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Posted on: November 11, 2019

Shooting at Rocksprings Court

November 11, 2019 - Shooting at Rocksprings Court

At 2:03pm, ACCPD responded to a Shooting call in the 100 block of Rocksprings Court.When officers arrived, they located a female victim (38 YOA) inside her residence who had been
struck by gunfire. Wit...

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Police Department News
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Madison County Deputy Arrested (& UPDATES)

UPDATE: November 11, 2019
Victim’s Name Released

The victim in this incident has been identified as 26-year-old Benjamin Lloyd Cloer of
Athens, Georgia. The next of kin has been notified.

November 11, 2019 

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Police Department News
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Social Media Threat Leads to Juvenile Complaint

November 8, 2019
Social Media Threat Leads to Juvenile Complaint

On November 7th, detectives submitted and obtained a juvenile complaint for a Clarke
County School District (CCSD) middle school student. The complaint stems from an October 30thschool ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: November 1, 2019

ACCPD Searching for Burglary Suspect (& UPDATES)

For Immediate Release
UPDATE: 11-1-19, 6:00pmSuspect Turns Himself in to the Clarke County Jail

Earlier this afternoon, Bryson Hamilton turned himself in to the Clarke County Jail and wasbooked on 23 charges. The ACCPD appreciates the assistance of ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: October 26, 2019

Officer Involved Shooting – Royale Rd. (& UPDATES)

For Immediate Release
UPDATE: October 28, 2019

The male subject involved in the Royale Rd. Officer Involved Shooting has been
identified as Nan Zhao, age 45, of Athens. The officers involved are Sgt. Matt Smith who hasbeen with the ACCPD for 14 years...

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Police Department News
Posted on: October 26, 2019

Suspect Wanted for Questioning (& UPDATES)

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For Immediate Release UPDATE – October 31, 2019 - Oconee Street Suspect Faces Additional Charges 

This morning, Jose Antonio Ramirez was formally charged in connection to an incident that occurred in an apartment residence on the 300 blo...

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Police Department News
Posted on: October 23, 2019

A Spooky Good Time with the ACCPD this Saturday

Employee-only Haunted House at ACCPD

This Saturday, October 26th, ACCPD’s East Precinct Training Room will be transformed into a Haunted House. Tours of the spooky space will be open to the public on Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm for children under 10 and from 2 pm to 8 pm for all ages. For ad...

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Police Department News
Posted on: October 14, 2019

Officer Involved Shooting – Chalfont Drive (& UPDATES)

UPDATE UPDATE: Press Release October 24, 2019 Chalfont Drive Officer Involved Shooting Body Cam Footage Released 

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department has released the body camera footage
from the October 14th Officer Involved Shooting on C...

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Police Department News
Posted on: October 14, 2019

UPDATE: October 14, 2019 – ACCPD Releases Sketch of Pope Street Suspect

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UPDATE: October 14, 2019 – ACCPD Releases Sketch of Pope Street Suspect

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying the suspect portrayed in a sketch released today. According to detectives, the suspect possibly h...

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Police Department News
Posted on: October 10, 2019

Armed Robbery on Pope Street

UPDATE: October 11, 2019 - Request for Video Surveillance Footage

ACCPD is asking businesses and homeowners in the South Pope St area to review theirsurveillance or security video from October 10th. Detectives hope to identify the two
individuals seen...

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Police Department News
Posted on: October 10, 2019

Joint Press Release: ACCPD Issues Juvenile Complaint for CCSD Student

On October 9, 2019, a Clarke County School District (CCSD) student became distressed
during class and made a verbal threat that referenced a weapon. The student was removedfrom the classroom and the threat was immediately communicated to the CCSD admin...

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Police Department News
Posted on: October 5, 2019

Officer Involved Shooting – 190 Baxter Drive

UPDATE UPDATE: October 5th Officer Involved Shooting Body Cam Video Released

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department has released the body camera footage from the Officer Involved Shooting on October 5th. The incident took place at 190 Baxter Drive. In ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: September 30, 2019

Entering Auto Arrests

At approximately 1:30 am on September 30th , officers responded to an Entering Auto that took place in the 200 block of Morning Drive. Witnesses provided a description of two males that entered a vehicle on Morning Drive. A witness confronted the suspects...

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Police Department News
Posted on: September 25, 2019

ACCPD Warns Public of Homemade Vaping Cartridges

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In light of recent health-claims related to vaping, ACCPD would like to warn citizens to
use caution when purchasing vape cartridges as they may be tainted with THC and otherchemicals.

Earlier this week, ACCPD executed a search warrant that resulted i...

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Police Department News
Posted on: September 23, 2019

Two Entering Auto Subjects Apprehended

Concerned citizens have led to the apprehension of two Entering Auto subjects over a couple of days.

On September 21st, 2019, ACCPD Officers responded to a call from a concerned citizen regarding a black male wearing a blue windbreaker and athletic shorts ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Suspect Shoots Himself near Baxter Street

On September 12th at approximately 10:30 pm, ACCPD was investigating a domestic dispute in the 100 block of Baxter Drive. ACCPD attempted to stop an individual who was believed to be involved.

The male suspect, 26-year-old Athens’ resident, fled from the o...

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Police Department News
Posted on: September 25, 2019

Warrants Issued for Londell Nunn, Jr. for Armed Robberies

Recently, ACCPD obtained warrants for two counts Armed Robbery for Londell Nunn, Jr.
for incidents that occurred earlier this month.

After investigating the robberies, ACCPD determined that Nunn was responsible for therobberies which occurred on Septemb...

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Police Department News
Posted on: October 10, 2019

ACCPD Warns Public of Homemade Vaping Cartridges

In light of recent health-claims related to vaping, ACCPD would like to warn citizens to
use caution when purchasing vape cartridges as they may be tainted with THC and otherchemicals.

Earlier this week, ACCPD executed a search warrant that resulted in ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: September 23, 2019

Two Entering Auto Subjects Apprehended

Concerned citizens have led to the apprehension of two Entering Auto subjects over a couple of days.

On September 21st, 2019, ACCPD Officers responded to a call from a concerned citizen
regarding a black male wearing a blue windbreaker and athletic shorts...

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Police Department News
Posted on: September 3, 2019

Burglary at Hawthorne Avenue Restaurant

At approximately 4:45 am on September 3rd
, ACCPD was dispatched to a Burglary thatoccurred at a fast food restaurant at 999 Hawthorne Avenue. Upon arrival, ACCPD met with an
employee who, upon arrival for work, noticed a broken window in the back of ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Lay Coach Arrested for Misdemeanor Battery

On August 30, 2019, ACCPD obtained a warrant for one count of Misdemeanor Battery
against Anthony Lonon, a Clarke County School District employee. The battery charge stemsfrom an incident between Lonon and a student athlete after a football practice. L...

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Police Department News
Posted on: September 4, 2019

Gun Confiscated at Clarke Central High School

Earlier today, our School Resource Officer (SRO) at Clarke Central High School was made aware that a student on school grounds was in possession of a pistol. Together, our SRO along with school administrators located and isolated the student. The gun was ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: October 14, 2019

Family Honors ACCPD, GBI, and PARMC

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At a ceremony on September 5th, Carmen and Dean Dabney honored the Athens-Clarke
County Police Department, Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center, and the Georgia Bureauof Investigation with donations for their combined efforts in the case of UGA stud...

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Police Department News
Posted on: September 10, 2019

Three Pedestrian Accidents – ACCPD Reminds Pedestrians to Use Caution

Over the past three days, there have been three Pedestrian Accidents in Athens-Clarke
County. Two pedestrians died and one is in a local hospital in serious condition.

In the first incident on September 7th at approximately 11:39 pm, Willie Sims (52,Ath...

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Police Department News
Posted on: September 11, 2019

UPDATE: Response to Shooting Incident in 600 Block of College Avenue

UPDATE – September 11, 2019

After an ACCPD investigation, Oscar Zarco (29, Athens) was arrested for Battery, 2 counts of Cruelty to Children in the 3rd Degree, and Aggressive Driving. According to witnesses and our investigation, the incident stemmed from ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: September 10, 2019

Response to Shooting Incident in 600 Block of College Avenue

At 9:15 am this morning, ACCPD responded to a possible shooting in the 600 block of
College Avenue. 

As word of the shooting spread in the community, several schools andbusinesses in the area made the determination to place their facilities on ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: September 11, 2019

Conerly Arrested for Shooting on Spring Valley Road

After an ACCPD investigation, Adam Conerly (31, Winterville) was arrested and charged
with Aggravated Assault and two counts of Criminal Damage to Property, 2nd Degree in an incident which took place on September 5, 2019.

ACCPD responded to the incident...

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Police Department News
Posted on: September 11, 2019

9-1-1 Call Leads to Burglary Arrest

On September 9th at approximately 12:40 pm, ACCPD responded to a call from a
resident in the 100 block of Biscayne Drive who witnessed two male suspects running downCavalier Road, one carrying a rifle. As our Communications Officers continued to speak ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: August 23, 2019

Concerned Citizens Aid ACCPD in Entering Auto Arrests

In the early morning hours of August 23, 2019, concerned residents reported multiple
Entering Auto incidents which led to arrests.

In the first incident, at approximately 12:48 am, ACCPD responded to 2360 West Broad
St. (University Oaks), where a witne...

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Police Department News
Posted on: October 15, 2019

No Validity to Weapon Rumor at Hilsman Middle School

Earlier this morning, ACCPD was notified by the Clarke County School District (CCSD) of a weapon threat that occurred at Hilsman Middle School. CCSD received information that an unidentified student had a weapon on school grounds on August 21, 2019.

In con...

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Police Department News
Posted on: August 1, 2019

Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Awards Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic (H.E.A.T) Grant

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department is pleased to announce that in October of 2018 it was awarded a grant of $54,414.61 from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). The grant, which will continue through September of 2019, will he...

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 25, 2019

ACCPD Arrests Cooper for Carriage Court Homicide

During the evening hours of July 24th , ACCPD investigators took Kiresa Cooper into custody for the murder of Auriel Callaway. Cooper, a 27-year-old ACC resident, was arrested in Cobb County and transported to the Athens-Clarke County Jail where she was b...

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 15, 2019

ACCPD Promotes Three to Deputy Chief

ACCPD Chief of Police Cleveland Spruill recently announced that Jeff Clark, Mike Hunsinger, and
Jerry Saulters have been promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief. All three have extensive experience inlaw enforcement. Both Clark and Hunsinger previously se...

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 10, 2019

ACCPD Arrests Three for Counterfeit Currency

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On July 9, officers responded to a Forgery incident at 1143 King Avenue.
Employees of a food truck at the location indicated that a white female had passedmultiple counterfeit $20 bills during the day. Officers located and detained Athens’
r...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 27, 2019

ACCPD Arrests Home Invasion Suspects

On June 26, 2019, at 11:15 pm, ACCPD officers responded to a Home Invasion at an apartment complex at 595 Macon Highway. Communications Officers provided officers a description of three suspects. After searching the area, two adult suspects and one juveni...

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 3, 2019

Consumer Fireworks Regulations in Athens-Clarke County

Those celebrating July 4th with displays of fireworks should be safety conscious and aware of Athens-Clarke County Consumer Fireworks Regulations and applicable state laws. Here are several firework safety tips:

1) Children should not be allowed to handle ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 2, 2019

ACCPD Releases Body Cam Footage from July 1 Officer Involved Shooting

At a press conference this morning, ACCPD released body cam footage from the July 1st Officer Involved Shooting at 1005 Macon Highway. The officers involved in the incident are Senior Police Officer David Harrison (7 years with the ACCPD,) and Officer Cha...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 20, 2019

ACCPD Press Release Britt

This afternoon, the Athens-Clarke County Police Department learned that the
Lamar County Sheriff’s Office obtained two felony warrants against ACCPD OfficerRobert Britt for Terroristic Threats-Family Violence. Britt was booked on these
charg...

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Police Department News
Posted on: April 29, 2019

Burglary at Athens Gun Club

A local gun club was burglarized early Sunday morning when suspects drove a stolen vehicle through the front door of the business.

In the incident, ACCPD responded to a burglary alarm at Athens Gun Club on 115 Mill Center Blvd at 4:37 am on Sunday, April 2...

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Police Department News
Posted on: April 29, 2019

Arrest Warrant Issued for CCSD Teacher

The ACCPD conducted an investigation into a potentially inappropriate incident
between a Clarke County School District high school teacher and a student. Based on thatinvestigation, ACCPD obtained a Sexual Assault warrant for Kara Elizabeth Coalson (23...

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Police Department News
Posted on: April 22, 2019

Armed Robbery and Shooting on South Milledge Avenue

ACCPD responded to a Shooting call this morning at approximately 7:17 am
at 2165 South Milledge Avenue. While officers were en route, ACCPD receivedanother call for an Armed Robbery near the same location. When officers arrived,
they located the victi...

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Police Department News
Posted on: April 21, 2019

Officer Involved Shooting on Hull Road

Information that we know at this time indicates the following:
At approximately 11:40 pm on Saturday, April 20, ACCPD responded to aPeeping Tom call at a residence on Hull Road. ACCPD arrived and spoke to the
victim who identified a suspect. ACCPD off...

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Police Department News
Posted on: April 8, 2019

ACCPD Introduces Online Citizen Reporting System

Athens-Clarke County citizens can now submit certain types of incident
reports from any internet-enabled computer or mobile device through a new webbased reporting system. The Desktop Officer Reporting System (DORS) allows theACCPD to allocate resource...

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Police Department News
Posted on: April 5, 2019

ACCPD Ratcheting Up Efforts to Arrest Violent Criminals

Over the last three weeks, ACCPD officers and detectives have made significant
arrests in several murder cases.

In the latest incident on March 4, 2019, ACCPD arrested Marcel M. Oliver (51) of
Dorchester, Massachusetts, who is wanted for Murder and Hom...

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Police Department News
Posted on: April 2, 2019

UPDATE: Suspect Arrested and Charged with Murder

UPDATE: 4-2-19, 8:31 am
Suspect Arrested and Charged with MurderMarquavius Knox, 26-years-old of Athens, has been arrested and charged
with the murder of Jamelle Brightwell.APRIL 1, 2019
Hickman Drive HomicideOn April 1, 2019, at approximately 5:...

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Police Department News
Posted on: March 27, 2019

Officers Arrive During Aggravated Assault

ACCPD responded to an Aggravated Assault in progress and forced entry
into an apartment to prevent injury to a female victim. The incident occurred at anapartment on International Drive at approximately 11:35 pm on March 24, 2019. 

Officers arr...

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Police Department News
Posted on: March 19, 2019

Joshua Jackson and Derrick Ruff Update

Over the last three months, investigators from multiple law enforcement agencies have worked tirelessly on the case of Joshua Jackson and Derrick Ruff, reported missing in December 2018.

Our hopes were to find the two men alive. Unfortunately, on Sunday, M...

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Police Department News
Posted on: March 9, 2019

ACCPD Identifies Individual and Officers Involved in Shooting

UPDATE – March 9, 2019
ACCPD Identifies Individual and Officers Involved in ShootingThe individual shot in yesterday’s incident has been identified as 34-year old Thomas Wayne Swinford. His last known address was Grovetown, Georgia....

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Police Department News
Posted on: March 8, 2019

Officers Involved Shooting on West Lake Drive

Information that we know at this time indicates the following:
Shortly before 6:30 pm, officers were involved in an incident on West LakeDrive involving an individual who was believed to be armed with a weapon.

ACCPD officers encountered an adult whit...

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Police Department News
Posted on: March 6, 2019

Philmon Chambers and Andrea Browner Arrested for December Murder of Rodriguez Rucker

Philmon Chambers, wanted for the December murder of Rodriguez Rucker,
was located and arrested in Kileen, Texas on March 6, 2019. Rucker, 32 years oldfrom Athens, was killed on Royal Court in east Athens at approximately 3:18 pm
on December 14, 201

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Police Department News
Posted on: February 19, 2019

UPDATE: Windy Hill Place Vehicle Theft and Kidnapping

UPDATE-February 19, 2019

ACCPD investigators would like to speak to this individual who was in the area of the shopping center at 1740 Epps Bridge Rd. (Home Depot) when the stolen vehicle with the child inside was located. Detectives believe this individu...

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Police Department News
Posted on: February 19, 2019

UPDATE: Missing Persons-Joshua Jackson and Derrick Ruff

UPDATE: February 19, 2019

ACCPD Continues Investigation into Jackson and Ruff

After more than two months following the disappearance of Derrick Ruff and Joshua Jackson, ACCPD reminds the public that we need their help to locate the missing men. ACCPD contin...

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Police Department News
Posted on: February 13, 2019

Sycamore Drive Homicide

UPDATE February 13, 2019
Today, ACCPD detectives announced the motive in the February 2nd Homicide ofRamonte Harris. Detectives believe the incident began with a dispute between
Harris and Early. The dispute was related to a drug sale. As the dispute ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: February 13, 2019

Suspicious Package at Local Hotel

On February 12th at approximately 2:00 pm, ACCPD received a Suspicious
Package call from 2044 S. Milledge Avenue (InTown Suites.) ACCPD respondedand spoke to a hotel employee who stated that while cleaning a guest room, a
suspicious package was found....

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Police Department News
Posted on: February 11, 2019

Windy Hill Place Vehicle Theft and Kidnapping

On February 10, 2019 at approximately 7:13 pm, ACCPD responded to a
Vehicle Theft and Kidnapping call from a residence on Windy Hill Place. ACCPDarrived at the scene and met with the victim (22,) who indicated that her vehicle,
a 2001 Ford Taurus, had...

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Police Department News
Posted on: February 11, 2019

Sir Matthew Road Aggravated Assault

On February 10, 2019 at approximately 2:34 am, ACCPD responded to a
Discharging Firearms call on Sir Matthew Road. Upon arrival, ACCPD met withmultiple residents who were awakened by gunfire. ACCPD investigated and found
multiple bullet entry location...

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Police Department News
Posted on: February 8, 2019

UPDATE: Trail Creek Street Shooting

UPDATE: February 8, 2019 

ACCPD detectives believe that Curry Cole Calloway was the offender of an
Armed Robbery at 393 First Street where he robbed Dwight Brown (20) of Athens.After the robbery, Calloway was shot and killed nearby on Trail Cre...

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Police Department News
Posted on: February 6, 2019

Three in Custody for Armed Robberies and other Crimes

ACCPD detectives announce today that three individuals are in custody, charged with
multiple Armed Robberies and other crimes which occurred in January. Combined, TeriqueTravion Eberhart (20,) Raydreone Keshad Howard (19,) and Tyreek Amin Thomas (20) a...

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Police Department News
Posted on: February 3, 2019

Sycamore Drive Homicide

On February 2, 2019 at approximately 5:00 pm, ACCPD responded to a
Shooting on Sycamore Drive. Upon arrival, witnesses stated that the shootingvictim was being transported by a private vehicle to a local hospital. Witnesses
provided a description of a...

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Police Department News
Posted on: January 23, 2019

Burglary Suspect Arrested

On January 23rd at 2:59 am, ACCPD received a call about a Burglary at the
Walgreens on 110 Hawthorne Avenue. The caller, an alarm company employeewho was monitoring the store, provided a description of the suspect. ACCPD
responded to the area and init...

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Police Department News
Posted on: January 23, 2019

Attempted Armed Robbery

On January 22nd at 9:04 pm, ACCPD responded to an Attempted Armed Robbery at the Subway at 1055 Gaines School Road. Witnesses stated that a black male, approximately 6’, 200 pounds, entered the restaurant and demanded money from the clerk at gunpoint. The...

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Police Department News
Posted on: January 4, 2019

Missing Persons-Joshua Jackson and Derrick Ruff

ACCPD continues to investigate the disappearance of Joshua Jackson and Derrick Ruff and needs the public’s assistance in locating the men who were last seen together December 18th , 2018. Ruff was reported missing on December 20th and Jackson on December ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: January 10, 2019

Aggravated Assault, Lexington Road

On January 6th at 2:34 am, ACCPD responded to an Aggravated Assault in progress at a
residence on Lexington Road. Upon arrival, ACCPD could hear a struggle inside the residence.ACCPD dispatchers advised our officers that the victim, a 46-year-old femal...

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Police Department News
Posted on: January 9, 2019

Armed Robberies on Barnett Shoals Rd. and Gaines School Rd.

On January 8th
, ACCPD responded to two Armed Robberies which appear to have been committedby the same suspects. The incident at Golden Pantry on Barnett Shoals Rd. took place at approximately 1:24
am and the incident at Choo Choo on 1065 Gaines Schoo...

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Police Department News
Posted on: January 16, 2019

Entering Auto & Burglary Arrest

On January 16 th at approximately 12:38 am, ACCPD responded to an Entering Auto at 295 Dougherty Street. ACCPD met with the security officer who witnessed a suspect pulling on vehicle door handles. The security officer began questioning the suspect, later...

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Police Department News
Posted on: January 16, 2019

Entering Auto Suspects Arrested

On January 15th at approximately 4:35 am, ACCPD responded to an Entering Auto in progress at 105 Sussex Drive. The caller witnessed two suspects pulling on vehicle door handles in a parking lot between two apartment buildings.

ACCPD arrived and after a bri...

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Police Department News
Posted on: January 3, 2019

Armed Robbery – 4400 Lexington Road

On January 3, 2019 at approximately 4:53 am, ACCPD responded to an
Armed Robbery call at 4400 Lexington Rd, (Murphy Express.) ACCPD spoke withwitnesses who stated that two black male suspects, one armed with a gun,
entered the store and demanded money...

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Police Department News
Posted on: January 4, 2019

Missing Persons-Joshua Jackson and Derrick Ruff

ACCPD continues to investigate the disappearance of Joshua Jackson and Derrick Ruff and
needs the public’s assistance in locating the men who were last seen together December 18th,
2018. Ruff was reported missing on December 20th and Jackson...

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