Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
November 25, 2002
Dougherty County - While shopping is on the rise during the holidays, so are break-ins. This time of year gives thieves a wider opportunity to take what they can. Police urge you to pay attention to your surroundings to decrease thieves chances.
Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year, a good target day for thieves. Albany shopper, Carol Bowe, says, "I always lock my door, summer, winter or whatever. They're always locked."
Not everyone does. We found cars not locked and several other cars had shopping bags waiting for a five-finger discount. Dougherty County Assistant Police Chief, Jeremy French, explains, "There's people out there, that's what they're counting on, you to leave that stuff in plain view."
Car break-ins are common crimes, but more common during shopping seasons. Assistant Chief French gives advice, "Get everything out of compartment. Put it in trunk where it's out of sight. They will make a move onto another vehicle."
Those without trunks, like mini vans, have to be a little more creative. Bowe says, "If I load up back, I'll go home and put them away and go out again."
Park in well-lit and high traffic areas. Parking on the sides or behind stores is an open invitation to a thief.
Police say entering auto thieves are hard to catch. Those who are caught, face felony charges, and one to five years behind bars.