Crime

Armed robbers hit Verizon store at Pavilion

Security camera photos of the two suspected robbers. Photo/Fayetteville Police Department.

Two masked gunmen Thursday morning robbed the Verizon storeat 105 Promenade Parkway, across from the Fayette Pavilion, and are being sought by Fayetteville Police.

Fayetteville Police spokesperson Steve Crawshaw said the armed robbery occurred at 9:12 a.m. as two men described by employees as black males wearing masks and dark clothing entered the store, which is in the same center as FedEx Kinko’s Office Print and Ship store.

Crawshaw said the men produced handguns and demanded cell phones. Read More»

PTC man, 26 , busted in Aberdeen parking lot for meth

A Peachtree City man was arrested Jan. 9 for selling methamphetamine at the Aberdeen Village Shopping Center to an undercover investigator with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Narcotics Team (TNT).

Reese J. Neely, 26, of Carradale Court, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine and sale of methamphetamine, according to sheriff’s spokesman Brent Rowan. Read More»

Griffin man caught after Redwine Road area burglary

A Griffin man on Jan. 7 was caught by Fayetteville Police just minutes after burglarizing a home on Millhaven Landing near Redwine Road.

Stephen Michael Jones, 21, was charged with burglary, obstruction and loitering, according to Fayetteville Police spokesman Steve Crawshaw. Read More»

Fayette County law enforcement arrest reports — Dec. 27 – Jan. 2

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. 27, 2011 - Monday, Jan. 2, 2012


Randall J. Aragon, 48, of Sheffleild Court, Fayetteville, for reckless driving, fleeing and eluding and DUI alcohol.

Rita F. Torbett, 50, of Marilyn Drive West, Fayetteville, for DUI alcohol, failure to maintain lane and expired/no license plate/decal.
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Atlanta police, friends searching for missing FCHS grad

Atlanta police are investigating the disappearance of a Fayette County High School graduate who was last seen by friends Dec. 27.

Stacey Nicole English, 36, of Buckhead, was reported missing Dec. 31, police said. On top of the police investigation, her family and friends have mounted a campaign to distribute flyers in hopes of encountering anyone with information as to her whereabouts. Read More»

Fayette deputies bust man for burglary, 3 for a/c thefts

Fayette County deputies caught criminal suspects New Year’s week in the act of committing a burglary and thefts of air conditioning units, arresting four persons in two separate incidents.

Deputies on New Year’s Day arrested Jarrod Mathew Callahan, 18, of Fayetteville, and charged him with burglary and carrying a concealed weapon. Read More»

Pastor and female church member arrested for stealing $30,000 from church

Arrest mugs of pastor Kenneth Robinson (L) and his alleged accomplice, Alexis Dodson (R). Photo/Fayette County Sheriff's Department.

A Fayetteville church pastor accused of running off to Pennsylvania with a female church member and $30,000 of the church’s money has been arrested and returned to the Fayette County Jail — minus the money.

Kenneth Robinson, 44, senior pastor of the Flint Ridge Baptist Church on Old Road off Ga. Highway 85 North, has been charged with two counts of forgery in the first degree and one count of theft by taking, according to Investigator Brent Rowan of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department. Read More»

South F’ville home burglarized Jan. 4

A mid-day burglary on Jan. 4 at a Fayetteville residence off Redwine Road resulted in the theft of a flat screen television and a number of jewelry items.

Fayetteville Police Det. MIke Whitlow said the break-in on Lockmeade Way occurred Wednesday between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Whitlow said there was a forced entry at the rear door of the home. Stolen in the burglary was a flat screen television and a significant amount of jewelry, Whitlow said. Read More»

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»

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