Category Archives: Crimewatch

Pedestrian struck and killed by train in Emerson near Gaston Westbrook Avenue

Pedestrian struck and killed by train in Emerson near Gaston Westbrook Avenue

Bartow County Coroner Joel Guyton confirms a male pedestrian was struck and killed by a train along the railroad tracks in Emerson on Saturday afternoon. The incident happened near the intersection of Gaston Westbook Avenue and railroad tracks. Guyton is still trying to locate next of kin before the victim’s identity can be released. We… Read more

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Rome Police honor top officers in the Selective Enforcement Unit — including a newer category for distracted driving.

Rome Police honor top officers in the Selective Enforcement Unit — including a newer category for distracted driving.

Members of the Rome Police Department’s Selective Enforcement Unit were honored for their efforts to keep us safe on city roads for the past year. Thursday afternoon, the department share the annual Awards of Excellence. Among the honors, the Distracted Driving Award earned by PFC David McGuire. Here’s who was saluted:   Read more

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State Patrol: Rockmart woman, 59, dies following collision with semi-tractor trailer and a second truck in Cedartown early Wednesday.

State Patrol: Rockmart woman, 59, dies following collision with semi-tractor trailer and a second truck in Cedartown early Wednesday.

From the Georgia State Patrol: On Wednesday, March 11, at approximately 7:20 a.m., a 2006 Hyundai Sonata was traveling on Ga. 1 in the left turning lane that leads to the Ga. Connector. A semi-tractor trailer was traveling south on Ga. 1 in the right lane. The driver of Sonata failed to yield and made… Read more

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Services set for Thursday for Cartersville woman killed in a collision with a tractor-trailer last week.

Services set for Thursday for Cartersville woman killed in a collision with a tractor-trailer last week.

  A 38-year-old Cartersville woman has died following a Thursday morning collision with a semi-tractor trailor on Old Mill Road at Charley Harper Drive, according to the Georgia State Patrol: Vehicle 1, a Chevrolet driven by Shantee Tania Rogers, was traveling south on Charley Harper Drive. Vehicle 2, a Freightliner driven by Andres Santiago Salazar… Read more

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Cartersville man, 22, pleads guilty to defrauding investors in a foreign currency trading scam that began when he was a teen.

Cartersville man, 22, pleads guilty to defrauding investors in a foreign currency trading scam that began when he was a teen.

  Media release:  Kevin Perry of Cartersville has pleaded guilty to defrauding investors in a foreign currency trading scam that began when he was a teenager. “Clients that invested with Perry’s company were assured they were secure from loss,” said U.S. Attorney Byung J. Pak.  “Actually, Perry was enriching himself and paying off other investors. … Read more

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Floyd County Police seek your help in identifying suspect in the following video who allegedly threatened to kill a store clerk Tuesday night.

Floyd County Police seek your help in identifying suspect in the following video who allegedly threatened to kill a store clerk Tuesday night.

  Floyd County Police Investigators are asking public assistance identifying a woman who threatened to kill a Circle K employee at the store at 2995 Cedartown Highway on Tuesday around 8:20 p.m. The suspect can be seen with a knife in her hand and fled in a white van. Information can be directed to Investigator… 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.

  REMINDER: We have switched CrimeWatch to a new page 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… Read more

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Safety board: Citation jet pilot reported equipment issues just before crash in Fairmount that killed all four on board Feb. 8. Read the preliminary report below.

Safety board: Citation jet pilot reported equipment issues just before crash in Fairmount that killed all four on board Feb. 8. Read the preliminary report below.

  The National Transportation Safety Board has issued its preliminary report into the Cessna Citation jet crash in Fairmount on a snowy Saturday morning, Feb. 8. All four people on board died in the crash. Gordon County Deputy Coroner Christy Nicholson previously identified the victims as: Pilot: Roy Smith, 68, of Fayetteville. His son, Morgen Smith,… Read more

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Cartersville Police charge suspect with first-degree arson after fire, live ammo and shell casings found behind Big Lots.

Cartersville Police charge suspect with first-degree arson after fire, live ammo and shell casings found behind Big Lots.

  We have additional details about a bizarre arson case at Big Lots in Cartersville earlier this week. The case ended with the arrest of Cortez Demon Logan of Cartersville on first-degree arson charges, according to Cartersville Police and Bartow County Jail reports. Below please find two reports from the Cartersville Police Department officers who… Read more

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Georgia State Patrol: Fatal accidents claim 17-year-old from Adairsville and 76-year-old Cedartown man Wednesday morning.

Georgia State Patrol: Fatal accidents claim 17-year-old from Adairsville and 76-year-old Cedartown man Wednesday morning.

  Separate accidents in Kingston and north of Cedartown claimed two lives Wednesday morning, one a teen-ager and another a 76-year-old man from Cedartown. Polk County fatality: Charles Samuels, 76, of Cedartown died from massive trauma after his vehicle struck a semi-tractor trailer on a foggy southbound stretch of U.S. 27 just below Adams Road… Read more

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Illinois man, Suwanee resident the latest charged with child molestation, Internet solicitation by Floyd County Police.

Illinois man, Suwanee resident the latest charged with child molestation, Internet solicitation by Floyd County Police.

Two men — one from Illinois and the other from Suwanee —   have been arrested on child molestation, obscene Internet contact with child and other charges in the latest cases by the Floyd County Police Department. Arrested early Wednesday was Jeffrey H. Cronin, 55, of Suwanee. He also was charged with using a computer service… Read more

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Three Chattooga County residents charged with theft of services (power) following investigation into fire that destroyed their home.

Three Chattooga County residents charged with theft of services (power) following investigation into fire that destroyed their home.

  Media release: On Feb. 24, investigators with the Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office assisted with the arrest of Jonathan Stricklin, 47, Jimmy Stricklin Jr., 54, and Janice Stricklin, 78. They are accused of illegally obtaining power for their residence, causing a fire to break out on Feb. 8. All three face one count of Theft of… Read more

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Remembering Angie Townsend: Tribute Monday at White Elementary in honor of parapro who made ‘students feel safe, supported, and engaged.”

Remembering Angie Townsend: Tribute Monday at White Elementary in honor of parapro who made ‘students feel safe, supported, and engaged.”

From Bartow County Schools, Sunday morning: “Less than 24 hours ago, the Bartow County School System tragically lost Angie Townsend, a White Elementary School Warrior, paraprofessional of 23 years and someone many students affectionately called “mom” or their “special friend.” “Throughout Mrs. Townsend’s influential teaching career at White Elementary School and Cass High School, she… Read more

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Alleged ‘Ghost Face Gangsters’ member arrested in Polk County last week now charged in deadly home invasion in Coweta County.

Alleged ‘Ghost Face Gangsters’ member arrested in Polk County last week now charged in deadly home invasion in Coweta County.

  A man arrested last Friday in Polk County on a probation violation is now charged in the murder of a 14-year-old girl in a Coweta County home invasion, according to a report from the AJC. William “Bill” Tyree was arrested on Feb. 14 in Polk County on the Eastside around Hwy 278 between Coots… Read more

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AJC: Alleged Georgia white supremacists arrested in Floyd County planned to kill others. Updates from Friday’s bond hearing.

AJC: Alleged Georgia white supremacists arrested in Floyd County planned to kill others. Updates from Friday’s bond hearing.

   From the AJC: Alleged Georgia white supremacists planned to kill others, more ‘targets’ found on cellphone. Three men accused of belonging to a white supremacist group based in Silver Creek saw their alleged plot to kill a Bartow County couple as a trial run for murdering others, a prosecutor said at a bond hearing for 21-year-old… Read more

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Cartersville Police: Murder suspect arrested in Doraville without incident; faces three counts in death of 29-year-old woman.

Cartersville Police: Murder suspect arrested in Doraville without incident; faces three counts in death of 29-year-old woman.

From Cartersville Police, Wednesday evening: Tavares Atwell has been taken into custody without incident. Atwell has been charged with: 1. Murder With Malice under the Family Violence Act 2. Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony 3. Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon Atwell was taken into custody without incident… Read more

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