Media Releases

2020 Media Releases

  1. ACCPD Needs Help Identifying Commercial Burglary Suspects

    ACCPD detectives are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying two male suspects responsible for committing a series of commercial burglaries in the area. Detectives believe the suspects use a pry bar on a rear door to gain access to the business. Read on...
  2. UPDATE – January 14, 2020 - Rape Reported near Dearing Street and Church Street

    ACCPD would like to speak with a young couple who detectives believe were in the area (Finley Street and Dearing Street) near the time of the incident who may have seen the suspect. Read on...
  3. Rape Reported near Dearing Street and Church Street

    ACCPD is investigating a Rape which occurred earlier this morning in the area of Dearing Street and Church Street. According to ACCPD’s initial investigation, a 21-year old female reported that she was raped by a tall male with an athletic build. Read on...
  4. Two Juveniles Detained After Stealing Vehicle

    ACCPD received a call reporting a Stolen Vehicle on Sunday, January 5th at approximately 5:00pm. During the call, a victim reported his 1993 Chevy Pickup truck was stolen from a gas station at 2545 Atlanta Highway. Read on...
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2019 Media Releases

  1. Suspicious Person in Weatherly Woods

    Around 2:00 pm on Monday the 23rd, ACCPD responded to the Weatherly Woods subdivision in response to a suspicious person call. Read on...
  2. ACCPD Hosts 5th Annual Shop with a Cop

    This Saturday, 100 Athens-Clarke County children will shop for presents for their families at ACCPD’s 5th annual Shop with a Cop program. Read on...
  3. ACCPD Obtains 15 Warrants for Felony Lane Gang Member

    On December 9th , ACCPD obtained 15 arrest warrants for Emma Patrice McIlwain, 28 years old from Punta Gorda, Florida, for her involvement in Felony Lane Gang crimes in Athens, Georgia, in late October, 2019. Read on...
  4. Robbery at Milledge Avenue Convenience Store

    Around 4:00am this morning, ACCPD responded to the 100 block of North Milledge Avenue to a Robbery call at a Golden Pantry Convenience Store. Officers spoke with the clerk who stated that a black male entered the store and ordered the clerk ... Read on...
  5. One Arrested for Armed Robbery

    Exercise Caution During Online Transactions On Friday, December 6th around 4:00pm, ACCPD responded to an Armed Robbery call in the 200 block of Rolling Ridge Drive. Read on...
  6. Baxter Street Substation Open to Obtain Reports

    To better serve the community, the Baxter Street substation is now open for the public to obtain reports. “In our efforts to be accessible to the community, and in response to citizen requests,” said ACCPD Deputy Chief Mike Hunsinger... Read on...
  7. Sexual Assault at Downtown Bar

    The Athens-Clarke County Police Department is investigating the sexual assault of a 21-year-old female that occurred at Hedges on Broad, 346 E. Broad Street, on November 24, 2019. Read on...
  8. Exercise Caution with Social Media Transactions

    Earlier this week, two separate victims were robbed at gunpoint after they arranged transactions via Facebook. In both incidents, a cell phone was advertised for sale through the social app. Read on...
  9. Royale Road OIS Body Worn Camera Footage Released

    Officers’ body worn camera footage from the October 26th Officer Involved Shooting on Royale Road will be released at a press conference later today. Read on...
  10. Shooting at Rocksprings Court

    At 2:03pm, ACCPD responded to a Shooting call in the 100 block of Rocksprings Court. When officers arrived, they located a female victim (38 YOA) inside her residence who had been struck by gunfire. Read on...
  11. Madison County Deputy Arrested (& UPDATES)

    Earlier this morning, ACCPD arrested 32-year-old Winford “Trey” Terrell Adams, III, a Madison County (Georgia) Deputy Sherriff. Adams was charged with Murder stemming from a domestic incident that occurred on November 10th. Read on...
  12. Social Media Threat Leads to Juvenile Complaint

    On November 7th, detectives submitted and obtained a juvenile complaint for a Clarke County School District (CCSD) middle school student. The complaint stems from an October 30th school threat made via social media. Read on...
  13. ACCPD Searching for Burglary Suspect (& UPDATES)

    ACCPD is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Bryson Hamilton, a 21-year-old AthensClarke County resident. After extensive investigation by our detectives, evidence has connected Hamilton to at least 23 Burglaries, Read on...
  14. Officer Involved Shooting – Royale Rd. (& UPDATES)

    Shortly after 8:00 pm officers were dispatched to the 150 block of Royale Rd., in reference to investigating a noise complaint call between two neighbors. Officers were informed that one neighbor had threatened to shoot the other neighbor. Read on...
  15. Suspect Wanted for Questioning (& UPDATES)

    ACCPD is asking for the public’s help in identifying this robbery suspect from an incident in the downtown area earlier this morning, October 26, 2019. I Read on...
  16. A Spooky Good Time with the ACCPD this Saturday

    This Saturday, October 26th, ACCPD’s East Precinct Training Room will be transformed into a Haunted House. Read on...
  17. Officer Involved Shooting – Chalfont Drive (& UPDATES)

    Shortly after 10 am today, officers responded to a suspicious person call on the 100 block of Chalfont Drive. Dispatchers advised officers that the subject may be armed with a knife. Read on...
  18. UPDATE: October 14, 2019 – ACCPD Releases Sketch of Pope Street Suspect

    The Athens-Clarke County Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying the suspect portrayed in a sketch released today. According to detectives, the suspect possibly has tattoos on his neck and forehead. Read on...
  19. Armed Robbery on Pope Street

    Just after noon today, ACCPD responded to an Armed Robbery call in the 300 block of S. Pope Street near Waddell Street. At the scene, officers spoke with a 21-year-old male who stated he was robbed by a black male with a weapon. Read on...
  20. Joint Press Release: ACCPD Issues Juvenile Complaint for CCSD Student

    On October 9, 2019, a Clarke County School District (CCSD) student became distressed during class and made a verbal threat that referenced a weapon. Read on...
  21. Officer Involved Shooting – 190 Baxter Drive

    Shortly after 5:00 pm, ACCPD responded to a domestic violence call at 190 Baxter Drive. Upon arrival, our officer encountered a 28-year-old male who was involved in a domestic violence incident. Read on...
  22. Entering Auto Arrests

    At approximately 1:30 am on September 30th, officers responded to an Entering Auto that took place in the 200 block of Morning Drive. Read on...
  23. ACCPD Warns Public of Homemade Vaping Cartridges

    In light of recent health-claims related to vaping, ACCPD would like to warn citizens to use caution when purchasing vape cartridges as they may be tainted with THC and other chemicals. Read on...
  24. Two Entering Auto Subjects Apprehended

    Concerned citizens have led to the apprehension of two Entering Auto subjects over a couple of days. Read on...
  25. Suspect Shoots Himself near Baxter Street

    On September 12th at approximately 10:30 pm, ACCPD was investigating a domestic dispute in the 100 block of Baxter Drive. ACCPD attempted to stop an individual who was believed to be involved. Read more...
  26. Warrants Issued for Londell Nunn, Jr. for Armed Robberies

    Recently, ACCPD obtained warrants for two counts Armed Robbery for Londell Nunn, Jr. for incidents that occurred earlier this month. Read on...
  27. ACCPD Warns Public of Homemade Vaping Cartridges

    In light of recent health-claims related to vaping, ACCPD would like to warn citizens to use caution when purchasing vape cartridges as they may be tainted with THC and other chemicals. Read on...
  28. Two Entering Auto Subjects Apprehended

    Concerned citizens have led to the apprehension of two Entering Auto subjects over a couple of days. Read on...
  29. Burglary at Hawthorne Avenue Restaurant

    At approximately 4:45 am on September 3rd, ACCPD was dispatched to a Burglary that occurred at a fast food restaurant at 999 Hawthorne Avenue. Upon arrival, ACCPD met with an employee Read on...
  30. Lay Coach Arrested for Misdemeanor Battery

    On August 30, 2019, ACCPD obtained a warrant for one count of Misdemeanor Battery against Anthony Lonon, a Clarke County School District employee. The battery charge stems from an incident between Lonon and a student athlete after a football practice. Read on...
  31. Gun Confiscated at Clarke Central High School

    Earlier today, our School Resource Officer (SRO) at Clarke Central High School was made aware that a student on school grounds was in possession of a pistol. Read on...
  32. Family Honors ACCPD, GBI, and PARMC

    At a ceremony on September 5th, Carmen and Dean Dabney honored the Athens-Clarke County Police Department, Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center, and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation with donations for their combined efforts in the case of UGA Read on...
  33. Three Pedestrian Accidents – ACCPD Reminds Pedestrians to Use Caution

    Over the past three days, there have been three Pedestrian Accidents in Athens-Clarke County. Two pedestrians died and one is in a local hospital in serious condition. Read on...
  34. UPDATE: Response to Shooting Incident in 600 Block of College Avenue

    After an ACCPD investigation, Oscar Zarco (29, Athens) was arrested for Battery, 2 counts of Cruelty to Children in the 3rd Degree, and Aggressive Driving. According to witnesses and our investigation, the incident stemmed from Zarco’s aggressive driving Read on...
  35. Response to Shooting Incident in 600 Block of College Avenue

    At 9:15 am this morning, ACCPD responded to a possible shooting in the 600 block of College Avenue. As word of the shooting spread in the community, several schools and businesses in the area made the determination to place their facilities on Read on...
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