Monday, May 20, 2013
The suspect later told authorities that he was under the influence of a prescription muscle relaxant at the time of the incident.
A Powder Springs man was captured on video rummaging through the information desk at WellStar Kennestone Hospital and looking through every car in the parking deck. Deon Demonta Miller was already facing seven charges in connection with the incident. Thursday, three new charges were added. According to a Cobb County criminal warrant, Miller entered the hospital about 4:36 a.m. April 30 and approached the main information desk. "He then sat down at the desk, which was unoccupied, and proceeded to open or attempt to open every cabinet and drawer of the desk," a Marietta police officer wrote in a Cobb County criminal warrant. "He rummaged through at least one drawer." Additionally, Miller allegedly "entered nine automobiles in the Kennestone …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
An Osborne High School student was caught with a stun gun after he allegedly threatened a teacher.
Friday, May 17, 2013
The department wants the public's assistance.
The Marietta Police Department is looking for old photos of police cars, and the agency is hoping the public can help them. "As we dig through the hallowed keepsakes of our own past," said Officer David Baldwin, the spokesman for the Marietta Police Department, "we realize that some of the best documentations of our history lie in the books and pictures that are preserved in the albums of our citizens." In addition to building a gallery of historic pictures at the department, the department hopes to recreate and restore an authentic antique police car "for all generations to see," he said. If you'd like to help with the Marietta Police Department's history preservation efforts, contact Baldwin at 770-794-5370 or email@example.com.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
A 14-year-old boy was flown to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston.
A 46-year-old Hiram woman was killed and her 14-year-old son was injured Wednesday in a three-vehicle accident in Cobb. About 12:53 p.m. Wednesday, Delores Sibert of Hiram was driving eastbound on Dallas Highway when she attempted to make a left turn into the Village Green Shopping Center parking lot, said Sgt. Dana Pierce, the spokesman for the Cobb County Police Department. As Sibert attempted to pull into the lot, she turned into the path of a silver 2005 Nissan Titan pickup truck that was westbound on Dallas Highway. The truck struck the passenger side of Sibert's green 1995 Toyota Avalon, Pierce said. "The impact caused the car to spin and collide with a gray 2004 Toyota Sequoia SUV which was waiting at the traffic signal to turn onto…
The Child ID Kits contain inkless fingerprinting capabilities, a DNA swab, a place for a current photo and an area to include information about your child.
The Marietta Police Department has invested in a program to help protect children. On Saturday, May 18, 2013 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Marietta Police Officers will be on hand in the lobby of the Marietta Police Department to hand out free Child ID Kits. The officers will assist parents on how to complete the kits and will fingerprint their children if desired. The Child ID Kits contain inkless fingerprinting capabilities, a DNA swab, a place for a current photo and an area to include information about your child. Completed kits will stay with the families and not the police department. This is important because if a family moves or goes on vacation and they become separated from their children, they will have these completed kits …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Cobb authorities Tuesday night issued a Mattie’s Call for Odel Littleton.
A missing 82-year-old man who never made it to a lunch gathering at a Marietta Piccadilly has been found at a Lilburn church. Odel Littleton of Powder Springs "is reported to be in good health and spirits," Officer Mike Bowman, a spokesman with the Cobb County Police Department, said this evening. Family members located Littleton, who suffers from dementia, Bowman said. Cobb authorities Tuesday night issued a Mattie’s Call for Littleton, who was last seen about noon Tuesday as he left his home in the 4000 block of Glenn Road in his white 2009 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, Bowman said. Related content
Classes begin May 18.
What do you do when professional emergency responders are not immediately available during disasters? Starting May 18, Cobb County residents can learn basic disaster response skills to prepare them for scenarios like this. The Community Emergency Response Team Program offers 20 hours of free training to qualified participants. Applicants must be at least 16 years old; pass a criminal background check; and live, work, or worship in Cobb. To apply for CERT Initial Training, send the CERT Initial Training Application and a copy of your Georgia driver's license to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Odel Littleton was headed to a Marietta Piccadilly to have lunch with friends.
Cobb authorities Tuesday night issued a Mattie’s Call for a missing 82-year-old man with dementia. Odel Littleton was last seen by his wife about noon Tuesday as he was leaving their home in the 4000 block of Glenn Road, which is in Powder Springs, according to Officer Mike Bowman with the Cobb County Police Department. He was headed to a Marietta Piccadilly to have lunch with friends. Littleton was seen driving his silver 2009 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck with Georgia tag BVJ8212, Bowman said. Littleton, a 5-foot-11, 165-pound white male, was last seen wearing a plaid shirt and dark slacks. The Mattie’s Call for Littleton came nearly 24 hours after another one was issued for 69-year-old Harry Brown of Marietta, who had last been seen…
The Special Olympics Torch Run through Marietta should be completed within the next hour or so.
Heads up, Cobb commuters. The Special Olympics Torch Run will be entering the Marietta city limits shortly. The run will affect traffic along Old Highway 41 near Kennesaw Mountain, Church Street and the streets around Marietta Square, according to an alert from the Marietta Police Department.
The incident happened Thursday.
An Osborne High School student was caught with a stun gun after he allegedly threatened a teacher. About 10:30 a.m. Thursday, 18-year-old Dedric Bryant Garrett hurled vulgarities and threats toward a teacher after the man told the teen to go to class. The threats caused "the teacher to fear for his safety and well being," an officer wrote in a Cobb County criminal warrant. "The teacher had to leave his class during class hours to try to get the accused and two juveniles to leave the hallway." During a patdown, authorities found a stun gun in Garrett's left front pocket, according to the warrant. He was arrested at the school on charges that include disorderly conduct, disruption of public schools and carrying a weapon in a school safety …