Tuesday, January 15, 2019

City of Dunwoody Commends Crime Fighters

A Citizen and a Mail Carrier Received Special Recognition for Helping Dunwoody Police Fight Crime

Dunwoody, GA – January 15, 2019 - The Dunwoody Police Department and Dunwoody City Council gave special recognition and thanks to two crime fighters during the January 14 City Council Meeting at Dunwoody City Hall, located at 4800 Ashford Dunwoody Road.

“Since the creation of the Dunwoody Police Department in 2009, we have made it a priority to work in close partnership with the residents and businesses to provide a safe and secure environment,” said Dunwoody Police Sgt. Robert Parsons.

Dunwoody Police Chief Billy Grogan presented Craig Charles Dowling with a Citizen Commendation for going above and beyond to help police stop a suspect. On November 8, 2018, Mr. Dowling chased down a man who had just the snatched a wallet from a 77-year-old victim at Publix. Dunwoody Police Detective Jared Bradley arrived moments later and took the suspect into custody. The victim’s property was returned and this dangerous criminal was taken off our streets because of Mr. Dowling’s actions.

Chief Grogan joined Dunwoody City Councilwoman Pam Tallmadge in presenting another Citizen Commendation to Kevin Addison, a 37-year employee with the U.S. Postal Service for his action and heroism in helping catch a thief. When Mr. Addison noticed some unusual mail holds along his route in Dunwoody late last year, he alerted his supervisors. Dunwoody Police investigated, conducted a sting and arrested a suspect on several charges, including identity theft. Because of Mr. Addison’s actions, police were able to identify an additional three victims.

Councilwoman Tallmadge lives in the neighborhood targeted by the suspect. Mr. Addison has been on the same Dunwoody route for 15 years.

“We are very fortunate that Kevin knows us all very well and watches out for us,” Councilwoman Tallmadge said. “I have story after story of Kevin going beyond the call of duty.”

“These two extraordinary acts highlight how by working closely together, the Dunwoody Police Department and those we serve can reduce crime and bring offenders to justice,” Sgt. Parsons added.

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For more information regarding the City of Dunwoody, please contact Jennifer Boettcher, Communications Director, at 678.382.6881 or at Jennifer.Boettcher@dunwoodyga.gov or Sgt. Robert Parsons, Dunwoody Police Public Information Officer at 678.382.6909 or at Robert.Parsons@dunwoodyga.gov

About the City of Dunwoody, Georgia

Dunwoody is located in metro Atlanta, in northern DeKalb County, Georgia and was officially incorporated as a city on December 1, 2008. The City of Dunwoody provides quality service to its citizens and supports the largest economic engine in the Southeast by planning in a careful and thoughtful manner. The City of Dunwoody is inventive, transparent and embraces responsible progress, tempered by the city’s rich history and strong desire to maintain a close and vibrant community atmosphere that values family life and the entrepreneurial spirit. The City of Dunwoody supports and nurtures a community dedicated to the preservation of family, education, religious institutions, and the environment.



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