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Sheriff issues scam warning

Sheriff issues scam warning

Sheriff Bittick warns Monroe Countians about a scam making its way through Georgia.

He says scammers have found a new way to take victims' money.

Read the full release from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office:

A new scam is making its way through Georgia and Sheriff John Cary Bittick is warning all citizens not to fall victim to this most recent scam.

As with most scams, the latest involves the victim turning money over to a stranger. But since most victims have learned the hard way that money shouldn’t be wired or transferred to an unknown bank account or banking institution, scammers have found a new way to take victims’ money.

Macon-Bibb Crime Files

Macon-Bibb Crime Files

Tuesday files:

Date: April 14

Incident type: Contact person

Location: 3825 Cathy Drive, Macon

Father, son arrested in car repair scam

Father, son arrested in car repair scam

Bryron police arrested a father and son accusing them of scamming drivers and the elderly with a car repair scam.

Police said Timothy Crow and his son, Robert Crow, would spray brake fluid behind people's back tires and then tell the drivers they have a brake-line leak and that the car is dangerous to drive.

The men, according to police, would charge the travelers $50 to $100 to fix the line until the drivers can get to a repair shop.

Detective Melanie Bickford said the two men have scammed as many 15 drivers since Thanksgiving. The incidents happened on spots just off Interstate 75, in Bibb, Houston and Peach counties.

Timothy Crow is being held at the Bibb County jail and Robert Crow is in custody at the Peach County jail. The men are facing charges in multiple counties, according to a Byron police news release.

Police are asking people who may have been scammed by the pair to call (478) 956-2493.


Man charged with Roy Street triple shooting

Man charged with Roy Street triple shooting

Bibb County deputies have arrested a man in connection with a Sunday night triple shooting on Roy Street in Macon.

A news release says 27-year-old Adrian Fletcher has been charged with three counts of aggravated assault as well as a probation violation. He was arrested around 1 a.m. Tuesday and is now in the Bibb County jail.

Fletcher sits in jail, without bond.

Judge rules on Northeast rape lawsuit

Judge rules on Northeast rape lawsuit

A federal judge says the mother of a girl allegedly raped at Northeast High School cannot sue Bibb County schools for damages.

However, the lawsuit filed on behalf of the girl herself will go forward in federal court.

Man robs west Macon gas station

Man robs west Macon gas station

A West Macon convenience store was robbed early Thursday morning.

According to a Macon police news release, a man walked into Circle K Food Mart and demanded money from the cashier. The store is located at 5011 Romeiser Drive, off of Eisenhower Parkway near Middle Georgia State College.

The clerk gave the man money and then ran from the store.

The alleged robber also left on foot.

The suspect is believed to be in his 30s.

Anyone with information is asked to call Macon police at 478-751-7500.