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UPDATE #2: (Lawrenceville, Ga., Apr. 9, 2024) – On the morning of March 7, Gwinnett County Police detectives enlisted the help of the Fulton County SWAT Team to serve a search warrant at a residence at the 2900 block of South Clark Drive in East Point. The Fulton County SWAT Team successfully arrested Kylijah Devon Yates (age 23, East Point), and Gwinnett County detectives executed a search warrant at the home. Multiple firearms and ammunition were seized, as well as property belonging to victims of multiple entering auto incidents here in Gwinnett County. Kylijah is currently booked in the Gwinnett County Jail and is charged with twenty counts of Entering Auto, Theft by Taking, and Aggravated Assault.

Following the arrest of Kylijah, detectives continued their investigation into the whereabouts of the third suspect, Randy Daniel Martinez. Through a series of multiple investigative methods, detectives determined Randy had fled metro Atlanta and was in the area of Kissimmee, Florida. Investigators from Gwinnett County Police contacted the Orange County Sheriff’s Office’s Fugitive Squad to assist with the location and apprehension of Randy. Deputies from the Orange County Sheriff’s office located Randy Daniel Martinez (age 24, East Point) and took him into custody without incident. Randy had over 100 active arrest warrants between multiple Metro Atlanta agencies, including Gwinnett County. Some of his charges include Aggravated Assault with a Weapon, Battery, Motor Vehicle Theft, and multiple Entering Auto charges. Detectives would like to thank the Orange County Sherrif’s Office for their assistance in this case.

Additionally, detectives are asking the public for help in locating two additional suspects in connection with this entering auto theft ring. Giovanni Bell (age 27, East Point) is charged with 11 counts of Entering Auto and one count of Motor Vehicle Theft all from multiple incidents on July 22, 2023. Emmanuel Chavarria Ornelas (age 24, East Point) is charged with 18 counts of Entering Auto from multiple incidents occurring March 7 of this year.

If anyone has any information on their whereabouts, please contact GCPD detectives at 770.513.5300.  To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404.577.TIPS (8477) or visit  Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.

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UPDATE #1: (Lawrenceville, Ga., Sept. 28, 2023) – Detectives have identified a second suspect following the arrest of the main suspect, Javaris Gamble.

On September 26, detectives charged Randy Daniel Martinez (age 23, East Point, GA) with 37 Entering Automobile Felony warrants relating to entering auto incidents that occurred on August 31 alone.  Additional charges will be sought via indictment. The location of Randy Daniel Martinez is unknown at this time.


ORIGINAL: (Lawrenceville, Ga., Sept. 7, 2023) – A multi-jurisdictional effort led to the arrest of a suspect wanted in connection with hundreds of Entering Auto Thefts around Metro Atlanta.

On August 31, 2023, Javaris Gamble (age 22, East Point, GA) was taken into custody in Forest Park by the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Task Force, along with the assistance of the US Marshals, Forest Park PD, and Clayton County PD. Earlier this year, Gamble was identified by Gwinnett County Police detectives as the leader of a Metro Atlanta entering auto crew that has been tormenting citizens of Gwinnett County and the Metro Atlanta area since May. Detectives gathered enough evidence to arrest Gamble for 30 Entering Auto and Motor Vehicle Theft crimes that occurred in just one night, June 22, 2023. The crime spree continued nearly every other night throughout the summer, with more than 400 vehicles entered and more than 15 vehicles stolen from Gwinnett County alone.  Gamble is currently incarcerated in the Gwinnett County Jail with no bond. Detectives will be seeking indictment on hundreds of more charges against Gamble. This arrest illustrates the hard work uniformed officers, crime scene technicians, analysts, and detectives have done and the multi-jurisdiction collaboration between Metro Atlanta agencies.

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