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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
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.
Pair Wanted for SW Atlanta Murder of Marietta Man

Pair Wanted for SW Atlanta Murder of Marietta Man

Crime Stoppers Atlanta is offering up to a $2,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment.
Marietta Bank Robbed at Gunpoint

Marietta Bank Robbed at Gunpoint

The suspect departed in a black 2007 Honda Accord bearing Georgia tag BTI 2430 that was reported stolen from Gwinnett County on April 30, 2014.
Cobb Woman Dies After Church Parking Lot Accident

Cobb Woman Dies After Church Parking Lot Accident

According to investigators, a white 1992 Mercury Sable began backing rapidly through the parking lot of Milford Baptist Church where it collided with a concrete wall.
Marietta Woman Charged With Transporting Nearly 10 Pounds of Pot

Marietta Woman Charged With Transporting Nearly 10 Pounds of Pot

Report says she was caught speeding when marijuana was found.
Armed Man Steals Home Generator as Cobb Homeowner Watches

Armed Man Steals Home Generator as Cobb Homeowner Watches

When the victim confronted the suspect as he was walking away from the trailer, the man pulled up his shirt revealing that he had a handgun in the waistband of his pants.
Arrest Made in Marietta Rite Aide Armed Robbery

Arrest Made in Marietta Rite Aide Armed Robbery

The crime this month is believed to be connected to a series of drug store robberies in Gwinnett, Douglas and DeKalb counties, as well as in Newnan south of Atlanta.
Marietta Man Found Shot to Death Outside Atlanta Apartment

Marietta Man Found Shot to Death Outside Atlanta Apartment

Nicholas Hagood was shot at least one time in the chest.