Sheriff Pounds’ Flag Raising Ceremony

Sheriff Tim Pounds and the staff of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank everyone who attended this morning’s flag raising ceremony. Sheriff Pounds truly appreciates all the support and prayers he has received from the community since taking office. He is looking forward to working closely with everyone on issues that impact the entire county.

“Progress Is Impossible Without Change”

Missing Juveniles/Runaways

Missing/Runaways: Hayden Cannon and Caleb Womack were last seen on 5/10/2017 at a youth home. Hayden was last seen wearing a teal shirt and khakis. Caleb was last seen wearing blue jeans, dark color shirt and brown boots. They are believed to be traveling together, and could be in the Gainesville area. If you know of their whereabouts, please call Inv. Edward Waters at 678-486-1204.

 

4th Annual Capt Herb Memorial Toys For Tots Ride

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office was honored to escort participants on the 4th Annual Capt Herb Memorial Toys For Tots Ride. For those who may not know, Captain Herb Emory was the voice of Atlanta traffic for many a long year, and was a great friend to this office. Toys For Tots was Herb’s favorite charity, and we would like to thank everyone who came out to participate.

 

Exodus Ranch Foster Fun Day

Thank you to Exodus Ranch for inviting us to your Foster Fun Day!

From Exodus Ranch:

The Exodus Ranch in Douglasville, will be holding our 2nd annual foster fun day! This day is a free day of fun for Foster children and their foster families, in the Douglas, Carroll and Paulding county area! Last year, we had over 300 in attendance! What a great day of fun it was! The children were able to enjoy pony/horse rides, games, bouncy houses, food, story telling and much more! The parents were treated to a day of respite with facials, hair cuts, manicures and a wonderful lunch! A great time was had by all! This day is to let Foster parents know how much we, as a community, appreciate them! It is also a day to love and encourage children who need it so badly.

The United States has one of the worst records among industrialized nations – losing on average between four and seven children every day to child abuse and neglect. A report of child abuse is made every ten seconds. The Percentage of children abused, is terrifying!

  • Physical Abuse 28.3
  • Sexual Abuse 20.7
  • Emotional Abuse 10.6
  • Physical Neglect 9.9
  • Emotional Neglect 14.8

To put this in perspective: This would PACK 10 modern football stadiums…not with cheering fans, but with hurting children in need of love and a family. Many of these children end up in Foster Care. 40% of Foster children end up on the street and many in the sex trafficking industry. 1 in 4 end up in prison. These kids need our love, support and help in healing!

 

Click It Or Ticket, Border 2 Border

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in the Georgia GOHS “Click It Or Ticket, Border 2 Border” campaign on Monday, May 22nd from 4pm – 8pm. This campaign is to raise awareness about the importance of always wearing your seat belt. According to GDOT‘s statistics released May 12th, there have already been 494 fatality accidents statewide this year, and of those fatalities 234 were unbuckled or not known if buckled. Please remember to always wear a seat belt! A road trip, routine commute, or a short drive to the store can change in an instant!

BOLO: Suspects Wanted in Power Washer Theft

Between April 21st and 24th, 2017 a theft of a trailer containing a pressure washer occurred at 475 Riverside Pkwy. On May 7th, 2017 another trailer containing a pressure washer was stolen from the same location. The above picture is a picture of the vehicle that stole the trailer on May 7th. From the video, it appears to possibly be a bright blue Mitsubishi Montero. Before the theft there was a white male seen walking around the fenced in lot.

If anyone can identify this vehicle or occupants or have had similar incidents please notify Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Inv. Jamie Fowler.

Dispatch-770-949-5656

Office-770-920-4992

BOLO: Person Wanted in Connection with Stolen Credit Card Info

On March 26, 2017, at approximately 22:30, the unknown female above made two fraudulent transactions at the Stop N Shop (Citgo gas station) located at 3757 Kings HWY, Douglasville, GA 30135.  The unknown female used a credit card embossed with the credit card number belonging to Kingsway Baptist Church.

Any help in identifying this individual would be appreciated.  Reference case R1703494.

Please contact Inv. M. Joseph, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office 770-920-4916 or email mjoseph@sheriff.douglas.ga.us.

 

4 Juveniles Arrested for Possession of Marijuana and a 9mm Handgun at a Local Middle School

On April 26th, 2017 Deputy Ryan Quibell, the acting School Resource Officer at Chestnut Log Middle School, became involved in an investigation that resulted in a tip from an anonymous source that a student was in possession of a handgun. This tip was received late in the day just prior to the students being released for the day. A search by school officials revealed that a 14 year old male student did have in his possession a loaded 9mm handgun as well as an amount of marijuana packaged for sale as well as an undisclosed amount of U.S. Currency. The juvenile was taken into custody at that time. Deputy Quibell continued the investigation the following day and learned that there were three other male juvenile students at the school that were involved with attempting to distribute the marijuana that was seized the day before. These four juveniles were also involved with distributing marijuana on at least one prior occasion to 4/26/2017. All four juveniles were arrested for numerous offenses including the possession of the handgun, possession of the handgun during a drug transaction, possessing the weapon on school grounds, use of a communications facility to further a drug crime, conspiracy to distribute marijuana on school grounds, and RICO. The names of the juveniles are being withheld because of their age.

Sheriff Tim Pounds encourages everyone to use our mobile app (available for Apple and Android) to report crimes both in the community and in the school system.