Crime

PTC Quiznos burglarized early Monday

The beginning of the winter storm early Monday morning did not deter a break-in and theft at the Quiznos restaurant on Ga. Highway 54 in the Peachtree East Shopping Center just outside Peachtree City. The incident is under investigation by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.

The burglary occurred on Jan. 10 at approximately 2:15 a.m. when a brick was thrown through a front window, said sheriff’s office spokesperson Brent Rowan, adding that the power to the store had been turned off from the outside of the building. Read More»

Burglars hit F’ville Foot Locker early Thursday

Burglars hit F’ville Foot Locker early Thursday

Fayetteville Police are searching for three suspects that burglarized the Foot Locker store at the Fayette Pavilion early Thursday morning.

Department spokesperson Mike Whitlow said surveillance video captured three suspects burglarizing a Fayetteville Foot Locker store early Thursday at approximately 4 a.m.

Whitlow said a silver vehicle, possibly a newer model crossover, backed up to the front door of the store. Three males exited the vehicle and shattered the front door using a tool similar to the Halligan tool fire departments use, Whitlow said. Read More»

Two arrested Wednesday in north Fayette home invasion

Two unnamed men were arrested Wednesday night in connection to a home invasion in north Fayette County. The resident, an East Point Police officer, was slightly injured and found duct-taped when deputies arrived. He told deputies that masked men held him at gunpoint during the incident. Read More»

Tuesday's court cases rescheduled for Fayetteville

The court cases postponed for Fayetteville Municipal Court on January 11, 2011 due to icy road conditions, have been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 15, 2011, at 8:00 a.m., officials said today.

Additional court dates will follow for the remaining cases. Defendants should contact the Fayetteville Municipal Court and speak with a court clerk to receive your corrected court date and time. Court reset letters have been mailed to all participants. Read More»

Fayette arrest log report

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, Jan. 4 - Monday, Jan. 10

No report

Fayetteville Police

Ellis Darnell Bozeman, 58, of Opotheohola St., Wetumpka, Ala., for traffic offense.

Brandy Renee Foster, 22, of Madison Place, Fayetteville, for probation violation and traffic offense.

Emmanuel Sebastien Merizier, 22, of Gleneagles Way, Fayetteville, for traffic offense. Read More»

F’ville reviews trespassing ordinance

The Fayetteville City Council on Jan. 6 got a look at the first reading of a proposed unauthorized entry ordinance intended to keep such minor offenses adjudicated in city court.

Police Chief Steve Heaton said the intent of the ordinance is to assist officers in addressing trespassing on private property and to provide for city charges processed in city court rather than the customary state charges that require the offender to be processed in state court. The first offense for trespassing, whether under state law or city ordinance, is a warning, Heaton added. Read More»

Hwy. 138 clerk grazed by robber’s gunshot

A Fayetteville K-9 unit followed the gunman’s trail to a nearby road, leaving officers to conclude that he left the area in an automobile. Photo/Mike Clifton/KombatKamera.com.

Fayette County sheriff’s detectives are looking for a gunman whose shot grazed a convenience store clerk Monday afternoon at the BP/Amoco gas station at the intersection of Ga. highways 138 and 279 on the county’s northern border with Fulton and Clayton counties.

The gunman entered the store around 2:10 p.m. talking on a phone, and waited inside the store about 15 minutes before approaching the counter and displaying a handgun, sheriff’s detectives said. Read More»

3 cuffed for botched robbery in Fayetteville

Fayetteville police early Sunday morning arrested three men who attempted to rob a local couple, police said.

The victims, who own an Asian restaurant in East Point, were apparently followed home and were confronted by two of the three suspects who demanded money, police said. The male victim then gave chase, forcing both suspects to flee to their vehicle. Read More»

Gunman fires shots at north Fayette gas station

Clerk grazed by shot, search on for suspect

Fayette County sheriff’s deputies are looking for a black man who shot a clerk at the BP/Amoco gas station at the intersection of Ga. highways 138 and 279 around 2:15 today.

The suspect was described as 6 feet tall wearing a black coat and carrying a black handgun.

The gunman also had forced the clerk into the store bathroom and threatened the clerk, according to initial reports of the incident.

The suspect left the store on foot and was believed to be on Ga. Highway 85 headed toward Hwy. 85 and Clayton County, officials said. Read More»

Hot spot for most stolen vehicles in Fayette: PTC*

* The catch? Most stolen vehicles in PTC are golf carts, almost all of which are recovered quickly

Once every two and a half days in Fayette County, on average, somebody’s car, truck or golf cart goes missing, according to figures compiled by local law enforcement agencies. Read More»