Crime

Cop Report 012710

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, Jan. 19 - Monday, Jan. 26
Brandon Phillip Bambic, 18, of Cypress Street, Peachtree City, for possession of marijuana.
Brett Anthony Brockman, 20, of Mimosa Drive, Fayetteville, for possession of marijuana.
Mario Chavez-Cordero, 23, of Peachtree Station Circle, Peachtree City, for tail light violation and no license.
Damita Lashawn Davis, 30, of Fisher Road, Atlanta, for no license. Read More»

Whitewater teachers plead guilty in sex-for-hire sting

The former chorus director and the band director at Whitewater High School pled guilty last week in DeKalb County to pandering after they arranged a meeting at a hotel there with two prostitutes who were actually undercover police officers.

Douglas Dee, the former band director and Kelly Butler, the former choral director, were fined $1,000 each and sentenced to 12 months probation. Read More»

PTC cocaine airlift nets 2 pleas

An extensive undercover operation that discovered more than 380 pounds of cocaine being smuggled into Peachtree City’s Falcon Field Airport Aug. 29 has ended with two men pleading guilty in federal court.

Jorge Olivo, 24, of Roswell and Rene Perez, 32, of San Marcos, Texas pled guilty last week to conspiracy charges for possession of more than 380 pounds of cocaine that was flown here from Texas, according to officials from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Atlanta. Read More»

F’ville police investigating sexual assault claim

Fayetteville police are investigating a claim by two teenage girls that an adult male acquaintance gave them pills in order to take advantage of them and had attempted to do so.

Details of the incident are not available, but Maj. Kevin Gooding said the incident is alleged to have happened Jan. 15 and was reported to police by a parent of one of the girls when the two were being examined at Piedmot Fayette Hospital. Read More»

Secret Service warns of dangers from card ‘skimming’ fraud

Credit card skimming has been described as one of the most significant problems facing the credit card industry, as it can happen anywhere a credit card is accepted. According to special agents of the U.S. Secret Service’s Atlanta Field Office, the best way for consumers to protect themselves from skimming is by paying attention to the details of credit card usage. Read More»

Newnan man convicted in federal drug case

Newnan resident Juan Campos-Reyes was sentenced in federal court Jan. 11 to 20 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to charges relating to his part in a multi-state cocaine trafficking organization based in Mexico. A Riverdale man and another from Lawrenceville were also sentenced. Read More»

Misty recovers, Brooks 11th-grader out on bail

Teresa Padovano (L) looks on as Ralph and Nancy Padovano attend to 8-year-old Misty after surgery to treat four arrow wounds the

It looks like the situation for Misty is improving. The 8-year-old mare is recovering from being shot four times in a Jan. 3 bow and arrow attack at the Padovano farm near Brooks.

Detectives arrested 17-year-old neighbor Jeremy Ryan Richardson and subsequently charged him with felony aggravated cruelty to animals. Read More»

Bank robbers leave money trail; some customers grab cash

Fayetteville police are still searching for two armed men who robbed the Bank of America at Ga. Highway 314 and New Hope Road near the Fayette Pavilion early Saturday afternoon. Investigators are also hoping that so-far unnamed customers who picked up some of the stolen money in the parking lot will contact police. Read More»

Man carjacked along Redwine Road

A Fayette County man was carjacked last week near Redwine Road after being followed from his business on Old National Highway. The man was not injured in the incident.

The carjacking occurred after the delicatessen owner left his business on Jan. 7 between 9:30-10:00 p.m. to go home, said Fayetteville Police spokesperson Steve Crawshaw.

The man told investigators that, at some point, he began to suspect that a car was following him, Crawshaw said. The carjacking occurred after the man turned onto a dead-end street off Redwine Road to turn around, said Crawshaw. Read More»

Cop Report 011310

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

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office
Thursday, December 31 - Monday, January 11
Harrison Andrew Burkett, 19, of Bently Way, Fayetteville, for charges pending: simple battery and obstruction of a 911 call.
Antonio Dion McKissic, 34, of Mt. Zion Road, Atlanta, for charges pending: drug law violation. Read More»

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