BOLO: Stolen Vehicle

On 06/09/17, a 1993 Silver Chevrolet K2500 with Georgia tag #RBN9976 was stolen in Lithia Springs. This vehicle was seen on 06/12/17 at the Marathon located at the intersection of Hwy 92 and Maroney Mill Rd. At this time, the stolen vehicle was driven by a young black male. There was a female driving a second van that seemed to know this male.

If anyone can identify either of these subjects or have seen the vehicle in the above picture, please call Inv. Jamie Fowler at 770-920-4992 or email at jfowler@sheriff.douglas.ga.us

 

New Deputies

Sheriff Tim Pounds and the staff at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office would like to congratulate our two newest mandated deputies: Anna Slavic and Kenneth Watts. Slavic has been with us since her days with the Explorers, and Watts started in the jail almost a year ago. We look forward to having them on the road!

Supporting Our Troops

We may know her as Investigator Sealock, but the Army knows her as Staff Sergeant Sealock. For the past 30 days, Sealock has been in California taking part in the US Army’s Military Police Advanced Leaders Course. Sheriff Tim Pounds and the staff at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office would like to congratulate Inv/SSG Sealock and her class on a job well done!

 

Fourth of July Events

This year’s Fourth of July events include a parade, festival at Hunter Park and Fireworks! Like and follow Douglas County Happenings for more info!
 
Pride in our Past – Faith in our Future – 4th of July Events in Douglasville
 
Tuesday, July 4
 
10 a.m. Parade on Church Street from Fairburn Road to Rose Avenue/Selman Drive
 
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Festival at the Park, Hunter Park – Free Admission, Open to the Public
 
Dusk: Fireworks best seen from Arbor Place Mall

Help Prevent Entering Autos

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office encourages everyone to help us in combating car break ins. These county-wide crimes can be prevented by following a few simple steps:

  • Keep your car locked. This will prevent thieves from “flipping” the door handles and easily gaining entry.
  • Never leave your valuables in plain view. If you do not want to take your valuables (purse, phone, laptop, etc.) with you, at least hide them in the trunk or other hard-to-reach area.
  • Take your valuables with you. This is the best thing you can do. Should your vehicle be broken into, you will still have your possessions. This includes firearms.
  • If you see something, say something. Call 911 if you see something suspicious, including unfamiliar persons or vehicles behaving strangely, in your neighborhood.
  • Install motion activated lights. Outdoor lights with motion sensors have always been a good theft deterrent.
  • Install a security camera. Home security cameras are quickly becoming one of the best tools available to investigators.

 

Welcome, Interns!

Interns under the guidance of County Commissioner Dr. Ramona Jackson-Jones toured our facilities this morning. They were given an in-depth, behind the scenes look at both the jail and the law enforcement center. We hope that their time with us was both educational and enlightening. If your civic group or class would like to tour our facilities, please contact Lt. Elmer Horn at 678-486-1200.

Third Annual Melvin Johnson Scholarship Banquet

Sheriff Tim Pounds and the staff at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office would like to congratulate this year’s Melvin Johnson Scholarship winners. This is the third year the Black Education Historical Exhibit (BEHE) has awarded these scholarships in memory of PFC Melvin Johnson, a local son and casualty of the Vietnam War. The scholarships will go to three seniors from the Douglas County School System to assist them in paying for college textbooks and other expenses.  This year’s awards went to J. Fleming, Jr. and two other well-deserving seniors. We would like to wish them all well on life’s next big adventure.

Teaching Kids About Social Media

In addition to our K9 deputies visiting Golden Memorial United Methodist Church on June 22, Sgt. Jesse Hambrick also stopped by. He talked to the kids about the appropriate, and inappropriate, use of social media. Many times social media sites are used for other illegal or improper behavior as well such as bullying and other harassing behavior, physical threats of violence, racial discrimination, and they act as a way for kids to access information on where to find parties, alcohol, or other dangerous drugs. Kids may not be aware that the information they divulge on social media can reach the wrong people such as online predators. Virtual interaction thru social media is as much a part of many people’s daily activity as real interaction with friends and acquaintances. Often fights and other problems that occur at school are blamed on comments or activity posted on a social website away from school. Suicides and acts of school violence are often broadcast on a social networking site before they are committed. One of our many goals is to keep our youngsters safe both online and off.

K9 Demo at Golden United Methodist Church

Members of our K9 Unit visited Golden United Methodist Church today for a demo. The kids enjoyed interacting with the K9s and watching them show off their training. We would like to thank Golden United Methodist Church for the invitation! If you would like to schedule a K9 demo for your group, please contact Lt. John Jewell at 678-486-1219.

 

Three Suspects Wanted for Entering Autos Have Been Identified

UPDATE: The three males have been identified. Thank you to everyone who has commented and messaged us about this case!

On 06/19/17 multiple entering auto reports were taken in the Tyree Rd. area of Douglas County. During the incidents a credit card was taken and used by a suspect. These three males in the above pictures are persons of interest in the use of the credit card and entering autos. These subjects were driving a black Chevrolet Colorado. If anyone has information about these entering autos or can identify these subjects, please contact Inv. Jamie Fowler at 770-920-4992 or Inv. Josh N. Skinner at 678-486-1280.

 

 

Expired Tag Leads to Drug and Weapons Arrest

As anyone on patrol will tell you, there’s no such thing as a “routine traffic stop.” This morning was no exception. Just before 5 a.m., Deputy Garrett pulled over a white Toyota Celica with expired tags at the QT off Hwy 92 near I-20. When he approached the vehicle, he noticed a rifle on the seat and a clear bag hanging out of a black one. He asked the driver to exit the vehicle before he performed a search. During the search, Deputy Garrett discovered scales, and a sawed off shotgun in addition to the rifle. The driver, identified as Phillip Clay, will be charged with the following:

  • Theft by receiving stolen property (felony)
  • Possession of a firearm by convicted felon
  • Possession of meth
  • Possession drug related object
  • Expired tag

“Convicts” For A Cause

The American Legion Post 145 will be riding through Atlanta today in support of law enforcement. Note: These are not real convicts, and haven’t escaped from anywhere. Our deputies will be escorting them up to Gwinnett County via I20 & I75/85.

Suspect Wanted in Gas Station Burglary

On June 11, 2017, at approximately 00:30, the unknown male  above burglarized the Marathon gas station located at 9937 HWY 166, Winston Ga 30187. The suspect is a Caucasian male approximately 5’10 to 6’1 and weighs from 165-185lbs. The male was wearing a black hooded with a yellow Nike logo. The suspect broke into the store and stole several lottery tickets.

If you have information in reference to this crime or any help in identifying this individual

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

Reference case R1706730