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New police records system available to Cobb residents

New police records system available to Cobb residents

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- The Cobb County Police Department recently completed its transition to a new records management system.

Citizens now have the capability of going online and searching the database known as P2C (Police 2 Citizen), which allows them to search for crime data in unincorporated Cobb County.

The types of crime available to search include burglary, entering auto, theft, trespass/damage, along with data on fraud and robberies.

An additional feature of the system is the user's ability to retrieve his or her own vehicle crash report.

Since P2C is computer based, it makes operations more convenient, efficient and accurate.

Check out P2C here.

Feds crack down on prescription drug trafficking

Feds crack down on prescription drug trafficking

ATLANTA -- A federal grand jury in Atlanta has charged a total of 13 defendants from two states with illegally trafficking in oxycodone and other prescription drugs.

The two cases arise out of intensified efforts to address Georgia's growing problem with prescription drug abuse.

"Prescription drug abuse is our nation's fastest-growing segment of illegal drug use, causing significantly more overdose deaths than cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin combined," said United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates.

In the first incident, 11 Georgia residents were charged with conspiring to forge oxycodone prescriptions and sell the illegally obtained tablets.

Local masonry company cited with 13 safety violations

Local masonry company cited with 13 safety violations

LILBURN, Ga. -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited a Marietta-based company with 13 serious safety violations.

Proposed penalties for WLC Masonry Inc. total $51,300.

Action was taken after an OSHA investigator observed that workers building a brick sign and display were exposed to fall and scaffolding hazards at a work site on Lawrenceville Highway in Lilburn.

"Even on smaller jobs such as this one, employee safety must be a priority," said William Fulcher, director of OSHA's Atlanta-East Area Office.

Cobb police search for murder suspect

Cobb police search for murder suspect

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Investigators with the Cobb County Police Department are searching for a man suspected of murder in Marietta.

At 1:01 p.m. on Thursday, Apr. 28, Cobb County 911 received a call from a man who said that a group of people had forced their way into a house and fired shots.

Police established a perimeter around 3128 Big Shanty Trail NE. Within 30 minutes and with the help of a K-9 unit, they captured two suspects.

Adam Montrell Gober, 21, of Riverdale has been charged with felony murder and Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act.

Tip from news watcher leads to fraud arrest

Tip from news watcher leads to fraud arrest

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- With a little help from the news media and its viewers, Woodstock police investigators were able to identify two suspects in a recent case of vehicle theft and credit card fraud.

A tip from Crime Stoppers Atlanta led police to name Maureen Helen Tucker, 46, and Brian David Baker, 48, both of Marietta, as suspects in a Thursday, Mar. 31 theft case at the LA Fitness on Eagle Drive in Woodstock.

At approximately 5:30 p.m. on Mar. 31, police say that Tucker and Baker stole a gym bag from an unsecured locker in the LA Fitness locker room.

Alpharetta police arrest three counterfeit suspects

Alpharetta police arrest three counterfeit suspects

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Officers with the Alpharetta Police Department have arrested three men for allegedly attempting to pass counterfeit money at a fast food restaurant.

On Thursday, Mar. 24, Alpharetta 911 received an emergency call from the Burger King on Highway 9 at Windward Parkway.

The caller said that three men were attempting to pay for their orders with counterfeit money.

Marietta child predator to serve 30 years in prison

Marietta child predator to serve 30 years in prison

MARIETTA, Ga. -- A United States District Judge has sentenced a Marietta man to serve 30 years in federal prison for coercing minors to send him sexually explicit images and videos of themselves.

Michael Macaluso, 38, will be required to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison.

"This defendant personifies what should frighten every parent . . . someone masquerading on Internet social media, such as Facebook and MySpace, as an innocent, curious teenager looking to make new friends.