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Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Dec. 21, 2013

Public Safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County.

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 33 incidents on Thursday and the early hours of Friday, available reports, show.

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'Shop With a Sheriff' helps underprivileged Albany kids

Sheriff's officers shop with needy kids in Albany

The Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office takes 22 kids on a Christmas shopping trip.

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Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Dec. 20, 2013

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

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

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Sylvester man faces marijuana charges

Sylvester police say they found four marijuana plants in a residence

Sylvester police officers arrest Corey Martise Greene of Sylvester on drug charges including manufacturing marijuana.

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Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Dec. 19, 2013

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 23 incidents on Tuesday and the early hours of Wednesday, available reports show.

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Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Dec. 18, 2013

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 33 incidents on Monday and the early hours of Tuesday, available reports show.

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Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitive - Dec. 18, 2013

Leslie Curtis Hill Jr., 44, of Albany is wanted on charges in Dougherty and Houston counties

Authorities are seeking Leslie Curtis Hill for a probation violation charge in Dougherty County and for shoplifting and giving a false name charges in Houston County.

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Bobby Watkins named interim director of Lee Public Safety Department

County manager picks Bobby Watkins to direct EMS, fire operations

The purpose behind the creation of a public safety department is to cross train all employees to be both a firefighter and an EMS technician. When training and certifications are complete, each dually trained employee will become a “first responder” who can fight a fire or treat a patient.

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Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports — Dec. 17, 2013

Public safety roundup for the Albany-Dougherty area from Saturday through Monday

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 41 incidents on Saturday, Sunday and into the early hours of Monday, available reports show.

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Albany police respond to aggravated assaults, criminal trespass

One sent to hospital following Sunday aggravated assault

There were at least two aggravated assaults and one criminal trespass on Sunday, available police reports show.

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Former Dougherty County Health Department employee arrested, charged with forgery

Public health employee terminated, arrested for impersonating nurse

Robin Jones faces charges of forgery and prescribing dangerous medications after impersonating a nurse at the Dougherty County Health Department, police officials say.

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Albany police searching for missing 13-year-old juvenile

Albany teen missing since Dec. 6

No foul play is suspected in the disappearance of a 13-year-old girl earlier this month.

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Albany Area Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week - Dec. 13, 2013

Adrian Bernard Green is wanted on four financial transaction card charges and for driving with a suspended license

The Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office also wants Adrian Bernard Green, 45, of Albany, for questioning by investigators.

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Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Dec. 13, 2013

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 19 incidents on Wednesday and the early hours of Thursday, available reports show.

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Lee County man sentenced in murder case

Man gets life in Lee County murder

A man accused of murder gets life with possibility of parole.