Atlanta Police Zone 5 arrest and secure warrants for entering auto suspects
Atlanta Police Zone 5 officers have been working diligently to secure warrants and arrest repeat offenders committing vehicle break-ins in the Midtown and Downtown space. Help us deter crime by not leaving any valuables inside of your vehicles and always reporting suspicious activity to 911. Below is information concerning two separate cases involving one arrestee with 39 previous arrests and one wanted suspect with 51 previous arrests.
On Jan. 29, 2020, around 3:15 p.m. officers responded to a physical altercation at 500 10th St. NE and located a suspect threatening violence. Witnesses on the scene indicated they saw a suspect from previous vehicle break-ins using a knife to pry open the passenger window of a vehicle. An attempt to block the suspect from escaping by the witnesses lead to the altercation, 56-year-old Lee Kynerd allegedly lunged at one of the individuals with a knife. Kynerd was unsuccessful in his attempt to hurt anyone and was disarmed before officers got to the scene. For your own safety, do not approach criminals and immediately call 911 when you see something we need to check out. Officers charged Lee Kynerd with False Statements, Aggravated Assault, Terroristic Threats, Prowling and Possession of Tools for Commission of a Crime. Kynerd has 39 previous arrests – 11 of the 39 are arrests for entering autos. The other arrests include Armed Robbery, Theft by Receiving, Criminal Damage to Property, Aggravated Assault, Obstruction and drug charges.
On November 11, 2019, an officer responded to two vehicle break-ins at 855 West Peachtree St. Two vehicles were left unlocked at the location and a suspect had stolen a wallet, debit cards and credit cards from the center consoles. The officer was able to obtain video surveillance of the suspect and investigators later identified him as 75-year-old Henry Coleman. Coleman is wanted for three counts of Entering Auto and has 51 previous arrests – 25 of those previous arrests are for entering autos. Coleman’s other arrests include Armed Robbery, Burglary, Forgery, several credit card frauds, Obstruction, DUI and multiple thefts.
Remember to always remove all valuables before leaving your vehicle unattended. Report crime by calling 911 and providing a location and detailed description of the suspect(s) involved. #WeCatchBadGuys