Atlanta officers catch auto thieves while they were breaking into vehicles
On September 7, 2022, Atlanta Police units responded to 3092 Piedmont Rd NE regarding four suspects breaking into vehicles.
Once on scene, Ofc. Petkov began canvasing the area and was able to hear glass breaking. While searching the area, Ofc. Petkov located four suspects actively breaking into vehicles. The suspects immediately ran from the scene upon seeing law enforcement. Ofc. Petkov gave chase after the suspects and was able to apprehend the first suspect. The suspect admitted to having a gun on his person.
After the first suspect was detained, Ofc. Thurmond and Ofc. Miranda was able to locate and apprehend a second suspect that fled from the scene. Ofc. Ho was able to locate a third suspect, who also ran from the scene. Officers recovered multiple tools that it is believed the suspects used to break into vehicles.
The fourth suspect was unable to be located. Officers observed three vehicles at the location with broken windows. We applaud the responsiveness and quick action by the Zone 2 officers in apprehending these suspects.
Two of the suspects were juveniles. One suspect was identified as 19-year-old Jaiden Jackson. Jackson was charged with Entering Auto, Loitering and Prowling, Obstruction, Possession of Tools for the Commission of a Crime, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Damage to Property, and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor. Jaiden Jackson was also placed under arrest for two unrelated outstanding warrants.
The juveniles were charged with Loitering and Prowling, Obstruction, Possession of Tools for the Commission of a Crime, and Damage to Property.