Crime

Fayette cops to crack down on DUI for Halloween

Those who choose to drink and drive in Peachtree City this weekend might be in for a scary situation themselves.

There will be more than 30 police officers from the city and their brethren at the Fayetteville Police Department and the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office participating in the crackdown, officials said. Read More»

Fayette Chief Magistrate Floyd dies

Fayette County Chief Magistrate Charles R. "Chuck" Floyd.

Fayette County’s Chief Magistrate, Charles “Chuck” Floyd Jr., died overnight, court officials have said.

When Floyd, 53, was appointed to the position in 2002, he became Fayette’s first-ever African American judge. He subsequently was elected to the post in 2004 and won re-election in 2008.

Fellow Magistrate Bob Ruppenthal in a statement today said that Floyd “served the citizens of Fayette County with integrity.”

“Chuck will be greatly missed,” Ruppenthal said.

Details of Floyd’s death are unavailable and funeral arrangements are expected to be released later by the family. Read More»

Police reports, Oct. 19-25, 2010

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. 19 - Monday, Oct. 25
Elihu Adony Bonilla, 25, of Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Atlanta, for probation violation.
Erica Shavonn Brown, 27, of Registry Boulevard, Hampton, for probation violation.
Kenneth Courtland Burton, 33, of Podwer Springs Road, Marietta, for no license.
Phyoncia Sharyae Gresham, 20, of Center Street, Atlanta, for pending charges sale of marijuana. Read More»

Ex-boyfriend, out on probation, admits to golf cart assault

Ex-boyfriend, out on probation, admits to golf cart assault

Suspect set ex-girlfriend's cart on fire; 2 victims escaped with no major injuries

A jilted boyfriend has admitted to brazenly assaulting his former girlfriend Read More»

Party hearty, pay the price

Sometimes partying just doesn’t pay, especially when the booze is flowing and the crowd gets loud enough to compel neighbors to call the cops. That was the case over the weekend when police in Fayetteville arrested 13 underage drinkers at a late night party on Williamsburg Way. Read More»

F'ville woman arrested for identity fraud

Fayette County Sheriff’s Investigators made an arrest on Oct. 12 in connection with an identity theft case which was reported on Oct. 7. Investigators have arrested Fayetteville resident Sabrina NeeSmith on six counts of identity fraud and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Read More»

Multiple drug arrests across Fayette

It has been a busy couple of weeks for agents with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Narcotics Team (TNT). Team Commander Jody Thomas announced Tuesday that six investigations into the sale, possession or use of illegal narcotics have been concluded with the investigations leading to the arrests of 13 people.

Thomas said the first incident occurred Sept. 20 after TNT conducted an undercover operation in the parking lot of a Fayette County business. Read More»

F’ville Police to hold fraud prevention seminar

All kinds of criminal frauds are on the increase, both locally and across America. To help combat the victimization of individuals and businesses, the Fayetteville Police Department will be holding a fraud prevention seminar on Oct. 26.

Detective Mike Whitlow in addressing the upcoming seminar said that representatives from his department, along with representatives from the U.S. Secret Service will be on hand.

Whitlow said the purpose of the seminar is to provide information on current fraud schemes, ways to protect personal information and what to do if you become a victim. Read More»

Police reports Oct. 5-11

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, Oct. 5 - Monday, Oct. 11
Richard James Coe, 48, of Crosstown Drive, Peachtree City, for probation violation.
Jaime Antonio Conway, 35, of Sycamore Drive, Jonesboro, for probation violation.
Michael Jerome Dorsey, 32, of Church Street, Fayetteville, for probation violation.
Jabbar Beyah Fowler, 29, of Lee Road, Senoia, for probation violation. Read More»

PTC cops take on game warden duties; will write fishing license citations

The long arm of city law is moving beyond city streets and cart paths to the shores of lakes Kedron and Peachtree. Peachtree City police are now empowered to enforce a state law requiring all fisherman to have a state fishing license. Read More»

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