Crime

Cop Reports 3/03/10

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

Abduction suspect not identified yet

Sketch has led to numerous tips but none have led to assailant

Fayette sheriff’s detectives are still following up on leads from a possible child abduction attempt at the Landmark mobile home community off Milam Road Feb. 17.

Last week’s distribution of a sketch depicting the assailant has resulted in leads being generated from all over Georgia, but so far none have panned out to identify him, officials said.

“We are checking every single lead we get,” said Inv. Brent Rowan of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. Read More»

PTC cops bust man selling 'hot' car parts

PTC cops bust man selling 'hot' car parts

A posting on Craigslist helped Peachtree City police nab a Williamson man suspected of stealing a car from the Braelinn Village shopping center Dec. 8, police said.

Clayton Phillip Ward, 22, was arrested Friday after he met with undercover detectives in an attempt to sell the vehicle’s ... Read More»

Gunman robs Fayetteville Lane Bryant

Fayetteville police are investigating the armed robbery of the Lane Bryant store at the Fayette Pavilion early Sunday evening.

The assailant apparently posed as a customer, placing clothing on the counter before pulling out a gun and demanding money along with the employees’ cellphones, police said. Read More»

Doctor guilty on sex charges

Decatur resident and former Grady Hospital doctor Adam Wayne Lebowitz has been convicted by a federal jury of sex crimes that stemmed from a 2006 investigation by the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office after receving a complaint from a 15 year-old male and his mother.
The 50 year-old Lebowitz was found guilty of one count of producing child pornography and one count of attempting to coerce and entice a minor to engage in unlawful sex acts. Read More»

Cop Reports 2/24/10

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, Feb. 16 - Monday, Feb. 22
Omeshia Shantee Alford, 39, of Belmont Park, Newnan, for probation violation.
Raven Symone Anderson, 19, of Rosewood Circle, Jonesboro, for illegal dumping of biomed waste, hazmat materials.
Virgin Eustrtonel Chandler, 28, of Saddle Ridge Way, Fayetteville, for probation violation. Read More»

Sex offender arrested for failure to register

Fayetteville resident Jesse Alan Murden was arrested over the weekend by Fayette County Sheriff’s deputies for failure to register as a sex offender.

Murden was released from Ware State Prison on Sept. 19 after serving a 10-year sentence for child molestation and aggravated child molestation stemming from a 1999 Rockdale County case.

Fayette County Sheriff’s arrest records showed Murden with an address on Ga. Highway 314 in Fayetteville. He was booked into Fayette County Jail.

16 arrested on drug charges

Undercover drug agents have arrested 16 people this month — including three juveniles at a Peachtree City home — in conjunction with nine investigations into illegal drug activity. Read More»

Girl, 9, roughed up; lone assailant is sought

GBI sketch of attempted kidnapping suspect.

Fayette sheriff’s detectives are asking the public to be on the lookout for a black man who attempted to abduct a 9-year-old girl in the Landmark mobile home community off Milam Road Wednesday, Feb. 17. The department released information about the incident Feb. 23. Read More»

Crime increase in F’ville? Stats say reverse, chief says

Fayetteville Police Chief Steve Heaton at the City Council retreat Friday said there is a community perception that overall crime has been increasing in Fayetteville and that the Fayette Pavilion continues to be a major source of criminal activity.

But the crime numbers tell a different tale, Heaton said. And in terms of serious criminal offenses Fayetteville is in better shape than comparable Georgia cities. Read More»

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