Category Archives: Crimewatch

Crimewatch: Jail updates, police reports from Northwest Georgia.

Crimewatch: Jail updates, police reports from Northwest Georgia.

Floyd County Jail reports:  4 a.m. / 8 a.m. / 8 p.m. Check the status of any inmate. Click Floyd County Jail. Cartersville Police reports: Thursday: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 Polk County Jail reports:  Friday From the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office: Booked into the county jail through… Read more

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WRGA: One killed in car crash in Cedartown; Coroner believes driver may have suffered medical issue causing the crash.

WRGA: One killed in car crash in Cedartown; Coroner believes driver may have suffered medical issue causing the crash.

From WRGA Radio: It is believed a medical issue played a role in a fatal two-vehicle accident Friday evening in Cedartown. According to the Georgia State Patrol, troopers were requested by Cedartown Police to investigate the crash that occurred at around 9:10 p.m. on Main Street in the city limits. Initial indication that vehicle 1… Read more

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Bartow EMS: Four injured as car crashes into rear of tractor trailer early Saturday on I-75 in Bartow County

Bartow EMS: Four injured as car crashes into rear of tractor trailer early Saturday on I-75 in Bartow County

Media release from Bartow Emergency Medical Service: A accident occurred on I-75 southbound at the Etowah river bridge early Saturday morning. BCEMS and other agency responded to the scene and found that a passenger car had crashed into the rear of a tractor trailer. BCEMS had numerous units respond due to having four patients. One patient… Read more

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Three Polk County men arrested on charges related to possession of child pornography following lengthy investigation

Three Polk County men arrested on charges related to possession of child pornography following lengthy investigation

Media release: Three (3) people were arrested and charged with crimes related to possession of images of child pornography and other violations of Georgia laws after a several weeks-long investigation by the Polk County Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division, Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit (CEACC) and the Georgia Internet Crimes Against… Read more

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Accreditation team seeks community comments on Floyd County Sheriff’s Office.

Accreditation team seeks community comments on Floyd County Sheriff’s Office.

Media release: Sheriff Tim Burkhalter says a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. will arrive July 24 to begin the examination of all aspects of the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office policy and procedures, management, operations and support services. “The goal of the Assessment Team is to evaluate and verify… Read more

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Bartow County EMS: Driver found dead inside mail delivery vehicle following accident.

Bartow County EMS: Driver found dead inside mail delivery vehicle following accident.

  From Bartow County Emergency Medical Service: EMS responded to a private residence off of Bates Road to a single-vehicle accident Wednesday. Upon EMS arrival, a male subject was found in a mail delivery vehicle unresponsive. The vehicle left the roadway, crossing through a yard and down a embankment. The male was deceased on the… Read more

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Judge denies bid to add eight more ‘parties’ to the RICO/theft investigation involving former maintenance personnel with the county school system.

Judge denies bid to add eight more ‘parties’ to the RICO/theft investigation involving former maintenance personnel with the county school system.

    In a surprisingly sharp rebuke of those investigating and prosecuting the thefts case involving the Floyd County School System, Chief Superior Court Judge Tambra Colston has denied District Attorney Leigh Patterson’s bid to add “parties” to the case against former maintenance chief Derry Richardson and others. Superior Court records show Patterson, on Feb.… Read more

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Suspect in Saturday night’s homicide surrenders; jailed on murder charges. Additional updates.

Suspect in Saturday night’s homicide surrenders; jailed on murder charges. Additional updates.

  The suspect in Saturday night’s homicide in South Rome surrendered to police before noon on Wednesday. Warrants charging Frederick Duane Driver, 48, with murder were issued soon after the shooting at 103-A E. Main St. He’s charged with firing the two shots to the chest that killed Randy L. Diamond, 44, police and Floyd County… Read more

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Sinkhole! Small section of U.S. 27 between Berry College and mall closed after 15-foot sinkhole collapsed road late Friday. Roadways are passable, but use caution.

Sinkhole! Small section of U.S. 27 between Berry College and mall closed after 15-foot sinkhole collapsed road late Friday. Roadways are passable, but use caution.

Looks like Rome has its own Atlanta traffic disaster to contend after a section of U.S. 27 has collapsed from a 15-foot sinkhole between Berry College and Mt. Berry Mall. Motorists are urged to use caution in the area today as Georgia Department of Transportation crews are still repairing the roadway. Sgt. Barry McElroy with Rome… Read more

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Police investigating death of woman found behind Ingles grocery store in Rockmart

Police investigating death of woman found behind Ingles grocery store in Rockmart

From WGAA Radio: Police are investigating the death of a woman found in a tent behind the Ingles grocery store in Rockmart. According to Rockmart Police Chief Keith Sorrells, the woman was found at around 4:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon in a tent behind the grocery store. The woman’s identity is being withheld pending notification of next… Read more

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Gordon Sheriff: Two Tennessee men arrested for meth trafficking at local motel

Gordon Sheriff: Two Tennessee men arrested for meth trafficking at local motel

  Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: At about 8:30 .m. this morning (June 16) deputy sheriffs were dispatched to a local motel near the intersection of Interstate 75 and US Highway 41 near Calhoun in response to a report of suspicious persons occupying one of the rooms. Deputies arrived and located the suspicious individuals, and then… Read more

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Updated: EMS driver fell asleep at the wheel leaving one dead, two injured in ambulance accident this morning on Martha Berry.

Updated: EMS driver fell asleep at the wheel leaving one dead, two injured in ambulance accident this morning on Martha Berry.

Evening update from Times Free Press: A Chattanooga woman was driving the Puckett EMS ambulance that crashed Friday morning in Rome, Ga., killing the patient it carried. According to the accident report from the Rome Police Department, Rheanne Chrystin Keys, 21, was driving south on Martha Berry Highway near Berry College around 4 a.m.when the vehicle left the road,… Read more

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Fire damages home in Central Rome Thursday afternoon.

Fire damages home in Central Rome Thursday afternoon.

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