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Stabbing on UGA campus

Stabbing on UGA campus

ATHENS, Ga. -- University of Georgia Police are investigating an attack on campus. It's the latest in a string of attacks involving knives or guns across Athens in the past month.

What's different about the attack that happened Wednesday morning just after 3 a.m., is that it was on campus. The victim works for UGA.

UGA spokesperson Peter Konenkamp says the victim was being safe by walking with a friend in a well-lit area. However, the time of day was not on his side. There were very few people outside Brooks Hall at the time of the attack.

Konenkamp says three men approached the victim, stabbed him in the hand with a small knife and took off quickly. In fact, the victim could recall very little about his attacker. It was enough for police to believe the suspects are not the same men connected to the half-dozen other crimes in the past month that happened off campus.

Athens car break-in suspect strikes again

Athens car break-in suspect strikes again

ATHENS, Ga. -- Two people told Athens-Clarke County Police they had items stolen from their cars over the weekend.

The victims said someone broke into their cars while the vehicles were parked outside a home on South Peter Street. The crime happened Sunday between midnight and 3 a.m.

Missing items include a $500 iPad Air and a $300 Lenovo laptop.

MORE ATHENS CAR BREAK-INS | Valentine's Day weekend | January

UGA professor robbed at gunpoint

UGA professor robbed at gunpoint

ATHENS, Ga. – A University of Georgia professor was robbed at gunpoint near downtown Athens Monday night, police said.

According to an Athens-Clarke County Police report, two women at the lobby of Hotel Indigo told authorities that they saw three men rob the female professor around 8 p.m. The witness told police that the professor was waving her hands in the air on North Jackson Street.

The victim told police that after she parked her car, she was approached by a man with a t-shirt covering his face. He told her to "Give me everything you got," and pulled a gun from his waistband. Two more suspects then also approached her.

The suspects stole the woman's purse, cell phone, and backpack. They were described as between 16 and 18 years old, and between 5-foot-11 and 6-foot-3.

Police: Woman stole 9-year-old girl's phone, money

Police: Woman stole 9-year-old girl's phone, money

ATHENS, Ga. – An Athens woman is charged with stealing money and a phone from a 9-year-old girl.

According to an Athens-Clarke County Police Department report, the girl had left her purse on a door in bathroom stall at the Georgia Square Mall in Athens on Friday.

When she went back into the bathroom with her sister to get the purse, they saw a woman walking out with what appeared to be the girl's phone in her pocket. The girl said her phone and cash were missing from her purse.

The girls told their father about the missing items and the woman. The father then confronted the woman, identified as 25-year-old Tamaranesha Burden, who went into another store. The girl's father then contacted the store's manager.

The store manager found the girl's phone in the jean pockets that were on display. Police were called.

Burden was arrested on a theft by taking charge.

Another car break-in victim comes forward

Another car break-in victim comes forward

ATHENS, Ga. -- Yet another victim of the recent rash of car break-ins in the Athens-Clarke County area has filed a report with police.

The latest break-in happened some time between 3 p.m. on Feb. 13 and 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 14, while the car was parked on Pulaski Street.

The victim told police that someone stole his backpack, which contained a $1,000 laptop, from the car. The bag was later recovered in a nearby wooded area, but the computer was missing.

MORE ATHENS CAR BREAK-INS
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Shots fired in UGA frat spat

Shots fired in UGA frat spat

ATHENS -- UGA Police tell 11Alive News the gun fired on campus early Sunday morning belonged to a member of a fraternity.

There was a fight between members of the Pi Kappa Alpha and Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternities on Greek Park Circle leading up to the shooting. UGA Police Chief Jimmy Williamson said Gregory John O'Brien, a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon, was arrested Monday morning. Williamson said, at this time, they believe he only fired the gun once.

According Williamson, O'Brien was standing on a balcony of his fraternity house when he fired the shot.

O'Brien is charged with one count of reckless conduct, two counts of aggravated assault, and one count of possession of a gun on school grounds.

More car break-ins plague Athens residents

More car break-ins plague Athens residents

ATHENS, Ga. -- The Athens-Clarke County Police Department is warning residents about a recent uptick in car break-ins.

Several thefts were reported in January, and even more were discovered over Valentine's Day weekend.

SEE MORE | January car break-ins

Police said most of the targeted vehicles had valuables, such as purses and cell phones, left in plain sight.

The latest rash of break-ins began Friday, Feb. 13. A woman told police her mother's car was broken into between 2 a.m. and 8 a.m., when it was parked at her home on Spring Valley Road. The thieves took a $40 bottle of Perry Ellis cologne, 10 CDs and about $1 in loose change.