First responders dodge bullets to check on resident

The Peachtree City Police Department turned a dangerous situation into something far better.

According to the department’s Facebook page,

on the morning of Dec. 1, the department received a welfare check request from the daughter of an 83-year-old man that lives in the Hampton Green neighborhood. The daughter, who lives out of state,  explained that her father has been ill and she has been unable to reach him for three days, which is uncharacteristic for him. 

Over the course of approximately 20 minutes, the post read, officers knocked on doors and windows, checked the number of cars present, (more…)

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September baby-snatcher arrested

A nearly two-month case has been solved by the Fayetteville Police Department.

According to a release from the department, on Sept. 21 at approximately 8:20 p.m., the department was dispatched to WalMart about a domestic disturbance.

Police met with the complainants/witnesses who reported that they observed a black male in a blue jersey-style shirt punching a black female twice in the face with his fist and snatching a baby from the shopping cart. The female pursued him in an attempt to retrieve the baby.

The complainants/witnesses called the police while running through the store and following the male and female. (more…)

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DUI arrest leads to college cop’s resignation

A Nov. 25 arrest in Peachtree City caused the police chief at Georgia State University to resign.

Joe Spillane, 57, was charged with failing to maintain lane and driving under the influence in the incident that occurred at Stevens Entry and Ga. Highway 54 at 11:22 p.m. Nov 25.

“After investigation, the driver was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail. Due to his highly intoxicated state, the jail would not accept him. He was transported to his home to turn himself in at a later date,” read (more…)

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Suspicious person call leads to bigger incident

The Peachtree City Police Department dealt with a very strange situation Nov. 24.

The department responded to Cobblestone Creek, in reference to a suspicious person call. Upon arrival, contact was made with the complainant who told officers that she saw two black males loitering in the carport of her neighbors’ house at Cobblestone Creek. According to the police report, a black Hyundai Sonata  pulled up in front of the residence and the males got in the backseat of the vehicle. The complainant stated that the driver turned off the vehicle and then the males in the backseat opened both (more…)

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Fayetteville cops investigating burglary

As the holidays near, the Fayetteville Police Department is staying busy.

According to an incident report, the department was dispatched to Lens Crafters at the Fayette Pavillion Nov. 21 about an intrusion call.

When the officers arrived, they observed the business’s front door was still locked, and a large rock was thrown through the window shattering the glass. The officers conducted a security check to ensure the suspects were no longer on the premises. No one was located on the premises.

Dispatch contacted the key holder for the business, and the individual responded to the scene. 

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Lawsuit against PTC under appeal

A lawsuit alleging misconduct will see another day after the attorney for John Dufresne said he would appeal a recent decision by Judge Ben Coker.

Dufresne had sued the city over a violation of the Georgia Open Meetings Act. Coker said he found no violation of the law and dismissed the case.

Dufresne also said the city had no business serving as the members of the Water and Sewerage Authority in Peachtree City because it was a conflict of interest.

Last week, Dufresne’s attorney John Mrosek said he would appeal the verdict to the Court of Appeals.

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Fayetteville cops investigate theft, meth, indecency crimes

The Fayetteville Police Department investigated a variety of crimes last week.

On Nov. 14 at approximately 6:30 p.m.,the department was dispatched to Tractor Supply Company at 939 Glynn St. N about a theft call.

According to the report, police met with the complainant/victim, who reported that they just picked up a Champion Electric Start Generator from the Tractor Supply Company. The complainant stated that they loaded the generator onto the back of their pickup truck and then went back into the store for approximately 15 minutes. When the complainant returned to their vehicle, the generator was missing.

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Armed robber hits Dollar Tree

The Fayetteville Police Department is still seeking tips from the community after a brazen armed robbery Nov.7.

On Nov.7 at approximately 8 p.m., Fayetteville Police were dispatched to 894 South Hwy. 85 about a robbery call.

According to the report, the police arrived, secured the scene, and then met with the complainants/employees of Dollar Tree, who reported that a black male entered the store and went to the back of the store and appeared to be shopping. 

The customer walked from the store’s rear with items in his hand to one of the cash registers to purchase the items. (more…)

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Six murders in four days send shock waves through Coweta County

Last Tuesday’s press conference of the Coweta County Sheriff’s Department and the Newnan Police Department brought forth more revelations of Newnan’s murderous weekend. 

Newnan Deputy Police Chief Mark Cooper said Tuesday the deadly killing spree began Nov. 5 at 7:58 p.m. when the department was dispatched to 267 East Broad Street for a report of “shots fired – person down.”

Upon arrival, officers located two male victims outside the side door that were suffering from gunshot wounds. Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene. 

The victims were Willie Edward Bussie III, 39, and Kevin Duane Robbins, 43. (more…)

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