Friday, April 12, 2013
Roswell Police helped find the suspect's vehicle just moments after the shooting, and participated in the chase and eventual shootout on GA 400 that ended with the suspect's death.
UPDATED 2:25 p.m., April 13: Injured officer's name and suspect's identity released, plus officer's injuries have been detailed. Curtis Hicks, a 52-year-old Marietta resident, was identified by the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office as the suspect killed in a shootout with Alpharetta and Roswell Police after officials say he shot an Alpharetta officer five times during a traffic stop. Alpharetta Police Officer David Freeman was shot five times by a suspect he pulled over for a traffic stop: once in the lower abdomen, the elbow on his right arm, his shoulder, a leg and a graze to his back, according to George Gordon of the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety. ••• An Alpharetta police officer is hospitalized after being shot during a…
Friday, February 15, 2013
Twenty-seven officers from various police departments, including Roswell Police trained in a week-long class that covered shooting reconstruction, gunshot residue and more.
This week, law enforcement officers trained at the Gwinnett County Police Department to strengthen their crime investigation skills through a shooting reconstruction course. The course was part of the kickoff for the Forensic Training Source, a new non-profit organization based in Cumming that is dedicated to law enforcement training nationwide. The week-long class covered a number of scenarios including gunshot residue, identifying bullet marks, motor vehicles as a target surface and report writing. FTS owner Nathan Lefebvre said author Patricia Cornwell has been a tremendous help to the first group of trainees; known for her Kay Scarpetta crime novels, Cornwell donated scholarships to all 27 participants in the class. While the officers …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Despite partial immunity, Mariano Saynez-Ruiz-Duran may still go to jail for the April 20 incident.
When Mexican diplomat Mariano Saynez-Ruiz-Duran goes to court next month to face charges of "super" speeding and driving drunk, he may still face jail time despite partial diplomatic immunity, reports wsbtv.com. Saynez-Ruiz-Duran's license is currently suspended over the incident, in which Roswell Police allege he was driving 91 miles per hour on Ga. 400 with nearly twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system. He did not show up to court Tuesday to face the charges, but Saynez-Ruiz-Duran's attorney Troy Hendrick told wsbtv.com that he should be in court next month. He will have to decide whether to go forward with a trial or take a plea deal at that time.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
World Harvest Church will host a special community celebration Sunday, July 1, which will include demonstrations by Roswell Police and Fire departments.
You probably aren't likely to associate the terms "church" and "SWAT;" but when World Harvest Church in Roswell heard the city had a need for a new SWAT vehicle, they acted. Thanks to the generous donation of a local resident, the Roswell Police Department was the proud owner of an old bread truck, just begging to be transformed into something the department could really use. But a conversion was costly and not part of the department's budget. So when word of the need spread, the World Harvest congregation raised nearly $22,000 to make it happen. And an expert in tactical equipment who attends the church went to work converting the old truck into an official SWAT vehicle - the first to become part of the "North Fulton SWAT," a joint …
Monday, June 25, 2012
Authorities find the woman's 2-year-old boy and two dogs alone in "filthy" home.
A 21-year-old woman is being charged with cruelty to children after she left her two-year-old son alone, trapped inside of his room, with no food or drink, in a home filled with garbage, according to a press release from the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office. Stephanie Davis, who lives on Boxer Lane in Cumming, is being charged with cruelty to children in the second degree and reckless conduct. The disturbing incident began on Friday, June 22, around 8:40 a.m. after a family member contacted the sheriff’s office following a call from Davis around 4:40 a.m. about the child. Davis made the call from the Roswell Police Department jail. A Roswell police officer told Patch she had been arrested for speeding and driving under the influence. The …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Jimcobe Brown is currently in the Fulton County jail.
Roswell Police arrested a Stone Mountain man early Saturday morning after he refused to pull over and rammed a police vehicle in an attempt to get away, according to a Channel 2 news report. The altercation between Jimcobe Brown and the police began when they tried to pull him over for not using headlights. A "rolling roadblock" was tried, which is when Brown rammed the police cruiser several times, crashing both cars. Police gave chase on foot and shot Brown with a Taser in order to arrest him. According to Channel 2, Brown faces several charges, including aggravated assault of a police officer, hit and run, and driving with a suspended license.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Roswell Police step up anti-speeding campaign.
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012
If you've noticed more traffic stops than usual this week, you're probably not imagining things. Summer 2012 marks the ninth consecutive season that police are rolling out waves of enforcement patrols across 159 Georgia counties to crack down on dangerous, aggressive and high-speed drivers. The 100 Days of Summer H.E.A.T. (Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic) campaign is a multi-jurisdictional highway safety enforcement strategy designed to reduce fatal crash counts during Georgia’s deadly holiday driving period from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The Roswell Police Department will be participating in the launch of the 100 Days of Summer H.E.A.T. campaign. They released a statement Tuesday, which said they will be on the lookout for…
Friday, May 18, 2012
Media reports say Hiltner was taken to the hospital for minor injuries, but no police officers were hurt.
UPDATED: Friday, May 18 9:56 p.m. - Jesse Hiltner lead Roswell Police on not one, but two car chases during the early morning of Friday, May 18. The first chase began when police tried to pull Hiltner over for a traffic stop off Holcomb Bridge Road on Old Dogwood Road, near Ga. 400. Police were able to catch him with the use of a stun gun, after he lead them on a chase through a local hotel parking lot and abandoned his vehicle to try to get away on foot, said the Atlanta Journal Constitution. But Hiltner wasn't ready to go to jail quietly. Despite begin handcuffed, he managed to get into the front seat of a patrol car and drive away. Police chased him into Norcross, where he wrecked near Peachtree Industrial and Jimmy Carter boulevards in…
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Reports say the incident happened Wednesday afternoon.
Roswell Police are still looking for a man they say exposed himself to children on a school bus in east Roswell on Wednesday, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. The news outlet reports "an older man in an older-model pickup truck" exposed himself to children in a school bus turning into Terramont subdivision. The bus driver reported the incident to police about 15 minutes after it occurred.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Roswell Police were required to let Mariano Saynez-Ruiz-Duran, a vice consular to the Mexican Consulate in Atlanta, after they pulled him over for speeding and DUI.
Mexican vice consular Mariano Saynez-Ruiz-Duran was pulled over last Friday by Roswell Police for going 91 miles per hour on Ga. 400, only to find he was also driving under the influence, reports the Atlanta Journal Constitution. But, according to Roswell Police Spokesman James McGee, Alpharetta resident Saynez-Ruiz-Duran was not detained because of his partial diplomatic immunity status. However, he was cited as a "super speeder" for going 91 miles per hour in a 65 miles per hour zone and also cited for a DUI. "We did make contact with the Diplomatic Security Service to verify the driver’s status of immunity," said McGee, noting that Saynez-Ruiz-Duran's wife was called to the scene to drive the car once police let him go. According to the…