Crime

249 reasons to lock your car at home

Where do most car break-ins happen in Fayette County? In Peachtree City and unincorporated areas of the county, thieves strike mostly vehicles parked at homes, while most Fayetteville cases occur while vehicles are parked at stores and businesses. And in most cases, the vehicles are unlocked. Read More»

Armed robbers hit Senoia business

Senoia Police are searching for three men responsible for the Dec. 23 armed robbery of a recycling business on Ga. Highway 16. No one was injured in the late night armed robbery. Read More»

Armed robbers hit Tyrone AT&T store

Tyrone Police responded to an armed robbery Thursday morning at the AT&T store at Carriage Oaks Drive and Ga. Highway 74. The store manager was the only person in the store at the time of the robbery and was left uninjured after the four perpetrators left with phones and cash.

Tyrone Police Sgt. Eric DeLoose said the armed robbery occurred around 10 a.m. as the manager was opening the store. DeLoose said three men described as black males essentially followed the manager into the store. A fourth person, possibly a female, soon joined the three in the store. Read More»

ATM foils thief wanted by F’ville cops

Fayetteville Police are looking for the person responsible for attempting to break open an ATM machine at the Heritage Bank on North Jeff Davis Drive just after midnight on Dec. 26.

Det. Mike Whitlow said the unknown suspect attempted without success to break into the Heritage Bank ATM at approximately 12:30 a.m. on Dec. 26. Fayetteville Police are asking for the public’s assistance to locate the suspect who appears to be a small frame male or female with dark eyebrows and a protracted nose, Whitlow said. Read More»

Officers conduct ‘Post Active Shooter’ training at FCHS

Fayette County High School was the scene of a Dec. 21 high risk training exercise involving a scenario in which a shooter was on the loose inside the school. With students out for the holidays, officers from Peachtree City, Fayetteville and the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office were joined by state law enforcement to track down and apprehend the “shooter.” Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was an exercise designed to provide another level of training in response to a shooter in a local school. State and local law enforcement officers arrived at Fayette County High School in Fayetteville on Dec. 21 to participate in the simulation of a high risk search for an active shooter. Read More»

Police urge sober driving

Smartphone app aims to link partiers to safe rides home

Peachtree City police, Fayette County sheriff’s deputies and other local lawmen will be on the lookout in coming days for those wanting to party into the new year.
More specifically, they’ll be looking for impaired drivers who would have done better to leave the driving to a sober individual.

This year, however, there is a move afoot to cater more towards those who need sober rides: thanks to an application available for smart phones using the Apple or Android operating systems. Read More»

Fayette County law enforcement reports — Dec. 20-27

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, Dec. 20 - Monday, Dec. 26
Mariellen R. Jackson, 57, of Ga. Highway 138, Riverdale, for deposit account fraud.
Jerry C. Lucario, 53, of Magnolia Bend Drive, Conroe, Tex., for theft by taking.
Adashia Y. Richardson, 22, of Teal Circle, Powder Springs, for terroristic threats and acts and tele. haras/disordeerly/fig. words. Read More»

Fayette County law enforcement reports — Dec. 13–19

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

Dec. 13–19

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office


Ricardo J. Cortez-Perez, 33, of Woodside Boulevard, Fairburn, for no driver’s license.

Kimberly D. Gordon, 27, of Dixon Road, Jonesboro, for probation/parole violation.

George K. Hampton, 18, of Westbridge Road, Fayetteville, for obstruction and less than an ounce of marijuana.
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Senoia teen identified as murder victim

Newnan Police on Thursday identified the body of a male found Dec. 19 by passers-by in a creek at the SummerGrove residential development as that of 17-year-old Senoia resident Blake Tyler Chappell who had been missing since mid-October.

Autopsy results indicated that Chappell’s death was a homicide as a result of a gunshot wound. Read More»

Cops at McIntosh? Just a drill ...

If you see a group of police officers at McIntosh High School today and through the evening, don’t panic.

It turns out they are there preparing for an emergency drill simulation, officials said.

Specially-invited students are expected to participate in the drill scenario as well, which will give them a bird’s eye view of how law enforcement handles certain situations.