Crime

Suspect picks cop’s car to break into at hospital

A Hampton man was arrested Oct. 19 on entering auto and other charges after an off-duty Atlanta police officer found him inside the officer’s private vehicle as he exited Piedmont Fayette Hospital.

Darius Jackson, 22, was charged with entering auto, possession of burglary tools and obstruction in the Oct. 19 incident, according to Det. Mike Whitlow.

Whitlow said the incident occurred as an off-duty Atlanta police officer and his wife left Piedmont Fayette Hospital and approached their personal vehicle. As the couple got closer to the vehicle the officer saw Jackson sitting inside. Read More»

Feds sentence F’ville resident for false ID, drugs

Former Fayetteville resident Sohel Lilywala was sentenced Oct. 21 to nearly seven years in federal prison after pleading guilty to a variety of charges such as being an alien in possession of a firearm, drug possession, making a false claim of U.S. citizenship and aggravated identity theft. Read More»

Fayette County law enforcement arrest reports — Oct. 11 – Oct. 17

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, Oct. 11 - Monday Oct. 17

Nuna B. Coleman, 19, of Greenview Circle, Fairburn, for driving with suspended license and expired/no license plate/decal.

Jacquelyn E. Dingler, 26, of Hunterian Place, Newnan, for theft by taking.

Federico O. Martinez, 46, of Covington Highway, Conyers, for probation/parole violation. Read More»

Burglars stopped by gun-wielding victim

A north Fayette homeowner had a big surprise for two would-be burglars who entered a home on Kite Lake Road in north Fayette County Oct. 7.

According to investigators with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, the homeowner held Anthony Wilson and Franklin Hammock at gunpoint until sheriff’s deputies could arrive on the scene. Wilson, 23, and Hammock, 25, both of Hampton, were charged with burglary. Read More»

PTC police arrest 2 in debit card fraud ring

Festus Odosageede, left, and Akpovoke Desire Idigu were arrested after trying to fraudulently cash prepaid debit cards at the Peachtree City Walmart Oct. 11, police said. Photo/Special.

Two Powder Springs men were arrested Oct. 11 in Peachtree City after attempting to fraudulently draw a large amount of money from prepaid debit cards at the Walmart store, according to Peachtree City police.

When the men were stopped by officers after leaving the store, police found a large amount of cash in the vehicle along with unissued prepaid debit cards, receipts and newly activated debit cards.

The debit cards, it turns out, had been issued to persons other than the suspects, police said. Read More»

Fayette County law enforcement arrest reports

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, Oct. 4 - Monday, Oct. 10

Jesus M. Gomez-Perez, 36, of Elcona Drive, Fayetteville, for no driver’s license.

Leonard J. Jones, 28, of Moses Lane, Tallahassee, Fla., for no driver’s license.

Jolenda C. MacArthur, 33, of Running Bear Trail, Fayetteville, for missing/defaced/obscured tag, failure to dim headlights and less than an ounce of marijuana. Read More»

Tyrone police reports – September 2011

The following arrests were made by Tyrone Police during September. Those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Brian Anthony Bartlett, 55, of Schatulga Road, Columbus, for giving false name/address/birth date, driving while license suspended (felony) and following too closely.

James Leon Bethea, 28, of Brookstone Way, Union City, for driving while license withdrawn and speeding.

James Bradley Cordell, 57, of Tangley Trail, Peachtree City, for failure to maintain lane and DUI alcohol. Read More»

Stolen vehicle case leads to drug arrests

An investigation into a stolen vehicle netted two arrests for illegal narcotic activity Oct. 8, according to investigators from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.

The investigation led to a search warrant being executed at a home on LaFayette drive in north Fayette County where a stolen vehicle was located, officials said. While searching the home, drug violations were discovered, investigators said. Read More»

Thieves hit cars in 2 PTC subdivisions

Thieves have again preyed on unlocked cars in Peachtree City, police said.

In a strike on the Centennial and Fairfield neighborhoods, thieves got a handgun, small electronics, cash and a purse, police said. It is also believed that the same thieves stole two golf carts along the way, abandoning them later.

The incidents occurred sometime between 7 p.m. Monday night and 7 a.m. this morning, police said.

Police are urging residents to lock their vehicles, avoid leaving valuables inside their vehicles and also to secure golf carts with an anti-theft device. Read More»

Fayette County law enforcement arrest reports — Sept. 27 – Oct. 3

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, Sept. 27 - Monday, Oct. 3

Marcus A. Brown, 28, of Walden Landing Drive, Hampton for financial identity fraud.

Amanda K. Crawford, 26, of Hawthorne Circle, Stockbridge, for bench warrant.

Shean B. Haley, 41, of Ridge Forest Drive, Atlanta, for theft by conversion. Read More»

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