Dix: SCSO will protect city of Griffin residents; reports special op targeting drive-by shootings

STAFF REPORT ::: In response to the recent increase in drive-by shootings primarily centered in the city of Griffin, the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) conducted a special operation that resulted in dozens of arrests. This operation from May 2 to May 6 followed the Sheriff’s Office’s Operation Zero Tolerance, a nine-day special detail in […]

GPD: Friday murder suspect remains at large; considered armed and dangerous

STAFF REPORT ::: A stabbing in Griffin has left one man dead and police searching for the suspect. The Griffin Police Department on Friday responded at 4:08 p.m. to 110 Morris St. Apartment G, in response to a call reporting a person with a stab wound. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, 24-year-old Cortez Collier, […]

Unexpected snowfall aids in GPD and SCSO tracking entering auto suspect

STAFF REPORT ::: A Griffin man is facing charges related to entering an auto in the Forest Hills neighborhood. The Griffin Police Department reports that at approximately 2 a.m. Saturday, Uniform Patrol Officers patrolling in the area of Bieze Street spotted two men walking in the roadway. Authorities said when the UPD officers attempted to […]

GPD apprehends burglary suspect as store owner remotely viewed the crime

STAFF REPORT ::: An alert business owner reported a commercial burglary as it was in progress, which led to the speedy apprehension of one suspect by officers of the Griffin Police Department. Renish Panjwani on Monday at approximately 3:45 a.m. called in a report to Spalding E911 that he was watching live video footage of […]

GPD: Four juveniles charged in 11 entering auto cases

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin Police Department Uniform Patrol Division has arrested four suspects in a series of entering auto cases. According to a GPD press release, a report was received Nov. 16, referencing a burglary in progress at 1150 W. College St. Extension. Upon arrival, officers observed four individuals inside a secured fence at […]

GPD apprehends four home invasion suspects

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin Police Department on Thursday apprehended four suspects after receiving a report of a home invasion in progress. According to a press release issued by the GPD, personnel of the Uniform Patrol Division responded at approximately 1:09 p.m., with officers both making contact with the victim and saturating the area. Officials […]

Griffin PD officers scheduled hours reduced by change to 10-hour shifts

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: After being contacted by concerned individuals and upon receipt of a letter from a “concerned citizen,” all of which pertained to a schedule change for officers of the Griffin Police Department’s Uniform Patrol Division, The GRIP reached out to Chief Mike Yates seeking information on the issue. Of concern to some […]

Police: Known gang leader arrested

SUBMITTED ::: A July 26 traffic stop resulted in the arrest of Andre Noble, who authorities identify as a known gang leader. According to a press release issued by the Griffin Police Department, the traffic stop was conducted by Georgia State Patrol Trooper T. Flournoy, who stopped a white Mercedes for allegedly speeding in the […]

Sheriff: Man arrested on multiple counts of aggravated assault

STAFF REPORT ::: A Stockbridge man has been arrested by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office on multiple charges of aggravated assault and other crimes in connection with a Wednesday night incident in Northside Hill Apartments. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, Sgt. Josh Pitts, of the Special Operations Unit, was on […]

Sheriff: Investigation results in two arrests, dozens of drug and weapons charges

STAFF REPORT ::: Two Spalding County residents have been arrested on more than two dozen drug related and weapons charges. According to a press release issued by Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, personnel of the SCSO Special Operations Unit, with assistance from the Uniform Patrol Division, conducted an investigation on Feb. 19, that resulted in […]