Crime

Senoia nabs identity thief

Senoia police investigators responding to an incident involving debit card information stolen from a Senoia victim arrested a Stone Mountain man who admitted using stolen information from multiple victims to open debit and credit card accounts.

Kwame Gordon, 34, was charged on June 17 with one count of identity theft, said Senoia Inv. Jason Ercole, adding that additional charges and arrests are expected. Read More»

PTC police seek driver who fled traffic stop

Peachtree City police are asking the public to help locate a man who ran from police on a traffic stop late Wednesday afternoon. The suspect was identified as Tony Long, 5’9”, weighing 140 pounds and wearing khaki shorts and a gray shirt. Long was last spotted running into the Shiloh Mobile Home Park behind the Peachtree East Shopping Center.

Peachtree City police are asking the public to help locate a man who ran from police on a traffic stop late Wednesday afternoon.

The suspect was identified as Tony Long, 5’9”, weighing 140 pounds and wearing khaki shorts and a gray shirt. Long was last spotted running into the Shiloh Mobile Home Park behind the Peachtree East Shopping Center.

Long is wanted by several jurisdictions which have lodged criminal charges against him, police said.

Anyone with information on Long’s whereabouts is asked to contact police by calling 911.

Deputies catch driver who fled crash, grandma who picked him up

Hunter Ross Cooper, 19, of 201 Mitchell Road, Fayetteville was arrested today (Wednesday, June 25) and charged with a litany of offenses including obstruction of a law enforcement officer, two felony counts of causing serious injury by vehicle, DUI, endangering a child while DUI, hit and run, leaving the scene of an accident, driving with a revoked or suspended license and other traffic offenses along with one charge of violating probation, according to jail documents.

Fayette County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a driver who fled the scene of a serious injury vehicle crash Monday evening on Pine Knott Road in north Fayette County, according to Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb. Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — June 10–16

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the period indicated. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Rather than indicating the age of those arrested, only the year of birth will be noted below due to law enforcement procedural changes.

Tuesday, June 10 - Monday, June 16

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office


Heather L. Briggs, born in 1974, of Sandy Lane, Brooks, for probation/parole violation.
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Senoia fugitive nabbed in multi-county effort

Shutterstock photo of police emergency lights at dusk.

It required the efforts of law enforcement agencies in counties around metro Atlanta, but in the end Senoia resident Bill Owens, Jr. ended up in custody on June 18.

Currently housed in the Fayette County Jail, the highly mobile Owens, 36, faces a litany of charges from Fayette and numerous surrounding counties. Read More»

PTC police credit man for big pot arrest — his own

Photo courtesy of Peachtree City Police Department.

‘Check out my YouTube Page’ – cops did, found online pics of 33 marijuana plants in man's house

A Peachtree City man was arrested on felony marijuana charges June 13 after he invited an officer to “check out his YouTube channel” which showed a marijuana-growing operation at his residence that contained 33 marijuana plants.

Zachary A. Peak, 29, of Paddock Trail in Glenloch Village, was charged with manufacturing, distribution and possession of marijuana, possession of drug-related objects and indecent exposure, according to police and jail records. Read More»

3 arrested in Fayette chase

A June 13 car chase along Ga. Highway 54 in Fayetteville and into central Fayette County followed by a chase on foot by sheriff’s deputies and Tyrone officers led to the arrest of three men on multiple charges.

Sheriff Barry Babb said deputies on June 13 conducted a traffic stop on Hwy. 54 in Fayetteville near Sharon Drive. He said the driver of the vehicle pulled into the parking lot of the AutoZone store then fled from the officer by quickly returning to Hwy. 54 and running the light at Gingercake Road. Babb said the pursuit continued west on Hwy. 54, then north onto Tyrone Road. Read More»

Drop-in Kroger burglary suspect turns himself in to police

The man who burglarized the Kroger pharmacy at 805 South Glynn Street in Fayetteville on June 8 surrendered to police after family members saw his photo in newsaccounts and suggested he turn himself in.

Justin Blake Moody, 21, of Fayetteville, voluntarily surrendered to Fayetteville investigators at noon on June 11, said Det. Mike Whitlow. Moody was charged with one count of burglary for breaking into the Kroger pharmacy at approximately 9 p.m. on June 8, Whitlow said. Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — June 3–9

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the period indicated. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Rather than indicating the age of those arrested, only the year of birth will be noted below due to law enforcement procedural changes.

Tuesday, June 3 - Monday, June 9

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Robert D. Adams, born in 1974, of Kellogg Street, Mansfield, for probation/parole violation.

Martha F. Avalos-Garcia, born in 1986, of Pine Terrace, Palmetto, for driving without valid license. Read More»

Train hits car stuck on PTC tracks

Train hits car stuck on PTC tracks

A motorist narrowly averted disaster early this morning in a failed attempt to cross railroad tracks that were under repair, police said.

The driver was running late for work and disregarded three “road closed” signs before reaching the tracks at Paschall Road, police said. Because the road had been cut for maintenance, the car fell off the roadway.

“The driver called for a wrecker but a train arrived first and a collision occurred,” according to the police department’s Facebook page.

The train received minimal damage, but the driver was issued a citation. Read More»

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