Gov. Brian Kemp signed legislation Wednesday, Aug. 5, aimed at protecting police and other first responders from bias-motivated crimes in Georgia, capping a series of controversial moves by state Republican leaders that nearly derailed passage of a separate bill outlawing hate crimes.
You’re driving down the road, you glance in your rearview and see a police officer following you, lights flashing. Maybe there’s a short blast of a siren. You’re being signaled to pull over.
♦ Smith, Jessica Jade, 39, 4325 Greenbriar Road, East Ridge, Tenn., removing/affixing tag with intent to conceal identity of vehicle, driving while license suspended or revoked (first offense)
Online selling and buying sites are a goldmine of opportunity for people who are up to no good, from scammers to thieves to murderers, because so many of the transactions require people to meet in person to exchange goods and money.
Keith, Bradley Michael, 27, of 117 2nd Street, Rossville, Ga., arrested for fugitive status.Britt, Brendon Michael, 25, of 935 Cloud Springs Road, Apt. 105, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., arrested on charge of possession of marijuana less than 1 oz.Gentry, Charles W, 50, of 9425 Bennie Lane, Ooltewah…
The Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force, with the assistance of multiple agencies, was able to infiltrate an area drug trafficking organization and determine the pipeline of illegal narcotics being distributed in the judicial circuit in Operation Fairview Sunset.
♦ Fouts, Zachary Patrick, 26, of 1881 Pope Creek Road, Wildwood, Georgia, arrested on charges of DUI, expired registration, and failure to maintain lane.
COVID-19 has impacted every government agency in the country, from councils and commissions to police and fire services, social services, courts, recreation departments, schools and more.
♦ Stanbery JR., Charles Edward, 51, of 378 Franklin Circle, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., arrested on charge of driving while license suspended/revoked.
ACWORTH — A person of interest in a fatal shooting outside an Acworth motel Friday night, June 26, has been found, authorities said, while a second person is still being sought.
Blood Assurance has announced that Walker County Sheriff’s Office has won the Battle of the Badges 2020 blood drive, the fourth win for Walker out of a total of six drives held.
Two people died in Catoosa County Tuesday night, June 4, when a vehicle theft suspect fled police and crashed into another vehicle, killing the suspect and the driver of the other vehicle.
♦ Thomas, William Jackson, 45, of 106 Bluebird Road, Ringgold, GA arrested on charges of driving while license suspended/revoked and giving false name to officers.
Investigators with the Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office have determined that a vehicle fire in Walker County was intentionally set. The fire occurred shortly after 2:15 p.m. on Monday, May 18.
A 79-year-old man from LaFayette died after a two-vehicle crash on Highway 53 in Calhoun in front of the KFC and Ruby Tuesday on Saturday afternoon, May 16.
Pesnell, Richard Allen, 32, of 2301 Cleo Avenue, Chattanooga, TN arrested on charge of theft by shoplifting.Jackson, Michael Lee, 60, of 17 Jan Drive, Ringgold, GA arrested on charge of theft by shoplifting.Taylor, Ronald Ray, 67, of 2522 Wessex Lane, Chattanooga, TN arrested on charges of c…
Fire crews from Catoosa County, Walker County and the city of East Ridge assisted firefighters from the city of Rossville in putting out a structural fire that ignited early Friday morning on MacFarland Avenue near the West Lake Avenue intersection.
♦ Pritchett, Dustin Lee, 31, of 803 Wayside Drive, Fort Oglethorpe, GA arrested on charges of possession of Schedule II-Methamphetamine, unsecured load, license to be carried and exhibited on demand.
A pallet of siding was recently stolen from a residential construction site in a subdivision off Rossville’s Mack Smith Road, police say.
A 17-foot utility trailer and various vehicle parts were recently swiped during burglary of a Catoosa County home, police say.
Hundreds of dollars worth of tools, equipment, and personal belongings was recently stolen during burglary of a Catoosa County home, police say.
A 12-gauge shotgun and a video game console were recently stolen from Catoosa County home after the suspect(s) broke a window in order to gain entry, police say.
♦ Holmes, Jimmy Ray, 45, 109 Schmitt Lane, Rossville, abandonment of certain dangerous drugs, poisons, or controlled substances, possession and use of drug-related objects, possession of marijuana (less than 1 oz.), possession of meth
After more than a year and a half of work, the city of Ringgold has approved a resolution adopting its new policy handbook for the police department.
Around 11:30 p.m. on March 5, the LaFayette Fire Department responded to a residential fire off of Fortune Street in LaFayette. When emergency personnel made their way inside the home, they discovered the body of John Wiley, 23, in one of the bedrooms.