The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will be joining the #9PMRoutine social media campaign on September 1st. For the entire month, we will be reminding our social media followers each night to secure their homes and valuables. We encourage everyone to get into the habit of removing things like wallets and weapons from vehicles, making sure the vehicle is locked, closing and locking any gates to your property, that doors to your residence are also locked, and to turn on exterior lights before going to bed for the night. It is our goal to deter easy-target crimes such as entering autos, and we hope that county residents get in the habit of locking up before turning in for the evening.

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Multiple Entering Autos

On June 24, 2018, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office was notified of 40 cases of car break-ins in subdivisions off Riverside Pkwy as well as in the Brittni Place subdivision. It is believed that a 12-person crew is responsible for those break-ins. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division has been working closely with other agencies and jurisdictions including the DeKalb Police Department, the Cobb County Police Department, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and the Harrallson County Sheriff’s Office to identify members of this crew. So far, eight suspects have been identified. Six are in custody, and four still need to be identified. It is believed that several juveniles are part of this crew. Please contact Inv. Jones at 678-486-1254 or kjones@sheriff.douglas.ga.us if you have any information about the identity and/or whereabouts of the remaining suspects.

A second two-man crew is believed to be behind another 40-60 entering autos targeting vehicles in the Brittni Place subdivision as well as locations in Carrollton and Villa Rica. Those car break-ins occurred on or around August 10, 2018. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division worked with the Cobb County Police Department, Brookhaven Police Department, Villa Rica Police Department, and the Carrollton Police Department to identify, locate, and arrest these individuals. One is currently in custody, and both have multiple active warrants.

Welcome, New Jailer

Sheriff Tim Pounds and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office would like to welcome new jailer, F. Duncan.