CRIME & SAFETY
Two Crisp County deputies awarded Act of Heroism Award following active shooting at local bar
CRISP COUNTY, Ga. (WGXA) -- Two Crisp County Deputies are being honored by the state in recognition of bravery they have displayed in the line of duty. In October of 2022, Deputy Kendall Evans and Corporal Jack Masters rushed into an active shooter scenario at the 16 East Bar and Grill in Cordele that left multiple people wounded and arrested the shooter. The scene was extremely active at the time, with patrons of the bar still crowding the doors to escape.
Man facing criminal charges after driving onto Cordele Christmas Parade route
CORDELE, Ga. (WALB) - A suspect is facing several charges related to driving and almost hitting pedestrians in Thursday night’s Cordele Christmas Parade, according to the Cordele Police Department. On Thursday at 6:30 p.m., Cordele police officers were at the 8th Ave and 7th St. intersection, blocking traffic for...
Honda driver skirts officers mid-parade in south Georgia, charged with reckless driving, police say
A Louisville, Ga. driver was arrested Thursday after driving his Honda Civic around law enforcement officers during a Christmas Parde in Cordele.
Man arrested in Crisp County for breaking into multiple vehicles
CRISP COUNTY, Ga. (WGXA) -- A man from Rochelle, Georgia was arrested Thursday for entering multiple vehicles throughout Crisp County, as well as other thefts. On November 30th, 2023, Two calls were received, around 1:30 a.m. and 2:00 a.m., both related to vehicle break-ins. Crisp County Sheriff's Deputies began patrolling...
Sheriff Billy Hancock honored as a Champion of Education at Chattahoochee-Flint Regional Education Service Agencies (CFRESA) Recognition Luncheon
Staff Reports The Crisp County School System is proud to announce that Sheriff Billy Hancock was recognized as a Champion of Education at the Chattahoochee-Flint Regional Education Service Agencies (RESA) Recognition Luncheon. “Sheriff Billy Hancock is both a Champion for Education and a Champion of our entire community. He brings a lifetime of experience to […] The post Sheriff Billy Hancock honored as a Champion of Education at Chattahoochee-Flint Regional Education Service Agencies (CFRESA) Recognition Luncheon appeared first on Cordele Dispatch.
Update: Cordele Police Department Arrested Shooter has been released
Staff Reports On 11-26-2023, an officer was flagged down while on patrol in the area of Enmark on N 7th St by a motorist who told the officer that he had just been shot. The victim, who was alert and able to communicate, told the officer that his nephew had shot him. Emergency first aid […] The post Update: Cordele Police Department Arrested Shooter has been released appeared first on Cordele Dispatch.
The disappearance of eight-year-old Last Seen Playing Outside in Georgia On September 4, 1998
Unadilla, Georgia, a small town where everyone knows each other, was thrust into the spotlight with the disappearance of eight-year-old Shy’Kemmia Pate in 1998. This unexpected event shattered the peace of this close-knit community and has remained an unsolved mystery ever since.
Cobb Public Safety Asks for $1.5M for Added Security at All-Star Game
MARIETTA — The Cobb Department of Public Safety is asking the Cobb Board of Commissioners to approve $1.5 million for added security during the 2025 MLB All-Star Game at Truist Park. League Commissioner Rob Manfred announced earlier this month the game would come to Cobb, four years after MLB yanked it from Truist Park in response to the GOP-controlled Georgia General Assembly passing, and Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signing, Senate Bill 202, the controversial voting law which Democrats criticized as tantamount to voter suppression. President...
Family of missing Georgia girl not giving up hope she'll be found 25 years after disappearance
UNADILLA, Ga. - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is helping a new photo will help them find a girl who has been missing for decades. It's been 25 years since Sky’Kemmia "Shy Shy" Pate disappeared from the front porch of her family's home in Unadilla, Georgia. On the evening...
Cobb business owner hopes thieves who stole thousands of dollars of equipment are found
A Cobb County landscaper hopes the thieves who took more than $10,000 of his equipment see justice.
Local Smyrna Resident Sentenced to 30 Years for Child Molestation Charges
On November 17, 2023, Cobb County District Attorney Flynn D. Broady, Jr. stated that Carlos Eduardo Diaz, a 38-year-old Smyrna, Georgia resident, admitted guilt to child molestation and aggravated molestation charges. Diaz received a 30-year sentence from Cobb Superior Court Judge Angela Z. Brown, with 15 years in prison and the remaining 15 years on probation.
PHOTOS: These Georgia children and teens all vanished and haven't been seen since
These children all vanished in Georgia Shy'kemmia Pate, now 34 Missing since Sept. 4, 1998 from Unadilla, Ga. She was 8 years old when she vanisehd. Foul play is suspected. (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children)
One Arrested After Attempting to Elude
Staff Reports CRISP COUNTY- November 17, 2023 On November 16, 2023, a Crisp County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a white Ford Escape on GA HWY 300 near Old Albany Road for speeding. While the Sheriff’s Deputy requested license and registration information, he smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the […] The post One Arrested After Attempting to Elude appeared first on Cordele Dispatch.
Crisp County Sheriff’s Office receives 1st place in the Governor’s Challenge
Staff Reports – Crisp County Sheriff’s Office Crisp County Sheriff’s Office received 1st Place in the Governor’s Challenge Category 4 at the Annual Georgia GOHS Governor’s Challenge Banquet that was held November 17th, 2023 in Macon. Crisp County Sheriff’s Office was also recognized in the special category awards for Bike/Pedestrian Safety. Sheriff Hancock also had […] The post Crisp County Sheriff’s Office receives 1st place in the Governor’s Challenge appeared first on Cordele Dispatch.
2 people wanted in Georgia for breaking into cars and fraud, police say
A man and a woman are wanted by Cordele police for breaking into cars and committing fraud with financial transaction cards.