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Search of Residence Leads to Meth Arrest on 23 July 2014, 14.24 by Staff in News
Search of Residence Leads to Meth Arrest
On July 22, 2014, members the Walton County Sheriff’s Office assisted State Probation Officers on an administrative search of 351 Four Mile Road, Freeport.  The resident, Lawrence Aucoin, 35, who was present at...
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Marijuana Plants Seized in Marengo County on 23 July 2014, 14.22 by Staff in News
Marijuana Plants Seized in Marengo County
While exploring a wooded area in the southeastern corner of Marengo County this morning, Agents of the Alabama Alcohol Beverage Control Board found and destroyed several marijuana plants. A subsequent search of a ne...
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Former Public Defender Charged for Racketeering on 23 July 2014, 14.20 by Staff in News
Former Public Defender Charged for Racketeering
The Walton County Sheriff’s Office served a felony warrant for Racketeering issued by the State Attorney’s Office on former Public Defender, Leonard Andrew Platteborze, 62, last night around 6 pm.  Charges st...
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Covington County Media & Jail Report 07 22 on 23 July 2014, 13.28 by Staff in News
Covington County Media & Jail Report 07 22
Covington CountyMedia ReportTuesday 07 2286 Total Calls14 Medical Emergency27 Police Calls3 Fire CallsCovington County Jail ReportTuesday 07 22Booked In: 5Released:  4Total in Custody: 218Covington County&nbs...
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ABC Agents Seize, Destroy Marijuana Plants in Bullock County on 22 July 2014, 09.06 by Staff in News
ABC Agents Seize, Destroy Marijuana Plants in Bullock County
Agents of the Alabama Alcohol Beverage Control Board late last week discovered numerous marijuana plants growing in a rural portion of east Bullock County. The agents were checking an area where cannabis plants had ...
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Covington County Media & Jail Report 07 21 on 22 July 2014, 08.44 by Staff in News
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Covington CountyMedia ReportMonday 07 21101 Total Calls20 Medical Emergency48 Police Calls2 Fire CallsCovington County Jail ReportMonday 07 21Booked In: 5Released:  9Total in Custody: 217Covington County ...
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Covington County Media & Jail Report 07 18 through 07 20 on 22 July 2014, 08.13 by Staff in News
Covington County Media & Jail Report 07 18 through 07 20
Covington CountyMedia ReportFriday 07 1888 Total Calls12 Medical Emergency45 Police Calls1 Fire CallsSaturday 07 1984 Total Calls15 Medical Emergency40 Police Calls1 Fire CallsSunday 07 2064 Total Calls14 Medical ...
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Covington County Media & Jail Report 07 17 on 18 July 2014, 16.41 by Staff in News
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Covington CountyMedia ReportThursday 07 1776 Total Calls37 Medical Emergency6 Police Calls1 Fire CallsCovington County Jail ReportThursday 07 17Booked In: 5Released:  9Total in Custody: 218Covington County&nb...
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Crafty Deputy Outsmarts a Would-be Thief on 17 July 2014, 08.12 by Staff in News
Crafty Deputy Outsmarts a Would-be Thief
The WCSO is praising one of its own deputies for thinking “outside the box” and finding a way to prevent one of our citizens from no longer being victimized.  On July 11th, Deputy Brian Cokonougher, obtained ...
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Covington County Media & Jail Report 07 16 on 17 July 2014, 08.00 by Staff in News
Covington County Media & Jail Report 07 16
Covington CountyMedia ReportWednesday 07 1698 Total Calls17 Medical Emergency32 Police Calls1 Fire CallsCovington County Jail ReportWednesday 07 16Booked In: 13Released:  8Total in Custody: 223Covington Count...
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Covington County Media & Jail Report 07 15 on 16 July 2014, 13.29 by Staff in News
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Covington CountyMedia ReportTuesday 07 1577 Total Calls14 Medical Emergency37 Police Calls0 Fire CallsCovington County Jail ReportTuesday 07 15Booked In: 1Released:  5Total in Custody: 218Covington County&nbs...
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Covington County Media & Jail Report 07 14 on 15 July 2014, 12.28 by Staff in News
Covington County Media & Jail Report 07 14
Covington CountyMedia ReportMonday 07 1465 Total Calls15 Medical Emergency20 Police Calls0 Fire CallsCovington County Jail ReportMonday 07 14Booked In: 6Released:  12Total in Custody: 222Covington County ...
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Covington County Media & Jail Report 07 11 through 07 13 on 15 July 2014, 12.12 by Staff in News
Covington County Media & Jail Report 07 11 through 07 13
Covington CountyMedia ReportFriday 07 1186 Total Calls14 Medical Emergency31 Police Calls0 Fire CallsSaturday 07 1279 Total Calls12 Medical Emergency43 Police Calls3 Fire CallsSunday 07 1356 Total Calls6 Medical E...
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Covington County Media & Jail Report 07 10 on 11 July 2014, 17.16 by Staff in News
Covington County Media & Jail Report 07 10
Covington CountyMedia ReportThursday 07 1082 Total Calls17 Medical Emergency43 Police Calls1 Fire CallsCovington County Jail ReportThursday 07 10Booked In: 7Released:  5Total in Custody: 220Covington County&n...
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Covington County Media & Jail Report 07 09 on 10 July 2014, 07.39 by Staff in News
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Covington CountyMedia ReportWednesday 07 0989 Total Calls18 Medical Emergency42 Police Calls1 Fire CallsCovington County Jail ReportWednesday 07 09Booked In: 8Released:  7Total in Custody: 218Covington County...
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Covington County Media & Jail Report 07 08 on 09 July 2014, 12.30 by Staff in News
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Covington CountyMedia ReportTuesday 07 0896 Total Calls17 Medical Emergency35 Police Calls4 Fire CallsCovington County Jail ReportTuesday 07 08Booked In: 10Released:  10Total in Custody: 217Covington County&n...
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Covington County Media & Jail Report 07 04 through 07 07 on 08 July 2014, 11.23 by Staff in News
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Covington CountyMedia ReportThursday 07 0388 Total Calls11 Medical Emergency37 Police Calls2 Fire CallsFriday 07 0487 Total Calls16 Medical Emergency42 Police Calls1 Fire CallsSaturday 07 0592 Total Calls21 Medica...
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Covington County Media & Jail Report 07 02 on 03 July 2014, 07.53 by Staff in News
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Covington CountyMedia ReportWednesday 07 0288 Total Calls17 Medical Emergency40 Police Calls0 Fire CallsCovington County Jail ReportWednesday 07 02Booked In: 8Released:  14Total in Custody: 211Covington Count...
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Covington County Media & Jail Report 07 01 on 02 July 2014, 12.05 by Staff in News
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Covington CountyMedia ReportTuesday 07 0187 Total Calls19 Medical Emergency34 Police Calls2 Fire CallsCovington County Jail ReportTuesday 07 01Booked In: 6Released:  6Total in Custody: 217Covington County&nbs...
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Covington County Media & Jail Report 06 30 on 02 July 2014, 12.00 by Staff in News
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Covington CountyMedia ReportMonday 06 3062 Total Calls12 Medical Emergency22 Police Calls1 Fire CallsCovington County Jail ReportMonday 06 30Booked In: 4Released:  9Total in Custody:217Covington County J...
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  • Staff Search of Residence Leads to Meth Arrest Written by Staff

    Search of Residence Leads to Meth Arrest

    On July 22, 2014, members the Walton County Sheriff’s Office assisted State Probation Officers on an administrative search of 351 Four Mile Road, Freeport.  The resident, Lawrence Aucoin, 35, who was present at the time of the search, was found to be in direct vicinity of used “shake and bake” cook vessels.  The Walton County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Unit secured a probable cause search warrant for the residence due to the findings of the State Probation Officers.  After the execution of the search warrant, the Vice/Narcotics Unit located muriatic acid, Coleman fuel, lighter fluid, cut lithium batteries and coffee filters in the area where the cook vessels were located previously.

    Lawrence Aucion was arrested and charged with Manufacturing of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.






    Written on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 14:24 in News
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  • Staff Marijuana Plants Seized in Marengo County Written by Staff

    Marijuana Plants Seized in Marengo County

    While exploring a wooded area in the southeastern corner of Marengo County this morning, Agents of the Alabama Alcohol Beverage Control Board found and destroyed several marijuana plants. A subsequent search of a nearby residence turned up additional cannabis. That too was confiscated. 

    ABC Agents were conducting a rural woodland operation near the Vineland Community when they encountered a suspect. Seven marijuana plants were growing nearby. After initial questioning, the suspect agreed to allow the Agents to search his home. An additional 142 grams of marijuana, already packaged for sale, was found and seized. The plants are valued at $2,000 each. The packaged cannabis is estimated to be worth about $1,500. An arrest and formal charges are pending further investigation.

    The agents are part of the ABC Board’s Moonshine Task Force that investigates tips, develops leads, and are skilled in tracking and following trails that are often associated with this type of illegal operation.  Agents are responsible for enforcing laws dealing with alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs.

    Anyone with any information about this case or any other illegal activity is encouraged to call the ABC Board Hotline at 1-800-327-7341. Cash awards are available for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.






    Written on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 14:22 in News
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  • Staff Former Public Defender Charged for Racketeering Written by Staff

    Former Public Defender Charged for Racketeering

    The Walton County Sheriff’s Office served a felony warrant for Racketeering issued by the State Attorney’s Office on former Public Defender, Leonard Andrew Platteborze, 62, last night around 6 pm.  Charges stem from the June 16th, 2014, search warrants that started Operation Avalanche.  Platteborze was booked into the Walton County Jail on $10,000 bond.

    Investigations are on-going and more information will be released once available.






    Written on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 14:20 in News
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  • Staff ABC Agents Seize, Destroy Marijuana Plants in Bullock County Written by Staff

    ABC Agents Seize, Destroy Marijuana Plants in Bullock County

    Agents of the Alabama Alcohol Beverage Control Board late last week discovered numerous marijuana plants growing in a rural portion of east Bullock County. The agents were checking an area where cannabis plants had been grown previously.

    The search took place last Thursday, July 17, in a wooded area along Bullock County Road 18. The rustic county road connects Bullock County Roads 61 and 35, and is located about 10 miles southeast of Union Springs. Agents found ten marijuana plants growing on the edge of the woods, next to a field that had been cleared recently. Agents had reason to believe that dope farmers would return to the area because the field had been used to grow marijuana in the past. The plants had an estimated street value of $2,000 each.

    The agents are part of the ABC Board’s Moonshine Task Force that investigates tips, develops leads, and are skilled in tracking and following trails that are often associated with this type of illegal operation.  Agents are responsible for enforcing laws dealing with alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs.

    Anyone with any information about this case or any other illegal activity is encouraged to call the ABC Board Hotline at 1-800-327-7341. Cash awards are available for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.






    Written on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 09:06 in News
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  • Staff Crafty Deputy Outsmarts a Would-be Thief Written by Staff

    Crafty Deputy Outsmarts a Would-be Thief

    The WCSO is praising one of its own deputies for thinking “outside the box” and finding a way to prevent one of our citizens from no longer being victimized.  On July 11th, Deputy Brian Cokonougher, obtained consent from the victim to count, photograph and document her prescription medication.  The victim believed her bookkeeper, Amy Zagorsky, had been stealing small amounts of her medication for about a month while Zagorsky was in the home, conducting accounting services for her business.  Prior to Zagorsky arriving at the victim’s residence, Deputy Cokonougher parked his patrol vehicle away from residence and hid inside another room in the home while Zagorsky began her duties.  Zagorsky entered the restroom where the medication was located, shortly thereafter, Deputy Cokonougher entered the restroom and confirmed the medication was in fact stolen.  Deputy Cokonougher confronted Zagorsky, regarding the missing medication and she admitted to stealing the medication and turned it over to “crafty” Deputy Cokonougher. 

    Amy Lyn Zagorsky, 39, of 7210 Antoinette Circle, Navarre, was arrested for theft of a controlled substance.






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  • Staff Search for Missing/Runaway Juvenile Written by Staff

    Search for Missing/Runaway Juvenile

     

    The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Johnny Kirk, 15, of Freeport, FL.  Kirk was last seen by his mother boarding a school bus around 6 am on April 16th.  Kirk is 5’1, weighs 106 lbs and has blonde hair and blue eyes.  Kirk was last seen wearing a Freeport High School t-shirt, blue jeans, a black jacket and blue/white tennis shoes.  Anyone with information on Johnny Kirk is asked to please contact Investigator Rome Garrett at the Walton County Sheriff’s Office at 850.892.8111.   






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  • Staff ‘Go Build Alabama’ visits LBWCC Written by Staff

    ‘Go Build Alabama’ visits LBWCC


    LBW Community College in Opp recently welcomed Jason Phelps, executive director of Alabama Construction Recruitment Institute (ACRI) on a stop for the statewide “Go Build Alabama” campaign addressing the shortage of skilled workers.


    ACRI was created by the Alabama legislature at the request of the commercial and industrial construction industry to address the predicted shortage of skilled workers in the state in nearly all skilled trades. To address the shortage, ACRI created the “Go Build Alabama” campaign consisting of a full scale comprehensive marketing program and an advisory team that includes educators and industry professionals.

    “For every four people that leave the trades, only one new person enters,” said Phelps. “In production occupations in Alabama, 5,500 jobs are open each year. Through education and training, adding in a little experience, students can become skilled tradesmen.”

    The ACRI team will take the “Go Build Alabama” message of “learn a skill, master a trade,” throughout the state to educate people on how to redefine their idea of success, and recruit men and women who are willing to learn a skill that will offer big opportunities in their futures.

    “The idea is to learn ways to apply the skills learned in areas such as welding and electronics, and put them to work across the construction industry.”

    Students in LBWCC’s programs in air conditioning and refrigeration program, welding, and industrial electronics attended the presentation. They learned about the upcoming Go Build Alabama mobile application, and how it will be a work history at their fingertips by allowing them to store certifications and employment history for completing employment applications on the go.

    For more information, visit www.lbwcc.edu, or call (334) 222-6591.


     






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