This is an update to the UGA Police Department Timely Warning sent to the community in the early morning hours of 07/21/2022. 

UGA Police have identified 22-year-old Winder, Georgia resident Nigel T. Harvey as the individual responsible for firing the shots in the area of Baxter Street and Finley Street.

Detectives have obtained arrest warrants for Harvey on the following charges:

  • Aggravated Assault (1 count, felony)
  • Weapon on School Grounds (1 count, felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (1 count, felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon (1 count, felony)
  • Discharging a Firearm Near a Public Highway or Street (1 count, misdemeanor)

Harvey has no affiliation with UGA.  His current whereabouts are unknown, and law enforcement officers are actively seeking him.  Anyone with information related to this incident or the whereabouts of Harvey is asked to contact the UGA Police Department at 706-542-2200 as soon as possible.

On 07/20/2022 at approximately 9:00 p.m. the UGA Police Department received several calls about suspicious sounds similar to gunshots near the Marathon gas station on Baxter Street at Finley Street. No one in the area claimed to see a gun or any shots being fired. Officers later found video that showed an unknown male firing two shots with a handgun from the north side of Baxter Street towards another unknown male on the opposite side of the street across from the gas station. The incident followed what appeared to be a verbal altercation between the individuals. The individual who fired the shots ran north away from campus along Finley Street after the incident. At this time, there is no indication that anyone involved was struck or injured in any way, and no one has reported being shot at. 

The individual who fired the shots is described as a black male with a medium complexion, of average build, with shoulder length black hair and possible sparse facial hair, wearing a light blue tee shirt, black gym shorts with orange and red stripes on the sides, black shoes, and a bright blue backpack. 

Based on the information known at this time, there are no indications that there is any continued threat to the area. UGA Police are actively patrolling the area, and the incident is currently under investigation. 

Anyone who may have possibly witnessed the incident or believes they may have information related to the incident is asked to call the UGA Police Department at 706-542-2200 as soon as possible.

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department is investigating a series of off campus armed robberies that have occurred over the last several days.  These incidents have taken place in and around downtown and on commonly used pedestrian pathways between downtown and residences.  ACCPD made an arrest for Armed Robbery early this morning, but at this point it is unclear if that individual is involved in other events.   

Anyone with information regarding these crimes is urged to call the Athens-Clarke County Police Department at (706) 546-5900 or by dialing 911. 

The University of Georgia Police Department urges all students, faculty, staff and visitors to the UGA campus to follow strategies designed to facilitate personal safety. These strategies should always involve having a plan for getting home safely, travelling in groups when possible, remaining aware of surroundings, traveling in well-lit areas when possible, using a designated driver, taxi or rideshare, and, if the choice is made to consume alcohol, consuming it in a responsible and moderate manner.  We also urge the community to report suspicious activity or individuals to law enforcement immediately.

Shortly after 11:00 PM on October 13, 2021, the Athens-Clarke County Police Department received a report of an attempted armed robbery that took place off campus on Williams Street near Mitchell Street.  The victim reported that two males used a handgun in an attempt to rob him, but allowed him to leave without taking anything.  The victim did not report being injured. The victim described the suspects as black males wearing black hooded sweatshirts and sweatpants, and said one suspect had light skin with dread locks. 

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to call the Athens-Clarke County Police Department at (706) 546-5900 or by dialing 911.

The University of Georgia Police Department urges all students, faculty, staff and visitors to the UGA campus to follow personal strategies designed to facilitate safety.  Some of these strategies include traveling in groups when possible, remaining aware of your surroundings, traveling in well-lit areas when possible, and, if the choice is made to consume alcohol, consuming it in a responsible and moderate manner. We also urge the community to report suspicious activity or individuals to law enforcement immediately.

At 2:33 AM on September 18, 2021, a University of Georgia police officer found a female lying on the sidewalk near Fulton Street and the North Campus Parking Deck. The female appeared to be unconscious, and EMS was called to render aid. A review of camera footage revealed that at approximately 2:23 am an unknown male physically assaulted her, took her cell phone, and groped her outside of her clothing. The male fled as two other uninvolved males walked into the area. 

The suspect is described as a black male of medium build with medium length hair, wearing white t-shirt and grey sweatpants, with underwear that is visible from the rear. 

Anyone who may have been in the area or has more information about this event is urged to call the University of Georgia Police Department at (706) 542-2200. 

The University of Georgia Police Department urges all students, faculty, staff and visitors to the UGA campus to follow personal strategies designed to facilitate safety. Some of these strategies include traveling in groups when possible, remaining aware of your surroundings, traveling in well-lit areas when possible, and, if the choice is made to consume alcohol, consuming it in a responsible and moderate manner. We also urge the community to report suspicious activity or individuals to law enforcement immediately.

In reference to the ACCPD press release shared yesterday concerning a shooting incident that occurred at an off-campus location in the downtown area, the suspect has been taken into custody.  Please refer to the updated ACCPD press release below for additional information. 

ACCPD Investigating Shooting-UPDATE 

On September 6, 2021, the shooting suspect from this incident, Pharoah Williams, was taken into custody in Wilkes County. Williams turned himself in at the Wilkes County jail.

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department is currently investigating a shooting incident that occurred at an off-campus location in the downtown area just prior to 2:00 a.m. this morning.  The incident resulted in non-life-threatening injuries to several individuals.  Please refer to the ACCPD release below for additional information. 

ACCPD Investigating Shooting 

On September 5, 2021, just prior to 2:00AM, the Athens-Clarke County Police Department responded to a shooting in the area of East Clayton Street and North Jackson Street. Preliminary investigation revealed that a large fight broke out in the area of East Clayton Street and North Jackson Street. During the course of the fight, a male suspect began discharging a firearm into the crowd that was fighting. Seven individuals were injured as a result of the gunfire. All of the injured were treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a local hospital.  

ACCPD detectives have identified Pharoah Devonell Williams, 21, as the suspect. Williams currently has numerous arrests warrants stemming from this incident. Williams is considered to be armed and dangerous. Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to Williams’ arrest. 

 ACCPD asks that anybody with information regarding Williams’ whereabouts to notify law enforcement by dialing 9-1-1. Tips can also be made by calling the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (706) 705-4775. 

 The investigation is still ongoing and anybody with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Detective Black at (762) 400-7058 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department has identified and charged a suspect in the off-campus armed robbery and sexual assault that was reported on June 23, 2021 near Foundry Street and Strong Street.   Please see the updated ACCPD press release included below for more information. 

UPDATE – ACCPD Investigating Armed Robbery and Sexual Assault 

On June 25, 2021, ACCPD arrested Quinntylis D. Teasley, 20, of Athens, on charges of rape, two counts of armed robbery, and two counts of aggravated assault. He is being held without bond at the Clarke County Jail.

The University of Georgia Police Department is assisting the Athens-Clarke County Police Department in the investigation of an armed robbery and sexual assault that occurred off-campus in the area of Foundry Street and Strong Street during the early morning hours of June 23, 2021.  ACCPD is seeking the assistance of any members of the public who may have related information.  Please refer to the ACCPD press release included below.  

ACCPD Investigating Armed Robbery and Sexual Assault 

On June 23, 2021, shortly after 2:00AM, the Athens-Clarke County Police Department responded to the area of Foundry Street and Strong Street regarding a reported armed robbery and sexual assault. Two females were approached by a subject that was brandishing a firearm. The suspect stole various items belonging to the victims. The suspect then led one of the females to a secluded area at gunpoint, resulting in the female being sexually assaulted.

The investigation is ongoing and anybody that may have witnessed this incident or has any information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Poole at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 762-400-7073. Tips can also be given via the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 706-705-4775. 

Anyone that has been affected by sexual assault can receive support by contacting The Cottage at (877) 363-1912.

 Informed citizens help create a safer community, so ACCPD suggests the following safety tips:

 When possible, use rideshares to travel to and from your destination(s). If using rideshares is not feasible, travel in groups, utilizing highly populated and well-lit areas. If you observe suspicious activity always call 9-1-1.

This is an update to the information released on February 23, 2020 regarding an Athens-Clarke County Police Department rape investigation. 

 

Today Athens-Clarke County Police Department investigators obtained arrest warrants for Dionicio Guadarrama, 19, of Carnesville, GA, for Rape, Aggravated Sexual Battery, and Sexual Battery. 

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department is actively searching for Guadarrama; he may have fled the area.  Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Guadarrama should contact the Athens-Clarke County Police Department at 706-546-5900 or call 9-1-1.  Police are not currently looking for any other suspects associated with this incident.

The University of Georgia Police Department is assisting the Athens-Clarke County Police Department in the investigation of a rape that occurred near campus during the early morning hours of February 23, 2020, and is seeking the assistance of the public in identifying the suspects. 

The victim reported meeting the two suspects in downtown Athens, and accompanied them to a vehicle in the North Campus Parking Deck at approximately 3:20 a.m., after which she was driven from the deck and raped while in the vehicle.  At one point, the victim was seen being carried on the back of one of the suspects before entering a car and being driven away.  The suspects are described as two Latino males.

The first suspect is described as a Latino male of medium build with dark curly hair, wearing a black button up Columbia shirt and khaki shorts.   The second suspect is described as a thin Latino male with dark hair, wearing blue jeans, boots, a black jacket with a hood and a white shirt, potentially in his early 20s.

If anyone has information related to the incident in general or to the identity of the individuals described above, please contact the Athens-Clarke County Police Department at 706-613-3330 or the University of Georgia Police Department at 706-542-2200 as soon as possible.

The University of Georgia Police Department is seeking the assistance of the community in identifying the suspects in an armed robbery that took place shortly before midnight on Oct. 10, 2019, in the lower Russell Hall parking lot, off of Cloverhurst Avenue. 

A Georgia Bureau of Investigation forensic artist has produced sketches of the suspects, which are included below. 

 

A description of the suspects was developed based on the victim’s statements and video taken from the area.  Both suspects were described as black males in the their early to mid-twenties, approximately six feet tall with slender builds. One of the males was described as having a dark complexion, short hair, short facial hair, wearing a dark blue or black long-sleeved t-shirt with a white design on the front, dark jeans with tears on the front and white shoes. The second male was described as having a medium complexion, clean shaven, wearing a dark grey hoodie style zip up jacket, dark pants with a white stripe down the sides, grey beanie hat and white shoes.

The University of Georgia Police Department is continuing to actively investigate this crime.  If you have any knowledge of the incident, recognize the individuals in these images, or observed individuals near the area matching the description given by the victim, please contact the University of Georgia Police Department at 706-542-2200 as soon as possible.