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Cobb police investigate Smyrna carjacking

Cobb police investigate Smyrna carjacking

UPDATE: The victim's car was found in Fulton County on Thursday, May 26. Police still do not know who stole it.

SMYRNA, Ga. -- Cobb County police are currently investigating a carjacking that happened just before 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25.

According to investigators, a 22-year-old woman was sitting in her car near the Five Guys restaurant at 4500 West Village Place in Smyrna when she was approached by a man with a gun.

The suspect ordered the woman to get out of the car and leave all her personal items on the seat.

He then stole the car, described as a white 2005 Chevrolet Malibu with Georgia tag BJS9567.

The suspect is described as a white man, about 5'10" and with a muscular build. During the carjacking, he was wearing a white or gray T-shirt, a black ski mask and dark-colored gloves.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Cobb police at 770-499-3945.

Police investigate weekend DUI crashes

Police investigate weekend DUI crashes

SMYRNA, Ga. -- The Smyrna Police Department is currently investigating a series of car crashes that occurred on the East West Connector over the weekend.

At approximately 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, a black Saturn Vue was traveling through the Camp Highland Road intersection when it struck a curb and spun into a guard rail.

A Good Samaritan who witnessed the accident stopped to help the driver of the Saturn, later identified as 26-year-old Rozina Lynn Virani of Austell.

As the witness approached the scene, a white Ford Focus hit the Saturn. To avoid being part of the accident, the Good Samaritan jumped a bridge barrier wall and fell approximately 37 feet into a decommissioned railroad bed.

The male Good Samaritan used his cell phone to call 911.

New police records system available to Cobb residents

New police records system available to Cobb residents

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- The Cobb County Police Department recently completed its transition to a new records management system.

Citizens now have the capability of going online and searching the database known as P2C (Police 2 Citizen), which allows them to search for crime data in unincorporated Cobb County.

The types of crime available to search include burglary, entering auto, theft, trespass/damage, along with data on fraud and robberies.

An additional feature of the system is the user's ability to retrieve his or her own vehicle crash report.

Since P2C is computer based, it makes operations more convenient, efficient and accurate.

Check out P2C here.

Feds crack down on prescription drug trafficking

Feds crack down on prescription drug trafficking

ATLANTA -- A federal grand jury in Atlanta has charged a total of 13 defendants from two states with illegally trafficking in oxycodone and other prescription drugs.

The two cases arise out of intensified efforts to address Georgia's growing problem with prescription drug abuse.

"Prescription drug abuse is our nation's fastest-growing segment of illegal drug use, causing significantly more overdose deaths than cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin combined," said United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates.

In the first incident, 11 Georgia residents were charged with conspiring to forge oxycodone prescriptions and sell the illegally obtained tablets.

Smyrna police officer fired after arrest

Smyrna police officer fired after arrest

SMYRNA, Ga. -- A Smyrna police officer was fired after being arrested for felony possession of marijuana and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime on Thursday, Apr. 7.

Clyde Cook, 55, was fired by Smyrna Chief of Police Stanley E. Hooks.

Cook was arrested by agents from the Cobb County Sheriff's Office after a traffic stop on Canton Road in Woodstock.

During the stop, officers could smell marijuana coming from Cook's car. They searched the car and found a large amount of the drug, including some hidden in Cook's pants.

The marijuana allegedly belonged to a passenger in the car.

Agents notified the Smyrna Police Department of Cook's arrest. Members from the department's Internal Affairs Office and Criminal Investigative Division responded to the scene to conduct an immediate internal investigation, which revealed that Cook violated the Stand of Conduct and Code of Ethics.

Cobb sandwich shop robbed

Cobb sandwich shop robbed

ATLANTA, Ga. -- The Cobb County Police Department's Robbery Squad is currently investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the Schlotzsky's on Cobb Parkway.

Around 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Apr. 6, a male suspect entered the restaurant and demanded that employees open the cash register. After they complied, he ordered them into a back office and forced the manager to open the safe.

The suspect fled the store after receiving money. Nobody was injured.

Witnesses described the suspect as a black man, about 5'10" with a medium build. He was wearing black clothing and a mask, and may have been armed with a gun, as he kept his hand in his pocket as though he were carrying a weapon during the robbery.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Robbery Squad at 770-499-3945.

Police investigate Taco Bell robbery

Police investigate Taco Bell robbery

SMYRNA, Ga. -- The Cobb County Police Department's Robbery Squad is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Apr. 3 at the Taco Bell on South Cobb Drive.

According to the investigation, employees were working in the back of the restaurant when they were approached by a man who came out of the woods with a long barreled gun.

The man demanded money; after receiving cash, he ran from the store.

The suspect is described as a dark skinned black man, about 25 to 30 years old, wearing dark clothing and a mask.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call the Robbery Squad at 770-499-3945.