Regional Roundup: Officer Struck by Suspected Drunk Driver, Human Remains Found in Woods, and Dispute Over Pit Bull Puppy
A look at top stories from Patch sites across Georgia.
An Atlanta police officer is at Grady Hospital in serious condition after a suspected drunk driver hit him on the exit ramp on Interstate 75 at Northside Parkway late Friday evening.
Officer Osbert Beckles, who is expected to survive, is being treated for head and chest injuries along with broken bones according to APD spokesman John Chafee.
Human Remains Found in Wooded Area - Midtown Patch
A medical examiner confirmed Saturday that remains found Friday on Atlanta’s west side are those of a human being.
Atlanta police spokesman John Chafee said officers responded to the area of Marietta Boulevard and Chattahoochee Avenue late Friday afternoon, where the remains were discovered by several people walking in a wooded area near Crest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Pit Bull Puppy at Center of Dispute in Athens -- Athens Patch
A woman returned to her Massey Lane residence at 4:40pm on January 4 to discover a man climbing out of a window in the front of her residence.
The man was handing a Pit Bull puppy and dog bed out the window to a woman who was standing on the front porch. The resident confronted the two suspects, and the man claimed that he was part owner of the puppy, which had been given to a family member as a gift.