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S.M.A.S.H. - Strategic Methods Against Street Harm

The Clayton County Police Department S.M.A.S.H. (Strategic Methods Against Street Harm) initiative was created in 2006. The objective of the S.M.A.S.H. program is to reduce crime within a school safety zone and deter school truancy.

2 arrested in fatal apartment shooting

2 arrested in fatal apartment shooting

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Dunwoody Police have arrested two men in connection with a fatal shooting at the Pointe at Perimeter Apartments near Perimeter Mall.

Investigators said 32-year-old Ivan Perez was shot shortly before 4 p.m. Dec. 26 outside Building 8. He was pronounced dead at Grady Memorial Hospital.

On Dec. 30, police arrested 30-year-old Kevin Stallworth in Jonesboro in connection with Perez's death. A Norcross man, 33-year-old Antiwan Lane, was also arrested and charged with murder for hire. Both suspects are being held in the DeKalb County Jail.

Police have determined that Perez "was not the intended target" of this apparent murder-for-hire case, according to Dunwoody Police spokesman Mike Carlson.

Anyone with additional information in this case is asked to call Dunwoody Police at 678-382-6908. Anonymous tips can be left at www.dunwoodypolice.com.

Doctor indicted for Medicaid fraud

Doctor indicted for Medicaid fraud

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- A DeKalb County Grand Jury has indicted a doctor and his former office manager on two counts of Medicaid fraud.

Officials said that Dr. Tyrone Malloy and CathyAnn Edwards Warner accepted Medicaid payments for ultrasounds and elective abortions, even when the services were never performed. Federal funds may only be used to pay for abortions in extreme cases, such as rape, incest and a pregnancy that would endanger the mother's life.

Malloy owns and operates Old National Gynecology in College Park, which provides "non-surgical abortions," according to its website.

A statement released Thursday by Thelma Wyatt Moore, Malloy's attorney, says that a judge ruled in August of 2010 that "Malloy has never billed Medicaid improperly or illegally" and that "Dr. Malloy expects to be fully vindicated" of the charges.

Medicaid fraud is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Morrow students arrested in gang investigation

Morrow students arrested in gang investigation

MORROW (AP) - Clayton County sheriff's deputies say they've arrested four Morrow High School students following recent gang activity behind the school.

Sheriff's Investigator Spencer Norton tells the Clayton News Daily (http://bit.ly/vn3vVF) that two students were arrested at the school on Monday. Two others were picked up at their homes.

Sheriff's Lt. Brian Crisp says a 15-year-old female told police she was been sexually assaulted by a fellow student Oct. 28 behind the school.

Crisp said an investigation revealed the girl was a member of a street gang, and was involved in an initiation into another gang. Investigators say they believe the girl was forced to have sex with multiple gang members as part of the initiation.

4 charged in Covington man's death

4 charged in Covington man's death

COVINGTON, Ga. -- Four young men have been charged in the Sept. 3 death of a Covington resident.

Police were dispatched to 5187 West Street in Covington around 11:50 p.m. Saturday, where they found 59-year-old Fred Layne Beeler on the couch in the living room. Beeler had been struck in the head multiple times, police said.

The victim was flown to a hospital in Atlanta, where he was pronounced dead around 4:30 a.m.

LILBURN: 18 Waffle Houses robbed in two weeks

LILBURN: 18 Waffle Houses robbed in two weeks

LILBURN, Ga. -- Another Metro Atlanta Waffle House was robbed Friday, bringing the total to 18 in just two weeks.

The latest holdup happened early Friday morning at a Waffle House on U.S. 78 and Rockbridge Road in Lilburn.

A day earlier, another Waffle House was robbed on Powers Ferry and Delk roads in Marietta.

The robberies have been scattered across Cobb, Gwinnett, DeKalb, Clayton and Henry counties over the past two weeks. According to a Waffle House statement, the suspects usually hit between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.

Waffle House has offered a $2,500 reward for information leading to the robbers' arrests. Anyone with information is asked to call Norcross Police at 770-448-6457.

CLAYTON: Cross-dressing serial thief hits gas station

CLAYTON: Cross-dressing serial thief hits gas station

FOREST PARK, Ga. -- The last two weeks have not been good for the BP gas station in the 5100 block of State Highway 85 in Clayton County.

According to store personnel, nine customers had their wallets, handbags and other possessions stolen from their cars over a 10-day period. At one point, there were eight robberies in eight straight days, all at pump six.