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.

Local deaf community recognizes officer

On Saturday, September 28, 2019, members of our local deaf community presented our own Lieutenant Rachel David with an appreciation award. The presentation was made at the Deaf Awareness Picnic held at Eastgate Park in conjunction with Deaf Awareness Month. The event was attended by approximately 100 people.

Ms. Gwen, a member of Dothan’s deaf community, cited Lt. David’s passionate involvement in helping bridge communication barriers faced by the deaf when dealing with law enforcement. Lt. David’s commitment in attending American Sign Language classes offered at the Dothan, Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB) was recognized.

Ms. Gwen pointed out that Lt. David regularly helps members of the deaf community even when she is off duty.

Found property

The chest in this photograph was located on Ross Clark Circle by patrol. It contains photographs and family documents we believe are sentimental to someone. If you recognize this chest please come to the front desk of the Dothan Police Department Monday through Friday to claim. You will need to be able to identify the names on documents contained within as proof of rightful ownership. Thanks for sharing.

Moderate injuries treated following crash involving juveniles

The Dothan Police Department is on the scene of a crash involving moderate injuries in the 2300 block of South Oates Street.

Two vehicles were involved in a crash during which a van occupied by 11 juveniles overturned.

Parents and guardians of all children involved have now been notified and have arrived on scene. Four juveniles have been transported to a local hospital for further treatment.

A preliminary investigation has revealed the van was being driven by an unlicensed juvenile, age 14, at the time of the crash.

Members of the crash team, patrol and juvenile division are on scene to further investigate in accordance with our policies and will work closely together. Further charges may be pending.

We would like to remind our citizens to observe all aspects of the law regarding seat belts, passenger occupancy, and requirements of drivers on Alabama roadways.

We would like to thank the Dothan Fire Department for top-notch services on this call. While police communicated with parents and began the preliminary investigation DFD triaged and treated 13 patients. We are thankful for the dynamic partnership, training and practice public safety demonstrates as one to work through situations such as this.

Dothan Police Makes Arrest in Burglary

On Aug. 5th 2019 Performance Machine Works, located in the 300 block of Southgate Rd. was a victim of an attempted burglary. The suspects were seen on video surveillance damaging the locks on the fronts doors in an attempt to gain entry into the business. When unsuccessful they went to the rear of the business and damaged the roll up doors before fleeing on foot.

On Aug. 6th 2019 the same two suspects went back to the business and were able to make entry at the rear of the building. Once inside the suspects stole five handguns from the business and damaged a glass case.

Patrol officers were able to identify a suspect in the burglary and made contact with them at Tanglewood Apartments on W. Inez Road. Investigators were called to the scene and a search warrant was conducted at the home of the suspects.

During the search warrant all five handguns were recovered  as well as clothing that was worn during the burglary.

Dothan Police arrested 18 year old Jamir Yasin Baxter of Dothan and charged him with one count of Burglary 3rd Degree and one count of Attempted Burglary 3rd degree. He has a $10,000.00 bond.

Dothan Police also arrested a juvenile for Attempted Burglary 3rd Degree and the juvenile was placed in the Southeast Alabama Diversion Center.

All Persons are innocent until proven guilty.

Foot pursuit updated

Update and photos… patrol has finished up on Westgate after locating the driver, narcotics, and weapons. The vehicle has been towed and the driver, Courtney Taylor, has been taken to the city jail for booking with charges pending.

Foot pursuit Updated

Update and photos…Patrol has finished up on Westgate after locating the driver , narcotics, and weapons . The vehicle has been towed and the driver, Courtney Taylor, has been taken to to the city jail for booking with charges pending.

Original post…Patrolman are working in the area of the 900 block of WestGate Park after a driver fled from a traffic stop. The driver has been taken into custody and police are doing a secondary search for a possible passenger. Some concerned citizens passing by believed this to be either a robbery or a problem involving the nearest convenience store, that is NOT the case this is a stand-alone traffic stop we have the driver in custody and will update with pictures and information quickly. Also any information that schools in the area have been locked down is not correct police feel no need to lock down schools as there is no immediate threat. Update to follow.