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JULY 29, 2011

  • Special Investigations Division
    • On July 28, 2011, SID arrested three females and a male for prostitution that was occurring in Douglas County. Undercover officers were solicited by the three females at two separate locations. The male Joseph Hutchenson solicited an undercover agent. All subjects were taken into custody and turned over to the Douglas County Jail.
    • Charges on Subject:
      • Joseph Hutchenson: Pandering
      • Kimberly Ott: Prostitution
      • Jessica Lightner: Prostitution and possession of marijuana less than one ounce
      • Dawinda Richards: Prostitution and possession of marijuana less than one ounce

  • The SERT Team participated in the 2011 Blake Gammill Run.
    SERT Team Run

JULY 25, 2011

  • Criminal Investigations Division - Deputies and Investigations work together to clear up several residential burglaries.
    • On July 20, 2011, a burglary occurred on Whisper Trail in Douglasville. The lookout given was on the suspects and their vehicle and minutes later it was spotted by Dep. Jonathan Britt and was stopped on the interstate by Deputy Kevin Jones. The two occupants were identified as Sadarius Styles and Nakingda Crawford where both were arrested for the burglary. Investigations began following up on these two suspects involving other burglaries due to their description and methods. Inv. Illegal Dump of light bulbsHoberg was able to show that at least one of the suspects had been involved in multiple burglaries in the county. Several recent burglaries on the west side of the county which occurred in July all happened within about a 24-48 hour time frame and had very similar characteristics. It was determined that the same individual was involved and Sadarius Styles was charged with involvement with at least 10 other burglaries in Douglas County.
  • Inmate Work Program
    • Inmates picked up an illegal dump of fluorescent light bulbs on Pope Road. In the future, if you see anyone dumping trash on the side of the road, please contact the Douglas County Sheriff's Office immediately to report the crime. DCSO's main phone number is 770-942-2121.

JULY 22, 2011

  • Douglas County Sheriff's Office Auction
    • A tentative date has been set for the auction. It will be Saturday, October 22nd at the Courthouse.
  • Inmate Work Program
    • Inmates helped City of Douglasville Road Department with tree removal on Wednesday, July 20th. The trees were recycled into mulch.

      douglasville tree recycle douglasville tree recycle

  • Maintenance Department
    • The pictures below are related to the Maintenance Department. The crews completed the following:
      • Repairs to sally port roll up door
      • Repairs to roof top air conditioning unit
      • The scheduled maintenance of boiler uncovered a leaking switch valve which was scheduled to be replaced. By completing the maintenance, it prevented a dangerous blow out or total equipment failure.

maintenance work maintenance work maintenance work

JULY 21, 2011

  • A Prominent Member of the Criminal Street Gang "Cross Track Boys" (CTP) Arrested
    • The U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Taskforce (SERFTF) assisted the Douglasville Police Department (DPD) with coordinating and executing the arrest of a prominent member of the criminal street gang "Cross Track Boys" (CTP) on July 15, 2011. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office, who has been a participating member of the SERFTF for numerous years, was also involved in the arrest. Deandre Jackson, 22, of Douglasville, GA, was arrested by the SERFTF Counter Gang Unit and Douglasville Police Department for Violation of his Probation, which stemmed from a June 24, 2010 violation of Theft by Taking and a Street Gang Terrorism offense in Douglas County, GA. Jackson is a known member of the criminal street gang "Cross Track Boys" who are closely affiliated with the criminal street gang organization known as the "Bloods". The "Cross Track Boys" have been responsible for committing several residential burglaries, armed robberies, and illegal narcotic sales throughout the Douglas County area.

JULY 20, 2011

  • Criminal Investigations Division
    • On July 17th, Shoney's on Thornton Road was burglarized and cash was taken from the business. Investigator Kelley followed up on leads and was able to identify the suspect who had committed the burglary. On July 19th, Inv. Kelley went to the business, located the suspect as he came in to work and took him into custody. Suspect, Roger Dale Shaw, an employee, was arrested and charged with the burglary and later confessed to the crime.
  • Inmate Work Program
    • Last week, inmates constructed a replica of the cells that will be in the new jail. The building was built for material cost only using inmate labor at the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Training facility. Officers will train on location in order to be prepared to operate the cells in the new jail.

 Jail Cell BuildingJail Cell Building Jail Cell Building

Jail Cell Building Jail Cell Building Jail Cell Building

  • Inmate Work Program
    • Inmates helped the Douglas County Cemetery Committee restore an old grave site.

Grave Site Restore Grave Site Restore

JULY 15, 2011

  • Criminal Investigations Division
    • On 07-13-11 around 5:00 am, Deputy Robert Sprayberry attempted to stop a vehicle on Bankhead Highway in the Winston area based on a possible drunk driver lookout. The vehicle attempted to flee but was stopped by Sprayberry near Mann Road and Bankhead Highway. The driver fled on foot and a perimeter was set up with a K-9 being deployed. After a couple hours the driver, identified as Christopher Robert Williams was apprehended and taken into custody. It was discovered that the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Alabama. The vehicle was a 2005 Ford F-150 pickup truck. Williams was taken to jail and charged with Theft by receiving, theft by deception, fleeing and attempting to elude and obstruction.
    • On 07-13-11, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office received a missing persons report on an adult male Douglas County resident and began an investigation that eventually lead to the discovery of the victim's vehicle at the dead end of 5 Notch Road off Highway 166. Investigators later discovered the body of a male deceased in the woods with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The investigation revealed the identity of the deceased as being that of the missing person. No foul play is suspected in the incident.

Back 2 School EventJULY 14, 2011

    • Requesting community donations: Drop off school supplies at Douglas County Sheriff's Office or Douglasville Police Department.
    • Donated school supplies will be distributed to kids at the Back 2 School Event on August 2nd from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm.
    • Any questions, please contact E. John Citizen at 770-597-7257.
    • The Douglas County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit provided quite a demonstration for the girl scouts during their recent Jamboree at Clinton Nature Preserve. The kids were provided with an up close look at the many services provided by the Sheriff's K-9's. They got to see the teams at work with drug sniffs, criminal apprehensions, officer protection and explosive detection. The K-9's and their handlers train hundreds of hours per year in order to remain effective and to socialize their dogs with the public. Sheriff Miller has built one of the finest K-9 Units in the southeast and they provide so many services for our citizens. Please see photos below of this event.

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JULY 13, 2011

    • The Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the Douglasville State Probation Office conducted a joint operation this week checking on Sex Offenders registered in Douglas County. Both the State Probation Office and the Sheriff's Office regularly check on offenders registered in Douglas County. Each department has Officers who are assigned specifically to keep up with offenders on the registry; however, this week a combined task force of Deputies and Probation Officers checked the residences of every registered Sex Offender in the County. This operation was for the purpose of ensuring that all of the offender's information is updated in the Sheriff's Office files, to make sure that every offender is in compliance with State Law's concerning the registry and to make sure all Probationers on the Registry are in compliance with their conditions of Probation. The Sheriff's Office maintains a file with fingerprints and current photographs of each offender. Currently, there are 169 Sex Offenders registered in Douglas County.
    • During the operation several offenders were found to have moved without notifying the Sheriff's Office of their whereabouts. Offenders are required to contact the Sheriff's Office within 72 hours of changing their place of residence. Warrants were issued for these offenders who failed to comply with these requirements. Some offenders were found to be in violation of the conditions of their probation and these offenders were arrested and taken to jail. Five offenders were arrested during this operation and warrants are pending on several others. Additionally, several offenders were found to be in violation of the law because of the locations of their residences, therefore they are being required to relocate to compliant residences.
    • Deputy Sheriffs who participated in the operation were Capt. Bobby Holmes, Lt. James Harrell, Sgt. Sharon Carroll, Sgt. Traci Sullivan, Inv. Alex Kirkland, Inv. Trent Wilson, Inv. Mike Levesque, Dep. Matt Wilson and Mrs. Barbara Sonderegger. Officers assigned to the Douglasville State Probation Office who participated in this operation are Kristen Viers (Supervisor), Lacreta Douthit (SPS), Kasandra Novinger (SPS), PO Johnny Mcafee, PO Akeem Olasimbo and PO Johnathan Jiles. The combined efforts and excellent cooperation between these departments help keep Douglas County a safer and better place to live.
    • The sweep lead to the clearance of 19 sex offenders from the Douglas County registry for a variety of reasons including the following offenders:
    • Arrested for Failure to Register:
  Christopher Duane Soto Bedser Gregory Langley Travis Jay Howe Joey Bernard Burton
    • Arrested for Probation Violation:
  Charles David Betrand      
    • Arrested for Possession of Marijuana:
  Jack Dalton      

JULY 11, 2011

  • Criminal Investigations Division
    • On July 2, 2011 at approximately 6:05 a.m., two individuals committed an armed robbery at the Marathon gas station on Lee Road near the Interstate. These two individuals are described by victims as black males around 5' 6" to 5'8" in height. One is described as a medium build and the other is slightly bigger. They were both carrying small semi-automatic handguns during the commission of the robbery. When the pair entered the store, they ordered everyone on the floor, had one of the cashier's empty the register into a small red drawstring bag, and also stole a wallet from one of the store customers. They fled through the tractor-trailer parking lot to an awaiting vehicle parked at a business behind the truck parking. They were wearing distinctive masks (seen in photos below) during this robbery. Any information about this robbery or these masks would be helpful in solving this dangerous crime and possibly two other similar crimes in the area. Please contact Douglas County Sheriff's Office at (770) 942-2121 with any information.

      Marathon Gas Robbery    Marathon Gas Robbery  Marathon Gas Robbery

  • Criminal Investigations Division
    • Karina Lee, who was arrested for her involvement in the car jacking of a Team Toyota salesperson that occurred on 06/15/11, pleaded guilty on 07/06/11. Lee was sentenced to ten years in prison and ten additional years of probation. Lee was also a suspect in a separate car jacking in Sandy Springs and a theft in unincorporated Fulton County off Fulton Industrial Boulevard. The arrest and subsequent conviction was the result of a concerted effort by officers and deputies from Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Sandy Springs Police Department, Fulton County Police Department, and DeKalb County Police Department.
  • H.E.A.T. Unit - ADAP Class
    • On July 5, 2011, Sgt. David Martin instructed another Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program (ADAP) class at the Douglas County Library. This class is provided free of charge by Sheriff Phil Miller and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. We are one of only six agencies throughout the state of Georgia that still instructs this class for our soon-to-be licensed drivers. Last week, we had students from Oconee, Fulton, Fayette, Carroll, DeKalb, Floyd, Haralson, Clayton, Cobb, Paulding and Douglas counties. The H.E.A.T. Unit will continue to instruct this class on the first Tuesday and Wednesday of each month.

JULY 5, 2011

  • Burglary attempt on Burnt Orange Drive
    • Shortly before the victim coming home and finding where entry was attempted into the residence, neighbors reported seeing this male in the neighborhood. This male may have seen someone at the house where the attempted burglary occurred. If you know this person please contact Sgt. Mike Howell at 770-920-4915 so we can locate this individual and determine if he has seen anyone in the area of the burglary.

Burnt Orange Drive Breakin  Burnt Orange Drive Breakin

Burnt Orange Drive Breakin  Burnt Orange Drive Breakin

Burnt Orange Drive Breakin

  • Criminal Investigations Division

    • Nicholas Berrebi was arrested in Douglas County Georgia. He came to the Criminal Investigations Division for an interview about a chainsaw that had been reported stolen by a neighbor. During the interview, Nicholas confessed to knowing that the saw had been stolen and that he sold the saw to a local pawn shop. Nicholas was charged with theft by receiving stolen property and theft by deception. His bond was set at $2,000 and he is being held on a violation of probation offense. The saw was returned to its rightful owner.

Quincey MozleyJULY 1, 2011

  • Most Wanted
    • Quincey Lorenzo Mozley. He has 11 Active Warrants from Selling of Cocaine to Violation of Probation. His last known address was 5110 Malone Road, Douglasville, GA. Any information, please contact Inv. Randy Daniell of DCSO at main number 770-942-2121.
  • Prescription Turn-In Planned for November
    • The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is preparing to hold another "prescription turn-in" event in November of this year. This will be an opportunity for community members to turn in any expired or unwanted medications that they have currently in their possession. Help us help the community by getting together all your old medications and bringing them to this event in November. There will be more information coming soon on this event or you can email or call Sgt. Hambrick at 770-942-2121 for more information! Just a note....during our last two turn-in events we collected and disposed of over 50,000 various forms of medication.
  • Criminal Investigations Division
    • Wanda Malone was arrested last night in Douglas County, Georgia. She is being charged with stealing nearly $57,000 from her employer over the last year and a half. The business is a well established business here in Douglas County. Wanda showed up to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office highly intoxicated and was very belligerent. She refused to be interviewed and yelled over and over that she had done nothing wrong. Her bond was set at $57,000.


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