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City Of Semmes Fire Chief/EMA Director, Kevin Brooks, reports that crews have been surveying the city and police jurisdiction since a little before daybreak this morning and are reporting only minor damage. A downed power line was found in the Coleman Dairy Road area and was reported to Alabama Power. Power outages are scattered – some neighborhoods with power and others without.
Mobile County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an armed robbery at the Game Stop, 7941 Moffett Road, yesterday evening. The store manager reported the suspect was a 6’1″ B/M, had his face covered with a shirt and was armed with a black pistol. The subject made the manager and two guest in the store go into the bathroom. Cash was taken and a Playstation 4. MCSO continues the investigation.
Employees from the City of Semmes Public Works and Semmes Fire Department continue to enhance their Emergency Operations education. Four employees City Of Semmes employees successfully completed the “ALL- Hazards Events,”a three-day Emergency Operations class, at Baldwin County EMA in Robertsdale, AL. on September 26, 27 and 28. The class was attended by Alabama emergency operations personnel from across the state. The class, sponsored by FEMA, was presented by Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) in College Station.
It might not be too early to pull out your Christmas card list for an update. The Mobile County Sheriff’s office and several other agencies are doing their part to give some local folks a new address. Yesterday, September 27, 2017, Mobile County Sheriff’s Office conducted a warrant round-up as result of a sixth-month investigation with our Undercover Narcotics Unit. Agencies that assisted with the roundup are US Marshals, US Customs & Border Protection, HSI (Homeland Security Investigations) and Saraland Police Department. Warrants were executed throughout Mobile County and a total of 30 people were taken into custody and charged.
Those of you that have a yearning for strong law enforcement tactics and a no-holds-barred crime sweep would have loved the opportunity to witness the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office parade of arrestees to the slammer yesterday, Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Between 25 and 30 people were arrested in early morning raids. Sheriff Sam Cochran’s Caravan traveled a county-wide route taking those arrested fom all points within Mobile County straight to the Sheriff’s lodging facilities in downtown Mobile. I have named the event “Cochran’s Caravan” in hopes that we will see it become an annual event. While the Sheriff supplied much of the manpower and vehicles for the caravan, many agencies were involved including U.S. Marshals Service, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, Homeland Security and Saraland Police Department. Sheriff’s Office personnel are not saying if the crime purge is directly related to the arrests made in Semmes Alabama several days ago but there are indications we are witnessing the fracturing of a widespread crime ring with many of the bad guys bringing their stolen merchandise to the Semmes property to exchange for drugs.
Sheriff’s deputies I talked with said this overall operation, requiring over six months of investigation, was made much more effective and efficient by diligent citizens using the MCSO Crime Tips page and downloadable smart phone app. One noticeable aspect of these recent operations is the no-holds-barred aspect mentioned earlier.
After the article written on the 20th of this month concerning illegal activities in the Redstone Drive East area:
“L1″that stated the article was a bunch of lies and the facts should be straightened out.
“Brandy” brought Jesus into the story. “Ann” felt the article was a personal judgement turned into an entertaining story. In order to insure that the true story is told, I visited the property on Redstone Drive East this morning and asked Jerry Fowler, Jr. to tell the true story. Mr. Fowler denied there was even a child living on the property, saying “the baby stays with it’s grandmother. The only reason the kid was here that morning was because they were visiting.”