Category Archives: Crimewatch

Crimewatch: Updates from Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County law enforcement.

Crimewatch: Updates from Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County law enforcement.

Community safety: 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. Floyd County Jail 4 a.m. 8 a.m. 8 p.m. Polk County Jail report:  Friday Cartersville Police reports: May 21 1 /… Read more

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Updates: Floyd County Police officer involved in shooting identified. Suspect wounded in exchange with SWAT team remains hospitalized; GBI investigation continues. Woman living at shooting scene also arrested.

Updates: Floyd County Police officer involved in shooting identified. Suspect wounded in exchange with SWAT team remains hospitalized; GBI investigation continues. Woman living at shooting scene also arrested.

  LATEST UPDATES The officer who shot the occupant of a home on Kingston Highway Thursday morning has  been identified as a five year veteran of the Floyd County Police Department. Carlos Ribot, age 31, was serving a search warrant with the SWAT team at 1933 Kingston Highway on May 23 when a male occupant… Read more

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GBI media release on the Floyd County officer-involved shooting.

GBI media release on the Floyd County officer-involved shooting.

Media release: On Thursday, May 23, 2019, the GBI was requested by the Floyd County Police Department to investigate an officer involved shooting on Kingston Highway, Rome, Floyd County, GA. Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 6:20 AM, the Metro Drug Task Force and SWAT team were executing a warrant for drugs & weapons at… Read more

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11:10 a.m. update (text, video): SWAT, drug task force confront suspect off Ga. 293; shots fired; officers OK but suspect wounded. GBI investigating.

11:10 a.m. update (text, video): SWAT, drug task force confront suspect off Ga. 293; shots fired; officers OK but suspect wounded. GBI investigating.

THE LATEST 11:13 a.m.: From Floyd County Police: “Shots were fired this morning at around 6:30 a.m. when police were serving a search warrant at the residence of a known gang member. One man inside the house at 1933 Kingston Highway has non-life threatening injuries. No officers were injured. @gbi_ga investigating. @ Floyd County, Georgia.”… Read more

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Developing: Gas leak closing some stores, offices in Calhoun near Ga. 53, W.C. Bryant Parkway.

Developing: Gas leak closing some stores, offices in Calhoun near Ga. 53, W.C. Bryant Parkway.

From North Georgia EMC : The Calhoun office “is temporarily closed. An underground gas line was broken on the street near the office and the authorities have evacuated the surrounding area.” From Google Traffic: Ga. 53 is clogged from Walmart west toward W.C. Bryant Parkway at 11:05 a.m.     Read more

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18-year-old man shot in Cedartown Tuesday evening; injuries not life threatening, police report.

18-year-old man shot in Cedartown Tuesday evening; injuries not life threatening, police report.

Courtesy of WGAA 1340 AM and 106.1 FM: Cedartown Police Chief Jamie Newsome said the victim was shot at 6:45 p.m. on Ladue Avenue, which runs the length of Third through Fifth streets off West Avenue near Goodyear Village. A single gunshot struck and hit an 18-year-old male. Newsome described the injuries as non life-threatening but man… Read more

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6:05 p.m. Truck fire on the Bypass has traffic stopped. Earlier accident on 411 at Floyd/Bartow line clearing.

6:05 p.m. Truck fire on the Bypass has traffic stopped. Earlier accident on 411 at Floyd/Bartow line clearing.

Please avoid the Bypass at least through 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. A truck is on fire and has traffic stopped. It already was a rough commute home on the Bypass before the fire was spotted. We’ll have updates. ACCIDENT CLEARING The wreck that blocked parts of U.S. 411 this evening is clearing at of 6:05 p.m.… Read more

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Rome Police seek 16-year-old male, another suspect following Friday night shooting in Garden Lakes community that left woman in critical condition.

Rome Police seek 16-year-old male, another suspect following Friday night shooting in Garden Lakes community that left woman in critical condition.

THE LATEST From Rome Assistant Chief of Police Debbie Burnett: “In reference to this shooting, a suspect has been identified and warrants have been issued for armed robbery. The suspect is a 16-year-old African American male. Due to his age, his name is not released at this time. He will be charged as an adult… Read more

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Georgia State Patrol: One person killed, another injured in motorcycle crash along Kingston Highway in Bartow County

Georgia State Patrol: One person killed, another injured in motorcycle crash along Kingston Highway in Bartow County

  Update: WBHF radio has identified the deceased as 19-year-old Nathan Richards of Cartersville. The Georgia State Patrol confirms is it investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred Saturday afternoon along GA-293 (Kingston Highway) near mile marker 14, between Law Road and Wellons Road in Bartow County. According to GSP report, two motorcycles were traveling east… Read more

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37-year-old Rome man struck and killed by train in Coosa area early Friday morning.

37-year-old Rome man struck and killed by train in Coosa area early Friday morning.

A 37-year-old Rome man was struck and killed by a train in the Coosa area early Friday morning. According to Deputy Coroner Eric Johnston, the victim has been identified as Jeremiah Robbins. He was struck and killed on impact by the train. It occurred along tracks between Huffaker Road and Woods Road. He was pronounced… Read more

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Accident cleared on U.S. 411 westbound at Floyd/Bartow line.

Accident cleared on U.S. 411 westbound at Floyd/Bartow line.

10 a.m. update: Traffic is flowing normally at the accident site following the collision in the westbound lanes of U.S. 411 earlier this morning. PREVIOUS Traffic is stacking up on U.S. 411 westbound at the Floyd/Bartow county line. WRGA News reports there are possible injuries and that one person will need to be extracted from… Read more

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Adairsville Police: Rome man shot in upper thigh, recovering after scuffle with attackers at his girlfiend’s home early Wednesday.

Adairsville Police: Rome man shot in upper thigh, recovering after scuffle with attackers at his girlfiend’s home early Wednesday.

  Media release: On Wednesday around 1 a.m., the Adairsville Police Department responded to a shooting incident call at 119 Kuhlman St. Upon arrival, Officers found the victim, 18-year-old Jaimon Mitchell of Rome, had been shot in the upper right thigh. His girlfriend, Hannah Blankenship, age 20, who resides at the residence was not injured.… Read more

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Georgia Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck indicted on 38 counts by federal grand jury.

Georgia Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck indicted on 38 counts by federal grand jury.

Jim Beck, who won the state insurance commissioner’s race last November amid allegations of suspected wrongdoing, faces a 38-count federal indictment alleging wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia posted a multipage document on Tuesday, alleging crimes from between February 2013 and June 2018. According… Read more

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All clear at PHS: The emergency drill/full evacuation of Pepperell High is over; normal day resumes.

All clear at PHS: The emergency drill/full evacuation of Pepperell High is over; normal day resumes.

THE LATEST All clear at Pepperell High School. From Dr. Jeff Wilson, superintendent: “The Emergency Drill at Pepperell High is now completed. All school activities are back to normal.” From PHS Principal Jamey Alcorn: “Great evacuation drill today! Normal activities resumed at 9:30. Super proud of our faculty, staff andstudents for an excellent response. @Pepperell_Pulse… Read more

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