Category Archives: Crimewatch

CrimeWatch: Arrests in Northwest Georgia brought to you by Big Dan’s Car Wash. Floyd Police officer commending for life-saving actions; new officers sworn in.

CrimeWatch: Arrests in Northwest Georgia brought to you by Big Dan’s Car Wash. Floyd Police officer commending for life-saving actions; new officers sworn in.

  About this page:  Updates from the Floyd County Jail three times a day: 4 and 8 a.m., and 8 p.m The latest each day from the Bartow County Jail.  Reports from the Polk County Jail (weekdays). Updates from Cartersville Police. Plus: Safety, crime-fighting tips. Floyd County Jail:  4 a.m.  8 a.m. No changes from 4 a.m.… Read more

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Floyd County Police expanding investigation into youth pastor also facing two felony counts of aggravated child molestation.

Floyd County Police expanding investigation into youth pastor also facing two felony counts of aggravated child molestation.

Police are investigating alleged criminal conduct of a youth pastor after two adults came forward to disclose they were sexually abused by the man when they were children. The incidents occurred at his home in eastern Floyd County and at one other location. Christopher Matthew Codding, age 42, was arrested in July for two felony counts of… Read more

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State Patrol: Driver dies in third fatal accident in four days in Bartow County.

State Patrol: Driver dies in third fatal accident in four days in Bartow County.

The Georgia State Patrol is continuing to investigate at midday crash on U.S. 411 west of the U.S.  41 interchange that claimed on life Monday. It was the third fatal accident in Bartow County since Thursday and the second to occur on 411. According to the report: On Sept. 20, at 11:45 a.m., troopers responded… Read more

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Citing students ‘stealing teachers’ personal belongings to tearing urinals off of walls,’ Floyd Schools offering $100 rewards to help catch those taking part in social media ‘devious lick’ craze.

Citing students ‘stealing teachers’ personal belongings to tearing urinals off of walls,’ Floyd Schools offering $100 rewards to help catch those taking part in social media ‘devious lick’ craze.

Floyd County Schools’ security chief Rick Flanigen is warning parents and students about a “zero tolerance” policy regarding vandalism and thefts on campus associated with the TikTok social media craze known as the “Devious Lick Challenge.” A recent Washington Post article defines it as “an unusual phenomenon has rippled through schools across much of the… Read more

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Georgia State Patrol: Cartersville man, 22, dies in truck collision on U.S. 411; Ohio man, a passenger in an accident on I-75, sustains fatal injuries.

Georgia State Patrol: Cartersville man, 22, dies in truck collision on U.S. 411; Ohio man, a passenger in an accident on I-75, sustains fatal injuries.

  The Georgia State Patrol is investigating two fatal accidents in Bartow County. Both reports are preliminary. The latest: Accident claims 22-year-old Cartersville man: On Sept. 16, at 7 a.m., the Georgia State Patrol Post 3 Cartersville was requested to investigate a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 411 near mile marker 6. The preliminary investigation shows… Read more

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16-year-old injured in Chattooga 4-wheeler accident has died. Earlier: Three teens injured in separate four-wheel accidents.

16-year-old injured in Chattooga 4-wheeler accident has died. Earlier: Three teens injured in separate four-wheel accidents.

One of two Chattooga County teens seriously injured in a Saturday four-wheeler accident has died. Joshua Hernandez-Solis, 16, was listed as the driver of the vehicle in the report compiled by the Georgia State Patrol. A 16-year-old girl also was injured. Josh was a sophomore at Trion High School and his arrangements are under the… Read more

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Traffic slowed on U.S. 411 near the Floyd/Bartow line Thursday morning.

Traffic slowed on U.S. 411 near the Floyd/Bartow line Thursday morning.

These photos from before 10 a.m. Thursday of a traffic headache on U.S. 411 near mile marker six before the Floyd/Bartow County line. This and overall wet conditions on area roads are making our commute a little difficult today, A reminder also about the repaving of Shorter Avenue traveling west from Redmond, a situation that… Read more

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Tuesday was First Responders/Public Safety Night at the Rome Braves. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

Tuesday was First Responders/Public Safety Night at the Rome Braves. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

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Polk Police: Standoff with 20-year-old man with shotgun ends peacefully; he’s now receiving medical assistance.

Polk Police: Standoff with 20-year-old man with shotgun ends peacefully; he’s now receiving medical assistance.

Polk County Police media release: On Sept. 13, 2021, in the late afternoon hours, Patrol Officers with the Uniformed Patrol Division was dispatched to a Portland Road address in reference to a subject with a firearm. The Aragon Police Department responded as mutual aid assistance. Upon the arrival of the Patrol Officers, they made contact… Read more

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Services Sunday for second traffic fatality in Polk County this week. Georgia State Patrol still trying to learn the identity of the hit-and-run victim from earlier in the week.

Services Sunday for second traffic fatality in Polk County this week. Georgia State Patrol still trying to learn the identity of the hit-and-run victim from earlier in the week.

  Funeral services were held Sunday for an 84-year-old man killed in an accident on U.S. 27 south of the U.S. 278 interchange. He was the second person to die last week in a traffic accident in Polk County. The first victim had yet to be identified. According to the Georgia State Patrol: Just before… Read more

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Floyd Police: 62-year-old woman being treated at Erlanger following truck/car collision at Ga. 140 and Old Dalton Road. Cartersville truck driver escapes injury.

Floyd Police: 62-year-old woman being treated at Erlanger following truck/car collision at Ga. 140 and Old Dalton Road. Cartersville truck driver escapes injury.

  The driver of a Prius is under care at Erlanger in Chattanooga after being airlifted from a serious accident scene at Ga. 140 and Old Dalton Road. According to Sgt. Chris Fincher of the Floyd County Police Department: At 12:12 p.m., Jahna Kerr, 62, of Roswell was driving the Prius north on Old Dalton… Read more

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Updated: Motorcyclist injured in accident on I-75 in Gordon County on Sunday; close call in Moped vs.  Kawasaki collision; Friday night collision kills three young Dalton-area women.

Updated: Motorcyclist injured in accident on I-75 in Gordon County on Sunday; close call in Moped vs. Kawasaki collision; Friday night collision kills three young Dalton-area women.

    It has been a rough Labor Day weekend on Northwest Georgia roads, from a serious motorcycle accident on I-75, another close call involving a motorcycle and Moped and an earlier collision that claimed three young lives — two at the scene and a third who died Saturday. They’re among the 15 people to… Read more

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State Patrol: One man dead, another critically burned in semi/car collision on U.S. 411.

State Patrol: One man dead, another critically burned in semi/car collision on U.S. 411.

One of the worst accidents in memory on U.S. 411 near Kingston Elementary has claimed one life and critically burned another. According to the Georgia State Patrol preliminary report: On Aug. 30, at 10:12 p.m., the Georgia State Patrol Post 3 Cartersville was requested to investigate a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 411 in Bartow County.… Read more

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‘Anti-Mandate’ rally gets permit for 3:30-7 p.m.  Friday near Heritage Park.

‘Anti-Mandate’ rally gets permit for 3:30-7 p.m. Friday near Heritage Park.

  An “anti-mandate” rally is set for Friday along the footpath of the Levy wall at Heritage Park in Rome. The assembly permit filed with the Rome Police Department shows the assembly will be from 3:30 until 7 p.m. The assembly type is listed as “peaceful assembly.” The application shows the assembly “designees” as Britney… Read more

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Friday’s ribbon cutting ceremony at Rome-Floyd Fire Department’s new burn building. Eight photos.

Friday’s ribbon cutting ceremony at Rome-Floyd Fire Department’s new burn building. Eight photos.

Images courtesy of the Rome-Floyd Fire Department. The ribbon was cut on the new Burn Building training center for the Rome-Floyd Fire Department Friday morning at 168A North Ave. Joining firefighters on site were city and county leaders. The building was made possible thanks to the voter-approved special penny sales tax in the November 2017 election. Read more

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