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Police find missing child with disability after Chamblee search

CHAMBLEE, Ga. -- Police have confirmed a child is safe at home with his mother, Wednesday, after he ran away from home.

Police said 12-year-old Jaher Mejia ran out of his home at about 3:30 p.m. and had not been seen since.

The announcement that he was found was released just before 11:30 p.m.

Woman roaming hallways prompts lockdown at Chamblee High

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. – A woman was arrested after roaming the hallways of Chamblee High School on Wednesday.

The school was placed on lockdown after the woman was spotted on surveillance camera.

An official with the DeKalb County School District said no one knew who the woman was... but say she approached a teacher while holding handcuffs, and asked for a different teacher by name.

Finding her long, lost sister after more than 60 years

ATLANTA (WXIA) – Kareemah Rasheed of Chamblee searched and searched for her sister who was adopted 62 years ago. After searching online for years, Rasheed says it has finally happened – she found her.

Her sister, Jennifer Simmons, who lives in Cleveland, didn’t know she had any family. That changed on Friday when Simmons traveled to Atlanta to meet Rasheed face-to-face.

They began a new sisterhood at age 62 and 72.

“I just found out about a month ago," Simmons said.

She lived a life in Cleveland with a secret her adpotive family took to its grave.

“Everyone died the same year my mother my father my aunt my uncle everybody passed away in 1991," she explained.

She may have never known, if not for a mix up at the DMV.  A copy of her birth certificate was required, and the records didn’t at up. 

Man wanted for cooking meth at hotel room

CHAMBLEE, Ga. – Police in Chamblee are searching for a man they say started a fire while making methamphetamine in a hotel room.

Police said the incident happened at the Extended Stay Hotel on Clairmont Road. Authorities say Phillip Carmona, who they believe to be a construction worker from Florida, checked into the hotel on Monday night.

Early Tuesday, a fire alarm went off in Carmona's room.


Man accused of groping women on Chamblee trail

CHAMBLEE, Ga. – Police in Chamblee arrested a man accused of sexually assaulted two women as they walked on a trail.

According to Chamblee Police, a woman said she was groped while walking near the Walmart on Chamblee Tucker Road. As police were responding to that report, another woman called police from the trail and said that she too had been assault.

Both women were able to give police a description of the suspect, and he was arrested within minutes.

Police have charged 23-year-old Kelvin Whitenburg with two counts of sexual battery.

Friends of Anthony Hill push for DA to indict officer involved in fatal shooting.


DECATUR, Ga. -- It's been more than four months since Anthony Hill was shot and killed by a Dekalb County police officer.

DeKalb County's district attorney has yet to say whether he will seek charges against the officer involved.

Man stabbed to death in Chamblee, suspect on the run

CHAMBLEE, Ga. -- A man was stabbed to death inside his Chamblee apartment, and police are now looking for the suspect.

Wilmer Morales-Camacho was found dead Monday morning in his unit at the Chamblee Heights Apartments on Surrey Circle, near Chamblee Dunwoody Road. A family member discovered the body and called 911.

Chamblee Police have issued a warrant for Hermilindo Escobar-Camacho in Morales-Camacho's death. The suspect and victim lived together in the apartment; their relationship was not immediately known.

Escobar-Camacho is 37 year old, Hispanic, 5 feet 4 inches tall and 135 pounds, with brown eyes. He may be driving his green 1997 Toyota Tacoma with Georgia tag PWX6471.

Anyone who sees Escobar-Camacho is asked to call Chamblee Police at 770-986-5000.

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