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The Lee County Sheriff's Department is now working with the Albany Crime stoppers. The Lee County Sheriff's Department asked to join the Albany Crime-stoppers program. The Sheriff's Department believesMore >>
The Lee County Sheriff's Department is now working with the Albany Crime stoppers. The Lee County Sheriff's Department asked to join the Albany Crime-stoppers program. The Sheriff's Department believes it will be a helpful tool in closing some cases.
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Some princesses and super heroes made a stop in Albany Wednesday to visit young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. Spiderman, Ariel and a few others made rounds to the children on the pediatricMore >>
Some princesses and super heroes made a stop in Albany Wednesday to visit young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. More >>
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Students and teachers at a south Georgia school dedicated a special spot to a little girl killed in a school bus crash two weeks ago. Several other Pataula Charter Academy students were injured in thatMore >>
Students and teachers at Pataula Charter Academy dedicated a park bench on the playground of the school where 10-year-old Jordyn Doughtie was a student.More >>
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Jurors heard closing arguments Wednesday afternoon in the aggravated assault trial of three South Georgia men charged with beating a man in the parking lot of a northwest Albany club. Prosecutors sayMore >>
Prosecutors say three men beat a man in an Albany club parking lot so fiercely they fractured his skull.More >>
DOUGLAS, GA (WALB) -
Coffee County Sheriff's investigators trying to figure out if a man charged with impersonating a police officer pulled off the crime more than once.
This morning deputies arrested 60-year-old Ted Adams after serving a search warrant on his home.
They say in April 2011, he attempted to stop a 25-year-old woman while in his personal vehicle by activating a siren, displaying a badge and motioning for her to pull over.
The driver wisely called 911 to try to verify if an officer was trying to stop her and she drove to the Douglas Police Department to make a report.
If anyone has any information regarding this or similar incidents please contact the Coffee County Sheriff's Office at 384-4227.
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Sheriff Wooten would also like to remind people of what the laws are regarding traffic stops by law enforcement officers. Title 40, Chapter 8 of the Georgia Code deals with the laws regarding law enforcement and emergency vehicles. All vehicles used to enforce traffic laws are required to be marked on the sides and back with the name of the agency and equipped with flashing lights.
Additionally, authorized emergency vehicles may be equipped with sirens which are to be used in the pursuit of an actual or suspected violator. Whenever a motorist driving on the roadways of this state is directed to stop by a law enforcement officer in a law enforcement vehicle marked as required under this Code section, the motorist may continue to drive until a reasonably safe location for stopping is reached.
Such motorist shall indicate to the officer his or her intent to proceed to a safe location by displaying the vehicle's flashing lights or turn signal.
In proceeding to a safe location, the motorist shall observe the posted maximum speed limit. If you are unsure about the vehicle trying to stop you and if you can safely call 911 on your cell telephone do so and follow their directions. Try to drive to the nearest law enforcement agency if possible or at least to a very public place where there are people present.
Sheriff Wooten is also concerned about the number of police and Sheriff badges that are possessed by non law enforcement personnel, stating "I just don't understand why someone who is not a certified law enforcement officer would want a law enforcement badge. It is just an invitation to get in trouble."
People that retain these badges and display them in any way that might lead a law enforcement officer to believe the badge holder is a law enforcement officer runs the risk of committing a felony. Sheriff Wooten is respectfully asking people to voluntarily turn in any law enforcement badges to the Sheriff's Office and there will be no repercussions for those that do and appreciates everyone's cooperation in this matter.