Category Archives: Crimewatch

Crimewatch: Updates from Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County law enforcement.

Crimewatch: Updates from Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County law enforcement.

Community safety: 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. Floyd County Jail 4 a.m. 8 a.m. 8 p.m. Polk County Jail report:  Tuesday Cartersville Police reports: May 10 1 /… Read more

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Rome Police seek 16-year-old male, another suspect following Friday night shooting in Garden Lakes community that left woman in critical condition.

Rome Police seek 16-year-old male, another suspect following Friday night shooting in Garden Lakes community that left woman in critical condition.

THE LATEST From Rome Assistant Chief of Police Debbie Burnett: “In reference to this shooting, a suspect has been identified and warrants have been issued for armed robbery. The suspect is a 16-year-old African American male. Due to his age, his name is not released at this time. He will be charged as an adult… Read more

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Georgia State Patrol: One person killed, another injured in motorcycle crash along Kingston Highway in Bartow County

Georgia State Patrol: One person killed, another injured in motorcycle crash along Kingston Highway in Bartow County

  Update: WBHF radio has identified the deceased as 19-year-old Nathan Richards of Cartersville. The Georgia State Patrol confirms is it investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred Saturday afternoon along GA-293 (Kingston Highway) near mile marker 14, between Law Road and Wellons Road in Bartow County. According to GSP report, two motorcycles were traveling east… Read more

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37-year-old Rome man struck and killed by train in Coosa area early Friday morning.

37-year-old Rome man struck and killed by train in Coosa area early Friday morning.

A 37-year-old Rome man was struck and killed by a train in the Coosa area early Friday morning. According to Deputy Coroner Eric Johnston, the victim has been identified as Jeremiah Robbins. He was struck and killed on impact by the train. It occurred along tracks between Huffaker Road and Woods Road. He was pronounced… Read more

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Accident cleared on U.S. 411 westbound at Floyd/Bartow line.

Accident cleared on U.S. 411 westbound at Floyd/Bartow line.

10 a.m. update: Traffic is flowing normally at the accident site following the collision in the westbound lanes of U.S. 411 earlier this morning. PREVIOUS Traffic is stacking up on U.S. 411 westbound at the Floyd/Bartow county line. WRGA News reports there are possible injuries and that one person will need to be extracted from… Read more

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Adairsville Police: Rome man shot in upper thigh, recovering after scuffle with attackers at his girlfiend’s home early Wednesday.

Adairsville Police: Rome man shot in upper thigh, recovering after scuffle with attackers at his girlfiend’s home early Wednesday.

  Media release: On Wednesday around 1 a.m., the Adairsville Police Department responded to a shooting incident call at 119 Kuhlman St. Upon arrival, Officers found the victim, 18-year-old Jaimon Mitchell of Rome, had been shot in the upper right thigh. His girlfriend, Hannah Blankenship, age 20, who resides at the residence was not injured.… Read more

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Georgia Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck indicted on 38 counts by federal grand jury.

Georgia Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck indicted on 38 counts by federal grand jury.

Jim Beck, who won the state insurance commissioner’s race last November amid allegations of suspected wrongdoing, faces a 38-count federal indictment alleging wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia posted a multipage document on Tuesday, alleging crimes from between February 2013 and June 2018. According… Read more

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All clear at PHS: The emergency drill/full evacuation of Pepperell High is over; normal day resumes.

All clear at PHS: The emergency drill/full evacuation of Pepperell High is over; normal day resumes.

THE LATEST All clear at Pepperell High School. From Dr. Jeff Wilson, superintendent: “The Emergency Drill at Pepperell High is now completed. All school activities are back to normal.” From PHS Principal Jamey Alcorn: “Great evacuation drill today! Normal activities resumed at 9:30. Super proud of our faculty, staff andstudents for an excellent response. @Pepperell_Pulse… Read more

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The Police Beat: Coffee With a Cup is today at Truett’s Chick-fil-A, 8-10 a.m. ATVs becoming an issue in Rome. Calhoun Police taking part in ‘Click It or Ticket.’ Bartow firefighters ‘push in’ new multipurpose truck.

The Police Beat: Coffee With a Cup is today at Truett’s Chick-fil-A, 8-10 a.m. ATVs becoming an issue in Rome. Calhoun Police taking part in ‘Click It or Ticket.’ Bartow firefighters ‘push in’ new multipurpose truck.

Here’s one way to take part in Police Appreciation Week. Stop by the latest Coffee With a Cop, organized by the Floyd County Police Department in cooperation with Truett’s Chick-fil-A, from 8 until 10 this morning. This is the latest in a series of Coffee With a Cop offerings in Rome/Floyd County. 7:40 this morning:… Read more

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Gordon Sheriff: Eleven arrested in methamphetamine distribution investigation

Gordon Sheriff: Eleven arrested in methamphetamine distribution investigation

Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: In March 2019, Sheriff’s detectives initiated an investigation into the distribution of methamphetamine involving several different persons and multiple locations. During the 2 month investigation, the case detectives made a number of controlled purchases of methamphetamine along with the acquisition of other evidence. On May 8, detectives and uniformed deputies executed… Read more

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Services set for Lacey Alexis Head. Calling hours will be Monday evening, funeral Tuesday afternoon at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel.

Services set for Lacey Alexis Head. Calling hours will be Monday evening, funeral Tuesday afternoon at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel.

REMEMBERING LACEY Calling hours for Lacey Alexis Head will be held from 5 until 8 p.m. Monday, May 13,  at Henderson & Sons Funeral Homes, South Chapel. Funeral services will be held there on Tuesday, May 14, beginning at 2 p.m. An expanded obituary will be shared on Saturday or Sunday. PREVIOUSLY Family and friends… Read more

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(Updated) U.S. Attorney: Illegal alien living in Cartersville operated business, employing other illegals paid at a discounted rate. Agents seize 14 weapons, vehicles following grand jury investigation.

(Updated) U.S. Attorney: Illegal alien living in Cartersville operated business, employing other illegals paid at a discounted rate. Agents seize 14 weapons, vehicles following grand jury investigation.

  Media release: Juan Antonio Perez has been indicted on charges that his construction company, Aztec Framing, which operated in northwest Georgia and eastern Tennessee, profited by employing illegal aliens and paying them below-market wages. He has also been charged with being an illegal alien in possession of 14 firearms. Federal law prohibits illegal aliens… Read more

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