Crime

F’ville Rite-Aid burglarized April 24

Fayetteville Police are searching for a burglar in connection with an April 24 break-in at the Rite-Aid pharmacy on North Glynn Street.

Department spokesperson Mike Whitlow said the break-in occurred at approximately 6:30 a.m. after a man who appeared on video to be a black male threw a large rock through a store window and gained entrance.

Whitlow said the man stole a large quantity of cigarettes.

It is possible that this man has been involved in similar break-ins in other jurisdictions, Whitlow said, adding that Fayetteville investigators are in contact with other agencies. Read More»

F’ville man arrested for child molestation

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office announced April 26 that a Fayetteville man has been arrested on child molestation charges relating to inappropriate sexual behavior with a juvenile over a two-year period.

Sheriff’s spokesperson Brent Rowan said Vick Cataldo, 61, was arrested April 15 and charged with child molestation. Rowan said the case involved Cataldo engaging in inappropriate sexual behavior over a two-year time frame with a juvenile at a residence on Kite Lake Road. That time frame occurred between March 2009 and March 2011, Rowan said. Read More»

Fayette judge scandal spawns 4 requests for new trials

Four defendants convicted in Fayette County are seeking a new trial, claiming the affair between former Fayette County public defender Kimberly Cornwell and former Superior Court Judge Paschal A. English Jr. adversely affected their rights to fair trials. Read More»

PTC changing crime alerts; users need to sign up again

Peachtree City residents who have become accustomed to crime alerts on their cellphone and email inboxes will have to make a switch, and soon.

The city is abandoning the Nixle service because the company has changed its mind and decided to start charging cities for the service. Instead, the city is rolling out a similar service that will also be free, and can be signed up for on the city’s website at http://www.peachtree-city.org/CivicAlerts.aspx. Read More»

Sharpsburg man guilty of tax evasion

A Sharpsburg man will be sentenced on May 9 in U.S. District Court after entering a guilty plea on two counts of tax evasion and two counts of failing to file tax returns.

Robert C. Boot, 59, was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 14, 2010, on two counts of tax evasion and two counts of failure to file tax returns, according to U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates. And on Dec. 8 Boot entered a guilty plea to two counts of failure to file, Yates said, adding that in his plea agreement Boot admitted that he owed $75,196.25 in taxes for tax years 2002-2004.  Read More»

Deputies bust 6 for drug house activities in F'ville

An early Wednesday morning drug raid on Bates Avenue in Fayetteville netted six arrests, according to Investigator Brent Rowan of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department. Read More»

Fayette County law enforcement arrest reports for April 12 – April 18

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, April 12 - Monday, April 18

Rashasa Rasfari Bailey, 27, of Tom McKinley Road, Thomaston, for probation violation.

Charles Vincent Cataldo, 61, of Kite Lake Road, Fayetteville, for chilld molestation.

Clayton Henry Garner, 51, of Ga. Highway 85 Connector, Brooks, for driving while license suspended and operating an unregistered vehicle. Read More»

Accused church burglar returned to Fayette County

A Peachtree City man charged with church burglaries in Fayette and Coweta counties in late 2010 has been returned to Fayette after spending the past few months in the Coweta County Jail.

Joseph Michael Robinson, 25, of Peachtree City, was charged April 11 on outstanding warrants related to the burglaries of two Peachtree City churches, said department spokesperson Rosanna Dove. Read More»

Newnan man arrested for child molestation

A 22 year-old Newnan man was arrested April 8 on multiple charges relating to the molestation of a six year-old Newnan boy.

Brandon Michael Murphy of Berry Avenue was charged with aggravated sodomy, aggravated child molestation, kidnapping and enticing a minor for indecent purposes, according to Newnan Police Department records. Read More»

Fayette County law enforcement arrest log April 5 – April 11

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, April 5 - Monday, April 11

Curt Benedict Bland, 47, of Barsi Point, Fayetteville, for simple battery.

Omar Gomez-Suarez, 29, of Quail Lane, Jonesboro, for DUI, DUI less safe, suspended license, open container and driving on roadways laned for traffic.

Tracy Michelle Lewis, 47, of Stevens Entry, Peachtree City, for deposit account fraud/bac checks. Read More»