Tuesday, May 21, 2013
"Residents of the hotel contacted police when it became apparent the child's mother was not available," according to a Cobb County criminal warrant.
A 4-year-old child was found wandering at the Green Roof Inn and Suites, and the mother was arrested in connection with the incident. According to a Cobb County criminal warrant, Fumiko Paimi Blakely left the child in a room on May 7 while she went to work. "The child was found wandering the hotel grounds asking strangers for food," an officer wrote in a Cobb County criminal warrant. The child "had been left alone in that condition for a period of at least 6 hours. Residents of the hotel contacted police when it became apparent the child's mother was not available." Though the incident occurred on May 7, Blakely was not arrested until Friday morning on a charge of contributing to the deprivation of a minor. She was released Saturday on a $…
Monday, May 20, 2013
A Clarke County judge rejected a request from William Heaton, who has been charged in the Emily Bowman hit-and-run accident, to remove his ankle monitor and move to Bartow County.
A Clarke County judge rejected a petition from the man accused of running over Emily Bowman in a hit-and-run accident to remove his ankle monitor and leave Oconee County. A judge last week denied William Wilson Heaton's request to remove the monitor and move to Bartow County with his grandfather, according to WSBTV. The news agency reported Heaton made the request so he could work in order to pay for his legal expenses. He must remain in Oconee County with his mother. Bowman, a former Kennesaw State University student and Woodstock High School graduate, was hospitalized in critical condition at Athens Regional Medical Center between Feb. 16 and March 8 when she was hit by a pick-up truck as she and a friend walked along Oak Street. They …
Friday, May 17, 2013
They allegedly had 7.7 pounds of marijuana.
Four people have been arrested on drug-related charges after police found more than seven pounds of marijuana in their Kennesaw Extended Stay America Hotel room. About 8:45 p.m. Sunday, there was a strong odor of marijuana coming from the room at the Busbee Drive hotel. When officers opened the door "smoke came billowing out," a Cobb police officer wrote in a Cobb County criminal warrant. Marijuana, a glass pipe with marijuana residue and a glass jar containing marijuana were "found in plain view," according to the warrant. Officers obtained a search warrant and found even more drugs. "A scale and several other glass jars of marijuana were found," the officer wrote. "The quantity of the marijuana discovered and the presence of the digital …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The father of the child faces several charges in connection with the incident.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Kennesaw man who allegedly choked, punched and suffocated a woman who is four weeks pregnant with their child. The incident happened between 11:20 and 11:30 p.m. Friday at a home in the 2000 block of Sand Wedge Circle, according to a Cobb County criminal warrant. "When (she) attempted to flee the scene," a Kennesaw police officer wrote in the warrant, Jeffrey Bennett Baucom allegedly "grabbed (her) by her hair and pulled her into his house. (She) attempted to flee a second time after being dragged into accused's house and accused struck the victim several times on the face and head. When the victim discontinued her struggle, accused grabbed her hair and drug her up to his bedroom." Baucom …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
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.
Authorities Monday afternoon temporarily shut down I-75 in both directions.
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…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
He is the Georgia EMS Educator of the Year.
Georgia Emergency Medical Services has announced the winner of its EMS Educator of the Year award, and the recipient is from Cobb. During Thursday's Georgia Emergency Medical Services Awards Banquet at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, Cobb EMS Coordinator Larry Causby was recognized for contributing "significantly to EMS education at the community, regional, and/or state level," Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman Denell Boyd said. "The person must be someone who not only does the job, but far exceeds the expectations of the employer and the community," she said in a statement. "The individual is an example of what a true role model/community hero is."
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
He faces charges in Cobb and Cherokee counties.
The home of the Woodstock man in custody in connection with a bomb threat that forced the evacuation of courthouses in Cobb and Cherokee counties was in foreclosure, the spokesman for the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office said late this afternoon. Moments after Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren and Marietta Police Chief Dan Flynn announced charges against 45-year-old Jody John Wilson during an afternoon press conference, Cherokee County Sheriff's Office Lt. Jay Baker issued a press release indicating that Wilson's home in the 7000 block of Surrey Drive "was scheduled to be sold on the courthouse steps." Detectives, he said, "believe that was the motive of the bomb threats." About 10:55 a.m. today, investigators with the Cobb County Sheriff's …
Just before 1 p.m. today, Col. Milton Beck with the Cobb County Sheriff's Office told Patch that officials had someone in custody.
The person in custody in connection with today's bomb threat is the owner of a local restaurant across from the Cobb County Courthouse, according to the Marietta Daily Journal. Just before 1 p.m. today, Col. Milton Beck with the Cobb County Sheriff's Office told Patch that officials had someone in custody, but did not elaborate because Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren and Marietta Police Chief Dan Flynn had scheduled a 4 p.m. press conference outside the new Cobb County Courthouse on Haynes Street. The MDJ learned that the person is Jody Wilson of Woodstock. Wilson is the owner of The Starlight Café. According to online jail records, he was arrested around 3 p.m. today. The Cobb County Courthouse and Cherokee Justice Center were evacuated …