May 20, 2015
Criminal Investigation Division
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is looking for information about these two suspects. Investigators believe that both have been involved in theft of copper from cell phone tower sites. Thefts have occurred at multiple locations and have been ongoing since February, 2015. Please contact Inv. Dale Kelley at 770-920-4903 with information as to their identities and/or whereabouts.
May 18, 2015
Traffic Safety Division
The annual Click It Or Ticket campaign starts Monday, May 18th and runs through Sunday, May 31st.
May 13, 2015
Criminial Investigations Division
Missing Teacher: Larry Bolen
- 5 ft. 10 in. / weight 220 lbs
- He was last seen Friday, May 8, 2015 at his home in Douglasville,Ga.
- He is driving a Green, 1993 Oldsmobile Silhouette minivan.
- License plate : PJT8801
Any information on the location of Larry Bolen, please contact the Douglas County Sheriff's Office at 770-949-5656 / Inv. Cindy West or Lt. James Harrell.
May 13, 2015
New Jersey Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested in Douglas County:
On Monday May 4, 2015 the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Fugitive Investigations Unit and the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force (SERFTF) arrested suspect Dewayne Pinkey on a warrant for Attempted Murder out of Mercer County New Jersey.
The United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force in New Jersey sent a lead to the Atlanta Task Force Office that Suspect Pinkey may be in Douglas County area. Suspect Pinkey was located and arrested without incident at a residence located in Douglas County.
Suspect Dewayne Pinkey currently awaits extradition back to Mercer County New Jersey at the Douglas County Jail.
Lt. Glenn Daniel
May 5, 2015
Criminal Investigations Division
ARMED ROBBERY of Shell Station at 6990 South Sweetwater Road Lithia Springs, GA
On Friday May 1, 2015 at approximately 10:30 pm three male subjects (later identified as Antonio Smith age 18, Fanley Michael Voltarie age 18, Shannon Williams age 16 a juvenile who is being charged as an adult) entered the Shell gas station and convenience store at 6990 South Sweetwater Road in Lithia Springs, GA and displayed a handgun and took an undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes.
The subjects exited the store and approached a vehicle in the parking lot occupied by a female subject. One of the male subjects (believed to be the juvenile suspect Shannon Williams) opened the passenger door on the vehicle and punched the female victim in her face. The suspect then took victim's purse and iPhone.
A lookout and description of the suspects was given to the surrounding jurisdictions and the suspects were located by using the victim's iPhone and located the suspects in the area of 340 Six Flags Rd. Austell, GA.
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office was advised and notified that Cobb County Police initiated a vehicle stop at the QuickTrip store at 291 Six Flags Drive in Austell, GA. with descriptions matching the male subjects from the lookout that was given out. At the time of the vehicle stop the driver of the vehicle Michael Voltaire had one of the victim's driver's licenses in his hand. Antonio Smith located in the passenger seat of the vehicle had several credit cards in the name of one of the victims on his person. Shannon Williams located in the back seat had one of the victim's iPhone on his person.
All three subjects were arrested and each charged with one count of Armed Robbery-Commercial, one count of Armed Robbery-Person to Person, and one count of Aggravated Assault. We are investigating and cooperating with other jurisdictions to see if these subjects are persons of interest in any other crimes.
Lt. Glenn Daniel
May 4, 2015
Sheriff's Command Staff Receive Advanced Training through Governor's Office of Highway Safety Grant
Georgia's sheriffs realize and recognize the importance of maintaining high levels of training for all of their staff. Quality training is just one important element to the operation of an effective sheriff's office. The sheriffs of Georgia realize this and have made a commitment to finding ways to maintain a high level of readiness when a critical incident arises. Budget constraints are often a barrier for sheriffs to provide advanced training; however, that barrier has been removed since the Governor's Office of Highway Safety partnered with the Georgia Sheriffs' Association to provide advanced and specialized training for deputy sheriffs as well as a forum for discussion and information exchange between sheriffs and their command staff.
A Governor's Office of Highway Safety grant provided a crucial educational opportunity at the Georgia Sheriffs' Association 2015 Command Staff Training Conference. Three days of intensive training was conducted in Chatham County, April 27-29, for the upper-level command staff of sheriffs' offices from throughout the state. Over two-hundred sheriffs, chief deputies, and top-level command officers participated in the training conference. Douglas County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Stan Copeland, Colonel Jeff Nalley, and Captain Tim Pounds attended and received valuable training and information emphasizing highway safety and leadership.
"Serving in upper level supervisory positions in the sheriff's office offers daily challenges. Continuous training is essential for leadership development to ensure our leaders are prepared. The Governor's Office of Highway Safety has provided this tremendous opportunity for leadership training specifically for the Office of Sheriff, in addition to providing specialized training on highway safety and fostering partnerships statewide," stated Tonia Welch, Training Director of the Georgia Sheriffs' Association.
"Our sheriffs across Georgia are dedicated to professionalism through training. It is with this in mind that the Governor's Office of Highway Safety joins the Georgia Sheriffs' Association with funding for this ongoing training for command staff. Well trained professionals like these are an asset to their communities and to our state," said Harris Blackwood, Director of the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.
The Georgia Sheriffs' Association, Inc. is a professional organization that represents Georgia's 159 elected sheriffs. The Association relies on the support of more than 70,000 Honorary Members throughout the state who recognize and value the services provided by the Constitutional Office of Sheriff. In addition to the valuable services that the Association offers to statewide law enforcement initiatives, GSA also sponsors the Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Homes, Inc. which provides full-time residential care for Georgia's abused, abandoned, and neglected children.
Lt. Glenn Daniel
April 22, 2015
Criminal Investigations Division
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is looking for two unknown males in connection with multiple pharmacy burglaries. On 04/18/15 at 3:25am, two unknown suspects broke into the Village Pharmacy on Hwy 5. One was seen on security footage wearing a red hoodie and light-colored pants. The second was a black hoodie and dark pants. Both are believed to be black males. Investigators believe these men may have also committed similar crimes in Dunwoody, Austell, and Powder Springs. They are believed to target small, independently-owned pharmacies. They move quickly, spending no more than 3 minutes at a location, and seem to be only interested in prescription narcotics. The suspects are believed to drive a white or light silver 2006-2011 4-door Chevrolet Impala with a sunroof. If you have any information about these two suspects, please contact Investigator Dale Kelley at 770-920-4903 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read more on this story at myfoxatlanta.com.
Follow-up story by WSB-TV
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