MCSO arrest five in Prostitution Ring

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On Friday, August 7, 2015, The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office arrested five individuals in connection with a prostitution investigation at two spas within the City of Mobile. The search warrants were executed at OCEAN SAUNA SPA, located at 3108 Airport Boulevard and WIN SPA located at 5256 U.S. Highway 90. “We received information about these two locations from our CRIMETIPS page on our website”, says Sheriff Sam Cochran. “ You can report any crime anonymously using our drop down menu. Once the citizen completes the form and clicks “submit report” the information is sent automatically to the correct division within our office so that the investigation can begin immediately.”

MCSO investigators stated that it only took a week to collect enough evidence, including surveillance video, to serve the search warrants on Friday.

The five arrested were as follows:

In Suk Ma – Promoting prostitution 2nd and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

Ja Doss Young – Promoting prostitution 2nd

Yoha Wan Heo – Promoting prostitution 2nd

Joomia Won Jung – Promoting prostitution 2nd

Mi A Yum – Promoting prostitution 2nd

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

Missing Alzheimer Patient

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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