CRIME & SAFETY
Fire that destroyed Fairhope McDonald’s on Thanksgiving remains under investigation
Thanksgiving Day is considered the peak day for home cooking fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association which reports that more than three times the daily average for cooking fires occur on the holiday. What about fires destroying a fast food restaurant on Thanksgiving? No statistic seems to be...
Mobile man convicted for threatening to kill his former boss: Report
A federal jury has convicted a Mobile man for transmitting an interstate threat to injure.
Mobile man arrested after driving away from police, throwing bag of marijuana: MPD
A man was arrested on Friday night after he refused to stop for police during a traffic stop, which led to a chase, according to officials.
Police departments challenged by lack of qualified officer applicants
SPANISH FORT, Ala. (WALA) - Those who carry the badge, carry with it a great responsibility to those they serve. As the job of policing comes under greater and greater scrutiny, finding and keeping officers is becoming more of a challenge. When there’s an emergency, we call 9-1-1 to get...
Cell phone left at crime scene helps identify man accused of murder in Theodore
THEODORE, Ala. (WKRG) — Court testimony revealed that a cell phone left under a victim’s body led to the arrest of an accused murderer in Theodore. Kerry Miller, 31, is accused of killing William Burton, 35, on Bellingrtath Road on Oct. 20. During Miller’s preliminary hearing, a detective working the case testified under oath. While […]
Man runs from police at Mobile Hardee’s
A man with active warrants in Mobile was arrested on Nov. 22 after he was located at a Hardee's restaurant in Mobile, according to police.
Woman Accused of Violent Home Invasion and Shooting Ex Surrenders to Police
Discover the latest developments in a violent home invasion case in Theodore that ended in gunfire. The accused, 25-year-old Gabrielle Rivas, has surrendered to authorities after allegedly breaking into an ex-partner's apartment, assaulting the individual, and firing a weapon. The victim's condition remains unknown.
Gulf Shores man killed in head-on collision on Baldwin County Road 9
BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. -- A Gulf Shores man was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Baldwin County Friday evening. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says the accident took place on County Road 9, just five miles south of Summerdale, around 5 p.m. According to troopers, 41-year-old Cameron A. Onjukka, of...
Cops Kill People: Jawan Dallas’ Heartbroken Family Finally Views Body Cam Video Of Mobile Police Fatal Taser Use Of Force
Jawan “Ja” Dallas was killed by police in Mobile, Alabama and eyewitnesses say that it was nothing short of a murder. BOSSIP reported on the killing in July and the family only recently saw the video that local authorities were holding hostage. According to AL.com, the Mobile Police Department allowed the family to view two body camera videos that were 40 minutes a piece on Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving. As you can imagine, the footage was demoralizing and traumatizing for a grieving family preparing to “celebrate” the holiday.
Prichard man accused of chasing wife, shooting into her vehicle
MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — A Prichard man is in jail after he allegedly chased his wife and shot into her vehicle, according to the Mobile Police Department. Antonio Riddle, 38, was arrested and charged with discharging a gun into an occupied vehicle and third-degree domestic violence. The incident allegedly...
Lawyer of Mobile murder defendant rips ‘sham’ and ‘judge shopping’
MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - After a hearing that a defense lawyer ripped as a “sham,” a judge on Monday ordered a murder defendant held without bail under Aniah’s Law. The Mobile County District Attorney’s Office invoked the law, which gives judges wider discretion to deny bail in certain cases, arguing that Shanikia Shantae Thomas was a danger to the public.
Mobile man accused of breaking into parents’ home, striking his mother
MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — A Mobile man was arrested Thursday morning after he allegedly broke into his parents’ home, hit his mother and fought his father, according to the Mobile Police Department. Christopher Phillips, 35, was arrested and charged with third-degree domestic violence (harassment), second-degree domestic violence (burglary) and a violation of a violence protection […]
Fairhope McDonald’s Destroyed by Thanksgiving Fire, No Injuries Reported
• A McDonald's restaurant in Fairhope, Alabama was destroyed by a fire on Thanksgiving. • The fire was initially reported at 3 p.m. and crews were able to extinguish it by 7:30 p.m.
Mobile County sheriff struggles to replace dozens of vehicles with more than 200,000 miles
MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Sheriff’s Deputy Pat Green pulled out of the parking lot Tuesday in a decade-old patrol car with more than 212,000 miles. It’s one of about 40 patrol vehicles at the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office with more than 200,000 miles. That’s about a sixth of the fleet.
Mobile Murder Defendant Jervoris Scarbrough to Face Federal Drug Trafficking Trial
Get the latest updates on the federal drug trafficking trial of a Mobile murder defendant, Jervoris Scarbrough. Learn about the massive marijuana conspiracy involving 14 people, and how the case is linked to the 2014 shooting death of David Kyes.
Pilot killed in Etowah County plane crash identified
ETOWAH COUNTY, Ala. — The man that was killed in an Etowah County plane crash Monday night has been identified. According to the the Etowah County Coroner's Office, the planes pilot was 65-year-old Charles Pickering Jr., of Fairhope. Pickering was piloting a single-engine Piper PA-32R when it crashed around...
Mobile man allegedly pistol-whipped murder victim at Dauphin Island Parkway gas station
A 22-year-old Mobile man is charged with murder in the shooting death of a man at a Dauphin Island Parkway gas station Friday. Mobile police responded to the 700 block of Dauphin Island Parkway about 11:41 a.m. Friday, according to police. Officers located the victim, identified as 43-year-old Joe Henderson, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.
Community calls for Jawan Dallas body cam video to be released to the public
MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) — Last week, the family of Jawan Dallas, the man who died after being tased by a Mobile Police officer in July, were shown the body camera footage from the time of his death. The family's attorney told us Dallas was begging for his life and pleading with officers to help him. At the council meeting today, people had lots to say about it. Some in the community want the body camera footage released to the public.
Mobile administrators to hold police supervisors accountable in use of force cases
MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — While protestors continued to criticize the City of Mobile’s body camera policy, a new rule was put in place that requires all use of force reports to be sent to the city’s Executive Director of Public Safety, Robert Lasky. “I have now asked for every use of force report to be […]
Mobile woman arrested after allegedly stealing, forging check
MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — A Mobile woman was arrested after she allegedly stole checks from a residence and attempted to forge and cash a check at a bank, according to the Mobile Police Department. The initial incident occurred on Nov. 6 when Mobile police officers responded to a reported...