ruthanne Warnick, the Sandy Springs Library hosts this workshop to help aspiring writers as they embark on recording their autobiography. Free, registration required. 395 Mount Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs, 30328. For more information, go online to www.afpls.org, email ruthanne@creatingthejourney.com or call 678-386-1651.

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alaika Society presents music performed with traditional folk instruments, covering both traditional folk music and contemporary suites. Suggested donation, $10. Dunwoody United Methodist Church, 1548 Mount Vernon Rd., Dunwoody, 30338. For more information, go online to dunwoodyumc.org or call 770-394-0675.

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Through Sunday, May 31, 6 p.m. – The Chinese American Artists Association of Atlanta presents a collection of original artwork on display in the library. The association was formed in 1996 to connect and encourage Chinese artists in the metro area. Free with valid library card. Sandy Springs Library, 395 Mount Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs, 30328. For more information go online to www.afpls.org or call Karen Chen at 678-297-7779.

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FUNDRAISERS

Church Garage Sale

Mini Book Sale Wednesday, May 20, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. –

The Brookhaven Library hosts a mini book sale on the third Wednesday of each month. Presented by Friends of the Brookhaven Library, the event features books and publications for sale on the lower level of the library. Free with valid library card. 1242 N. Druid Hills Rd., NE, Brookhaven, 30319. For more information, go online to dekalblibrary.org or call 404-848-7140.

Dunwoody Book Sale Thursday, May 21 through Saturday, May 23 and Monday, May 25, hours vary. – Friends of the Dunwoody Library present their spring book sale. Thousands of books, puzzles, games, magazines, CDs and DVDs can be yours. Find them in the lobby and meeting rooms of the library. Free with valid library card. 5339 Chamblee-Dunwoody Rd., Dunwoody, 30338. For more information, go online to dekalblibrary.org or call 770-512-4640.

Saturday, May 23, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. – North Springs United Methodist Church hosts a garage sale of donated furniture, clothing and household items. Donations accepted at the church from Sunday, May 17 through Friday, May 22, sales of which will benefit the church improvement fund. Free and open to the public. North Springs United Methodist Church, 7770 Roswell Rd., Sandy Springs, 30350. For more information, to reserve a vendor table, or to schedule a donation, go online to northspringsumc.org or call 678-427-3911.

Cars & BBQ Saturday, May 30, 4-7 p.m. – This annu-

al fundraising event features classic cars, muscle cars and bikes on display to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The event offers cocktails, barbecue, live music and a raffle. Tickets start at $15 for advance general admission; $20 at the door. Tickets for dinner and bar access are $30 in advance and $40 at the door. Choate Construction, 8200 Roberts Dr., Sandy Springs, 30350. For more information, go online to choateco.com or call 678-892-1224.

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BY ART HUCKABEE I want to like Le Fat. This newest of Chef Guy Wong’s growing restaurant empire, occupying the same space as his short-lived Yum Bunz in bustling West Midtown, bills itself as a Vietnamese brasserie. I like that they offer reservations and valet parking. The lack of both can make a Saturday night restaurant visit as stressful as trying to change a flat tire on Spaghetti Junction in rush hour. The 3,330-square-foot space designed by the same folks who did The Optimist, Watershed and JCT Kitchen features an opulent bar, lots of cozy, “meet the strangers next to you” seating, and a bakery counter that while forlorn at night probably bustles by day. There’s a good restaurant vibe, but the underlying, unidentifiable music creates a distracting cacophony similar to the thumping music that car next to you at a red light thinks you want to hear. I want to like Le Fat, despite our waiter’s snarky and impolite comments to one in our party who interrupts him during his welcome spiel; or the seeming fastidious manager, who with great

flare refolds the napkin of one in our party who has stepped away, only to lay it obliviously upon a dirty tabletop. There’s a variety of signature and classic cocktails, some requiring a UN interpreter to decipher the ingredients. There’s also an interesting list of beers by the bottle and wines by the glass. The “crispy” spring rolls contain chicken, shrimp and wood ear mushrooms, but their wrappers are allowed to languish in oil. The PEI mussels are plump and nicely cooked with lots of tasty sake lemongrass broth to sop up if only it didn’t require an act of Congress to get another slice of country-charred bread. The soft-shell crab on a mantoustyle steamed bun with crispy bacon, lettuce, tomato and Sambal mayo was a contrast in textures with the crispy crab and bacon playing against the pillowy soft Chinese-style bun. It was a good dish needing just a little more spice from the Sambal. Unfortunately, several of its specialty dishes lack just that, anything to make them special. The Bo Luc Lac, or Shaking Beef, a reference to the wok prep-

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aration, was tender Angus beef lacking the promised sear, and served over wilted Romaine lettuce, missing the con-

trast of watercress that the more traditional preparation provides. The Cà Ri Gà, or Vietnamese Curry Chicken, was moderately spicy with a meager amount of chicken, potato and carrot. The Madras curry sauce had good flavor but was unremarkable and similar to many found elsewhere. The “Drunken” Pan Noodles were bits of chewy beef, sautéed onions and wide, flat rice noodles that were overly oily and needing a touch of salt. The Chicken Clay Pot was the shining redeemer of the lot with bits of perfectly cooked, tender, yet crisp, chicken and sautéed onions in a delicious sauce; it was worth the 15-minute additional wait. Rice is the life’s bread of any good Asian cookery. Theirs is a seeming forgettable afterthought that comes to the table as a starchy, gummy, crusty snowball, barely on par with what most takeout places serve in those little red and white cardboard boxes. I want to like Le Fat and like all burgeoning endeavors; I hope it succeeds. For now, it’s mildly disappointing, arguably over-priced and bested by many Asian restaurants all over town. Le Fat is located at 935 Marietta St. For more information, visit lefatatl.com. Art Huckabee is one of Yelp’s Elite Reviewers, as well as a pilot, gourmet cook and food lover. Send feedback to atlantafoodwriter@gmail.com

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Quick Bites: News you can eat Novo Cucina is now open for lunch and dinner in the Dunwoody Hall shopping center on Chamblee Dunwoody Road. Created by Richard Ullio (Soto Soto, Fritti), the Italian menu features pizza, pasta, salads and a large wine selection.

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Tomorrow’s News Today reports that Varasano’s Pizzeria will open a new outpost in Perimeter Mall in Dunwoody in June. The new restaurant will have a sports bar vibe with 30 big screen televisions and a private “speakeasy” that will allow smoking and a full bar. Restaurant reservation website OpenTable has named its Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants in America, which includes three in Atlanta: Cooks & Soldiers, do Restaurant at The View and UMI. See the full list at opentable.com/m/hottest-restaurantsin-america. Restaurant delivery service Caviar has expanded to Atlanta offering food direct to your door from independent restaurants including Bell Street Burritos, The Pie Shop, 7 Hens, Empire State South, Makan, The Nook, Chai Pani, Le Metro Creperie, LottaFrutta, Doc Chey’s Dragon Bowl, BLT Steak, Mix’d Up, Smoke Ring, The Warren City Club, Spoon, NaanStop, Dave’s Cosmic Subs, Panbury’s Double Crust Pies and Stone Soup Kitchen. More options will be coming soon. Order online at trycaviar.com or download the free app for iPhone or Android.

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Summer is almost upon us, and Yelpers are flocking to patios, porches and decks like tweens to a One Direction DVD release party. Before we need the AC on full blast here in Atlanta, let's hang outdoors and soak up the sun. Kellie Morvillo, Yelp’s OTP community manager, picked out some Yelper favorites.

Buckhead

Cafe Jonah and the Magical Attic - 3188 Paces Ferry Place Do you want to feel like you’re in a real live magical place? Grab a light bite at Cafe Jonah's. Enjoy your morning coffee or light lunch on their private patio. La Grotta Ristorante Italiano - 2637 Peachtree Rd., NE Yelpers boast that one of La Grotta's best attributes is their outdoor seating. In the mood for great Italian while in Buckhead? Get in there and see what all the buzz is about. Ocean Prime - 3102 Piedmont Rd., NE If seafood is what you're craving, Ocean Prime cannot be beat. I hear that Truffle Fries and the Berries & Bubbles Cocktail are two items not to miss!

Brookhaven

Haven - 1441 Dresden Dr., NE Haven is pure heaven. This is Southern cuisine paired with Southern hospitality!

Pour Bistro - 1418 Dresden Ave., Suite 170 Pour is a great addition to the Brookhaven area. Our Yelpers have raved about the full wine list, great food and wonderful service. This is a great spot for a girls’ night out or a quiet date night with your mate. They also offer specials during certain nights of the week. Newk's Eatery - 305 Brookhaven Ave. Newk's is a great place to grab a bite on a beautiful day in Brookhaven. If you're in the mood for salads, soups, pizza or a great sandwich, give them a try.

Dunwoody

Seasons 52 - 90 Perimeter Center West Seasons 52 never disappoints. A great atmosphere and the fact that ALL of their entrees are under 500 calories is simply marvelous! First Watch - 1317 Dunwoody Village Pkwy., Suite #101 Recently featured in our Weekly Yelp "Brunch On This," First Watch is a great find in the Dunwoody area. This cafe is a great place to enjoy two of the best meals of the day and brunch, while enjoying the beautiful weather. Cafe Intermezzo - 4505 Ashford-Dunwoody Road Who doesn't like great food, great drinks and oh-so-great desserts? Cafe Intermezzo is a great date night place in the Dunwoody area.

Sandy Springs

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Meehan's Public House - 227 Sandy Springs Place, NE Yelpers love the outdoor patio at Meehan's. Not your typical pub food. These guys go out of their way to bring out the best in traditional dishes. Sushi Nami Too - 5610 Glenridge Drive Sushi + outdoor seating = happiness! After starting their first restaurant in Alpharetta in 2001, it was time to bring this gem to Sandy Springs. Serving up sushi rolls to small plates to entrees and desserts, let them know your craving. Blue Grotto Sushi,Tapas and Bar - 220 Sandy Springs Circle, Suite 205 Sushi, Asian tapas and a glass of wine sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? Our Yelpers think so, too! The place also makes house martinis to accommodate the unique Asian tapas and sushi. Editor’s note: Yelp is a website and a mobile app – free to use – that connects you with local businesses, organizations and events. Reporter Newspapers has partnered with Yelp for a monthly feature on Yelper’s favorite eats, treats and more in Reporter Newspapers communities.


EDUCATION

It’s time for newly minted graduates to celebrate The month of May means high school graduations. Here are the dates, times, places and, when available, the expected speakers at graduation ceremonies for high schools in Reporter Newspapers communities.

Atlanta Girls’ School

2 p.m., May 16 Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree Street, NE

Atlanta International School

3 p.m., May 29 Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church, 2715 Peachtree Road, NE Speakers: Sophia Jactel, Sean Khan, Adam Malik and Pinar Seydim; musicians: Mia Fernandez, vocalist (accompanied by Sean Khan); David Robinson, pianist; and Laurent Boudard, cellist.

Brandon Hall

11 a.m., May 15 The gymnasium at Brandon Hall School, 1701 Brandon Hall Drive Speaker: Brandon Hall Head of School John L. Singleton Jr.

Chamblee Charter High

5:30 p.m., May 22 North DeKalb Stadium, 3688 Chamblee Dunwoody Road Speakers: Chamblee High’s valedictorians and salutatorians

Cross Keys High School

7:30 p.m., May 22 Adams Stadium, 2383 North Druid Hills Road

Dunwoody High School

7 p.m., May 21 North DeKalb Stadium, 3688 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

The Galloway School

6 p.m., May 21 Gymnasium on Galloway campus Speakers: Galloway students

Holy Innocents’ School

Episcopal

10 a.m., May 16 Main gymnasium on Holy Innocents’ campus Speaker: Holy Innocents’ Head of School Paul Barton

Holy Spirit Preparatory School

10 a.m., May 26 Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 4465 Northside Drive, NW

What is Guidance?

Speaker: Bill Garrett, president, Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School

The Lovett School

4 p.m., May 17 Peachtree Presbyterian Church, 3434 Roswell Road, NE Speaker: University of Virginia Professor of Politics Meredith Woo

Mount Vernon Presbyterian School 10 a.m., May 16

Mount Vernon Presbyterian football field, Glenn campus Speaker: Trung Le of Wonder, By Design

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Marist

2 p.m., May 23 Centennial Center on The Marist School campus, 3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road Speaker: William Roche, winner of Marist’s 2015 Distinguished Alumnus Award

North Atlanta High School

8 a.m., May 23 Georgia World Congress Center, 285 Andrew Young International Blvd., NW

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North Springs Charter High School 7 p.m., May 22 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway Speaker: North Springs’ Top 10 students

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4 p.m., May 16 Peachtree Presbyterian Church, 3434 Roswell Road, NE

Riverwood International Charter School 3 p.m., May 21 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway

St. Pius X Catholic High School 9:30 a.m., May 16 Symphony Hall Speaker: Archbishop Wilton Gregory

The Weber School

11 a.m., May 17 Ferst Center for the Arts, Georgia Tech, 349 Ferst Drive

The Westminster Schools

8:30 a.m., May 16 Pressly Plaza, on campus Speaker: CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin

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Last May, the Atlanta mayor’s office introduced the first inaugural Pace Social Entrepreneurship Challenge (PASEC), a competition in which the mayor asks Pace students, grades 9 through 12, to present a solution for Atlanta’s rush hour traffic problem. Senior Matt Tanenblatt rose to the challenge with the help of Tanner Lewis and Larine Hamied, by introducing the application, “Scootle,” which provides traffic relief by offering deals and volunteer opportunities during rush hour to get drivers off of the road and into businesses located in the traffic-infused area. Matt’s idea won the competition, and Scootle was granted $10,000 to aid in further development of the application. Tommy Hattori, the social entrepreneurship advisor at Pace, had glowing reviews for the app and said he is excited for its future: “Scootle was a clear winner for us. It gives users a host of opportunities during peak traffic times, while creating a social atmosphere. We really felt that it was a perfect blend of an innovative app and a social movement.” The Scootle app has not yet been released, but is still in the development phase. Matt and his team are busy building the backbone of the company. They are hiring graphic designers, conducting research, and reaching out to the Pace community to form partnerships with Pace family businesses. Matt says he hopes to expand throughout Atlanta by forging relationships with new restaurants, gyms and additional volunteer organizations. The biggest obstacle Matt has faced is trying to develop Scootle while going to school. “We didn’t foresee this problem last May, and figuring out the kinks has delayed the app’s release to the general public,” he said. Matt hopes to bring on

new “Scootle Ambassadors” from surrounding Atlanta schools in the near future, who will continue to form partnerships with local businesses in their school communities while he is in college next fall. Matt’s previous internships at Clickspace and The Treehouse Advisory Group gave him the insight and experience to help launch his own start-up. Matt explains that “Clickscape put me in the door to these opportunities and experiences, whereas Treehouse really taught me how to execute on a whole new level.” Matt shadowed Tree House CEO, Faraz Zubairi, and acquired skills that he said he used to propel the success of Scootle. In addition to running his own startup business, Matt is student body president and has been an active member of student council throughout high school. He is head of the spirit squad, a student ambassador, and a member of the varsity lacrosse team.

What’s Next: Matt will be attending Dartmouth this coming fall and plans on studying finance or economics. This article was written and reported by Amanda Gibson, a student at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School.

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DHS golf and tennis teams post strong seasons BY JON GARGIS On the courts and on the greens, Dunwoody High athletes have seen a number of successes this spring. But the members of the Wildcats boys’ and girls’ golf teams still have time to add to the record books, as they are now preparing for their respective state tournaments May 18 in Columbus. The girls tee off at Maple Ridge Golf Course, while their male counterparts will comSPECIAL PHOTOS pete at the Country Club of Front row, Brandon Gita and Andrea Columbus. The boys’ team is Ubezio. Back row, from left, coach Charlie heading to state after winning Meador, Luke Bynum, Daniel Bynum, Adam the DeKalb County champiDrucker, Alex Bragg, Will Munger, Russell onship for the seventh time in Heidbreder, Wilson Pu, Paul Weinshenker, a row. This was the second year JT Melton and Matthew Missouri. in a row the team has brought home the region title, an honor Doug Friedlander said his boys’ teams have earned probably five or six different times during his roughly 12-year tenure as coach. But this season, he says, may be the one that tops them all. “We broke records this year with our scores — we’ve nevFront row, from left, coach Caryn er broken 300, and we shot Gartner, Audrey Benson, Jordan Kenter, 290 at the region tournaMegan Gordon. Back row, from left, ment, which was amazing, and Anna Marra, Allie Puckett, Elizabeth we even beat that [at the next Frederick, Ashton Harbin, Kristen Elliott, tournament],” he said. “We’re just peaking at the right time.” Jaydra Von Behren, Kendall Smith, The girls are heading to Latoya Boyd and Paige Borcherding. state play after bringing home their team’s first region title since 2001. While the Wildcat golfers will conclude their season in the coming days, their peers in tennis have suited up for the last time after their state tournaments. The boys’ and girls’ tennis teams took home their respective Region Championships and advanced last month to the Georgia High School From left, Will Benston, Peter Trask, Association’s Class AAAAA Marcus Byrd, Tim Trembath, Corey state tournament. Sullivan and Davis Brainard The boys moved into state play after an undefeated reg- at the 6-5A Region championship on April 22. ular season. The Wildcats advanced to the quarterfinals by defeatment’s round of 16. Riverwood prevailed. ing East Paulding and North Springs in “[Tennis] is a team sport, but [the playtheir opening two rounds, but lost to Rivers] are individuals that are playing, and er Ridge in a close match, with the team sometimes, there can be competition ending its season with a 20-1 record. among the players on the same team, vy“They played really well together, they ing for spots and not always looking at it really supported each other throughout from the team aspect,” Coach Caryn Gartthe season — they were a great team,” said ner said. “But this group of girls supportCoach Charlie Meador. “And they are a ed one another like nothing I’ve ever seen, very talented bunch.” and I think that had a lot to do with the The girls’ team finished with a record of success of the team and just the way the 15-4-1—the tie was a Feb. 10 match with team jelled and enjoyed being out there. Riverwood called due to darkness. The The girls were just looking out for everytwo teams met again in the state tournabody, and that’s unique.” DUN

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Sun, fun, shop, drop Above, left, the sixth annual Dunwoody Art Festival drew crowds to its new location along Dunwoody Village Parkway on May 9 and 10. The two-day event featured arts and crafts, food, entertainment and a Kidz Zone. Above, right, Debra Mager, owner of “Cinderella Mosaics,” makes adjustments to her display. Center, Wendy Alexander reflects the crowd, including Marcy Ames, in her sunglasses. Left, Eden Ames, 2, checks herself out in a mirror at one of the vendor’s booths. Center, left, Ryan Cummings, 6, takes a ride in the Bounce House in the Kidz Zone.

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Dunwoody police no longer resistant to wearing body cameras BY ELLEN ELDRIDGE

elleneldridge@reporternewspapers.net

At first, the officers were resistant. Nobody wants to be on camera 24/7. But now they are OK with wearing body cameras. All Dunwoody police officers now patrol with the cameras mounted on their uniforms, said Chief Billy Grogan. The national controversy arising from police-involved deaths in Ferguson, Mo., New York City and now Baltimore have left both police officers and their critics calling for more objective evidence of behavior during confrontations between officers and residents. Body-mounted cameras have been promoted as one possible solution. Slightly more than a month after outfitting all Dunwoody officers with chestmounted cameras, Grogan said most of them like it. But officers at first acted warily about the body cameras, Grogan said, just like he saw when training officers to use the then new dashboard cameras as a lieutenant for Marietta police. “People were just raising Cain,” Grogan said, “with an ‘I don’t want the bosses watching me’ kind of mentality.” Grogan was a court officer at the time and said he remembered a woman who was arrested for disorderly conduct and wanted a trial. The prosecutor on crossexamination asked the woman if she was as calm the day she was arrested as she was in court. She said yes, Grogan recounted. So the prosecutor brought out the video from a Marietta officer’s dash cam as evidence. “Of course, she was screaming and cussing, all kind of stuff,” Grogan said. He added that case was a good first ex-

ample of how cameras help protect police officers. Dunwoody police have already had a few cases where body camera footage exonerated an officer from a citizen complaint, he said. As soon as the department had body cameras, Dunwoody officers found they could more easily prove their actions against common complaints about officers being “rude, short or ugly” during traffic stops, Grogan said. But Grogan admitted he has his own questions about them. “Based on the national conversation, I think that people are expecting more out of the body camera than it’s going to be able to deliver,” Grogan said. People expecting to see what happened will be disappointed by the twodimensional view, he said. “You will never see what that police officer sees with his eyes, being able to look out peripheral vision, [seeing] a person tense up and things you will never be able to pick up on the body camera, but I think it’s better than not having any video at all,” Grogan said. Most cellphone videos record only the aftermath of a situation, he said, so even a 2D video will help by showing more of the start of an incident. The policy implemented works to protect both officers and citizens. “We researched and developed a good policy, which outlines a lot of different things about when to turn [the body camera] on,” Grogan said. “Obviously, we don’t want to record personal conversations around the office or at lunch.” In terms of the Freedom of Infor-

Police Blotter

April 25, burglary was reported.

From police reports dated April 24 through May 4. This information was pulled from Dunwoody’s Police-to-Citizen Portal Event Search website and is presumed to be accurate.

ROBBERY  2400

block of Dunwoody Crossing— On April 24, robbery by motor vehicle hijacking was reported.

 4600

block of North Shallowford Road—On April 30, an arrest was made for robbery of a business with a gun.

BURGLA RY  3200

block of Asbury Square—On April 24, burglary was reported at a residence.

 2500 DUN

block of Lakebrook Court—On

 300 block of Perimeter Center North—

On May 1, burglary was reported at two separate residences.

 6300

block of Madison Drive—On May 1, burglary was reported.

 6400

block of Madison Drive—On May 1, burglary was reported.

 First

block of Peachford Circle—On May 2, burglary was reported.

 4600

block of Peachtree Place Parkway—On May 2, burglary was reported.

THE FT/LAR CEN Y  4300

block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road—On April 24, 27 and 30, incidents of shoplifting were reported and on April 27 and 30, arrests were made.

 4400

block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road—On April 24, 26 and May 1, in-

mation Act, Grogan said that the legislature passed a law to exempt police officers from the twoparty statute that exists in Georgia. The statute states both parties must be made aware and agree to video-taping. “If we’re going somewhere and there’s an expectation of privacy, we say, ‘We’re recording; is that okay?’” Grogan said. The legislature also excludes from open records requests video captured in a private home or place where people have an expectation of privacy, he added. “It’s only available to the parties involved, the parents of a juvenile involved or attorneys representing the parties involved,” Grogan said. SPECIAL “That’s just for video reDunwoody Police Offi cer Caleb Gilbert corded where there’s an wears an on-body camera. expectation of privacy.” Other video is subtion was given will be stored about 18 ject to open records requests and Gromonths and video of arrests will be kept gan admits, “It has been, frankly, a can for five years. of worms for some places.” “It’s not the cameras that cost monThe challenge lies in the added maney, it’s the retention of the video,” Gropower needed to retrieve and redact porgan said. tions of video (like juvenile identity inCity Council members approved formation), he said. $30,000 in the 2015 budget for 37 The most expensive aspect of a pobody-worn cameras and storage fees, lice department using body cameras is and now Grogan plans to order between the cost associated with storage. Grogan six and nine more cameras to use as said video of a traffic stop where only spares. Some will go to detectives worka warning was issued will only be kept ing part-time jobs in uniform as well, a few months, but video where a citaGrogan said.

cidents of shoplifting were reported and on April 24 and 26, people were arrested.

April 29, larceny from a building was reported.

 1200

 First

block of Hammond Drive—On April 24, an arrest was made for shoplifting.

 4700

block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road—On April 25 and 30, and May 2 and 3, incidents of shoplifting were reported and an arrest was made. On April 27, 30 and May 3, arrests were made for larceny.

 4400

block of North Peachtree Road—On April 25, larceny was reported.

 4500

block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road—On May 1, theft of articles from a vehicle was reported.

 5400 block of Oxford Chase Way—On

May 1, theft of articles from a vehicle was reported.

block of Olde Perimeter Way— On April 27, larceny was reported and theft of articles from a vehicle was reported. block of Madison Drive—On

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 4500

 12,000

block of Perimeter Center East— On May 1, larceny was reported.

cle was reported.

OTHER  First

block of Perimeter Center East— On April 24 and 26, arrests were made CONTINUED ON PAGE 22

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for probation violations. On April 25 and 26 wanted people were located and arrested. On April 27, two arrests were made for failure to appear.  2100

block of Cotillion Drive—On April 24, an arrest was made for driving on the wrong side of the road.

 5300

block of Whitney Landing—On April 24, damage to private property was reported.

 I-

285 at Chamblee-Dunwoody Road—On April 25, arrests were made for driving while unlicensed and for possession of marijuana; On May 1, an arrest was made for DUI.

 2300

block of Dunwoody Crossing— On April 25, criminal trespass was re-

ported and damage to private property was reported; On April 28, a wanted person was located and arrested.  1200

block of Hammond Drive—On April 25, an arrest was made for DUI.

 4800

block of Tilly Mill Road—On April 26, an arrest was made for DUI.

 I-

285 at Ashford-Dunwoody Road— On April 26, an arrest for driving without a license was made during a traffic stop for speeding; on April 30, an arrest was made for driving while unlicensed during a traffic stop for brake lights and turn signals; on May 1, an arrest was made for possession of marijuana; On May 2, an arrest was made for driving while license was suspended or revoked; on May 3, an arrest was made for DUI.

 I-

285 at North Peachtree Road—On April 26, during traffic stops for speeding, two separate arrests were made for

driving without licenses; On May 3, a wanted person was located and arrested.

Boulevard—On April 24, fraud was reported.

 200

block of Dunwoody Road—On April 26, a wanted person was located and arrested.

 4300

 6900

 2300

block of Peachtree-Industrial Boulevard—On April 27, a wanted person was located and arrested.

 100

block of Perimeter Center Place— On April 27, criminal trespass was reported.

 Ashford-Dunwoody

Road at Perimeter Center West—On April 29, an arrest was made for driving while license was suspended or revoked.

FR AUD  First

block of Perimeter Center East— On April 24, fraud was reported.

 6600

block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road—On April 25, credit fraud was reported. block of Dunwoody Crossing— On April 25, fraud was reported.

 4900

block of Trailridge Pass-On April 27, credit fraud was reported.

 5300

block of Brooke Farm Drive— On April 29, fraud by impersonation was reported.

 2400

block of Windon Court—On April 29, fraud by impersonation was reported.

 1200

block of Hammond Drive—On May 2, fraud by impersonation was reported and an arrest was made.

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