Thursday, May 23 2013 2:33 PM EDT2013-05-23 18:33:20 GMT
Three Albany men, charged with beating a man in a bar parking lot so viciously they fractured his skull. are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their trial. After three hours of deliberationMore >>
A guilty verdict after three hours of deliberation, as three Albany men are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their aggravated assault trial.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:25 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:25:08 GMT
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:57:54 GMT
Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society Volunteer Lacey Williams and WALB's Stephen Abel drew the winning raffle ticket late Wednesday afternoon for a $100 gas card donated by Harold Jackson and PetroleumMore >>
A group of volunteers raised a total of $640 by selling the raffle tickets. The money will be used to fight animal cruelty through education and awareness.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
November 15, 2005
Thomasville, Georgia-- Thomasville Police Officers are spreading the word early about burglaries over the holidays to help keep you from becoming a victim.
Unfortunately, burglaries and entering autos are on the rise," says Thomasville Police Detective, James Coker. Fortunately, so are the arrests Coker and other detectives are making in the cases.
But the TPD still wants people to be proactive in protecting themselves. "Criminals have to have three things to commit a crime. That's the desire to do it, the ability to do it, and the opportunity. We leave our doors unlocked, we leave valuables on our seat, well that's just an invitation for a criminal. I recommend people close their curtains when they're not at home so people can't see inside their homes," says Sergeant Rachelle Denmark.
The car break-ins are happening all over Thomasville. But most of the cars targeted are hit in parking lots. The burglaries are also happening all over town. Police don't think they're connected. "If we make it hard for the criminal to have that opportunity than they're more than likely not going to commit the crime," says Denmark.
Since the holiday season started, burglaries and car break-ins are up 33% since last year. There's a combined total of 57 of each compared to 41 at this time last year. Coker hopes to bring that stat back down in 2006. "I'm working on a few of each," he says. To help reduce that workload, street officers are starting more aggressive patrols, immediately.
Officers say not to hesitate calling 911 if you see something even remotely suspicious. Even a first time burglary conviction can get the criminal up to 20 years in prison.