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Police/Fire/EMS Oct. 5, 2010

ALBANY -- Authorities said a bomb threat to the Dougherty County Courthouse Friday was a false alarm.

Albany Police Department spokesperson Phyllis Banks said Monday a bomb threat was received by a 911 dispatcher at 10:56 p.m. Friday.

Police reports indicated the caller was a female and told the dispatcher that "play time is over" and that the building should be evacuated.

Banks said APD investigators thoroughly searched the courthouse building and the area around Pine Avenue but did not locate an explosive device.

Authorities said Monday that Bubi, APD's bomb dog, was used during the search but did not detect odors of possible bomb or bomb-making materials.

APD is still investigating the incident and are trying to positively trace the phone number that called in the bomb threat.

ALBANY POLICE: Albany police responded to at least 31 incidents Sunday, according to available reports. Police responded to incidents including:

-- Theft by taking of a motor vehicle on the 2500 block of Dawson Road and the 1500 block of West Oakridge Drive;

-- Unruly juvenile on the200 block of West Tift Avenue;

-- Burglaries on the 900 block of Willow Wood Road, the 600 block of Johnny W. Williams Road and the 2900 block of Millsbee Circle;

-- Defecation in public on the 1700 block of East Broad Avenue;

-- Recovered propert (bike) on the 1600 block of Pearl Avenue;

-- Recovered contraband (marijuana) on the 200 block of West Oglethorpe Boulevard;

-- Criminal damage to property on the 2200 block of Newton Road;

-- Entering auto on the 1100 block of Julie Avenue;

-- Battery (family violence) on the 1300 block of Avalon Avenue and the 200 block of Sundale Road;

-- Shoplifting on the 1600 block of East Oglethorpe Boulevard;

-- Pointing a firearm at another on the 1700 block of East Residence Street;

-- Aggravated stalking on the 1700 block of West Gordon Avenue;

-- Rape on the 800 block of Goodall Avenue;

-- Theft by taking of tires on the 1400 block of Evelyn Avenue, the 400 block of North Slappey Boulevard and on the 700 block of West Highland Avenue;

-- Criminal trespasses on the 500 block of Dorsett Avenue, the 1400 North Davis Street, the 200 block of Sunrise Drive and the 900 block of Easeman Drive;

-- Giving false information to a police officer on the 900 block of Holloway Road;

-- Cruelty to animals on the 2000 block of Jones Avenue;

-- Simple battery on the 800 block of Cotton Avenue;

-- Battery on the 100 block of Swaggott Road and the 1300 block of Ninth Avenue;

DOUGHERTY EMS: Emergency medical services responded to 153 calls this weekend. There were 101 medical calls, 42 trauma calls and 10 other calls. Medical calls included seven chest pains, 18 respiratory problems, three people fainting, five diabetic complaints, four seizures, six mental problems, nine miscellaneous pain calls, two possible stroke symptoms, one choking, one allergic reaction, one heat-related injury and 43 various medical calls. Trauma calls included 15 auto crashes with injuries, 22 falls, two lacerations and three fights/assaults.