Friday, May 24, 2013
The Smyrna Police Department held its first ever promotional ceremony Thursday.
Six Smyrna police officers were promoted and recognized at a ceremony held Thursday afternoon at Brawner Hall by the Smyrna Police Department. This was the first promotional ceremony the department has ever held. “It is with my great honor to be able to promote these outstanding officers to their new rank," said Smyrna Police Chief David Lee. "With these new promotions come new responsibilities. This includes becoming change agents for the new direction of the Smyrna Police Department.” Chief Lee and members of the senior command staff presented the 2013 promotions to the following officers: Click here to read more about the officers on the city's website.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Smyrna police are looking for Derrick Williams, who is accused of strangling his wife to death, and is currently at large.
Smyrna police are looking for a man who is considered armed and dangerous in connection with the Dec. 5 death of his wife. Derrick Williams of Smyrna, 35, is wanted for killing his wife, 33-year-old Finesse Dawson, said Smyrna police spokesman Michael Smith. Smith said autopsy results from the Cobb County Medical Examiner revealed evidence of strangulation as a cause of death. After allegedly beating and strangling his wife to death, Williams cleaned up his wife's body and wrapped her in bedding to hide the crime before fleeing the scene, according to investigators. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that "Williams is a convicted felon who spent seven months in prison last year on weapon and drug charges," and was again arrested in…
Friday, July 20, 2012
Jonathan Gilmer, 34, of Smyrna barricaded himself with a gun inside a Smyrna home Friday.
UPDATE 11:15 p.m. An hours-long standoff at a Smyrna home has ended "without further incident or injury," said Smyrna police. Public Information Officer Michael Smith said Jonathan Gilmer, 34, of Smyrna, exited his residence after being barricaded inside since 12:30 p.m. Friday when officers deployed CS/OC gas into the home. Gilmer was taken to Kennestone Hospital for evaluation and treatment from exposure to the gas and charges are pending. Earlier reports said the subject was barricaded inside an apartment, but in fact it was a home on Plaza Drive between South Cobb Drive and Concord Road. Police initially responded to the home at about 12:30 p.m. Friday after a relative of the subject asked officers to do a welfare check. The family …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
The driver has been identified as 21-year-old Jennifer Karen Cook.
UPDATE: Officer Michael Smith, Smyrna Police Department's public information officer, said Corporal Gene Crawford was in good spirits, but a substantial amount of pain Tuesday night after being struck by a car while on patrol. He is scheduled for surgery Wednesday. UPDATE: Smyrna police have identified Jennifer Karen Cook, 21, as the driver who struck and injured a motorcycle officer Monday afternoon. Cook has been arrested and charged with two felonies and a misdemeanor: hit and run, serious injury by a vehicle and failure to yield to left turn. She is being detained at Smyrna City Jail and bond has been set at $25,000. Corporal Gene Crawford sustained two broken ankles, a broken leg and a fractured hip in the accident. UPDATE: The …
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Zach Somerset, 21, and Shawn Thompson, 19, had recently met the perpetrator at a homeless shelter when he tried to rape their friend. The two men prevented the attack.
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Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Four adults and two juveniles for their roles in residential, auto robberies.
After a six-month investigation, Smyrna police have arrested four adults and two juveniles in a string of residential and auto burglaries. Two of the adults - Christian Pace, 17, and Dimitri Salmon, 19 - are Smyrna residents. The other two - Ronald Black, 19, and Landen Law, 17 - are residents of Marietta. Both 17 year-olds are being charged as adults. Police said the teens and juveniles repeatedly entered the residence and vehicles of a Smyrna resident and stole various items ranging from computers and televisions to various sports memorabilia and personal items. Police said the offenders were family friends of the victim. The names of the juvenile offenders have not been released.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Smyrna police arrested the mother on second-degree child cruelty charges.
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Thursday, February 23, 2012
Bystanders said the man was an "elderly gentleman."
Smyrna police are reporting that a man committed suicide Wednesday afternoon near the Silver Comet Trail connector off Cooper Lake Road. Mike Smith, Smyrna police's public information officer, said officers responded to the scene at about 3 p.m. and found that a man had fired a single gunshot into his chest. Smith did not know the man's name, age or where he was from. A bystander who preferred not to give her name said heard the sirens and saw the police activity while she was walking with her friend on the trail. "We started walking back and there were sirens and everything," she said. "They said it was a crime scene. We walked on and came back and we were told by some of the bystanders that some elderly gentleman had tried to take his …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
The search was called off about Smyrna police obtained evidence to indicate that the victim may have lied about the attack.
Update Feb. 25 After further investigation, the Smyrna Police Department is canceling its lookout for two rape suspects after they obtained evidence that the alleged victim lied about the attack. Jennifer Marie Shipley, 32 years old from Marietta, has been arrested on one count of false statements and is being held at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center. In January, Shipley told Smyrna police that two men, one black and one Hispanic, had kidnapped and raped her for two days at an undisclosed location. Police released sketches of the men she described Feb. 15. Original Story Feb. 15 Smyrna police are asking for help identifying two suspects in the Jan. 17 kidnapping and rape of a Marietta woman. The victim was walking along Windy Hill …
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Mike Smith: "All of the arrests all stemmed from the event that this gentleman put on. Everything stemmed as a result of this party."
UPDATE FEB. 7 Smyrna Police are reporting that three arrests were made Saturday outside EGAS Inc., a youth outreach group housed in the former Piccadilly location at 2781 South Cobb Drive, after a party the group was holding got out of hand. Mike Smith, public information officer for the Smyrna Police Department, said two adults were arrested for disorderly conduct. A juvenile was also arrested for disorderly conduct and obstruction after he resisted arrest and provided police with a false name and date of birth. “People were arrested at the party or as it was breaking up,” Smith said. “Things had gotten out of hand inside and the person putting on the event shut down the event and tried to send everybody home. At that point fights were …