A routine traffic stop in downtown Dawsonville early Saturday led to the arrests of four people on felony drug charges, authorities said. According to the Dawson County Sheriff's Office, those arrested include: Stephanie Adkins, 40, of Gainesville; Joseph Cansler, 42, of Sweetwater, Tenn.; and Crystal Tyner, 28, and Samuel Smallwood, 39, both of Madisonville, Tenn.
Three people face theft and drug charges after a probation verification visit turned up more than $16,000 worth of stolen equipment from a new Fulton County high school. According to the Dawson County Sheriff's Office, 23-year-old Donald B. Watts of Orlando, Fla., was charged with two counts of theft by receiving stolen property, one felony and one misdemeanor, as well as misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for a suspicious fire June 12 at a vacant building. "We're looking at this as a set fire," said Dawson County Emergency Services Deputy Chief and Fire Marshal Tim Satterfield.
Authorities say a multi-agency law enforcement sweep uncovered an elaborate indoor marijuana-growing operation in western Dawson County. According to Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle, drug agents found more than two dozen marijuana plants in the basement of a home on Hensley Way and made one arrest.
A Dawsonville man serving life in prison for aggravated child molestation made a case last week for a new trial. Northeastern Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Bonnie Oliver is considering the matter, which she heard Thursday.
A former member of Dawson County's planning board has been found guilty of trafficking methamphetamine. Elbert Phil Clark, 63, received a 20-year sentence, with 12 years to be served in prison and the remainder on probation.
A Dawsonville man convicted of vehicular homicide in February received a 10-year sentence for the 2010 incident that claimed the life of a 24-year-old Gainesville woman. According to authorities, Colon Louis Hartzler, 45, was driving under the influence of alcohol on June 25, 2010, when passenger Jenna Fitzgerald fell from his Jeep and was struck by a minivan on Ga. 400.
Georgia's highest court has dismissed appeals filed by a local couple against the city of Dawsonville over a motorsports park in western Dawson County. According to Tuesday's unanimous opinion written by Supreme Court Justice David Nahmias, West and Helen Hamryka failed to follow the correct procedure when filing their appeals.
Top officials at the Dawson County Sheriff's Office are confident the agency will receive state certification in the near future. Assessors with the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police spent two days last week reviewing protocol and analyzing data the sheriff's office compiled for the certification process. "At the end of their visit, we were 100 percent compliant," said Lt. Col. John Cagle. "We feel like we're in very good shape for the certification." ...
On April 23, emergency officials responded to reports of a fire on Hwy. 9 near Dawson Forest Road. "I got the call about 11:45 p.m. from someone who was driving by and saw the sign on fire," said Sheriff Billy Carlisle, who is seeking a fourth term.
Local authorities are awaiting the extradition of a suspect who reportedly swindled an elderly Dawson County man out of more than $8,000. Johnny Shane Wells, 21, of North Augusta, S.C., was arrested in Shelbyville, Ind., in mid-March after a bank employee alerted police to a possible suspicious check.
A man accused of attempted rape during a New Year's Eve party in Big Canoe has pleaded guilty to the charges. Jose Alfredo Delafuente, 49, was sentenced as a first offender and received a 14-year sentence with a year to be served in jail and the remainder on probation.
Samantha Moulder admits firing a gun for the first time was scary, but also exciting. Moulder, 16, was one of about three dozen participants that drove to a gun range in Cumming in late February to take a firearms training course offered through the Dawson County Sheriff's Citizens Law Enforcement Academy.
Authorities are praising the efforts of a teenager who caught a burglary suspect at his family's Grizzle Road home Friday. Dawson County Sheriff's Capt. Tony Wooten said the 17-year-old arrived home from school to find the basement window open.
A former longtime Dawson County Sheriff's deputy accused of inappropriate sexual conduct while on duty has pleaded guilty to the charges against him. Mark Louis Caruana, 48, of Lumpkin County admitted Feb. 16 that he had lied to investigators when questioned about an incident reported by a 24-year-old Dawson County woman in September.
Charges have been filed against the Forsyth County teenage driver involved in a June fatal car surfing wreck that claimed the life of a 16-year-old Dawson County girl.
Charges have been filed against the teen driver in the fatal car surfing wreck that killed a Dawson County teen in June.
Sentencing has been delayed for a 34-year-old Dawsonville man convicted last week on eight counts of cruelty to children.
A Dawsonville man has been charged with felony aggravated assault in connection with a shooting Thursday afternoon off Kelly Bridge Road in southwestern Dawson County.
A Dawsonville man is in custody charged with felony aggravated assault in connection with a shooting off Kelly Bridge Road Thursday afternoon in southwestern Dawson County.
A Dawsonville teenager indicted earlier this year for alleged sex crimes has been acquitted of all charges.
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.
A Dawsonville man and Wingman Motorcycle Club member was found guilty in Gainesville's federal court on weapons charges in September.
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