Crime

2 arrested for South Fayette home invasion

Fayette County Sheriff's deputies have arrested two people in connection with a home invasion Friday morning at a home off Padgett Road in south Fayette County. Read More»

Police: PTC church burglar caught

Also charged with church burglaries in Fayette, Coweta counties; loot found in offender's PTC home

A 24-year-old Peachtree City man has been arrested for burglarizing two churches here, taking electronics, cash, computers and musical instruments, police said this afternoon.
Authorities also linked Joseph Michael Robinson to two similar incidents Read More»

Guilty pleas in bank robbery, holdup of Walgreens, kidnapping of woman

An Atlanta man pled guilty Monday to robbing the Bank of America off Ga. Highway 314 in Fayetteville Aug. 15, 2009.

Michael Ray Baskerville Jr., 34, of Washington Street, Atlanta was sentenced to serve 15 years in prison consecutive to a prison term he is already serving for two similar bank robberies in Cobb County, said Fayette County Assistant District Attorney Warren Sellers.

Baskerville was charged with the robbery in October 2009 after he was arrested during the robbery of a SunTrust bank in Cobb County, officials said. Read More»

F’ville cops bust 5 store workers for underage alcohol sales

It really doesn’t pay to sell alcohol to underage buyers. That is what the clerks at five Fayetteville convenience stores found out Nov. 26. All were arrested after selling to an underage buyer who was working with Fayetteville Police. The good news is that seven other stores refused to make the sale. Read More»

Deputy dragged, thrown from vehicle after traffic stop; suspect shot

An incident during a traffic stop on County Line Road Monday night left a Fayette County Sheriff’s deputy injured after being dragged and thrown from the vehicle when the passenger attempted to flee the scene. The deputy’s injury was not life-threatening. A suspect was shot and wounded by the deputy, police said. Read More»

Fayette law officers caution holiday shoppers on crime perils

Fayetteville Police and the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office want shoppers to stay safe and aware during the holiday shopping season. With that in mind, both agencies are providing tips to help ensure safer holiday shopping.

Fayetteville Police say shopping during the holiday season can present unique dangers when busy people become careless and vulnerable to theft and other crimes. Taking a few preventative measures can help keep the holiday season joyous, officers said. Those measures include:

• Shop during daylight hours whenever possible. Read More»

Police reports, Nov. 16-22

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, Nov. 16 - Monday, Nov. 22

Donald Shane Grizzle, 21, of Ga. Highway 85, Brooks, for probation violation.
Cyrus Milner, 56, of Camden Court, Fayetteville, for pending charges battery-family violence.
Michael Charles Phillips, 49, of Longview Road, Fayetteville, for probation violation.
Marselo Ignatios Psomas, 53, of Carriage Lane, Peachtree City, for charges pending simple battery. Read More»

PTC police issue Internet 'money scam' alert

The Peachtree City Police Thursday morning issued an alert to citizens to be aware of two versions of an internet “money scam” that has been reported in the city and surrounding areas.

Version 1:

Victims who are selling items via the internet are receiving checks for an amount significantly more than what the item is being sold for.

Once the check has been received by the victim, the offenders are requesting that the victim deposit the check and wire a third person the difference in the money actually owed and the amount of the check. Read More»

Camp pleads guilty to drug and conversion charges

Senior U.S. District Judge and Coweta County resident Jack T. Camp Jr. pleaded guilty last week in U.S. District Court in Atlanta to possession of controlled substances and conversion of government property. He will be sentenced on March 4. Read More»

Missouri woman charged with identity fraud

Fayette County Sheriff’s investigators arrested a Missouri woman on Nov. 10 on charges of identity fraud.

Chevell Chamberlyn, 30, of Lee Summit, Missouri, was charged with two counts of identity fraud, according to sheriff’s spokesperson Brent Rowan.

Rowan said the case involved Chamberlyn fraudulently using a Fayette County victim’s Heritage Bank account number to pay her AT&T phone bill in the amount of $432.86 and $285.65.

Rowan said the fraudulent charges occurred in November 2009.

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