Category Archives: Crimewatch

Greater Community Bank CrimeWatch: Updates on area arrests, police reports from across Northwest Georgia.

Greater Community Bank CrimeWatch: Updates on area arrests, police reports from across Northwest Georgia.

  SAFETY TIPS: Track registered sex offenders in your community. Click Offender Watch Crime Mapping: See what crimes have been reported in your neighborhood. Crime Mapping Rome Police Department’s anonymous crime tip line. 706-236-5000. Click for details. Bartow County Sheriff’s Office partners with The Wanted Channel to provide an outlet to post wanted persons: Bartow’s most… Read more

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12:40 p.m. update: US 27 North reopened in Armuchee (between Lynn and Duggar Drive) after morning shutdown with downed power lines on roadway.

12:40 p.m. update: US 27 North reopened in Armuchee (between Lynn and Duggar Drive) after morning shutdown with downed power lines on roadway.

12:40 p.m. update: Floyd County Police report US 27 North is now re-opened.  Previous report: From Floyd E-911: U.S. 27 North near Lynn Drive and Duggar Drive in Armuchee (north of Mount Berry Mall) is shutdown in both directions as of 10:45 a.m. with downed power lines across the road. Georgia Power crews are on… Read more

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Cartersville EMT, substitute teacher charged with four counts of child molestation, other crimes. Bartow County Schools immediately terminated his contract.

Cartersville EMT, substitute teacher charged with four counts of child molestation, other crimes. Bartow County Schools immediately terminated his contract.

Update from Bartow County Schools: On July 19, 2019, the Bartow County School System immediately terminated Bryan Somers as a contracted substitute teacher following notification of his arrest by the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office. He will no longer be eligible to obtain employment opportunities with the school system moving forward. Media release: According to Sheriff Clark… Read more

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Authorities: Former ‘opium den’ demolished at 216 E. 20th St. in Rome. Floyd Police detail rising overdose deaths, resulting charges with more possible. With video and photos.

Authorities: Former ‘opium den’ demolished at 216 E. 20th St. in Rome. Floyd Police detail rising overdose deaths, resulting charges with more possible. With video and photos.

 Demolition crews were joined by federal and local authorities Wednesday morning for the as a former grocery/residence at 216 E. 20th St. that law enforcement say was a drug haven and opium den for years was brought down. The structure was about a block west of Maple Avenue. Since earlier Wednesday, city crews havdbeen at… Read more

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Traffic moving again after lights out at Second Avenue and Riverbend Drive in Rome.

Traffic moving again after lights out at Second Avenue and Riverbend Drive in Rome.

Please use Turner McCall or other ways to or from downtown Rome this afternoon. The lights at the intersection of Second Avenue and Riverbend Drive are out as of 3:30 p.m. The above image is from the traffic camera in the area taken at 3:24 p.m. Below please see the Google Traffic map for Rome… Read more

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Updated: All service restored along Turner McCall, Ga. 101, sidestreets. Had peaked at nearly 1,700 customers this afternoon.

Updated: All service restored along Turner McCall, Ga. 101, sidestreets. Had peaked at nearly 1,700 customers this afternoon.

  CLEARED: All service restored. 6:05 p.m. 1,000 customers back up; around 700 to go. 5:50 p.m. 400 customers back on line; 1,300 still without service. 5:30 p.m. A large part of Rome is without power this afternoon. At least 1,695 customers of Georgia Power lost service around 5 p.m. Sunday. The repair estimate is… Read more

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Latest Indictments: Wallace Chambers Jr., indicted in May shooting death of 74-year-old Rome man

Latest Indictments: Wallace Chambers Jr., indicted in May shooting death of 74-year-old Rome man

  The Floyd County Superior Court Grand Jury returned 42 true bills of indictment on Friday including a murder indictment for Wallace Chambers, Jr., 46, in the May 30th shooting death of 74-year-old Johnny Lewis Price of Rome. Indictments Previous reports from Rome Police:  On Thursday, May 30 at about 5:50 p.m., officers with the Rome… Read more

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Rome Police: Second Avenue now clear after rescue situation on the footbridge. All involved are safe.

Rome Police: Second Avenue now clear after rescue situation on the footbridge. All involved are safe.

Second Avenue near the levee is now cleared after an emergency situation on the old footbridge. According to Sgt. Chase Burnes with Rome Police, a female climbed over the fence on the bridge and was threatening to jump. Officers were able to calm her down and talked her back over the fence to safety. She… Read more

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Rome woman, 85, dies from injuries sustained in Sunday afternoon accident.

Rome woman, 85, dies from injuries sustained in Sunday afternoon accident.

A Rome woman has died from injuries sustained in an accident Sunday afternoon. Betty Jo Battles, 85, died Tuesday at an area hospital. Preliminary reports from Rome Police show the accident occurred around 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of North Broad and Callahan Avenue. The initial investigation shows Mrs. Battles was at fault, having… Read more

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Kimberly King named interim director of the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia.

Kimberly King named interim director of the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia.

Media release: The Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia Board of Directors has appointed Kimberly King to serve as interim executive director of the Center, effective July 10. King has been employed by the center since 2011, serving most recently as director of programs and services. As such, she oversees and helps teach the center’s… Read more

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Updated: Two Pepperell teens, both 13, charged with damaging, stealing from high school football concessions stand.

Updated: Two Pepperell teens, both 13, charged with damaging, stealing from high school football concessions stand.

Media release: Investigators have made two arrests for vandalism and theft that occurred Sunday night at the concession stand of the Pepperell High School football stadium. Approximately $300 in stolen candy and drinks has been recovered. Two 13-year-old eighth graders from the Pepperell school district were charged Wednesday with second-degree felony burglary, second-degree felony criminal damage… Read more

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Traffic: Second Avenue backed up as power pole down.

Traffic: Second Avenue backed up as power pole down.

  We thank John Bishop with of The Avenue Wealth Management for these photos of a downed power pole on Second Avenue near his business and across from the United Community Bank teller lines. Please use First Avenue or some of the side roads off Glenn Milner through midday today as cleanup continues. No reports… Read more

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Decorated Floyd County sheriff’s corporal fired; office cites ‘unprofessional, negligent and incompetent in the performance of his duties.’

Decorated Floyd County sheriff’s corporal fired; office cites ‘unprofessional, negligent and incompetent in the performance of his duties.’

  Floyd County Sheriff’s Office media release: Effective July 9, Cpl. Christopher Parton has been terminated from his employment with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office for Conduct Unbecoming a Deputy. His termination stems from an arrest that occurred on June 3, in which Parton conducted himself in such a manner that was unprofessional, negligent and incompetent in the performance of… Read more

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Passenger dies after Explorer overturns on I-75 north near Adairsville Monday evening.

Passenger dies after Explorer overturns on I-75 north near Adairsville Monday evening.

From Georgia State Patrol, Post 3 in Cartersville: A red Ford Explorer was traveling north on I-75 near mile marker 305 in the middle lane (near the Ga. 140/Adairsville exit). The rear left tire suffered a malfunction, causing the driver to lose control of her vehicle.  The vehicle traveled across the right lane of the roadway… Read more

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State patrol: Suspect riding stolen motorcycle dies in Polk County accident, boosting the state’s Independence Day weekend fatality count to 26. Also: 3 of the seven fatalities from NE Georgia collision from Paulding County.

State patrol: Suspect riding stolen motorcycle dies in Polk County accident, boosting the state’s Independence Day weekend fatality count to 26. Also: 3 of the seven fatalities from NE Georgia collision from Paulding County.

THE LATEST From the state: Traffic crashes across Georgia during the July Fourth holiday travel period resulted in 26 traffic deaths.  This year, the holiday travel period was 102 hours long.  It began at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, and ended at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 7. Statewide, Georgia State Troopers investigated 513 traffic crashes resulting in 307 injuries, and 17 fatalities. … Read more

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