Wednesday, July 25, 2012
A Milton resident was charged with reckless conduct after a passerby asked an Alpharetta police officer to check on children left in a parked SUV in 92 degree weather.
A Milton woman was arrested in Alpharetta after her 5- and 2-year-old children were left in the family's SUV in a store parking lot in 92-degree heat on Tuesday, July 24. A passerby stopped an Alpharetta police officer patrolling Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store at 3:38 p.m. and asked him to check on a black Honda Pilot that she believed had small children locked inside. The officer spotted two unattended children inside the SUV. The vehicle was not running, and only one window was cracked open a half inch. The young children were crying and sweating. The older of the two children, who appeared to be 4-5 years old, at first didn't want to open the locked door to a stranger. Alpharetta Fire was alerted to come to the scene, but the older child…
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The following arrest information was supplied by the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety. It does not indicate a conviction.
A man from Lexington, S.C. is accused of stealing power tool batteries from Lowe’s on June 11. A loss prevention employee at Lowe’s told police that store security cameras showed the man cutting open plastic packages that contained the batteries. He then put them in his pockets and left the store. The store employee confronted the man and walked him back to the training room to wait for police. The batteries, totaling about $379, were recovered, and the man was charged with shoplifting over $300. Dine and Dash Leads to Arrest Two men from Duluth were arrested on June 14 for eating at Waffle House and leaving without paying their bills. Alpharetta Police were on the lookout for a silver SUV occupied by two men. They spotted a similar car at…
Friday, January 6, 2012
Local residents can visit one of the three fire stations taking part in the open house on Saturday, Jan. 14.
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Friday, January 6, 2012
Start making plans for next weekend so you can get your children over to an Alpharetta fire station on Saturday, Jan. 14 for an open house. The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety’s Fire Services division said the public is invited to the event at three Alpharetta Fire Stations. The open houses will run from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Jan. 14. Local residents and guests are invited to tour the stations, check out the equipment and speak to local firefighters. Parents, bring a camera and take pictures of your children enjoying the sights and sounds of the fire stations, the firefighters and the really big fire engines. Gary George, director of Alpharetta Public Safety, strongly encouraged city residents citizens to take advantage of this …
Thursday, October 27, 2011
New lieutenants picked city, job for many of the same reasons other residents moved to Alpharetta.
Recently the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety promoted two officers to lieutenant. Dennis Valone and Trent Lingram took their new positions earlier this month, and were honored in a short ceremony at the department headquarters on Old Milton Parkway. Valone was hired in June 2007 out of Florida, where he had been working as a detective. He started out working in training, and helped get the Reinhardt University Public Safety Academy set up, said Gary George, director of Public Safety. "He spent almost as many hours at Reinhardt University at the academy as he did at work," George said, because it took a long time to put together. Valone came out first in the lieutenant list. He took over the "D" Shift in Uniform Safety Patrol after a…
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
National Night Out called a success because these businesses helped out.
The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety presented an official letter of appreciation and a plaque to businesses that helped make the National Night out a success this summer. "This is for their support and contribution to the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety in our endeavor to fight crime and provide the greatest possible service to the citizens and community we serve," said Gary George, director of the department. He said the 2011 National Night Out was an outstanding success because of their participation. "Your commitment to excellence in community partnership is admirable, and a fine example for all of our businesses," George said. He had special thanks as he handed out plaques to the business representatives who were able to …
Monday, September 19, 2011
Several armed intruders entered home through open garage door.
UPDATED 11:15 a.m., Sept. 19: Alpharetta police continue the investigation into a home invasion and robbery of a Garrick Point home in Glen Abbey subdivision on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 8:45 p.m., according to George Gordon, Department of Public Safety spokesperson. The family told police that the father was working in the home's garage, with one door open at the time, according to the incident report released today, Sept. 19. As the homeowner walked into the home, three men wearing ski masks, gloves and dark clothing stormed into the house behind him. At least two of the men had semiautomatic handguns. The victim's wife attempted to flee through the laundry room door, but she was tackled to the floor by one of the suspects. The incident …
Friday, September 2, 2011
Forsyth County authorities are ready for the large crowds at the lake and Georgia State troopers will be patrolling interstates and secondary roads over the Labor Day weekend.
Local public safety officials and the Georgia State Patrol (GSP) are gearing up for a busy holiday travel period. Labor Day weekend is typically seen as the last weekend of the summer season. According to Capt. Jason Shivers with the Forsyth County Fire Department, authorities are expecting tremendous crowds on Lake Lanier over the three day weekend. During a meeting on Thursday at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers office, Shivers said every agency in the county discussed their holiday preparations and schedules. "For Forsyth County Fire we do have trained, equipped personnel on standby at the ready should we be needed to respond at Lake Lanier," he said. Shivers pointed out that fire personnel would not be at the lake or on the …
Friday, August 19, 2011
Ceremonies held at the Department of Public Safety
In ceremonies held at the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety on Friday, the city of Alpharetta promoted Wes McCall to the rank of Fire Battalion Chief and Sean Woods to the rank of Police Captain. Gary George, director of Public Safety and Emergency Management for the City of Alpharetta, conducted the presentations.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Not all methods require voter approval.
Milton City Council learned from consultants on Aug. 8 how the city could fund its proposed $5.8 million public safety building with and without voter approval. Finance Director Stacey Inglis introduced the consultants, Dianne McNabb and Michael McDonald of PMF, who explained the five financing methods. "We are an independent financial adviser working with governments in Georgia," McNabb said. The company works with local governments to ensure they have the best options "[we] issue loans to ensure that they have the best, most efficient options." The consultants explained the advantages and disadvantages of five financing alternatives: Pay GO Private placement/Bank loan General Obligation Bonds Public Facilities Authority Revenue Bonds …
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Millions of hours with no safety blemish leads to contribution.
Alpharetta-based Colonial Pipeline made a $1,000 donation to the Alpharetta Public Safety Foundation. The occasion was the pipeline company going 12 millino work hours without a safety loss,said Ray Reese, Health, Safety and Security leader for Colonial Pipeline. Reese said the company learned about the foundation through its liaison with the city's Public Safety Department, Capt. Justin Wilson, its Homeland Security officer. The Alpharetta Public Safety Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization states on its Web site that it is dedicated to maintaining world class public safety to the citizens of Alpharetta. Founded in 2006, The Alpharetta Public Safety Foundation directly supports the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety.