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Teen acquitted of sex crimes

A Dawsonville teenager indicted earlier this year for alleged sex crimes has been acquitted of all charges.

October 30, 2013 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Designer jeans targeted in heist

About $8,000 in designer jeans is missing from True Religion at North Georgia Premium Outlets after authorities say at least two suspects smashed through a front window of the business overnight Friday.

October 23, 2013 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Motorcycle gang defendant convicted

A Dawsonville man and Wingman Motorcycle Club member was found guilty in Gainesville's federal court on weapons charges in September.

October 23, 2013 | By Emma Witman DCN Regional Staff | CRIME/COURTS


Shoplifting suspect hurt in crash

A suspected shoplifter was critically injured in a single-vehicle crash Sept. 25 on Dawson Forest Road after authorities say she attempted to run over a sheriff's deputy.

October 02, 2013 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Four injured when SUVs collide on 400

Four people were injured Thursday afternoon in a two-vehicle wreck that shut down southbound traffic on Ga. 400 in Dawson County for nearly an hour.

October 02, 2013 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Woman on ‘most wanted’ list caught

One of Dawson County's most wanted was apprehended last week, some 18 months after authorities say she stole several thousand dollars from a local woman.

September 18, 2013 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Drug sweep nets six arrests

Six people were arrested last week for their alleged involvement in what authorities described as a Dawson County-based methamphetamine trafficking operation.

September 11, 2013 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Car chase ends in Forsyth

A shoplifting suspect was arrested Monday after leading Dawson County sheriff's deputies on a car chase into Forsyth County.

September 11, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS


Drug sweep nets 6 arrests

Six people were arrested Wednesday for their alleged involvement in what authorities described as a Dawson County-based methamphetamine trafficking operation.

September 06, 2013 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Motorists urged to use caution

Two wrecks within an hour Friday had authorities reminding motorists to use caution over the Labor Day holiday weekend.

August 28, 2013 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Drug court grads get second chance at life

Dawson County's drug treatment court offers first-time felony offenders a chance to get back on their feet and have a second chance at life.

August 21, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS


Man charged with child sex crimes

A 45-year-old Dawson County man remains in custody without bond after his arrest last week on a variety of felony counts involving child sexual abuse.

August 21, 2013 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Woman accused of taking DNR truck

A Dawsonville woman was arrested last week after she reportedly took a Department of Natural Resources pickup truck from Amicalola Falls State Park.

August 07, 2013 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Man charged with credit card scheme

A Riverdale man who led deputies on a chase through two counties earlier this month faces nearly a dozen local charges involving credit card fraud.

July 31, 2013 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Former football player arrested

Former University of Georgia and NFL quarterback Quincy Carter was arrested earlier this month and charged with family violence simple assault, a misdemeanor, after authorities say he allegedly threw a child safety seat at his girlfriend in downtown Dawsonville.

July 24, 2013 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


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Man charged under new state law

A 20-year-old Dawsonville man is the first to be charged locally under a new state law that prohibits sending sexually explicit photographs without the consent of the person depicted.

August 20, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Report details use of force incident

Personnel documents released by the Dawson County Sheriff's Office detail the use-of-force incident that resulted in the firing of a jail sergeant earlier this month.

August 20, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Jailer will lose post

The termination process is underway for a Dawson County Detention Center shift supervisor accused of punching an inmate in June.

August 13, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


County wants clemency answers

County commissioners are demanding answers after a state board's ruling last month to grant clemency to a convicted murderer.

August 13, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Motorcycle collides with SUV, killing one on Hwy. 9

A 21-year-old Baldwin man was killed on July 29 after he lost control of his motorcycle and collided with a pickup truck on Hwy. 9.

August 06, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Local man charged with pandering, solicitation

A 37-year-old Dawsonville man was arrested last week on pandering and solicitation charges.

August 06, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Teachers resign after incident in Gilmer Co.

Two teachers involved in an incident that ended with the arrest of one of the women in Gilmer County last month have both resigned from the Dawson County school system.

July 30, 2014 | David Renner | CRIME/COURTS


Checkout clerk charged in thefts from Walmart

An 18-year-old Gainesville woman has been arrested in connection with the theft of about $6,800 from a Dawsonville retailer.

July 30, 2014 | David Renner | CRIME/COURTS


2nd arrest in church burglaries

A second suspect has been arrested for his alleged involvement in a string of church burglaries over the past several months.

July 23, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


No clean getaway for burglary suspect

Dawson County Sheriff's investigators cracked the case of a missing dishwasher by following a blood trail that led them --eventually-- to the alleged culprit, who lives down the street.

July 16, 2014 | David Renner | CRIME/COURTS


Man faces rape, kidnapping charges

A 43-year-old Dawsonville man faces kidnapping, rape and other charges after he reportedly assaulted a woman over four days at a home in western Dawson County.

July 16, 2014 | David Renner | CRIME/COURTS


Arrest in church burglaries

Authorities have arrested a Dahlonega man believed to be responsible for a string of church burglaries in Dawson and Lumpkin counties.

July 16, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Death row inmate granted clemency

A local family is devastated after the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles commuted the death sentence of convicted killer Tommy Lee Waldrip on July 9.

July 16, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Arrest made in church burglaries

Authorities last night arrested a Dahlonega man believed to be responsible for a string of church burglaries in Dawson and Lumpkin counties.

July 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Ga. board grants clemency to death row inmate

A local family is devastated after the state's pardons and parole board on Wednesday commuted the death sentence of convicted killer Tommy Lee Waldrip.

July 10, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


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