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Shoplifters take $9,000 in coats from Outlets

A pair of brazen thieves lifted nearly 20 designer jackets valued at more than $9,000 from a shop at North Georgia Premium Outlets Friday evening.

October 14, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Authorities investigating multiple break-ins at workshop

Investigators with the Dawson County Sheriff's Office are asking for help in identifying the two suspects that allegedly broke into a local workshop three times in the last several weeks.

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


3 injured when teen driver collides head-on with fire engine

The teen driver that collided head-on with a Dawson County fire engine last week remained hospitalized on Tuesday with injuries she sustained in the crash.

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Inmate charged with making up murder story

Authorities have charged a Lumpkin County man with giving false statements after he reportedly took local investigators on what they are calling a wild goose chase in search of a dead body.

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Dawson man charged with vehicular homicide

Vehicular homicide charges have been brought against a Dawson County man who was also seriously injured in a collision that killed an elderly woman.

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Dawsonville woman charged with DUI in downtown crash

A Dawsonville woman has been charged with driving under the influence after authorities say she crashed into a brick sign, overturned and came to rest against a tree in downtown Dawsonville Saturday afternoon.

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Jail commander announces bid for sheriff

Veteran lawman Maj. Jeff Johnson last week announced his intention to run for Dawson County Sheriff.

September 23, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Judge rules on pre-trial motions in murder case

While the trials of two men charged in connection with the 2014 death of a Dawson County man did not begin as originally scheduled last week, motions on behalf of the defendants continue to move the case forward.

September 23, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


DNR officer on Lake Lanier wins national award

When announced last week as the national boating officer of the year, Georgia Department of Natural Resources Cpl. Jason Roberson said it's his family that ought to see some of the spotlight.

September 23, 2015 | By Nick Watson DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS


Marijuana growers arrested in separate busts

Two Dawson County men are facing felony charges in connection with growing marijuana.

September 23, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


GBI sketch released of woman in Zales armed robbery

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office has released a rendering by a Georgia Bureau of Investigation sketch artist of the woman wanted in connection with last month's armed robbery of Zales Jewelry at North Georgia Premium Outlets.

September 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


No threat found at school

Despite rumors circulating that Dawson County High is on lockdown, sheriff's officials say their investigation has revealed no threat to the school.

September 17, 2015 | David Renner | CRIME/COURTS


Shoplifters hit outlets

Bandits continue to target North Georgia Premium Outlets, this time shoplifting nearly $3,000 in merchandise from more than a half dozen stores at the outdoor mall.

September 16, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Dawsonville jewelry heist could be part of tri-state crime spree

The unidentified woman that made off with more than $13,000 worth of jewelry during an armed robbery at North Georgia Premium Outlets last month is now being considered a suspect in at least three other jewelry store heists.

September 15, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Murder trial continued in coach’s death

The trial of a Dawson County man accused of fatally shooting a popular Little League coach last November has been continued.

September 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


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Attorney for accused jewel thief wants some charges dropped

The attorney for a woman accused of robbing Zales Outlet in Dawsonville last summer wants some of the charges against her client dropped, according to ...

May 25, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Delivery driver reports armed robbery

The driver of a delivery van was reportedly robbed at gunpoint Friday evening in western Dawson County.

May 23, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Deputy resigns following DUI arrest in Lumpkin

A Dawson County Sheriff's deputy tendered his resignation following his arrest in Lumpkin County when he was charged with driving under the influence of ...

May 19, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Man critically injured in motorcycle crash

Charges are pending against a Dawsonville woman who authorities say pulled into the path of a motorcycle traveling south on Ga. 400 in Dawson County ...

May 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Citizen journalist files federal wrongful arrest lawsuit

Attorneys for a citizen journalist arrested at a political rally in 2014 at Burts Pumpkin Farm have filed a federal lawsuit claiming the arresting officers ...

May 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Veteran deputy facing termination following DUI arrest

A veteran Dawson County deputy is on unpaid administrative leave following his DUI arrest in Lumpkin County last week.

May 04, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Suspected outlet mall shoplifter nabbed in Forsyth

A south Georgia man suspected of shoplifting at the North Georgia Premium Outlets in Dawson County was arrested last week in Forsyth, officials said.

April 27, 2016 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff | CRIME/COURTS


North Forsyth traffic stop yields 1,000 doses of meth stashed in can of peaches

A 46-year-old Dawsonville woman was arrested after a recent traffic stop in north Forsyth, during which authorities found about 1,000 suspected doses of methamphetamine.

April 20, 2016 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS


Dawsonville man accused of rape

A local man has been charged with rape in connection with an alleged beating attack at his Dawson County home.

April 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


No threat found in suspicious package

Authorities investigating a suspicious package under a vehicle in the parking lot of Walmart in Dawsonville have found no threat.

April 07, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Dawsonville man charged with child molestation

A Dawsonville man was arrested last month on three counts of child molestation.

April 06, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Gunfire near Dawson-Forsyth line triggers rumors, social media frenzy

Local law enforcement is investigating reports of gunfire Sunday night in north Forsyth, not far from the Dawson County line.

April 04, 2016 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS


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