Tags: Police

A Nosy Neighbor Could Keep Your Home Safe

In the past month, fourteen accounts of theft and breaking and entering were reported near Cedar Shoals Drive on the Athens-Clarke County online crime report. One of the most effective and easiest ways to keep your home safe is to know your neighbors, according to Athens Clarke County Police Department Public Information Officer, Epifanio Rodriguez.…

Local Police Department Becoming More Transparent with Community

If you call the Athens-Clarke County Police Department today during regular business hours, you can get your questions answered by Epifanio Rodriguez, the Public Information Officer. Up until recently, you might not have received that help. When R. Scott Freeman became Chief of Police in Athens-Clarke County in July of 2015, there was no full-time…

Georgia’s Age Limit on Talking on the Phone While Driving

As of 10:35, the leading answer on the Grady Newsource Twitter poll was 21 years old… That’s incorrect! Epifanio Rodriguez, the public information officer of Athens Clarke County Police Department, says all drivers in Georgia under the age of 18 cannot use a phone in the car at all. Drivers over the age of 18…

Athens in Harmony

The first annual Athens in Harmony event took place at the Foundry last night. It was a night of music aimed at bringing the community together, breaking racial barriers, and promoting community policing. The event was the brain-child of Pat Priest and hosted by Athens-Clark County Police Chief Scott Freeman and local activist Mokah Jasmine…

Police and political parties together for panel

ATHENS, Ga. — On Wednesday night, the police, the local NAACP and the Athens-Clarke County Police Department will discuss issues of police, race and deadly force. For Amber Webb, chairman of the UGA College Republicans, this is an important event. “Let’s try and find a solution for this because it’s a partisan issue and it…

BREAKING: Police Identify Suspect In Hit and Run

  Update on Sept. 29 at 1:00 p.m. ATHENS, Ga– Athens Police have identified a suspect in Saturday’s hit and run accident. Manuel Perez  is wanted for Homicide by Motor Vehicle, Hit and Run and Driving with No License. Arrest warrants have been secured for his arrest. Please contact the Athens Clarke County Police Traffic…

UGA Police officer retract previous sexual assault allegations

University of Georgia’s Police Department issued additional information about the attempted abduction, sexual assault and rape incident that was issued on September 13, 2016. It was determined that the information that was relayed to the anonymous data form about the assault was incorrect. The victim stated that as she was walking on the sidewalk that connects Brumby,…

Police Release Surveillance Video of Armed Robbery in Athens

Athens, GA– Athens Clarke County Police department wants you to follow this downtown surveillance carefully. The night of April 21st started as a quiet Downtown Athens night, until an unknown person robbed an apartment above Branded Butcher on N. Lumpkin Street. This is a break into the armed robbery that happened last week, but the…

Got Drugs? The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office can help

Xanax… Ativan… Adderall… Got Drugs? The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office will host the annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 30, 2016 between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. This annual event is set for anyone to drop-off any unused or expired medications that needs to be disposed of. The location where you can drop-off medication…

Deputy Involved Shooting in Oconee County

                – 38 year old John Martin The GBI is investigating a deputy involved shooting in Oconee County. The Oconee County Sheriff’s Department says one of its officers shot 38 year old family violence suspect John Martin around 10 PM last night. According to the Sheriff’s Department, deputies responded…

Barrow County Drug Training Starts Tomorrow

Heroin, meth, cocaine, and oxy…These are some of the household names of the most common drugs that cause death from overdose. Now local police officers will be able to take advantage of another drug, to help prevent overdose. Naloxone is the life saving medication used to treat narcotics overdose in emergency situations. The Barrow County Sheriff’s…