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 …
Harry Brown was last seen Monday evening on Windage Way. He was found about 2 a.m. Tuesday in good spirits.
Cobb authorities early this morning canceled a Mattie’s Call for a missing 69-year-old Marietta man who suffers from Alzheimer’s. Harry Brown, who was last seen at 1400 Windage Way about 6:30 p.m. Monday, was found about 2 a.m. Tuesday behind a residence "within a close proximity of where he went missing," said Officer Mike Bowman with the Cobb County Police Department. Though he "was in good spirits," Brown was taken to WellStar Cobb Hospital in Austell as a precaution, Bowman said. There were no signs of foul play. Cobb County Police late Monday night issued a Mattie’s Call for a missing 69-year-old man. According to police, Harry Brown of Marietta was last seen at 1400 Windage Way about 6:30 p.m. and was believed to have left on foot. …
Authorities pursued her southbound on Mars Hill Road to Macland Road; eastbound on Macland Road to Windy Hill Road; eastbound on Windy Hill Road to I-75; and southbound on I-75 to Mount Paran Road.
A Dallas woman has been arrested in connection with a robbery and high-speed chase that forced authorities this afternoon to temporarily shut down Interstate 75 in both directions. About 10:54 a.m. today, 39-year-old Ancely Faye Green walked into the Acworth SunTrust Bank at 1755 Mars Hill Rd., claimed in a note that she had a bomb and demanded money, said Officer Mike Bowman with the Cobb County Police Department. When she received an undisclosed amount of cash, she drove away from the bank in a black vehicle. Officers spotted her and tried to initiate a traffic stop. Green, however, "refused to pull over and attempted to elude officers for several miles," Bowman said. Authorities pursued her southbound on Mars Hill Road to Macland Road; …
Monday, May 13, 2013
About 10:54 a.m. today, the SunTrust Bank at 1755 Mars Hill Rd. was robbed, and a black woman drove away from the scene. Authorities pursued the woman all the way to Mt. Paran Road, where she wrecked her vehicle
Interstate 75, which was shut down in both directions this afternoon after a suspected a bank robber who claimed she had an explosive device led authorities on a chase from Acworth to the interstate, has reopened. About 10:54 a.m. today, the Acworth SunTrust Bank at 1755 Mars Hill Rd. was robbed, and a black woman drove away from the scene in an SUV, said Officer Mike Bowman with the Cobb County Police Department. Authorities pursued the woman southbound on Mars Hill Road to Macland Road; eastbound on Macland Road to Windy Hill Road; eastbound on Windy Hill Road to Interstate 75; southbound on Interstate 75 to Mt. Paran Road. The woman wrecked her vehicle at Mt. Paran Road, Bowman said. The "suspect (is) believed to be the bank robber," he…
He was among 26 metro area law enforcement officers who graduated from the North Central Georgia Law Enforcement Academy.
Twenty-six people graduated May 3 from the North Central Georgia Law Enforcement Academy, and three of the graduates are from Cobb-area agencies, Cobb Sheriff Neil Warren said. The 10-week academy covered state laws, criminal procedures, firearms, emergency vehicle operations, defensive tactics, search and seizure, and other law enforcement related subjects. Lt. Patrick Stewart with the Marietta Fire Department finished at the top of the class. Other Cobb graduates included Officer Jeremy Boatwright with the Powder Springs Police Department and Officer Travis Smith with the Southern Polytechnic State University Police Department. In addition to Stewart, top honors went to Jonathan Morrison, an officer with the Cartersville Police …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Take a look at the Marietta businesses that passed the alcohol compliance check and the businesses cited for selling to minors on April 26.
The Marietta Police Department conducted an alcohol compliance check on April 26. Forty-five businesses were checked. Seven sold alcoholic beverages to the department's underage buyers. The buyers did not provide false identification or misrepresent their age in any way. It is the responsibility of the seller to check ID, and refuse sell to underage persons. The following businesses passed the alcohol compliance check: The following businesses were cited for selling to minors: Keep up with all the news you care about by subscribing to our free email newsletter, liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter.