Crime

PTC has lowest violent crime rate in metro area

Peachtree City has the lowest rate of violent crime in metro Atlanta for the 2009 calendar year, according to statistics released recently by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The city recorded just 18 such crimes in 2009, which averages out to .51 per 1,000 residents. Read More»

Federal grand jury indicts PTC man for bilking 90 investors out of $15.8 million

DALLAS – U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks of the Northern District of Texas announced a federal grand jury indictment was returned charging Eldon A. Gresham, Jr., of Peachtree City, Ga., with 10 counts of mail fraud concerning a foreign currency exchange trading (ForEx) scam. Read More»

Police reports Sept. 14-20

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, Sept. 14 - Monday, Sept. 20

Joseph Patrick Davis, II, 18, of Ensign Road, Forsyth, for probation violation.
Richard Clarence Giles, 37, of Church Street, Riverdale, for burglary (3).
Clint Bernard Jackson, 28, of Double Bridge Road, Ellenwood, for window tint violation, suspended license and seatbelt violation. Read More»

F'ville police still seeking 2 robbers who fired at couple outside Walmart

Surveillance photos provided by the Fayetteville Police Department show two men leaving the Pavilion Walmart moments apart just before the robbery attempt early Friday morning.

Fayetteville Police are still looking for two men wanted in connection with the Sept. 17 attempted armed robbery of a couple outside the Walmart at the Fayette Pavilion. One of the robbers fired shots at the couple as they fled the area but did not hit them.

Detective Mike Whitlow said the incident occurred as the couple was walking in the store’s parking lot at approximately 12:40 a.m. on Sept. 17. The men approached the couple and demanded their wallet and purse, Whitlow said. Read More»

New photo: F’ville police seeking 2 robbers who fired shots at Walmart; nobody hurt

This man is also believed to have participated in the shooting incident. Anyone with information about the identity or whereabouts of this man is asked to call Fayetteville police at 770-461-4441.

Two robbers fired two shots at a couple walking in the Walmart parking lot about 12:40 this (Friday) morning after demanding the couple’s wallet and purse, Fayetteville Police Detective Mike Whitlow said.

Neither was struck by the bullets nor otherwise hurt, and the robbers escaped in a maroon SUV with customized wheel rims, police said.

According to the news release from the department, “a black male wearing a blue shirt and blue hat armed with a handgun approached a couple walking in the parking lot of Wal-Mart, 125 Pavilion Parkway. Read More»

Woman arrested for stealing prescription pad

A Hampton woman has been arrested by Fayette County sheriff’s investigators for stealing a sheet from a doctor’s prescription pad at a local doctor’s office, sheriff's officials have said.

Kristy Arline Donahue, 31, of Hampton, was arrested Sept. 16 and charged with theft by taking.

The incident was initially reported Aug. 30 and the subsequent investigation implicated Donahue, officials said.

Police, deputies seek drop-offs of old, unwanted pills Sept. 25

Event focused on enhancing home safety, especially for homes with young children

Local residents are being asked to dispose of their expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs and over the counter medications in an effort to keep them out of the wrong hands.

And to make it easier, there will be two different locations in Fayette County where such medicine can be anonymously dropped off on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Peachtree City Police Department will be accepting such medications in an “Operation Pill Drop” roundup in the parking lot of the K-Mart in the Braelinn Village shopping center. Read More»

Police reports Sept. 7-13

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, Sept. 7 - Monday, Sept. 13
Sabrina P. Goodson, 39, of Steven’s Entry, Peachtree City, for obstruction.
Edward Johnson, 20, of Kenwood Lane, Fayetteville, for probation violation.
Maria Alicia Love, 25, of Plantation Parkway, Fayetteville, for suspended license.
Dwight Kevin Allen, 34, of Lynn Drive, Powder Springs, for probation violation. Read More»

Sheriff's investigators arrest 3

Locals victimized in separate forgery, theft, burglary cases

Fayette County Sheriff’s investigators have made three arrests this week in connection with three unrelated crimes.

Jacob Christopher Cotten, 19, of Longview, Tex. was arrested Sept. 7 in connection with a July 29 burglary of a locked storage building on Harp Road in south Fayette County. Cotten is accused of stealing two four-wheel ATVs, both of which were recovered and returned to the victim.

Cotten is charged with one count of burglary and two counts of theft by taking. Read More»

Police reports - Aug. 31-Sept. 6, 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, Aug. 31 - Monday, Sept. 6
Noel Ayala-Lara, 32, of Camron Landing, Stockbridge, for no license.
Mia Lasonya Boyd, 44, of Spruce Ridge Way, Stone Mountain, for probation violation.
Trey Allen Doxie, 18, of Chardinay Court, Peachtree City, for probation violation.
Brandon Donkor Harville, 29, of Tara Boulevard, Jonesboro, for suspended license. Read More»

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