Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Two Marietta men were arrested Tuesday, concluding a two-month copper theft investigation by Marietta Police.
Two Marietta men were arrested Tuesday, concluding a two-month copper theft investigation by Marietta Police. John Riley, 24, and Stanley Ledford, 50, were caught in the act of stealing copper at the Georgia Power Facility located 1769 Sands Place. They were arrested on Sept. 11 at around 4:45 a.m. Evidence recovered at the scene linked the two suspects to seven burglaries at five other locations. Both suspects were charged with four counts of burglary for burglaries related to three Marietta locations. Additional charges are pending against these suspects. Keep up with Marietta news by subscribing to our free email newsletter, liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter.
Monday, August 13, 2012
A boy found a wallet at a Marietta bowling alley and handed it to his uncle, who took $500 out before turning it over to the front counter.
A young boy in Marietta found a wallet in the men’s room at Brunswick Zone on Sunday, July 29, and handed it to his aunt, who then gave it to her husband, DeKalb County police officer Akii Isaac Myers, 36, 11 Alive and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution report. However, Akii took $500 and the ID out of the wallet and handed the money to his wife before turning the wallet into the front counter, AJC and 11 Alive report. The act was caught on surveillance cameras and Myers later confessed, the AJC and 11 Alive report. Myers resigned from his job as a DeKalb County police officer the next day. Myers, of Marietta, and his wife Laprencilla, 31, are both facing charges of theft by taking, according to 11 Alive. Keep up with all the news you care …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Powder Springs Mayor Pat Vaughn sent a warning of closed meeting leaks to City Council members; Gov. Nathan Deal has pledged to remove the Ga. 400 toll booth in December of next year—check out headlines from in and around Cobb County.
Powder Springs Mayor Pat Vaughn sent a warning to City Council members before Monday’s legislative meeting, telling them that if they leak information from executive sessions, they “can be sanctioned.” The warning stems from an email sent to council members by former three-term Councilman Tom Bevirt. The email, provided to Patch by Bevirt and posted at the bottom of this article, asks mostly questions but does reveal Bevirt found out the city will not utilize a selection committee in its search for a permanent city manager. “He couldn’t have done this with his own mind,” Vaughn said of Bevirt’s knowledge of the situation, later adding, “You can laugh if you want to, but that’s an ethics charge.” Read more on West Cobb Patch. Dear Friends…
Friday, July 20, 2012
A burglary ring commits 10 burglaries of Mableton and Austell businesses in three weeks and a pro-charter school group launches a social media campaign—take a look at the top Patch headlines from the Cobb and metro Atlanta area.
No one has heard from Ricky, Darlene and Lindsey Norrell all day. And while a spokesman for the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office said that "it appears likely" that the three bodies pulled from the rubble of a fire at a Ball Ground home this morning are theirs, Lt. Jay Baker said investigators can't "definitively conclude that" at this time. "The bodies," Baker said, "have not been identified." For more details, visit Canton-Sixes Patch. What would have been a routine prostitution sting for the Smyrna Police Department resulted in the recovery of a stolen firearm and an assortment of illegal drugs at a Smyrna hotel. According to an arrest warrant, Amanda Lee Causey, 28, of Rome was charged with theft of a firearm, felon in possession of a …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Catch up on news from Marietta and the Atlanta area.
An Austell woman was not injured after a train collided with the tail end of her car on Sunday. Gene Hale, a train enthusiast, was shooting video footage of the trains when one collided with the woman's car. The videos are attached here. Austell Police cited Geraldine Hunt, 90 of Austell, with running a railroad crossing and leaving the scene of an accident. Chief Bob Starrett said Hunt drove to her home after the train struck her car. Read more on South Cobb Patch. Atlanta police report that a man was carjacked late Sunday in Little Five Points. The victim told police the incident occurred at the intersection of Moreland and Euclid avenues just before 10:34 p.m. July 15. The gunman, who is black and wore a brown bandanna over his mouth, …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Today's headlines from the surrounding area include: major appliances stolen from a foreclosed home, an accident on Knox Bridge and a Northeast Cobb man fighting foreclosure.
Knox Bridge Accident Injures 3 Two women and one man were taken to local hospitals after an afternoon accident on Knox Bridge Highway, just west of Fire Station 13. Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services spokesman Tim Cavender said a burgundy Ford Explorer left the highway and flipped several times before landing down an embankment. Learn more here. Major Appliances Stolen from Foreclosed Milton Home Major home appliances were reported as stolen from a foreclosed home on Canonero Court in Milton. The real estate agent reported to Milton police on July 1 that the kitchen floor and deck were heavily damaged when the oven, gas range and dishwasher were dragged out of the home. Along with a microwave, the appliances were valued at $7,000…
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Take a look at Wednesday's roundup of news from Marietta and the surrounding area.
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Thursday, June 7, 2012
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Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Since June of 2009, the owner and manager of a Marietta Chevron stole over $500,000 from the Food and Nutrition Services division.
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Wednesday, June 6, 2012
The owner and manager of the Chevron gas station located at 811 South Marietta Parkway was arrested and charged federally for Food Stamp Fraud. In June of 2010, Marietta Police received a tip that a business within the city was possibly committing food stamp fraud. The allegation stated that the manager/owner of the Chevron station, identified as Shamsha Mirza Vasay, 31, of Duluth, was allowing citizens to illegally use their EBT cards to make cash withdrawals and purchases outside the scope of use for the cards. A two year undercover investigation was launched in cooperation and conjunction with agents of the United States District Attorneys, Office of Inspector General. The investigation revealed that since June of 2009 Vasay had …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Take a look at news from Marietta and the surrounding area on Monday, June 5.
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Two suspects were arrested in a theft crime spree that involved 10 victims at the Marietta amusement park.
Amanda Young, 27, of Marietta and Xavier Ransom, 18, of Marietta were arrested in a theft crime spree that involved 10 victims over a three-day period at the Six Flags White Water amusement park. Both suspects were stealing valuables from unattended bags at the theme park while the victims were on rides, according to Marietta Police. Detectives were able to track some purchases made with stolen credit cards to the Walmart on Trade Center Parkway. With help from Walmart Loss Prevention, detectives were able to identify one of the suspects and later identify the second. Around $2,700 worth of stolen property was returned back to the victims. Approximately $2,500 of property was purchased with stolen credit cards, of which $400 of the …