Crime

F’ville man arrested on theft charge

Fayette County Sheriff’s investigators made an arrest August 5 in connection with a theft that took place on Evans Way in south Fayette County that occurred on July 25.

Investigators have arrested Daniel Ciconte, 21, of Fayetteville, and charged him with theft by taking, according to spokesman Brent Rowan.

This case involved Ciconte stealing jewelry from a residence on Evans Way without the victim’s permission, Rowan said. Investigators were able to recover some of the stolen jewelry and return it to the victim, he added.

TNT arrests two on trafficking charges

The Fayette County Sheriff's Office Tactical Narcotics Team (TNT) has concluded an investigation into marijuana trafficking that led to the arrest Aug. 4 of two men from Hapeville and Atlanta.

The incident Wednesday occurred in the parking lot of a Fayette County business, according to TNT Capt. Jody Thomas.

Thomas said two males met with a TNT agent acting in an undercover capacity. The two males, identified as Ebrahim Bangura, 25, of Atlanta, and Saddy Jawara, 40, of Hapeville, met with and sold approximately 5 pounds of marijuana to the undercover agent for $5,000. Read More»

2 teens attacked at Cobblestone Apartments in Fayetteville

Group of 10-12 kids approached each victim prior to incidents

Fayetteville Police are trying to identify suspects involved in two different altercations at Cobblestone Apartments Tuesday afternoon.

The first incident, shortly before 4 p.m., involved a group of 10-12 kids who were “hanging out” in the area and approached an 18-year-old male, police said. The male was asked a question and then punched and kicked.

The victim received minor injuries, police said. The incident occurred near the playground, police said. Read More»

TNT arrests five on drug charges

The Fayette County Sheriff's Office Tactical Narcotics Team (TNT) has concluded four investigations into the sale, possession or use of illegal narcotics. These investigations have led to the arrests of 5 people. Read More»

Sheriff’s K-9 dog corrals 2 burglars, dies going after 3rd

UPDATED — A K-9 member of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office died heroically Tuesday afternoon, having apprehended two suspected burglars, while on his way toward corralling a third suspect in north Fayette County, officials said. Read More»

Police reports, July 27-Aug. 2, 2010

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, July 27 - Monday, August 2
Jeffery David Allen, 45, of Old Greenville Road, Fayetteville, for loitering/prowling.
Jordan Drena Brown, 20, of Pond Trace, Fayetteville, for DUI less safe, lane violation and minor in possession of alcohol.
Matthew Owen Byerly, 34, of Carson’s Cove, McDonough, for probation violation.
James William Drake, 21, of Seay Road, Fayetteville, for battery-family violence. Read More»

National Night Out tonight in Fayetteville, PTC

The community is invited to participate Tuesday in celebrating National Night Out with multiple law enforcement agencies at two different locations tonight. One event will be in front of the Fayetteville Target from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Fayette Pavilion shopping center. The other will be in front of Peachtree City's Target store from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kedron Village shopping center.

The events will be a special treat for children, as there will be fire trucks, helicopters, police vehicles and others on display. Read More»

2 arrested for S. Fayette burglary

Two men were arrested Friday afternoon after a southeast Fayette homeowner spotted them taking items from her home, sheriff’s deputies said.

Alan Michael Hudson, 19, and Emmanual Deanda Gunter, 18, both of Jonesboro, fled the home on foot to a nearby wooded area, and the homeowner called 911 to report the crime, officials said.

That set off a search conducted by sheriff’s deputies, K-9 units, the sheriff’s department’s helicopter and members of the Fayetteville Police Department, officials said. Read More»

2 wanted in smash and grab burglary

2 wanted in smash and grab burglary

Suspects stole lotto tickets from E. Fayette store

Fayette County sheriff’s detectives are searching for two men who broke into an east Fayette convenience store Read More»

Slain West Ga. student was longtime Fayette caregiver

Marcelle “Marcy” Elliot and her family lived for years in Fayette County where they provided foster care and other services for the Fayette County Dept. of Family and Children’s Services (DFCS). Read More»

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