Missing Alzheimer Patient

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

On June 1, 2015, at approximately 10:30 pm, Mobile County Sheriff’s Office was notified about a missing person. MCSO Deputies went to 10328 Burlington Drive Grand Bay, Alabama in reference to a missing Alzheimer’s patient Bille E. Smith Jr. (09/23/55).

Brenda Dale, who identified herself as Bille Smith’s caretaker, stated that she last saw Smith walking down the street around 7:30 pm. Dale told MCSO Deputies Mr. Smith has been reported missing three times in the past two years. MCSO K-9 units responded to the scene and searched the wooded areas near the residence. The Alabama State Trooper’s helicopter also searched the nearby area.

The search is continuing this morning. If anyone has seen Mr. Smith, or has information as to his whereabouts, please contact Mobile County Sheriff’s Office 574-8633.

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Lori Myles
Sheriff’s Assistant for Public Affairs
251-574-NEWS (6397)
lmyles@mobileso.com
   

Meth Text still successful: Send it to End it

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On May 5, 2015, Mobile County Sheriff’s Office went to 9358 McLeod Road to investigate a Meth Text. MCSO Deputies spoke with the owner, JOHNATHAN WILLARD, and explained that there had been several meth text sent to our office referencing his address. Three other people were inside the residence, TERRY WILLARD, CURTIS HENDERSON and SKYLYNN PATRAS, and all who lived there signed consent form so that Deputies could search the residence.

 

While searching the residence, Deputies located drug paraphernalia, marijuana, meth and other supplies used in the manufacturing of Meth.

 

TERRY WILLARD, CURTIS HENDERSON and SKYLYN PATRAS were all charged with Manufacturing Controlled Substance, Possession of pre-cursor chemicals, manufacturing 1st and Possession of Marijuana 1st.  JOHNATHAN WILLARD had the same five charges as others plus an outstanding traffic warrant.

 

In 2008, Mobile County Sheriff SAM COCHRAN, created an Initiative empowering citizens to take action against the use and manufacture of methamphetamine called the METH INITIATIVE.

 

The program targets meth users through three areas of focus: ENFORCEMENT, COMPLIANCE AND EDUCATION.

Lori Myles
Sheriff’s Assistant for Public Affairs
251-574-NEWS (6397)
lmyles@mobileso.com
   

Bank Robbery in Grand Bay

 

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Today, March 11, 2015, at approximately 1:30 The Century Bank in Grand Bay was robbed. Witnesses say a black male walked into bank, gave the teller a note demanding money and stated he had a gun. The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of money and the suspect left in a late model black convertible Camaro parked across the street from Bank.

 

The suspect is a black male and described as wearing a black sweatshirt, blue jeans, black shoes, light colored hat and longer black hair.

 

If anyone has any information about this crime, contact MCSO 574-8633. You may also report anonymously http://www.mobileso.com/report-a-crime/.

Lori Myles
Sheriff’s Assistant for Public Affairs
251-574-NEWS (6397)
lmyles@mobileso.com
   

Human Skull found by hunter in Wilmer

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On February 1, 2015, at approximately 6:30 pm, a local hunter found a human skull on property that he leases for hunting and contacted the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office.

 

MCSO Detectives say that the hunter was moving his deer stand in the woods near the intersection of highway 98 and Hillmoor Road when he came upon the skull.

 

The skull has been turned over to Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences for identification. “We are waiting on a report from DFS on the identity, however we do have a couple of possibilities but will not know for sure until we receive the report,” said Sheriff Sam Cochran.

 

As of today, no other skeletal remains have been found. MCSO will continue to search for evidence and is awaiting any identification from DFS.

 

If anyone has any information please contact us 574-8633 or go to our website, http://www.mobileso.com/report-a-crime/

Lori Myles
Sheriff’s Assistant for Public Affairs
251-574-NEWS (6397)
lmyles@mobileso.com
   

MCSO bust 2 Open House Parties over the weekend

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE WORKED TWO DIFFERENT HOUSE PARTIES OVER THE PAST WEEKEND.

 

On January 17, 2015 at approximately 11:30pm, Mobile County Sheriff’s Office was called to 7231 Mimosa Drive South in reference to loud music and reckless driving. When Deputies pulled up to the scene all subjects fled the scene leaving behind several beer cans and red plastic cups. Deputies knocked on the door to make contact with the homeowner, Patrick Wayne Baker, and asked if he had knowledge of the beer and cups in his yard as well as anyone fleeing from his residence. Baker denied having any knowledge of what deputies were asking, however after further investigations deputies found juveniles were hiding inside his home.

 

The fifteen juveniles found hiding inside were given portable breathalyzers and six (6) tested positive for being under the influence of alcohol. Deputies made contact with their parents and their charges are being processed through Strickland Youth Center.

 

Patrick Baker admitted to allowing the juveniles to drink at his home. Baker was taken into custody and charged with “Open House Party”.

 

 

On January 18, 2015, at approximately 11:30 pm, Mobile County Sheriff’s Office was called to the residence of 15405 Delta Port Drive, Coden, Alabama, for a disturbance of the peace involving juveniles. The anonymous caller said there were a hundred juveniles partying with loud music and alcohol. MCSO Deputies arrived and found several juveniles and several adults under the age of 21, to be under the influence of alcohol.

 

There were eight (8) juveniles at the party who were under the influence of alcohol and were turned over to their parents and will be processed through Strickland Youth center.   There were nineteen (19) adults, under the age of 21, who deputies signed warrants of being under the influence of alcohol. They were released to their parents or guardian as well.

 

There were six (6) adults under twenty-one and six (6) juveniles who had not been drinking and were released.

 

The homeowner, Hunter Myles (19), was charged with “Open House Party” and Travis Brannon (21) was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

 

“Several years ago when I was the Chief of Police, Community leaders, Law Enforcement and concerned Parents, formed the Underage Drinking Task Force,” said Sheriff Sam Cochran. “I am convinced because of our compliance checks, training to vendors, and education provided to our youth, we have saved lives and changed social norms in our community”.

 

Last Year, 2014, Mobile County Sheriff’s Office worked 182 alcohol compliance checks. Of the 182 Compliance Checks 17 stores sold alcohol to a minor. Last week Mobile County Sheriff’s Office went to 23 stores and ALL were in compliance with the law.

Lori Myles
Sheriff’s Assistant for Public Affairs
251-574-NEWS (6397)
lmyles@mobileso.com