News Nearby: Oconee Suspected Meth House, Standoff Suspect Faces Charges, Movie Filming in Monroe
Here are headlines from around the region for Friday, Feb. 15, 2013.
Oconee Investigators on Scene at Suspected Meth House
Oconee County law enforcement officials were at an East Haven Trail residence early Friday investigating a suspected methamphetamine lab, according to an email to media from Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Lee Weems.
About 11 p.m. Thursday, a helicopter landed at Malcom Bridge Elementary School to transport a burn patient, Weems said. Investigators later determined the man had likely been injured while cooking meth. Read more on Oconee Patch.
The 23-year-old man who allegedly charged a Cobb County Police officer with a knifeTuesday afternoon and kept neighbors from their homes for close to six hours as law enforcement negotiated with him has been identified as Timothy Przedpelski of Acworth.
Przedpelski is being held on charges of willful obstruction of a law enforcement officer and aggravated assault, according to online Cobb County jail records. See Acworth Patch for more on this story.
Light's, Camera, Action - Hollywood Comes to Monroe, Ga.,... Again
Country Crossing gas station and a stretch of Highway 78 just outside Monroe is a movie set at the moment and is likely to be that way for at least Friday, according to members of the film crew.
The Warner Bros movie "Prisoners," scheduled to be released in September 2013, is currently being filmed in Georgia and this week the set moved to Monroe. Last month, and up until recently, much of the movie has been filmed in a Conyers neighborhood, according to OnLocationVacations. Read more on Monroe Patch.
Sandy Springs Student to Appear on NPR
Holy Innocents’ senior Wick Simmons has been invited to play on the NPR radio show “From the Top,” a preeminent showcase for young musicians.
Simmons will play Ravel’s “Kaddish” during a taping March 3 at the University of Georgia’s Hugh Hodgson Hall. The show will air at a later date. Read more on Sandy Springs Patch.
An armed robbery held up the Family Dollar in North Decatur this week, demanding money and diapers before fleeing, DeKalb County police said.
The suspect walked into the store at 2615 North Decatur Road just before 8 p.m. and approached a clerk with his hands in his pockets, the police report said. He grabbed the clerk, and she told police she saw a black handgun in his waistband or pocket. Read more on North Druid Hills — Briarcliff Patch.