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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
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.
Second Vendor Indicted in Georgia National Guard Kickback Scheme

Second Vendor Indicted in Georgia National Guard Kickback Scheme

Angela Thicklin allegedly got Georgia Department of Defense contracts from a friend who worked in the department in exchange for kickbacks.
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."
Armed Robbers Targeting Midtown Students

Armed Robbers Targeting Midtown Students

Students at Georgia Tech and Morehouse have been robbed in the past week, police say. Two of the robberies were allegedly at gunpoint.
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.
Cobb Police Investigating Marietta Shooting

Cobb Police Investigating Marietta Shooting

One victim has been taken to the hospital for treatment for injuries sustained in the incident.
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.
Missing Louisiana Couple Found Safe in Marietta

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.
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.
Two People Almost Struck by Train Near Marietta Square

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.
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.
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.
Former Lockheed Mechanic Gets 20 Years in Prison For Shooting

Former Lockheed Mechanic Gets 20 Years in Prison For Shooting

The man will serve an additional 20 years on probation.
Cobb Woman Accused Theft from Marietta Company

Cobb Woman Accused Theft from Marietta Company

The Dallas woman allegedly stole over $600,000 from her employer over a seven-year period.

Woman Severely Attacked, Beaten on Silver Comet Trail

She was walking on the trail Tuesday evening.
Marietta Man Pleads Guilty to Atlanta Healthcare Fraud

Marietta Man Pleads Guilty to Atlanta Healthcare Fraud

Prosecutors allege the defendant wanted to save money on allergen reagents by simply not testing blood samples and making up test results.
UPDATE: Fire at Marietta Recycling Center Extinguished

UPDATE: Fire at Marietta Recycling Center Extinguished

Workers at the recycling center were able to put out the blaze themselves.
Lightning Did Not Spark Fire That Destroyed 2 Mobile Homes

Lightning Did Not Spark Fire That Destroyed 2 Mobile Homes

Fire officials say lightning strikes were not recorded in the area until about 8 a.m. July 21, well after the fire started. The fire destroyed 2 mobile homes owned by First Baptist Church of
Fire Destroys 2 Mobile Homes Owned by Marietta Church

Fire Destroys 2 Mobile Homes Owned by Marietta Church

The two structures, located on property owned by First Baptist Church of Marietta, were destroyed in an early Monday morning blaze possibly caused by lightning strikes.
Marietta PD Check Point Nets 25 Arrests

Marietta PD Check Point Nets 25 Arrests

Arrests range from traffic and drug offenses to wanted persons located.