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Brookhaven Police net assault rifle, drugs and stolen car
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August 02, 2013 04:10 PM | 1929 views | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Brookhaven Police seized an assault rifle, narcotics, stolen vehicle and several fake identification documents within their first hours on the street.

During the first 48 hours on patrol, Brookhaven officers made seven arrests and issued several traffic citations. Police also issued numerous warnings for speeding, failure to obey stop signs and other violations.

Below, is a summary of the arrests made during the first 48 hours.

 A proactive traffic stop led officers to arrest three suspects on narcotics and weapons charges. Police seized an assault rifle, handgun and methamphetamines from the vehicle. One of the suspects also had a warrant out of Forsyth County and another was wanted in Barrow County. The three suspects were taken to the DeKalb County jail.

 Officers arrested a man for providing false information to police and possessing false identification documents. The suspect was spotted outside a gas station drinking a beer and lied about his name when questioned by officers. Police then found another person’s identification card, birth certificate and social security card in the suspect’s possession.

 In a separate incident, officers arrested a second man on the same charges after he gave police a fake name and had fraudulent identification documents in his possession.

 Police charged a man with theft by receiving a motor vehicle and possession of a knife after they spotted a suspicious vehicle on Clairmont Road. The officer checked the license plate and learned the car had been reported stolen out of DeKalb County.

 A woman was arrested for public intoxication in the McDonald’s parking lot at Peachtree Road and Dresden Drive.

Brookhaven’s 54-officer department began patrols at noon July 31.

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