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Woodstock crime rundown

Woodstock crime rundown

Friday, Feb. 18: Investigators with the Woodstock Police Department arrested a Woodstock woman after determining that she used a friend's identification during a traffic stop.

On Oct. 13, 2010, a Woodstock police officer stopped Jennifer Hawkins, 24, at Main Street and Highway 92.

When the officer requested identification, Hawkins provided him with her friend's driver's license.

Because the officer had no reason to believe that Hawkins was anyone other than the person to whom the license belonged, he issued two citations to that person: one for no insurance and another for expired registration.

The two traffic citations were never paid, and the owner of the license received a letter notifying her that she failed to appear in court and pay the fines.

On Tuesday, Feb.

Cobb Police Need Help Identifying Deceased Man

Cobb Police Need Help Identifying Deceased Man

MARIETTA, GA -- The Cobb County Police Department's Crimes Against Persons Unit has been unsuccessful in identifying a body discovered during a fire on Wednesday, Feb. 16.

At approximately 4:06 a.m. that day, officers responded to an emergency call about a brush fire between Citgo and the I-75 southbound ramp to Windy Hill Road in Marietta.

Moments after extinguishing the fire, firefighters discovered the man's body.

The body was burned beyond recognition. It appears to be that of a white man between 40 and 50 years old, about 5'8" to 5'10" and 160 pounds.

The victim was wearing a lift shoe on his left foot, leading police to believe that he walked with a limp. His right arm was amputated below the elbow.

Investigators recently released surveillance photos taken of the victim at a bank near the scene. They believe he was homeless and are now asking for the public's help in identifying him.

Man Accused of Stealing from Employer

Man Accused of Stealing from Employer

WOODSTOCK, GA -- The Woodstock Police Department has secured an arrest warrant for a man accused of stealing money from his workplace.

Justin Johnson, 35, of Marietta is a former employee of All Fleet and Automotive Services on Main Street in Woodstock.

Marietta Bomb Threat Suspect Arrested in Chicago

Marietta Bomb Threat Suspect Arrested in Chicago

MARIETTA, GA -- A man believed to have made bomb threats against two Marietta schools was arrested on unrelated charges in Chicago on Thursday, Feb. 3.

The suspect, who has not been publicly named, is accused of sending letters indicating that there were bombs on the campuses of Marietta High and Middle Schools on Tuesday, Feb. 1.

The Marietta Police Department's Investigative Services Unit locked down the schools and searched them a number of times between Feb. 1 and Friday, Feb. 4. Both schools were cleared, and nothing suspicious was discovered.

Marietta detectives were quickly able to identify the origin of the letters and name a suspect.

West Cobb Residents Invited to PENS Meeting

West Cobb Residents Invited to PENS Meeting

POWDER SPRINGS, GA -- The public is invited to attend the first Cobb County Police Department's Police Email Notification System (PENS) meeting of 2011, which will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 25 at Precinct 5 (4640 Dallas Highway, Powder Springs, 30127).

West Cobb residents should be aware of a possible scam that was reported at least three times in East Cobb. It involves suspects going door to door and selling "flashing" repairs for roofs.

In one incident, an elderly woman paid upfront, but no work was ever done on her home. The second case involved a little bit of unnecessary work being performed; a check was written and immediately cashed in this case. Due to the victim's age, it is not known if any work was done in the third incident.

Descriptions of the suspects have varied. One report depicts a white male and female in their 40s, driving a green truck or SUV.

Marietta Crime Rundown

Marietta Crime Rundown

Thursday, Jan. 6: Marietta Police have made an arrest in connection with two armed robberies that occurred in the same area of the city.

Jonathan Lee Silvers, 23, of Marietta is being held without bond at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center.

According to investigators, Silvers robbed a Circle K (1760 Bells Ferry Road, 30066) around 12:16 p.m on Jan. 6. He was armed with a knife at the time.

At 10:15 p.m., Silvers visited the nearby Wing City (1750 Bells Ferry Road) and attempted to rob that business as well. An employee was cut on the hand during the incident. Silvers ended up leaving Wing City with no money.

Responding officers learned that Silvers was possibly hiding at a house on Arnold Avenue, not far from both robbery scenes. Police and S.W.A.T.

Marietta Police Seek Armed Robber, Carjacker

Marietta Police Seek Armed Robber, Carjacker

MARIETTA, GA -- The Marietta Police Department is currently investigating an armed robbery and carjacking that occured around 10:29 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 4 in the parking lot of the Big Chicken KFC (12 Cobb Parkway NE, Marietta, 30062).

Initials reports indicate that a well-dressed, light-skinned black male with a thin moustache approached the restaurant's female manager as she was getting into her red Ford Explorer in order to leave and make a bank deposit.

The suspect, who was carrying a handgun, demanded the deposit and vehicle from the victim. He then fled the scene in the Ford Explorer.

Officers immediately began to search the area.