National Telecommunications Press Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WHO: Sheriff Sam Cochran

WHAT: National Telecommunications Press Conference

WHERE: Mobile County Telecommunications District/911 located at 7340 Zeigler Blvd.

WHEN: APRIL 16, 2014 AT 10:00AM

National Telecommunication’s Week is April 14 – 18, 2014. During this week we will honor the men and women who serve as Public Safety Dispatchers.

The Mobile County Communications District/911 is staffed 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Dispatchers who are housed in the facility are Mobile County Sheriff’s Office, Mobile Police Department, Mobile County Emergency Management System, Mobile Fire Department. Although other jurisdictions such as, Satsuma, Chickasaw, Prichard, Saraland, and Dauphin Island are not housed there, 911 will route the incoming call to the proper jurisdiction.

“Every day we depend on the men and women who exhibit skill, expertise and commitment to their jobs as Public Safety Telecommunicators,” said Sheriff Sam Cochran. “These individuals help save countless lives by responding to emergency calls, dispatching emergency professionals and equipment, and provide moral support to citizens in distress. As we recognize these Public Safety Professionals, we hope to create public awareness and promote much needed education regarding important safety issues in our Community”.

ALL MEDIA IS INVITED TO STAY FOR LUNCH AND TOUR THE FACILITY.

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

MCSO needs help in locating missing person, DANIEL LOUIS JEMISON JR.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mobile County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a missing person, DANIEL LOUIS JEMISON JR.  Daniel was last seen on APRIL 3, 2014 at 9:00 am.  Daniel drives a dark green 2001 Chevrolet Silverado.  If anyone has any information as to the whereabouts of DANIEL LOUIS JEMISON, please contact MCSO 574-8633 or you may go to our website www.mobileso.com.  See photo below of Daniel as well as information/description.

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS

4300 Block of Binghampton, Mobile, 36619

DESCRIPTION

48 years old (DOB 10/17/1965

5’3 and 185 pounds

Blue eyes

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

NATIONAL DRUG TAKE BACK DAY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE is partnering with WALGREENS and CVS to host THE DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) NATIONAL DRUG TAKE BACK DAY scheduled for April 26, 2014.

WALGREENS
6396 Airport Blvd.
3948 Airport Blvd.
5705 Cottage Hill Road

CVS
2550 Dauphin Street
44523 Old Shell Road
7101 Cottage Hill

 

Consumers are encouraged to safely and legally dispose of any unwanted, unused or expired medications. Law enforcement will also be present to accept any controlled substance medications dropped off for disposal.
Sites will accept tablets, capsules, and all other solid dosage forms of unwanted medication. Those disposing of medications may black out personal identification on prescription bottles or empty bottles into bins provided at the event. To learn more about the DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day program, visit http://www.awarerx.org.
MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE has a program OPERATION MEDICINE CABINET that runs all year and is available 24 hours a day for your convenience. To learn more about this program visit http://www.mobileso.com/operation-medicine-cabinet/.

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

Senate Bill 354: Compromising the safety of our youth and your law enforcement officers

As a veteran law enforcement officer of more than 35 years, I have been a staunch advocate of our 2nd Amendment gun rights. Most police officers I know make up a sizeable portion of

vocal gun rights advocates. Our opposition to this bill has nothing to do with impacting one’s rights to gun ownership – In fact, the State of Alabama could not pass any bill that would change that as it is a Federal issue.

Since taking office in 2006 the number of permits issued by my office has nearly doubled. It is our intention to make it easy for responsible gun owners to obtain a concealed carry permit.

Although we are certain to find fellow gun rights advocates who disagree with our opposition to this bill, we are confident that if one attempts to see this through the eyes of law enforcement it will be clear that we oppose this bill in the interest of public safety. It just is not reasonable to think that it would be safe for a child to be allowed to carry a handgun in a car and to risk placing a child in such dangerous situations.

Sheriff Sam Cochran

Q.
Why do you oppose Senate Bill 354?
A.
This bill will place officers in dangerous situations by unnecessarily exposing them to juveniles with handguns inside their vehicles. In addition to officer safety and equally important is the very dangerous idea of allowing juveniles to ride around with handguns.

Q.
Is this bill just one step closer to removing my gun rights?
A.
No law passed by the State of Alabama can take away your 2nd Amendment rights. The current law which requires you to have a permit to carry a loaded pistol in a vehicle has been a law for more than 80 years.

Q.
Isn’t there already a law prohibiting a juvenile from possessing a handgun?
A.
No, existing law only prohibits the transfer of a handgun to a juvenile.

Q.
Is this just an opportunity to protect revenue from the sale of pistol permits?
A.
No. The same juveniles we oppose possessing a handgun in their car do not qualify for a pistol permit. In addition, it is important to note this law is opposed by police departments – agencies that do not issue pistol permits.

Please join me in opposing this bill by letting your representative know that you DO NOT want armed teenagers roaming our streets.  http://www.legislature.state.al.us/house/representatives/houseroster_alpha.html

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

TWO PEOPLE ROBBED AT GUN POINT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

On March 28, 2014, at approximately 6:00AM, the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office received a call from John Stork advising he and his girlfriend (Lyndsey McClendon) were robbed at gun point of their 1995 Ford Explorer.  The suspects are SHELDON LEE ELLIS “TURK”, and WILLIAM CARL ROBINSON, both known by victim.  John Stork (victim) said he received a call from “Turk” (suspect)  having vehicle trouble near Old Pascagoula/Schoener Road and needing assistance.  When Stork and McClendon arrived to assist, ROBINSON pulled a shotgun and demanded their vehicle.  ELLIS/TURK took possession of the pistol inside the Explorer and demanded they leave their vehicle.  Both suspects fled the scene;  TURK  driving the Explorer (victim’s) and ROBINSON driving a white van (Turk’s vehicle).   After receiving call from 911, a pursuit initiated near Airport/Newman Road.  The pursuit ended near Airport/Ashton Road with “TURK” wrecking the explorer and fleeing on foot.

 

WILLIAM CARL ROBINSON was located at house on Ashton Road and arrested for Robbery 1st.  ROBINSON has provided a full confession and told MCSO Detectives that the robbery is drug related.  Currently MCSO patrol/special operation units are in the area of Newman road searching for the second suspect SHELDON LEE ELLIS “TURK”.  The shotgun and pistol have been recovered.
If anyone would like to provide information on this case or to the whereabouts of SHELDON LEE ELLIS “TURK”, please contact MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE 574-8633 or go to http://www.mobileso.com/report-a-crime/

 

 

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