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August 24, 2014

Major Case Unit/Criminal Investigations Division

Press Release:

At approximately 5:30 am this morning we responded to a house fire call on Abercorn Way Douglasville, Ga. Upon arrival it was discovered that a three year old female juvenile and one year old juvenile was missing. The Douglas County / Douglasville Major Case Unit along with the Criminal Investigators Division started investigating. An Amber alert and Levi's call was broadcasted for the missing juveniles, vehicle description, and possible suspect description.

The suspect Born Uallah Foster (father of the juveniles) was suspected of taking the juveniles. Mr. Foster was also suspected of taking his ex-wife's 2012 Chrysler vehicle. The fire at the residence is under investigation.

At approximately 12:30 pm a vehicle matching the description of the one taken from the residence was spotted by MARTA Police Department at the intersection of Martin Luther King Drive and Lowery Boulevard in Atlanta, Ga. As MARTA Police attempted to stop the vehicle and Mr. Foster got out of the vehicle and after a short foot chase was apprehended. Both of the juveniles were found safe in the vehicle.

The following agencies were involved: Douglas County Sheriff's Office, MARTA Police Department, Atlanta Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and the Secret Service. All assisted and cooperated on this situation and in approximately seven hours the juveniles were found safe and unharmed and the suspect was apprehended.

Mr. Foster is being charged with two counts of Aggravated Assault, Motor Vehicle Theft, Burglary, and Criminal Damage to Property with the possibility of more charges upon further investigation. Mr. Foster is currently being held at the Douglas County Jail.

Both juveniles have been reunited with their mother.


August 21, 2014

Criminal InvestigationsDivision

We have been receiving reports of scam-type phone calls that look like they are coming from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. The caller often demands payment to settle some kind of legal fee. Please be aware that we will never demand legal payments over the phone.

If you have received a call from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office asking for or demanding money to settle a legal issue, please contact Sgt. Mike Howell at 770-920-4915.


August 5, 2014

Criminal Investigation Division

On Saturday morning August 2, 2014 at approximately 8:06 am the Douglas County Sheriff's Office received a call transferred from Douglas County 911 of a male subject deceased (later identified as Robert Stoskopf age: 67) located lying beside Thornton Road on the north bound side behind the guard rail near the intersection of Thornton Road and Waterford Club Drive.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the Georgia State Patrol are looking for a vehicle that has recent front end damage and or right front end damage.

We are asking for the public's help. If you or you know of someone that was in the area of the intersection of Thornton Road and Waterford Club Drive between the hours of 7:00 am - 8:00 am on Saturday morning August 2, 2014 to please call the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Tip Line at 678-486-1253 or contact Investigator Josh Miller at 678-486-1252.

A reward of $ 1,000.00 is being offered to the arrest of the person or persons responsible.



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July 30, 2014

Criminal Investigation Division

On 072514 a car break-in was reported to have occurred at Alexander High School . Shortly after the car was gone into, the victim's financial information began being used to make online purchases. Inv. Wright was able to locate and identify the identity and location where the purchases were being made from and sent to. Inv. Wright went to this location off Berea Rd and located the victim's wallet and property. Inv. Wright was able to make charges against a juvenile female for several related charges.

While this appears to be an isolated incident and a crime of opportunity, please remember to place your important articles out of sight and lock your door when you leave your car unattended. This may keep you from being a victim in the future.


July 29, 2014

Traffic Enforcement Division

Douglas County Schools are back in session next Wednesday (sorry, kids). This means that school buses will be back on the road. Folks need to be aware that some of those buses will have stop arm cameras on them, and that drivers will be fined for illegally passing a school bus while it's stopped to pick up children. §40-6-163


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