GPD investigating violent crimes of opportunity

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin Police Department is investigating two separate incidents in which people appear to have been randomly targeted by armed assailants. The first case, an aggravated assault, was reported by 62-year-old Steven Driver, who said he was attacked after his vehicle became disabled. “…I met with Steven Driver, who stated that at […]

Nearly six-hour SWAT standoff results in warrants for Griffin man’s arrest

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A domestic-related call with a person threatening suicide Monday afternoon resulted in a SWAT callout for the Griffin Police Department. Lt. Daniel Jett, the public information officer for the GPD, said that while en route to the location, officers were advised by Spalding E911 that 22-year-old Javon Goodman was threatening suicide […]

Standoff ends with two arrests

STAFF REPORT ::: A two-hour standoff Friday afternoon ended with the arrest of 23-year-old Reginald Collier, who was wanted in connection with a March 27 robbery of the Dollar General store located at 21 Bicycle Road. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, personnel of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office’s Criminal Investigations […]

GPD: Dump truck used in attempted ATM robbery also stolen

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Investigators of the Griffin Police Department say an early Thursday morning attempted ATM robbery failed to elicit any cash for the perpetrators. Police have little initial information to go on, but have said the dump truck used in the incident was stolen. “A dump truck – it was a dump truck […]

GPD: GHS “shoe” fight was not unprovoked attack

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Officials of the Griffin Police Department say all four Griffin High School students videotaped fighting in a boy’s restroom Monday, Dec. 7, were voluntary participants. According to Lt. Mike Natale, of the Office of the Chief, the four GHS students fought over a false allegation of stolen shoes. He said the […]