Category Archives: Crimewatch

State Patrol: One man dead, another critically burned in semi/car collision on U.S. 411.

State Patrol: One man dead, another critically burned in semi/car collision on U.S. 411.

One of the worst accidents in memory on U.S. 411 near Kingston Elementary has claimed one life and critically burned another. According to the Georgia State Patrol preliminary report: On Aug. 30, at 10:12 p.m., the Georgia State Patrol Post 3 Cartersville was requested to investigate a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 411 in Bartow County.… Read more

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‘Anti-Mandate’ rally gets permit for 3:30-7 p.m.  Friday near Heritage Park.

‘Anti-Mandate’ rally gets permit for 3:30-7 p.m. Friday near Heritage Park.

  An “anti-mandate” rally is set for Friday along the footpath of the Levy wall at Heritage Park in Rome. The assembly permit filed with the Rome Police Department shows the assembly will be from 3:30 until 7 p.m. The assembly type is listed as “peaceful assembly.” The application shows the assembly “designees” as Britney… Read more

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Friday’s ribbon cutting ceremony at Rome-Floyd Fire Department’s new burn building. Eight photos.

Friday’s ribbon cutting ceremony at Rome-Floyd Fire Department’s new burn building. Eight photos.

Images courtesy of the Rome-Floyd Fire Department. The ribbon was cut on the new Burn Building training center for the Rome-Floyd Fire Department Friday morning at 168A North Ave. Joining firefighters on site were city and county leaders. The building was made possible thanks to the voter-approved special penny sales tax in the November 2017 election. Read more

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RETIRED page: CrimeWatch: Arrests in Northwest Georgia brought to you by Big Dan’s Car Wash.

RETIRED page: 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.  8 a.m.   8 p.m. Cartersville Police reports for… Read more

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Model High freshman charged with bringing a loaded 9mm pistol and a hunting knife on campus Wednesday morning.

Model High freshman charged with bringing a loaded 9mm pistol and a hunting knife on campus Wednesday morning.

A Model High student is in custody after administrators received reports of a student possibly having a weapon on campus, says Sgt. Chris Fincher of the Floyd County Police Department. Parents shared an update they received Wednesday morning: Statement from Floyd County Police: A Model High School freshman has been charged with weapon violations after administrators… Read more

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Floyd County Police: 20th traffic death so far this year as a Gaylesville woman dies after vehicle collides with a tree. That’s the most fatalities for a year since 24 in 2018.

Floyd County Police: 20th traffic death so far this year as a Gaylesville woman dies after vehicle collides with a tree. That’s the most fatalities for a year since 24 in 2018.

  A one-vehicle accident in South Floyd has killed a Gaylesville woman and injured the driver — who police say also is facing charges. Shawna Kelly, 60, was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Kenneth Tudor, 62, also of Gaylesville when it left the south shoulder of Livingston Road and struck a tree (driver’s… Read more

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Accident claims the life of Armuchee resident Brandy Amanda Stansell. Georgia State Patrol investigating.

Accident claims the life of Armuchee resident Brandy Amanda Stansell. Georgia State Patrol investigating.

  Officers are on the scene of a crash with serious injuries on Ga 140 at Floyd Springs Rd. Please find alternate routes. Roadway will be closed for an extended period. (posted 11 pm) pic.twitter.com/rxe9ZaXcV0 — Floyd County Police Dept (@FloydPolice) August 21, 2021 The Georgia State Patrol reports an accident Friday night has claimed… Read more

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GBI arrests a Dalton man for the death of Adairsville resident.

GBI arrests a Dalton man for the death of Adairsville resident.

Media Release:  On Tuesday, August 17, 2021, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation obtained arrest warrants for Christopher Napolean Barrett II for Murder, Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon, and Felony Theft by Taking. Barrett, a 35-year-old Dalton resident, was found in possession of David Casler-Tyrrell’s vehicle in McMinn County, Tennessee. Barrett was in custody in… Read more

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Cedartown Police: Rome man faces aggravated assault, cruelty to children charges after 17-year-old shot in the hands.

Cedartown Police: Rome man faces aggravated assault, cruelty to children charges after 17-year-old shot in the hands.

Media release: A Rome man is in jail after a heated domestic dispute left a 17-year-old with a gunshot wound to his hands. Cedartown Police were called to an East Queen Street address the night of Aug. 11 (Wednesday). They observed a 17-year-old male with what appeared to be a single gunshot wound to both… Read more

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One person dead, firefighter sustains minor burn injury in home fire in Bartow County.

One person dead, firefighter sustains minor burn injury in home fire in Bartow County.

  One person was found dead inside the home as firefighters battle the blaze, heat and then evening thunderstorms. One firefighter was treated for a minor burn. Please see the media release below from the Bartow County Fire and Emergency Services office.   Read more

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Automated enforcement of traffic lights around Rome-area schools to begin Sept. 7.

Automated enforcement of traffic lights around Rome-area schools to begin Sept. 7.

      Media Release: The City of Rome Police Department has commenced a thirty-day Warning Period to notify and help drivers adjust to Automated Enforcement of School Zones. The initial school zone cameras are installed at the school zone for Rome High and Rome Middle schools. During the Warning Period, the City will be… Read more

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Family offering $20,000 reward as independent search for missing dementia patient continues.

Family offering $20,000 reward as independent search for missing dementia patient continues.

  PREVIOUSLY The search for a missing 83-year-old dementia patient continues Tuesday morning in Polk County. Barbara McCray of 540 Dugdown Road was last seen at her home at 6 p.m. Saturday. She was wearing a pink shirt, gray shorts and gray Nike tennis shoes, according to a release from the Polk County police Department.… Read more

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All clear….. Serious accident on I-75 southbound bridge near Emerson stalls traffic; please use U.S. 41.

All clear….. Serious accident on I-75 southbound bridge near Emerson stalls traffic; please use U.S. 41.

  All Sb lanes of I-75 are shut down at milepost 281 due to the wreck on the bridge. Southbound traffic is being diverted to exit 283. Expect significant delays in the area. @wbhfnews @dailytribnews @FOX5Atlanta @CBS46Traffic @WSBTraffic @11AliveTraffic @GADeptofTrans pic.twitter.com/eLabIFCGZH — Georgia DOT NW (@GDOTNW) July 28, 2021 Read more

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All clear….. Two northbound lanes of I-75 blocked in Gordon County by wreck.

All clear….. Two northbound lanes of I-75 blocked in Gordon County by wreck.

Gordon County: Two right lanes of I-75 north are blocked at exit 320/State Route 136 due to a wreck. Estimated clearance time is one hour. pic.twitter.com/UfRsaZGe8m — Georgia DOT NW (@GDOTNW) July 27, 2021 Georgia DOT: ” This is a Georgia 511 Traffic alert. There is an accident on I-75 northbound at State route 136/Hill City… Read more

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