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Fayetteville Police Department receives its CALEA Accreditation

Fayetteville Police Department receives its CALEA Accreditation

FAYETTEVILLE – (submitted by Fayetteville Police Department) On March 26, 2011 the Fayetteville Police Department went before the Commission for Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) review board.

The board, comprised of three CALEA Commissioners conducted a review of the December 2010 on-site inspection administered by CALEA at the Fayetteville Police Department. The review board made a recommendation that the Fayetteville Police Department be re-accredited. 

At a banquet held in Bethesda, Maryland on March 26, 2011, the CALEA Commission awarded the Fayetteville Police Department its fourth CALEA Accreditation. The police department has been CALEA Accredited since 2002.

A presentation before City Council will be held upon receipt of the certificate.

Haire, now charged with Murder, in case of 5 month old

FAYETTEVILLE-- (Fayette County Sheriff's Department) On February 25, 2011 Fayette County Sheriff’s Investigator’s arrested Steven Anthony Haire, 22, of Franklin in connection with the death of Zachery Freeman, 5 months old, related to an incident that occurred at a north Fayette County home. Fayette Investigator’s arrested and initially charged Haire with Cruelty to Children in the First Degree.

The incident took place on February 21, 2011 when Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies along with Fayette County EMS responded to a home on West Lane in reference to a 5 month old child who was not breathing.

Fayetteville Police Looking for Foot Locker Thieves Caught On Video

Fayetteville Police Looking for Foot Locker Thieves Caught On Video

FAYETTEVILLE, GA -- (fayettedailynews.com) Fayetteville Police are searching for three suspects who burglarized the Fayetteville Foot Locker store early Thursday morning.

While police haven’t caught the trio, surveillance cameras did. Det. Mike Whitlow said that around 4 a.m. Thursday morning, a silver vehicle, possibly a newer model crossover, backed up to the front door of the store.

Three males exited the vehicle and smashed Foot Locker’s front door using a tool similar to the Halligan tool fire departments use, Whitlow said.

The men entered the store and began throwing boxes of shoes and packages of socks into the rear of the vehicle. The men made off with an indeterminate amount of socks and shoes, including children’s shoes, he noted.

Whitlow said the police are hopeful that someone will view the video and recognize the men or the vehicle.

Sheriff's Department Apprehend Burglars Despite Dangerous Conditions

Sheriff's Department Apprehend Burglars Despite Dangerous Conditions

Despite the arctic conditions, on January 12, 2011 Fayette County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Fayetteville Police Department made two arrests in reference to a home invasion at a north Fayette County home. The incident took place when Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a home invasion in progress where an East Point Police Officer was held at gun point inside his home by two masked suspects. Investigators are not yet releasing the identity of the suspects due to the ongoing investigation.

At approximately 10:08 PM Fayette County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence located in north Fayette County when the victim, who is an East Point Police Officer called 911 and told the Fayette County dispatcher that two suspects wearing masks, displayed a gun and robbed him inside his home.

The victim told Fayette County deputies at least two masked suspects forced their way into his home displaying a shotgun.

Five Fayetteville Convenience Store Clerks Arrested for Selling Beer to Minor

Last week, members of the Fayetteville Police Criminal Investigations Unit (CI Unit) conducted a sting operation called “Special Operation Beer Buy 2010". During this operation the CI Unit used an underage informant who attempted to purchase alcohol from twelve convenience stores in the city.

Of those twelve stores the informant was successful in securing an alcoholic purchase in five of them.

Fraud Seminar at Sam's Auditorium, October 26th

The Fayette County Police Department, in conjunction with the United States Secret Service will be conducting a fraud seminar at the Sam’s Auditorium at the LaFayette Educational Center (205 LaFayette Avenue, Fayetteville) on October 26, 2010 at 6:00 PM.

The purpose of the seminar is to provide information on current fraud schemes, ways to protect personal information and what to do if you become a victim.

This event is being sponsored by the Southern Federal Credit Union and the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce.

Admission is free, there will be information handed out, a short presentation, a question and answer session and promotional giveaways. All Fayette residents are invited and encouraged to attend.

For additional information about the seminar, contact Fayetteville Police Department Detective Mike Whitlow at 770-719-4222.

Johns Creek Police Need Your Help

JOHNS CREEK, GA -- Have you seen this woman? Police in Roswell and Johns Creek say that she is wanted in connection with an entering auto case and credit card fraud.

On Sept. 23, a victim reported that her wallet had been stolen. She did not know where it had been taken from. Shortly after, her credit cards were used at the Target store located at 2625 Peachtree Parkway, Johns Creek.

Police believe this is the same woman who committed a recent burglary in Roswell. In that case, stolen credit cards were used at the Target store at 2650 Holcomb Bridge Road, Alpharetta, and at Wal-Mart stores in Fayetteville and Riverdale.

The suspect is a white female. Police believe that she had a male accomplice in the Roswell incident.

If you have any information in these cases, contact Inv. M.L. Stokes with the Forsyth County Sheriff's Department (678-513-5878) or Det. D.