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Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - June 25-26, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 13 calls on Thursday and the early hours of Friday, available reports show.

Copper theft in Albany leads to electrocution

Electrical workers discovered deceased man

When Water Gas & Light officials notified police, Ronny Griffith was discovered electrocuted in a power facility.

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Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitive - Onnica Nicole Moore

Onnica Nicole Moore is wanted for multiple driving violations

Authorities are looking for Onnica Nicole Moore, who has eight outstanding warrants, including reckless driving and obstructing an officer.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - June 24-25, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

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

Burglaries on rise in East Albany

Police advise that residents be watchful

Wendy Luster with Albany Police Departments says burglaries in the East District are on the rise.

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Albany fire officials hunting dumper for illegal trailer burning

A trailer was dumped and burned June 12 at Pilot Travel Center

The Albany Fire Department is seeking a suspect in the dumping and burning of a pickup trailer.

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Early morning fire results in death of Albany woman

Victim identified as Connie Watts, 58, of Albany

An Albany woman dies from smoke inhalation in a fire on Autumn Avenue.

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Man arrested in connection to entering auto, assault on Albany detectives

Citizens, additional police help to detain suspect accused of attacking Albany detectives

Albany police say they received help from citizens in apprehending a suspect who had entered an automobile.

Vehicle shot at on Gillionville Road, driver uninjured

Car struck several times on the driver-side rear fender and the front center of the windshield

The victim in an Albany shooting incident said he was traveling west in the 1500 block of Gillionville Road when an unknown vehicle pulled up on the right side of his 1996 Mercury Grand Marquis and began firing shots at the vehicle.

Store on West Gordon Avenue victimized in armed robbery

Albany police responded to the site of Neighborhood Grocery at around 1 a.m. Sunday

Police officials say two unknown men entered an Albany store and demanded money from the clerk, and after obtaining the money, fled the scene on foot.

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Murder investigations opened over the weekend in Moultrie, Colquitt

Arrest made in Colquitt murder; suspect named in Moultrie shooting

Jamie Jermaine Stamper, 30, is wanted in connection to a murder investigation in Moultrie.

Albany and Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports - June 20-22, 2015

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

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 42 calls on Saturday and Sunday, available reports show.

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Albany Police Department 'Cops and Bobbers' event brings community together

'Cops and Bobbers' fishing event allows Albany Police Department to bond with community

Taking a break from patrolling the streets of Albany Saturday, members of the Albany Police Department joined dozens of area residents for a morning of family fun at the department’s first ever “Cops and Bobbers” fishing event.

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Albany Police Department focusing on officer safety training

The training is part of the 'Below 100' initiative to eliminate preventable line of duty deaths and injuries

The Albany Police Department has been conducting “Below 100” training classes for its officers this week.The goal of the classes is to eliminate preventable line of duty deaths and injuries through innovative training and awareness.

Albany man pleads guilty to wire fraud, aggravated identity theft in federal court

Authorities say Bryant Johnson received $76,631 by filing fraudulent income tax returns

The case dates back to March 2012 when authorities recovered 65 emergency contact cards stolen from a high school personnel office in the Dougherty County School System. Federal prosecutors said the child who had the cards in his backpack identified Bryant Johnson, who they say had gotten $76,631 in refunds by filing bogus tax returns.