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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Sheriff's Office Seeks Persons of Interest in Headstone Vandalism Case

Sheriff's Office Seeks Persons of Interest in Headstone Vandalism Case

Authorities would like to speak with three people in relation to the damage inflicted on a historic local cemetery in July.
Three Months After Forsyth Courthouse Shooting, Authorities Release Surveillance Video

Three Months After Forsyth Courthouse Shooting, Authorities Release Surveillance Video

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is expected to complete its investigation into the June 6 shootout shortly, authorities said.
5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked Online; Make Sure Yours Isn't Among Them

5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked Online; Make Sure Yours Isn't Among Them

Although the leak is significant by the volume of passwords released, many of the usernames and passwords are no longer valid.
Sheriff's Office Holding Public Safety Meeting for Special Needs Residents on Wednesday

Sheriff's Office Holding Public Safety Meeting for Special Needs Residents on Wednesday

The event will be held at the public safety complex on Sept. 10, and allows special needs residents to interact with deputies.
Cumming Man Arrested for Dumping Dead Beavers in Title Pawn Parking Lot

Cumming Man Arrested for Dumping Dead Beavers in Title Pawn Parking Lot

Chad Artimovich has been charged will illegal dumping for leaving the carcasses outside a title pawn store on Atlanta Road late last month.
OMG Crime: Man Stabs Pit Bull, Pot Baseballs Tossed into Prison Yard, Silver Bullets Stolen

OMG Crime: Man Stabs Pit Bull, Pot Baseballs Tossed into Prison Yard, Silver Bullets Stolen

Plus: Deputy coroner impersonated police officer; Burglars posed as first-time home buyers.
Former Child Care Chain CEO Pleads Guilty to Theft of Funds; Gets Prison Time

Former Child Care Chain CEO Pleads Guilty to Theft of Funds; Gets Prison Time

Antonio T. Hurt stole $2 million by abusing a federal program that reimbursed child care centers for the cost of meals for needy children.
Forsyth Sheriff's Office Releases Flyer On Solicitors

Forsyth Sheriff's Office Releases Flyer On Solicitors

The office has reported an uptick in complaints about solicitors and has produced a flyer to inform the public and solicitors about the law.
Sheriff's Office: Deputy Coroner Pretended to Be Cop in Cumming Tavern

Sheriff's Office: Deputy Coroner Pretended to Be Cop in Cumming Tavern

Sonya Abercrombie allegedly flashed a badge at a waitress when asked to present identification after ordering drinks at Austin's Tavern.
Alert Issued For Abducted Griffin Children

Alert Issued For Abducted Griffin Children

The 11-year-old and 9-year-old were last seen on Aug. 28 at 8 a.m. in Griffin. Police believe 37-year-old Kenneth Greg Owens took the kids.
UPDATE: Cobb DA Speaks On Hot Car Death Murder Indictment

UPDATE: Cobb DA Speaks On Hot Car Death Murder Indictment

Vic Reynolds says that his office will make a decision whether or not to ask for the death penalty before Harris' arraignment in 2-3 weeks.
Forsyth County Sheriff's Office Welcomes New Deputy

Forsyth County Sheriff's Office Welcomes New Deputy

The new deputy has served in Lumpkin County and has a criminal justice degree.
Man Accused of Beating Former South Forsyth Track Star to Death Gets Murder Rap

Man Accused of Beating Former South Forsyth Track Star to Death Gets Murder Rap

Grant James Spencer is facing felony murder charges for allegedly beating Michael Gatto to death in Statesboro on Aug. 28.
Man Stabs Pit Bull Inside Georgia PetSmart

Man Stabs Pit Bull Inside Georgia PetSmart

The shelter dog was tugging on the ear of another dog when that dog's owner pulled out a pocket knife and started stabbing the pit bull.
Divers Search for Missing Woman at Lake Lanier

Divers Search for Missing Woman at Lake Lanier

Authorities say she jumped off a boat around 8:20 p.m. on Labor Day, but did not surface.
Forsyth Burglars Posed as Couple Looking for First Home

Forsyth Burglars Posed as Couple Looking for First Home

After casing homes while posing as first-time buyers, Tyler Michaels and Rebecca Weismayer would return later and ransack them.
OMG Crime: Stolen Hair, Dead Dogs, Swallowed Pot, Quick-Thinking Tellers

OMG Crime: Stolen Hair, Dead Dogs, Swallowed Pot, Quick-Thinking Tellers

Also: Grandfather shoots at carjackers; Opium sent through the U.S. Mail; Mistaken $100 was actually $1.
Forsyth Animal Control Relocates to New Animal Shelter

Forsyth Animal Control Relocates to New Animal Shelter

The sheriff's office unit will operate out of the newly-opened shelter on County Way.
Former South Forsyth Track Star Beaten to Death in Statesboro

Former South Forsyth Track Star Beaten to Death in Statesboro

Michael Gatto was a freshman at Georgia Southern University. He was found beaten unconscious outside a bar and died at the hospital.
Georgia State Patrol Will Be Out in Force Over Labor Day Weekend

Georgia State Patrol Will Be Out in Force Over Labor Day Weekend

Friday night through midnight on Labor Day, state troopers and law enforcement officers from across Georgia to target impaired drivers.