Crime

Five PTC residents arrested on drug charges

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Tactical Narcotic Team (TNT) on March 11 arrested five Peachtree City residents on drug charges after a drug buy on Crosstown Drive Read More»

Infant murder suspect denied bond

A Franklin man charged with killing a 5-month-old baby in a northwest Fayette home will remain in jail for now.

A bond request from Steven Anthony Haire, 22, was denied this afternoon by Fayette County Superior Court Judge Tommy Hankinson. Haire is accused of shaking infant Zachery Freeman until the baby couldn’t breathe.

Haire’s attorney had asked for a $50,000 bond, claiming that Haire is not a flight risk and poses no threat to witnesses in the case. Read More»

Heaton shows downward trend in crime at city retreat

Fayetteville Police Chief Steve Heaton used the City Council retreat last week to unveil the city’s crime statistics for 2010. That data showed that Fayetteville has fewer violent crimes than nearly every other city in Georgia of similar size, that serious crimes continue to be on a downward trend and that the actual crime at the Fayette Pavilion continues to be more perception than reality. Read More»

New technology to ID ‘criminal aliens’ at Fayette jail

Starting Tuesday, illegal and legal aliens convicted of a previous crime face deportation

Starting tomorrow, people booked into the Fayette County Jail will be subject to “biometric” fingerprint scans to identify aliens “both lawfully and unlawfully present in the United States.” Read More»

Tyrone police reports Mar. 1-10

The following arrests were made by Tyrone Police between March 1-10. those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Jessica Maria Espinosa, 20, of Cedar Lane, Fayetteville, for failure to appear.

Oscar Mojica Rodriguez, 31, of Peachtree Landing Circle, Fairburn, for tail light required and driving while unlicensed.

Francis N. Peacock, 23, of West Fairfield Drive, Pensacola, Fla., for less than an ounce of marijuana.

Silvia Ramirez, 39, of Kings Ridge Drive, Peachtree City, for failure to yield right-of-way and driving while unlicensed.

2 F’ville teens busted Thursday for multiple thefts from Planterra Ridge vehicles

Peachtree City police are expecting to file more charges against two Fayetteville teenagers now in the Fayette County Jail for felony theft, according to Public Information Officer Captain Rosanna Dove. Read More»

Police: no charges for PTC kid photographer

Investigation determined there was no intent to harm kids

Peachtree City police have decided not to file charges against a man who caused a stir last Saturday by photographing several juveniles in the Mark Style subdivision and walking away before the childrens’ mothers could question his actions.

The photographer did not intend to commit a harmful act against the children, and as such police and the victims made a joint decision not to file charges, police said. Read More»

Fayette deputies uncover arson for profit insurance scam; 5 arrested in statewide fraud ring

Five women were arrested Tuesday for participating in a statewide insurance fraud scheme that involved torching a residential unit at the Shiloh Mobile Home Park, sheriff’s officials said. Read More»

Fayette County law enforcement arrests reports: March 1 — March 7, 2011

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, March 1 - Monday, March 7

Michael Brandon Brooks, 30, of Lees Lake Road, Fayetteville, for probation violation.

Robert William Cisneros, 20, of Glenn Street, Palmetto, for probation violation.

Tarrah Diane Clark, 24, of Herchel Road, College Park, for probation violation.

Alexander Leland Coe, 23, of Stonehaven Drive, Fayetteville, for probation violation. Read More»

Sheriffs arrest 2 for ID fraud

Two men have been arrested by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office for two unrelated incidents involving check-related identity fraud.

Rontavis Walker, 27, of Hampton has been charged with three counts of identity fraud, according to sheriff’s investigators.

He was arrested Feb. 23 for fraudulently depositing three checks belonging to a Fayette County business into his bank account, officials said.

The deposits were made Sept. 10, 2010, investigators said. Read More»

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