CRIME & SAFETY
Weekly Safety Report: Fatal Collision, Runaway Juvenile, McDonald's Fire, Assault, and Car Break-Ins in Baldwin County, Alabama
This week in Baldwin County, Alabama, there were several incidents that occurred, including a fatal head-on collision, a runaway juvenile being found safe, a fire that destroyed a McDonald's restaurant, an assault on a corrections officer, and the arrest of two teens for stealing from cars.
Gulf Shores Lawyer Sentenced for Smuggling Drugs into Monroe County Jail
A Gulf Shores lawyer, who confessed to smuggling drugs into Monroe County Jail, has been sentenced to four months imprisonment and a year of probation. Evidence included text messages and surveillance footage, with lab tests confirming the presence of the drug 'spice'.
Lanford family exemplifies public service in Orange Beach
Orange Beach, Ala. – (OBA) – With a 31-year veteran of the Orange Beach Fire Department, four-year police officer now in the marine division and a four-year seasonal lifeguard, the Lanford family is well represented in public service to the city. Papa Kevin is currently the training officers...
Daphne Teens Arrested for Multiple Vehicle Break-ins, Thousands Worth of Property Recovered
Two teenagers from Daphne are facing charges for over 20 vehicle break-ins in the Lake Forest Community. Police have recovered thousands of dollars worth of stolen property, including electronics, liquor, guns, and credit cards. Investigators believe more teens may be involved.
Baldwin County runaway juvenile found safe
BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — UPDATE: She has been found safe. The Baldwin County Sheriff's Office is seeking missing juvenile Jade Ann Hundley. According to BCSO, Jade wrote a note to her parents and voluntarily left her home off Co. Rd. 39 in Stapleton, AL, on November 27, at approx. 4:15pm.
Mother’s phone call leads to arrests, ends Daphne’s car break-in crime spree
Two Daphne teenagers have been arrested on breaking and entering charges after what police describe as a crime spree in the Lake Forest area. Police were able to make the arrests and recover the property thanks to a phone call from a parent.
Fairhope man killed in solo plane crash in Etowah County
MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) — A man from Fairhope died yesterday in a plane crash in Etowah County. That's according to the Gadsden Times. The times reports Charles Pickering Jr. was flying a small plane when it crashed down into the woods just outside Attala. The FAA is investigating, and...
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...
Gulf Shores Man Dies in Head-On Collision on Baldwin County Road
• A Gulf Shores man was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Baldwin County Road 9. • The accident occurred around 5 p.m., five miles south of Summerdale. • The man, identified as Cameron A. Onjukka, was driving a 2008 Toyota Avalon.
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.
SHERIFF HUEY “BOSS” MACK - SECRET POLICE
This is a very long post however it documents the abuse of power and a police department running without a throttle, any accountability or transparency. The allegations, deaths and incarceration of an innocent man, combined with the ultimate power of the Sheriff, should be the concern of every citizen in Baldwin County. This is not bashing police. This is pointing out serious existing and reoccurring situations that are resulting in major lawsuits where the taxpayer will be the loser.
Tense Standoff, Fire Department Leadership Changes, and Car Burglary Ring Uncovered in Baldwin County
This week in Baldwin County, Alabama, residents witnessed a series of safety-related incidents that put the community's resilience and responsiveness to the test. A family in Daphne experienced terror as 57-year-old Ronald Mixon brandished a knife, leading to a two-hour standoff with the local police department's Special Response Team. The family members escaped unharmed, and Mixon eventually surrendered peacefully, now facing charges of domestic violence.