Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The Acworth Police Department is hiring.
The Acworth Police Department is looking for an IT technician, a position that pays between $14.50 and $19.77 an hour. The technician will be responsible for training, contract management, troubleshooting and more. Click here for more information on the position. To peruse the Acworth Patch classifieds, click here. Don’t miss any of the local news you care about. Subscribe to Acworth Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Two women and one man face a number of charges.
Two assault rifles, two pistols, methamphetamines, prescription pills and marijuana were found during a bust at an Acworth apartment complex, officials say. Following complaints of suspected drug activity, members of the Acworth Police Department Special Operations Unit and the Cobb County Police Department SWAT team executed two search warrants at the Pinehurst Apartment complex on Monday, according to the Acworth Police Department's Facebook page. Three people, all who had active warrants for probation violations from previous charges of dangerous drugs and affray, were arrested. Tiffany Anne Dupree of Kennesaw and Courtney Lynn Holmes of Acworth were arrested without incident. The third person, Thomas Blake Kilby of Acworth, was …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The woman was in the parking lot at the QuikTrip on Cobb Parkway.
Acworth Police Officer Russell Mines went to the Cobb Parkway QuikTrip Monday for gas. He ended up helping save a 74-year-old Dallas woman's life. It all started around 2:27 p.m. Monday when Mines was filling up his patrol car. He noticed Margaret Kehrt lying in the parking lot, unconscious and not breathing. Mines retrieved his medical bag and notified dispatch. Cpl. Luke Reynolds arrived on the scene to find an emergency room physician, Dr. William Zorn of Watkinsville, Ga., tending to Kehrt. "Both the doctor and Reynolds were unable to locate a pulse," said Capt. Mark Cheatham, spokesman for the Acworth Police Department. "By this point, the victim 'showed no visible signs of life' and was in immediate need of CPR." Reynolds gave Kehrt…
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
A proposed record management system will eliminate redundancies and better assist the Acworth Police Department in investigations, an official said.
To hear Det. Jonathan Sampson tell it, the Acworth Police Department's current record management system has some deficiencies. Officers still have to save investigative reports on USB drives. They can't cross-check seemingly basic information while in the field. And the system's search function has limitations. That's why Sampson made the pitch Monday night for a new system. It's called CourtWare, and it won't cost the city anything. But more than that, it will eliminate redundancies and better assist the Acworth Police Department in investigations, Sampson told Mayor Tommy Allegood and the Board of Aldermen. Currently, the police department, the court and the jail use different record systems. "Not one of them," Sampson said, "…
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The PRIDE program will address driver attitude, knowledge and behavior.
A free, national award-winning course designed to help parents and their new teen drivers will be offered in Acworth tonight. The two-hour Parents Reducing Injuries and Driver Error (PRIDE) course begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Acworth Police Department. Parents and teens between the ages of 14-16 will learn what they need to do during the 40 hours of supervised practice driving time required by Georgia law. After tonight, PRIDE won't return to Cobb until Nov. 1 when it will be offered in Marietta. To register for tonight's class in Acworth, call 770-974-1232. To register for the Marietta course, call 770-793-7185. Don’t miss any of the local news you care about. Subscribe to Acworth Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Officer Timothy Arnold was first on the scene to help a baby who had fallen nine feet.
When Acworth Police Officer Timothy Arnold arrived at a call in April to find a 15-month-old not breathing after falling nine feet, it took less than a minute for him to stabilize the child’s cervical spine and instruct the mother how to clear out the baby’s airway with a bulb syringe. Instinct just kicked in, said the 6-year police veteran who is credited with saving the baby’s life. “I wanted to make sure that baby was able to breathe and would be OK,” Arnold said. At Thursday night's Board of Aldermen meeting, Arnold received the American Police Hall of Fame’s Life Saving Award. “It’s a huge honor,” Arnold said. “It means a lot. I’ve responded to emergency calls before but never had an actual hand in anything like that before.” Lt. …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The Acworth Police Department will recognize one of its own. View the PDF to find out what else is on tonight's agenda.
City of Acworth, Georgia Briefing of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen 6:30 p.m.—Conference Room No. 1 Regular Meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen 7 p.m.—Council Chambers Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 1. Call to order 2. Invocation and pledge of allegiance 3. Presentations A. Recognition of Officer Arnold by the Acworth Police Department for the American Police Hall of Fame “Life Saving Award” B. Recognition of New Members of the Acworth Police Department C. Presentation of Check for Contributions from the 5th Annual “Covering the Bases Event 4. Public Comment 5. Consent Agenda A. Approval of September 20, 2012 Public Hearing/Regular Meeting Minutes. B. Approval of Ordinance No. 2012-22 for amendments to Chapter 26, Cable …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
The Fifth Annual "Covering the Bases" fundraiser will kick off Friday in Acworth.
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Thursday, September 13, 2012
The Acworth Police Department is gearing up for the Fifth Annual "Covering the Bases" fundraising event. The event kicks off at 7 p.m. this Friday and runs overnight through 7 p.m. Saturday at the Horizon Field located in the Acworth Sports Complex. During this 24-hour event, there will be concerts, a movie and a dance club on the field, midnight kickball, presentation of colors, National Anthem, and the start of fall baseball season. Help support the Horizon League and all the special athletes at this event. For more information please contact Captain Tony Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org. Watch the video above for highlights from last year's "Covering the Bases", and click here for a breakdown of this year's scheduled activities during the…
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
An officer found Douglas Jay Postell unresponsive in his cell at the Acworth Detention Center.
Authorities have identified the inmate who was found dead Saturday as 53-year-old Douglas Jay Postell of Acworth. Acworth police said Postell was in custody from a DUI arrest on Aug. 15 and had a bond set. An inmate at the Acworth Detention Center was found dead Saturday morning and the case is being investigated, according to the Acworth Police Department. An officer noticed an unresponsive white male lying on his bed inside his cell at about 7:30 a.m, and discovered that the man had died. Authorities have not released the identity of the 53-year-old man, who appears to have died of natural causes in his sleep, as there are no signs of foul play. Because this incident occurred inside the Acworth Detention Center, the case was turned over …
Sunday, July 29, 2012
A 55-year-old man reportedly drowned Sunday near Ragsdale Road in Acworth.
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Sunday, July 29, 2012
The victim has been identified as Thomas King of Marietta. According to investigators, King rented the paddle board and accessories from a local sporting goods store and was not wearing a life jacket at the time of the incident. The Acworth Police Department would like to remind the public of the importance of life vests when out on the water, regardless of their swimming capabilities. A 55-year-old man drowned Sunday afternoon while on a paddle board in Lake Acworth, according to the Acworth Police Department. Officers arrived at South Shore Park on Ragsdale Road at around 1:40 p.m. after witnesses reported seeing a man on a paddle board going under the water. Cobb authorities responded to the scene as well and were able to locate and …