CRIME & SAFETY
Veterans Roofing owner arrested finds new roof overhead at Troup County Jail
ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - A Gwinnett County Roofing contractor, recently profiled in a Better Call Harry and Atlanta News First investigation, spent the week before Thanksgiving in jail. Thomas Bouhan was arrested in Forsyth County and transferred a week later to the Troup County Jail. He is charged...
Man saves entire apartment complex from fire
Several neighbors from the city of Cumming reached out to FOX 5 Atlanta, saying they're grateful Marlon Priest was observant and quick on his feet. If he weren't, there's no telling how many people would be out of a home for the holidays. He warned them all that their apartment complex was on fire.
Domestic dispute turned into SWAT standoff in Forsyth County, multiple weapons seized, deputies say
On Saturday, a domestic incident turned into a brief SWAT standoff.
Forsyth County deputy asks community to send daughter cards as she faces health battle
Deputy Nathan Burks said his daughter Adeline was born on Oct. 25. A high-risk pregnancy marked her arrival.
Family loses home in Forsyth County after fire
Forsyth County Fire says it happened just before 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday on Emerald Pointe Lane.
Smash-and-grab burglars target Forsyth County jewelry store in 6-figure heist
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. - Hundreds of thousands of dollars in jewelry were stolen in a smash-and-grab burglary at a store in Forsyth County. Early Friday morning, crooks broke into Simon D Jewelers on Peachtree Parkway. One guy smashed display cases while the others grabbed high-end watches, engagement rings, and necklaces.
Fire breaks out at popular Blue Ridge restaurant in north Georgia, officials say
Fire breaks out at popular Blue Ridge restaurant in north Georgia, officials say.
Theft investigation leads to SWAT standoff at Cherokee County home
Three people were arrested after a theft investigation led to a SWAT standoff at a Cherokee County home.
Fire heavily damages Dawson County restaurant
Dawson County Emergency Services responded to a reported structure fire on Saturday night at approximately 10;30 p.m. A release from Dawson County Chief Troy Leist says their crews arrived minutes later to find heavy smoke and fire from the rear of the building occupied by the operators of Ruby's Recipes restaurant.
Cherokee County SWAT Standoff Ends With Arrest: What We Know
The Gist: A SWAT standoff in Ball Ground concluded with the arrest of James Haley, 31, who police say had barricaded himself in a home following a probation violation. 📍 Impact on Residents: The community of Ball Ground, experienced a tense situation as a SWAT standoff unfolded in their area, leading to road closures and increased law enforcement presence.
Deputies arrest woman following family dispute
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County deputies arrested a 46-year-old Gainesville woman Nov. 9 who allegedly stole her mother’s vehicle after throwing a plate at her cousin during an argument at a home on Odyssey Trail. The victim reported Nov. 8 she confronted the suspect because she was...
Johns Creek police looking for ‘critically missing’ 78-year-old man
Johns Creek police are asking the public to be on the lookout for a critically missing 78-year-old man.
Surgery patient arrested for writing bad check
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County deputies arrested a 55-year-old Grantville woman Nov. 8 in association with a 2020 check fraud case at a plastic surgery office on Deputy Bill Cantrell Memorial Road. The office manager reported in August 2020 that the suspect had come in for a procedure...
Porch pirate nabbing packages off Roswell, Forsyth County doorsteps
Investigators are encouraging anyone who thinks their package might have disappeared to watch the footage from a doorbell camera. They say if you have video of the man in the photo they released, or anyone else, stealing your packages, to contact the sheriff’s office.
Cumming man charged for obscuring license plate
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County deputies arrested a 48-year-old Cumming man off Ga. 9 and Post Road Nov. 6 for allegedly obscuring his expired license plate. Deputies patrolling the intersection reported spotting the truck around 11 p.m. with an illegible license plate because of a tinted tag cover.
Local law enforcement agencies awarded grants to battle gangs
ATLANTA — Law enforcement agencies in Roswell, Alpharetta, Forsyth County and Fulton County are among the recipients of a new state grant designed to target gangs. The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency announced the selections of a competitive Gang Activity Prosecution Grant Nov. 13. The state agency...
Deputies arrest couple for alleged wallet theft
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County deputies arrested a Duluth couple Oct. 31 who allegedly stole a woman’s wallet at Lidl on Peachtree Parkway. The victim reported a male suspect asked her if she spoke Spanish while she was shopping, and he asked her about a cheese she was standing nearby. She said she saw a Lidl employee running down the aisle and shouting at someone to stop.
Forsyth Sheriff's Office will train at shuttered Midway Elementary
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office will use the soon-to-be closed Midway Elementary School as a training facility for deputies and police officers across Metro Atlanta. Sheriff Ron Freeman said the agreement will increase public safety presence near Post Road and Denmark High School in south...