Category Archives: Crime

Point Clear bank robbed Monday afternoon – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

August 05, 2014

FAIRHOPE, Ala. – On Monday at approximately 1:15 p.m., the Centennial Bank location located at 17008 Scenic 98 in Point Clear was robbed, according to the Fairhope Police Department. The suspect is described as a white male, possibly with a dark complexion. The suspect is about 5’ 7” and heavy set. He was wearing a mask and brandishing an unknown type handgun during the robbery.

via Point Clear bank robbed Monday afternoon – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

RESTORE Act Regulations Expected – WPMI LOCAL 15 News – Top Stories

August 05, 2014

Part of the problem is lack of regulations. The council has a chunk of a billion dollars from Transocean that could be allocated towards environmental restoration projects, but the lacks of regulations prevent them from doing so. “I think it’s time for that to be settled, and get ready to do the work, and find the projects,” said Glen Coffee, a concerned resident.

via RESTORE Act Regulations Expected – WPMI LOCAL 15 News – Top Stories.

Study: ‘Footprint’ of 2010 Gulf Oil Spill may be worse than thought | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour

August 03, 2014

As NewsHour’s Murrey Jacobson reported last year, the oil spill captured the world’s attention for polluting the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, shutting down area businesses — including fisheries and beaches — and fouling marshes and wetlands. Three companies were involved: oil giant BP; TransOcean, which operated the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig; and Halliburton.

via Study: ‘Footprint’ of 2010 Gulf Oil Spill may be worse than thought | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour.

Orange Beach PD Investigator booked on child sexual abuse charge – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

August 02, 2014

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — An investigator with the Orange Beach Police Department was booked and jailed Friday afternoon on felony charges of sexual abuse of a child under 12. Timothy Andrew Gavin, 44, was booked into Baldwin County Jail at 3:15 p.m. Friday, where he is held without bond.

via Orange Beach PD Investigator booked on child sexual abuse charge – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Washington pleads for leniency, victim’s mother responds to sentence – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

August 01, 2014

BAY MINETTE, Ala. — Priscilla Myers still has feelings for her slain son’s best friend and the man who held the gun that killed him, Chris Washington, but she can’t yet begin to forgive him. “It’s just been terrible,” Priscilla Myers said. “I have feelings for Chris, but I still believe he meant to kill him.”

via Washington pleads for leniency, victim’s mother responds to sentence – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

BP employees flood Houston officials with emails related to oil spill suit, newspaper reports | NOLA.com

July 31, 2014

Local government officials in the Houston area are being flooded by emails from BP employees as a part of a “strange and unprecedented” campaign to get them to drop a lawsuit filed against companies involved in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the Houston Chronicle reports.

via BP employees flood Houston officials with emails related to oil spill suit, newspaper reports | NOLA.com.

Hit and run suspect indicted by grand jury – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

July 30, 2014

ROBERTSDALE, Ala. – The suspect in a hit-and-run involving a pedestrian before the start of last year’s Robertsdale Christmas parade has been indicted by a Baldwin County grand jury. Leonard Starke, 56, of Summerdale has been indicted on three counts, first-degree assault, leaving the scene of an accident and DUI.

via Hit and run suspect indicted by grand jury – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Florida officials frustrated with release of Deepwater Horizon oil spill funds

July 30, 2014

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration isn’t moving fast enough to release hundreds of millions of dollars slated to help the Gulf Coast recover from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Florida officials said Thursday. Congress passed the bipartisan RESTORE Act in 2012, creating a way to distribute billions in civil fines levied against BP and other companies involved in the spill, which befouled coastal beaches, ravaged marine ecosystems and damaged the tourist trade.

via Florida officials frustrated with release of Deepwater Horizon oil spill funds.

Robertsdale man convicted in conspiracy to manufacture meth – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

July 26, 2014

MOBILE, Ala. – A Robertsdale man indicted along with seven co-defendants, charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, was sentenced in federal court on Friday to one year and one day in prison. Donald Eugene Wilson, 42, of Patterson Road in Robertsdale, was indicted in July of 2013 along with seven co-defendants.

via Robertsdale man convicted in conspiracy to manufacture meth – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Man accused of attacking Foley teacher indicted | AL.com

July 26, 2014

BAY MINETTE, Alabama — A man accused of attacking and robbing a teacher outside a Foley pizza business last year has been indicted on a robbery charge. Andrew Knight, 31, is suspected of mugging Foley Middle School teacher Pat Givens on Sept. 29, 2013, while she was outside of Papa Murphy’s on Alabama 59. Givens’ purse was taken from her, the Foley Police Department said.

via Man accused of attacking Foley teacher indicted | AL.com.

Oil Spill Fraud

July 26, 2014

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. – A Mississippi woman has been sentenced to serve six months in federal prison for submitting false claims to get oil-spill recovery money. Federal prosecutors say 32-year-old Katisha Lombardo Deroche of Bay St. Louis was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden in Gulfport.

via Oil Spill Fraud.

20-year-old charged in fatal Gulf Shores wreck wants youthful offender status | AL.com

July 25, 2014

BAY MINETTE, Alabama — A Gulf Shores woman charged with vehicular homicide in connection with a 2013 wreck has applied for youthful offender status. Kelsey Guinn, 20, of the 1300 block of West Fairway Drive, was indicted in May in the death of Ashley Brooke Coburn, 20, of Gulf Shores.

via 20-year-old charged in fatal Gulf Shores wreck wants youthful offender status | AL.com.

Burglary suspect facing more charges – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

July 25, 2014

ROBERTSDALE, Ala. — A Perdido man is being held pending charges from the Robertsdale and Daphne police departments, as well as the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office after police say he fled the scene after attempting to break into an ice machine in front of a Robertsdale grocery store in the early morning hours on Tuesday.

via Burglary suspect facing more charges – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Sheriff’s deputies arrest fugitive suspect in early-morning chase – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

July 23, 2014

ROBERTSDALE, Ala. – A Perdido man was on the run for several hours, but is now in custody after police say he fled the scene after attempting to break into an ice machine in front of a Robertsdale grocery store in the early morning hours on Tuesday.

via Sheriff’s deputies arrest fugitive suspect in early-morning chase – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Hattiesburg man sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for making child porn in Orange Beach | gulflive.com

July 22, 2014

Mitchell plead guilty in April to making a video of himself and a minor child engaging in sexually explicit conduct in Orange Beach, Ala., in 2012. He also possessed numerous images and videos of himself with children as young as 12 years of age engaging in sex acts with adults.

via Hattiesburg man sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for making child porn in Orange Beach | gulflive.com.

Daphne Taco Bell robbed at gunpoint – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

July 22, 2014

DAPHNE, Ala. — The Daphne Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying two men who robbed a fast food restaurant in Daphne on Sunday morning. Police Chief David Carpenter said that between 8 and 8:30 a.m. Sunday two white males wearing bandanas over their faces robbed the Taco Bell location on U.S. 98 at gunpoint.

via Daphne Taco Bell robbed at gunpoint – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Bond Set for Constable Accused of Murder – WPMI LOCAL 15 News – Top Stories

July 22, 2014

BAY MINETTE, Ala. (WPMI) A $250,000 bond has been set for Mobile County constable, Larry Sheffield, who is accused of murdering a man in Spanish Fort. Police say Sheffield shot 53-year-old Jeffrey McMillan outside of Trader’s on the Causeway Saturday, July 19th. Monday, Sheffield’s attorney argued that it was in self-defense.

via Bond Set for Constable Accused of Murder – WPMI LOCAL 15 News – Top Stories.

Burglar leads police on high speed pursuit | FOX10 News – Mobile

July 19, 2014

A burglar led Loxley Police on a high speed chase overnight with speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour. It all happened after a local caterer got fed up with ongoing thefts and installed a baby monitor that transmitted a signal to his house a few hundred feet away. When the burglar returned this morning, the business owner heard him and called police.

via Burglar leads police on high speed pursuit | FOX10 News – Mobile.

Daphne burglary suspect arrested in Mobile | FOX10 News – Mobile

July 17, 2014

A man who Police say may be responsible for up to nine residential burglaries in Daphne is behind bars after months on the run. The suspect that police call “the fastest man in Daphne” because of his ability to escape capture was picked up by Mobile Police last week. Police say his luck ran out when he tried to run one last time.

via Daphne burglary suspect arrested in Mobile | FOX10 News – Mobile.

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