Police arrested three Robertsdale residents Thursday night after detectives discovered they were driving a car stolen in Pennsylvania, according to the Fairhope Police Department.
Around 10:20 p.m. Thursday, police responded to a report of a suspicious person outside the Murphy Oil gas station on State Highway 181. A man appeared to be approaching random customers for some reason, said Sgt. Craig Sawyer.
Saturday night when Bay Minette police attempted to arrest a man for public intoxication and disorderly conduct at the community May Day event, three officers were physically struck by civilians. The man being arrested received medical attention after complaining of chest pain during the arrest.
The video above is footage taken from the body camera worn by a police officer who assisted Bay Minette Police Department Chief Clarence Crook in making an arrest Saturday night.
Saturday night, while Bay Minette police attempted to arrest a man for public intoxication and disorderly conduct at the community’s May Day event, three officers were physically struck by civilians. An ambulance responded to the area after the man being arrested complained of chest pain.
The May Day event in the Douglasville community involves family activities, cookouts and various events, according to Bay Minette Police Department Chief Clarence Crook who estimated there were about 500 or more people gathered Saturday night.
A woman died from injuries she sustained in a two-car accident on U.S. 98 Friday night in front of the grounds of the Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival in Foley.
Just after 9 p.m. a sports utility vehicle slammed into the rear end of a Volkswagen sedan as both were traveling east on the state highway.
At the scene, Foley Fire Chief Joey Darby said three of the four people in the VW were injured, one critically, and taken by ambulance to South Baldwin Regional Medical Center. Firefighters had to use an extraction tool to free one of them.
Foley police continue to investigate Tuesday’s hit-and-run incident that left a pedestrian in critical condition.
Police have recovered a piece of a motorcyclist’s helmet and began circulating a photo Thursday with hopes that the public could help identify the driver they believe hit the 66-year-old man. The piece of helmet has camouflage colors and what appears to be half of a drawing of an AK-47 rifle.
Under the cover of darkness, two men broke into a gas station in Bay Minette, causing $500 worth of damage while grabbing a small amount of cash before fleeing. On Thursday, investigators released four images of the suspects in hopes the public can help identify them.
The images show two men dressed from head to toe in black. One suspect appears to have something covering his face. Both have hoods pulled tight over their heads.
A Florence man was arrested Tuesday in Baldwin County after allegedly trying to lure a child into his hotel room.
Ira Kneeland Hibbett, 48, was booked into the Baldwin County jail on a charge of enticing a child.
Court records show that Hibbett was staying at the Grand Hotel near Fairhope on Sunday, when the alleged incident occurred. He is accused of handing the girl, who was under 16 but whose exact age was not listed, a note written on a napkin.
Baldwin County Hallie Dixon pleaded guilty Tuesday to two ordinance violations related to her noisy dogs and paid a $1,488 fine to the Daphne Municipal Court.
Dixon was defiant in comments afterward, saying that she has been targeted by a neighbor, that the ordinance violations were issued during daylight hours and that the offenses – which have occurred since 2013 – are prompting her to consider a move out of Daphne.
“Does it make me want to move somewhere besides the city of Daphne? Yes it does,” Dixon told the local media after the hearing.
Attempted murder suspect Barbara Grice was in court Friday for a preliminary hearing, and a judge decided her case would go to a Grand Jury.
Judge Scott Taylor bound her case over to the Grand Jury despite the defense’s claim that there was not enough evidence to do so. Grice is accused of trying to kill her sister. Grice showed up at Elberta Elementary School with a revolver on Feb. 25.
Grice, 51, came from jail to court in a wheelchair. Her attorney said it’s due to a dislocated hip suffered while in jail.
A feasibility study into a possible new jail in south Baldwin County is completed and has been delivered to police chiefs in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Foley.
The study was completed by Ohio-based Management Partners analyzes whether a new jail in the south end of the county is needed. The study, according to Baldwin County Sheriff Huey “Hoss” Mack, is completed and is in the process of being presented to local and county governments.
Mack said the study should be public within the next month or two. He said it cost around $15,000, which was a cost split among four governing bodies.
In another surprise move Jessica McCord accepted a plea deal with the state in her manslaughter trial Wednesday morning, April 15, 2015. It’s a deal McCord initially turned down before the case went to trial. Because of events over the last two days in court, both the prosecution and defense agreed the plea deal was best.
After just one day of testimony, manslaughter suspect, Jessica McCord pleaded guilty to one of four charges she faced. By accepting guilt on the chemical endangerment of a child charge, the state dropped the manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and possession of drug paraphernalia charges.