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2 inmates escape from Baldwin County work release center | AL.com

April 25, 2017

Two inmates have escaped from a work release center in Baldwin County on Monday night, the Alabama Department of Corrections said.

Ryan Edward Wilson, 29, and Bobby Lee Taylor, 38, escaped from the Loxley Work Release Center at 9:10 p.m. Lee has Blonde hair, blue eyes and multiple tattoos on his neck. He was sentenced in February 2007 to 20 years for a second-degree theft of property charge in Elmore County.

via 2 inmates escape from Baldwin County work release center | AL.com.

East Gulf Place Shooting Suspect Arrested

April 21, 2017

GSPD Detectives are reporting the arrest of a suspect in the April 1st shots fired incident on East Gulf Place at the public beach.

On April 1, 2017, at 11:28 p.m., Gulf Shores Police patrol officers responded to a shots fired call in the area of the board walk at the public beach and East Gulf Place. When the officers arrived, they discovered that an argument had taken place between members of a crowd gathered there. During the course of this argument several gunshots rang out. Fortunately, no injuries were reported.

via East Gulf Place Shooting Suspect Arrested.

Orange Beach police looking for two women targeting drunk men | WPMI

April 21, 2017

Orange beach Police say during spring break in March, two men walking along Highway 182 fell victim to a scheme carried out by two women.

“It’s ashamed since they’re coming out here trying to enjoy the beach for spring break and these girls are taken advantage of them and taking their money,” beach goer Ethan Hillyer said.

via Orange Beach police looking for two women targeting drunk men | WPMI.

Scammers taking control of computers, experts warn users – FOX10 News | WALA

April 14, 2017

FOX10 News is committed to alerting you to ways thieves can steal your personal information.

At Fairhope PC in downtown Fairhope, owner Judge Keeler says over the past few months 80% of his clientele says they’ve fallen victim to some kind of scam.

“I spend all day dealing with this stuff. The scams change on a daily bases,” Keeler said.

via Scammers taking control of computers, experts warn users – FOX10 News | WALA.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Woman Steals Guitar Amp

April 14, 2017

A woman stole a guitar amp from a utility trailer in Fairhope. It was all caught on camera.

The burglary happened around 10:00 o’clock Thursday morning at the Shell gas station at 181 and 104.

The video shows the woman exiting the front passenger door of a black SUV. She stands around, talks with the driver, and suddenly takes the amp. She quickly enters the vehicle and takes off. The pair remains on the run. The victim, shockingly, was in the pickup truck at the time of the robbery. He was texting and didn’t realize what was happening until it was too late. He says the amp belonged to his 7-year-old son.

via CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Woman Steals Guitar Amp.

How a private prisons corporation is creeping into Alabama | AL.com

April 09, 2017

Private prison companies have planted their flags proudly in states across the Southeast. Every state sharing a border with Alabama is home to at least one privately operated prison.

Alabama has long been a regional outlier, with stalwart political opposition to corporate prisons keeping them from being established in the state.

But a series of recent moves demonstrates that at least one major national private prison conglomerate is finding creative ways to make inroads into Alabama.

via How a private prisons corporation is creeping into Alabama | AL.com.

Home invasion suspect has storied history | WPMI

April 07, 2017

A court date for a man charged for his role in a deadly home invasion was continued today.

Adam Bond of Foley is a man with a storied history. Police know him well.Today as he was led out of the courtroom Bond complained of the chains around his ankles. A little over a year ago the same Adam Bond was the hero who “dove in” to save the pilot of a plane that crash in Foley.

via Home invasion suspect has storied history | WPMI.

Gulf Shores police say a fight led to gunshots at public beach – FOX10 News | WALA

April 03, 2017

A fight that led to several shots being fired on the beach in Gulf Shores Saturday night has police looking for one or possibly two people they say is responsible.

“It happened a little over there. In between the Pink Pony and the Hangout,” Hunter Lowery said as he pointed.

Lowery and his friends came to Gulf Shores from Birmingham for a week of fun on the beach. Little did they know, their final days on the Gulf Coast would be interrupted by chaos.

via Gulf Shores police say a fight led to gunshots at public beach – FOX10 News | WALA.

Gulf Shores Police Continue Investigating Shots Fired at Public Beach

April 02, 2017

Gulf Shores Police are still looking for suspects after a fight leads to gunfire at a popular tourist spot in Gulf Shores.  No one was hurt Saturday night.  Incidents like this are extremely rare for tourists.  This was the scene Saturday night.  Gulf Shores police and others were responding to a report of shots fired at the public beach somewhere between the Hangout and Pink Pony.  Gulf Shores Police say a group got into a fight at 11:30 and one or more of them fired a number of shots into the air.  Things were back to normal and everyone I talked to was surprised it even happened.

via Gulf Shores Police Continue Investigating Shots Fired at Public Beach.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: More Boat Batteries Stolen in Baldwin County

April 01, 2017

Fairhope Police are asking for help tracking down a man caught on camera stealing boat batteries from a local business.

The video was captured Thursday morning. You can see the man going through boats at Moonlight Boat Works on Greeno road.

Police say he took five batteries that time but has hit business before, swiping 21 batteries last month.

via CAUGHT ON CAMERA: More Boat Batteries Stolen in Baldwin County.

Raines Mystery May Have Ended in Baldwin County Woods

March 29, 2017

A remote area between Stockton and Spanish Fort. A place where police believe Clarke Raines buried his mother.

The two-month mystery may have ended in a wooded area off Highway 225 under the floodlights of crime scene investigators from the Mobile Police Department.

Now that the crime scene tape is gone, a closer look at that wooded area where police believe Raines dug a shallow grave and left his mother’s body.

via Raines Mystery May Have Ended in Baldwin County Woods.

Son of missing Mobile woman charged with murder after body found in Bay Minette | AL.com

March 28, 2017

The son of a Mobile woman who has been missing since January has been charged with murder in connection to his mother’s homicide, Mobile police said.

Kay Atkins Raines, 64, was reported missing after officers responded to an emergency call in the 1000 block of Pace Parkway at 12:19 p.m. on Jan. 28. When officers arrived, the person who made the call said the victim was missing. The same day, Kay Raines was reportedly last seen at a Biloxi, Mississippi casino, according to Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers.

via Son of missing Mobile woman charged with murder after body found in Bay Minette | AL.com.

Baldwin Co. Murder Suspect Confesses: “I Shot Darlene”

March 24, 2017

During the hearing, the murder suspect delivers confession and a chilling description of how the murder happened.

On his way back to jail, Christopher Corson expressed his love for his mother and that is all he had to say. Testimony during his preliminary hearing may have said enough.

According to investigators, he confessed to killing Darlene Rawlins, telling investigators “I did it, I shot Darlene”.

via Baldwin Co. Murder Suspect Confesses: “I Shot Darlene”.

Another Spanish Fort High Student Arrested for Terroristic Threats

March 24, 2017

SPANISH FORT, AL (WKRG) — Police have arrested another Spanish Fort High School student for allegedly making threats against the school in Baldwin County.

Spanish Fort Police Chief David Edgar said in a statement that the student was taken into custody for posting a threatening image to social media, “very similar to the one posted by Spanish Fort High School students Sunday”.

via Another Spanish Fort High Student Arrested for Terroristic Threats.

Police arrest four students for threats to Foley Middle, parents shocked | WPMI

March 23, 2017

Four Foley Middle School students are facing charges after being accused of threatening to bring guns on campus to commit a violent act.

The plan was thwarted thanks to a tip to police but the situation left many parents on edge.

What began as a normal day at Foley Middle School on Wednesday turned frightening as four students were arrested for allegedly planning to bring guns onto campus.

via Police arrest four students for threats to Foley Middle, parents shocked | WPMI.

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