CRIME & SAFETY
Vinemont man arrested for receiving stolen property
The Hartselle Police Department (HPD) says it has arrested a man Saturday for receiving stolen property.
Arrests and Incidents reported Nov. 27, 2023
CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported Nov. 27, 2023. All persons are innocent until proven guilty. • harassment; Daystar Dr. • shooting into occupied dwelling; possession of drug paraphernalia; CR 832. • harassment; CR 1660. • disorderly conduct; CR 1830. • interference with custody; CR...
UPDATE: Deputies clear scene after looking for wanted person in Falkville
UPDATE: The Morgan County Sheriff's Office says the scene is now clear. No other updates were available. Morgan County Sheriff's Office deputies are assisting the Walker County Sheriff's Office in locating a wanted subject in Falkville. The sheriff's office says they are searching for the subject at a residence in...
Law enforcement officials give tips on how to best avoid porch pirates
MORGAN CO., Ala. (WAFF) - WAFF 48 News is On Your Side, asking law enforcement how you can keep your packages safe from thieves when they arrive this Christmas. If you purchased something online during Cyber Monday sales, you need to keep your eye out for porch pirates. Porch Pirates...
Sheriff Gentry shares vital holiday safety tips
As the festive season is in full swing, Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry emphasized the importance of caution during this joyous time. “Unfortunately, the holiday season often does see an increase in thefts and burglaries,” he said. Regarding home safety, Gentry was adamant about the basics, saying, “Keep your doors and windows locked at all times.” For those planning to travel, he suggested enlisting the help of neighbors or family members to periodically check on the residence and collect any mail. The sheriff also touched on digital age dangers, cautioning against sharing travel plans on social platforms. “Real-time social media posts allow...
Weekly Safety Report: Capital Murder, Fatal Wreck, Policy Violations, and Police Pursuit in Morgan County, Alabama
This week in Morgan County, Alabama, several incidents occurred, including a capital murder suspect pleading guilty and receiving a life sentence without parole, a 19-year-old being killed in a single-vehicle wreck, a police chief acknowledging policy violations in the death of a Black man, and a state investigation into the death of a 16-year-old following a police pursuit.
Morgan County Sheriff's Office provides safety tips for Cyber Monday
With Cyber Monday here, the Morgan County Sheriff's Office is offering several safety tips to use while shopping online. Here are five tips online shoppers should keep in mind:. Shop well-known, secure sites. A site has security if you see the "s" in "https://." Always shop over secure connections by...
FEMA cautions holiday shoppers against online scams
ATLANTA – The holiday shopping season is a prime time for hackers, scammers, and online thieves. While millions of people will be online looking for the best gifts and Cyber Monday deals, hackers will be looking to take advantage of unsuspecting shoppers by searching for weaknesses in their devices or internet connections or attempting to extract personal and financial information through fake websites or charities. Their goal is simple: compromise your data, insert malicious software, steal your identity and take your money.
Discover the most Dangerous Neighbourhoods in morgan County
Of course! Let’s learn more about each of the Morgan County, Alabama, neighbourhoods that were named and look at the problems and plans in more depth. Problems: West Decatur has a high crime rate because of its social problems and economic problems and problems. Some of the problems that people there have to deal with are unemployment, poverty, and not being able to get a good education. The presence of these things makes it easier for crime to happen.
Alabama triple murderer pleads guilty
He killed his wife, sister-in-law and her boyfriend in Morgan County.
Convicted Alabama felon sentenced to federal prison in Cullman County armed kidnapping
A convicted felon has been sentenced to federal prison in the 2022 kidnapping of a woman in Cullman County. U.S. District Court Judge Madeline H. Haikala sentenced 52-year-old Jeffery Barton, of Guin, to more than 19 years in prison. The announcement was made Tuesday by Northern District of Alabama U.S. Attorney Prim Escalona and ATF Special Agent in Charge Marcus Watson.
Carson Peters Takes Plea Deal for 2020 Triple Murder | Nov 21, 2023 | News 19
The Morgan County District Attorney announced Wednesday that Carson Peters has accepted a plea deal for his involvement in a 2020 triple murder. As a part of the plea deal, Peters will be sentenced to prison without the possibility of parole.
5 charged in death of Cullman County brothers
WINSTON COUNTY, Ala. (WBRC) - Five people in Winston County have been charged in connection with the deaths of two brothers from Cullman County, according to the Winston County Sheriff’s Office. The Winston County Sheriff says 30-year-old Braxton Thomas and his brother 28-year-old Rico Tannehill died of drug overdoses...
Weekly Safety Report: Fatal Hit-and-Run and DUI Arrest in Shelby County, Alabama
This week in Shelby County, Alabama, there were two incidents involving criminal activity. In the first incident, a Harpersville man was arrested for a fatal hit-and-run that resulted in the death of a 19-year-old bicyclist. The man is facing charges of manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident. The second incident involved the arrest of a career petty criminal from Prattville. The individual was charged with driving under the influence, reckless endangerment, attempting to elude law enforcement, and leaving the scene of an accident.
MCSO investigators searching for missing teen last seen in Somerville
Investigators with the Morgan County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) are asking for the public's help locating a missing juvenile.
School leaders, resource officers react to guns on campuses
On Wednesday, guns were found on two different North Alabama campuses and school officials and law enforcement agree campus safety needs to be taken seriously.
Family of Cullman county hit & run victim speak out after suspect is charged
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - A Cullman county family in mourning is speaking for the first time since one of their own was killed in a hit-and-run earlier this month. This week, police charged a Harpersville man for the 19-year-old’s death. It’s good news for the family but they won’t call it closure. Family of 19-year-old Dakota Lamons say they are having a hard time getting his kids to understand that their dad is not coming back.
Third Suspect Charged in Cullman County Homicide Linked to Robbery and Arson
In the aftermath of a deadly fire in Cullman County, a third suspect has been detained in relation to the homicide of 45-year-old Noah Waters. Charity Dawn Hutton, a 33-year-old Cullman woman, has been indicted on serious charges of capital murder during a robbery and capital murder during arson. The grim sequence of events unfolded on May 13, when first responders were summoned to a residential fire on County Road 1635, only to discover Waters' body with gunshot wounds.
Cullman Police Department Reports Property Offenses and Arrests
CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman Police Department disclosed several incidents and arrests for November 15, 2023, highlighting the challenges local law enforcement face in curbing property-related offenses. Noteworthy incidents reported include a theft of services on November 13, where a water meter was damaged on Rae Ave. SW, leading to $891 in damages.
No Amber Alert Issued for Missing 15-Year-Old Boy | November 16, 2023 | News 19 at 5 p.m.
The family of 15-year-old Ja'marious Logan says it is struggling to come to terms with the fact that authorities declined to issue an Amber Alert when he disappeared.