Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
A 25-year-old man escaped through a window when his Victoria Landing Drive home caught fire. Neighbors said they heard an explosion around 1 a.m. Ryan Burt, neighbor who lived across the street said the man was trying to escape through a window above the garage. Burt then got his ladder to help the resident down, according to a Cherokee Fire and Emergency Services press release. The resident has a deep gash on his inner thigh and some smoke inhalation. He was taken to Kennestone Hospital to be checked out.
Monday, June 25, 2012
This time, the home of a Kelly Marlow supporter was targeted.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Patch got this letter from a reader Friday morning. Enjoy!
Last night (Thursday June 14th) while on Hwy 92, I saw a Woodstock Police Officer block off the east bound side of the road in front of the RaceTrac at Hames Rd with his lights flashing. As any curious citzen would be I watched from the west bound side as he exited his car & approached something in the road. He kneeled down to rescue a scared kitten coward down in the middle of the road. Way to go officer!! The moral of the story is - not all flashing police lights are for the purpose of writing tickets or handling illegal actions. It just goes to show all of us that we all have compassion. Even law enforcement. Have a good Day!! Jim Duncan
His car went down an embankment on Old Highway 5 in South Canton this afternoon.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
The following incident reports were provided by the Woodstock Police Department and do not indicate a conviction.
Haley Kirsten Payne, 21, of Roswell, was arrested on May 30 after an officer found marijuana in her car. Daryl Thomas Boykin, 42, of Clermont, was arrested on May 30 and charged with driving under the influence and reckless driving after he allegedly hit a traffic barrel in the construction zone of I-575. For more on this blotter, email Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch editor Jessie Gable.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Injuries from the fall proved too much for vets to fix.
Update: A new report said that the horse died en route to UGA and was not put down. Around 7 p.m. Monday night, Cherokee County emergency responders got a call to Curtis Road in Hickory Flat where a horse had fallen into a hole. Brittany Holt was riding the horse when she noticed that two of the riders and horses she was traveling with had difficulty crossing part of their trail. When her horse began to cross, the ground gave way and the horse began to sink. Holt told the Cherokee Emergency Services that she dove off the horse, but it began thrashing and got stuck even deeper. The large animal rescue team from Milton came and constructed an A-Frame to pull the animal out. For more local news, sign up for the free Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch…
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
An accident late Monday night near Piedmont and Bells Ferry Roads also hospitalized two others.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
An Acworth teenager has died after a two-vehicle accident in Northeast Cobb late Monday evening. Cobb Police Spokesman Officer Michael Bowman said that Laquan Hilton, 17, of Acworth, died after sustaining injuries in a crash at the intersection of Piedmont Road and Bells Ferry Road, where Piedmont becomes Barrett Parkway. The victim was a passenger in a 1990 Mazda Miata that collided with a 2006 Kia Sorrento shortly after 11 p.m. Monday, Bowman said. He said the Mazda, driven by Gabriel Hidalgo, 19, of Woodstock, was traveling westbound on Piedmont as it approached the intersection, then attempted a U-turn to the eastbound direction of Piedmont. At that point, Bowman said, the passenger side of the Mazda where Hilton was seated was …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The man is still recovering and will not be arrested until his recovery is complete.
Shane Rainwater, 36, of Acworth, has been charged with reckless driving, speeding and two counts of failure to stop at a stop sign and not wearing a seatbelt after driving his car through a house on May 6. Rainwater drove drove a Honda through a split-level house on Cedar Mill Crossing, near Kellogg Creek Road. Traffic investigators said Rainwater was traveling more than 70 mph in a 25 mph zone, according to a press release. Rainwater has been released from the hospital, but is still recovering from his injuries. He will not be arrested until he is better. For more local news, sign up for the free Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch newsletter, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.