Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Harry Brown was last seen Monday evening on Windage Way. He was found about 2 a.m. Tuesday in good spirits.
Cobb authorities early this morning canceled a Mattie’s Call for a missing 69-year-old Marietta man who suffers from Alzheimer’s. Harry Brown, who was last seen at 1400 Windage Way about 6:30 p.m. Monday, was found about 2 a.m. Tuesday behind a residence "within a close proximity of where he went missing," said Officer Mike Bowman with the Cobb County Police Department. Though he "was in good spirits," Brown was taken to WellStar Cobb Hospital in Austell as a precaution, Bowman said. There were no signs of foul play. Cobb County Police late Monday night issued a Mattie’s Call for a missing 69-year-old man. According to police, Harry Brown of Marietta was last seen at 1400 Windage Way about 6:30 p.m. and was believed to have left on foot. …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Andrew Lichtenstadter was the focus of a Mattie's Call search after he wandered away from a Smyrna group home.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Cobb County Government is accepting applications for its police officer positions.
The Cobb County Police Department is seeking candidates for its police officer positions. Currently certified officers, as well as candidates with no previous law enforcement experience, are welcome to apply. Successful candidates will patrol the county and respond to calls for service, investigate crimes and render assistance to residents as necessary. Applicants must meet the following requirements: Pay and benefits include: How to apply: Entry level tests will be administered from April through November. Applicants must submit an application on the first Monday of every month prior to the test. Click here to submit an online application.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The fatal crash occurred Thursday afternoon on Interstate 285 near South Cobb Drive.
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Thursday, January 3
Cobb County Police officials are investigating a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon in Smyrna that killed a Buford resident. According to a CCPD news release, the crash occurred at about 1:43 p.m. in Smyrna on the westbound Interstate 285 ramp to South Cobb Drive. The incident, according to authorities, saw a red and white 1998 Link Belt HTC8670 crane truck that was stopped in traffic struck in the rear by a black 2012 Chevrolet Cruze. After striking the truck, the Cruze rolled backwards down the ramp toward southbound traffic on I-285, coming to a stop after rolling down the embankment between the interstate and ramp. The crash led to the death of the Cruze’s driver, 42-year-old Sylvester Johnson of Buford, who was transported by …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Law enforcement agencies are assisting with patrols in the aftermath of the Connecticut school shootings.
Cobb County School District officials spent a busy weekend requesting law enforcement assistance and briefing school principals, teachers and staff about security measures in the wake of Friday's deadly school shootings in Newtown, Conn. On Monday, Cobb County police and law enforcement from other Cobb cities were making safety rounds at schools. "Our precinct patrol officers are driving by all schools in their assigned beats," Cobb Police Department Spokesman Michael Bowman told Patch. Cobb schools spokesman Doug Goodwin said the district has a 44-member full-time security staff that works out of high schools and middle schools but not elementary schools for "resource" reasons. He said the extra police patrols will continue on an …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Officer Darryl L. Whitfield was arrested Saturday following a domestic violence incident.
The City of Smyrna Police Department has suspended an officer with pay pending the conclusion of an internal investigation. The suspension follows an arrest made by the Cobb County Police Department over the weekend. At approximately 1:25 p.m. Saturday, Cobb officers were dispatched to the Powder Springs home of Smyrna Police Officer Darryl L. Whitfield. About two hours later, Whitfield was arrested and charged with misdemeanors including simple assault, simple battery, third degree cruelty to children (allowing a child to witness family violence), and obstructing or hindering persons making emergency telephone call, said Smyrna police spokesman Michael Smith. Whitfield was held at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center on $11,220 bail and…
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Cobb police will close some of I-285’s eastbound lanes west of the Chattahoochee to complete an accident investigation.
Cobb Police and HERO will close the lanes several of I-285’s eastbound lanes west of the Chattahoochee River beginning at 8 a.m. Sunday as they complete their investigation into Thursday’s fatality accident. Public Information Officer Dana Smith said officers will take turns closing a few lanes at a time while they take measurements and recreate the accident. “They’re only going to close lanes temporarily then open them and then close another three or four and then open those,” he said. “Hopefully by then they’ll be totally off the Interstate. “It’s not like a normal week obviously, but it’s still going to impact traffic. We’re definitely going to use HERO to slow folks down and move over those lane-mergers and get folks out of there as …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Cobb police are treating the investigation as a homicide.
Cobb County police are asking for the public’s help to identify a body two fly fishermen discovered in the Chattahoochee River near an Akers Mill apartment complex around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. The Crimes Against Persons Unit is investigating the case, as it’s believed to be a homicide. Police describe the victim as a black male about 5’10” with numerous tattoos. Cobb County’s Public Information Officer Dana Pierce said the body is too badly decomposed to offer any other details about the victim’s features. “Typically what happens when a body gets in the water is it decomposes,” he said. “If the body initially goes down underneath the water and let’s just say for example it gets hung up on rocks it’s only a matter of time before the …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Shannon Lynn Byers, 42, of Smyrna was charged with three misdemeanor counts of contributing to the deprivation of a minor.
A Smyrna mother was arrested Friday for allowing her home on Gray Road to become infested with roaches, mold and raw sewage, Cobb police said. Shannon Lynn Byers, 42, of Smyrna was charged with three misdemeanor counts of contributing to the deprivation of a minor, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported. Sgt. Dana Pierce, Cobb County Police Department’s public information officer, said police initially responded to the scene at the request of the property’s landlord because Byers had not paid rent. A police report said they found a home infested with roaches and bathrooms that were full of mold and sewage. Conditions in the home were so hazardous that the three children aged 5, 14 and 17 had to be hospitalized for heat exhaustion, …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Twitter abuzz with tributes to Tendai Nhekairo, who threatened police with two knives during the incident.
The man shot and killed late Tuesday night by Cobb County police was a wide receiver for Campbell High School and was set to graduate later this year. Police say that 18-year-old Tendai Nhekairo approached officers responding to a suspicious persons call at the Riverside House Apartment complex on Shadowood Road. "Officers encountered a male in the breezeway who was nude and armed with two knives," according to a Cobb County Police statement. "When the male attempted to feloniously assault one of the officers, he defended himself by discharging his firearm at the suspect." The incident occurred Tuesday evening around 7:30 pm. Police have not released the name of the officer involved, but said he has been placed on routine administrative …