Crime

Two arrested in PTC burglaries

Peachtree City Police early Wednesday morning arrested two Atlanta men in connection with two Christmas week residential burglaries in the Smokerise subdivision. The burglary of a home in the Kedron Hills subdivision during the same period of time is still under investigation. Read More»

F’ville arrests 2 in botched Christmas Eve burglary

Fayetteville Police arrested two men on Christmas Eve for the attempted burglary of the Radio Shack store at the Fayette Pavilion. One of the men had been sought for the Dec. 18 burglary of the Sprint store at the Uptown Shopping Center on North Glynn Street. Read More»

Mailbox-checking burglars get guns, electronics in Kedron, Smokerise

Peachtree City Police are investigating three residential burglaries that occurred between Dec. 18-28 in subdivisions along North Peachtree Parkway. Read More»

Police reports Dec. 21-27

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, Dec. 21 - Monday, Dec. 27
Brian David Caul, 34, Queens Court, Riverdale, for possession of marijuana and no tag.
Jonise Latawon Douglas, 22, of Heather Circle, Riverdale, for probation violation.
Micarta Jermaine Eason, 36, of Ruffin Road, Dunn, N.C., for battery-family violence.
Melvon Texidor Rivera, 43, of Pirkle Road, Griffin, for DUI alcohol and lane violation. Read More»

PTC boy seriously injured after fall through gym roof

A 14-year-old Peachtree City boy is in serious but stable condition after falling through the Plexiglas skylight of the gym at Braelinn Elementary School on Dec. 23. The boy was one of four Peachtree City males ages 14-17 on the roof when the incident occurred, Peachtree City police said. Read More»

Sharpsburg man pleads, owes feds $108K in taxes, interest

Sharpsburg resident Robert C. Boot earlier this month entered a guilty plea in federal court to two counts of failing to file tax returns on his 2002-2004 taxes. Boot owed $75,000 in taxes and $33,000 in interest. Read More»

Judge-public defender affair may win new trial for carjacker

An affair between a now-resigned Fayette County Superior Court judge and a public defense attorney who routinely appeared in his courtroom may help win a new trial for a Riverdale man who was convicted in 2008 for a carjacking incident in Fayetteville.

A public defender attorney for Christopher Deangelo Wakefield has indicated in court papers that she needs to investigate whether one of Superior Court Judge Paschal A. English’s rulings in the case favored a co-defendant to the detriment of Wakefield. Read More»

Police reports Dec. 14-20

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. 14 - Monday, Dec. 20
Shelby Cleopheus Arrington, 19, of Princeton Chase Trace, Fayetteville, for possession of marijuana.
Kenneth Timothy Baldwin, 26, Harbor Town Parkway, Fayetteville, for no license.
Terry Nikoya Beasley, 25, of Bartow Court, Riverdale, for no proof of insurance, reckless driving, no license, lane violation maximum limits and fleeing/attempting to elude. Read More»

Fayette Sheriff’s Department nabs $101K in metro Atlanta seized drug money

Fayette County Sheriff Wayne Hannah holds the federal check for over $101,000, part of seized drug forfeiture funds resulting from a combined local and federal investigation. Photo/Special.

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department last week received thanks from federal officials and $101,000 as its share of drug money seized after an 18-month-long joint investigation into drug cartels operating in the Atlanta area, according to a news release from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Besides the Fayette S.O., other agencies sharing in $1.6 million in seized drug money were the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department, Ga. Department of Public Safety and the Lawrenceville Police Department. Read More»

8 arrested, 9 indicted for conspiring to distribute meth in D.C.

Nine people have been indicted on federal charges of conspiring to sell large quantities of crystal methamphetamine in the Washington area, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was among the agencies listed as participating in the investigation. Read More»

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