SWAT standoff leads to investigation of Spalding assistant county manager, arrest of former Code Enforcement officer

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Spalding County Code Enforcement Officer Steven Arnold was on Saturday arrested after a standoff at his residence involving the Griffin Police Department SWAT Team and Uniform Patrol Division personnel. Police initially responded to Arnold’s Sylvan Lane residence in response to a 911 call reporting a suicide threat. The caller, later identified […]

Griffin Code Enforcement statistics indicate low ratio of citations to warnings

SHEILA MATHEWS ::: Griffin’s Code Enforcement initiative doubling to four the number of officers enforcing city ordinances will begin Feb. 1. Citing the Broken Window theory, which is frequently associated with community oriented policing, officials have promoted the increased effort as a plan that will reduce crime. “If the first broken window in a building […]