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Man charged with attempted murder in March stabbing

Investigators believe fight between two men led to stabbing

A 21-year-old Roswell man was arrested Thursday afternoon (April 28) on a charge of attempted first-degree murder in connection with the stabbing of another man following a verbal and physical altercation outside an apartment in March. (Read More)

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Neighborhood Watch taking back unwanted prescription drugs April 30

Roswell Neighborhood Watch, working with the Roswell Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will again offer citizens an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. (Read More)

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Don’t let children get trapped in hot vehicles

Extra awareness called for as weather heats up in spring and summer

As temperatures rise in the coming weeks and months, so also must awareness of the importance of never leaving children inside unattended vehicles. The temperature inside a parked vehicle can quickly reach lethal levels in hot, or even warm, weather. Babies and other young children, and pets as well, are not able to escape a hot vehicle on their own. (Read More)

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With public’s help in providing information, teenager arrested for stealing museum’s spaceship

Information still sought to help track down two other suspects

A Roswell teenager was arrested Saturday (March 26) in connection with the theft of a spaceship decoration from behind the International UFO Museum and Research Center that occurred a week earlier. The teen is one of three suspects in the larceny case. (Read More)

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Man fatally shot by officer after pointing gun at three officers

Suspect refused to drop weapon during standoff

Roswell Police Department officers responded late last night (Saturday, March 26) to a call of a pickup truck driving erratically and someone in the pickup having pointed a gun from it. Officers located the pickup and conducted a felony traffic stop, which led to a brief standoff with a man with a shotgun. The man refused to obey officers’ orders to drop the weapon and he eventually pointed the gun at officers, resulting in one officer firing a shot that struck and killed the man. (Read More)

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Standoff ends peacefully after alleged assaults with gun

Man surrenders when SWAT team enters house

A 23-year-old Roswell man was arrested early today (Wednesday, Feb. 3) after a nearly four-and-a-half-hour standoff with police in the central part of the city that began after the man allegedly pointed a gun at his brother and then at a responding police officer. (Read More)

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Tax season is also scam season

Be aware of callers claiming to represent the IRS

With the new year comes tax-filing time, and with that, Roswell residents can expect a new wave of phone scams from callers claiming to be with or represent the IRS or another “federal government” agency. (Read More)


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Information sought to locate kidnapping/rape suspect

Two arrests made, third suspect identified in separate incidents with same victim

Two local men have been arrested and police are seeking a third Roswell man in connection with a kidnapping and rape of a teenage girl that is alleged to have occurred Friday (Jan. 8) and to have been followed by an unrelated second rape of the same victim that same day. (Read More)


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Full-Time Positions


Full-Time Positions
Closing Date
Sanitation Worker Senior Solid Waste July 29
Animal Control Officer
Animal Control August 1st
City Attorney
Administration Until Filled
Library Director
Library Until Filled
Grounds Maintenance Worker, Senior
Parks Until Filled
Air Maintenance Worker
Air Center
Until Filled
Until Filled

Animal Shelter Veterinarian

Animal Shelter Until Filled

Facilities Maintenance Specialist

Air Center Until Filled

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Public’s help sought to identify, locate armed robbers

Subjects stole cash from teenager
Information is being sought to help identify and locate three gun-toting subjects who robbed a teenager of his cash Oct. 9 as the teen was walking on the campus of Job Corps, a residential academic and career technical training program located on the “base” area of south Roswell. (Read More)





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