Today’s dog of the day is canine Paul. Here is what his partner says about him, At work Paul is a hard worker and full of energy. Paul loves his job and would spend everyday at work if he could. He loves his ball but is stubborn and doesn’t like to give it up when it’s time for bed. He has no idea how big he is and his tail is constantly knocking things over. He is a goofy gentle giant and is my best friend.
DPD K9 Unit would like to introduce K9 Bert. Bert is one of two new partners for the Dothan Police Department and we congratulate him and his Handler on their upcoming graduation from K9 School this week. Bert will celebrate his second birthday in May. He is a Malaherd from Hungary who has only been in the United States for a few months but has adjusted well! His handler says that Bert loves playing with his kong, enjoys coming to work and loves wearing his uniform, a fitted police harness. Welcome Bert!
On Friday March 22, 2019 Dothan Police responded to a firearm assault in the 600 block of E. Newton Street. Officers found the victim, Lance Bynes (40), laying on the ground with two gunshot wounds. One of the shots entered his right shoulder and the other in his left thigh. Bynes was transported by ambulance to the SouthEast Health Emergency Room with non-critical injuries. He is currently listed in stable condition.
During the investigation officers discovered that the shooter fired six or seven shots in the direction of Bynes and fled on foot in the area. One of the suspects was identified as 19 year old Michael Mantez Gibson of Dothan. Gibson was located and interviewed at the police department.
Once interviews were complete Gibson was charged with one count of Assault 1st Degree and has a $60,000.00 bond. This investigation is still ongoing and more charges could be forthcoming.
Today the Special Response Team and Bomb Team were invited to give presentations to students at Houston Academy! Students were able to learn about the special tools and tactics each team utilizes, and learn a little about the kind of person it takes to accept the responsibility of joining these specialized teams!
Thank you to the staff and students of Houston Academy for giving us the opportunity to meet you!
On March 19, 2018 at approximately 11:30 P.M. Dothan Police Responded to an armed robbery at the Marathon Gas Station in the 2900 block of Montgomery Highway.
Once on scene officers learned that two black males entered the store armed with a handgun and demanded money from the employee. One male was described as wearing a black and red shirt and black pants. The other male was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and dark pants. Both males had their faces covered.
The two males fled the scene on foot towards the rear of the store. They escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash and a carton of Newport cigarettes. There were no injuries during the robbery.
This is an ongoing investigation and the Dothan Police Department requests that anyone with any information about this crime to please contact them at 334-615-3000 or CrimeStoppers at 334-793-70000.