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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Agents Dismantle Heroin Distribution Ring in Douglas County

Agents Dismantle Heroin Distribution Ring in Douglas County

Sheriff’s Office says 21 people were arrested, including the distributor and source of the drugs.
Villa Rica Mother Arrested for Leaving Children in Car

Villa Rica Mother Arrested for Leaving Children in Car

Her children, ages 2 and 6, were left in a hot car for 25 minutes in a Walmart parking lot.
News Nearby: Boy, 4, Dies in Carroll County Fire

News Nearby: Boy, 4, Dies in Carroll County Fire

Two other people were sent to the hospital with injuries
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.
Bogus Calls from 'Sheriff's Office' Continue in Douglas County

Bogus Calls from 'Sheriff's Office' Continue in Douglas County

The real sheriff's office: "Under no circumstances would we call on the phone to solicit anything."
Flint Hill Lodge Fire: $10K Reward to Catch Arsonist

Flint Hill Lodge Fire: $10K Reward to Catch Arsonist

The historic building was set on fire Aug. 29 in south Douglas County.
Douglasville Teen Dies in Motorcycle Accident

Douglasville Teen Dies in Motorcycle Accident

The accident happened Wednesday afternoon on Yeager Road.
Have You Seen This Man? He's Wanted for Armed Robbery

Have You Seen This Man? He's Wanted for Armed Robbery

He is suspected in robbery at Hunan Restaurant in Douglasville
3 Handguns, 'Pure Silver' Bullets Stolen from Local Pawn Shop

3 Handguns, 'Pure Silver' Bullets Stolen from Local Pawn Shop

The .45 cal bullets are valued $25 each, Douglasville Police said.
Police Seek Man Who Beat Elderly Man With Wooden Spindle

Police Seek Man Who Beat Elderly Man With Wooden Spindle

He approached the man, asked him a question, then started swinging.
Foul Balls: Pot-filled Baseballs Thrown into Georgia Prison Yard

Foul Balls: Pot-filled Baseballs Thrown into Georgia Prison Yard

2 people filled the balls with marijuana, tobacco and cell phone, then tossed them over fence at federal prison in Jesup, Ga.
Autopsy: Woman, 33, Drowned in Allatoona Lake

Autopsy: Woman, 33, Drowned in Allatoona Lake

The manner of death for Sheila Ann Carlotta, 33 of Marietta was also classified as "accidental."
Silver Comet Trail Attack Victim Released from Hospital

Silver Comet Trail Attack Victim Released from Hospital

Tina Waddell was brutally beaten by an unknown assailant on July 29.
Police Identify Body Discovered in Lake Allatoona

Police Identify Body Discovered in Lake Allatoona

Marietta woman had been swimming in the area Saturday, according to Cherokee County Police.
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.
Update: Fire at Historic Douglas County Building Ruled Arson

Update: Fire at Historic Douglas County Building Ruled Arson

Blaze broke out around 2 a.m. at the Flint Hill Masonic Lodge
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.
Douglasville Police Seek Waffle House Armed Robbers

Douglasville Police Seek Waffle House Armed Robbers

Four men shown on surveillance camera photos allegedly held up the restaurant last week on Fairburn Road.
News Nearby: Teenager Arrested, Charged with Fatal Shooting of 13-Year-Old

News Nearby: Teenager Arrested, Charged with Fatal Shooting of 13-Year-Old

Nizzear Rodriguez, 13, was shot hours after celebrating his birthday
Children Found Safe After Sunday Morning Abduction in Douglasville

Children Found Safe After Sunday Morning Abduction in Douglasville

The father, Born Uallah Foster, has been arrested and faces numerous charges, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said.