Crime

UPDATED: New level of violence in F’ville

 Officers from the Fayetteville Police Department and Fayette County Sheriff’s Office secured a duffel bag used in the Friday morning robbery. A dye pack had exploded, rendering some of the cash useless. Photo/John Munford.

UPDATED for Wednesday print edition — Fayetteville Police are hoping that someone recognizes one of the three men who robbed the RBC Centura Bank in north Fayetteville at gunpoint Friday morning.

Although two of the suspects had their faces almost completely covered, one appeared to be wearing just a cap and eyeglasses, according to surveillance photos released by police hours after the holdup. Read More»

3 youths arrested in Fayetteville burglary

Three teenagers were arrested early Tuesday morning after an officer spotted a suspicious skateboarder in a south Fayetteville subdivision around 5 a.m., police said.

The skateboarder dropped the box, which turned out to be a safe, and ran away from the officer in the Lakemont subdivision, police said. A police K-9 unit and other officers conducted a search which led to a home on GlenWood Lane where one person was found hiding in the bushes and two were hiding inside the house. The subdivision is located off Redwine Road in the southwestern part of Fayetteville. Read More»

Skeletal remains found in east Coweta near PTC

The Coweta County Sheriff’s Office is the investigating the discovery of a human skull and a large number of bones found July 5 by a surveyor working on the east side of Trinity Fellowship Church just south of Ga. Highway 54 East near Line Creek and Peachtree City. Read More»

Fayette County law enforcement arrest reports — June 28 – July 4

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, June 28 — Monday, July 4

Elizabeth M. Clark, 38, of Westminister Village, Sharpsburg, for no drivers license.

Willie A. Fairure, 47, of Golfview Drive, Conyers, for abandonment of spouse or child.

Robert L. Frisby, 55, of Jordan Place, Fayetteville, for driving with suspended license. Read More»

Nude pix lead to man's arrest

Sheriffs: Fayetteville man sent unsolicited nude photos using cellphone

A Fayetteville man was arrested June 30 for sending unsolicited nude photos to three victims via his cellphone, Fayette County sheriff’s investigators said.

Thruman H. Jones, 53, was charged with five counts of distributing obscene materials depicting nudity.

The incidents occurred on June 13, June 20 and June 27, investigators said. Read More»

Updated: arrest in 1 PTC wallet theft

Updated: arrest in 1 PTC wallet theft

Peachtree City police have arrested a Sharpsburg woman in connection with a wallet stolen from Hibbett Sports July 2.

Tracy Jones, 50, of Sweet Bay Drive was arrested Wednesday, the same day police released a photograph of a “person of interest” in the case. She has been charged with one count of theft by taking and one count of financial transaction card fraud.

According to police, after the wallet was stolen from the Hibbett Sports, there was an attempt to use a Visa debit card from the wallet at the nearby Target store, which is also in the Kedron Village shopping center. Read More»

8th arrest made in 2010 Shiloh Mobile Home Park arson, fraud

An eighth person has been arrested by Fayette County Sheriff’s investigators in connection to a case of insurance fraud relating to an August 2010 arson fire at a residence in the Shiloh Mobile Home Park near Peachtree City.

Sheriff’s spokesperson Brent Rowan said Fayette County investigators with the assistance of Richland County South Carolina Sheriff’s Office, the Columbia, S.C., Police Department and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) made an arrest on June 29 in connection with an arson for profit investigation which began on Aug. 4, 2010. Read More»

Fayette County law enforcement arrest reports — June 21–June 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, June 21 - Monday, June 27

Derik T. Williams, 31, of Brookshire Way, Montgomery, Ala., for bench warrant.

Angel T. Mallory, 35, of Flint River Road, Jonesboro, for bench warrant.

Milton N. Minter, Jr., 27, of Amersburry Lane, Riverdale, for obstruction, trafficking in illegal drugs and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Read More»

Tyrone police reports - June

The following arrests were made by Tyrone Police during the month of June. Those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Diandre Maurice Anderson, 23, of South Maple Stret, Albany, for less than an ounce of marijuana and speeding.

Jose Luis Chavez-Perez, 34, of Artesia Drive, Clarkston, for driving while license suspended or revoked (felony).

Juan Escalante-Perez, 29, of Shannon Trace, Fairburn, for speeding and driving while unlicensed. Read More»

Speeding cycle crashes in downtown Senoia

It was over almost before it started. And a Griffin woman was fortunate to be able to walk away after her motorcycle crashed and temporarily caught fire in a June 26 high-speed attempt to elude officers in downtown Senoia.

Holly Victoria Hensler, 22, was charged with speeding, fleeing and attempting to elude and reckless driving in the 52-second pursuit that began on June 26 at 12:36 a.m., according to Senoia Police spokesperson Steve Tomlin. Read More»