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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… Continue reading First responders dodge bullets to check on resident

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… Continue reading September baby-snatcher arrested

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… Continue reading DUI arrest leads to college cop’s resignation

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… Continue reading Suspicious person call leads to bigger incident

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… Continue reading Fayetteville cops investigating burglary

Peachtree City sees rash of entering autos

One of the largest entering autos incidents is leaving Peachtree City Police on the lookout for possible suspects. On Nov. 21, approximately 14 recreation vehicles and campers were entered at the Cube Smart storage facility on Dividend Drive. Peachtree City Police Department spokesperson Chris Hyatt said that some jewelry and other items were stolen. Officials… Continue reading Peachtree City sees rash of entering autos

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… Continue reading Lawsuit against PTC under appeal

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… Continue reading Fayetteville cops investigate theft, meth, indecency crimes

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,… Continue reading Armed robber hits Dollar Tree

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… Continue reading Six murders in four days send shock waves through Coweta County