Monday, May 13, 2013
Multiple victims have already come forward.
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Monday, May 13
Roswell Police is warning local residents about a scam involving a man claiming to be a Fulton County Sheriff’s Deputy. According to several locals who've fallen victim to the scam, the man calls and tells a resident that there is a warrant for their arrest for speeding through the toll booth on Ga 400. He then claims that the warrant will be voided if they pay a fine by credit card or money order. "This is a scam," authorities wrote in an alert, Monday morning. "The police department or sheriff’s office would never call you for a payment. Do not give out your credit card information, bank account number, or purchase a money order." Residents who receive a call like this should report it to the Roswell Police Department at 770-640-4100. If…
Friday, April 12, 2013
The department was one of 47 agencies who took part in the three month investigation.
As a result of a three month investigation coordinated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) and the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, search warrants were recently issued for the distribution of child porn over the Internet in 37 Georgia counties, according to a GBI press release. Just in time for April's National Child Abuse Prevention Month, the state-wide endeavor - known as "Operation Guarding Innocence" - included 50 teams representing 47 federal, state and local law enforcement and criminal justice agencies, including the Roswell Police Department. Agencies participating in Operation Guarding Innocence include: 1. Georgia Bureau Of Investigation 2. U.S. Postal Inspection Service 3. U.S. Secret…
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The promotion was the most the department has ever promoted at once.
Roswell Police Department recently promoted 10 officers at once - the most at one time in the history of the department. Three lieutenants moved up March 11. They include: The new lieutenants will serve in the Patrol Division as shift commanders, responsible for three of the four Patrol Squads. Additionally, seven sergeants were promoted on April 1. They include:
Friday, March 29, 2013
The Roswell Police Department says these types of videos have gone viral on social media.
The Roswell Police Department is warning local residents about a viral video containing child pornography that is being circulated through Facebook. "We have one reported case of it here; however the FBI is already aware of this," said RPD Spokeswoman Lisa Holland. Officers reported the video to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children after it was brought to their attention. Reportedly, Facebook users are sent a link that says something along the lines of "watch this if you are curious." The link does not represent itself as child pornography. Authorities warn that headings or titles could change and users should be aware of suspicious titles. Once it is clicked on, the virus replicates and is sent to people in the person’s …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Deputy Police Chief Rusty Grant is the new chief at Roswell Police Department.
Deputy Police Chief Rusty Grant has been holding down the fort in Roswell for months, but Tuesday the city made his promotion to chief official, according to the Roswell Police Department Facebook page. Grant had only been on the job as deputy chief for a few weeks when former Chief Dwayne Orrick was unexpectedly put on administrative leave and then tendered his resignation in early November. According to the city, Grant has more than 30 years of law enforcement experience with particular expertise in investigating violent crime, property crime, drug enforcement and technology and most recently served as the Special Agent in Charge of the Regional Drug Office in Canton for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI). He has a Master’s Degree…
Friday, March 8, 2013
Tyler Alexander Grogan was sentenced Thursday for the 2011 attack.
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Friday, March 8
Life in prison is the certain fate of 22-year-old Tyler Alexander Grogan, the man charged with holding police at bay and terrorizing a Roswell couple. A Fulton County jury convicted Grogan on Wednesday, March 6, of Rape, Aggravated Sodomy, Kidnapping with Bodily Injury, False Imprisonment, Armed Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Criminal Damage to Property in the 1st and 2nd Degree and weapons charges; he was sentenced Thursday afternoon. The series of terrifying events began on May 2, 2011 inside the Grand Cirque Drive apartment of a Roswell couple. Grogan, who was an acquaintance of the male victim’s brother, knocked on the apartment door under the pretense of visiting his friend. Once inside, Grogan drew a weapon on the victim and his …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Roswell Police are requesting help on the case.
UPDATED Thursday, Marh 7, 3:49 p.m.: Does this man look familiar? Roswell Police are searching for his identity and they're asking for your help on their Facebook page. The unidentified suspect robbed his victim while he was making a deposit at the Bank of America ATM on Alpharetta Highway/Highway 9, March 5 around 1 a.m. The suspect allegedly pointed a gun at him and demanded the credit card and pin, which he was given. After withdrawing cash from the ATM, the suspect fled on foot with the cash and the victim’s credit card. If you can help police apprehend the suspect, call 770-640-4100 or the anonymous tip line, 770-641-3959. You can also e-mail: TIPS@roswellgov.com.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The Shell in Roswell and the Waffle House in Alpharetta were both hit.
Roswell Police believe the man who robbed two businesses within Roswell and Alpharetta over the course of one hour back in January is probably desperate and his crimes may escalate, according to a report by wsbtv.com. Shell on Holcomb Bridge Road has released its surveillance video of the gun-wielding man who demanded cash and cigarettes. (Click here to see the video on wsbtv.com) He apparently then left the gas station and drove north to rob the Waffle House on Mansell Road in Alpharetta. Police are still search for the man currently.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
A recent training with All About Developmental Disabilities took place Feb. 13.
In cooperation with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), All About Developmental Disabilities (AADD) trained about 25 Roswell Police officers, Feb. 13, on how best to deal with individuals with developmental disabilities when they encounter them on emergency or law enforcement calls. Those disabilities may include problems understanding Miranda warnings, problems answering leading questions, reacting badly to touch, loud noises or bright lights, refusal to make eye contact or answer questions and difficulty phrasing responses, or even difficulty speaking. The training offered best practices for what to do when encountering individuals with disabilities in the criminal justice system.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Students between the ages of 14-20, who've completed eighth grade, are welcome to apply.
The Roswell Police Department is ready to accept incoming officers - between the ages of 14 through 20. The Roswell Police's Explorer program will kick off with an informational meeting Wednesday, Feb. 20. The co-ed program gives teens interested in the criminal justice system a way to become more involved by training "under the guidance of Roswell Police officers while familiarizing them with every aspect of law enforcement," according to the city website. Skills learned are then used to compete against other Explorer posts, as well as assist the police department with major events throughout Roswell. Some Explorers even go on to find careers in criminal justice. Students between the ages of 14-20, who've completed eighth grade, are …