ATLANTA - Criminals in northwest Atlanta were running scared Friday afternoon after a massive concentrated crime-fighting operation, teaming up the Atlanta Police Department and the Georgia State Patrol.
"Atlanta Police have some technology we're using and we're using that, plus troopers out here are doing some good old-fashioned police work, stopping cars, talking to people," said Georgia State Patrol Lt. Charles Chapeau.
The Georgia State Patrol said the crime-tossing operation started around 2 p.m. In the first 90 minutes, authorities said they found three stolen cars and one stolen gun. Authorities also said they had three separate chases. "It didn't take long for us to find trouble," said Lt. Chapeau.
One of those chases ended near the corner of Washington Street and Hamilton E. Holmes Drive. That’s where police said a car fleeing from authorities t-boned a passing motorist.
Police said two people inside that car ran from the scene, but were caught a short time later.
By the end of the night, at least a dozen people were arrested, 7 stolen vehicles were recovered, at least 2 stolen guns were recovered and one wanted person was captured.
One officer's vehicle was hit during the operation, but the officer was able to get out okay.