Crime

Police reports June 8-14

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty:

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office
Tuesday, June 8 - Monday, June 14
Regale Bing Deodrea, 35, of Charlestown Drive, College Park, for probation violation.
Rustin Avery Dishman, 18, of Gladys Lane, Fayetteville, for possession fo marijuana.
Annah Hand, 26, of Ga. Highway 54 West, Fayetteville, for charges pending-violation of state drug laws.
Bradford Eugene Meehan, 59, of Ga. Highway 54 West, Fayetteville, for public indecency. Read More»

Three bikers arrested for doing tricks, speeding through F'ville

It is always better to obey traffic laws. But that was not the case Wednesday afternoon when three of a half dozen motorcycle riders were cited after doing wheelies in Fayetteville and, in the case of one rider, fleeing from officers. Read More»

F’ville crime rate drops to lowest since pre-1994

The 2009 Annual Report released by the Fayetteville Police Department shows a lower incidence of serious crimes in the city than at any time since prior to 1994.

Occurrences of the most serious crimes in 2009 decreased by more than 21 percent over 2008 while less serious crimes increased more than 11 percent during the same period. Read More»

Police reports June 1-7

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies during the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty:

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office
Tuesday, June 1 - Monday, June 7

Austin James Chandonnet, 21, of Merrick Drive, Peachtree City, for waiting warrants for cultivating marijuana.
George Edward Davis, 39, of Turner Road, Griffin, for probation violation.
Juan Mendoza Lopez, 27, of Glenn Street, Newnan, for failure to appear. Read More»

Fayette deputies seize heroin, other drugs

Fayette County deputies on two occasions during the last week arrested four people for possession of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine or marijuana.

Glenn Parks Summerlin, 47, of Fayetteville, and Thomas Glen Summerlin, 20, of Riverdale, were arrested June 1 on charges of violation of the Georgia controlled substances law, according to Fayette Sheriff’s spokesperson Brent Rowan.

Rowan said a deputy initiating a traffic stop on Ga. Highway 85 North discovered approximately nine grams of suspected heroin in the men’s possession, along with small amounts of suspected marijuana and cocaine. Read More»

Police reports May 24-31

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies during the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty:

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office
Tuesday, May 25 - Monday, May 31

Latanya Tiheshia Bell, 36, of Wilburn Street, Jonesboro, for probation violation.
Corey James Bryant, 27, of Graden Lake Drive, Riverdale, for tail light violation and less than an ounce of marijuana.
Maurice DeMarco Cook, 21, of Foxhunt Lane, East Point, for probation violation.
Jovaughn Dominique Cutno, 25, of Thompson Road, Fairburn, for probation violation. Read More»

Suspect surrenders to PTC police

Man accused of throwing girlfriend to floor; had barricaded himself in home

A man who barricaded himself in a bedroom after assaulting his girlfriend early this morning has surrendered himself to police officers, Peachtree City police said. Read More»

F'ville cops arrest burglary suspects

The Fayetteville Police Department Wednesday arrested two people for a reported residential burglary in the city.

On May 26 the Fayetteville Police Department received a 911 call of a possible burglary. Police stopped a car leaving a home on Annelle Park Drive, said department spokesperson Steve Crawshaw. Items from a previous burglary were found in the car along with two guns, Crawshaw said. Read More»

Police reports May 18-24

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty:

Fayetteville Police
Tuesday, May 18 - Monday, May 24
Richrd Lamar Dix, Jr., 55, of Rhodes Lane, Griffin, for DUI alcohol and traffic offenses (2).
Muhammad J. Firdoush, 59, of Stevens Entry, Peachtree City, for wanted person (cobb County).
Maria C. Avendano, 29, of Hillcrest Avenue, Fairburn, for traffic offenses (2).
Fitore Ahmeti, 19, of Swanbrook Drive, Fayetteville, for possession of alcohol by a minor and traffic offense. Read More»

Coweta Judicial Circuit awarded federal funds for drug court

Coweta County May 18 joined Troup and Carroll counties in signing an intergovernmental agreement for federal grant money to fund the Coweta Judicial Circuit Drug Court Program.

Commissioners agreed to accept the federal funds through the FY 09 Recovery Act’s Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistant Grant in the amount of $428,292.

Across the three counties, the three-year grant funds will pay for items such as drug program coordinators and a case manager, travel mileage, a copier and supplies. Read More»