Arrest Made in Walnut Street Shooting/Robbery

Update from a Previous Story

On 10/24/2019 Dothan Police responded to a single vehicle accident near the intersection of W. Powell Street and Edgewood Drive. Officer quickly determined that the driver was suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper body and was transported to a local hospital. The victim is currently listed in critical condition.

The investigation is ongoing. Investigators are conducting searches and interviews throughout the area.

Investigators have arrested and charged two suspects in this crime:

  • 26-year-old Michael S. Jones, of Broadway Street Ashford, and
  • 29 year old Calvin Bivens, of Greentree Street.

Both suspects were charged with Robbery 1st degree and Attempted Murder and are being held on no bond.

All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Busy 24 Hours for The Dothan Police

On 10/24/2019, The Dothan Police responded to a person shot in the 1200 block of Greenwood. Officers found Bernard Bryant (25) with a fatal gunshot wound to chest. Investigators are currently working on developments in the case. If you have any information please contact the Dothan Police at 615-3000.

On 10/24/2019, the Dothan Police responded to 600 block of Woodham Road in reference to a person shot. Officers found Rodney Caliste (38) with a fatal gunshot wound to the head. Investigators are currently working developments in the case. This murder is not related to the previous murder on Greenwood. If you have any information contact the Dothan Police at 615-3000.

Update: Dothan Police are still searching for Elmer Gomez in connection with the stabbing of Pablo Guerrero-Moreno on 10/23/2019 in the 2300 block of Kristie Road.

Update: Dothan Police are actively investigating the robbery/shooting that occurred on 10/24/2019 in the 700 block of Walnut.

The Dothan Police would like to ensure the public we are doing everything in our power to solve and close these cases. These cases are not related in anyway and if you have any information please contact the Dothan Police at 615-3000.

Dothan Police Investigate Overnight Shooting

On 10/24/2019 Dothan Police responded to a single vehicle accident near the intersection of W. Powell Street and Edgewood Drive. Officer quickly determined that the driver was suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper body and was transported to a local hospital. The victim is currently listed in critical condition.

The investigation is ongoing. Investigators are conducting searches and interviews throughout the area.

Anyone with information on this crime is urged to contact the Dothan Police Department or CrimeStoppers at (334)793-7000. We will stringently protect the identity of anyone that provides information.

Dothan Police Investigate Stabbing

On 10/23/2019 Dothan Police responded to an edged weapon assault on Kristie Drive. It was determined that the victim had been stabbed in the upper torso. The victim was transported to a local hospital and underwent emergency surgery due to his injury. He is currently stable but still listed in critical condition.

The investigation revealed that the all parties involved are acquainted and there was no danger to the community.

Investigators have identified the suspect as Elmer Gomez. Gomez was last seen in the Kristie Road area following the assault.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Gomez are urged to contact the Dothan Police Department or CrimeStoppers at (334)793-7000. We will stringently protect the identity of anyone that provides information.

 

Man Arrested for Multiple Sex Crimes

On October 18, 2019, the Dothan Police responded to a medical call at Point South Trailer Park. When officers arrived, they were advised by the victim, which was confined to a wheelchair, that she had been sexually assaulted several times over the past year.

Through the course of the investigation, investigators were able to identify the suspect and an arrest was made in the case.

Steven Hallford (51), 386 E. Saunders Road, was charged with 2 counts of Rape 1st and 4 counts of Sodomy 1st, the bond has yet to be determined.

All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

 

Arrest Made in Domestic Shooting

On October 17, 2019, the Dothan Police Department received a call of persons shot, while attempting to kill a rabid raccoon on Brighton Court. When officers arrived, they found two people shot inside the residence. One person was shot in the leg and the other was shot in the arm.

After an investigation, it was determined that one gunshot wound was self-inflicted in an effort to cover up a domestic violence act. The victim received a non-life threating injury and there was no rabid raccoon at the scene.

Catherine Fernandez (37) was arrested and charged with Domestic Violence 1st Degree and will be held on a $30,000 bond.

All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

Arrests Made in Commercial Robbery

On October 10, 2019, The Dothan Police responded to a robbery at 1060 W. Main (Shure Value Foods).  It was later determined, through investigation, that the robbery occurred with the help of a store employee.   Investigators have arrested two people in connection with the robbery.

Anthony Holston (34), of S. Lena Street, is charged with robbery 1st degree and Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (cocaine) and is being held with no bond. Also charged, Candice Richards (34), of Baywood Drive, with Conspiracy to Commit Robbery and is being held on a $15,000 bond.

All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Police promotion ceremony held at Opera House

The Dothan Police Department held a promotion ceremony recognizing ten members’ promotions to various ranks. Following recent promotions and retirements, the department has promoted the following personnel as they appear in the photo from left to right:

  • Captain William Glover
  • Captain Scott Long
  • Lieutenant Scott Owens
  • Lieutenant Christopher Watson
  • Sergeant Peter Markow
  • Sergeant Sean Morgan
  • Corporal Keith Cook
  • Corporal Blake McCallister
  • Corporal Erik Broten
  • Corporal Caleb Gilmore

Please join us in congratulating these officers on this outstanding achievement!

Easy Like Sunday Morning!

This morning, a little after 8:30 a.m. an alert DPD patrolman performed a traffic stop in the 800 block of Chickasaw Street. The driver led officers to a backyard where another person was found sitting in a parked car. Additional officers arrived and conducted an investigation which led to the discovery of an assortment of illegal drugs.

The original driver had a warrant for his arrest and the second subject was found in possession of Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Crack-Cocaine, Marijuana packaged for sale, and an assortment of pills. He was charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana 1st Degree, and Unlawful Possession of four other Controlled Substances.

One Arrested in Haven Drive Shooting

On October 1st, 2019 Dothan Police responded to the 400 block of Haven Dr. in reference to a firearm assault. The victim, 31 year old Michael White, was located and had a minor injury on the left side of his face. White was treated by rescue at the scene.

White stated that he got into an argument with his ex girlfriend, 30 year old Malika Rashan Beacham . White stated that Beacham became violent during the argument and shocked him in the abdomen with a stun gun. White stated that he got into his vehicle and left the scene. He stated that Beacham followed him and when he stopped she exited her vehicle with a .45 caliber pistol and fired two shots at him. One of the bullets grazed Whites face. Beacham then fled the scene, but later turned herself in at the Dothan Police Department.

Beacham was charged with one count of Attempted Assault 1st Degree. She has a $30,000.00 bond.

All persons are innocent until proven guilty.