Crime

F’ville robbery-kidnapping pair draw life sentences

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Both men found guilty a second time this week

Christopher Deangelo Wakefield, 29, of Riverdale, and Travion Marquez Willis, 24, of College Park Read More»

PTC Kroger shoppers see cops chase, tase man

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A Riverdale man was arrested on Dec. 14 on charges stemming from his attempt to fill fraudulent prescriptions at the Crosstown Kroger grocery store then fleeing from officers who were called to the scene, police said.

Andrew Menjor, 24, was charged with felony obstruction and felony attempting to obtain dangerous drugs by fraud and is being held in the Fayette County Jail, according to Peachtree City Police reports. Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — Dec. 2–8

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the period indicated. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Rather than indicating the age of those arrested, only the year of birth will be noted below due to law enforcement procedural changes.
 
Tuesday, Dec. 2 - Monday, Dec. 8
 
Fayette County Sheriff’s Office
 
Heather L.

Shopper avoids potential carjacking at Pavilion

A female shopper at the Fayette Pavilion on Dec. 13 refused to give up her vehicle when confronted by a man threatening her with a handgun. She drove away, avoiding the carjacking and leaving the man with no choice but to flee the scene.

Det. Mike Whitlow said a shopper at the Marshalls department store had entered her Hummer at 11 p.m. when she was approached by a male carrying a handgun. The man pointed the gun at the woman and told her to give him the vehicle, said Whitlow.

“The woman refused and sped off,” Whitlow said. Read More»

PTC cops nab homeless man after schools were locked down

A homeless man who fled from police while being questioned in Peachtree City on Dec. 11 was located and arrested near St. Paul Lutheran School.

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PTC cops make second arrest in AT&T robbery

A second arrest has been made in connection with the Dec. 2 robbery of the AT&T store on Ga. Highway 54 in Peachtree City. In that arrest a Jonesboro man was charged with armed robbery and kidnapping. Read More»

PTC cops searching for armed robbery suspect

UPDATE: Dec. 12, 2 p.m. — Peachtree City police are asking for help locating a suspect in an armed robbery the occurred during the late afternoon hours on Dec. 11 at the Wisdom Shell store on Wisdom Road at Ga. Highway 74. Department spokesman Mark Brown said a man entered the store, produced a handgun and demanded cash. Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — Nov. 25–Dec. 1

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the period indicated. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Rather than indicating the age of those arrested, only the year of birth will be noted below due to law enforcement procedural changes.

Tuesday, Nov. 25 - Monday, Dec. 1

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office


Shaheid N. Bilal, born in 1976, of Stillman Court, Hampton, for expired or no license plate and no valid license.
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1 suspect in custody, 2 sought in PTC robbery

Law enforcement officers from Fayette and Clayton counties have arrested a woman and continue to search for two male suspects who robbed the AT&T store on Ga. Highway 54 in Peachtree City late Tuesday afternoon. Read More»

PTC sees slight uptick in serious crimes

File photo of parked Peachtree City police car by Bonnie Hester.

Peachtree City enjoys one of the lowest crime rates for cities its size in Georgia. Information supplied by the Peachtree City Police Department through October shows a slight increase in serious crimes over the same period in 2013. Read More»

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