BAY MINETTE, AL – Police impersonators are pulling women over in Baldwin County.The first incident happened Friday when a man in a white Chevy Suburban tried to pull a woman over on Wilcox Road.The woman called 911 and didn’t stop. She told deputies the lights in the dash of the SUV looked strange and were flashing red, white and blue.
According to the Robertsdale Police Department Facebook page, the Baldwin County Sherif’s Office has received reports of police impersonators in the Wilcox and Seminole areas.
The page said the reports involve traffic stops that have taken place in rural areas. and goes on to warn motorists of what to watch out for when a traffic stop is initiated.
Deputies had him in their sights but he got away. A fake officer who investigators say was attempting to stop other drivers using flashing red and blue lights.
It all happened around 2am near the Wilcox Exit off Interstate Ten. The last time deputies saw the impersonator he was headed North on the Beach Express.
ROBERTSDALE — The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents to be on the lookout for a suspicious motorist they believe is trying to impersonate a member of law enforcement.
A convenience store in Loxley was robbed July 9, 2015 and a second time just last night, July 31, 2015. Police don’t think the two robberies are related, but the same clerk was the victim in both and they’re hoping you can help identify the suspects.
A routine night got a bit frightening for a woman in Baldwin County early Friday morning.
Around 2 a.m., as she was coming off I-10 at Wilcox Road, someone driving a white early 2000’s Chevrolet Suburban pulled out from a nearby business and started following her.
“As she continued down Wilcox Road, the suburban turned on a set of, what she described as a set of flashing red and blue lights and a white light,” Captain Steve Arthur said.
A man is behind bars facing numerous charges after authorities believe he fired a gun at another man Saturday evening in Foley’s Aaronville community.
Foley Police Department responded to a call in the Aaronville community involving shoots fired at 6 p.m. Saturday evening.
The crime happened about a month ago in Gulf Shores, but the victim is still dealing with the fallout. On July 1, police said a man and woman pulled a con on a female shopper in the Publix in Gulf Shores.
Police said the woman distracted the victim while she was shopping in one of the isles. The male suspect then nabbed her wallet from the purse and the two took off.
A Daphne woman said she got “taken” after posting her boat for trade on Craigslist in return for pool repair. Daphne Police tracked down the boat and have returned it, but the suspect is still on the loose and they’re asking for the public’s help finding him.
“Who I have or may not have been in love with a decade ago, a year ago, five years ago, four years ago, or yesterday, to me that’s nobody’s business. That’s not something that I owe an answer for. I owe an answer for, did I misuse the position of this office and the answer is absolutely not. Never have and never will.”
A sexual harassment complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed against District Attorney Hallie Dixon has been settled for about 65 thousand dollars.
ORANGE BEACH, AL – A murder and kidnapping case may have a link to a fire in the OrangeBeach neighborhood of Bear Point on June 20.
John Barry Hubbard of Bibb County was arrested on July 22 in Greene County after allegedly killing one woman and kidnapping her sister. The dead woman was identified as Kandi Murphy and Hubbard took Tammy Murphy Carpenter with him when he fled, authorities say.
Justin Lott, the man accused of the drunk driving and convicted of manslaughter in the hit and run crash that killed 19-year-old Kasey Waychoff, has received the maximum prison sentence.
The judge gave Lott a sentence of 20 years for manslaughter, 10 years for leaving the scene of an accident, and 1 year for assault. The sentences to run concurrently.
ORANGE BEACH, AL– Police in Orange Beach say a man passed counterfeit 100 dollar bills at stores at the Wharf last week.
Investigators have identified the suspect as Ronald Yeagy of Sugarland, Texas. Arrest warrants are out for Yeagy.
Montgomery Circuit Court Judge Greg Griffin has dismissed a lawsuit against former Baldwin County School System Superintendent Robbie Owen and four Baldwin County Board of Education members.
This, after State Auditor Jim Zeigler filed suit against them seeking a ruling that would stop county school boards from spending taxpayer money on tax referendum campaigns.
When Foley Police sent out an Amber Alert Wednesday morning, July 15, 2015 for a missing mother and six children, people all along the gulf coast took notice. Many got the alert through their smart phones. Less than two hours after the Amber Alert was issued, the mother and children were found safe thanks to a motorist that spotted the vehicle that was described.
Twenty Four year-old Nora Grienier and six children had been missing for less than 24 hours when Foley Police issued the Amber Alert. They sent out the notice as soon as they believed them to be in danger.
A Foley mother and six children were found safe after police said a motorist responded to an AMBER Alert Wednesday morning, July 15, 2015.
Police said the victim’s father last saw them at 10:00 a.m. tuesday, saying her boyfriend had abducted them. Police said the boyfriend made threats against the mother and law enforcement as well.
Baldwin EMC issued a scam alert to its members Thursday.
With more than 70,000 accounts in Baldwin and Monroe counties, the member-owned electric cooperative said, in a news release, that some members were being contacted by “someone demanding money and claiming to represent Baldwin EMC.”
-Further investigation reveals Eloy Guiterrez did NOT kidnap or hold his ex-wife and their children against their will.
-Police tell News 5 Nora Grienier and the kids were staying with Guiterrez at a local motel and that Grienier wanted to be there with her ex-husband.
-Guiterrez, however, was charged with making a terrorist threat for allegedly threatening to kill his ex-wife at some point while they were reported missing.
-Guiterrez was also charged with two counts of misdemeanor domestic violence for separate and unrelated incidents.
FOLEY, AL (WALA) – A Foley mother and six children were found safe after police said a motorist responded to an Amber Alert Wednesday morning, July 15, 2015. Police said the victim’s father last saw them at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, saying her boyfriend had abducted them. Police said the boyfriend made threats against the mother and law enforcement as well.
A missing Foley woman and six children were found safe just miles from where they disappeared Tuesday. Now, the father of the children is being called a person of interest.
Around 6:30 Tuesday evening Nora Grenier’s father alerted Foley Police that his daughter, her five children, and Grenier’s nephew were missing. Shortly after, an Amber Alert was issued. Grenier and the six children who range in age from 18 months to 9 years, were last seen at their home in the Whispering Winds Mobile Home Park, around 11:00 Tuesday morning.
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency now says a mother and three of her children who were last seen in Foley have been abducted.
The update appears on the notice on the ALEA website.
A woman who was being held against her will was one of eight people people who were taken into custody by after several law enforcement agencies raided two locations in Foley.
The Foley PD, FBI Mobile, Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office , Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA), DEA and Homeland Security executed search warrants on two addresses on East Michigan Avenue in Foley. They said they found drugs, weapons, money and “other evidence”.
In the early morning hours of July 8, multiple law enforcement agencies, including the Foley Police Department, FBI, Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office, DEA and Homeland Security, converged on the home at 406 East Michigan Avenue to execute search warrants on the property.
FOLEY — While most people have never heard of booster bags, the Foley Police Department is well aware of the tool used to steal items from stores in the area.
Police Capt. Thurston Bullock brought two of the bags to the Foley City Council meeting Monday to explain their uses to council members and also ask for the council’s help in approving a municipal ordinance making ownership of the bags illegal within the city limits.
FOLEY– Investigators say one of the seven men charged in a major drug on East Michigan Avenue in Foley kidnapped a woman and held her hostage at the drug compound.
Several of the suspects also allegedly raped the woman while she was being held against her will at the compound.
A Daphne man with a long criminal history has been arrested for leaving a young child locked inside a hot vehicle in Fairhope.
Robert Goodwin, 34, has been charged with Domestic Violence Reckless Endangerment for allegedly leaving a young boy — presumably his son, though police haven’t specified — inside his black SUV for more than half-an-hour.
The FBI, DEA, Homeland Security, along with state and local police executed search warrants at a house on East Michigan Avenue in Foley Wednesday night.
Authorities aren’t releasing much information including names or charges, but News 5 has learned officers seized two pounds of drugs, possibly methamphetamine, guns and cash from two houses and a garage on the property.
Dozens of law enforcement officers raided a home at 406 East Michigan Avenue in Foley Wednesday night.Sources tell News 5 the raid involves drugs and that several people have been arrested.
FORT MORGAN, AL (WALA) - A Gulf Shores man was arrested on drug charges over the weekend, but Sheriff’s investigators said several other charges will come. It all started when wildlife officers saw drugs inside a parked car Sunday morning, July 5, 2015 on the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.
In what can only be described as a n overnight crime spree, investigators with the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office said that 27 year-old Derrick James Delagarza of Gulf Shores is being charged with two drug charges, theft of property, breaking and entering and may even be charged with sexual assault of a 15 year-old girl.
A Gulf Shores man faces drug, theft and burglary charges after deputies found him with illicit substances and a stolen car, according to the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office.
Around 2:20 a.m. Sunday, authorities responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle on Mobile Street off Fort Morgan Road. Inside an apparently abandoned Hyundai Sonata deputies found cocaine and marijuana, said Capt. Steve Arthur.