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Doraville Police Now Offer Criminal Histories Service

DORAVILLE, GA -- On Monday, Nov. 29, the Doraville Police Department (3750 Park Avenue, Doraville, 30340) began conducting Georgia Criminal Histories.

Doraville residents can obtain these records Monday through Thursday, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The service will not be offered on Fridays.

Each criminal history costs $6.

For more information, call Lt. O. Parham at 770-455-1000.

City of Doraville

6-year-old Boy Kidnapped In Doraville By His Father

DORAVILLE, GA -- Police in Doraville said a 6-year-old boy was kidnapped from his home by his father late Wednesday.

According to investigators, the father, Gilberto Gonzalez-Gonzalez, assaulted a male by pushing his way into a home on Aztec Road and used force to kidnap his son, Bryan Gonzalez-Perez.

Young Bryan is described by police as 4-feet tall, 48 pounds and last seen wearing a blue t-shirt and blue sweatpants. Investigators said Gonzalez-Gonzalez is 5-feet tall, 160 pounds, and was last seen in a blue mechanic's uniform. He was driving a blue 1990s model Cadillac sedan.

Investigators said he was thought to be heading toward the Moreland Drive area of Atlanta.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Doraville police at 770-220-1591.

Boy Kidnapped From Doraville Found Safe

Doraville, Ga-- UPDATE: The Doraville Police Department has  cancelled the alert saying the boy was found safe. Police did not provide additional  information.

The alert was issued Wednesday night after a father kidnapped his six year old son from a home on Aztec Road.

Police say shortly after 7 p.m. Wednesday, Gilberto Gonzalez-Gonzalez forced his way into the residence and kidnapped Bryan Gonzalez-Perez.  Gonzalez was driving a blue 1990's model Cadillac Sedan. 















DeKalb Rape Crisis Center Marks 20 Years

DEKALB COUNTY, GA -- The DeKalb Rape Crisis Center is marking 20 years of healing and helping victims of a devastating crime.

DRCC was founded in 1989 after the Junior League of DeKalb County raised the funds to hire a small staff and recruited a massive reserve of volunteers.

At the time, the only rape crisis center in the area was at Grady Memorial Hospital, which covered both DeKalb and Fulton counties.

"Grady often had more volume than they really needed to be handling," said former DeKalb County District Attorney Bob Wilson, now a founding partner of Wilson, Morton & Downs law firm. He served on DRCC's first Board of Directors. "Grady was stressed a lot of the time to meet the demand."

Today, DRCC meets a growing demand and provides a vital service to the community.

Homeless For A Month -- To Try To End Homelessness

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Darkness and shadows -- the refuge of the homeless -- protect him and hide him, for now.

Elijah Montgomery, a corporate chef in his working life, is homeless in the city, by choice.

For one month.

It's his way of shining light -- to show young people, who are trapped in homelessness, a way out.

"A lot of these people do not want to be out here begging for money," Montgomery said, "they want to be earning your money and earning your respect."

So his unconventional project involves doing what the homeless do -- asking for money during this month that he's on the streets. Specifically, he's selling T-Shirts and mugs, conducting aluminum can drives, as well as soliciting donations on his blog, The Waiverly Project. The blog, and the project, are named for his teenaged daughter who challenged him to to change the world.

Under Armour Athlete of the Week: Week 10 Winner

WOODSTOCK, GA -- Georgia high school football fans flooded last week's voting for 11Alive and Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.net's Under Armour Athlete of the Week. All three candidates were deserving, but the fans decided that last week's award most belonged to a defensive player.

Etowah linebacker Christian Harris came away with the Athlete of the Week award for his performance against Woodstock on Oct. 22. The middle linebacker returned an interception for a touchdown in his team's 17-14 overtime win.

Harris was also instrumental in helping the Etowah defense on a key goal line stand. He is committed to play for the University of Tennessee.

Animated Race: Cartoon Replaces Debate in 4th Congressional District

DEKALB COUNTY, GA -- Democrat Hank Johnson has had no close calls, election-wise, since he was first elected to Congress four years ago. His Republican opponent Liz Carter is an underdog who would like to find a way to end Johnson's streak.

Carter complains that Johnson won't face her in a forum or debate. "Anybody running for office should be open and honest and candid with the voters," Carter said.

Johnson says Carter hasn't earned a debate. "My opponent has been engaged in a campaign of personal destruction," Johnson said.

Among other things, Johnson is referring to a series of crude animated videos Carter has made. Several depict her and Johnson in a fictional debate.

"Hank, you voted for the $800 billion stimulus using borrowed money," a Lego-style character dressed in a leopard dress says in a robotic voice.