Category Archives: Crimewatch

Rome Police: 187 accidents last month, down 10%. Top cause: Following too closely.

Rome Police: 187 accidents last month, down 10%. Top cause: Following too closely.

  Here are the June accident statistic from the Rome Police Department: There were 187 accidents reported during the month of June in Rome, with following too close being the main reason for the accidents. We are happy to see that the number of accidents were down 10 percent from June 2017. Intersections with the most… Read more

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Adairsville Police:  Calhoun man arrested after 127 Alprazolam pills found in his vehicle.

Adairsville Police: Calhoun man arrested after 127 Alprazolam pills found in his vehicle.

From Adairsville Police: On July 10, at 2 p.m., an officer observed a vehicle weaving over the roadway on Ga. 140.  The officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle to check on the driver, identified as Stanley Lee Taylor, 34, of 109 Taylor Bridge Road S.W. in Calhoun. Upon speaking with Taylor, the officer… Read more

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Wreck ruptures water main on bridge to Red Top Mountain; water service restored for Acworth customers.

Wreck ruptures water main on bridge to Red Top Mountain; water service restored for Acworth customers.

  Video courtesy of Mylon Gramling.   Access to Red Top Mountain was a mess Tuesday evening as shown by this image courtesy of Deanna Gramling. Traffic in both directions was stopped if not considerably stalled because a wreck had severed a water main on the bridge. Traffic resumed mostly smooth two-way travel around 8:30 p.m.… Read more

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Bartow Sheriff: Suspect in woman’s murder on Saturday has died from his self-inflicted gunshot wounds.

Bartow Sheriff: Suspect in woman’s murder on Saturday has died from his self-inflicted gunshot wounds.

MONDAY Media release: The Bartow County Sheriff’s Office continues to work an active investigation into the events leading up to a shooting on Young Street near Cartersville Saturday. According to Sheriff Clark Millsap, early this morning Stanley Burton Smith, 61, of Cartersville, died in an Atlanta hospital. Smith had been taken by air ambulance to… Read more

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Yet another early morning shooting in Polk County; investigators seek your help.

Yet another early morning shooting in Polk County; investigators seek your help.

Yet another early morning shooting in Polk County, the second since June 24. We don’t have much on the Monday morning shooting except fro the following: Media release: The Polk County Police Criminal Investigation Division is requesting your assistance in gathering information on the vehicle in the photo above. On July 9, 2018 at approximately… Read more

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Two arrested after SWAT standoff along Coker Drive at Westover Drive in West Rome late Friday.

Two arrested after SWAT standoff along Coker Drive at Westover Drive in West Rome late Friday.

Two Rome men have been charged with burglary, willful obstruction of law enforcement officers and probation violation after a standoff with the Rome-Floyd SWAT team at 206 Coker Drive in West Rome on Friday night. Christopher Adam Harper, 32, and Timothy Duane Morgan, 33, are now in the Floyd County Jail. From WRGA: According to Capt.… Read more

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Updated: Floyd Sheriff: Chief Deputy Tom Caldwell dismissed for “conduct unbecoming an officer” after reportedly campaigning while on duty. Caldwell to continue his campaign for Sheriff in 2020.

Updated: Floyd Sheriff: Chief Deputy Tom Caldwell dismissed for “conduct unbecoming an officer” after reportedly campaigning while on duty. Caldwell to continue his campaign for Sheriff in 2020.

Update: Tom Caldwell issued the statement below Friday afternoon announcing his intentions to continue his campaign for Floyd Sheriff in 2020. From Floyd County Sheriff Tim Burkhalter: Today Floyd County Sheriff Chief Deputy Tom Caldwell was relieved of Command by me for Conduct unbecoming of an officer. Chief Deputy Caldwell had been ordered directly by me… Read more

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Georgia State Patrol: Five traffic deaths, 118 DUI arrests over Independence Day holiday.

Georgia State Patrol: Five traffic deaths, 118 DUI arrests over Independence Day holiday.

From Georgia State Patrol: Traffic crashes across Georgia during the July Fourth holiday travel period resulted in five traffic deaths.  The thirty-hour holiday period began Tuesday,  July 3rd, at 6 PM and ended Wednesday at 11:59 PM. Statewide, Georgia State Troopers investigated 131 traffic crashes that resulted in 59 injuries.  Troopers also investigated two fatal crashes.… Read more

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Services set for Friday for Bartow County Sheriff’s Deputy Jennifer Dawn New who died Saturday of natural causes while on duty

Services set for Friday for Bartow County Sheriff’s Deputy Jennifer Dawn New who died Saturday of natural causes while on duty

From Bartow County Sheriff’s Office: It is with tremendous sadness and heartache that we report that Deputy Jennifer Dawn New (#830) passed away Saturday, June 30th. She was on duty working at the Bartow County Detention Center when she became sick. With the advice from our medical department, she was transported to the hospital where she… Read more

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Rome Police searching for driver of stolen vehicle who escaped after traffic stop

Rome Police searching for driver of stolen vehicle who escaped after traffic stop

  Rome Police are continuing search for driver of a stolen vehicle who escaped after being pulled over this afternoon at corner of Avenue A and Turner McCall Boulevard. Once police stopped the car, the driver and 3 other passengers took off on foot, according to Sgt. Willingham with Rome Police. The driver of the… Read more

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WRGA: Two Georgia Power utility contractors injured this morning working along John Davenport Drive; Resulting power outage now restored.

WRGA: Two Georgia Power utility contractors injured this morning working along John Davenport Drive; Resulting power outage now restored.

From WRGA: Two UtiliCon employees doing contract work for Georgia Power were injured Tuesday morning. The initial call to 911 reported a worker possibly sustaining an electrical shock at the railroad tracks on John Davenport Drive. However, we have not been able to confirm how the workers were injured. Preliminary indications were the injuries were not… Read more

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Calhoun Police Officer injured after man rams his police vehicle

Calhoun Police Officer injured after man rams his police vehicle

From WRGA: A Calhoun Police Officer was transported to Gordon Hospital Sunday with a sprained knee after his patrol vehicle and a car he was pursuing collided twice. According to Calhoun Police reports, the officer had stopped the four-door Infinity driven by 42-year old George Wright Jevard Williams of Calhoun for a window tint violation… Read more

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