Sunday, April 18, 2010

Freaknik 2010

A large police presence in downtown Atlanta seems to have calmed the crowds at this weekend's Freaknik events, WSB-TV reported. So far, police are reporting no major problems with this year's event.

Freaknik participants about the event that that the large amount of police presence made them feel safe. Others said the police presence ruined the party atmosphere.

"It was nothing bad about it cause they just around in case somebody wanted to get stupid," said Freaknik attendee, Vinctoria Price.

"We're out here Freaknik 2010," said Josh Matthews, Freaknik attendee. "My buddy gave me a new word though, he called hit ‘Copnik.' I'm calling it that."

Atlanta Police have said that more officers would be on the streets. One man was arrested for hitting a police officer, but on the whole Freaknik has been very peaceful, police said.

"That was our obligation and that's our charge as the Atlanta Police Department to make sure that people can come into the city and be safe, and that's what has occurred thus far this weekend," said George Turner, APD Interim Police Chief.

Freaknik wraps up Sunday night at Underground Atlanta.

One Killed, One Injured In Buckhead Crash

A Chevrolet Corvette slammed into a utility pole in Buckhead Sunday morning killing the driver and sending a passenger to the hospital, police said.

Police said the driver was headed northbound when the accident occurred at 3:30 a.m. at 2171 Peachtree Road, near Varasano's Pizzeria.

The cause of the crash is under investigation. Police have not yet released the names of the victims or the condition of the injured passenger in this crash.

Police: Kennesaw State Univ Student Killed in DUI Crash, 3 Others Injured

Cobb County police said they have arrested and charged a Kennesaw State University student for her role in a DUI crash.

Police said 21-year-old Shaneisa Newsome was driving eastbound Sunday morning on Barrett Parkway when she lost control of her vehicle, left the right side of the roadway and struck several trees.

A rear seat passenger, 21-year-old Kimberly Johnson of Macon, was killed in the accident, police said.

A front seat passenger, 21-year-old Michelle Jackson of Waverly Hall, and a rear seat passenger, 22-year-old Lauren Prewitt of Kennesaw, were taken to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital with complaints of injuries, police said. Newsome was also sent to the hospital with injury complaints.

Police said Newsome was charged with first-degree vehicular homicide and driving under the influence of alcohol. She has since been processed through the Cobb County Adult Detention Center.

The crash remains under investigation. Police said all four women were students at Kennesaw State University.

Police: 8-Year-Old Child Injured In Drive-By Shooting

Atlanta police are searching for the gunman who injured a child during a drive-by shooting.

Marvin Williams told police he was traveling northbound on Mayson Turner Road, approaching Chappell Road, Saturday night, when a man fired shots at his SUV injuring his 8-year-old son.

The child was hit in the ear and rushed to Egleston Children's Hospital in stable condition, police said. Williams told police the gunman was driving a lime green Chevy Camaro.

Police said they found two bags of marijuana, as well as a 45-caliber pistol, inside Williams' SUV after the incident. Williams was arrested and sent to Fulton County jail..

WSB; Georgia Radio Network

1 comment:

hmarty said...

WOW, I was so out of touch with local news this weekend, that was some tragic news! I feel fortunate to be safe! Did anything positive happen? hmarty