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Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Dec. 27, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 18 calls on Wednesday, Thursday and the early hours of Friday, available reports show.

Walmart shoplifters sought in Sylvester

Police investigating shoplifting at Sylvester Walmart

The Sylvester Police Department issue a lookout for three Walmart shoplifters.

Albany Police Department nabs burglary suspect

Wayne McDowell Jr. charged with three counts of burglary in apartment break-ins

Albany Police capture burglary suspect after a brief chase; round up of police, EMS and fire department reports.

Overnight shooting leaves two dead, three injured in Americus

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has not released the names of the victims

Two dead after five people shot overnight in Americus

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Dougherty County sheriff's deputies spread holiday cheer

'Shop with the Sheriff' provides a Merry Christmas for area youth

In what has become an annual tradition Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office deputies helped spread some important Christmas cheer Monday when they took area youth out “Shopping with the Sheriff.”

Saturday armed robbery reported in East Albany

Man reportedly robbed at gunpoint at Pilot station

A 46-year-old man flagged down an officer on the 200 block of West Oglethorpe Boulevard and reported that he was approached by three men and robbed at gunpoint while at the automated teller machine at the Pilot located at 310 Cordele Road.

Shootings reported in Albany over the weekend

Saturday and Sunday shootings result in one hospitalization

A home invasion and aggravated assault was reported at 605 N. Washington St. at 10:52 p.m. on Sunday. Officers responded to the address in reference to a shooting, and upon arrival, the officers made contact with James Jones, 49. He had a gunshot wound, police officials said.

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Bank robbery, shooting suspect turns himself in to Albany Police Department

Lashawn Moore, 35, turns himself in without incident

PeoplesSouth Bank at 701 N. Westover Blvd. was robbed shortly before 10 a.m. Wednesday by a man who demanded money from a teller. Around the same time of the robbery, officers were dispatched to 409 Bennington Lane on reports of a probable gunshot victim and found a woman with at least two wounds.

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Albany Police Department still searching for wanted individuals

APD Gang Unit issues lookout for wanted men

The public is being asked to help law enforcement officials track down two wanted individuals who have remained at large.

Albany and Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports - Dec. 23, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County for Saturday, Sunday and Monday

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 48 incidents on Saturday, Sunday and the early hours of Monday, available reports show.

Bicyclist dies after impact with vehicle in Lee County

Bicyclist possibly under influence at time of U.S. 19 accident, police said

The cyclist hit the hood and windshield of a car before landing on the roadway at around 5:45 a.m Monday. He was pronounced dead at the scene, the Georgia State Patrol said.

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Dougherty County Jail Report - Dec. 11-17, 2014

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Dec. 11-17.

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Shop With a Cop helps underprivileged kids in Albany

Shopping cops in Albany improve their image

The Fraternal Order of Police sponsor their annual Shop With a Cop program.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Dec. 20, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 26 incidents on Thursday and the early hours of Friday, available reports show.

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Families of Albany murder victims appeal for information

Family members ask for tips on Albany homicides.

families members representing Albany homicide victims appeal for anonymous information.