CRIME & SAFETY
Former Auburn, Enterprise football star arrested after shooting at store clerk, EPD
COFFEE COUNTY, Ala (WDHN)– A former Auburn University football player was arrested early Friday morning in Enterprise after police say he attempted to shoot a store clerk. At approximately 1:30 a.m. on Friday, June 9, officers with the Enterprise Police Department rushed to the Shell Station on Rucker Boulevard on reports of a burglary and […]
Salem woman dies in two-vehicle car crash in Russell County
RUSSELL COUNTY, Ala. (WTVM) - A two-vehicle crash has claimed the life of a Salem woman. According to officials, the crash occurred at approximately 10:50 a.m. on Thursday, June 8. 58-year-old Barbara E. McElwain fatally injured when the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox she was driving collided head-on with the 2016 Ford...
Opelika Police Department investigating a theft of property at Ulta
OPELIKA, Ala. (WTVM) - The Opelika Police Department began investigating a theft of property, second degree, which occurred at Ulta, located at 2690 Enterprise Drive. According to officials, the suspects were seen on surveillance video trying to conceal approximately $1,700 worth of fragrance, before exiting the store. Officials say the...
Lee County Sheriff’s Office to host R.A.D. self-defense classes for women
LEE COUNTY, Ala. (WRBL) – The Lee County Sheriff’s Office announced on Wednesday that it would hold a self-defense class catering to women in the Lee County area. According to the sheriff’s office, the class will be held on July 12, 13, 19, and 20 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Meeting Center in […]
Auburn man facing voyeurism charge after allegedly placing hidden camera
AUBURN, Ala. (WRBL) -An Auburn man is facing charges after allegedly placing a hidden camera and recording an individual without their consent. On May 31, 2023, Steven Eric Pilgrim, a 33-year-old resident of Auburn, AL, was arrested by Auburn Police on a felony warrant for voyeurism first degree. The arrest followed a complaint received by […]
Opelika man allegedly threatened “bloodbath” while barricaded with kids
OPELIKA, Ala. (WRBL) – A potentially volatile situation came to a peaceful resolution this week as Opelika officers apprehended a man who allegedly barricaded himself inside a residence with several young children and live-streamed the incident on social media. The suspect is now facing kidnapping charges. On Tuesday, May 30 Opelika officers met with a […]
Police Officer charged with DUI in Opelika
The Huntsville Police Department confirmed Officer Howard has been placed on administrative duty and has been stripped of his gun and badge.
'I'm not angry': How 16-year-old Makai Simpson survived the Dadeville mass shooting
Sixteen-year-old Makai Simpson doesn’t know how many bullets hit him while he was at his friend Alexis Dowdell’s birthday party in April. Doctors have removed two, and he’s still carrying around four. But he counts more gunshot wounds on his body. The Opelika High School football star...
Opelika police searching for two Ulta theft suspects
OPELIKA, Ala. (WTVM) - The Opelika Police Department is investigating a theft of property that occurred at an Ulta. On May 18, officers began investigating a theft of property, third degree, which occurred at Ulta - located at 2690 Enterprise Drive. The suspects, both females, are seen on surveillance video...
‘Keep Pushing and Keep Going’
OPELIKA — Life is a series of small steps, and Keaijah “Ciyah” Robinson is determined to keep putting one foot in front of the other. The 16-year-old has been enjoying an early start to her summer, but already she is counting down the days until she can return to Opelika High School this fall.
MCSO Special Operation Unit arrest man with outstanding Armed Robbery warrant in Columbus
MUSCOGEE COUNTY, Ga. (WRBL) – Over Memorial Day Weekend, the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office Special Operation Unit arrested a “validated gang member” with previous convictions, who had an outstanding warrant from Lee County, Alabama. According to MCSO, the Special Operation Unit noticed Aaron Scarborough driving a vehicle on Veterans Parkway in Columbus, Georgia. Authorities initiated […]
Opelika Man Charged with Enticing Child to Enter Vehicle
Auburn police say an Opelika man has been arrested on a charge of enticing a child to enter a vehicle for immoral purposes. Auburn police, with the help of Opelika police, say they arrested 21-year-old Jorge Cesar Leon Ixmatlahua. Auburn police say they got a report from Opelika police involving...
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