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Man indicted in Cobb County diamond heist

Man indicted in Cobb County diamond heist

KENNESAW, Ga. -- A Florida man has been charged with racketeering in a million-dollar diamond heist in Cobb County.

Osniel Labrada-Guillen was indicted Thursday by a Cobb County Grand Jury. He faces two counts of violating the Georgia RICO Act.

The burglary happened between Jan. 13 and Jan. 14, 2010, at Diamonds R Forever on Wade Green Road in Kennesaw. According to the investigation, someone cut holes in the store's roof, disabled the phone and alarm systems, broke into a safe and stole more than $1 million worth of jewelry.

Police later found a plastic bin filled with items taken in the burglary. DNA was recovered from a plastic spoon found inside the bin, but did not immediately help police identify a suspect.

Kennesaw city councilman indicted on child sex charges

Kennesaw city councilman indicted on child sex charges

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - Cobb County prosecutors say a Kennesaw city councilman accused of child molestation and exploitation has been indicted by a grand jury.

An indictment filed Thursday in Cobb County Superior Court charges Leonard Church with aggravated child molestation, child molestation and four counts of sexual exploitation of children.

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The indictment accuses Church of molesting a boy under age 16 on May 9, 2014 and accuses him of possessing child pornography in 2006 and 2014. The indictment said the state recommended that he be held without bond.

Personal Safety Tips

Personal Safety Tips

By Greg Norred, CEO, Norred & Associates

Over the course of your life, the chances of being the victim of a crime are at least one in three, higher if you live in a large city, and higher still if you’re a woman. The criminal’s objective is to maximize gain and minimize risk, and he’ll usually pick the easiest target with the most to offer. Given these odds, it pays to take precautions by following some basic safety rules:

Salon owner sentenced for videotaping clients

Salon owner sentenced for videotaping clients

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- A Cobb County man admitted in court that he videotaped women using the restroom in his two salons.

Mark Allan Storch, 56, pleaded guilty to 25 counts of invasion of privacy. A Cobb County judge sentenced him to 20 years -- five in prison and 15 on probation.

Storch owned Salon Avenue Suites, a body waxing business with locations in Kennesaw and East Cobb. Police said he installed hidden cameras throughout both salons and used them to record footage of women undressing.

Man arrested in fatal bar shooting

Man arrested in fatal bar shooting

KENNESAW, Ga. -- A 27-year-old Atlanta man died after being shot at a Cobb County bar over the weekend.

Kennesaw Police were dispatched to Diamond Dave's at Cobb Parkway and Kennesaw Due West Road at around 2:40 a.m. Saturday.

When officers arrived, they learned Kevin Compton was shot during an altercation, according to Kennesaw Police spokesman Scott Luther. Compton died Sunday from a gunshot wound.

Thursday morning, the suspect in this case, 28-year-old Lewarner Jaron Scott, turned himself in to Kennesaw Police. He has been charged with one count of murder and three counts of aggravated assault, and is being held in the Cobb County Adult Detention Center.

Ex-Kennesaw mayor Leonard Church charged with child molestation

Ex-Kennesaw mayor Leonard Church charged with child molestation

KENNESAW, Ga. -- A former Kennesaw mayor and current city council member has been charged with molesting a young boy.

Leonard Leroy Church, 66, is being held without bond in the Cobb County Adult Detention Center on two counts of child molestation.

Cobb County Police said the victim told his parents that Church showed him pornography and then molested him in the suspect's Dreux Court home.

Next door neighbors say several Cobb County police officers showed up at Kennesaw City Councilman Leonard Church's home on Dreux Court around 1:30 or 2 a.m. Friday and spent some time there.

"I think everyone was really surprised," neighbor Celine Esmer told 11Alive.

"It's something we never really expected from him, especially because his grand kids are always here and, you know, he's a nice guy...so it was shocking," she added.

Realtor admits to stealing from homes for sale

Realtor admits to stealing from homes for sale

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- A Florida man has pleaded guilty to entering homes for sale and stealing from them while working as a real estate agent in Cobb County.

Ray Glen Greene, 49, admitted in court that he used his agent keycode to access the homes and take jewelry and other items. He was convicted of eight counts each of burglary and theft by taking, and was sentenced to 20 years, with eight to serve in custody.

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Several of Greene's victims attended his trial. Greene apologized to them and admitted he lost count of the number of houses he burglarized. He told the court that he did not sell a single home in more than a year and supported himself by pawning the stolen jewelry.