“Spirit of Recovery”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WHAT:    2012 “Spirit of Recovery” Celebration for National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month

WHERE:  Drug Education Council
3000 Television Avenue, Mobile

WHEN:     Thursday, September 6, 2012
3:00 pm Welcome & Refreshments
3:30 pm Program & Awards Presentation

SPONSORED BY:  Alabama Voices for Recovery, Drug Education Council & National Alliance on Mental Illness

For more than 20 years, National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month has worked to improve the lives of millions of Americans in need of treatment and recovery service.  Today, we celebrate individuals who have achieved long-term recovery and acknowledge those working in the field who provide the treatment and recovery services.
The 2012 theme, “It’s Worth It!” highlights the physical, emotional, economic, and social benefits that health reform will bring to individuals, families, and communities.   Treatment and recovery improve our Community’s welfare and provide a renewed outlook on life for those who struggle with substance use disorders as well as helping their family and friends understand the disease.

To help achieve our goals of awareness and recovery, our 2012 Recovery Celebration will be the kickoff to the rebirth of an active and effective Recovery Advocacy Group; one that will focus on education, legislative awareness and community needs.  Our Recovery Celebration, held Thursday, September 6th, 3:00 pm at the Drug Education Council will feature a panel discussion of ~ where we have been, where we are today and where we are going in Recovery. The presentation of our Spirit of Recovery Awards will follow.  Please join us as we recognize those who have played such a crucial and positive role, serving as a true inspiration for those in recovery and those on the path to recovery.  For more information on the Recovery Advocacy Group, please contact Patricia Finkbohner, 650-0605.

September 4, 2012, Mayor Sam Jones and the Mobile City Council issued a proclamation recognizing the month of September 2012 as National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month.  Our Mobile County Commission issued a similar Proclamation,

For more information call Jean Downing, Drug Education Council, 478-7855

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

MCSO needs your help in identifying this man

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

On August  26, 2012 the Minute Mart located at 12600 Hyw 188 was robbed by the man seen in the video listed above.  The subject left the scene on foot with  beer, cigarettes  and approximately $100.00 in cash.  He was described as a black male with medium complexion, age 35 to 40, height 6’0 to 6’2, 190 to 210 pounds, short hair and goatee.  He was last seen wearing a brown t-shirt with white lettering across the back, khaki cargo style shorts, black tennis shoes, and white socks.  This subject also appears to have a small patch of gray hair on top of his head.  THE SUBJECT WAS ARMED WITH A LARGE (FULL SIZE) BLACK SEMI-AUTO HANDGUN OF UNKNOWN MANUFACTURE AND CALIBER.

If you know this person, or have any information about this crime, please contact THE MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE 574-8633.

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

MCSO needs your help in identifying a robbery suspect

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

At approximately 4:30 PM, today, August 27, The New Horizons Credit Union at 3385 Schillinger Road in Semmes was robbed.  The suspect is described as a black male wearing a black shirt, black pants, and a camouflage hat armed with a handgun.  The subject placed a bag on the counter and demanded cash.
The suspect was last seen in a gray Ford Taurus (no tag) with tinted windows occupied by an unknown driver.  The vehicle fled the scene traveling toward Eight Mile.
If you have any information about this crime, please contact THE MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE 574-8633
Lori Myles
Sheriff’s Assistant for Public Affairs
251-574-NEWS (6397)
lmyles@mobileso.com
   

HURRICANE EVACUATION AT METRO JAIL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Standard Operating Procedures for evacuation of MOBILE METRO JAIL during a Hurricane would be if it reaches a  CATEGORY 3.  However, If projected storm surge indicates HEAVY FLOODING with CATEGORY 1 OR CATEGORY 2, then we would utilize the evacuation plan as before listed.  We never disclose evacuation location due to security.

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

MCSO DOES UNDERAGE COMPLIANCE CHECKS, ALL 21 STORES IN COMPLIANCE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

On August 22, 2012 the Youth Investigations Unit worked jointly with the Alabama A.B.C. Agents in an attempt to locate businesses in Mobile County that were selling alcoholic beverages to underage minors.  In the operation a minor, certified through the Alabama Alcohol Beverage Control Board, was sent into twenty-one stores in an attempt to purchase alcoholic beverages. 

 

“We began the Underage Drinking Task Force over 11 years ago and we are seeing the fruits of our efforts,” says Sheriff Sam Cochran, “law enforcement, parents and the UDTF have assisted in changing social norms in our community and I believe because of those changes we have actually saved lives.”

 

 

 

The following twenty one stores complied with Alabama State Law and did not sell alcohol to the underage minor:

 

  1. M&D Laundry and Convenience, 7301 Bellingrath Rd. Theodore, Al.
  2. T-Boys BP, 9097 Bellingrath Rd. Theodore, AL.
  3. Chevron, 3565 Laurendine Rd. Theodore, Al.
  4. Fowl River Speedy Mart, 11200 Dauphin Island Pkwy. Theodore, Al.
  5. Port Stop/Citgo, 3210 Hwy. 188 Coden, Al.
  6. Cedar Point Pier, 18250 Dauphin Island Pkwy. Dauphin Island, Al.
  7. Chevron, 1000 Bienville Blvd. Dauphin Island, Al.
  8. Ship and Shore, 401 Lemoyne Dr. Dauphin Island, Al.
  9. Circle K, 1001 Desoto Ave. Dauphin Island, Al.
  10. Jemison’s Bait and Tackle, 168871 Dauphin Island Pkwy. Coden, AL.
  11. Donna’s Grocery, 8631 Hwy 188 Coden, Al.
  12. Coden Grocery, 8481 Hwy 188 Coden, Al
  13. Vien Dnog, 13875 Wintzell Ave. Bayou La Batre, AL.
  14. Value Express, 13845 Tapia Ave. Bayou La Batre, AL.
  15. Bayou Package Store, 13160 Wintzell Ave. Bayou La Batre, AL.
  16. Bayou La Batre Southern Comfort, 12993-E Wintzell Ave. Bayou La Batre, Al.
  17. Raceway, 12986 Wintzell Ave. Bayou La Batre, Al.
  18. Bayou BP, 12905 Wintzell Ave. Bayou La Batre, Al.
  19. Donna’s Grocery #2 10510 Padgett Switch Rd. Irvington, Al.
  20. Chevron / Irvington Food Mart, 9436 Irvington Bayou La Batre Hwy. Irvington, Al.
  21. Palmers Quick Stop, 8175 Hwy 90 Irvington, Al.
Lori Myles
Sheriff’s Assistant for Public Affairs
251-574-NEWS (6397)
lmyles@mobileso.com