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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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Former jail sergeant pleads guilty to punching inmate

A former Dawson County Sheriff's sergeant last week pleaded guilty to simple battery, nearly 18 months after he was accused of punching an inmate ...

January 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Jewelry heist suspect nabbed

Abigail Lee Kemp made no effort to hide her face as she casually walked into the Zales Outlet at North Georgia Premium Outlets last August ...

January 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Two charged after fake hostage report

Authorities responding to a report of a possible hostage situation in downtown Dawsonville last week took two men into custody in connection with making false ...

January 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Armed jewel thief in custody

The suspect in a string of armed jewelry robberies, including the August heist at Zales Outlet in Dawsonville, was taken into custody Friday in Smyrna.

January 09, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Clint Bearden sworn in as new Magistrate Court judge

Dawson County native Clint Bearden on Tuesday vowed to uphold the principles of justice and fairness in the law as the county's new part-time ...

January 06, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Overturned dump truck shuts down busy crossing

An overturned Mack dump truck shutdown the intersection of Hwy. 9 and Dawson Forest Road for several hours Monday evening as crews attempted to clear ...

January 06, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Teens charged in road crimes

Two Dawson County teens are facing a long list of criminal charges after authorities say they were involved in an aggressive driving incident that later ...

January 06, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


4 detained after possible hostage situation reported

Authorities have detained four people at a home in downtown Dawsonville after a third party caller reported a possible hostage situation.

January 05, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Sheriff recognizes top employees of 2015

Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle recognized his top employees of 2015 during the department's annual Christmas luncheon and celebration at the Georgia Racing Hall ...

December 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Dawsonville man arrested after fleeing traffic stop

A Dawsonville man faces a litany of charges after fleeing a traffic stop on Sunday.

December 23, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Authorities say threat unfounded at doctor’s office

Authorities continue to investigate who called in a bomb threat at a local doctor's office last week.

December 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


No threat found at doctor's office

Authorities on the scene at a local doctor's office where a bomb threat was phoned in this morning say they found no evidence of ...

December 17, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


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