Items Collected by the  Brookhaven Police Department since July 31. Source: City of Brookhaven
Items Collected by the Brookhaven Police Department since July 31. Source: City of Brookhaven

Soon after the police cars began rolling on July 31, Brookhaven’s new Police Department began making arrests, issuing citations and collecting evidence.

According to a city press release, in the first 48 hours the Brookhaven Police Department:

– Arrested three suspects on narcotics and weapons charges. Police seized an assault rifle, handgun and methamphetamines from the vehicle. One of the suspects also had a warrant out of Forsyth County and another was wanted in Barrow County. The three suspects were taken to the DeKalb County jail.

– Arrested a man for providing false information to police and possessing false identification documents. The suspect was spotted outside a gas station drinking a beer and lied about his name when questioned by officers. Police then found another person’s identification card, birth certificate and social security card in the suspect’s possession.

– In a separate incident, arrested a second man on the same charges after he gave police a fake name and had fraudulent identification documents in his possession.

– Charged a man with theft by receiving a motor vehicle and possession of a knife after they spotted a suspicious vehicle on Clairmont Road. The officer checked the license plate and learned the car had been reported stolen out of DeKalb County.

– Arrested a woman for public intoxication in the McDonald’s parking lot at Peachtree Road and Dresden Drive.

“During the first 48 hours on patrol, Brookhaven officers made seven arrests and issued several traffic citations,” the city said in a press release. “Police also issued numerous warnings for speeding, failure to obey stop signs and other violations.”

Dan Whisenhunt wrote for Reporter Newspapers from 2011-2014. He is the founder and editor of