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ID left at scene leads to south Forsyth hit-and-run suspect

ID left at scene leads to south Forsyth hit-and-run suspect

SOUTH FORSYTH — The man reportedly responsible for causing a high-pressure gas leak Saturday night in southwest Forsyth was arrested hours later after authorities traced an ID card found at the scene of the single-vehicle wreck to his home.

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Shoplifting sisters sought after striking 47 Targets

Shoplifting sisters sought after striking 47 Targets

CUMMING — They’re not quite a match for Forsyth County’s Bonnie and Clyde duo, but authorities are closing in on two sisters suspected of nearly 50 separate shoplifting incidents at various branches of a superstore chain.

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Missing Buford man's family increases reward to $50K

Missing Buford man's family increases reward to $50K

BUFORD — The family of a missing Buford man last seen three weeks ago is hoping a bump in the reward money will bring the needed information to find him.

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Two-vehicle south Forsyth wreck kills man, 54

Two-vehicle south Forsyth wreck kills man, 54

SOUTH FORSYTH — The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office has identified the 54-year-old man killed in a two-vehicle wreck Sunday night.

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Woman charged in northeast Forsyth shooting case arrested again

Woman charged in northeast Forsyth shooting case arrested again

FORSYTH COUNTY — A woman recently arrested for being in a car with a man who reportedly shot a 24-year-old in northeast Forsyth was detained Wednesday on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, authorities said.

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Woman suspected of theft after posing as bondswoman in Forsyth

Woman suspected of theft after posing as bondswoman in Forsyth

FORSYTH COUNTY — Authorities are encouraging anyone who may have fallen victim to a woman who posed as a bail bondswoman in Forsyth County to come forward.

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North Forsyth mom tackles burglar leaving her house

North Forsyth mom tackles burglar leaving her house

NORTH FORSYTH — Hey, burglars: Think your most vulnerable victim is a mother? Think again. If not, you may get tackled.

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Forsyth sheriff's officer receives national training certification

Forsyth sheriff's officer receives national training certification

FORSYTH COUNTY -- When Forsyth County’s new jail opens in March, it will have a 16-year veteran of the sheriff’s office leading correctional training with a newly earned national certification that only one other person in Georgia shares.

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Authorities find more than $100,000 in drugs, cash at Gainesville home

Authorities find more than $100,000 in drugs, cash at Gainesville home

GAINESVILLE — Drugs worth almost $89,000 and about $23,700 in cash was found at a Sherry Lane home authorities searched Thursday, according to a news release from the Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad.

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Police charge man with murder in Gainesville hotel slaying

Police charge man with murder in Gainesville hotel slaying

GAINESVILLE — The man Gainesville police were searching for in connection with a Jan. 10 homicide at Sun Suites Hotel has been charged with murder in the case.

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Man found slain in Gainesville hotel identified

Man found slain in Gainesville hotel identified

GAINESVILLE — Gainesville Police have identified the victim in Saturday’s slaying at the Sun Suites extended stay hotel.

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Authorities seek man connected to Gainesville hotel slaying

Authorities seek man connected to Gainesville hotel slaying

GAINESVILLE — Authorities are looking for a Gainesville man connected to a homicide at the Sun Suites Extended Stay Hotel on Ga. 369/Jesse Jewell Parkway.

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Gainesville police investigate hotel slaying

Gainesville police investigate hotel slaying

GAINESVILLE -- Gainesville Police and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are investigating a homicide Saturday at the Sun Suites Hotel on Jesse Jewell Parkway.

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Cumming home at center bank official’s fraud case

Cumming home at center bank official’s fraud case

GAINESVILLE — The former vice president of an Ellijay-based bank has been convicted of bank fraud after claiming to own a house in Cumming and then collecting more than $20,000 in rental and security deposit payments on it.

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South Forsyth man charged in fatal shooting of longtime girlfriend's adult son

South Forsyth man charged in fatal shooting of longtime girlfriend's adult son

SOUTH FORSYTH — A 25-year-old man succumbed to his wounds at an area hospital Wednesday night after being shot in his mother’s south Forsyth home, authorities said.

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Two kilos of heroin seized at home in Cumming

Two kilos of heroin seized at home in Cumming

CUMMING — Authorities say they found about two kilos of heroin — the largest Forsyth County bust of its kind in recent memory — Wednesday afternoon at a north Cumming home.

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One shot during dispute over money in northeast Forsyth

One shot during dispute over money in northeast Forsyth

NORTH FORSYTH — The shooting of a 24-year-old man in northeast Forsyth over the weekend has resulted in the arrest of four acquaintances, including the alleged gunman, authorities say.

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Forsyth woman charged for theft during time as Cherokee’s elections director

Forsyth woman charged for theft during time as Cherokee’s elections director

CANTON — The former director of elections in neighboring Cherokee County has been charged with felony theft after officials say she used a county credit card for personal charges.

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Parents of late South grad seeking statewide remedy

Parents of late South grad seeking statewide remedy

STATESBORO -- The parents of Michael Joseph Gatto, the 18-year-old from Forsyth County who died after a violent encounter with a 20-year-old bouncer at Rude Rudy’s bar in Statesboro on Aug. 28, want Georgia’s laws changed to make places that sell alcoholic beverages more responsible.

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Two who used stolen cards at Cumming Walmart sought

Two who used stolen cards at Cumming Walmart sought

CUMMING — Authorities are looking for two suspects in connection with recent vehicle break-ins and the use of stolen credit cards at the Cumming Walmart.

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Man arrested after Dawsonville Kroger robbery

Man arrested after Dawsonville Kroger robbery

DAWSONVILLE — A man wanted in connection with at least two bank heists in Kentucky was arrested Monday, days after authorities say he allegedly robbed the Dawsonville Kroger.

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Hunt continues for suspect in attempted robbery of southwest Forsyth bank

Hunt continues for suspect in attempted robbery of southwest Forsyth bank

SOUTHWEST FORSYTH — Authorities continued their hunt Tuesday for a suspect who a day earlier reportedly attempted to rob the United Community Bank in the Midway community of southwest Forsyth.

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Officials yet to release name of woman whose body was found in south Forsyth

Officials yet to release name of woman whose body was found in south Forsyth

SOUTH FORSYTH — The name of the woman whose body was found Saturday near McFarland Parkway/Exit 12 off Ga. 400 will be released later this week, authorities said.

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South Forsyth burglary suspect arrested in stolen clothes

South Forsyth burglary suspect arrested in stolen clothes

SOUTH FORSYTH — Forsyth County Sheriff’s deputies dispatched to a burglary alarm near Ga. 400 in south Forsyth encountered and detained the suspect while en route to the business early Monday.

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Hunt on for suspect in attempted robbery of southwest Forsyth bank

Hunt on for suspect in attempted robbery of southwest Forsyth bank

SOUTHWEST FORSYTH — Authorities are looking for a suspect who reportedly attempted to rob the United Community Bank in the Midway community of southwest Forsyth.

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Forsyth authorities offer tips for safe holiday shopping, shipping

While two unrelated arrests involving merchandise bought with stolen credit cards occurred over a three-hour span Tuesday in Forsyth County, they were part of a criminal trend that is especially active in the holiday season leading up to Christmas, authorities say.

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Man charged after attempted package theft from FedEx truck in south Forsyth

Man charged after attempted package theft from FedEx truck in south Forsyth

SOUTH FORSYTH — In what appears to be part of a holiday trend across metro Atlanta, authorities say a Lawrenceville man was arrested Tuesday in south Forsyth for attempting to intercept a package of iPhones that had been purchased with a stolen credit card.

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Two arrested in Forsyth after stolen credit card used for $1K online shoe-shopping spree

Two arrested in Forsyth after stolen credit card used for $1K online shoe-shopping spree

NORTH FORSYTH — Two Atlanta men were arrested Tuesday morning in Forsyth County after they reportedly stole a credit card and used it to order two pairs of high-end shoes, authorities said.

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Phone scams targeting elderly in Forsyth

Phone scams targeting elderly in Forsyth

FORSYTH COUNTY — It’s not a new phenomenon, authorities say, but callers creating fake scenarios to scam people out money and personal information is “always there” and “always evolving.”

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Hundreds of Forsyth arrest warrants tossed after high court ruling

Hundreds of Forsyth arrest warrants tossed after high court ruling

FORSYTH COUNTY — In the wake of a recent Georgia Supreme Court ruling addressing the way misdemeanor probation violations are handled, hundreds of Forsyth County arrest warrants will be canceled.

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