CRIME & SAFETY
Real-time Crime Center coming to Albany
The Georgia Sheriff’s Association reports that right now, over 400 inmates are being transported throughout the South Georgia region to these facilities. 'He always had a smile on his face': Longtime Southwest Ga. lawman passes away. Updated: 2 hours ago. “He always had a smile on his face and...
Albany city commissioner expresses concern about aggressive panhandling in the city
ALBANY — During a Christmas 2022 party in downtown Albany for the children from the Aspire Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Clubhouse, a man who was asking passersby for money in a fairly aggressive manner was a cause of concern for at least two women, who requested escorts to their cars.
Dougherty Jail Report
These are bookings for April 27-May 2 at the Dougherty County Jail. AGENCY KEY: ADDU, Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit; APD, Albany Police Department; ASU, Albany State University Police; DCP, Dougherty County Police Department; DCSP, Dougherty County School System Police Department; Prob, Probation; SO, Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office; GSP, Georgia State Patrol:
Dougherty Co. church broken into, pastor to increase security measures
ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - A Dougherty County church has some repairs to take care of after damage was done in a burglary around 12:30 a.m. on Friday. It happened at Berachah Fellowship Church on Cordele Road. The church is in a fairly isolated area but it does have security cameras and an alarm.
Albany home shot up over 5 times, investigation underway
ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - An Albany home was shot up over five times on Sunday after it was detected by gunshot technology, according to an incident report from the Albany Police Department (APD). The shooting incident happened in the 1300 block of W. Whitney Avenue. The report states a woman...
APD: Albany man shot by 87-year-old in fight incident
ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - An Albany man was injured and is facing an elderly abuse charge after getting into a fight with an 87-year-old, per the Albany Police Department (APD). Police say they were first called to the scene of a shooting on Thursday in the 1600 block of Malone Drive.
Missing Leesburg teen found
LEESBURG, Ga. (WALB) - The Leesburg Police Department has found a teen girl that went missing on Friday morning. Camya Stephens, 13, was found Friday afternoon and is now being checked for any issues at a local hospital, according to police.
DCPD Assailant Captured in NY
ALBANY, Ga. – Monday afternoon, the Dougherty County Police Department was dispatched to 2806 North Jefferson Street in reference to a theft at gunpoint of a silver 2021 Chevrolet Trail Blazer. The female victim, who was giving the offender a ride, was not harmed. On Wednesday, the assailant, 31-year-old...
Worth county man pleads guilty to murder
SYLVESTER, Ga. – A Worth county man plead guilty Wednesday just before his trial scheduled to begin in Tift Superior Court for malice & felony murder, two counts of aggravated assault, armed robbery, and kidnapping in connection with the August 2022 shooting death of Hannah Beth Patterson, of whom he had been in a prior relationship with.
Albany law enforcement respond to shooting on Thursday, suspect recovering at hospital
ALBANY, Ga. – Albany law enforcement officers responded to 1600 block of Malone Drive in reference to a shooting on Thursday. Investigation revealed the two men involved resided together and neighbors reported there had been ongoing issues between them. A physical altercation occurred when 22-year-old Jaime Lewis attacked 87-year-old...
GBI making new push for information in 1988 ‘Baby Jane Doe’ cold case
WARE COUNTY, Ga. (WALB) - Downloading an app. That’s how simple it is nowadays to send in a tip that could change somebody’s life. And the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is encouraging anyone who knows anything about a 35-year-old cold case, to do just that. On September...
3 Albany apartments shot at during same shooting, reports say
ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Three Albany apartments were shot in a flurry of gunfire early on Sunday, per police reports. The reports of gunfire from apartment residents in the 600 block of Mission Court came just before 1 a.m. All of the residents say they heard several gunshots. Some said...
KEVIN SPROUL: Albany/Dougherty Youth Unit Summer Camp
Summer is right around the corner, and the law enforcement agencies in our community know that usually brings an increase in crime. Often, the increase is due to youths who are out of school and have nothing constructive to do. That’s why for more than 20 years the Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with the School System and others to operate a summer program for local youths.
APD searching for suspect in robbery, assault, kidnapping case
ALBANY — The Albany Police Department is seeking a suspect accused of kidnapping and assaulting a woman. The victim said she was assaulted and robbed after the suspect called and asked her for a ride. Kinshasa Khoershue Shropshire, 40, has been charged with kidnapping, robbery by force and battery,...
Lee Co. Sheriff’s Office: 2 arrested after car flees from authorities, crashes into guidewires
LEE COUNTY, Ga. (WALB) - Two people have been charged with multiple crimes after a traffic stop ended in a car crashing into guidewires. On Thursday around 1:20 p.m., a Lee County Sheriff’s Office deputy tried to stop a vehicle due to a brake light being out. The driver...
APD: Man wanted on kidnapping, battery charges
ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - The Albany Police Department is asking for help finding a man wanted on several charges, including kidnapping. Kinshasa Khoershue Shropshire, 40, is wanted on kidnapping, robbery by force, battery and theft by taking charges. He is 6′03 and weighs around 165 lbs. If you have...
The Georgia Man Who Shot An Armadillo and Accidentally Shot His Mother-In-Law In The Back
Armadillo In The WildPhoto byLily MilleronUnsplashIn 2015, a local Lee County, Georgia, resident shot at an armadillo and accidentally shot his mother-in-law in the back. The son-in-law, 54-year-old Larry McElroy, while trying to shoot an armadillo, fired his 9mm pistol, but the bullet ricocheted off the animal, hit a fence, went through the back door of his mother-in-law's mobile home 100 yards away, through a recliner she was sitting in, and struck her in the back.
Body found at Albany Travel Station
ALBANY, Ga. – A man has been found dead in a semi truck at service station on Cordele Rd in Albany. Coroner Michael Fowler says foul play is ruled out. We do not know much on the situation at the moment, but reporter Mary Alex Anders will update as soon as more info is received.
APD: Passenger hanging out car window shoots at another car
ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - A man’s car was shot during a shooting incident on Sunday morning. Police responded to the 1100 block of West Lincoln Avenue to reports of a car being shot just before 3 a.m. Once an Albany officer arrived, the victim told him that the car...
Albany BOLO: Shropshire
ALBANY, Ga. – The Albany Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Bureau is seeking the public’s assistance with locating 40-year-old Kinshasa Shropshire. Shropshire has warrants for his arrest relating to kidnapping, forced robbery, battery, and theft by taking a motor vehicle. His last known address was in the 1500...
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