Crime

F’ville police charge woman with false rape claim

A South Carolina woman was charged by Fayetteville Police with making false statements in a Sept. 10 incident that occurred at the home of her boyfriend in Fayetteville. The woman told officers her boyfriend had raped her but was later arrested for making false statements during an interview with female detectives.

Fayetteville Police spokesman Steve Crawshaw said 40-year-old Angella Caprice Miller, of Hopkins, S.C., was charged with making false statements and writings after an incident that police reports said involved her boyfriend, a Fayetteville resident. Read More»

Burglars target PTC apartments, condos

Residents asked to report suspicious activity to 911 ASAP

Police are asking the public’s help in stopping a rash of burglaries at apartment and condominium complexes in north Peachtree City.

The incidents have occurred at the Camden Apartments, both Retreat apartments (on Barberry Lane and Hyacinth Lane) and also at Georgian Park Condominiums.

Residents are urged to call 911 immediately if they see “anything out of the ordinary in the area” including:
• Anyone walking through the buildings that you have never seen there before;
• Someone carrying electronic items from the buildings to a vehicle; Read More»

Local man charged with bilking universities

A Fayetteville man has been charged with bilking about $400,000 from various colleges and universities who were counting on his company for overseas travel arrangements for their sports teams, U.S. prosecutors said.

Dale Brannan, 65, is charged with bank fraud, mail fraud, bankruptcy fraud and one count of making a false declaration in a bankruptcy filing, officials said. He was indicted by a federal grand jury Sept. 13, and faces up to 50 years in prison and fines up to $500,000. Read More»

Gunman fires at Tyrone Sonic, gets away on foot

Employees fled to safety, locking themselves in cooler

Several employees of the Tyrone Sonic Drive-In restaurant thwarted a gunman who tried to rob the store Monday night close to 10 p.m., police said.

The gunman fired one round into a doorway Read More»

PTC police: stay cool to avoid road rage

Report: Incidents with angry motorists are on the rise

“Road rage” incidents are on the rise in Peachtree City, and police are urging motorists to let cooler heads prevail to avoid potentially dangerous altercations.

While it can be easy to get upset at other motorists who tailgate or cut you off, police say the best course of action is to let the offender move on, instead of taking matters into your own hands, yelling, or making gestures that might escalate the situation. Read More»

Atlanta woman gets 35 years in home invasion case

An Atlanta woman was convicted today on 10 felony counts for participating in a violent home invasion in south Fayette County Dec. 3. Michelle Perez of Chattahoochee Summit Road was sentenced to life in prison Read More»

Armed robber hits PTC Pit Stop

Peachtree City Police are searching for an armed robber that held up the Pit Stop convenience store on Ga. Highway 54 and Petrol Point in Peachtree City during the nighttime hours Sept. 12. No one was injured in the robbery. Read More»

Fayette County law enforcement arrest reports: Aug. 30 – Sept. 5

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, Aug. 30 - Monday, Sept. 5

Rebecca J. Ashmore, 30, of Grant Road, Brooks, for probation/parole violation.

David D. Conley, 40, of Stone Road, Atlanta, for probation/parole violation.

Mary M. Eden, 42, of Arbor Way, Fayetteville, for DUI drugs, city ordinance violation, unlawful manufacture of drugs and controlled substance Schedule II violation. Read More»

Retired Coweta, Fayette teacher gets five years in drug case

A retired teacher who once taught in Coweta and Fayette counties was sentenced on Sept. 2 to five years in prison after entering a guilty plea related to his arrest at a Dec. 2, 2010 traffic stop in east Coweta County where a deputy found him in possession of 25 pounds of marijuana and $30,000 in cash.

Fifty-eight year-old Craig Blount Humphrey, of Sharpsburg, will serve five years in prison and pay $100,000 in fines, according to Coweta County Assistant District Attorney Tim Marlow. Read More»

F’ville husband scares off wife’s mugger with gunshots

A Sept. 1 attempted robbery outside a Swanbrook Drive residence in Fayetteville was foiled when the husband fired shots in the air after a man ran into his yard and attempted to steal his wife’s purse as she was exiting her vehicle.

Fayetteville Det. Mike Whitlow said the incident occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m. as the homeowner arrived home in the subdivision off East Lanier Avenue, got out of her vehicle and was about to remove her young child from the car when a male mugger ran up and attempted to grab her purse. Read More»