After a foot chase through Chastain Park, Atlanta police arrested four juveniles and an adult officers had seen riding in Buckhead early June 15 in a car authorities say had been stolen, police reported June 16.

Offices who saw a car speeding near the 3000 block of Powers Ferry Road stopped the car, but it then sped away, police reported. The driver and one of the passengers bailed out of the car and ran through Chastain Park. After a lengthy chase on foot, an officer caught the passenger, police said. With help from a police dog, the officers were able to locate and arrest the driver.

Garris Griffin, 29, two 15-year-olds and two 14-year-olds were charged with auto theft.

Joe Earle

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