Articles from the Crime & courts section archive

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Hit-and-run driver kills teen

Police are looking for a hit-and-run driver after a teenage pedestrian was killed and another injured on Gordon Highway late Saturday.

Pardon Our Mess: Sunken road at intersection

A large section of asphalt has sunk, creating a bumpy ride for motorists in the southbound lanes of Seventh Street.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Ellis Street house catches fire

Fire crews responded to a structure fire Saturday evening in Richmond County. A vacant home in the 1800 block of Ellis Street caught fire about 7:30 p.m. and took 20 to 25 minutes to contain.
By Doug Stutsman

Popular Atlanta traffic reporter dies helping at accident

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- Herb Emory, known by Atlanta commuters for his traffic helicopter radio reports, died Saturday from a heart attack while helping a metro motorist.

Golf clubs, watches stolen from rental car

Two Australian men in town for the Masters Tournament say more than $4,350 worth of golf equipment was stolen from their rental car late Wednesday.
By Travis Highfield

Police kill suspect outside Ga. Wal-mart

WOODSTOCK, Ga. - State law officers are investigating after one person was killed in a shooting that involved a police officer in the north Georgia town of Woodstock. The officer was not injured.

Stolen Masters badges discovered

An Augusta man traded a Masters Tournament practice round ticket and $3,600 for two badges that were later found to be stolen, police say.
By Travis Highfield

First female officer makes waves in Hephzibah

Emerald Hambrick, 25, has only been an officer for four years, but she has wasted no time in impressing the Hephzibah Police Department.
By Travis Highfield

3 arrested on drug charges

Richmond County authorities are investigating what they believe to be a meth lab found near the Academy of Richmond County Saturday.
By Travis Highfield

Friday, April 11, 2014

Local groups feed traffic detail during Masters Week

Working traffic detail for nearly 14 hours a day during Masters Week would make any deputy's belly rumble. This year, deputies can work those shifts on a full stomachs while honoring one of their ...
By Travis Highfield

Man bilked in Masters ticket deal

A Los Angeles man who paid $2,000 for a ticket to the Masters Tournament was stopped at a gate and escorted from the course Friday when it turned out he'd bought a badge someone else had lost.
By Travis Highfield

Wreck slows Walton Way traffic

An overturned vehicle slowed traffic on Walton Way and damaged a Georgia Power pole Friday morning.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Ga. middle school teacher busted growing pot

ATHENS, Ga. -- A middle school teacher was arrested Wednesday when authorities found an indoor marijuana farm at his home.
By Joe Johnson

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Man stabbed, girlfriend arrested

Patrick Ford was hospitalized Wednesday night after being stabbed in his right hand and upper left chest.
By Doug Stutsman

Unidentified victim shot, hospitalized

A man was hospitalized Thursday night after being shot in Richmond County.
By Doug Stutsman

Man steals car, wrecks it

Authorities are searching for a man who stole a car and wrecked it Thursday.
By Doug Stutsman

Augusta teen dies after being hit by car

Demonta Collins, 13, dashed into traffic as he was running from a dog and was hit by a 2001 Acura on the 3500 block of Milledgeville Road, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.
By Doug Stutsman

Prosecutor mocks athlete's version of events

PRETORIA, South Africa - The chief prosecutor laughed scornfully at an answer from Oscar Pistorius during the Olympic athlete's murder trial Thursday.
By Christopher Torchia

No arrests for illegal ticket sales so far

Warnings have been issued, but so far there have been no arrests for illegal ticket sales during this year's Masters Tournament.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Cameras catch Athens school bus violators

ATHENS, Ga. -- In its first full week of operation, a new camera system now used on several Clarke County School District buses captured images of 17 violators.
By Joe Johnson

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings April 7-14

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center April 7-14.

Richmond County registered sex offenders

See photos and information for 406 registered sex offenders living in Richmond County. Updated Nov. 7, 2013.

Weekly Richmond County crime map and database

Violent crimes during the week included 13 robberies in 11 emergency response areas of the city.