Category Archives: Crimewatch

Greater Community Bank CrimeWatch: Updates on area arrests, police reports from across Northwest Georgia.

Greater Community Bank CrimeWatch: Updates on area arrests, police reports from across Northwest Georgia.

  SAFETY TIPS: Track registered sex offenders in your community. Click Offender Watch Crime Mapping: See what crimes have been reported in your neighborhood. Crime Mapping Rome Police Department’s anonymous crime tip line. 706-236-5000. Click for details. Bartow County Sheriff’s Office partners with The Wanted Channel to provide an outlet to post wanted persons: Bartow’s most… Read more

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Bartow fire departments, EMS stage training drill at Phoenix Air on Thursday. Eight photos.

Bartow fire departments, EMS stage training drill at Phoenix Air on Thursday. Eight photos.

That activity you saw at Phoenix Air on Thursday was part of a drill. The Bartow County Fire Department posted this update prior to Thursday’s practice: “BCFD, Cartersville Fire and Metro EMS will be conducting a drill with Phoenix Air at the Cartersville/Bartow County Airport this morning between 10am and 12pm simulating a plane crash… Read more

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Chase that started in downtown Rome and ended in Cherokee County (Ala.) lands two Floyd County men in custody.

Chase that started in downtown Rome and ended in Cherokee County (Ala.) lands two Floyd County men in custody.

    From WEIS 100.5 FM and AM 990: Two Rome area men are now in custody following a chase from western Floyd County into Cherokee County, Ala., on Wednesday. The pair – both of whom have felony warrants out for their arrest – fled after being spotted driving in downtown Rome. In custody and… Read more

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State patrol: Cartersville woman struck, killed in Tuesday accident at U.S. 41 and Felton Road.

State patrol: Cartersville woman struck, killed in Tuesday accident at U.S. 41 and Felton Road.

From the Georgia State Patrol: On Oct. 8, at approximately 7:58 p.m., troopers were dispatched to a crash where a vehicle struck a pedestrian on U.S. 41 at Felton Road in Bartow County.  A silver Toyota Tacoma was traveling south on 41 in the left lane.  The Tacoma was traveling through the intersection on a… Read more

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Georgia Supreme Court upholds murder conviction of Leonard Rodrigues in 2013 slaying in Chattooga County.

Georgia Supreme Court upholds murder conviction of Leonard Rodrigues in 2013 slaying in Chattooga County.

Georgia’s Supreme Court has upheld the.. The opinion opens with: In February 2014, a jury found Leonard Rodrigues guilty of malice murder and other crimes in connection with the stabbing death of Nathaniel Reynolds. The crimes occurred on January 8, 2013. On July 8, 2013, Rodrigues and his co-defendant, Ricardo Beltran Gonzalez, were indicted by a… Read more

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Updated: Suspect in fatal shooting at student apartment complex near Kennesaw State on the run.

Updated: Suspect in fatal shooting at student apartment complex near Kennesaw State on the run.

THE LATEST FROM WSB:     From Kennesaw State Police: The Cobb County Police Department has confirmed a shooting incident at the Stadium Villages Apartment Complex near Fifth Third Bank Stadium. KSUPD has no indication of an imminent threat to the Kennesaw State Campus. Details are limited at this time but we will update as… Read more

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Floyd Police: Small plane makes emergency landing on U.S. 27 near Sike Storey Road. No injuries reported. Video, photo updates.

Floyd Police: Small plane makes emergency landing on U.S. 27 near Sike Storey Road. No injuries reported. Video, photo updates.

 A small plane had to make an emergency landing on U.S. 27 Southbound near Sike Storey Road in Armuchee on Saturday morning. Sgt. Dustin Wade with Floyd County Police says the plane experienced an engine failure and wasn’t going to be able to make it safely back to Rome’s Russell Field, so he landed… Read more

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WVNews: Cartersville man petitions to have charges dropped in death of woman who’s severed remains were found at the Bartow Co. Landfill in August 2018.

WVNews: Cartersville man petitions to have charges dropped in death of woman who’s severed remains were found at the Bartow Co. Landfill in August 2018.

  From WVNews.Com: Clarksburg, W. Va.– A Georgian jailed in West Virginia on federal allegations that he distributed fentanyl resulting in death, and participated in a drug conspiracy, contends the charges against him must be dismissed. Terrick Robinson, 34, of Cartersville, Georgia, has been jailed since Sept. 5, 2018, with no trial being set, and that’s a violation… Read more

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Fire at massive warehouse in Attalla, Ala., draws continuing assistance from nearby communities; schools reopen today.

Fire at massive warehouse in Attalla, Ala., draws continuing assistance from nearby communities; schools reopen today.

  The latest from Cherokee EMA: “We have fire department crews heading back to Attalla this afternoon to continue assisting crews on the warehouse fire. Our office would like to say thank you to ALL the First Responders that are assisting with this scene!” An update from Cherokee County (Ala.) Emergency Management Director Shawn Rogers:… Read more

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The latest on the home ‘flash burn/explosion’ that claimed the life of a Rockmart woman.

The latest on the home ‘flash burn/explosion’ that claimed the life of a Rockmart woman.

From Tony Brazier, Polk County Coroner THE LATEST The victim has been identified as Tammie Ann Smith , 60, of Rockmart. The cause of death has been ruled accidental because of smoking with an oxygen device. And this update from WGAA 1340 AM and 106.1 FM in Cedartown: Doctors at Grady continued working aggressively with… Read more

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Truck catches fire entering the post office off Martha Berry Friday afternoon; no injuries. Three photos courtesy of Andrew S. Lee.

Truck catches fire entering the post office off Martha Berry Friday afternoon; no injuries. Three photos courtesy of Andrew S. Lee.

Andrew S. Lee shared these images from a truck fire at the entrance to the post office off Martha Berry on Friday afternoon. In the third photo, a Floyd County sheriff’s deputy provides a block to incoming traffic as first responders got to the scene. Floyd E-911 confirms the fire. We talked with an officer… Read more

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Two arrests made in regional investigation into wildlife management area burglaries including some in Bartow County.

Two arrests made in regional investigation into wildlife management area burglaries including some in Bartow County.

  Media release: On Wednesday, Sept. 25, James Arthur Graham, 22 of Lawrenceville was arrested in Gwinnett County for theft by receiving stolen property in connection with statewide burglaries of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Management Areas.  On Monday, Sept. 23, Parker Lewis Dean, 20, of Braselton was arrested in Barrow County for… Read more

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All Adairsville Police officers now certified to help those with mental illness involved in police situations; training already has saved one life.

All Adairsville Police officers now certified to help those with mental illness involved in police situations; training already has saved one life.

In context: Adairsville Police officers already have saved one life this year thanks to special training in helping those with mental illness. Last July, a man threatened to jump from the Ga. 140 bridge onto traffic below on I-75. “I’m going to jump because nobody cares, don’t come any closer, I don’t want to talk to… Read more

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Key events set as Domestic Violence Awareness Month begins next week.

Key events set as Domestic Violence Awareness Month begins next week.

Media release: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Hospitality House for Women is preparing to increase Rome-Floyd County’s awareness and knowledge of DV, as well as breaking down barriers for victims. Hospitality House has been offering services and advocacy to victims/survivors of DV in Floyd County for more than 40 years. “Hospitality House has been fortunate… Read more

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