Category Archives: Crimewatch

Rome woman, 24, killed in collision on I-75 north Wednesday morning that blocked traffic from LakePoint to Cartersville.

Rome woman, 24, killed in collision on I-75 north Wednesday morning that blocked traffic from LakePoint to Cartersville.

A Wednesday morning accident on I-75 north left a Rome woman dead and traffic stalled for hours. At one point, three of four northbound lanes on I-75 at Ga. 113 (near Kroger Marketplace) south to near LakePoint. The latest from the Georgia State Patrol: On Jan. 5, 2021, at 4:22 a.m., the Georgia State Patrol… Read more

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Updated: Five people arrested on interference with custody charges after 12-year-old Adairsville boy found safe.

Updated: Five people arrested on interference with custody charges after 12-year-old Adairsville boy found safe.

Adairsville Police report a missing 12-year-old boy has been found safe in Varnell following several days of searching for the youth. Police also say five people have been arrested on charges of interference with custody. Adairsville Police identified them as: Mandy Goins, Vester Preavette, Hawanda Preavette, Bridgett Gradyand Randy Mack Swaney. Each was charged with… Read more

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Funeral services held for second victim of Bypass/Blacks Bluff Road accident; celebration of life for the engaged couple is Sunday.

Funeral services held for second victim of Bypass/Blacks Bluff Road accident; celebration of life for the engaged couple is Sunday.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon for a Rockmart man who died Tuesday following injuries sustained in a Dec. 26 accident in Floyd County that also claimed the life of  his fiance, Talor Bennett. Cody Holland was driving the vehicle that left the Bypass near Blacks Bluff Road that Sunday morning. Floyd County Police said… Read more

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Accident at Fifth Avenue and Martha Berry slows early afternoon traffic

Accident at Fifth Avenue and Martha Berry slows early afternoon traffic

  First responders are clearing up an accident on Martha Berry at Fifth Avenue following a midday accident amid the rain. This photo, courtesy of AM, shows two of the vehicles involved as well as the rainy conditions. Traffic in both directions was slowed by the accident as show in the Google map from 1… Read more

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Floyd County accident claims passenger, a 28-year-old Rockmart woman; driver in serious condition. She’s the 27th person to die on Rome/Floyd roads this year.

Floyd County accident claims passenger, a 28-year-old Rockmart woman; driver in serious condition. She’s the 27th person to die on Rome/Floyd roads this year.

    In context: A Polk County woman has died in a Sunday morning accident in Floyd County. She’s among the 16 people to die on Georgia roads during the Christmas travel period which ends at 11:59 tonight. Media release: A Rockmart woman was killed Sunday morning in a single vehicle crash on the southern Rome… Read more

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U.S. 411 slowed in East Rome by accident at Chulio Road intersection.

U.S. 411 slowed in East Rome by accident at Chulio Road intersection.

Traffic on U.S. 411 near Chulo Road is stalled this Sunday afternoon following a collision that damaged several vehicles. Wreckers were on the scene removing some of the damaged vehicles. The above photos, from Rome High journalism student Maggie Grace Brinson, shows the impact from the accident. We’ll have additional details soon. Read more

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(page is retired) CrimeWatch: Arrests in Northwest Georgia brought to you by Big Dan’s Car Wash.

(page is retired) CrimeWatch: Arrests in Northwest Georgia brought to you by Big Dan’s Car Wash.

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.   Bartow County Jail report Cartersville Police reports… Read more

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Rome Police: Suspect abandons car off Second Avenue, says he has dynamite; vehicle search and nothing is found; he’s in custody; roads reopen.om Broad Street to near Barron Stadium Monday afternoon.

Rome Police: Suspect abandons car off Second Avenue, says he has dynamite; vehicle search and nothing is found; he’s in custody; roads reopen.om Broad Street to near Barron Stadium Monday afternoon.

From Rome Police: At about 1:35 p.m., officers received a call of a suspicious person in the area of Second Ave. at West First Street. The male subject had abandoned his vehicle behind or near Tortaco and began banging on windows of businesses. Officer located the male who stated that he had dynamite in his… Read more

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4:30 p.m. Traffic moving again following accident with injuries on U.S. 27 south below Booger Hollow.

4:30 p.m. Traffic moving again following accident with injuries on U.S. 27 south below Booger Hollow.

4:30 p.m. Traffic maps and those stuck on U.S. 27 reporting traffic is flowing again on U.S. 27 South. Avoid U.S. 27 south of Booger Hollow Road this Monday afternoon as an accident has traffic stalled. There are injuries per Floyd 911. Some traffic is being diverted to Booger Hollow. We’ll have updates. Read more

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Updated: 6 men, including a Lyerly Elementary school teacher from Summerville, charged in ‘Operation Safety Christmas’ children predator crackdown.

Updated: 6 men, including a Lyerly Elementary school teacher from Summerville, charged in ‘Operation Safety Christmas’ children predator crackdown.

LATEST UPDATES The following statement, from Chattooga County Schools Superintendent Jared Hosmer, addresses the arrest of Lyerly Elementary teacher Jeremy Bowman. The text is courtesy of WZQZ FM 99.1 / AM 1180: “I have been made aware of a situation concerning the arrest of a teacher from Lyerly Elementary School. We are cooperating and providing… Read more

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GBI: Suspect shot in Polk-to-Haralson chase, identified as a Mississippi man, in critical condition; officers fired after the man drove his truck toward deputy, trooper.

GBI: Suspect shot in Polk-to-Haralson chase, identified as a Mississippi man, in critical condition; officers fired after the man drove his truck toward deputy, trooper.

SUNDAY updates From the GBI: The GBI is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Haralson County, GA.  The Georgia State Patrol (GSP) and the Haralson County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on Saturday, December 18, 2021.  One man, identified as Willie Lee Austin, age 30, of Olive Branch, Miss., is in… Read more

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Blake Puckett, who risked his life to save wreck victims from a burning vehicle, named Floyd County Police Department’s Officer of the Year. Also: Quarterly honorees.

Blake Puckett, who risked his life to save wreck victims from a burning vehicle, named Floyd County Police Department’s Officer of the Year. Also: Quarterly honorees.

Media release: The 2021 recipient of Officer of the Year for Floyd County Police Department is also a winner of the lifesaving award. The officer of the year award is the highest commendation from the police department and is a recognition of courage and unselfish actions that epitomize the true character of a police officer. Blake Puckett… Read more

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State fire investigations team joins Polk County Fire/EMA in investigating likely ‘propane incident’ that killed 83-year-old woman. No foul play suspected.

State fire investigations team joins Polk County Fire/EMA in investigating likely ‘propane incident’ that killed 83-year-old woman. No foul play suspected.

  Media release: Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King says the agency’s Fire Investigations Unit is assisting the Polk County Fire Department following the Saturday morning explosion that destroyed the 1,290-square-foot, 21-year-old home. Said King. “At this point, the cause of the blast is thought to be related to a propane incident in… Read more

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Pedestrian struck, killed in Cedartown hit-and-run Sunday morning identified; suspect charged with vehicular homicide, DUI.

Pedestrian struck, killed in Cedartown hit-and-run Sunday morning identified; suspect charged with vehicular homicide, DUI.

Cedartown Police media release: Police have arrested and charged a local man with the Dec. 12 hit and run death of 52-year-old Barry Ford. Jason Myles Ingram was jailed on charges including felony homicide by vehicle, failure to report an accident, and driving under the influence. Cedartown Police officers out on patrol around 6 a.m.… Read more

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