Saturday, August 25, 2012
Bad acting, clunky car chase scenes, saucy language and perverted violence are all ways to describe this week's movie.
Dax Shepard plays a reformed bank robber living with his girlfriend and real-life fiance Kristen Bell. When they go on a trip to L.A. for a job interview the fun begins in "Hit and Run." The two are being followed by Tom Arnold, an official overseeing Shepard's Witness Protection Progam, and they are also being stalked by Bradley Cooper, who plays a lowlife in desperate need of some confiscated property. This car chase movie is not for the easily offended. In fact, just about everyone, on some level, should be offended. This brand of comedy is not even slapstick; it's just vicious in nature. If you are a huge fan of muscle cars, you may find this film amusing. But it is still questionable with the price of admission. The Flick-O-Meter …
Monday, June 4, 2012
A look at the top Patch stories not far from Alpharetta and Milton.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, June 4, 2012
Man Presumed Drowned in Allatoona - Cartersville Patch Authorities are searching for a man believed to have drowned near a boat rental facility at a military recreation area on Sandtown Road in Cartersville. Bartow County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Jonathan Rogers said in an e-mail that witnesses reported two men in the water who appeared to be drowning at the U.S. Navy facility at about 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Bystanders rescued one of the men, both of whom are between the ages of 26 and 30, but the other man went missing and may have drowned. A search for him is in progress. Authorities have not released either man's identity. Police Announce Hit-and-Run Charges - Canton-Sixes Patch Charges have been announced in the hit-and-run that injured a …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
The following arrest information was supplied by the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety. It does not indicate a conviction.
Motorist First Backs into Car, Then Into Woman A woman pumping gas at the BP station on Windward Parkway watched another vehicle back into her car and then got hit herself when the driver backed up again as she took a photo of its license plate. Five days later, on Jan. 25, Alpharetta police arrested Justin Tyler Ivy, 18, on charges of felonious aggravated assault and hit and run. He was released on Jan. 27 from Fulton County Jail on $25,000 bond. The victim said she was pumping gas on Jan. 20 at 11:23 p.m. when a silver Lexus ES300 backed up from another parking space into her car. Its driver pulled back into the parking space, and a passenger got out and went into the store. She said she walked to the back of the Lexus to take a photo of…
Thursday, October 13, 2011
The following information was supplied by the Alpharetta Public Safety department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
A 20-year-old Milton woman was cited after an accident at the intersection of Windward and Deerfield parkways just before 5 p.m. on Dec. 2. According to the driver of the other vehicle, he was driving west on Windward through the intersection with a green light when another vehicle turned left in front of him. He was unable to avoid hitting the other car. Its driver left the scene. When Alpharetta police arrived on the scene, they found the car driven by the other person behind the Walgreens at the intersection, but not the driver. With the help of Milton police, they found her, the niece of the owner, at a Milton address, more than an hour after the accident. The Milton woman was cited for failure to yield and leaving the scene of an …
Friday, July 29, 2011
The following arrest information was supplied by the Alpharetta police department. It does not indicate a conviction.
Hit and Run Results in Arrest An Alpharetta police officer noticed traffic backed up behind a MARTA bus on Windward Parkway on July 17. As traffic moved forward, the officer noticed a sudden stop followed by a puff of smoke coming from a vehicle. Two cars then pulled into a parking lot while the smoking car continued driving. The officer noticed the car that kept driving had a busted windshield before he stopped it. Upon closer inspection, the vehicle's airbags were deployed and it was apparent that the vehicle was involved in a wreck and did not stop. The driver was cited for following too close, driving without a license and hit and run. Fraud Leads to Arrest An Alpharetta officer responded to a fraud in progress on July 18 at Wells …