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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Cobb Police Suspect Stockbridge Man in January Killing

Cobb Police Suspect Stockbridge Man in January Killing

Johnathan Allan Wheeler has been charged with murder for the Jan. 27 killing of East Cobb resident Jerry Moore.
Cobb County SWAT Extracts Man Barricaded in Home

Cobb County SWAT Extracts Man Barricaded in Home

Police were called out to the home in Powder Springs in response to a domestic disturbance.
Nearby: Missing Louisiana Couple Found Safe in Marietta

Nearby: Missing Louisiana Couple Found Safe in Marietta

The elderly couple had planed to drive from Rome to Blue Ridge but ended up in Marietta instead.
Report: Registered Sex Offender Charged With Public Indecency

Report: Registered Sex Offender Charged With Public Indecency

Christopher Bryant Junkin was arrested on Friday after he was caught exposing himself in Kennesaw.
Alleged Cobb Cop Car Thief Finally Booked

Alleged Cobb Cop Car Thief Finally Booked

The woman was in the hospital recovering from injuries she received when she crashed the police cruiser she stole from police.
Missing Austell Man Found Safe

Missing Austell Man Found Safe

The 78-year-old was located trying to buy gas in Fulton County.
Cobb Police Search for Missing Elderly Person

Cobb Police Search for Missing Elderly Person

The 78-year-old has been missing since 5:35 p.m. Friday
UPDATE: Man Convicted of Cobb Hit-And-Run Sentenced to Prison

UPDATE: Man Convicted of Cobb Hit-And-Run Sentenced to Prison

The victim was an aspiring deaf rapper.
Cobb Police Will Discuss Cyber Crime at Community Meeting

Cobb Police Will Discuss Cyber Crime at Community Meeting

The event will take place on Aug. 21 in the Cumberland Mall area.
Nearby: Two People Almost Struck by Train Near Marietta Square

Nearby: Two People Almost Struck by Train Near Marietta Square

A father and daughter are lucky to be alive after they were grazed by an oncoming train they did not see coming.
Cobb Cop Car Thief Familiar With Law Enforcement

Cobb Cop Car Thief Familiar With Law Enforcement

The 40-year-old woman was shot by police in North Carolina in 2010.
Austell Man Shoots Wife, Daughter

Austell Man Shoots Wife, Daughter

The daughter has undergone surgery as a result of her wounds.
Weird Police News: Accomplice Left Behind, Burning Gasoline, Craigslist Scammer

Weird Police News: Accomplice Left Behind, Burning Gasoline, Craigslist Scammer

Also: Sore loser robs card players; 174 pounds of pot; AC units swiped from roof.
Nearby: Police Seize Guns, Drugs at Home Near Roswell High School

Nearby: Police Seize Guns, Drugs at Home Near Roswell High School

Police received complaints that students were allegedly sold drugs from a home at 12140 King Road, about 1 mile from Roswell High School.
Citizens' Public Safety Academy Now Accepting Applications

Citizens' Public Safety Academy Now Accepting Applications

The 14-week course begins on Sept. 9.
UPDATE: Woman Steals Cobb Police Car, Leads Chase Down I-75

UPDATE: Woman Steals Cobb Police Car, Leads Chase Down I-75

The woman was finally stopped and arrested in Atlanta.
Two People Shot in Cobb County

Two People Shot in Cobb County

The perpetrator is in custody, police say.
Cobb County Outlines Police Officer Retention Plan

Cobb County Outlines Police Officer Retention Plan

The county wants to have a fully staffed and equipped police department by the start of 2017.
Cold-Case Team Studies Murders of Russell and Shirley Dermond

Cold-Case Team Studies Murders of Russell and Shirley Dermond

“It just eats at you that somebody could do this and possibly get away with it,” says the slain couple’s son.
Reward for Silver Comet Trail Attacker Grows to $10,000

Reward for Silver Comet Trail Attacker Grows to $10,000

The Tina Waddell Reward Fund was created to help find the person responsible for brutal July 29 attack.