Three bikers arrested for doing tricks, speeding through F’ville

It is always better to obey traffic laws. But that was not the case Wednesday afternoon when three of a half dozen motorcycle riders were cited after doing wheelies in Fayetteville and, in the case of one rider, fleeing from officers. Fayette County Sheriff’s spokesman Brent Rowan said deputies late Wednesday afternoon received a BOLO […]

F’ville crime rate drops to lowest since pre-1994

The 2009 Annual Report released by the Fayetteville Police Department shows a lower incidence of serious crimes in the city than at any time since prior to 1994. Occurrences of the most serious crimes in 2009 decreased by more than 21 percent over 2008 while less serious crimes increased more than 11 percent during the […]

Police reports June 1-7

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies during the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty: Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday, June 1 – Monday, June 7 Austin James Chandonnet, 21, of Merrick Drive, Peachtree City, for waiting warrants for cultivating marijuana. George Edward Davis, 39, of Turner Road, […]

Fayette deputies seize heroin, other drugs

Fayette County deputies on two occasions during the last week arrested four people for possession of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine or marijuana. Glenn Parks Summerlin, 47, of Fayetteville, and Thomas Glen Summerlin, 20, of Riverdale, were arrested June 1 on charges of violation of the Georgia controlled substances law, according to Fayette Sheriff’s spokesperson Brent Rowan. […]

Police reports May 24-31

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies during the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty: Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday, May 25 – Monday, May 31 Latanya Tiheshia Bell, 36, of Wilburn Street, Jonesboro, for probation violation. Corey James Bryant, 27, of Graden Lake Drive, Riverdale, for tail […]

Suspect surrenders to PTC police

A man who barricaded himself in a bedroom after assaulting his girlfriend early this morning has surrendered himself to police officers, Peachtree City police said. Michael O’Hare, 28, agreed to surrender after a negotiator was able to contact him via telephone, police said. He was arrested at 11:29 a.m. after he exited the front door […]

F’ville cops arrest burglary suspects

The Fayetteville Police Department Wednesday arrested two people for a reported residential burglary in the city. On May 26 the Fayetteville Police Department received a 911 call of a possible burglary. Police stopped a car leaving a home on Annelle Park Drive, said department spokesperson Steve Crawshaw. Items from a previous burglary were found in […]

Police reports May 18-24

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty: Fayetteville Police Tuesday, May 18 – Monday, May 24 Richrd Lamar Dix, Jr., 55, of Rhodes Lane, Griffin, for DUI alcohol and traffic offenses (2). Muhammad J. Firdoush, 59, of Stevens Entry, Peachtree […]

Coweta Judicial Circuit awarded federal funds for drug court

Coweta County May 18 joined Troup and Carroll counties in signing an intergovernmental agreement for federal grant money to fund the Coweta Judicial Circuit Drug Court Program. Commissioners agreed to accept the federal funds through the FY 09 Recovery Act’s Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistant Grant in the amount of $428,292. Across the three counties, […]

Heavy equipment theft ring busted in S. Fayette

A “routine patrol” for the Fayette County sheriff’s helicopter May 18 netted more than $2 million in stolen heavy equipment that had been taken from “numerous” Georgia jurisdictions and also Birmingham Alabama, officials said. Hawk One, the helicopter, got a “hit” signal from the LoJack system of a Caterpillar D8 Bulldozer that had been taken […]