Category Archives: Crimewatch

CrimeWatch: All-day updates from the Floyd, Bartow, Polk county jails and area police. Plus: Links to CrimeLine, Crime Mapping and other safety information.

CrimeWatch: All-day updates from the Floyd, Bartow, Polk county jails and area police. Plus: Links to CrimeLine, Crime Mapping and other safety information.

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 report usually is posted between 8 and 9 a.m. weekdays. These reports… Read more

Share Button
Bartow Sheriff’s Office adds tip line to handle calls about the murdered woman whose remains were found at the Bartow County Landfill.

Bartow Sheriff’s Office adds tip line to handle calls about the murdered woman whose remains were found at the Bartow County Landfill.

Friday afternoon: The Bartow County Sheriff’s Office has opened a tip line specifically for anyone with information on the unidentified female victim found Monday. According to Sheriff Clark Millsap, hundreds of tips and messages have been received and investigated on the case which has prompted the need for a separate easy-to-reach number. The number is… Read more

Share Button
Hometown’s Open Records request on Rome’s juvenile curfew produces 20-plus police reports, internal memos tracking juvenile crime, crowds mostly in downtown Rome.

Hometown’s Open Records request on Rome’s juvenile curfew produces 20-plus police reports, internal memos tracking juvenile crime, crowds mostly in downtown Rome.

  About this report: Tuesday morning, following the Rome City Commission’s 6-to-2 vote the night before to enact an 11 p.m.-5 a.m. curfew on juveniles 16 and under, Hometown Headlines filed an Open Records Request with the city. Our expressed intent was to share any and all information presented to commissioners in recent weeks while considering… Read more

Share Button
Floyd Police Chief Mark Wallace helps The Christian Science Monitor put a face on the changing demands of recruiting law officers — and what could be ahead.

Floyd Police Chief Mark Wallace helps The Christian Science Monitor put a face on the changing demands of recruiting law officers — and what could be ahead.

  In Tuesday’s online edition of The Christian Science Monitor, a familiar face and name are used to tell a story about the changing trends of law enforcement. The traditional pressures remain — so-so pay, hours that jostle even the most liberal balance of work and family, basic expenses and a very dangerous job overall.… Read more

Share Button
Health: 100 units of blood collected during ‘Heroes Unified’ event on Wednesday; you can still help through Sept. 1.

Health: 100 units of blood collected during ‘Heroes Unified’ event on Wednesday; you can still help through Sept. 1.

  THE LATEST Update on Heroes Unified blood drive from Wednesday per Blood Assurance: “The power of unity was truly seen yesterday in our community! Nine first responder units from Rome and Floyd County together hosted a community-wide blood drive that saw 104 donors in three locations (Law Enforcement Center, Floyd County Jail and the… Read more

Share Button
Updated with arrest: Floyd authorities called to help search for suspect in Cedar Bluff incident; suspect now believed to be on the move back in Alabama.

Updated with arrest: Floyd authorities called to help search for suspect in Cedar Bluff incident; suspect now believed to be on the move back in Alabama.

THE LATEST From WEIS Radio: Billy Wayne Trammell, age 49 of Centre,  was booked in at the Cherokee County Detention Center just before 5:00pm Tuesday, on charges of Attempted Murder and Theft of Property 1st Degree.   PREVIOUSLY on Hometown Headlines: Floyd County authorities are in stand-down mode after being asked for assistance following an incident… Read more

Share Button
Rome Police: 161 accidents last month, down 20%. Top cause: Following too closely.

Rome Police: 161 accidents last month, down 20%. Top cause: Following too closely.

  Here are the July accident statistics from the Rome Police Department: There were a total of 161 accidents reported during the month of July in Rome, with following too close being the main reason for the accidents. Accidents are down 20% from July 2017 with 206 reported. This is down from June 2018’s total… Read more

Share Button
1:30 p.m. All clear, but delays continue on I-75 Southbound in Bartow County following crash and vehicle fire near Exit 306 at Hwy 140

1:30 p.m. All clear, but delays continue on I-75 Southbound in Bartow County following crash and vehicle fire near Exit 306 at Hwy 140

1:30 p.m. Accident all clear according to DOT. But still some delays on I-75 Southbound north of Adairsville (Mile Marker 306 at Hwy 140) following accident and vehicle fire. From Bartow County Fire: Accident with vehicle fire on I-75 Southbound mm 305, right lane shut down, expect delays From Georgia DOT:  Accident; I-75 SB: SR 140/Folsom Road… Read more

Share Button
Chattooga Sheriff’s Office investigating drowning death of 6-year-old girl found unresponsive in pool

Chattooga Sheriff’s Office investigating drowning death of 6-year-old girl found unresponsive in pool

From AM 1180: A six-year-old girl who was found unresponsive in a swimming pool in Subligna on Saturday evening has passed away at Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital in Atlanta and Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader says that the investigation continues into the child’s death. Sheriff Schrader mentioned on Tuesday evening that the tragic incident happened while… Read more

Share Button
Health: Heroes Unified includes nine local agencies — and the community — in a special blood drive Aug. 15. How to help.

Health: Heroes Unified includes nine local agencies — and the community — in a special blood drive Aug. 15. How to help.

Nine organizations in Rome and Floyd County are coming together again this year to sponsor the Heroes Unified event, a community-wide blood drive. The event will take place on Wednesday, Aug.15 from 6 a.m. until 1 p.m. at two locations: 1) the Law Enforcement Center located at 5 Government Plaza in downtown Rome and 2)… Read more

Share Button
Cartersville Police corporal honored for saving two Floyd County residents from a fiery pickup crash that claimed one life in July.

Cartersville Police corporal honored for saving two Floyd County residents from a fiery pickup crash that claimed one life in July.

  A Cartersville Police corporal has been honored for helping save two people from a burning pickup truck following an accident on Ga. 293 near Tom Jones Road that left another man dead. According to CPD’s Facebook page: Corporal Justin Lusian has dedicated the last 19 years providing quality service to the citizens of Cartersville.… Read more

Share Button
Cartersville Police: Eight arrested in multiagency drug sweep at apartment complex.

Cartersville Police: Eight arrested in multiagency drug sweep at apartment complex.

  Media release: On Friday, July 27, the Bartow-Cartersville Drug Task Force along with the Cartersville Police Department and the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office conducted a warrant sweep at Mountain Chase Apartment Complex on North Tennessee Street. Over the course of the last several months, the Cartersville Police Department observed an increase in calls for… Read more

Share Button
Rome man shot last Wednesday has died; suspect now charged with murder and other counts. Fourth murder in Rome since June 15.

Rome man shot last Wednesday has died; suspect now charged with murder and other counts. Fourth murder in Rome since June 15.

    From Rome Police: On Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at approximately 11:50 p.m.,  officers from the Rome Police Department responded to 814 Maple Ave. in reference to a shooting. Upon their arrival, they discovered the victim, 37-year-old LaMario Majors, had been shot in his chest inside the residence. Mr. Majors was transported to a… Read more

Share Button
Bartow sheriff: Fire in RV under repair claims life of Ball Ground woman.

Bartow sheriff: Fire in RV under repair claims life of Ball Ground woman.

Media release: The Bartow County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a woman in a fire. According to Sheriff Clark Millsap, just before 1:30 p.m. Sunday, a 911 call of a fire in an RV was reported on Bailey Hill Road. Bartow County Sheriff’s deputies responded with Bartow County Fire Department personnel and discovered… Read more

Share Button