Wednesday, May 22, 2013
About 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, two masked men robbed the Northeast Cobb Krystal restaurant Tuesday at gunpoint.
The Cobb County Police Department is looking for the two masked men who robbed the Northeast Cobb Krystal restaurant at gunpoint. About 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, two men entered the franchise's Canton Road location, said Officer Mike Bowman, the spokesman for the department. One of the suspects had a long gun with a wood finish. The other was armed with either a large handgun or a small rifle. They demanded money, received an undisclosed amount of cash and ran northbound on Canton Road. The first suspect is described as a light-skinned black man with hazel eyes. The second suspect is described as a 6-foot-3, dark-skinned black man with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a dirty, zip-up gray hoodie, Bowman said. Anyone with information about …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
One was already in custody on a number of unrelated drug charges when the warrant was issued Thursday. Another was in the county jail as recently as April 24.
Warrants have been issued for the arrest of two people in connection with an April 5 home burglary. Kendall Newsome of Roswell was already in custody on a number of unrelated drug charges when the warrant was issued Thursday. He was released early this evening after spending 40 days in the Cobb County Adult Detention Center. The other suspect, John Bradley Whitten of East Cobb, was in the county jail as recently as April 24 on unrelated drug and traffic charges. Around 6 p.m. April 5, Newsome allegedly sent a text message to Whitten asking if he wanted to make money, according to Cobb County criminal warrants. In another text sent about 40 minutes later, Newsome wrote that he was in the neighborhood and asked Whitten "to let him know when …
The latest incident reports from the Northeast Cobb area.
Sunday, May 12 Criminal property damage was reported in the 1600 block of Gresham Road. Auto parts were stolen from a vehicle in the 2600 block of Morgan Road. Criminal property damage was reported in the 4300 block of Dunmore Road. A burglary via a forced entry was reported at a non-residence in the 2800 block of Canton Road. Monday, May 13 A burglary via a forced entry was reported at a residence in the 3200 block of Catkin Court. A burglary via a forced entry was reported at a residence in the 700 block of Atlanta Country Club Drive. A burglary via a forced entry was reported at a residence in the 2800 block of Stacy Court. A theft by taking incident was reported in the 1600 block of Pintail Point. A theft by taking incident was …
Monday, May 20, 2013
A Northeast Cobb resident has been charged with criminal damage to property in the second degree.
A Northeast Cobb man has been arrested in connection with a brush fire behind an Acworth business. About 3:19 p.m. on May 14, Cobb County Fire & Emergency Services responded to a brush fire behind Practix MFG LLC, 4000 Cantrell Road, that had been extinguished by employees. During the initial investigation, officials found "no identifiable accidental ignition in or around the fire origin," according to a Cobb County criminal warrant. When Cobb fire investigators returned to the scene on May 16 to interview Practix employees who discovered and reported the fire, Joseph Michael Pilgrim told them "that smoking was probably the cause of the fire," then led them to a pile of cigarette butts that "were not present at the time of the original …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Classes begin this weekend; you must be 16 years or older to participate.
What do you do when professional emergency responders are not immediately available during disasters? Starting this Saturday, Cobb County residents can learn basic disaster response skills to prepare them for scenarios like this. The Community Emergency Response Team Program offers 20 hours of free training to qualified participants. Applicants must be at least 16 years old; pass a criminal background check; and live, work, or worship in Cobb. To apply for CERT Initial Training, send the CERT Initial Training Application and a copy of your Georgia driver's license to email@example.com.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The latest incident reports from Northeast Cobb.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, May 14
Sunday, May 5 A theft by taking incident was reported in the 1500 block of Nuthatch Court. A burglary was reported via a forced entry at a residence in the 600 block of Terrell Mill Road. Criminal property damage was reported in the 1900 block of River Forest Drive. A theft by taking incident was reported in the 2900 block of Shallowford Road. A theft by taking incident was reported in the 1500 block of Collingwood Drive. Monday, May 6 A entering auto incident was reported in the 1700 block of Blackwillow Drive. An entering auto incident was reported in the 2500 block of Sandy Plains Road. An entering auto incident was reported in the 4100 block of Summit Drive. Tuesday, May 7 A theft by taking incident was reported in the 1100 block of …
Monday, May 13, 2013
About 10:54 a.m. today, the SunTrust Bank at 1755 Mars Hill Rd. was robbed, and a black woman drove away from the scene. Authorities pursued the woman all the way to Mt. Paran Road, where she wrecked her vehicle.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
The suicide rate for people aged 35 to 64 increased 30 percent from 1999 to 2010, the New York Times reports.
Are Americans in the middle of their lives being stretched to the breaking point? The first decade of this century witnessed a dramatic rise in suicides among middle-aged people, The New York Times reports. The increase, about 30 percent among 35- to 64-year olds, has raised the question of whether "a generation of baby boomers who have faced years of economic worry and easy access to prescription painkillers may be particularly vulnerable to self-inflicted harm," according to the Times. The paper cites a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official who says the financial and family situations of baby boomers might be creating unique stresses, such as taking care both of their aging parents and their young adult children. The …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Marietta Police recently conducted the checks.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Friday, May 10
The following businesses in Northeast Cobb recently passed alcohol compliance checks conducted by the Marietta Police Department: They were among the 45 businesses visited, a number of them in the East Cobb and Northeast Cobb areas. The compliance check results were released to the public Wednesday. Harry's Farmers Market and Dave and Busters are among six East Cobb businesses located in the city of Marietta that have been cited for selling alcohol to minors. Also failing alcohol compliance checks include the Mink's Package Store, North Marietta Elite Package Store and Racetrac location on Delk Road, as well as the El Ranchero restaurant at 562 Cobb Parkway South. During the checks, underage buyers working with police attempted to purchase…
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Jody Wilson faces charges in connection with a similar threat in January.
The man arrested Tuesday after a bomb threat forced the evacuation of courthouses in Cobb and Cherokee counties faces five new charges in connection with a similar threat in January. Cherokee investigators had already secured arrest warrants for Jody Wilson for the Jan. 2 and May 7 threats. Cobb authorities stopped short of linking him to the earlier threat, and only charged him in connection with Tuesday's incident. Today, that changed. In Cobb, Wilson faces charges that include two counts of transmitting a false public alarm; two counts of preventing or disrupting lawful meetings, gatherings or processions; two counts of intimidation or injury of grand or petit or court officers; two counts of false statements in writing; and two counts …