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 …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
It will be held April 27.
Wednesday, April 10
The Kennesaw Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its sixth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs on April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your medications for disposal to the Kennesaw City Hall at 2539 J.O. Stephenson Ave. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Last September, Americans turned in 244 tons of prescription drugs at over 5,200 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners. In its five previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners took in over 2 million pounds—over a thousand tons—of pills. This …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The academy is in Virginia.
Kennesaw Police Chief Bill Westenberger has been selected to attend the prestigious FBI National Academy at Quantico, Virginia. The academy is a 10-week professional course of study for U.S. and international law enforcement leaders that serves to improvethe administration of justice and to raise law enforcement standards, knowledge, and cooperation inpolice departments and agencies at home and abroad. Participation is by invitation only, though anomination process. Chief Westenberger will attend the class beginning in April. Four times a year, classes of some 250 officers take undergraduate and/or graduate college courses intechnical and operational skills, contemporary issues in law enforcement, ethics and decision making,organizational …
Friday, March 22, 2013
The department will promote policing through social media.
When it comes to social media, the Kennesaw Police Department knows a thing or two about hashtags and keeping messages to no more than 140 characters. The agency has Facebook and Twitter pages. Chief Bill Westenberger regularly tweets. And starting at 8 a.m. today, the Kennesaw Police Department will put its social media knowledge to the test. Kennesaw will join police departments around the world in a global, 24-hour Tweet-a-thon "to bring awareness to social media and prove how useful it is to share information in real-time," said Officer Scott Luther, the spokesman for the agency. All of the participating agencies will use the same hashtag of #Poltwt. Westenberger said he is "excited for the opportunity for our department to be more …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
He was among 32 metro area law enforcement officers who graduated from the North Central Georgia Law Enforcement Academy.
Thirty-two officers graduated Friday from the North Central Georgia Law Enforcement Academy, and 10 are from Cobb-area law enforcement agencies. Kennesaw Police Department Kennesaw State Police Department Cobb County Sheriff's Office Marietta Police Department The 10-week academy covered state laws, criminal procedures, firearms, emergency vehicle operations, defensive tactics, search and seizure, and other law enforcement related subjects. Kennesaw's Steketee finished at the top of the class and was elected class president. Marietta's Van Ness was given the Marksmanship Award for scoring the highest overall average on the firing range. Other graduates were Lance W. Kinsey and Kayla M. Silvers of the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office; Megan D…
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
"I always thought that eventually there would be other jurisdictions that would consider a similar ordinance," said Kennesaw Police Lt. Craig Graydon.
Move over, Guntown USA. Nelson, a city on the Cherokee-Pickens County line, is considering a Kennesaw-inspired gun law of its own, according to WSB-TV. "I always thought that eventually there would be other jurisdictions that would consider a similar ordinance," said Kennesaw Police Lt. Craig Graydon, who for years has fielded calls from reporters around the world interested in the city's famous 1982 gun law. We never "envisioned we would be the only city to have something like that." Nelson City Councilmember Duane Cronic raised the idea because there is no one to patrol the city for a 16-hour period overnight, WSB-TV reported. With some exceptions, Cronic proposes that every homeowner in Nelson be required to own a gun if the city …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The class will be held March 9.
The Kennesaw Police Department is doing its part to educate residents on gun ownership and safety. Officers will facilitate a gun safety class from 10 a.m. to noon March 9 at the Ben Robertson Community Center, 2753 Watts Dr. "The agenda will consist of ... basic firearms safety and Georgia gun laws," Office Scott Luther said in a news release. "Free gun locks will also be available while supplies last. Please do not bring any firearms or weapons to the class." Registration is required. Click here to register for the class. For more information, contact Lt. Craig Graydon at 770-429-4533 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
A 53-year-old Marietta man was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital with serious injuries.
The Cobb County Police Department has identified the five people involved in a major accident that caused heavy traffic delays Wednesday at the intersection of Cobb Parkway and McCollum Parkway. According to the department's preliminary findings, a blue 2006 Toyota Corolla was southbound on Cobb Parkway at the same time a green 2011 Volvo Tractor-Trailer was westbound on McCollum Parkway. The Volvo struck the Toyota on the driver’s side. The impact caused the Toyota to collide with three other vehicles that were stopped in the northbound lanes of Cobb Parkway, said Officer Mike Bowman, the spokesman for the Cobb County Police Department. The driver of the Toyota has been identified as 53-year-old Ehsan Khan of Marietta. He was taken by …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
At least one person has been transported to an area hospital with injuries described as critical.
The intersection of Cobb Parkway and McCollum Parkway, the site of this afternoon's "major accident involving a tractor-trailer and a passenger vehicle," is now open, Kennesaw Police Sgt. Brice Barth said. A major accident involving a tractor-trailer and a passenger vehicle is causing heavy traffic delays at the intersection of Cobb Parkway and McCollum Parkway. At least one person has been transported to an area hospital with injuries described as critical. "Currently, northbound lanes are blocked," Kennesaw Police Sgt. Brice Barth said. "Expect extended delays while officers work the scene." Stay with Kennesaw Patch for updates to this breaking news story.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
More than $12,800 vanished shortly after a Florida man wired the money to a SunTrust Bank account.
The Kennesaw Police Department is looking for a person of interest in an eBay fraud case. More than $12,800 vanished last month after a Ruskin, Fla., man wired the money to a SunTrust Bank account that authorities have learned was opened using a fraudulent passport. The Florida man told investigators that after he showed interest in buying a 1969 Dodge Charger on eBay, a female seller named Linda Caragan directed him to another website to start bidding on it. He won the auction, and someone posing as Caragan's attorney contacted him. The attorney, who identified himself as George Hallmatt, told the man how and where to wire the money for the final purchase. On Dec. 17, the man did what he was instructed to do. His $12,860 wire transfer was…