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Published on September 11th, 2015 |

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Update: APD arrests 6 in connection with rash of Buckhead car break-ins

UPDATED Sept. 16 with 3 new arrests:

Police have identified three more individuals arrested in connection with the recent rash of car break-ins in Buckhead and northwest Atlanta. Six people have been arrested so far, and police indicated the frequency of the break-ins has slowed since those arrests were made.

On Friday (Sept. 11), police said Summers McCurdy, 53, was charged with criminal attempt to commit entering auto, and Ladarius Stone, 17, and Jeremy Prozzo, 38, both were charged with entering automobile.

Each of the three was arrested on a different day at a different location.

McCurdy was arrested at 2025 Peachtree Road while trying to get into a Hyundai Accent in a parking lot, according to the Atlanta police incident report.

Stone was arrested next to Houston’s restaurant on Lenox Road NE where, according to the report, a car had been broken into and some valuables removed.

Prozzo was arrested on Northrope Drive when he was found sitting in a Chevy truck after police received a call about a stolen vehicle in progress, the incident report said.

Atlanta Police Thursday morning (Sept. 10) arrested Jordan Watkins, 18, Jarquez Scott, 23, and an unidentified juvenile in connection with a rash of car break-ins that began early Tuesday (Sept., 8) at condo and apartment complexes in Buckhead and nearby on Northside Drive at I-75.

Jarquez Scott (riight) was arrested April 23, 2011, on charges of aggravated assault, aggravated battery and robbery. Jordan Watkins (left) was arrested Dec. 21, 2014, on a charge of burglary. (Credit: Fulton County Sheriff’s Office)

Jarquez Scott (riight) was arrested April 23, 2011, on charges of aggravated assault, aggravated battery and robbery. Jordan Watkins (left) was arrested Dec. 21, 2014, on a charge of burglary. (Credit: Fulton County Sheriff’s Office)

The three suspects were arrested after they were observed leaving the parking deck at Berkeley Heights apartment complex on Northside Drive, where more than a dozen cars had been broken into on Wednesday night (Sept. 9).

Officers found several items inside that were believed to have been stolen from other vehicles. Police are investigating if the trio may have been involved in any of this week’s rash of more than 60 car break-ins in Buckhead and northwest Atlanta.

One of the cars broken into at the Berkeley Heights apartment complex. (Photo: Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

One of the cars broken into at the Berkeley Heights apartment complex. (Photo: Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

About 2:45 a.m. Thursday, two officers patrolling the Northside Drive parking deck that was targeted by thieves early Wednesday “observed three males exit a black vehicle and leave the parking deck,” Atlanta police Sgt. Greg Lyon reported Thursday.

“Officers investigated further, detained the males and discovered the vehicle they had been in was a stolen vehicle,” Lyon said. “Inside the stolen vehicle were several items that may have been stolen from other vehicles.”

The officers were patrolling the parking deck at the Berkeley Heights apartments, in response to 14 cars being broken into about 24 hours earlier. One of those cars belonged to a Fulton County marshal, and a training weapon was stolen from the marshal’s vehicle.

Lyon said detectives were investigating if the three suspects arrested Thursday were involved in the earlier break-ins at the Berkeley Heights complex or any other of this week’s dozens of car break-ins, adding that it is “definitely a possibility.”

Lyon said that the officers early Thursday discovered two vehicles in the deck with windows broken out, but had not determined if they were broken during Wednesday’s crime spree or were new break-ins.

The cars broken into at the Berkeley Heights complex were among at least 69 vehicles broken into in the city of Atlanta in the span of just two days.

 

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