Crime

5 burglaries reported in north Fayette over Thanksgiving

Unincorporated north Fayette County was the setting for five burglaries that occurred over the Thanksgiving holiday period. Thieves in the four-day period targeted three homes, a business and a school.

A Nov. 25 burglary at the BP station on Corinth Road near the intersection of Ga. Highway 54 East resulted in the theft of an undisclosed quantity of wine. The store was also the target of a Nov. 7 break-in that was accomplished by forcing open the front door just after midnight. The only items believed to be missing in that burglary were two cases of beer. Read More»

Man grabs deposit in F’ville bank parking lot

Fayetteville Police are looking for a thief that pushed a Pizza Hut employee to the ground Saturday morning in the parking lot of the Bank of America at Banks Station, then snatched his bank deposit.

Fayetteville Police spokesman Steve Crawshaw said the incident occurred just after 9 a.m. on Nov. 26 when a Pizza Hut employee was about to take a deposit into the Bank of America branch on Ga. Highway 85 at Banks Station. The employee told officers that a man came up from behind, pushed him to the ground and grabbed the deposit bag, Crawshaw said. Read More»

Fayetteville police warn public to beware increasing numbers of email con games

The holidays are a time for giving and, for thieves, a time for taking advantage of unsuspecting citizens.

The Fayetteville Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division has seen a recent increase in online email scams and is warning Internet users to beware, said Det. Mike Whitlow.

Whitlow said there are numerous scams being committed via email including notices from banks or Internet carriers stating that accounts have been shut down and information needs to be updated for continued use.

Detectives are warning people not to respond to these messages, Whitlow said. Read More»

Kids feared for their lives in home invasion

Defendants point finger at each other; 12 and 16-year-old testify about ordeal

A gun-toting burglar left a 16-year-old girl in tears as she feared for her life and the safety of her 12-year-old brother, a Fayette County jury was told Tuesday afternoon.

The brother recalled waking up Aug. 3 to the gunman “busting through” his bedroom door, and his sister crying, as the gunman threw a house phone downstairs and ordered him to pack up valuables from his room, all the while pointing a gun at both siblings.

Some of those valuables, including an Xbox video game system, were found hours later at one of the defendant’s homes, according to prosecutor David Younker. Read More»

Fayette County law enforcement arrest reports — Nov. 15-21

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, Nov. 15 - Monday, Nov. 21


Donna M. Avery, 22, of Carrolwood Drive, Fayetteville, for wanted person.

David E. Barrett, 50, of Foreston Place, Peachtree City, for contempt of Superior Court.

Jesus A. Cancino-Gomez, 30, of Riveree Road, Brooks, for no driver’s license.
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Police want to question 2 in credit card fraud case

Peachtree City police are looking for two people possibly connected to a credit card fraud case, and they are asking the public to look for a newer model Chevy Traverse with a drive-out tag. Police ask anyone spotting this vehicle and these persons to report their whereabouts immediately by calling 911. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call police at 770-487-8866, 770-631-2510 or the city’s crime and narcotics information hotline at 770-487-6010.

Peachtree City police are looking for two people possibly connected to a credit card fraud case, and they are asking the public to look for a newer model Chevy Traverse with a drive-out tag.

The case involved a wallet stolen from a local restaurant Nov. 17, with the victim’s credit cards being used at “numerous businesses” in the Fayette and Coweta County area.

The persons of interest in the case were captured on video leaving a local store. One is described as a white female between 5’3” and 5’5”, approximately 115 pounds and between 25-35 years old. Read More»

Man shot in hand at close range, but witnesses aren’t talking, PTC cops say

Peachtree City Police aren’t getting much cooperation in the Thanksgiving Eve case of a shooting in Wynnmeade subdivision, so they are casting a wider net for information.

A 36-year-old Hispanic male was wounded in his hand Wednesday night about 11 p.m. at 404 Abbey Road but was released after treatment at Piedmont Fayette Hospital, police said.

Cops are looking for “a light-skinned, possible white male in his 20s, who was wearing a gray hoodie” as the shooter, police said. Read More»

Fayette County law enforcement arrest reports — Nov. 8 – Nov. 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, Nov. 8 - Monday, Nov. 14

Tyechia L. Berry, 28, of Springwood Terrace, Forest Park, for bench warrant.

Jeremy D. Jones, 26, of Lori Lane, Riverdale, for bench warrant.

Matthew J. Parker, 30, of Pharr Court, Atlanta, for no drivers license, expired/no tag/decal and no proof of insurance.
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Youth football coach arrested for assaulting PTC parent

Brooks Bears youth football assistant coach and Pike County resident Jack Neace was arrested Nov. 17 on charges of aggravated battery after the weekend assault on a parent of a Peachtree City player in the parking lot of Whitewater High School after the game had ended.

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Josh Shelton said Neace, 41, was arrested Thursday on charges of battery and aggravated battery. Read More»

Luthersville man faces federal charges

A Luthersville man has been indicted on federal fraud charges after obtaining federal contracts reserved for service-disabled veterans. Sixty-two-year-old Arthur Wayne Singleton was arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Judge Russell G. Vineyard in the Nov. 10 proceeding in connection to 14 counts of wire fraud and one count of major fraud against the United States. Read More»

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