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No ID on body found Friday, is Gulf Shores boater still missing? – FOX10 News | WALA

April 19, 2016

PENSACOLA, FL (WALA) - We’re still asking questions about a missing boater from Gulf Shores.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office has not identified the body that was found at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola on Friday. It could be that of missing Gulf Shores boater, Brad Gunther.

No officials have confirmed that. What we do know is investigators haven’t released any official information about the identity. In the meantime, we’re learning more about the timeline of this mystery, thanks to a picture (see right).

via No ID on body found Friday, is Gulf Shores boater still missing? – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Record Spring Break Crowds, Arrests at Baldwin County Beaches

April 16, 2016

Waves of college students have left the beaches for another year. Record crowds and also a record number of arrests. Almost 1300 between the two coastal communities.

“Definitely higher than before,” says Sgt. Jason Woodruff with Gulf Shores Police. “We’ve had some big weeks but this was a big month.”

620 arrests were made in Gulf Shores, 679 in Orange Beach. “Every year after spring break there’s that little bit of whew it’s over and we’ve gotten through another year,” says Lt. Steve Brown with Orange Beach Police.

via Record Spring Break Crowds, Arrests at Baldwin County Beaches.

Sources: Body Found at NAS Pensacola, Believed to be Missing Boater

April 16, 2016

News 5 has confirmed a body was discovered Friday afternoon on the coast of NAS Pensacola.

There is currently an active crime scene on the strip of beach where the body was located, News 5 is told.

The body is believed to be that of 62-year-old boater Brad Gunther, who went missing last week.  Family members who spoke to News 5 a short time ago confirmed that’s what they were told by local authorities.

via Sources: Body Found at NAS Pensacola, Believed to be Missing Boater.

Man commits suicide during standoff in Silverhill | AL.com

April 16, 2016

Baldwin County Sheriff Huey Mack reports that a Silverhill man committed suicide during a standoff with deputies.

Mack says the standoff began around 10:20 a.m. when a sheriff’s deputy was called to the come on a welfare concern.

According to Mack the man, who was inside his trailer on the 1300 block of Woodpecker Road, had been involved in a recent ongoing dispute with family members.

via Man commits suicide during standoff in Silverhill | AL.com.

Baldwin County remembers victims of crime – FOX10 News | WALA

April 15, 2016

It’s National Crime Victims’ week. To mark the occasion candlelight vigils are being held across the country, including in Baldwin County.

In attendance at the 5th annual “Candlelight on the Delta” were family members whosee loved ones were murdered.

“We called him Bomma… Willie Young Jr. The 3rd day of August 2011 he left us… For a stabbing 23 times,” said Willie Young, Sr.

via Baldwin County remembers victims of crime – FOX10 News | WALA.

FOX10 News | WALA

Friends of missing boater call disappearance a mystery, arrest m – FOX10 News | WALA

April 13, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL (WALA) - Many in the Gulf Shores area are calling a missing boater’s disappearance a mystery. FOX10 News talked to neighbors and friends who know Brad Gunther, who they say he is an avid, experienced boater. A sex offender from Milton has also been arrested in Louisiana for using Gunther’s credit card and passport.

For a bay side community full of boaters, James Bradley Gunther’s, who they call Brad, disappearance is hitting hard.

“It’s very strange what has happened.”

via Friends of missing boater call disappearance a mystery, arrest m – FOX10 News | WALA.

FOX10 News | WALA

JPSO arrests man with missing Alabama boater’s passport, credit cards | NOLA.com

April 12, 2016

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a Florida man found with a passport and credit cards belonging to a missing Gulf Shores, Ala. boater, according to arrest reports.  Michael Paul Rodgers, 36, tried to use 62-year-old James Bradley Gunther’s passport and other identification to obtain a Louisiana driver’s license, according to a Sheriff’s Office arrest report.

via JPSO arrests man with missing Alabama boater’s passport, credit cards | NOLA.com.

Man with missing Alabama boater’s passport, credit cards arrested in Louisiana | AL.com

April 12, 2016

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a Florida man found with a passport and credit cards belonging to a missing Gulf Shores, Ala. boater, according to arrest reports.  Michael Paul Rodgers, 36, tried to use 62-year-old James Bradley Gunther’s passport and other identification to obtain a Louisiana driver’s license, according to a Sheriff’s Office arrest report.

via Man with missing Alabama boater’s passport, credit cards arrested in Louisiana | AL.com.

Florida man arrested in Louisiana with missing Gulf Shores man’s passport – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

April 12, 2016

HARVEY, La. – According to jail records here a Milton, Fla., man was arrested after trying to use a missing Gulf Shores man’s passport to obtain a Louisiana driver’s license.

Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s deputies said Michael Paul Rodgers, 36, tried to use 62-year-old James Bradley Gunther’s documents and Florida authorities said he rented a hotel room using one of Gunther’s credit cards.

via Florida man arrested in Louisiana with missing Gulf Shores man’s passport – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Mobile man falls victims to vacation rental scam | WEAR

April 10, 2016

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WEAR) — A Mobile man tried to rent a vacation home on Pensacola Beach for his family, but after paying hundreds of dollars, he learned he was paying for nothing.

“[My bank is] looking into it, but it was a very slim chance [I would get my money back,]” said David Warren.

Warren told Channel Three news he found an ad on Craigslist for a vacation home and paid $800 to live in it for three days. Warren later learned the person he paid has nothing to do with the home.

via Mobile man falls victims to vacation rental scam | WEAR.

Foley Man Accused of Stealing Mail, Debit Cards from Mailboxes | WPMI

April 07, 2016

FOLEY, Ala. (WPMI) — A Foley man has confessed to at least one charge of unauthorized use of a debit card. Baldwin County Sheriff’s Deputies say he stole that debit card from a mailbox.

Deputies say they began their investigation in March, when a resident of Foley who lives off County Road 49 near County Road 24, saw a man named “Eddie” riding his bicycle in the area at night with mail that was believed to be stolen. Deputies say the stolen debit card was taken from a mailbox and used at several locations in Foley and Magnolia Springs.

via Foley Man Accused of Stealing Mail, Debit Cards from Mailboxes | WPMI.

Baldwin County looking for state help enforcing junk ordinance – FOX10 News | WALA

April 07, 2016

BALDWIN COUNTY, AL (WALA) - A property near Silverhill, AL that is licensed by the state as a junk dealer has some neighbors upset.  They said the stacked up junk is a health hazard and drives property values down.  The owner claims he’s within his rights to operate the business.

The property on County Road 55 south of Silverhill is state licensed as a junkyard.  That’s not much comfort to nearby residents who think it’s an eyesore, presents health hazards and brings down property values.

via Baldwin County looking for state help enforcing junk ordinance – FOX10 News | WALA.

FOX10 News | WALA

Ex Mobile County Commissioner Asks For Help on GoFundMe Page

April 07, 2016

“When you’re in public office it’s best to come out and speak the truth,” said Former Mobile County Commissioner Steve Nodine.

Nodine was thrust into the center of a major scandal back in 2010. He was accused of shooting his mistress Angel Downs in the Head. He said he was innocent, but he took a plea deal for perjury and harassment and ended up serving prison time.

via Ex Mobile County Commissioner Asks For Help on GoFundMe Page.

Caught on camera: local pharmacy robbed – FOX10 News | WALA

April 05, 2016

ROBERTSDALE, AL (WALA) - A local pharmacy in Robertsdale, which was robbed early Monday morning, was back open at noon the same day.

Lee’s Drug Store off Highway 59 was the victim of a drugstore spree of thefts. Robertsdale Police told FOX10 News the crooks were still on the loose Monday night and have been associated with at least two other robberies in Escambia County, Florida, the same night.

via Caught on camera: local pharmacy robbed – FOX10 News | WALA.

Robertsdale man arrested on child sexual abuse charges – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

April 02, 2016

ROBERTSDALE, Alabama —  A Robertsdale man was arrested and charged with sexual abuse of a child under 12 after an alleged incident during an Easter lunch on Saturday.

Jackie Robert Brown, 67, of Robertsdale was booked into the Baldwin County Corrections Facility at 9:46 p.m. on Saturday and is being held on a $15,000 bond, according to Baldwin County Sheriff’s Department recor

via Robertsdale man arrested on child sexual abuse charges – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

4 teens arrested for Perdido vandalism case | News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | WEAR

March 30, 2016

WEAR-TV (Perdido/Perdido Key) — Four people are arrested for targeting and damaging cars in the Perdido and Perdido Key areas.

Escambia County Sheriff’s Department told Channel 3 News Matthew Levi, Jordan Smith, Nicholas Smith and William Kitchen, all 17-years-old, utilized a “sling shot and ball bearings” to target vehicles.

Reports indicate at least 40 victims reported their vehicles were damaged.

via 4 teens arrested for Perdido vandalism case | News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | WEAR.

Robertsdale man arrested on child sexual abuse charges – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

March 30, 2016

ROBERTSDALE, Alabama —  A Robertsdale man was arrested and charged with sexual abuse of a child under 12 after an alleged incident during an Easter lunch on Saturday.

Jackie Robert Brown, 67, of Robertsdale was booked into the Baldwin County Corrections Facility at 9:46 p.m. on Saturday and is being held on a $15,000 bond, according to Baldwin County Sheriff’s Department records.

via Robertsdale man arrested on child sexual abuse charges – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Beach party busted, 15 arrested for underage drinking | News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | WEAR

March 30, 2016

GULF SHORES, Ala. — The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office confirms 15 minors were arrested for possession of alcohol at the same West Beach Boulevard home Monday. Carol Sanderson and Hannah Wyatt are vacationing next door and snapped pictures of the spring breakers in handcuffs.

“I think there were only one or two of them there last night that didn’t get arrested. It was almost the whole fraternity,” said Wyatt.

via Beach party busted, 15 arrested for underage drinking | News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | WEAR.

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