CRIME & SAFETY
Police, School Officials on high alert after schools in Autauga and Elmore receive Phone Threats
Autauga and Elmore County law enforcement officers and school staff were on alert today, after threatening telephone calls were made to area schools. Edgewood Academy in Elmore, and Autaugaville School in Autauga, were both impacted by threats made to the schools via phone calls. Law enforcement was notified in both local cases, and all students are safe.
TikTok influencer, family escape massive Elmore County house fire
ECLECTIC, Ala. (WSFA) - A social media influencer is sharing emotional videos with millions of his followers after his childhood home was destroyed by fire Monday. The massive blaze happened at the family home of TikTok influencer Noah Glenn Carter, located about 25 miles northeast of Montgomery in the town of Eclectic.
Law enforcement investigating threat at Edgewood Academy
The Elmore County Sheriff's Office is looking into a threat called in against Edgewood Academy. “We have tactical guys clearing the grounds currently,” Elmore County Sheriff Bill Franklin said. “We are looking into the origination of the call.”. This is an ongoing story. Please check back for more...
ACTION 8 UPDATE: Montgomery police identify man killed in triple shooting
ACTION 8 UPDATE: Montgomery police have now identified the man who was killed in a shooting that left two others hurt. Police say 39-year-old Melvin Washington, Jr., was killed in the shooting that happened at around 10PM in the 800 block of Oak Street last night. That shooting left a...
Another incarcerated death, and two ADOC staff arrested for drug possession
Another incarcerated person died inside an Alabama Department of Correction Facility (ADOC) and two ADOC staff were arrested for promoting contraband. Glen Ball Jr. died on Sunday at Bullock Correctional Facility. Ball’s family found out from a social media post later in the evening. They initially called ADOC but did not get a response until later that night to confirm his death.
Prattville police need your help to bring a killer to justice
Prattville Police are asking for help from the public — to find and take a killer off the street. Sixteen year old Kylen Smith was shot and killed in Prattville — back in August. He was gunned down on the 600 block of Covered Bridge Parkway — in broad daylight.
Incident reports of the Wetumpka Police Department from Nov. 12 to Nov. 19
• An assault was reported on U.S. Highway 231. • Forgery was reported on U.S. Highway 231. • Theft was reported on U.S. Highway 231. • Theft was reported on Ready Street. Nov. 16. • Harassment was reported on U.S. Highway 231. Sign up for Newsletters from The Herald. •...
Significant Law Enforcement Response at Montgomery Regional Airport
Discover what's behind the large law enforcement response at Montgomery Regional Airport. With police units blocking the main entrance and unanswered calls and emails, the mystery deepens. Stay tuned as we strive to confirm and share any information about this unusual event.
Alabama Correctional Workers Arrested in Separate Contraband Incidents
The Alabama Department of Corrections is grappling with integrity issues following the arrests of two staff members at different facilities on contraband-related charges. Sarah Woodward, a former administrative support assistant at Elmore Correctional Facility, was apprehended on November 22nd after a K-9 unit detected a suspicious package in her car. Found within were illegal items, earning Woodward charges including Promoting Prison Contrand, Possession of Marijuana, and Trafficking Methamphetamine.
Prattville PD seeks help in solving teen's death
PRATTVILLE ‒ District Attorney CJ Robinson ended a Tuesday morning news conference with a direct plea to the public: “Help us take a killer off the street." Kylen Smith, 16, of Prattville was shot about noon on Aug. 6 in the 600 block of Covered Bridge Parkway, said Sgt. Ariel Davis, of the Prattville Police Department’s investigations division. No arrest has been made. Central Alabama CrimeStoppers announced that it is offering a $3,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or people responsible for Kylen’s death.
Montgomery man dead in motorcycle crash on U.S. 80
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WRBL) — A Montgomery man died following a single-vehicle motorcycle crash on Sunday, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA). The crash happened at about 8:32 p.m. near the 123 mile marker of U.S. 80 — around three miles east of Montgomery. Randall Tennyson, 43, was driving a 2015 Kawaski Ninja motorcycle […]
Arrest and incident reports of the Tallassee Police Department from Nov. 20 to
• A noise complaint was reported on Third Avenue. • A civil disturbance was reported on Darnell Road. • A domestic incident was reported on Gilmer Avenue. • A noise complaint was reported on Hornsby Drive. • A runaway juvenile was reported on Rickey Lane. • A noise complaint was...
Family of missing elderly man believes him to be in New York
Montgomery Police are searching for 66-year-old John Wright who is missing. Wright was last seen on November 1, 2023 in Montgomery, Alabama. He is described as a black male 5’8” to 5’10” and weighs about 200 - 210 lbs. Investigators say Wright suffers from schizophrenia. His...
Montgomery police searching for missing woman
The Montgomery Police Department is searching for a missing woman who was last seen Wednesday.
Montgomery Riverfront brawl participants threaten legal action over unauthorized merchandise
Reggie Ray and Tammie Howard want to put an end to the sale of merchandise spawned from the melee that took place on the Riverfront dock in August. Two people involved in the viral summer brawl in Montgomery, Alabama, are ready to take legal action against people profiting off of their likeness. Reggie Ray and Tammie Howard want to put an end to the sale of merchandise spawned from the melee that took place on the Riverfront dock in August.
Weekly Safety Report: Tragedy Strikes in Montgomery, Shooting, Vehicle Damage, Missing Person, and Abduction Reward
Tragedy Strikes in Montgomery: One Killed, One Jailed After Friday Night Shooting. Teen charged after vehicle hit by gunfire in Montgomery subdivision. Montgomery Police searching for missing Montgomery man. $15K Reward for Information on Abducted Alabama Girl, LaQuanta Riley.
Defendant arrested again for trafficking while out on bond
In September, Andrea Luna Gregory was arrested for trafficking fentanyl in the Tallapoosa County portion of Tallassee. Gregory, 39, posted a $20,000 bond set by Tallapoosa County District Court Judge Kim Clayton. Gregory, with multiple addresses in the last few months according to court records, reoffended. According to court records,...
Prattville – Theft of Property 3rd Degree Investigation – Cash Reward Offered
The Prattville Police Department is investigating a felony theft and seeks the public’s help with identifying the suspect. Prattville Police Investigators released a photo of an unknown suspect wanted for a felony theft and fraudulent use of a debit card investigation. Investigators say the offense occurred, on November 7, 2023, at Walmart located at 1903 Cobbs Ford Road, Prattville, AL.
Weekly Safety Report: Organized Retail Theft, Collision, and Missing Teen in Opelika, Alabama
Three Montgomery women have been charged with organized retail theft in Opelika, Alabama. A head-on collision near Frederick Road has left traffic blocked. The Lee County Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing 14-year-old girl.
Law enforcement preparing for holiday, Iron Bowl traffic
Law enforcement officials are asking travelers to be safe.