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JUNE 2011 NEWS ARCHIVE

JUNE 30, 2011

  • Calvin Leon BoydMost Wanted
    • Calvin Leon Boyd. He has a Warrant for burglary and a failure to appear for burglary and theft by taking. His last known address was 4860 Embarcader Ln. College Park. Any information, please contact Inv. Mike Wheeler of DCSO at main number 770-942-2121.
  • Court Services
    • Thursday June 30th, the fire alarm activated at the Courthouse at 07:15 hours. Courthouse deputies along with building maintenance staff found a dirty clogged duct detector causing the alarm. No fire or smoke was found.
  • C.A.R.E. Teen Driving
    • Classes include the use of drunk goggles while driving which shows the student the importance of using good judgement.

CARE Teen Driving Course  CARE Teen Driving Classes

JUNE 29, 2011

  • Criminal Investigations Division - Investigator Trent Wilson and Deputies defuse a male with a sword.
    • On June 24, 2011, a call was dispatched involving a juvenile autistic male who was in possession of a knife threatening a family. The juvenile stated that he wanted police to shoot him and then he threatened to kill the family. Trent responded with Deputies to find the male in possession of a samurai sword. Trent also learned a Grandmother at the scene had been injured by the juvenile. Trent was able to talk to the male, reasoned with him and convinced him to surrender the sword. The juvenile was taken into custody without injury to him or Deputies at the scene. The juvenile was transported to the hospital for evaluation.
  • C.A.R.E. Classes
    • C.A.R.E. = Combined Accident Reduction Efforts. The C.A.R.E. program is a FREE service to Douglas County Residents, designed to provide teen drivers not only with the skills required to obtain a drivers license but skills that they need to be safer, more successful drivers. Click here to download C.A.R.E application (pdf file).

CARE Teen Driving Course  CARE Teen Driving Classes

CARE Teen Driving Training  CARE Teen Driving Simulator

JUNE 28, 2011

  • Training Division
    • Last week new deputies with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office participated in pit training with Twiggs County Sheriff's Office.

Pit Training  pit training

pit training  pit training

JUNE 27, 2011

  • DCSO makes donation to American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Foundation
    • The Foundation acknowledges the receipt of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office's gift of $4,925.47 for Chase Away Canine Cancer, in memory of K9 Officers, Tjibbe, Oscar, Rocky, Benny, Muis, and Zeke, who, sadly lost their battles to Canine Canter. Click here to read letter in its entirety.
  • NEW JAIL CELLS ARRIVE
    • The first two cells designed for the new jail have arrived. These special steel box cells were manufactured by Steel Cell, Inc. from Habersham County. They were delivered to the Sheriff's Office Training Facility to be used to train staff in emergency and operational procedures at the new jail. These steel box cells were selected over normal masonry cells for a variety of reasons. They are manufactured to proper specifications and delivered to the jobsite ready to install with very little labor. The cell is totally outfitted with bunks, tables, toilet combo, light and all door hardware. All electrical and plumbing connections are outside the reach of inmates but have easy access for maintenance. The best feature of these new cells, however, is the lack of areas in which to hide contraband. The molded steel does not have seams which greatly reduces hiding places and increases security. Regular jail staff, as well as the Sheriff's Emergency Response Team (SERT), will be trained in operational procedures utilizing these training cells on an ongoing basis. The cells for the new jail facility are scheduled to be delivered this summer to begin installation.

New Jail Cell  new jail cell for douglas county jail

New Jail Cell  new jail cell for douglas county jail

  • SHERIFF'S OFFICE & SAFEKIDS PARTNER TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN
    • Sheriff Miller and his staff have partnered with SafeKids to ensure children are properly secured while in a vehicle. A child who is improperly restrained or who's car seat is not properly installed can be at risk in the event of an accident. SafeKids staff and specially trained Sheriff's staff provides opportunities each month for parents to drop by and have their car seats inspected for proper installation.  We encourage anyone who has child passengers to take a few minutes and have their seats inspected. SafeKids can also provide low cost or free car seats to those who qualify.

SafeKids Douglas Car Seat Inspection  SafeKids Douglas Car Seat Inspection

SafeKids Douglas Car Seat Inspection

  • certified law enforcement officiersJail Division
    • We would like to congratulate three of our jailers that have just successfully completed mandate class to become sworn deputies. On June 24, 2011 Matthew Atkins, Adam Davis and Jon George graduated from North Central Georgia Law Enforcement Academy as certified law enforcement officers. All three have been employed at the Douglas County Sheriff's Office for a little over two years and have been working as jailers. Deputy Atkins will begin training on a patrol shift in two weeks and aspires to work in narcotics later in his career. Deputy Atkins also performed well enough on the firing range to make it into the trophy round during mandate school. Deputy Davis is eager to work in any capacity he is needed. He wants this to be his last job and hopes to retire from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. Deputy George also hopes he can continue on his career path and would ultimately like to work with children in the community as a School Resource Office in our local school system. We are very proud of these three and are looking forward to their contributions to the community for many years to come.
  • Criminal Investigations Division
    • On 06-24-11, Deputies responded to the Chick-Fil-A on Thornton Road in reference to a burglary. Dep. Morgan arrived on the scene and located two windows that had been broken by a rock. A suspect severely cut themselves on the broken glass. Sgt. Taylor and Dep. Powers followed the blood trail to an apartment in the Crestmark apartment complex. Deputies made contact with the father of Brian Marcus McCulloum (age 17). Mr. McCulloum said that he had recently taken his son to Cobb Hospital to be treated for his injury. Brian McColloum was located and arrested at the hospital. He is still currently being treated for a cut to the right wrist.
  • Gangs Division
    • On Friday, June 17th, 2011 Sgt. Hambrick spoke at the monthly meeting of the West Georgia Gang Task Force at the request of the Villa Rica Police Department. Sgt. Hambrick spoke on the topic of I.C.P. and gangs. Click here to read complete information.

JUNE 24, 2011

  • Congratulations to Deputy Lewis Fredenburg
    • On Monday June 20th, 2011 Deputy Lewis Fredenburg received the May employee of the month award for work he has done at Alexander High School. The award specifically recognizes Deputy Fredenburg for making numerous marijuana arrests throughout the year that were self initiated investigations. Deputy Fredenburg was credited for helping make Alexander High School one of the safest high schools in the metro Atlanta area.

JUNE 23, 2011

  • Criminal Investigations Division
    • Over the past week there has been burglaries and burglary attempts reported in the Lithia Springs and Beulah area of the county. While investigators and deputies were canvassing the neighborhoods where these crimes occurred, several neighbors said they had seen a gold or white older model small truck in the neighborhood driving slow and going from door to door. Some neighbors said that when someone would come to the door the suspects knocked on, the homeowners were asked if they wanted to buy meats. Some witnesses reported seeing a cooler, some said they did not see a cooler. If anyone sees anything suspicious in their neighborhood call the sheriff's office and report it. It may be a burglar or thief in your neighborhood looking to commit one of these crimes.
  • Inmate Work Detail
    • Last week our inmate work detail helped Douglas County Board of Education move furniture at Lithia Springs High School. This week they have been helping Douglas County Road Dept. repave Liberty Road. See photos here.

Blast dayJUNE 16, 2011

  • B.L.A.S.T. Program
    • On June 8, 2011, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office B.L.A.S.T. deputies honored and recognized approximately 25 students from Douglas County for being positive role models in their schools. These students were chosen because they all:
      • Are committed to making the right choices.
      • Make an effort to stand up for the right thing and not being influenced by peer pressure.
      • Are positive influences on others in their schools.
      • Are positive role models among their peers.
      • Recognize and remember what the B.L.A.S.T. instructors taught them throughout the year and put the information into action in their own lives.
    • Most of the schools require the students to write essays at the end of each school year explaining what B.L.A.S.T. means to them. Then, the deputies review and vote on the essays to determine the winners.
    • The deputies (Sgt. Donna Morris, Sgt. Traci Sullivan, Dep. Shelly Kimball, Dep. Greg Carpenter, Dep. Kenneth Reese) took the students out for a fun-filled day which included:
      • Breakfast at Cracker Barrel
      • Day Trip to Six Flags over Georgia
      • Pizza Party at Chuck E. Cheese
      • A Hummer Limo Ride
      • B.L.A.S.T. T-shirt & Draw-string Bag
    • Every school year the deputies teach B.L.A.S.T. to 5th graders in 22 Douglas County Schools (all public elementary schools along with two private schools – Brighten Academy and Colonial Hills). B.L.A.S.T. stands for Bringing Life And Skills Together. The program is a shared commitment between the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the Douglas County Board of Education. The program is self-funded. It is paid for by fund-raisers at each school, workbook donations from the Board of Education, and fund-raisers by each B.L.A.S.T. deputy.

JUNE 15, 2011

  • Criminal Investigations Division
    • On 05-03-11, Tatianna Williams reported that someone stole her Income tax return checks and cashed them in Minnesota. A fraud investigation was started into this report. On 06-13-11, investigators with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office learned that the checks were cashed at the Shell Food Mart at 208 Maxham Road. The owner of the store provided documentation of pictures of driver's license and Social Security card in the name and picture of Tatianna Williams. On 06-14-11, investigators made contact with Tatianna and interviewed her at length. After some time in the interview, Tatianna admitted that she did cash the checks and then reported the checks stolen. She was arrested and charged with theft by deception and false report of a crime.

JUNE 14, 2011

  • Special Investigations Division
    • On Friday, June 10, 2011, the Special Investigations Division (SID) arrested a Jeremy Edwards on warrants that were issued back in April of this year. During the month of February, information was received that Mr. Edwards was selling marijuana in Douglas County. Agents with the Special Investigations Division were able to make two controlled purchases of marijuana from Mr. Edwards. Agents were also able to secure information for a search warrant at Mr. Edwards residence located off of South County Line Road. At the time of the warrants execution, Mr. Edwards was not at home and avoided Law Enforcement for the next several weeks. New information was received last week on where Mr. Edwards was staying and he was taken into custody by SID. At the time of his arrest, Agents located over six ounces of marijuana and items used to package illegal drugs. He appeared before the local magistrate judge on Monday morning. He was denied bond based on his criminal history and the new charges.
  • Jail Division
    • An inmate at the Douglas County Jail received a new charge of battery for fighting with another inmate on June 9th. Antonio Johnson approached another inmate and threatened to beat him up if he didn't surrender his commissary items. The victim, Taylor Haslett, refused to give up his property and was subsequently attacked by Johnson.

JUNE 13, 2011

  • Criminal Investigations Division
    • Approximately 10 days ago, a financial crime investigation was undertaken where numerous credit card purchases were done at Home Depot on Thornton Road. The purchases were using stolen credit card numbers to make large amount purchases. Home Depot investigators identified this scheme and came to meet with investigators with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and several search warrants were executed in Douglas and Cobb counties involving this case. Numerous computers, credit card numbers and equipment purchased with the stolen credit card numbers have been recovered. As of today, Alton Coley, James Wilcox, and others have been arrested for several counts of Financial Transaction card fraud and are currently in jail without a bond while the investigation continues. The card fraud involving this organization is more than $100,000 and continuing to become more as the investigation continues.
  • The Douglas County Sheriff Office's Auction is planned for Fall 2011. Please check this News page on our website and DCSO's Facebook page for future announcements regarding date and details.
  • Criminal Investigations Division
    • On Friday, June 10th, Sgt. Hambrick was invited to speak to the students in the summer school program at Factory Shoals Middle School on gangs and youth violence. There were approximately 50 youth in attendance. Sgt. Hambrick engaged the students for about 30 minutes in discussion about gangs, violence and bullying. Sgt. Hambrick took the time to answer questions and talk with the students about misconceptions of the law and about the dangers of school violence and gangs. Sgt. Hambrick was there at the request of the school counselor, Dr. Felton.

Weed Eat Rose AvenueJUNE 10, 2011

  • Inmate Work Crews
    • Inmates used weed-eaters to help keep Douglas County beautiful along Rose Avenue.
  • Congratulations to April Employee of the Month
    • Sgt. Chuck Scott - Patrol Division
    • The Command Staff of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office met on June 9, 2011 and unanimously selected Sergeant Chuck Scott as Employee of the Month for April 2011.
    • Sergeant Scott was nominated as employee of the month by Investigator Dale Kelley. On April 2, 2011 Sgt. Scott was patrolling the Dodge Dealership on Thornton Road for the perpetrators of recent thefts from the area. He heard what sounded like a battery operated sawzall. He confronted two suspects who fled on foot and got into a vehicle. A high speed pursuit ensued and the suspect vehicle wrecked. Sgt. Scott took the suspects into custody. Several thefts were cleared because of these arrests. There are three kinds of Cops; Pro-active, Reactive, and Inactive. Sgt. Chuck Scott is yet another fine example of a "Pro-active Cop."
    • Atta-Boy Sergeant Chuck Scott! Sgt. Scott will be awarded one (1) good day off with pay and his name will be inscribed on the plaque in the lobby of the Gammill Building.
  • Congratulations to May Employee of the Month
    • Dep. Larry Waters - Court Services
    • The Command Staff of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office met on June 9, 2011 and unanimously selected Deputy Waters as Employee of the Month for May 2011.
    • Deputy Waters was nominated as employee of the month by Sergeant Ross Brown. On 05-26-11 Deputy Waters was supervising the unloading of inmates in the sally port of the Jail. Inmate David Riggs managed to squirmed out of his waist chains and as he was exiting the transport bus he ducked out of line, ran around the front of the bus, and attempted to run out of the sally port to escape. The ever vigilant Deputy Waters saw what was happening and cut off his escape route. The inmate tried to strike Waters with the waist chains and was immediately tackled and secured. Because of his high level of alertness, Deputy Waters prevented an escape.
    • Atta-Boy Deputy Larry Waters! Deputy Waters will be awarded one (1) good day off with pay and his name will be inscribed on the plaque in the lobby of the Gammill Building.

JUNE 8, 2011

  • Inmate Work Crews picked up another illegal dump off of Austin Bridge Road. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) is seeking the community's help. If you see anyone dumping trash on any Douglas County road, please call DCSO immediately
    at 770-949-5656 and make a report. Thank you for your assistance in keeping Douglas County clean.
trash dumping  trash dumping

JUNE 7, 2011

  • Maintenance Division

    concrete work

JUNE 3, 2011

  • Special Investigations Division
    • Acting on a tip received from Lt Barnhill, SID obtained and executed a search warrant at the home of Forrest Paron on S. Burnt Hickory Rd. 9 marijuana plants and 6 guns were recovered. Paron had plants growing indoors as well as outdoors.

JUNE 2, 2011

  • Criminal Investigations Division
    • BOLO (Be on the Lookout) - The Douglas County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) is seeking the identity of the two subjects that broke into the Corn Crib Store on May 15th, 2011. The small black car was the vehicle used by the subjects as transportation to the store and the black truck was used for the redemption of lottery tickets stolen in the burglary. Anyone having information on the identity of the subjects, please contact Inv. Dale Kelley at DCSO directly at
      770-920-4903 or DCSO at 770-949-5656.

      Corn Crib BOLO  Corn Crib BOLO

    Corn Crib BOLO  Corn Crib BOLO

 

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