Thursday, April 25, 2013
About 7:45 a.m. Monday, officers went to 3591 Paul Samuel Rd. and found the body of a dead man in the carport of his home.
The Kennesaw man found dead this week at a home on Paul Samuel Road had been shot. "He was shot in the carport of his home," said Sgt. Dana Pierce with the Cobb County Police Department. "He died from a gunshot wound." But Pierce would not discuss how many times 60-year-old Frank William Davidson was shot, where he was shot, what kind of gun was used in the shooting or any other details "because of this ongoing investigation." About 7:45 a.m. Monday, a family member discovered Davidson's body in the carport of the home at 3591 Paul Samuel Rd. and called 911, he said. For much of Monday, the police department referred to the case as a "suspicious death." By that evening, the department upgraded it to a "murder investigation." The department…
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
He remains in the Cobb County Adult Detention Center in lieu of $35,000 bond.
A Kennesaw man allegedly chased his 73-year-old wife through their home with a 7-inch knife, pushed her and struck her multiple times in the face. Between 6 p.m. and 6:50 p.m. Saturday, Gary Lee Frachiseur allegedly pushed "his wife down to the floor causing a bruise on her right knee," according to a Cobb County criminal warrant. He is also accused of striking her "in the face multiple times causing bruising to her right eye, left eye and nose," a Cobb County Police Department officer wrote in the warrant. And that's not all, records show. At some point, according to the warrant, Frachiseur chased his wife through their home with the knife, "placing her in reasonable apprehension of immediately receiving a violent injury." She ran to the …
Monday, April 22, 2013
The Cobb County Police Department was careful not to use that word all day.
About 7:45 a.m. today, officers went to 3591 Paul Samuel Rd. and found the body of a dead man lying in the carport of his home. All day, one spokesman for the Cobb County Police Department said the agency was working a "suspicious death." Tonight, another spokesman for the agency said the department's Crime Against Persons Unit was investigating a "murder." "The victim, identified as 60-year-old Frank William Davidson of Kennesaw, died under circumstance that indicate foul play," Sgt. Dana Pierce said. That's all detectives are willing to release at this time, Pierce said. The department is asking anyone with information about the murder to call 770-499-3945. Related content
It occurred on Paul Samuel Road.
The Cobb County Police Department is "working a suspicious death of a white male at an address on Paul Samuel," which is in unincorporated Kennesaw, Officer Mike Bowman said this afternoon. No other details are available. "That is all the information that we have at this time," said Bowman, the spokesman for the agency. Reader Peggy Crane alerted Kennesaw Patch to the incident this morning. "My husband drove past a house on his way to work and said there were a lot of police and crime tape ... near the fire department on Paul Samuel," she wrote in a message on the Kennesaw Patch Facebook page. Stay with Kennesaw Patch for updates.
Medication Disposal Day is this Saturday.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, April 22
Keep Cobb Beautiful staff will hold a Medication Disposal Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 27, at the Cobb County Police Precinct 1 Super Station, 2380 Cobb Parkway, Kennesaw. Residents will be able to safely dispose of outdated or unused over-the-counter and prescription medications. Items accepted include liquid and pill form medications, sharps and needles, diabetes materials, catheters and tubing. No durable medical equipment accepted. Nothing will be accepted at the location before or after the scheduled drop off day. Editor's note: This originally appeared in Commissioner Helen Goreham's weekly email blast for the week of April 20-26. Goreham's district includes Kennesaw.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
The crash occurred Friday night on Interstate 575 North, just south of the Shallowford Road bridge overpass.
A 38-year-old Woodstock man was killed Friday night in an accident on Interstate 575 North, just south of the Shallowford Road bridge overpass. Just before 7:20 p.m., Micah L. Andrews was driving a gray 2005 Mazda 3 northbound on I-575 when witnesses said he passed a vehicle in the fast lane. "Just after doing so, he immediately pulled back into the slow lane when for reasons unknown, the car exited the eastern edge of the roadway, down through the grass shoulder and into a tree," said Sgt. Dana Pierce, the spokesman for the Cobb County Police Department. Andrews was taken by ambulance to WellStar Kennestone Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call 770-499-3987.
Friday, April 12, 2013
All of the victims had just visited Wells Fargo Bank locations, including two branches near Kennesaw.
Someone is breaking into the cars of people who have just left area Wells Fargo Bank locations, and the Cobb County Police Department needs your help finding the man who is seen in the area around the time of all three incidents. The thefts started Feb. 2. After a trip to the Barrett Parkway Wells Fargo, the first victim went to the Frey Road Waffle House. Around the same time, the suspect came inside and sat down at a booth. "When a waitress approached him, he stated that he was waiting for family members to arrive," said Sgt. Dana Pierce, the spokesman for the Cobb County Police Department. "A short time later, the victim heard his car alarm go off and just as he was about to go check on it, the male suspect got up from the booth he was …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
"No physical arrests have made at this time," Officer Mike Bowman with the Cobb County Police Department said this evening. "Charges may be forthcoming pending the completion of the computer analysis."
The Cobb County Police Department today seized "numerous" computers as part of a multi-agency operation that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokesman called the "largest of its kind in Georgia." During a three-month investigation that began in January, the GBI and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force identified 98 suspects who distributed child porn over the Internet, GBI spokesman John Bankhead said this afternoon. Those were the targets of today's operation, known as Operation Guarding Innocence. As of 6:30 p.m., there have been 73 search warrants executed and 41 arrests made in connection with the operation, Bankhead said. Six of those search warrants were executed in Cobb, Officer Mike Bowman with the Cobb County Police…
Several Cobb agencies are participating in "the largest operation of its kind in Georgia" conducted by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the spokesman for the GBI said this afternoon.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and the Cobb County Police Department is one of 47 federal, state and local agencies that will execute search warrants today against people suspected of distributing child porn over the Internet. During a three-month investigation that began in January, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force identified 98 suspects who distributed child porn over the Internet, GBI spokesman John Bankhead said this afternoon. Those are the targets of today's operation, known as Operation Guarding Innocence. "This is the largest operation of its kind in Georgia" conducted by the ICAC Task Force, Bankhead said. Other Cobb agencies participating in Operation …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Cobb County Government is accepting applications for its police officer positions.
The Cobb County Police Department is seeking candidates for its police officer positions. Currently certified officers, as well as candidates with no previous law enforcement experience, are welcome to apply. Successful candidates will patrol the county and respond to calls for service, investigate crimes and render assistance to residents as necessary. Applicants must meet the following requirements: Pay and benefits include: How to apply: Entry level tests will be administered from April through November. Applicants must submit an application on the first Monday of every month prior to the test. Click here to submit an online application.