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EXCLUSIVE: Party Host Talks About SF Incident

November 24, 2015

A woman accused of supplying alcohol to minor at a house party where a teenage girl was allegedly raped says she had no clue the kids had alcohol.

“But I can tell you I didn’t serve it, didn’t provide it,” said Cathy Roberts. “Didn’t know until the party was ended.”

Roberts is charged with hosting an open house party and allowing the consumption of alcohol by minors.

via EXCLUSIVE: Party Host Talks About SF Incident.

Scam Alert: IRS Scam Calls Resurge

November 20, 2015

It’s here again–the well-known IRS scam. Many wonder why it keeps popping up?

“Because it works!” says Soulier.

Recently, here at News 5, we’ve gotten a surge of emails and even more phone calls about this scam. The sheriff’s office says they’ve gotten at least 30 calls in the last week

“They scare you to death and say they’re going to come arrest you, they may even know a lot of personal information about you,” says Soulier.

You’ll either get a robo-call like this one…

“The reason of this call is to inform you that the IRS is filing lawsuit against you.”

via Scam Alert: IRS Scam Calls Resurge.

Illegal immigrants bite Summerdale cop in traffic stop scuffle | AL.com

November 20, 2015

A routine traffic stop last Thursday took an intensifying turn when three illegal immigrants became violent with police in Summerdale.

According to Summerdale Police, an officer stopped three men in a vehicle for speeding. As the officer noticed the driver appeared to be under the influence, he attempted to administer sobriety tests on the suspect.

via Illegal immigrants bite Summerdale cop in traffic stop scuffle | AL.com.

Subpoenas shed light on early stages of Spanish Fort football pl – FOX10 News | WALA

November 19, 2015

Two subpoenas made public Wednesday, November 18, show the attorney for 18-year-old Cameron Harrison is looking to learn more about the early stages of the investigation.

One subpoena was sent to the Spanish Fort Police Department.

It asks for “any body cams taken by Spanish Fort P.D. of interviews relating to State v. Cameron Harrison taken by (a) school resource officer on the week of 10/25/15.”

via Subpoenas shed light on early stages of Spanish Fort football pl – FOX10 News | WALA.

4 Arrested on Drug Charges

November 17, 2015

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant Friday, November 13 which resulted in four arrests on numerous drug charges.

Friday afternoon the BCSO Special Investigations narcotics investigators served a search warrant at 8500 Betty Louise Drive, #3. Found in the home was about an ounce of Methamphetamine, Cocaine, and Heroin. Also found was approximately sixteen pounds of Marijuana, a handgun, and about $9,000 in US cash.

via 4 Arrested on Drug Charges.

Body Found in Lillian Identified

November 17, 2015

A quiet neighborhood in Baldwin County is rocked by violence after a man is found shot to death inside an abandoned rental car.

A picturesque road in rural Baldwin County where neighbors make a gruesome discovery on their way home from church. “When they came back from church, around 11:30, they got closer and they saw blood in the car and saw there was a young, black male in the backseat dead,” says Sandra Dodd.

via Body Found in Lillian Identified.

Pensacola man found dead inside car in Lillian | AL.com

November 17, 2015

The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the homicide of Devon Deshon Kennedy of Pensacola. Kennedy was found dead inside a vehicle in Lillian late Sunday morning.

The car, a silver Hyundai Elantra, was parked on Farley Lane, when investigators arrived at the scene. The body was then transported to Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences for an autopsy.

via Pensacola man found dead inside car in Lillian | AL.com.

1 escaped Alabama inmate recaptured, another turns self in | AL.com

November 16, 2015

Tuscaloosa police apprehended an inmate who escaped early Saturday morning from an Alabama work release center.

Michael Terrell Kirkman, 29, was arrested at 8:43 a.m. in the 3100 block of Greensboro Avenue in Tuscaloosa, the Alabama Department of Corrections released.

A second state prison Kendall Lanier Williams, 26, turned himself back in to Loxley Work Release on Saturday afternoon.

via 1 escaped Alabama inmate recaptured, another turns self in | AL.com.

Superintendent warns Spanish Fort HS students against on-campus – FOX10 News | WALA

November 12, 2015

Since rape allegations came out a week ago against a Spanish Fort football player, there has been much visible support for him.  That showing of support at last Friday’s football game prompted the superintendent of Baldwin County Schools to issue a statement forbidding the public displays on school grounds going forward.

via Superintendent warns Spanish Fort HS students against on-campus – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Woman in custody on drug charges dies at Bay Minette hospital – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

November 11, 2015

A Mississippi woman in custody on drug charges at the Baldwin County Corrections Center was pronounced dead Sunday at a Bay Minette hospital after being found unconscious in her cell, according to a release issued Tuesday by the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Command.

via Woman in custody on drug charges dies at Bay Minette hospital – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Error in arrest log of SFHS football star leads to revelation in – FOX10 News | WALA

November 11, 2015

Spanish Fort High School football star, 18-year-old Cameron Harrison, was arrested last Wednesday for first degree rape.

Shortly after his arrest, his booking information was no longer visible on Baldwin County’s public jail records portal online.

Monday afternoon, his arrest information still wasn’t online. So, FOX10 News asked Baldwin County Sheriff Hoss Mack why.

He said the county’s policy of taking down mug shots of suspects under the age of 21 caused a glitch.

via Error in arrest log of SFHS football star leads to revelation in – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Over $3,000 of stolen merchandise leads to high-speed chase – FOX10 News | WALA

November 11, 2015

Four suspects have been arrested after Spanish Fort police say the suspects led them on a high speed chase across the bay that ended in Prichard.

Officials say the theft of over $3,300 worth of merchandise from two department stores sparked a high-speed police chase Monday night which began in Baldwin County and ended in the Prichard area.

via Over $3,000 of stolen merchandise leads to high-speed chase – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Despite BCSO mug shot policy, young shoplifting suspect mug is p – FOX10 News | WALA

November 11, 2015

After FOX10 News learned more about a booking policy for young adults arrested in Baldwin County following the exploration of a booking error with the rape arrest of 18-year-old Cameron Harrison, FOX10 News is digging further into why the mug shot of a 19-year-old shoplifting suspect, Brittany Moore, is posted publicly.

via Despite BCSO mug shot policy, young shoplifting suspect mug is p – FOX10 News | WALA.

Spanish Fort police chase ends in Mobile, Prichard area – FOX10 News | WALA

November 10, 2015

Late in the evening on Nov. 9, a police chase that began in Spanish Fort ended at St. Stephens Road and Prichard Avenue.

According to Spanish Fort Police Chief David Edgar, the chase began when the police saw women with “armloads” of clothing exiting from a Victoria’s Secret store.

The Spanish Fort Police tried to stop the four suspects but they took off, leading the police on a high-speed chase across the bay, throwing clothes out of the car windows.

via Spanish Fort police chase ends in Mobile, Prichard area – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Error in arrest log of SFHS football star leads to revelation in – FOX10 News | WALA

November 10, 2015

Spanish Fort High School football star, 18-year-old Cameron Harrison, was arrested last Wednesday for first degree rape.

Shortly after his arrest, his booking information was no longer visible on Baldwin County’s public jail records portal online.

Monday afternoon, his arrest information still wasn’t online. So, FOX10 News asked Baldwin County Sheriff Hoss Mack why.

via Error in arrest log of SFHS football star leads to revelation in – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Korean prostitutes in Alabama

November 08, 2015

Foley, Ala., is a small town with about 17,000 residents of whom less than 1 percent are Asians and Asian Americans. It is a city that everyone has to go through if they want to go to the beautiful Gulf Shores resort area on the Gulf of Mexico.

To my surprise, there was an article in the October 12, 2015 issue of the weekly Lagniappe in south Alabama, titled “Foley Police arrest two in prostitution sting.” I would not have paid attention to the article if there were no pictures of the two women who were clearly Asian.

via Korean prostitutes in Alabama.

Beach drug bust leads to five arrests – FOX10 News | WALA

November 08, 2015

A big drug bust in a quiet beach community in the first week of November.

Five people were arrested in Orange Beach for their connection to meth, heroin, and illegal firearms.

The bust started because of a pursuit for one man wanted on local and federal warrants right.

Sheriff’s deputies and federal law enforcement were staking out 28-year-old Christopher Barnwell at a home in Orange Beach, according to investigators.

via Beach drug bust leads to five arrests – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Drug house investigation leads to 5 arrests, meth and heroin seizures in Baldwin County | AL.com

November 08, 2015

The Baldwin County Drug Task Force and Drug Enforcement Administration made several arrests in the Foley and Orange Beach areas over the last few days.

Baldwin County authorities report the first two arrests were made on Wednesday. Authorities said Kayley Jordan Clark, 25, of Baldwin County and Janet Marie Williams, 33, of Ocean Springs, Mississippi were seen leaving a known drug house. After they were pulled over, Clark reportedly tried to run away on foot but was quickly caught. She was charged with attempting to elude, using false identity to obstruct justice, as well as a failure to appear warrant. She is held in the Baldwin County Jail without bond.

via Drug house investigation leads to 5 arrests, meth and heroin seizures in Baldwin County | AL.com.

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