The Atlanta Police Department and family of a missing woman who disappeared in July are appealing to the community to help find her. Avis Cassandra “Sandy” Taylor, 56, walked away from her caregiver at Whole Foods on Briarcliff Road on July 6 and was later checked in to Grady Hospital in Downtown. After being discharged, she went to the Peachtree-Pine homeless shelter where she used the bathroom and left a few minutes later. Taylor is schizophrenic and bipolar, according to the police report. Taylor is African-American with very light skin,  5’4, 140 pounds, hazel eyes and has rosacea rashes on her cheeks. She also has a rose tattoo on her chest and large flower tattoo on her thigh. She was last scene wearing bright, multi-color leggings and a red top. If you have information about Taylor’s whereabouts, contact Det. Brown at (404) 546-2635 or Sgt. Herbert at (404) 546-2462.

Atlanta police have arrested a man suspected in a Buckhead home invasion and two burglaries in which police said he used a replica AK-47 assault rifle. According to our sister publication Reporter Newspapers, Antwain Wolfork, 21, of 1431 Blyss Ave. NW, was apprehended by the APD’s Fugitive Unit in the early morning hours of Sept. 8 and has been charged with one count of home invasion and two counts of burglary with intent to commit a felony. “It was discovered that he used a very detailed, but fake replica of an AK-47 to commit these crimes,” according to an APD press release.

An Atlanta Police officer is under investigation after being accused last month of public indecency at Lenox Square Mall. Officer Jimmy Currie is accused of exposing himself to a minor Aug. 19 in a restroom at the mall. Currie is at home with pay while the department’s Office of Professional Standards conducts an investigation, said a police spokesperson. According to a police report, the son of a mall security guard reported a man exposed himself and fondled himself in the bathroom in the food court. Currie is assigned to Zone 4 in southwest Atlanta. He has been with the APD since 2001.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.