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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Cartersville Police: Murder suspect arrested in Doraville without incident; faces three counts in death of 29-year-old woman.

Cartersville Police: Murder suspect arrested in Doraville without incident; faces three counts in death of 29-year-old woman.

From Cartersville Police, Wednesday evening: Tavares Atwell has been taken into custody without incident. Atwell has been charged with: 1. Murder With Malice under the Family Violence Act 2. Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony 3. Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon Atwell was taken into custody without incident… Read more

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Local law enforcement agencies partner with Pepperell High’s SADD group for motorcycle awareness ‘Cycle Clap’ campaign.

Local law enforcement agencies partner with Pepperell High’s SADD group for motorcycle awareness ‘Cycle Clap’ campaign.

  Media release: Local police met with a group from Pepperell High School today to discuss an innovative campaign launched by students to address motorcycle awareness and safety. The student group Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) wants to “put the power in your hands” to protect motorcycle riders on the road. The campaign called “Cycle Clap”… Read more

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AJC: Alleged ‘Ghost Face Gangsters’ member arrested in Polk County last week is now being questioned in deadly home invasion in Coweta County.

AJC: Alleged ‘Ghost Face Gangsters’ member arrested in Polk County last week is now being questioned in deadly home invasion in Coweta County.

  A man arrested Friday in Polk County on a probation violation last Friday is now being questioned by authorities in connection with a Coweta County home invasion that led to a 14-year-old girls’s shooting death, according to a report from the AJC. According to Polk County Sheriff Johnny Moats: “Busy afternoon in Polk County on… Read more

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Rome man wanted on rape charges arrested Friday afternoon after police chase through three counties.

Rome man wanted on rape charges arrested Friday afternoon after police chase through three counties.

  A Rome man remains jailed in Floyd County after leading law enforcement officers on a chase through three counties on Friday afternoon. Cameron Kyle Ingram, 24, was wanted on active warrants for rape, when his vehicle was spotted in Haralson County and chased into Polk and then Floyd County. According to Polk County Sheriff’s… Read more

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Calhoun Police: Armed robber holds up Dollar General; could be a suspect in Rome, other area cases.

Calhoun Police: Armed robber holds up Dollar General; could be a suspect in Rome, other area cases.

Media release: Calhoun Police are looking for a man who held up two Dollar General employees at gunpoint around 10:30 p.m. Thursday. Police say it is possible the suspect has robbed other area stores, including Rome. Officers responded to the call of an armed robbery at 634 Oothcalooga St. on the west side of Calhoun.… Read more

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Updated with case details, photo: Four suspects from Floyd, Gordon and Polk counties held on drug charges following arrest at Shorter Avenue mobile home park by Metro Drug Task Force on Thursday.

Updated with case details, photo: Four suspects from Floyd, Gordon and Polk counties held on drug charges following arrest at Shorter Avenue mobile home park by Metro Drug Task Force on Thursday.

  Media release: On Feb 13, 2020, the Rome/Floyd Metro Task Force executed a search warrant at 2531 Shorter Ave. against David Michael Brock following numerous complaints that Brock was selling quantities of methamphetamine. Brock was out on bond for a previous trafficking methamphetamine charge stemming from a search warrant at the same location in August… Read more

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Update: Bartow County Fire Department celebrates Noah Woods Day to honor 5-year-old for saving himself and seven others from a house fire. How to help the family recover.

Update: Bartow County Fire Department celebrates Noah Woods Day to honor 5-year-old for saving himself and seven others from a house fire. How to help the family recover.

PREVIOUSLY   From the Bartow County Fire Department: “Our hero! 5-year-old Noah Woods recently woke up to find his bedroom on fire. The only available exit was a window. He got himself and his 2 year old sister out of the window to escape the fire and re entered the house to alert the rest… Read more

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Citation jet crash: Victims indentified from Saturday’s tragedy near Fairmount; pilot/father, son, his girlfriend and co-pilot died.

Citation jet crash: Victims indentified from Saturday’s tragedy near Fairmount; pilot/father, son, his girlfriend and co-pilot died.

  THE LATEST Gordon County Deputy Coroner Christy Nicholson has identified the four victims of Saturday’s Cessna Citation jet crash in rural eastern Gordon County. All four died from “multiple blunt force trauma,” Nicholson says. They victims: Pilot: Roy Smith, 68, of Fayetteville. His son, Morgen Smith, 25, Atlanta. Morgen’s girl friend, Savannah Sims, 23,… Read more

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Floyd, Polk County Police help GBI, task force in arrested 14 suspects in South Georgia ‘intent to meet a child for sex.’

Floyd, Polk County Police help GBI, task force in arrested 14 suspects in South Georgia ‘intent to meet a child for sex.’

  About this case: Among the agencies assisting with ‘Operation Broken Arrow” were the Floyd County Police Department and the Polk County Police Department. In all, 14 people were arrested over four days beginning Feb. 6 and “traveled from areas around South Georgia with the intent to meet a child for sex.” Among those arrested:… Read more

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Floyd Police: Suspect wanted in local auto burglaries caught in Arkansas.

Floyd Police: Suspect wanted in local auto burglaries caught in Arkansas.

  THE LATEST John James Shillibeer is in custody this Friday morning following his arrest in Osceola, Ark., according to Floyd County Police Sgt. Chris Fincher. Shillibeer, 31, reportedly was in a vehicle that had been reported as stolen out of Memphis.   JAN. 24 POST From Floyd County Police: Investigators are seeking public assistance… Read more

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Georgia Senate honord retiring state Supreme Justice Robert Benham as a “champion of justice.”

Georgia Senate honord retiring state Supreme Justice Robert Benham as a “champion of justice.”

  Media release: The Georgia Senate honored state Supreme Justice Robert Benham Wednesday when it adopted a resolution commending him as a “champion of justice” and praising him for his “deep personal commitment to the citizens of Georgia.” Justice Benham will step down from the Supreme Court of Georgia when he retires March 1. “Justice… Read more

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7:15 p.m. Traffic alert: Crash has traffic crawling inbound to Rome on U.S. 411 at Hardin Bridge Road in Kingston.

7:15 p.m. Traffic alert: Crash has traffic crawling inbound to Rome on U.S. 411 at Hardin Bridge Road in Kingston.

  A crash on U.S. 411 near Hardin Bridge Road in Kingston (Bartow County) has traffic moving slowly inbound to Rome. As of 7:15 p.m., only the right lane/shoulder are open for traffic to pass through the intersection. Traffic is backed up for at least a mile.     Read more

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Gordon sheriff: Man’s body found Sunday identified as missing 21-year-old from Chatsworth. Investigation continues.

Gordon sheriff: Man’s body found Sunday identified as missing 21-year-old from Chatsworth. Investigation continues.

  Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston says the GBI Crime Laboratory has positively identified the body discovered Sunday evening as that of Caleb Nathaniel Smith, age 21, of 4673 Old Federal Road, Chatsworth. Smith was reported missing to the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office on Jan. 16 by family members after his automobile and personal effects… Read more

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Remembering Cartersville Police Officer Sarah Beth Barnes: A collage of photos from her memorial service on Monday.

Remembering Cartersville Police Officer Sarah Beth Barnes: A collage of photos from her memorial service on Monday.

    Previous coverage: Funeral services for Cartersville Police Officer Sarah Beth Barnes will be Monday, February 3 at 4 p.m. at Sam Jones Memorial United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends from 12:30-3:30 p.m. on Monday at Owens Funeral Home, 12 Collins Drive in Cartersville. Obituary from Owens Funeral Home: Sarah Elizabeth Barnes,… Read more

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Silver Creek man jailed after hitting Rome and Floyd County police cars during chase; faces 19 charges, plus five previous warrants on number of theft and burglary charges.

Silver Creek man jailed after hitting Rome and Floyd County police cars during chase; faces 19 charges, plus five previous warrants on number of theft and burglary charges.

  A 24-year-old Silver Creek man remains jailed Saturday following a short police chase along Garden Lakes Boulevard on Friday night. According to Floyd County Jail reports, Jordan Tyler York was arrested Friday night by Floyd County Police on 19 different charges from the incident, plus charges in five auto theft and burglary incidents in… Read more

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Rome News: Floyd County Grand Jury re-indicts 13 defendants in Floyd County Schools RICO case

Rome News: Floyd County Grand Jury re-indicts 13 defendants in Floyd County Schools RICO case

The Floyd County Grand Jury has re-indicted 13 Floyd County Schools RICO defendants after previous indictments were dropped last year. According to the 307-count indictment filed Friday, Derry Scott Richardson is accused of using his position as the school system’s maintenance director to steal millions of dollars from the public schools — and he included… Read more

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