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
July 22, 2014
Congratulations to Chaplain Della Leyssius for completion of her recent training at the International Conference of Police Chaplains. She has now received her Senior Level Certification and the department appreciates her service and commitment.
July 18, 2014
Criminal Investigations Division
On Thursday July 17, 2014 the Douglas County Sheriff's Office received a call reference to suspicious activity at 1814 North County Line Road (North County Line Baptist Church) from a citizen.
The complainant advised that there were three subjects around a vehicle parked in the church parking lot.
A look out with the vehicle description was given out and the vehicle was located and stopped by Deputy Steve Simpson.
Upon investigation of the three subjects and the vehicle Deputy Simpson found drugs, drug related objects, and burglary tools.
The complainant was able to identify the subjects.
All three subjects were arrested.
July 14, 2014
Criminial Investigations Division
Over the past several weeks we have received complaints of approximately ten burglaries in the Annawakee Trails Subdivision in the Southeastern area of the county.
We were able to develop enough information to obtain arrest warrants and a search warrant at another house in the subdivision.
While executing the search warrant at this location, Investigator Clark and others located a substantial amount of stolen property inside the house.
Tekia Smith was arrested and charged with Burglary, Tampering with Evidence, and Possession of less than one ounce of Marijuana. There are more warrants pending for others involved in these burglaries.
July 10, 2014
Criminial Investigations and Jail Divisions
Inmates being Investigated and Charged in Commissary Fraud
The Douglas County Jail has been housing Fulton County Inmates since February 17, 2014. During that time, approximately 25 inmates have been receiving multiple transactions to their commissary accounts totaling around $6500 dollars.
Eighteen inmates out of the twenty five that are under investigation have been charged with multiple counts of Financial Identity Fraud and Financial transaction card fraud for attempting to place these fraudulent funds on their in jail account.
Several inmates have asked to release money from the commissary account to individuals on the outside of the jail.
Six of the inmates have been officially charged and arrested: Corey Bacon, Deshalon Flournoy, Omar Goss, Antonio Harrell, David Jackson, and Ahli Johnson.
July 8, 2014
Inmate Malcom Webb recently received new charges in the Douglas County Jail. Operating on a tip, officers requested assistance from Dep. Adams and his K-9 Bando. Dep. Adams made a sweep of the dorm with his K-9 partner, who alerted on Webb's bunk. A search of the area uncovered some marijuana, which had been hidden inside of the mattress and in a toilet paper roll. Webb appeared before a Magistrate Judge and was given a $5,000 bond on his new charges.
July 3, 2014
Douglas County Sheriff's Office Receives Grant for Intoxilyzer 9000
The Governor's Office of Highway Safety has awarded the Douglas County Sheriffs Office
H.E.A.T. (Highway Enforcement Aggressive Traffic) unit a grant for the purchase of a new breath
alcohol testing tool.
The state requires all law enforcement agencies in Georgia to transition to the new 9000 model
that was selected and approved by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation last year to replace the
5000 model which is currently being used statewide.
The $8,000.00 grant will enable our agency to purchase the new model without using the funds
from our local budget.
This new equipment will enable our agency to not only continue our efforts at combating DUI
(Driving under the Influence), but will help build more solid evidence in cases while doing so.
June 27, 2014
Fugitive Task Force Division
Escaped Inmate Coleman Manessa was apprehended last night in Jefferson County, Alabama by the United States Marshall's Task Force.
Douglas County Sheriff's Office Fugitive Investigator Joey Garland who is assigned to the unit advised that Manessa was apprehended at a hotel late evening on Thursday June 26, 2014.
Manessa is currently being held in the Jefferson County Jail awaiting an extradition hearing this afternoon.
The vehicle used in the escape from the work detail that inmates Coleman Manessa and Kenneth long were assigned to was found Wednesday evening in Marietta, Georgia.
We are working solid leads on the other escaped inmate Kenneth Long at this time.
June 27, 2014
*THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED*
The Douglas County Courthouse Personnel Department will be accepting applications for Certified Deputy Sheriff from 06/26/14 until filled.
If you know of anyone who might be interested, please ask them to go to the Personnel Office at the Courthouse to apply.
June 27, 2014
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office would like to welcome our new Public Information Officer (PIO), Lt. Glenn Daniel. He will be handling all press releases and requests for media interviews beginning Monday, June 30th. Lt. Daniel can be reached at 770-920-4955 or 678-898-7381 and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 27, 2014
Criminal Investigations Division
We have just received complaints of an IRS Scam. The person will have a middle eastern accent and say they are from the IRS. The person will inform you they have reevaluated you're previous tax files and have found an error in which you owe more money. They will then tell you, you have a warrant for your arrest and if you follow certain steps you will not be arrested. They give you one hour to get an substantial amount of cash. They don't want debit or credit cards. They will tell you they will stay on the line while you get in your car and go to the money. Once you get the money they will tell you to go to a location. Once there they will tell you to buy Green DOT cards. When the transaction is finished they will ask for the Green DOT numbers and then the money is gone.
THIS IS A SCAM.
The IRS will either send you a certified letter or will arrive in person. No person will call you over the phone and inform you there is an active warrant for you and demand money. If the person demands money and advises you of an active warrant.
Copy the phone number they called you from.
Call Douglas County Sheriff's Office 770-942-2121 immediately.
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