Saturday, July 22, 2017

Suspect Captured After Subway Robbery




Release date: July 22, 2017

Incident: Armed Robbery 

Date/Time of report: July 22, 2017/ approximately 9:06AM

Location: Subway, 600 Russell Parkway



At approximately 9:06AM on Saturday, July 22, 2017 officers responded to Subway at 600 Russell Parkway in reference to an Armed Robbery. 

The suspect entered the restaurant, brandished a handgun and demanded money. He took an undisclosed amount of money and fled. No one was injured. 

A short time later officers located the suspect nearby and took him into custody. 

19 year old Jeremiah Rashawn Thornton was arrested and charged with Armed Robbery, possession of less than one ounce of Marijuana, and Possession of a Firearm during a Felony. 


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Officers Investigate Commercial Burglary



Release date: July 12, 2017

Incident: Commercial Burglary   

Date/Time of report: July12, 2017/ approximately 7:45AM

Location: Dollar General 1515 Russell Parkway 


At approximately 7:45 AM Wednesday officers responded to the Dollar General at 1515 Russell Parkway in reference to a burglary that had already occurred overnight. 

When officers arrived they found a large hole that had been cut in the building at the back of the store. At this time officers believe the suspect(s) gained entry to the store through the hole in the back of the building, took an undisclosed amount of money from inside the store, and fled the area.  

This case is still under investigation. Anyone with additional information should contact Det. Jeff Herb at 478-302-5380 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME. 


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Officers Investigate Fatal Traffic Accident




Release date: July 11, 2017

Incident: Accident with injuries  

Date/Time of incident: July10, 2017/ approximately 9:09PM

Location: Intersection of Watson Boulevard and N. Briarcliff Road


At approximately 9:09PM on Monday, July 10, 2017 officers responded to the intersection of Watson Boulevard and N. Briarcliff Road in reference to a motor vehicle collision with injuries. 

So far our investigation reveals a 2013 Smart Car driven by 50 year old Pamela Mobley Banks of Fort Valley was rear ended in the right west bound lane of Watson Boulevard at the intersection of N. Briarcliff Road by a 2006 Acura RSX driven by 51 year old Carole Ann Van Nostrand of Warner Robins. 

When the Smart Car was struck from behind it rolled forward, jumped the curb, struck a metal support pole and rolled over.  Ms. Banks was pronounced decreased at the scene. Ms. Van Nostrand was transported to Houston Medical Center. 

This incident is still under investigation. Anyone with additional information should contact Officer Tim Pippio with the Warner Robins Police Traffic Division at 478-293-1048. 


Friday, July 7, 2017

WRPD to Host Coffee with a Cop on July 12th



Release date: July 7, 2017
Event: Coffee with a Cop
Date/Time of Event: Wednesday, July 12, 2017/ 8-10AM
Location: Chick fil A 790 GA Hwy 96, Bonaire, GA

Warner Robins Police Department to host Coffee with a Cop on July 12
Program offers opportunity to meet local officers, discuss community issues


On Wednesday, July 12, 2017 from 8AM to 10AM officers with the Warner Robins Police Department will be available to meet with community members at Chick fil A located at 790 GA Highway 96 in Bonaire.

This event will be the third Coffee with a Cop for 2017.

The Warner Robins Police Department schedules a Coffee with a Cop event at different locations throughout the city in an effort to increase our transparency and community involvement.  

Coffee with a Cop is an informal event where residents can meet with our officers to discuss community issues, build relationships and drink coffee.

Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by the United States Department of Justice,
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Departments across the country are holding
events like this in an effort to make lasting connections with the communities they serve.

The program aims to advance the practice of community policing through improving
relationships between police officers and community members, one cup of coffee at a time.

Stay connected with the Warner Robins Police Department with the WRPD App. 


For more information please contact Public Information Officer, Jennifer Parson at (478) 302-5417. 

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Now Registering for Fall 2017 Citizen Police Academy


Now Registering for Fall 2017 Citizen Police Academy

The Warner Robins Police Department is now registering for the Fall 2017 Citizen Police Academy.  The Academy is a 12 week program that gives participants an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the responsibilities and challenges of the police profession.  

Participants will learn about several areas of law enforcement such as the hiring process, investigation divisions, SWAT team, use of force and firearms.  Participants to experience some of the training associated with police work and ride with patrol officers on duty.  Participants do not have to be a citizen of Warner Robins to be in Citizen Police Academy.  Must be 18 yrs. of age or older. 

The Academy will be on Thursday evenings from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. beginning 17th August and continue through 2nd November.  The Warner Robins Police Department Training Center located at 212 Stalnaker Avenue, Warner Robins will host the event.  The classes are free for the participant.  


Applications can be found on our website at  www.wrpolice.org or by Contacting Lt. Jeff McCommon 478-293-1055 or jmccommon@wrga.gov

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Officers Investigate Aggravated Assault



Release date: July 4, 2017

Incident: Aggravated Assault 

Date/Time of incident: July 3, 2017/approximately 10:54PM

Location: 912 Russell Parkway 


At approximately 10:54PM on Monday, July 3, 2017 officers responded to 912 Russell Parkway in reference to an Aggravated Assault. 

A few men were working on the building when they went outside and were approached by a black man who pointed a gun and demanded money. An undisclosed amount of money was taken. One man sustained at least one gunshot to his hand and the other man sustained a graze wound. At this time both injuries appear to be non life threatening. 

The suspect fled the area. 

The incident is still under investigation. Anyone with additional information should contact Det. Herb at 478-302-5380 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME. 


Thursday, June 29, 2017

Things to Know for the 2017 WR Independence Day Celebration




The city of Warner Robins' Independence Day Celebration will be Friday, June 30, 2017. The event will be in the parking lot of McConnell Talbert Stadium so please plan accordingly. 

Please be advised that Demon Valley Drive will be closed beginning at noon until after the event. Demon Valley Drive will be open for pedestrian traffic ONLY, you will not be able to drive or park on the road. 

There are 10 designated parking areas:
-Union Grove Baptist Church Field
-C.B. Watson School (Handicap/VIP ONLY) There are limited Handicap spaces for the event, please arrive early to secure your parking space. VIP must have a valid pass to gain access to the VIP lot
-Warner Robins High School (Pickup/Drop off ONLY)
-Pearl Stephens School Area
-Rumble Academy
-Sacred Heart Catholic Church Complex
-Robins Federal Credit Union 
-Middle Georgia State University
-Commercial Circle Area
-City of Warner Robins Municipal Complex


Venue Gates open at 6PM for public entry:
-MLK Blvd
-S. Davis Dr. Pedestrian Bridge
-S. Davis Dr. gate

Concert begins at approximately 8PM
Fireworks begin at approximately 10PM

South Davis Drive between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Demon Valley Drive will be closed at approximately 10PM during the fireworks.  

Those in the venue or near the venue at the time of the fireworks should be aware that their will be a brief safety check of the fireworks canisters immediately following the fireworks show. Please be patient as we wait for safety clearance for the safety and security of you and your family. Once the fireworks area has been thoroughly checked the venue gates and South Davis Drive will be open to exit the venue. For your safety please do not walk in the street, but instead remain on the sidewalk. There will be heavy pedestrian and vehicular traffic in the area. 

In order to make sure everyone leaves the venue safely and quickly Warner Robins Police Officers will be directing traffic. Please be mindful that there is a traffic plan in place and an officer will direct you to the most efficient path of travel for everyone involved. 

You CANNOT bring these items into the venue:
-drones
-glass bottles
-firearms
-alcohol
-rolling coolers
-hard-sided coolers
-pets
-outside food and drink
-large umbrellas
-tents

You CAN bring these items into the venue:
-small, soft-sided coolers with sealed drinks inside 
-lawn chairs
-diaper bags
-small coolers for medical purposes such as insulin or baby formula

**For your safety, ALL items will be searched and persons are subject to search.**