Crime

PTC tanning salon peeper, 59, arrested for spying on girl, 16

A Peachtree City man was arrested Thursday for peering over a wall at a naked 16-year-old girl while inside a tanning salon in the Kedron Village shopping center earlier in the afternoon, police said.

Joseph W. Havey, 59, of Hamden Kells was charged with one count of peeping tom from the incident, which happened at Peachtree Tan, according to police reports of the incident.

The wall was 9 feet high in the booth occupied by Havey, and the reporting officer noted that anyone looking over the wall would need to stand in a chair to do so. Read More»

Fayette County law enforcement arrest reports — March 27 – April 2

The following arrests were made by local law enforcement during the past week. Those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Tuesday, March 27 - Monday, April 2

James D. Calhoun, 40, of South Stewart Lane, Griffin, for running stop sign, speeding, fleeing and eluding, driving with suspended license, reckless driving, controlled substance violation and drug abandonment in public place.

Andrew R. Faith, 31, of Union Road, College Park, for simple battery. Read More»

Probe underway of attack at Concord Village Apts.

Peachtree City police are investigating a fight that occurred at Concord Village Apartments Monday afternoon in which a victim was cut by a knife-wielding attacker.

Police searched the area but could not find the aggressor who reportedly punched the 19-year-old victim and cut his hand by swinging a knife, according to an incident report on the matter.

A witness told police that the suspect grabbed the victim in a bear hug when a third unidentified person began punching the victim, according to the report. Read More»

Fayette deputies make arrests in burglary and attempted theft cases

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office investigators have arrested two people in connection with a burglary on Mann Road and two others in connection with an attempt to steal telephone lines on Old Ford Road.

Sheriff’s spokesman Brent Rowan said deputies with the assistance of the Peachtree City Police Dept. made two arrests on March 29 in connection with a burglary on Mann Road which occurred on March 23. Investigators have arrested Tywan Elaine Alexander, 32, of Decatur and Birdie Milsap, 53, of Stone Mountain charging them both with burglary, Rowan said. Read More»

Hogansville man faces murder charge in Newnan shooting

A Hogansville man has been charged with murder in the March 31 shooting death of Newnan resident James Christopher Johnson III outside the Corner Tavern.

Newnan Police Chief Buster Meadows said detectives were called to the Corner Tavern on the Newnan Crossing Bypass in reference to a shooting on March 31 at approximately 11 p.m. Arriving at the scene, Detective Sgt. Brent Blankenship responded to the scene and was advised that 25 year-old James Christopher Johnson III of Newnan was shot one time in the chest by Adam Lee Edmondson, 26, of 227 Oak Street in Hogansville, Meadows said. Read More»

Man arrested for decking wife at Kiwanis Park

A Brooks man was arrested Saturday for punching his estranged wife in the head while in the parking lot of the Kiwanis Park on Redwine Road.

According to an incident report filed by the Fayette County Marshal’s Department, two witnesses saw Allen Glover, 37, punch Krystin Glover in the head, knocking her to the ground.

The incident occurred in front of the Glovers’ three young children, as the separated couple had met at the park so Mr. Glover could drop off the children with Mrs. Glover at the park so they wouldn’t be late to a baseball game, according to the report. Read More»

‘Spice’ disappears from store shelves as Chase’s Law is enforced

Spice packs in a photo provided by the Fayetteville Police Department.

It took almost no time for local law enforcement agencies to check convenience stores for synthetic marijuana products once Gov. Nathan Deal signed Chase’s Law on March 27. The law banning the sale of the substance sometimes referred to as “Spice” was named in memory of 16-year-old McIntosh High School honor student and soccer player Chase Corbitt Burnett whose body was found by his father March 4 in the hot tub at their home near Peachtree City. Read More»

Fayette County law enforcement arrest reports — March 20–26

The following arrests were made by local law enforcement during the past week. Those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Tuesday, March 20 - Monday, March 26


Terrell D. Lofton, 31, of Cobbleston Boulevard, Fayetteville, for probation/parole violation.

Janet S. Loyd, 50, of Tyrone Road, Fayetteville, for speeding, seatbelt violation, DUI drugs, following too close and expired/no license plate/decal.
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PTC police use cart-path checkpoints, crackdown on underage drivers

Officers from the Peachtree City Police Department operated a cart path safety checkpoint Wednesday afternoon on the path behind the Concord Village Apartments. They were on the lookout for stolen golf carts and underage cart drivers, among other infractions. Photo/John Munford.

Some path users were caught by surprise Wednesday afternoon when the Peachtree City Police Department operated a golf cart safety checkpoint on the path behind the Concord Village Apartments in the Braelinn Village area.

Dog walkers, cyclists and other pedestrians were allowed to pass through. But all golf carts had to stop briefly so the officers could verify the cart was being operated by the correct owner. Read More»

PTC apartment burglary sparks chase

Suspects escaped on foot; $2,500 reward offered

An apartment burglary in Peachtree City late Friday morning set off a police chase that ran through Tyrone and south Fulton County.

A Tyrone police officer tried to pull over a black Buick Lucerne with a U.S. Army auto tag that had fled the scene, but the driver refused to stop and continued on Ga. Highway 74 into Fairburn, onto Interstate 85 and then Ga. Highway 138 in Union City. Read More»