Category Archives: Crimewatch

Both drivers hospitalized following head-on collision on the Bypass Thursday afternoon. Accident scene now cleared (6:10 p.m.)

Both drivers hospitalized following head-on collision on the Bypass Thursday afternoon. Accident scene now cleared (6:10 p.m.)

THE LATEST Both drivers in a head-on collision are undergoing treatment at Rome hospitals following an afternoon collision on the Bypass near Rome High School. Rome Police report the driver of a red SUV was travelling east on the Bypass when he suddenly crossed the median and struck a black SUV driven by a woman.… Read more

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Funeral set for Thursday for Jimmy Cruz Renoj who died in a traffic accident last weekend.

Funeral set for Thursday for Jimmy Cruz Renoj who died in a traffic accident last weekend.

  Jimmy Cruz Renoj, age 20, of Rome passed away Friday 2, 2019 in a Calhoun hospital. Jimmy was born May 6, 1999, in Rome, Ga. Survivors include his parents, Eduardo Viceute Velasquez, and Elizabeth Renoj Viceute; and brothers, Alex Eduardo Vincute Renoj, Brando Hilario Viceute Renoj. A funeral Mass will be held at 2… Read more

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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.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS AN OLD FILE;THE NEW JAIL REPORT FILE IS AT THIS ADDRESS: https://wp.me/p9XDgJ-NC2 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… Read more

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Grim reminder: Rockmart quadruple murder in January listed among ’21 mass shootings in the United States in 2019′ and in other references.

Grim reminder: Rockmart quadruple murder in January listed among ’21 mass shootings in the United States in 2019′ and in other references.

As the nation continues to react to three mass shootings in a week’s time — Gilroy, Calif.; El Paso; and Dayton, Ohio — that left 36 dead and 63 wounded, Northwest Georgia is being identified as home to one of the first such cases in 2019. Too close to home: It was a story that chilled… Read more

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Trump on El Paso, Dayton massacres: “In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry, and white supremacy.”

Trump on El Paso, Dayton massacres: “In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry, and white supremacy.”

President Trump’s address to the nation on the El Paso and Dayton massacres. Per Breaking News: “In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry, and white supremacy. These sinister ideologies must be defeated. Hate has no place in America.”   Read more

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15 months later, still no cause in fire that gutted Callier Springs Country Club as cleanup — and golfing — continue. Fire marshal says the building wasn’t insured while the course was.

15 months later, still no cause in fire that gutted Callier Springs Country Club as cleanup — and golfing — continue. Fire marshal says the building wasn’t insured while the course was.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net Today marks 15 months since a fire gutted the second story of Callier Springs Country Club, a fixture in the Rome and Floyd County community for some 84 years. Founded by the Miller family in 1935 at the corner of Callier Springs Road and Dodd Boulevard, the club building stands in… Read more

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Carnage continues: 9 dead, 16 injured in overnight attack in Dayton, Ohio. El Paso shooting hits close to home for Rome woman. Death toll remains at 20.

Carnage continues: 9 dead, 16 injured in overnight attack in Dayton, Ohio. El Paso shooting hits close to home for Rome woman. Death toll remains at 20.

  Yet another mass shooting overnight, this one in Dayton, Ohio, with the death count set at nine and another 16 injured. According to the NBC News update from 5:30 Sunday morning: Dayton, Ohio, police said the suspected shooter, who is believed to have acted alone, is dead. The attack took place around 1 a.m.… Read more

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Updated: At least 20 dead and 26 injured in mass shooting at shopping center in El Paso, Texas

Updated: At least 20 dead and 26 injured in mass shooting at shopping center in El Paso, Texas

  Updated: At least 20 dead and 26 injured in today’s shooting in El Paso, Texas, according to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. ABC News From CNN: Multiple people were killed Saturday in a shooting at a shopping center in El Paso, Texas, according to local officials. El Paso Mayor Dee Margo and police Sgt. Enrique… Read more

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Cedartown man, 73, dies as tree falls on his vehicle after rain triggers debris slide near Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge.

Cedartown man, 73, dies as tree falls on his vehicle after rain triggers debris slide near Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge.

A horrible story out of Tennessee today as 73-year-old Barry Willard Wallace of Cedartown died from his injuries sustained when a tree slid into his vehicle while traveling on the Spur between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, according to WBIR and other news sources. Read more

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Floyd County Police: Cartersville woman arrested on charges of meeting three prison inmates at Johnson Elementary, providing them alcohol.

Floyd County Police: Cartersville woman arrested on charges of meeting three prison inmates at Johnson Elementary, providing them alcohol.

  Media release: A Cartersville woman has been charged with meeting prison inmates at a Floyd County School during the night hours and providing contraband and alcohol to the work crew. The Floyd County Prison is now investigating the incident. Angela Machel Chastain, 43, was arrested shortly after midnight Tuesday and charged with criminal trespass… Read more

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Body of woman found at Creekside Inn in Cave Spring; she appears to have died from natural causes

Body of woman found at Creekside Inn in Cave Spring; she appears to have died from natural causes

  The body of a woman found at the Creekside Inn Motel in Cave Spring on Saturday morning appears to have died of natural causes, according to Floyd Deputy Coroner Brent Whatley. The woman has been identified as 58-year-old Rhonda Evans who resided at the motel. Her body was found around 11:30 a.m. on Saturday.… Read more

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Update: One of three suspects arrested in connection with robbery of Chevron in Cartersville.

Update: One of three suspects arrested in connection with robbery of Chevron in Cartersville.

From WBHF radio: One suspect has been arrested in connection to a robbery by sudden snatching incident that occurred at Chevron at 1401 West Avenue in Cartersville on Tuesday afternoon. 28-year-old Cody Sean Erickson of Cartersville was arrested on Thursday afternoon in connection to the crime. He was released on a $5,000 property bond on… Read more

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Body found on banks of Etowah River identified as recent resident of ‘hobo canyon;’ cause of death still uncertain as investigators want to know how he sustained a head wound.

Body found on banks of Etowah River identified as recent resident of ‘hobo canyon;’ cause of death still uncertain as investigators want to know how he sustained a head wound.

  The man whose body was found on the banks of the Etowah River on Sunday evening has been identified as Mark Keller from the Central Florida area, says Floyd County Coroner Gene Proctor. Keller, believe to have been in his 50s, was in an “advance state of decomposition” and had a noticeable head wound,… Read more

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Updated: Cartersville man, Chattanooga woman killed in accident on U.S. 411 near Alford Road just past Martin’s Auto.

Updated: Cartersville man, Chattanooga woman killed in accident on U.S. 411 near Alford Road just past Martin’s Auto.

  Tuesday update from WBHF 1450AM, 100.3 FM: “Twenty-two-year old Bryeshia Hall of Chattanooga died in a one-vehicle crash on U.S. 411. Hall was a passenger in a 2005 Jeep.” From the Georgia State Patrol: Vehicle 1, a 2005 black Jeep Cherokee, was traveling east on U.S. 411 in the right lane, approaching Alford Road.… Read more

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Two Rome men face armed robbery, aggravated assault, other charges.

Two Rome men face armed robbery, aggravated assault, other charges.

Two Rome men, both 24, remained in the Floyd County Jail Tuesday morning following their arrest on armed robbery and other counts, jail reports show. Jaylin L. Daniel and Justin L. Dodson were arrested near Shorter Avenue and Horseleg by Rome Police on multiple charges. Witnesses reported an armed robbery earlier Monday at Rick’s Little… Read more

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Gordon sheriff: Woman pointing gun at herself, husband and then once at officers takes her own life.

Gordon sheriff: Woman pointing gun at herself, husband and then once at officers takes her own life.

  Sheriff Mitch Ralston reports that at 8 a.m. Sunday, deputy sheriffs were dispatched to a private residence on Thor Avenue near Calhoun in response to a 911 call about a armed woman outside her home threatening suicide. Deputies arrived within minutes and observed the 59-year-old woman on her front porch armed with a large-caliber… Read more

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