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3 teens arrested for Walmart hijacking

3 teens arrested for Walmart hijacking

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Three 16 year olds have been arrested and charged with stealing a car at gunpoint from the parking lot of the Peachtree City Walmart.

The robbery happened at around 2:30 p.m. Saturday, when one of the suspects pointed a gun at a woman and demanded her car.

Police tried to pull over the stolen car on Highway 74. When the suspect failed to stop, a high speed chase began. It ended when the suspect crashed the car while trying to exit Interstate 285 at Cascade Road, according to Peachtree City Police Lt. Mark Brown.

The driver, who lives in southwest Atlanta, is being held on a number of charges, including armed robbery, hijacking, attempting to allude, drug possession and being a member of a street gang.

2 stores robbed over the weekend

2 stores robbed over the weekend

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Two Peachtree City businesses were robbed at gunpoint over the weekend.

The first robbery happened at around 9:45 p.m. Saturday at the Flash Floods convenience store on the corner of Crosstown Drive and Joel Cowan Parkway.

Peachtree City Police Lt. Mark Brown said the suspect, who had a gun, entered the store and demanded money. He drove off on a motorcycle after receiving cash.

Several customers were in the store at the time. They described the suspect as a white man, about 6 feet tall and 200 to 230 pounds, with fair skin and light-colored eyes. He was wearing baggy blue jeans, a black motorcycle jacket and a black or dark blue motorcycle helmet.

The second incident happened at around 8:15 p.m. Sunday at Pitts Stop on Petrol Point near McIntosh High School.

Brown said the second robbery was similar to the first one -- the suspect entered the store, demanded money from the clerk and ran after receiving cash.

Peachtree City man faces 47 fraud charges

Peachtree City man faces 47 fraud charges

ATLANTA -- A federal grand jury has indicted a Peachtree City man on 26 counts of wire fraud and 21 counts of mail fraud for stealing from his employer.

DeMarco Doxie, 43, is charged with creating a fake business to embezzle money from Ennis Paint, where he worked as a health and safety manager.

"While entrusted with an important position in his company, this defendant took advantage of and violated his employer's trust, using his position to embezzle money on a routine basis over a long period of time," U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said in a statement. "People who brazenly steal from their employers in this manner should expect to be held accountable."

Teen arrested for assault on golf cart path

Teen arrested for assault on golf cart path

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Peachtree City police are warning residents to be extra vigilant on the city's multi-use paths after a recent assault.

Sean McClenahan, 19, was arrested Monday in connection with an incident on a path near the Ardenlee subdivision in Kedron Village.

The victim told police she was running along the trail when someone in a golf cart rode up behind her and grabbed her backside. She gave investigators a detailed description of the suspect, which led to McClenahan's arrest.

McClenahan was charged with sexual battery and taken to the Fayette County Jail to post bond.

Peachtree City police have offered some safety tips for residents who use the city's network of paths:

Jasmine Guy takes her campaign against child sex trafficking to Georgia Perimeter College

Jasmine Guy takes her campaign against child sex trafficking to Georgia Perimeter College

On the heels of a successful campaign launch for "I Am Not Yours!"- a campaign committed to taking a stand against child sexual exploitation, Jasmine Guy has been making her case in national media with the likes of 

3 Atlanta suburbs among nation's safest cities

3 Atlanta suburbs among nation's safest cities

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- Three metro Atlanta towns are among the safest cities in the U.S.

Every year, NeighborhoodScout.com lists America's safest cities of at least 25,000 residents according to the number of property and violent crimes per 1,000 people.

Johns Creek comes in at No. 14 on this year's list, while another north Fulton County town, Milton, is No. 39. On the south side, Peachtree City ranks No. 63, jumping from No. 67 in 2012.

Johns Creek and Peachtree City are also among Georgia's top 10 suburbs, according to a 2012 study by Coldwell Banker.

2 arrested for selling drugs to undercover cops

2 arrested for selling drugs to undercover cops

FAYETTE COUNTY, Ga. -- Fayette County Sheriff's investigators recently arrested two young people in separate incidents of trying to sell marijuana to undercover officers.

On Jan. 11, David Lopez was arrested at the Home Depot in Peachtree City for selling the drug to police. The 21-year-old Newnan man was charged with selling marijuana.

Nineteen-year-old Tremaine Williams of Riverdale was arrested Jan. 14 at the Citgo gas station on Highway 138 near the border of Clayton and Fayette counties. Fayette County Sheriff's Det. Josh Shelton said Williams tried to run when he discovered he was selling marijuana to cops, but was caught. He was charged with obstruction and selling marijuana.