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Many Georgia counties lack animal control services

...without food or clean water, and reported it to the Burke County Sheriff's Office on Nov. 29, Sgt. Dan Lowe said.Lowe...animals.Without an animal services department, the Burke County Sheriff's Office is by default called for cruelty cases...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-11/many-georgia-counties-lack-a
As temperatures drop, outdoor pets need attention

...cruelty, burglary, robbery and other serious crimes must take precedence. Even if they see a case of abuse, the Burke County Sheriff's Office does not have the equipment, trained personnel or qualifications to handle or confiscate an animal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-19/temperatures-drop-outdoor-pet
Coroner suggests possible medical problem might be linked to fiery Burke County car crash

...vehicle crashed and caught fire, was taken to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's crime lab for an autopsy. Burke County sheriff's Sgt. Dedric Smith said Tuesday it could be weeks before the victim is positively identified.Smith said the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-11/coroner-suggests-possi
Burke County police investigate suspicious death

The Burke County Sheriff's Office says its investigation into a "suspicious situation" involves a victim who was burned beyond recognition in a vehicle...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-09/burke-county-police-in
2 dead, 1 arrested after Burke County shooting

...after a birthday party shooting in Burke County early Sunday, officials say.Sometime after 3:30 a.m., Burke County sheriff's deputies and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation were called to the former site of Club Dynasty at 346 Lawson...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-10-19/2-dead-1-arrested-afte
Former Burke County teacher pleads guilty in student sex case

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story reported the victim's age to be between 14 and 15. The Burke County sheriff's office says he was 15 when the incident took place. A former Burke County high school teacher was sentenced...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-10-23/former-burke-county-te
Burke County man charged with cruelty to children

A Burke County man has been jailed after a 1-month-old's skull was fractured.Burke County sheriff's Sgt. Dedric Smith said Mark Anthony Winter II struck the baby during a confrontation with the baby's mother at a home in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-29/burke-county-man-charg
Lawsuit filed on behalf of Blythe family over raid at wrong house

...lawsuit.The lawsuit is filed against the two officers believed to have led the raid: Daniel T. Lowe of the Burke County Sheriff's Office and Matthew P. Perkins of the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.The lawsuit seeks compensatory and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-29/lawsuit-filed-behalf-b
Rants & Raves

...WANT TO give thanks to Georgia Power for having the Burke County sheriff close a section of River Road. How can they do that? When I call Burke County Sheriff Office and they said that was all Plant Vogtle...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-13/rants-raves
Suspect arrested in Waynesboro bank robbery

...a Waynesboro bank has been taken into custody.At 3:10 p.m., Waynesboro deputies ? with assistance from Burke County Sheriff Office investigators and GBI agents ? arrested Scotty Kelly, according to Waynesboro Police Chief Augustus Palmer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-07-02/suspect-arrested-wayne