Category Archives: Crimewatch

Woman charged with murder, arson, other counts in death of 24-year-old Rockmart man.

Woman charged with murder, arson, other counts in death of 24-year-old Rockmart man.

Media release: Detectives with the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division and Agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation have been conducting an investigation into what was originally dispatched as a vehicle fire that occurred at 2172 Vinson Mountain Crossing in  Rockmart on Aug. 26, 2019. Through the course of the investigation, it was… Read more

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Six weeks after first attack, wild dog packs continue to roam Between the Rivers, East Rome neighborhoods. Here’s what Animal Control and police have done — and what is happening next.

Six weeks after first attack, wild dog packs continue to roam Between the Rivers, East Rome neighborhoods. Here’s what Animal Control and police have done — and what is happening next.

  Staff arrived at Saint Mary’s Catholic School on the first day of classes last month to find a small deer stuck in a gate — and mauled. A few days later, a second deer carcass was found on the playground. On several occasions now — including as late as midday Monday — parents say… Read more

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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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State Patrol: Investigation continues into single-vehicle accident on U.S. 27 late Saturday that saw Cedartown resident ejected.

State Patrol: Investigation continues into single-vehicle accident on U.S. 27 late Saturday that saw Cedartown resident ejected.

From the Georgia State Patrol: Vehicle no. 1, a late model Ford Explorer, was traveling south on U.S. 27 in the inside lane of travel.  It began to rotate counter clockwise, picking up on the two driver-side wheels.  The vehicle struck the guardrail with its undercarriage continuing south.   The Explorer then began to flip, ejecting… Read more

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Forsyth Sheriff’s Office: Calhoun man, 20, among 24 arrested in child sex sting.

Forsyth Sheriff’s Office: Calhoun man, 20, among 24 arrested in child sex sting.

Jackson Cain Butler, 20, of Calhoun In context: Twenty-four suspects, including 20-year-old Jackson Cain Butler of Calhoun, have been arrested in a massive child sex sting conducted by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. Charges include Computer or Electronic Pornography and Child Exploitation Prevention Act and Trafficking of Persons for Labor or Sexual Servitude Media release:… Read more

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Updated: EPA officials say air quality ‘safe’ after chemical fire in Calhoun. One employee at DHM Adhesives injured; others OK. Roads have reopened.

Updated: EPA officials say air quality ‘safe’ after chemical fire in Calhoun. One employee at DHM Adhesives injured; others OK. Roads have reopened.

Friday evening update from AJC: Fire erupted at an adhesives plant early Friday, lighting up the North Georgia sky with massive flames and spewing fumes which local officials worried could be toxic. Calhoun City Schools were closed and residents in the area around DHM Adhesives Inc. were evacuated due to public health worries. But by… Read more

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Rome Police: Suspect in Aug. 17 murder of Rome man surrenders at the Floyd County Jail; Atwater was wanted on homicide, aggravated assault counts.

Rome Police: Suspect in Aug. 17 murder of Rome man surrenders at the Floyd County Jail; Atwater was wanted on homicide, aggravated assault counts.

  From Rome Police: Joe Paul Atwater turned himself in to the Floyd County Jail late last night on his murder warrant. From Floyd County Jail: Atwater, 19, of Rome is being held without bond on charges of murder and aggravated assault. There’s also an additional hold for the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office. Background: Aug.… Read more

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Floyd Schools aware of ‘CHS’ threat on social media; says it isn’t about Coosa. Normal classes Friday with extra security as a precaution.

Floyd Schools aware of ‘CHS’ threat on social media; says it isn’t about Coosa. Normal classes Friday with extra security as a precaution.

Apparently the recent “Attention CHS Students” threat on social media is making the rounds again. Floyd County Schools just put out a statement about it, stating that is has been reearched and doesn’t involve Coosa High. As a precaution, extra security will be no campus Friday. A normal school day is planned.   A vague… Read more

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GBI: Gun battle erupts at scene of domestic violence complaint; woman dies, suspect wounded by Gordon sheriff’s deputy.

GBI: Gun battle erupts at scene of domestic violence complaint; woman dies, suspect wounded by Gordon sheriff’s deputy.

  In context: A media release from the GBI details how a Resaca woman was shot during an exchange of gunfire with the man now charged with her death. The suspect was wounded during the gunfire from shots fired by a Gordon County sheriff’s deputy. From the GBI: On Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, at approximately 3… Read more

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Accident on Broad Street at Fifth Avenue has traffic tied up this morning.

Accident on Broad Street at Fifth Avenue has traffic tied up this morning.

  10:40 a.m. update: Broad Street is clear but there is considerable backup on Fifth Avenue as you head into the Between the Rivers District; slower traffic from Broad Street to Turner McCall via Fifth Avenue. Watch for traffic in downtown Rome today as an accident on Broad Street near Fifth Avenue continues to be… Read more

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Floyd County designated as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area — which means the community should receive resources for battling drugs.

Floyd County designated as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area — which means the community should receive resources for battling drugs.

Media release no. 1: Today, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy  announced it is adding 13 additional counties across 12 states to its existing High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas program. Designation of these areas will facilitate coordination among federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement partners focused on disrupting and dismantling drug trafficking organizations.… Read more

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Cedartown bicyclist, 38, dies in Wednesday night accident.

Cedartown bicyclist, 38, dies in Wednesday night accident.

From the Georgia State Patrol, assisting Cedartown Police: Ralph William Dover III, 37, was operating a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe, traveling south on Main Street near Frances Drive in Cedartown.  Eric Christopher Keais, 38, was riding a Road Master bicycle southbound on Main Street also  near Frances Drive. The front on the Santa Fe struck… Read more

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Ga. 101 southbound reopens following rush hour accident near Saddle Mountain.

Ga. 101 southbound reopens following rush hour accident near Saddle Mountain.

  Emergency crews are cleaning up the remnants of an accident on Ga. 101 near Saddle Mountain Thursday evening during the rush hour commute. Floyd 911 reports both lanes were back in full service at 6:20 p.m. following the accident that apparently involved a truck. Neighbors report hearing some sort of “explosion” around 5:10 p.m.… Read more

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Three Bartow County residents, including former NFL player Sedrick Hodge, indicted with doctor on federal charges involving opioid, other drug distribution.

Three Bartow County residents, including former NFL player Sedrick Hodge, indicted with doctor on federal charges involving opioid, other drug distribution.

Media release: Atlanta area doctor Victor Hanson and former professional football player Sedrick Hodge have been indicted with two other individuals for illegal distribution of prescription drugs, including opioids. “Hanson allegedly issued numerous illegitimate prescriptions for drugs, including powerful opioid painkillers,” said U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak.  “While Hanson prescribed these drugs without a… Read more

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Armuchee, Cedar Bluff communities mourning father, child killed in Chattooga County accident. 10-year-old son also injured and hospitalized.

Armuchee, Cedar Bluff communities mourning father, child killed in Chattooga County accident. 10-year-old son also injured and hospitalized.

The latest: The Armuchee school community and first responders in Cedar Bluff as well as Northwest Georgia are mourning two people killed in a traffic accident in Chattooga County on Sunday evening. Another child, a 10-year-old boy, continues under advanced medical care at a Chattanooga hospital as the investigation into the accident continues by the… Read more

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Juvenile in custody followed armed robbery of Dollar General in Cartersville Monday morning.

Juvenile in custody followed armed robbery of Dollar General in Cartersville Monday morning.

Cartersville Police media release: On Monday, Sept. 9, at approximately 8:51 a.m., officers responded to the Dollar General Store at 104 North Market Square in reference to an armed robbery. Officers in the area immediately located and apprehended the fleeing suspect on Nelson Street without incident. The suspect, a male juvenile, has been charged as an adult with… Read more

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