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Crimewatch: Continuing updates from Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County law enforcement. Plus: Community safety links.

Crimewatch: Continuing updates from Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County law enforcement. Plus: Community safety links.

Tuesday’s reports: Our first posts might be an hour later than usual. About this report: We update CrimeWatch around 5:30 each weekday morning as well as at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. We also add the Bartow County Jail report between 5:30 and 6 a.m. weekday mornings and throughout the weekend. The Polk County Jail… Read more

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Minor gas leak shuts part of Old Summerville Road this morning.

Minor gas leak shuts part of Old Summerville Road this morning.

  From Floyd County Police, 5:55 a.m.: “Old Summerville is closed from Cemetery Road to the area north of Little Texas Valley because of a minor gas leak.” Floyd 911 reports a downed tree knocked some gas lines and meters over, causing the leak. Read more

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Rome Police: One dead, three others wounded in early Sunday shooting in North Rome. Fifth murder in Rome since mid-June.

Rome Police: One dead, three others wounded in early Sunday shooting in North Rome. Fifth murder in Rome since mid-June.

  Rome Police media release: On Sunday, Sept. 23, at 4:20 a.m., E-911 advised that multiple subjects were calling about possible gun shots in the area of North Broad Street and Church Street.  While en route to the area, Sgt. Hutchins observed a silver Jeep traveling at a high rate of speed pulling into Floyd Medical… Read more

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Two Cartersville men charged with murder, aggravated assault by Butts County authorities as investigation continues into Bartow man’s slaying.

Two Cartersville men charged with murder, aggravated assault by Butts County authorities as investigation continues into Bartow man’s slaying.

THE LATEST From the Butts County Sheriff’s Office: “Steven Alford Jacobs and Emmanuel James Nesbitt, both of Cartersville, have been charged with aggravated assault and murder in the shooting death of Curtis A. Pitts. More charges are expected.” Bartow County Jail reports show Alford and Nesbitt were custody there on Saturday, each charged with misdemeanor… Read more

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Passenger killed in single-vehicle crash early Friday in Bartow County, driver charged with DUI.

Passenger killed in single-vehicle crash early Friday in Bartow County, driver charged with DUI.

According to the Georgia State Patrol, the crash occurred Sept. 21 at approximately 2:50 a.m. A BMW passenger vehicle was traveling north on Glade Road near Apache Drive in Bartow County approximately a quarter-mile from I-75. The vehicle struck a dog while swerving toward the right roadside. The vehicle continued traveling north on the roadside… Read more

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Buzz: Darlington Sixth Graders, students from Armuchee Middle, East Central big winners at Sixth Grade Berry Mathematics Contest. Calhoun Police honored — and win patrol cruiser.

Buzz: Darlington Sixth Graders, students from Armuchee Middle, East Central big winners at Sixth Grade Berry Mathematics Contest. Calhoun Police honored — and win patrol cruiser.

  The Fall 2018 Sixth Grade Berry College Mathematics Contest was held at Berry College on Thursday, Sept. 20. Thirteen sixth-grade teams competed. The top three teams were: First, Jasper Middle School (Pickens County); second, Heritage Middle School (Catoosa County); and third, Darlington School. Top individual student winners were: first, Jeremy Westbrook from Jasper Middle School; second, Elan… Read more

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Rome man accused of ‘waving the pistol in an erratic manner’ while driving on Turner McCall Wednesday evening faces seven charges.

Rome man accused of ‘waving the pistol in an erratic manner’ while driving on Turner McCall Wednesday evening faces seven charges.

A Rome man is in custody after being spotted with a Glock pistol while driving on Shorter Avenue and Turner McCall near Olive Garden close to the intersection of Turner McCall Boulevard and Riverside Parkway Wednesday afternoon. James Lewis Posey, 46, of 112 Perkins St., faces weapons possession charges, reckless conduct and a traffic violation… Read more

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Gordon Sheriff: Minor attacked; Calhoun man charged with rape, aggravated sexual battery.

Gordon Sheriff: Minor attacked; Calhoun man charged with rape, aggravated sexual battery.

  From Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston: On Monday, Sept. 17, sheriff’s detectives received a report of a rape which had occurred the previous day. The victim was a minor. The attack is reported to have happened at a private residence. Detectives initiated an investigation which led to the arrest of Jose Manuel Hernandez, 22, of… Read more

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Service restored to 1,300-plus customers who were without power off Martha Berry Wednesday afternoon.

Service restored to 1,300-plus customers who were without power off Martha Berry Wednesday afternoon.

Service has been restored to the Stonebridge area in Armuchee a bit ahead of schedule. ORIGINAL POST The outage is pinpointed off Old Summerville Road and Hennon Drive Northwest, and has wiped out power for at least 1,318 customers in the surrounding neighborhoods. The Georgia Power outage map shows repairs are expected by 3 p.m.… Read more

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Gordon Sheriff: 78-year-old man faces multiple charges, accused of being a ‘major methamphetamine distributor.’ Also: $40,000 in meth seized by investigators.

Gordon Sheriff: 78-year-old man faces multiple charges, accused of being a ‘major methamphetamine distributor.’ Also: $40,000 in meth seized by investigators.

    From Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston: In early September, the Sheriff’s Office initiated an investigation into reports of the large-scale distribution of methamphetamine. As a result of this investigation, Julius Robert Boswell, 78, also known as “Pops,”of 143 Pioneer Drive, has been arrested on multiple counts of trafficking in methamphetamine and distribution of methamphetamine. Boswell… Read more

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Gordon sheriff: Wife in serious condition following Monday morning shooting; husband charged with aggravated assault.

Gordon sheriff: Wife in serious condition following Monday morning shooting; husband charged with aggravated assault.

According to Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston: At about 4:45 a.m. Monday, deputy sheriffs were dispatched to a private residence at 1172 Midway Road near the Resaca community in response to a report of a shooting/domestic disturbance. Deputies arrived to find a 51-year-old woman suffering from a gunshot wound to her face/head. She was removed… Read more

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Power restored to more than 1,000 customers following accident Monday afternoon in Summerville.

Power restored to more than 1,000 customers following accident Monday afternoon in Summerville.

Georgia Power restored power to 1,021 customers in Summerville following a bizarre traffic accident. (outage map). The Summerville News reports that: Update 2:30pm— A Coors beer truck driver and passenger are trapped inside the delivery truck that hit a downtown power pole. Georgia Power is turning off all power in the area to get the… Read more

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One year later, family and fellow officers to honor slain Detective Kristen Hearne. Two suspects charged with her murder awaiting trial.

One year later, family and fellow officers to honor slain Detective Kristen Hearne. Two suspects charged with her murder awaiting trial.

  By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net It’s been nearly a year since Polk County Police Detective Kristen Hearne was ambushed outside of Cedartown in rural Polk County. As the two suspects charged in her murder await trial, loved ones and co-workers still struggle to cope with her death. To remember her life of service, a number… Read more

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GBI investigating officer-involved shooting in Gordon County that left one man wounded, jailed; fourth such investigation in Northwest Georgia since May.

GBI investigating officer-involved shooting in Gordon County that left one man wounded, jailed; fourth such investigation in Northwest Georgia since May.

The state’s 64th officer involved-shooting to be investigated by the GBI occurred early Sunday in Gordon County. It is the fourth officer-involved shooting investigation in Northwest Georgia since May. Here are the details from a GBI media release: On Sunday, Sept. 16,  at approximately 1 a.m., the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Georgia… Read more

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Floyd Sheriff’s ‘Cops for Kids’ softball tournament brings together law enforcement, first responders from around the region to support Special Olympics.

Floyd Sheriff’s ‘Cops for Kids’ softball tournament brings together law enforcement, first responders from around the region to support Special Olympics.

Teams of local law enforcement officers, firefighters and even GBI officers joined together for Saturday’s annual Cops for Kids Softball tournament hosted by the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office. The annual event raises money for the Floyd County Special Olympics. “We want to thank all the public safety teams that participated in our Annual Cops for… Read more

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Two Rome men indicted on murder charges by grand jurors; both killings occurred in June. Plus: Additional indictments.

Two Rome men indicted on murder charges by grand jurors; both killings occurred in June. Plus: Additional indictments.

Grady Harper Jr., a suspect in the June murder of John Alton Allen Jr., indicted on murder charge. His indictment was part of the grand jury presentments released on Friday. Case background: Allen was found with multiple gun shot wounds outside a home at 302 Wright St. off North Broad Street.  Grady, the suspect in one… Read more

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Updated. Georgia State Patrol: Atlanta man arrested on seven counts following Thursday morning chase on I-75, Main Street.

Updated. Georgia State Patrol: Atlanta man arrested on seven counts following Thursday morning chase on I-75, Main Street.

An Atlanta man is in the Bartow County Jail on seven charges following what appears to have been a chase on I-75 and then on Main Street in Cartersville early Thursday. Jail reports show Derrick B. Burke of Cresendo Drive, Atlanta, was booked at 4:25 a.m. Thursday on the following charges: Reckless driving. Driving under… Read more

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Calhoun Police: Fort Payne man faces felony charges following injuries to his 1-year-old adopted daughter.

Calhoun Police: Fort Payne man faces felony charges following injuries to his 1-year-old adopted daughter.

Media release: Calhoun Police have charged 18-year-old Cody Gibson of Fort Payne, Ala., in connection with an assault that resulted in the hospitalization of his 1-year-old daughter. On Aug. 5, 2018, at approximately 9:30 p.m., officers responded to Hi-Tech Fuel in reference to a 12-month-old infant who had sustained an injury to her leg. Shortly after… Read more

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