Lights and Sirens

Car crashes into Party City

Party city car crash Photo/Bethan Adams

A 72-year-old woman crashed her car into Party City in Fayetteville Friday afternoon, October 24.
According to Fayetteville police detective Mike Whitlow, the woman was pulling into a parking spot and thought she pressed the brakes, but hit the accelerator instead, propelling her car up and over the curb.
The car dented the doorframe and shattered the window. Bystanders and store employees said the driver hit a row of shopping carts inside the store, as well.
“If the carts weren’t in there, then she might have crashed through to the register,” Party City employee Timilya Clark said. Read More»

Sniffing out crime

Sniffing out crime

Demonstrating a drug-sniffing dog’s capabilities is a Fayette County Sheriff’s Department deputy participating in the Oct. 7 National Night Out. The event is an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. Photo/Submitted.

Two injured in Hwy. 74 collision

A motorcyclist and a pedestrian were life-flighted Oct. 15 after an Indiana man was struck while in the roadway on Ga. Highway 74 North in Peachtree City. Read More»

Cart safety path check results in three citations

Peachtree City Police CPl. Chris Hyatt checks a golf cart registration at a cart path safety check conducted Oct. 15. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Peachtree City Police Dept. conducted a cart path safety check in multiple locations on Oct. 15. With 233 citizens contacted, the Wednesday afternoon safety check was sixth check in the past eight weeks.

Department spokesperson Odilia Bergh said the Wednesday safety check was conducted by three teams at two locations each. The focus of the safety check was to verify golf carts registrations and identify underage drivers, Bergh said.

In total, 233 citizen contacted with three citations issues for underage operation of a golf cart/allowing minors to drive, said Bergh. Read More»

PTC cops give OK on suspicious device

Peachtree City Police gave the all-clear on an investigation into a suspicious device found Tuesday morning in the area of Hidden Spring and Smokerise Point.

Police earlier in the morning urged motorists to avoid traveling in the area.

Spokesman Mark Brown at 9:25 a.m. said police and fire officials were at the scene investigating a suspicious device found in the area.

PTC cops issue traffic alert for Robinson Rd./Crosstown Rd. area

Peachtree City Police at 10:15 a.m. Thursday issued a traffic alert advising motorists that a gas line rupture has been reported in the area of Tapestry Trace in the vicinity of Robinson Road and Crosstown Road.

Couple survives crash landing at Starr’s Mill HS

Bystanders survey the aftermath of an Oct. 5 crash landing on an unused practice field at Starr’s Mill High School. Photo/Ben Nelms.

UPDATED FOR PRINT EDITION — An Atlanta couple was injured Oct. 5 when their single-engine plane crash landed on a practice field at Starr’s Mill High School in southwest Fayette County.

Sheriff Barry Babb said the occupants of the single-engine, turboprop aircraft were 66-year-old pilot Shelby McCaleb and his wife, 57-year-old Cynthia McCaleb. Read More»

Two injured in Oct. 5 crash landing at Starr's Mill High School practice field

An Atlanta couple was transported to area hospitals Oct. 5 after their single-engine plane crash landed on an unused practice field at Starr’s Mill High School. Photo/Ben Nelms.

An Atlanta couple was injured Oct. 5 when their single-engine plane crash landed on a practice field at Starr’s Mill High School in southwest Fayette County.

Sheriff Barry Babb said the occupants of the single-engine, turboprop aircraft were 66-year-old pilot Shelby McCaleb and his wife, 57-year-old Cynthia McCaleb.

Babb said both were conscious and alert and assisted responders exiting them from the plane. Shelby McCaleb was transported by ambulance to Piedmont Fayette Hospital while Cynthia McCaleb was transported by ambulance to Atlanta Medical Center. Read More»

Cops investigate suicide, close busy Crosstown Rd.

UPDATED OCT. 2, 2014 — Police have determined that the man found dead Sept. 29 at Rockspray Pond Park in southern Peachtree City was the victim of a self-inflicted wound.

The subsequent investigation closed Crosstown Drive from Cameron Trail to South Peachtree Parkway to all traffic during a busy part of Monday afternoon, causing schoolbuses to be diverted.

The name of the man was not disclosed by police.

Here's the department's press release: Read More»

Runaway trailer costs F’ville woman her life

Tiphanie Fletcher, 25, of Fayetteville was traveling southbound last Friday on Ga. Highway 92 near Pond Trace when a trailer being towed by a Chevy Silverado traveling northbound came unhooked and crossed over into the southbound lane striking her Read More»

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