Mugshots of the Day 5/16/19

All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty.

Arrest Made in Recent Vehicle Break-ins

On May 13th and 14th Dothan Police received reports of fifteen vehicle break-ins on the east side of Dothan. The reports were from Crossing Ln., Hidden Lake Subdivision, and Brookhill Drive. An investigation began in the crimes and video was released of one of the suspects.

On May 16th the investigator working the case was off duty and made contact with a person he believed to be the suspect in the vehicle break-ins at the Walker’s Deluxe Motel in the 3200 block of E. Main Street. The suspect was identified as 21 year old Nhayquan Travone Bethel of Dothan. He was in the company of 23 year old Shantoria Lashaey Owens, also of Dothan.

Based on information gathered during the investigation Investigators conducted a search warrant of the room and vehicle belonging to the two suspects and recovered property taken from the recent break-ins. The property recovered included several firearms, purses, and wallets belonging to the victims.

Nhayquan Travone Bethel has been charged with fourteen counts of Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle and has bonds totaling $210,000.00. Shantoria Lashaey Owens has also been charged with fourteen counts of Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle and also has bonds totaling $210,000.00. This investigation is ongoing and more charges may be forthcoming.

All persons are innocent until proven guilty.

Special Thanks

Today our very own Communication Center cooked out for police on duty to show appreciation during National Police Week. A very special thank you to this team for making today a special day!

Mugshots of the Day 5/15/19

All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty.

Several Vehicle Break-ins on East Side of Dothan

On May 15, 2019 Dothan Police responded to a report of several vehicle break-ins on the east side of the city. These break-ins occurred during the evening and early morning hours of May 13th and May 14th in the area of Crossing Ln., Hidden Lake Subdivision, and Brookhill Drive.

Citizens reported fifteen vehicles broken into. In six of the break-ins entry was made through a busted window. The others were unlocked vehicles. Items taken during the break-ins were two hand guns, as well as, various items such as wallets and purses.

Dothan Police would like to remind the public to always lock your vehicles every time you leave them and never leave valuable items inside of your vehicle, especially in plain view. A video of the suspect has been placed below. Dothan Police request if you have any information about these crimes or recognize the person in the video to please contact them at 334-615-3000 or you can contact CrimeStoppers at 334-793-7000.

Dothan Narcotics Officers and DEA make Meth Bust

On 05/14/2019 Dothan Police Narcotics Officers and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Agents made contact with Jackie Lee King, in the 11000 block of East State Highway 52, Columbia, Alabama. During contact, King was found in possession of approximately 4 pounds of crystal methamphetamine with a street value of approximately $20,000.00. King was placed under arrest for Drug Trafficking and taken to the Dothan City Jail. King’s bond was set at $500,000.00. This arrest concludes a lengthy investigation into the methamphetamine drug trade in Dothan and the surrounding areas.

All persons are innocent until proven guilty.

Mugshots of the Day 5/14/19

All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty.

Credit Card Skimmer Found at Local Gas Station

On Tuesday May 14, 2019 Dothan Police recovered a credit card skimmer from a local gas station. An employee at the Marathon Station in the 3300 block of W. Main St. located the device. The employee was alerted to the skimmer because the seal on the gas pump was tampered with. Once the device was found the employee notified police. It is believed that the skimmer was installed sometime the night prior after the gas station was closed.

The Dothan Police Department has put together a few tips to help the public avoid credit card fraud by gas pump skimmers:

  • Take a close look at the pump: Avoid pumps that have had the seal cut, removed, or appears to be tampered with. If you believe the seal has been tampered with, notify the gas station attendant immediately.
  • Pay inside, instead of at the pump
  • Check your credit card statements and sign up for fraud alerts

If you believe that you may be the victim of credit card fraud, contact your credit card company immediately and make a report with your local law enforcement agency.

Below are images of different types of seals at local gas stations and the skimmer that was found today.

Mugshots of the Day 5/13/19

All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty.