Crime

F’ville police school residents on avoiding identity fraud

Fayetteville Police Detective Mike Whitlow explains the ways residents can protect themselves against identity fraud. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The need for people to live with an enhanced awareness of identity theft was the resounding message by Fayetteville Police Det. Mike Whitlow Oct. 26 at a fraud prevention seminar held at the Sams Auditorium in Fayetteville. Identity theft has been the fastest growing crime in the country for nearly a decade.

Whitlow at the seminar said such fraud includes many types of illegal operations like credit card theft, identity theft, fraudulent emails and skimming and counterfeiting checks. Read More»

PTC police hosting Facebook, online safety seminar

The Peachtree City Police Department is offering a class on online safety, particularly as it relates to the uber-popular social networking site Facebook.

The class will focus on features on Facebook and elsewhere online that can enhance safety and security, officials said. The class will be held Thursday, Nov. 18 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the police department.

In addition to an overview of safety and security features, there will also be a question and answer session to discuss all online and Internet-related topics, officials said. Read More»

F'ville library 'flasher' arrested

F'ville library 'flasher' arrested

A Riverdale man was arrested Monday after he exposed himself and "performed a lewd act" to a female victim at the Fayette County Library in Fayetteville earlier in the day, Fayette County Sheriff's investigators said.

Jeffrey Leran Boozer, 32, of Riverdale Read More»

Coweta man arrested for incest, rape of relative visiting F’ville

Twenty-five year-old David Travis Dennis is escorted into Fayetteville Police headquarters late Thursday by Det. Mike Whitlow and Det. Scott Israel (rear) on charges of incest and rape of a 17 year-old relative visiting Fayetteville.

Fayetteville Police arrested 25 year-old Coweta County resident David Travis Dennis late Thursday afternoon on charges of rape and incest pertaining to a 17 year-old relative who was visiting Fayetteville to attend a party to celebrate Dennis’ release from prison just one day prior to the crime.

Det. Mike Whitlow said the incident was initially reported on July 1 when a female relative of Dennis went to Piedmont-Fayette Hospital to report she had been raped. Read More»

Thieves make off with business AC units

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of several large air conditioning units stolen in the past few weeks from businesses along Ga. Highway 85 North.

Sheriff’s spokesperson Brent Rowan said several air conditioning units were stolen on Sept. 30, Oct. 13 and Oct. 26 from businesses on Carnegie Place and on Ellis Road. The Ellis Road thefts occurred at the same business.

Rowan said the thefts are currently under investigation. Read More»

Feds: Fayette drug agents helped take down Mexican cell

The Tactical Narcotics Team of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was lauded this week for participating in an investigation that led to disruption of a Mexican drug trafficking organization that operated in nearby Ellenwood.

In three separate incidents involving the cell, agents seized over 900 pounds of marijuana and $1.8 million in cash, officials said. Read More»

Police reports, Oct. 26-Nov. 1

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, Oct. 26 - Monday, Nov. 1
Breyone Montez Aaron, 28, of Creekview Court, Riverdale, for suspended license.
Tanesha Nashelle Arnold, 22, of Avery Drive, Jonesboro, for pending charges false name, following too close, possession of marijuana and suspended license.
Jemar Antonio Branch, 27, of Walker Avenue, Fayetteville, for light/beam violation and no license. Read More»

PTC cops arrest Newnan man for identity fraud, ATM thefts

Gregory Anthony, 40, of Newnan, Ga. Photo/PTC Police.

A Newnan man has been charged with numerous counts of identity fraud and theft after Peachtree City Police and the Secret service staked out local automated teller machines (ATMs). Gregory Anthony, 40, of Prescott Court, Newnan, was arrested Oct. 22 and taken to the Fayette County Jail, police said. Read More»

Armed gunmen rob delivery truck in F’ville Thursday

Fayetteville Police are searching for two men who robbed a food delivery truck attendant at gunpoint behind a restaurant at 913 N. Glynn Street Thursday afternoon. Read More»

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