Monday, November 20, 2017

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday Safety Tips

(Courtesy of the Dallas Police Department)
The 2017 holiday season is upon us.  As we focus on family and great food, we want to give you a quick reminder to stay safe while you are out shopping for the holidays. The National Crime Prevention Council has great tips to help you shop safely while getting those great holiday bargains on Black Friday. Here are some savvy safety tips to remember:
Shopping in Stores
  • Do not buy more than you can carry.  Plan ahead by taking a friend with you or asking a store employee to help you carry your packages to the car.
  • Save all receipts.  Print and save all confirmations from your online purchases. Start a file folder to keep all receipts together and to help you verify credit card or bank statements as they come in.
  • Don’t flash the cash. Consider alternate options to pay for your merchandise, such as onetime or multi-use disposable credit cards or money orders, including at online stores.
  • Wait until asked by a cashier before taking out your credit card or checkbook. An enterprising thief would love to shoulder surf to get your account information.
  • Deter pickpockets.  Carry your purse close to your body or your wallet inside a coat or front trouser pocket.
  • Have your keys in hand when approaching your vehicle. Check the back seat and around the car before getting in.
  • Tell a security guard or store employee if you see an unattended bag or package. 
  • Do not leave packages visible in your car. Lock them in the trunk, or if possible, take them directly home.
Shopping With Small Children
  • If you are shopping with children, make a plan in case you are separated from each other.
  • Select a central meeting place.
  • Teach them to know they can ask store personnel or store security/police officer if they need help.
  • Have them memorize or keep your cell phone number handy.
Shopping Online
  • Before surfing the Internet, secure your personal computers by updating your security software. Everyone’s computer should have anti-virus, anti-spyware and anti-spam software, as well as a good firewall installed.
  • Keep your personal information private and your password secure. Do not respond to requests to “verify” your password or credit card information unless you initiated the contact. Legitimate businesses will not contact you in this manner.
  • Beware of “bargains” from companies with whom you are unfamiliar — if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!
  • Use secure websites for purchases. Look for the icon of a locked padlock at the bottom of the screen or “https” in the URL address.
  • Shop with companies you know and trust. Check for background information if you plan to buy from a new or unfamiliar company.
  • To avoid purchasing counterfeit products, carefully examine the products you want to buy for signs of missing information (manufacturing information, warranty, product codes, etc.), broken or missing safety seals, different or incomplete packaging, and subtle or obvious changes to a company logo.

To find more useful shopping tips and personal safety information, visit the National Crime Prevention Council’s website.
Don't forget to maintain your holiday spirit and be kind to one another. Remember the reason for the season!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

WRPD Captures Suspect in String of Armed Robberies

Release date: November 15, 2017
Incident: Captured Armed Robbery Suspect 

Officers with the Warner Robins Police Department arrested 26 year old Abyrlle Travonte Seal for a string of Armed Robberies.

Abyrlle Travonte Seal is charged with: 

  • Armed Robbery and Aggravated Assault in the incident that occurred on October 24, 2017 at approximately 12:30AM at the Wingate by Wyndham at 4031 Watson Boulevard. 

  • Two counts of Kidnapping, one count of Armed Robbery, two counts of Aggravated Assault in the incident that occurred on October 24, 2017 at approximately 10:10PM at the Dollar General at 2451 Watson Boulevard. 

  • Armed Robbery and Aggravated Assault in the incident that occurred on October 31, 2017 at approximately 7:58AM at the Ramada Inn at 2024 Watson Boulevard. 

  • Armed Robbery, two counts of Kidnapping, and two counts of Aggravated Assault in the incident that occurred on November 10, 2017 at approximately 10:26PM at the Dollar General at 640 Dunbar Road. 

  • Criminal Attempt to Commit Armed Robbery, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime in the incident that occurred on November 13, 2017 at approximately 10:40PM at the Dollar General at 1515 Russell Parkway. 

Additional charges are possible. 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

WRPD Arrests, Charges Burglary Suspect

Release date: November 14, 2017
Incident: Burglary 
Date/Time of Incident: November 14, 2017/ approximately 12:05PM 
Location: 1300 block of Laura Avenue  
At approximately 12:05PM on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 officers responded to a Burglary in Progress at a residence on the 1300 block of Laura Avenue. 

When officers arrived the suspect hid in the attic of the residence. Officers were able to apprehend the suspect and take him into custody. 

18 year old Kendrick Juan Govner Smith was arrested and charged with Burglary, Criminal Damage to Property, Interference with Government Property, Obstruction and Criminal Trespassing. 

Smith was charged with Interference with Governmental Administration because he kicked out the window in the prisoner transport vehicle. 

Detective Paul Peck is assigned to the case. 

Update on Cry Wolf False Alarm Program

Release date: November 14, 2017 

Re: Cry Wolf Alarm Solutions Update 

The city of Warner Robins and the Warner Robins Police Department have implemented a new program to reduce the number of false alarm calls within the city. This program is in compliance with the city’s alarm ordinance and requires business and residential alarm owners to register their alarm systems. 

You can register your alarm systems by calling 855-905-0606.

The city of Warner Robins has entered into a contract with the Public Safety Corporation. As of October 1, 2017 Commercial Properties are required to register their alarms with the Public Safety Corporation. Those that incur a false alarm that are not registered will receive a $100 fine. If your alarm is registered your first false alarm is waived. 

Those with residential alarms must register by the beginning of 2018. 

Thursday, November 2, 2017

WRPD Assists U.S. Marshals

Release date: November 2, 2017
Incident: U.S. Marshals Service Incident
Date/Time of Incident: November 2, 2017/ approximately 7:30AM
Location: In the area of Russell Pkwy, Houston Lake Rd., Feagin Mill Rd., and Lake Joy Rd. 
At approximately 7:30AM Warner Robins Police Officers responded to the area of Feagin Mill Road and Lake Joy Road in reference to assisting the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional  Fugitive Task Force. 

Prior to the assist the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force went to a residence on Elaine Drive to serve a felony warrant. While on scene they observed a person, matching the description of the suspect, get into a white SUV and flee. The Marshals begin pursuing the vehicle. That pursuit led them from Elaine Drive to Russell Parkway, south on Houston Lake Road, west on Feagin Mill Road and down Lake Joy Road. 

Deputies from the Houston County Sheriff’s Office and officers from the Warner Robins Police Department responded to assist, however were not a part of the pursuit. 

Several schools in the area were placed on a brief code yellow. 

The suspect was not apprehended and is described as 32 year old Angel Daniel Feliciano. He is a hispanic male, approximately 5’8” and 185lbs. He is wanted in connection with a carjacking that occurred in the area of Woodcrest Apartments on October 23, 2017. 

23 year old Curtis Lane Croft and 27 year old Michael Gray Bonamo have already been arrested and charged with Carjacking and Aggravated Assault in the same incident. 

If anyone knows Angel Daniel Feliciano’s whereabouts please contact Det. Carder Gravitt at 478-302-5380 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME. 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Do you recognize his woman?

Do you recognize this woman? She's wanted in connection with a stolen identity case. If you know who she is please contact Det. Gravitt at 478-302-5380 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.