Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Missing/Endangered Adult Male

Please help us locate Kenneth Williams.  Williams was last seen near the Chevron (4129 Marietta Hwy, Canton, GA.  30114) at around 10:00 PM, Monday, September 18, 2017.  He was dropped off at the Chevron by a friend, who stated Williams had said that he may attempt to harm himself.

Canton Officers, Detectives and other agencies have been made aware and are attempting to locate Mr. Williams. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Williams, please call 911.

Williams, Kenneth
37 yrs. Old
White male, red hair and green eyes
Last seen wearing: Orange hat, white tank top, light colored shorts
Home:  Elijah, Ga




Thursday, September 14, 2017

Runaway/Missing Teen Found

Update September 14, 2017

Police in Idaho Springs, Colorado received a 911 call from a concerned citizen who had seen Mayci's information on a "Missing Person" post and recognized the vehicle that Mayci was driving. Idaho Springs Police were then able to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle and positively identified Mayci Olschewske as the driver. Mayci is safe and the family has been notified.

We would like to thank all agencies involved and the public for their assistance in finding Ms. Olschewske.


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Previous Post - September 7, 2017

Missing / Runaway Teen Investigation – Update


Police Detectives continue to actively investigate the whereabouts of Mayci Olschewske who left her residence on August 31, 2017. Detectives have maintained daily communication with the Olschewke family in order to give them regular updates on leads in this case.

Facts surrounding this investigation:

 Mayci has been entered as a runaway on the Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) system. In addition, a description of her vehicle has also been listed

 Mayci is listed as missing with The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

 She, along with her vehicle, are listed on the National License Plate Reader (LPR) data base, which means any Law Enforcement Agency with an LPR, will receive an immediate notification if they have contact with the 2002 Hyundai Santa-Fe.

 Her cell phone is being checked daily for activity and, if turned on, can be pinged for a location.

 Her social media pages are being checked daily for activity.

 Detectives are working to secure all cell phone and social media data that occurred before she left her residence last Thursday.

 We have been in contact with the Georgia Bureau of Investigations (GBI) and the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance / resources to assist in locating Mayci.

 Numerous surveillance videos (gas station, local ATM .etc,) have been collected and viewed which show her by herself during the same time period soon after she left her residence on August 31, 2017.

 Has Mayci runaway before? Yes

 To this point, no phone or credit cards, other than the debit card used to withdraw money at a locate ATM on the morning Mayci left, have been used that are associated with the runaway teen.

 We have been in contact with Mayci’s friends in order to obtain important information about what she may have relayed to them before she left home and any facts they have that will help us locate her.

 Our Missing / Runway bulletin has been shared over 6,500 times on social media and also has thousands of shares on other websites.

 Our thoughts are with the family during this difficult time as we continue to work hard to locate Mayci Olschewske.

Again, the Police Department asks anyone who knows anything about this case or the whereabouts of Ms. Mayci Olschewske to call 911, the agency main number at 770-720-4883 or e-mail us at pdinfo@cantonga.gov.

This is an on-going investigation and more information / updates will be released when available.


Pictures are from the day she was last seen




08/31/2017 Publix outside ATM, 1451 Riverstone Pkwy, Canton, GA 30114



08/31/2017 Murphy Express gas station 1556 Riverstone Pkwy, Canton, GA 30114



08/31/2017 Publix outside ATM, 1451 Riverstone Pkwy, Canton, GA 30114



Update 9/5/2017:

Canton Detectives are still actively looking to locate Mayci Olschewske. Detectives are thankful for the leads that have come in via social media and Ms. Olschewske's family and are reviewing multiple surveillance videos from different locations.

No phone or credit cards have been used that are associated with Ms. Olschewske from when she was last seen. Detectives are aware that she does have ties to Florida and are following those leads.

Mayci Olschewske W/F

Hgt: 5'05

Wgt: 133

Eyes: Green

Hair: Blonde

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August 31, 2017:

Can you help us locate this individual?

The pictured female is 16-year-old Mayci Olschewske who was last seen on August 31, 2017 at her residence in Canton. Mayci is believed to be driving her White 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe (WPQ909) that has some front-end damage. Mayci may be heading to Paulding County, Georgia.

If you see Mayci or her vehicle please contact 911. If you have any information as to Mayci’s whereabouts, contact Detective Tom Priest at the Canton Police Department.

Phone: 770 720-4883
E-mai:ltom.priest@cantonga.gov







Sunday, September 10, 2017

Civilian Response to Active Shooter Cancelled


Due to the potential of severe weather, the Active Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) training has been cancelled.  The event will be rescheduled at a later time.

CANCELED...
The Canton Police Department in partnership with the First Baptist Church of Canton will be hosting a community training program for Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE). This course is designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend strategy that was developed by the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center located at Texas State University. Agency instructors will be teaching this course that is designed to provide strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event.

This extremely important program is open to all citizens and will be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 from 6:00—7:30 pm., at the First Baptist Church of Canton located at 1 Mission Point, Canton Ga. 30114. Seating will be at a premium and on a first come - first serve basis. Children are welcome to attend but parental guidance is strongly recommended as some of the presented material will contain scenes that are sensitive to some viewers.

Chief of Police Mark J. Mitchell stated, “Throughout this year, we have held CRASE events around our City and the program has been a huge success. Close to a thousand citizens previously attended the life saving training that was very well received. I strongly believe this interaction is another avenue where we can establish long lasting relationships and trust with our community. Additionally, this also educates our community on the fact that all law enforcement in Cherokee County is educating our citizens on how to respond and react to an Active Shooter incident.”

Chief Mitchell added, “I would like to thank the First Baptist Church for working with us to host such an important community event.”    

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Runaway/Missing Teen

Missing / Runaway Teen Investigation – Update 

Police Detectives continue to actively investigate the whereabouts of Mayci Olschewske who left her residence on August 31, 2017.  Detectives have maintained daily communication with the Olschewke family in order to give them regular updates on leads in this case.  

Facts surrounding this investigation:

Mayci has been entered as a runaway on the Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) system. In addition, a description of her vehicle has also been listed
Mayci is listed as missing with The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
She, along with her vehicle, are listed on the National License Plate Reader (LPR) data base, which means any Law Enforcement Agency with an LPR, will receive an immediate notification if they have contact with the 2002 Hyundai Santa-Fe.
Her cell phone is being checked daily for activity and, if turned on, can be pinged for a location.
Her social media pages are being checked daily for activity.
Detectives are working to secure all cell phone and social media data that occurred before she left her residence last Thursday.  
We have been in contact with the Georgia Bureau of Investigations (GBI) and the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance / resources to assist in locating Mayci.  
Numerous surveillance videos (gas station, local ATM .etc,) have been collected and viewed which show her by herself during the same time period soon after she left her residence on August 31, 2017.  
Has Mayci runaway before? Yes
To this point, no phone or credit cards, other than the debit card used to withdraw money at a locate ATM on the morning Mayci left, have been used that are associated with the runaway teen.
We have been in contact with Mayci’s friends in order to obtain important information about what she may have relayed to them before she left home and any facts they have that will help us locate her.  
Our Missing / Runway bulletin has been shared over 6,500 times on social media and also has thousands of shares on other websites.
Our thoughts are with the family during this difficult time as we continue to work hard to locate Mayci Olschewske.      

Again, the Police Department asks anyone who knows anything about this case or the whereabouts of Ms. Mayci Olschewske to call 911, the agency main number at 770-720-4883 or e-mail us at pdinfo@cantonga.gov.

This is an on-going investigation and more information / updates will be released when available.

Pictures are from the day she was last seen:


08/31/2017 Publix outside ATM, 1451 Riverstone Pkwy, Canton, GA 30114

08/31/2017 Murphy Express gas station 1556 Riverstone Pkwy, Canton, GA 30114

08/31/2017 Publix outside ATM, 1451 Riverstone Pkwy, Canton, GA 30114



Update 9/5/2017:

Canton Detectives are still actively looking to locate Mayci Olschewske.  Detectives are thankful for the leads that have come in via social media and Ms. Olschewske's family and are reviewing multiple surveillance videos from different locations.  

No phone or credit cards have been used that are associated with Ms. Olschewske from when she was last seen.  Detectives are aware that she does have ties to Florida and are following those leads.


Mayci Olschewske W/F 
Hgt: 5'05
Wgt: 133
Eyes: Green
Hair: Blonde 

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August 31, 2017:
Can you help us locate this individual?

The pictured female is 16-year-old Mayci Olschewske who was last seen on August 31, 2017 at her residence in Canton. Mayci is believed to be driving her White 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe (WPQ909) that has some front-end damage. Mayci may be heading to Paulding County, Georgia. 

If you see Mayci or her vehicle please contact 911. If you have any information as to Mayci’s whereabouts, contact Detective Tom Priest at the Canton Police Department.

Phone: 770 720-4883
E-mai:ltom.priest@cantonga.gov



Friday, September 1, 2017

Community Event & Walk of Healing / Unity



On Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 11:30 – 1:30 pm., the Canton Police Department, in partnership with the Canton Housing Authority, Open Door Church, Iglesia Pentecostes el Faro, Zion Baptist Church, St. Paul AME, Mt. Calvary Church and City of Covenant Church will host a Community Cookout and Walk of Healing / Unity.  The event will be located in the parking lot of Zion Baptist Church and St. Paul AME at 400 Crisler Street, Canton, GA 30114. 

Officers and members of our Churches will be grilling hot dogs and providing chips and drinks for those in attendance. This simple setting will be an important time of open dialogue and conversation for Officers and Citizens to learn more about each other, build trusting relationships and a time to discuss any needs in the Community / Police Department. The overall goal of this event will be to show we are united as one (1) Community together to improve the quality of life for everyone and we will not tolerate violence or crime in our City.   
   
Chief Mark J. Mitchell stated, “Over the past several years, our community outreach programs have strengthened the vital trust and relationships needed between our department and those we serve every day.  However, we have more work to do. Working together as one (1) united Community, our commitment and resolve will pay very important dividends now and in the future. This unified partnership will allow us to continue to effectively communicate, maintain transparency, address criminal activity and public concerns. We are excited about this event and look forward to seeing everyone there.”
Chief Mitchell added, “I would like to thank the dedicated Pastors and Reverends of each of our churches for their partnership and collaborative work on this Community Project.” 


       



                        

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Entering Auto Investigation


The pictured individual is wanted for questioning regarding an entering auto that occurred on August 26, 2017 between midnight and 7:00 am in the River Green Subdivision.

The suspect used a brick to attempt to gain access to the cab of a government vehicle. The suspect was then able to gain entry through the hard shell cover over the truck bed and stole the Agents tactical vest with "Federal Agent" marked on the front and a medical trauma kit that was attached to the vest.

If anyone recognizes or can identify the individual please contact the Canton Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 770-720-4883.

There is a $250 reward being offered by the victim that leads to an arrest, conviction and the recovery of stolen property.

*No weapons or credentials were taken.*


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Monday, August 28, 2017

New Canton Police Patrol Zones


Today, the Police Department implemented a new Zone / Beat operational system for Officers to utilize during their patrols of the City. The old system featured four (4) Patrol Zones for the nearly fourteen and a half (14.5) square miles of Canton.

The updated Patrol Zones will feature three (3) areas.

Zone (1) will be the area north of Etowah River and Riverstone Parkway;

Zone (2) will be the area south of Etowah River which includes Marietta Hwy and Hickory Flat Highway south to Exit 14 at 1-575;

Zone (3) will be the area covering downtown to include Cumming Hwy, Canton Marketplace and Northside Hospital – Cherokee.

As the agency works to add more Officers in the future, the plan is to separate the newly formatted zones into Patrol Beats. This will give Officers a smaller area to cover as it relates to calls for service, proactive efforts, community engagement and crime prevention. The agency will assess the new system over a ninety (90) day period in order to make additional adjustments if needed.

Police Chief Mark J. Mitchell stated, "We strongly believe this new arrangement of Zones and Beats has many benefits for the community and our department. The goal behind the design is to afford us the opportunity to be closer to calls for service and for our Officers to be seen more in all of the areas of our Community for strengthened citizen engagement and crime reduction. Additionally, our staff has researched our calls for service and their locations over the past year, this is an adjustment to meet those needs which will help us better serve our Community."

Chief Mitchell added, "I would like to thank the Supervisors and Officers in the agency who came up with the idea and the work they provided toward this new and improved Patrol initiative. I also want to thank the Cherokee Emergency 911 Center and their staff for their assistance with this new format.”

Please see the attached New Patrol Zone Map

Zone (1) shaded in light blue.

Zone (2) shaded in purple.

Zone (3) shaded in yellow.