Skeletal Remains found off Irvington Bayou La Batre Highway

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On January 8, 2013 at approximately 1:00 pm, four citizens from Bayou La Batre, AL were searching the side of U.S. Highway 90 near Irvington Bayou La Batre Highway for a hub-cap that had fallen off of their vehicle.  During the search they located the skeletal remains of a human body and called MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE.

The human remains were located on the South side of U.S. Highway 90 approximately 200 yards East of Irvington BLB Highway.  The remains were located just inside of the wood-line from U.S. Highway 90.  The remains consisted of a human skeleton, clothing, and a wallet.  Inside the wallet was an Alabama Driver’s License.
MCSO is attempting to notify a next-of-kin.  At this time no family members have been notified.  The investigation is ongoing.
Lori Myles
Sheriff’s Assistant for Public Affairs
251-574-NEWS (6397)
lmyles@mobileso.com
   

Baker High School Senior leads community project with Mobile County Sheriff’s Office

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Austin Saunders, a senior at Baker High School, has contacted the MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE to partner in a “DRUG DROP OFF DAY”.   The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office runs their own year round program called  “OPERATION MEDICINE CABINET”.  This program gives the citizens of Mobile County a convenient and environmentally safe way to dispose of their unwanted and expired prescription drugs.  In recent years, prescription and over the counter medications (OTC) are fast becoming a dangerous part of teenage gatherings.  “Pharm Parties” are more common as kids experiment & use prescription and OTC drugs to get high.  A survey of teenagers by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America found that 1 in 5 teens has tried vicodin – a powerful, addictive narcotic pain reliever, 1 in 10 has tried oxyContin – a prescription narcotic, 1 in 10 has used stimulant Ritalin or Adderall for nonmedical purposes and 1 in 11 teens have admitted to getting high on cough syrup.  “Many- particularly teens – believe prescription drugs are safer than illicit drugs because they are prescribed by a healthcare provider and sold behind the counter,” says Sheriff Sam Cochran, “therefore they do not look at themselves as drug addicts because they did not purchase them in a dark alley from a drug dealer.”

The Drug Education Council sponsors the RED RIBBON COMMUNITY PROJECTS  and asked students from Baldwin and Mobile County to participate.   The concept was to  “Be Your Own Superstar”.  Students were asked to go to their own communities, churches and schools, and lead a program that would build self-esteem, teach a skill or otherwise empower people to live drug free.  Austin Saunders chose to partner with the MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE to create awareness with his peer group of the dangers of prescription drugs.

On Saturday, January 12, 2013, Austin has arranged and scheduled a “Drug Drop-Off Day” at the MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, located at THEODORE OAKS, 5808 US HIGHWAY 90 W.  To support Austin with his community Project you may drop off your unwanted and expired prescription drugs from 9:00 AM TO 3:00 PM.

For additional information on Operation Medicine Cabinet go to http://www.mobileso.com/operation-medicine-cabinet/

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

MCSO needs your help in locating a missing person

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Missing/Endangered Person

 

The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance in locating 77 year old Garland Ford.

 

Ford moved to Mobile County from Arkansas in March of 2012 and lost contact with family members shortly thereafter.  The last time the family in Arkansas spoke with Ford was in September 2012.

 

Investigators have determined that he was living in Bayou La Batre and may have moved to the Wilmer area.

 

Ford reportedly has several medical problems and the family is concerned for his safety.  Anyone with any information is asked to call the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office 574-8633

 

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

Man grazed by a bullet from 22 rifle while arguing over a meth lab

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At approximately 11:30 am, December 29, 2012, Mobile County Sheriff’s Office was called to the scene of 9661 CLEBORNE ROAD, (Chunchula, AL)  for a possible shooting.  When MCSO Deputies responded to the location they found one subject who had been “grazed”  by a bullet shot from a 22 rifle.  During the investigation Deputies also found a meth lab.  The homeowner and two additional subjects got into an argument over drugs.   The homeowner fired three shots grazing one of the subjects in the head.   The subjects’ injuries ARE NOT life threatening and he refused to have medical treatment on the scene.

 

MCSO Narcotics have been called to dispose of the meth lab as well as continuing the investigation.  There is no further information at this time

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

Christmas Bike Giveaway

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WHO: MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

WHAT: CHRISTMAS BIKE GIVEAWAY

WHERE: 5808 US Highway 90 W. suite A

WHEN: December 20, 2012, 10:00 am

On December 20, 2012, The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office will have their Annual Bicycle Giveaway. Each year the MCSO collects about 100 bicycles that are given to children through out the Mobile area. Some non- profit agencies participate as well such as Baptist Children’s home, Wilmer Hall and St. Mary’s.

Donations come through private parties and businesses in Mobile County. Last year the Sheriff’s office donated over 100 Bicycles to needy families in our community.
Donations are accepted and stored at the MCSO Theodore location, 5808 US Highway 90.

More than 700 children have received bicycles in previous years. “The greatest feeling in the world is watching those children pick out their very own bike”, said Richard Cayton, founder of the bicycle giveaway program.

Anyone who wishes to donate to the program should bring new and unused bicycles, toys or gift card donations to the Theodore location. If donating by check, please make payable to Foundation of the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office.
For details, contact Lori Myles, 574-6397 or lmyles@mobileso.com.

 

Mobile County Sheriff’s Office 2012 Bicycle Giveaway Sponsors

Evonik Degussa Corporation

Thyssenkrupp

Wal-Mart

Pool Master Services

Radney’s Funeral Home

Dixie Pools

CSS Consulting

Mobile County Sheriff’s Mounted Unit

Mobile County Sheriff’s Reserves

Mobile County Sheriff’s Flotilla

Deputy Sheriff’s Association

Pine Crest Cemetery

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