County police searching for suspect in 11 incidents

ALBANY -- The Dougherty County Police Department (DCP) and residents of Blue Springs Road in southwest Dougherty County want some answers.

According to Capt. Jimmy Sexton of the DCP, since the beginning of July numerous crimes of criminal trespass and criminal damage to property have been committed in the Blue Springs area.

"The majority (of the crimes) are vehicles that have been damaged," Sexton told a Herald reporter Monday. "The windshields and windows of the vehicles have been damaged by someone. We know one or two (vehicle's windows) appear to have been shot out by a bb or pellet gun."

Investigators said other vehicles have been damaged by a blunt object such as a baseball bat.

The suspect or suspects have also damaged shrubbery and a sprinkler system at a home on the 3500 block of Radium Springs Road.

"The resident had some boxwood shrubs on his front porch that were ornamental that were damaged and someone broke his ground sprinkler head," Sexton said.

According to police, the last incident occurred on July 23 when three mailboxes were damaged and one resident's mailbox was stolen.

The criminal activity appears to be confined only to the Blue Springs Road area and happens mainly after midnight, said investigators. The crimes are committed not only on weekends, but also throughout the week.

"We have been stepping up patrols in that area, but we still haven't seen any suspects or suspicious vehicles," Sexton said.

Investigators said Monday that they have no suspects or descriptions of individuals or vehicles.

The DCP are asking anyone with any information about these crimes or about who could be committing them to contact the Dougherty County Police Department at (229) 430-6600.