Around the Region: Community Rallies Around Injured Lacrosse Player, Suspects Arrested in Armed Robbery and Entering Autos on the Rise
A look at top Patch stories from around Georgia.
Sale to Benefit Injured Lacrosse Player – Northeast Cobb Patch
On Saturday, March 24 Simpson Middle School sixth grader Bret Hundredmark, a member of the Lassiter Junior Trojan select lacrosse team, was practicing lacrosse skills with a teammate. He was hit on the head by a lacrosse ball. He fell unconscious.
The first 24 hours in ICU, Hundredmark clung to life. He was placed on a respirator, had a stint put in his brain to drain fluids, underwent two brain surgeries and coded...it took an emergency response to revive him. Days passed. A coma was induced to provide Hundredmark the stabilization necessary to begin recovery.
The community has organized a garage sale to help assist the Hundredmark family with medical expenses. Donations can also be made online.
Two Suspects Arrested in Buckhead Armed Robbery – Buckhead Patch
Two suspects have been arrested in the armed robbery of a 72-year-old woman Thursday inside her Buckhead home.
The woman told the officers that after she had returned home and entered the residence, she turned around and saw one of the suspects, who had followed her inside.
The man, armed with a handgun, demanded jewelry. After robbing the victim, the suspect told her to stay inside and left.
The names of the male suspects, ages 26 and 32, are not being released as the APD seeks to determine if they are involved in other crimes.
Athens Has an Uptick in Thefts From Cars – Athens Patch
According to the Athens Clarke County Police Department, there has been a 16 percent increase in the number cases involving entering autos in Athens since last year.
Approximately 70 percent of these vehicles were left unlocked, or at least there was no sign of forced entry.
Backpacks, wallets, and purses were the favored items—39 of them were stolen. Coming in second at 27 incidents were iPods, iPhones, or other similar hand held electronics. Approximately 17 GPS units and 10 laptops were also stolen.