Charges aren't expected against 26-year-old Nicholas Weinberg.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Charges aren't expected against 26-year-old Nicholas Weinberg.
Cobb police were informed Tuesday by the Cobb Medical Examiner's Office that Andrea Brantley of Smyrna has died from injuries caused by a head-on crash in September in Marietta. Brantley, 69, was driving west Sept. 18 in a 2012 Toyota Camry on Ridge Road when she collided with a 1999 Mercedes traveling east, Cobb police said. She was taken to Emory Adventist Hospital. The driver of the Mercedes, 26-year-old Nicholas Weinberg of Powder Springs, said at the time that he would seek medical treatment on his own. Charges aren’t expected in the crash, police said. Anyone with further information is asked to call investigators at 770-499-3987. Don’t miss any of the local news you care about. Subscribe to Smyrna-Vinings Patch’s free newsletter, …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Cobb police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Monday night at a gas station in Vinings.
The Cobb County Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred around 10:30 p.m. Monday at the BP gas station on Cobb Parkway near Paces Mill Road. According to investigators, an armed male entered the gas station and pulled out a handgun while threatening an employee. The employee opened the cash register and the perpetrator took an undisclosed amount of cash from it. The man then “calmly” walked back to his Jeep and was last seen driving northbound on Paces Mill Road. The suspect is described as a 5'10'' black male, approximately 20-30 years of age, and appears to be heavy set and “light skinned”, according to a Wednesday release by Cobb police. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call 770-499-3945.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Take a closer look at the School Bus Stop Law, the penalties for violating it, statistics on drivers illegally passing school buses and how the CrossingGuard school bus stop arm safety solutions work.
Cobb Police Department staff is conducting Operation Stop Arm and warns all drivers to respect school buses. All traffic in both directions must stop when school buses stop for passengers, except when there is a divided highway of four lanes or more with a median separation. In that case, only traffic following the bus must stop. Cobb School District, CPD and American Traffic Solutions recently released a video to help educate the community about the latest student safety initiative. The video explains how the CrossingGuard school bus stop arm safety solutions works. On average, each school bus is illegally passed once every day and, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 20 children under the age of 19 …
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Cobb Police are looking for two black males of thin build in their late teens or early 20s in connection with an armed robbery.
Cobb police are looking for two black males in their late teens or early 20s after an armed robbery at Kenwood Creek Apartments Thursday, March 22. The victim was walking alone outside his apartment complex when he was ambushed by two men of thin build wearing dark-colored clothing. They pushed the victim to the ground, but he resisted. In the struggle he was stabbed with what police are calling an unknown type of edged weapon. The perpetrators took the victim's cash and cell phone and fled the scene. The victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 770-499-3945.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Atlanta Road near Paces Ferry Road is partially blocked while police investigate the scene.
Update Feb. 24: Charles H. Collins, a 66-year-old Smyrna man, was struck by a vehicle and killed Thursday, Feb. 23 at approximately 6:55 p.m. near the intersection of Atlanta and Paces Ferry roads, Cobb police said. According to investigators, Collins was trying to cross Atlanta Road from the west shoulder to the east shoulder when he was struck by a white 2004 Chevrolet Silverado as it traveled southbound. The driver of the vehicle was 25-year-old Nicholas W. Bryant of Carrolton, Ga. Bryant was not injured and is not expected to charged. Collins was taken to Emory Adventist Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Original Story Feb. 23: Cobb Police have partially closed off Atlanta Road near the intersection of Paces Ferry Road while they…
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
The driver of a white, Ford F-150 hit the girl near Country Pine Apartments and fled the scene.
Cobb police seek a hit-and-run driver who struck a 7-year-old girl with a white, Ford F-150 early Wednesday morning. Sgt. Dana Pierce, Cobb Police Department's public information officer, did not release the girl’s name, but said she was alert and responsive. She’s being treated for injuries to her arm and head, which are not believed to be serious. The incident occurred about 6:45 a.m. near Country Pine Apartments on Booth Road off South Cobb Drive in Marietta. Pierce said anyone with information about the incident should call 911.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
There is a “great police department here (in Cobb), but we do have some problems,” Bill Mull said at Tim Lee's town hall meeting on Monday.
With almost five years since a pay increase for county employees, Cobb is losing members of its police force to other agencies, retired Deputy Police Chief Bill Mull told Cobb CommissionChairman Tim Lee during Monday night's town hall meeting. There is a “great police department here (in Cobb), but we do have some problems,” said Mull, who spent 42 years on the force, retiring in 2008, and is the president of Cobb’s Fraternal Order of Police chapter. He added: “We spend lots of money recruiting employees, we spend lots of money a year training them … and then we lose them to go to other agencies.” Mull said new municipalities, like those in northern Fulton County, are “stealing our employees.” For Cobb, recent furloughs were “negative,” …
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Cobb Police Officer and Spokesman Mike Bowman offers tips for Cobb residents who want to start neighborhood watch groups.
Cobb Police Officer Mike Bowman offers tips on how to start a neighborhood watch. Also, check out recent tips from Cobb Police on how to stay safe while shopping during the holidays. 1. Download the Citizens Awareness Program brochure from the following: http://police.cobbcountyga.gov/downloads/citizen_awareness.pdf 2. Get at least 50 percent of the homeowners or apartment residents in your subdivision, neighborhood or apartment community to sign the Neighborhood Watch Petition, which is included in the above mentioned brochure. (The petition needs to include the name, address and phone number for each petitioner). 3. Fax the completed petition to 770-499-4196 to the attention of the Crime Prevention Unit OR mail the petition to 140 N. …
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
The Cobb Police Department is urging citizens to be alert to discourage thieves and avoid becoming victims.
The following is the Cobb Police Department Precinct 4's November PENS (Police Email Notification System) bulletin, which communicates with citizens and businesses about safety and security matters. This bulletin offers tips on how holiday shoppers can reduce the risk of being victimized by thieves. And from Midtown Patch, see this article outlining how thieves aren't shy when it comes to snatching your stuff at local coffee shops. With the onset of the holidays comes a stronger presence from thieves trying to take advantage of the season in their own way. Shoppers will be out in full force and so will the thieves. And although there will also be an increased law enforcement presence, we simply cannot be everywhere at once. The intent…