Thursday, December 8, 2016

PD Announces Operation Safe Streets 2016


Release date: December 8, 2016
Event: Operation Safe Streets
Date/Time: Friday, December 9, 2016 7PM-4AM


To kick off the Middle Georgia Traffic Enforcement Network’s Zero Tolerance campaign, the Warner Robins Police Department will be out in full force Friday, December 9, 2016 in an effort to deter and reduce the number of impaired drivers. It’s an initiative the department has deemed Operation Safe Streets. 

We will have several safety checkpoints set up in town, as well as officers stationed around each check point. 

Our efforts are in connection with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety’s push to make the streets safer this holiday season. According to the Georgia Department of Transportation, 1,427 people died on Georgia’s roads in 2015, 257 more than the year before, an increase of 22%. 


For more information on Operation Safe Streets please contact Public Information Officer, Jennifer Parson at (478) 302-5417 or by email at jparson@wrga.gov

Monday, December 5, 2016

Police Identify Pedestrian Killed on N. Davis Drive

Release date: December 5, 2016
Incident: Pedestrian Fatality 
Date/Time of incident: December 2, 2016/ approximately 6:46PM

UPDATE:
The pedestrian has been identified as 64 year old Lorenzo Law. Our investigation has determined Mr. Law was crossing North Davis Drive from east to west when he was struck by 
a 1996 Lincoln Town Car driven by 47 year old Jimmy Lewis Brantley.

Mr. Brantley was traveling North in the left lane of traffic. The Lincoln town car struck Mr. Law and as a result he came to rest in the left southbound lane where he was struck again by a 2001 Acura 3.2TL, driven by 27 year old Quartez Allen. 

Mr. Law was not in a crosswalk at the time he was struck, and was pronounced deceased by EMS on scene.  

At this time no one has been charged, and this incident is still under investigation by the Warner Robins Police Traffic Unit. 

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Previous News Release: 
At approximately 6:46PM officers responded to a call regarding a pedestrian versus a vehicle on North Davis Drive between King and Melvin. 

At this time the victim appears to be a male in his 60's, and has been tentatively identified. His name will be released after a positive identification has been made and next of kin has been notified. 

The victim was struck by at least two vehicles, both drivers have been identified. The Warner Robins Traffic Unit is still investigating and conducting interviews.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Pedestrian Struck on North Davis Drive




Pedestrian Struck and Killed on North Davis Drive 

At approximately 6:46PM on Friday, December 2, 2016 officers responded to a call regarding a pedestrian versus a vehicle on North Davis Drive between King and Melvin. 

At this time the victim appears to be a male in his 60's, and has been tentatively identified. His name will be released after a positive identification has been made and next of kin has been notified. 

The victim was struck by at least two vehicles, both drivers have been identified. The Warner Robins Traffic Unit is still investigating and conducting interviews.

20 Year Old Killed on Tracks by Passing Train

20 year old D'Marea Pritchett was on the train tracks when he was struck and killed by a Norfolk Southern train. 

At approximately 2:40AM officers responded to a call in reference to a man that was hit by a train at Armed Forces Boulevard and Martin Luther King Boulevard. 

At this time we do not know why Mr. Pritchett was on the railroad tracks. The Warner Robins Police Traffic Unit continues to investigate this incident. 

School Bus Involved in Traffic Accident


Two people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries following a traffic accident involving a school bus. 

At approximately 8AM Friday, December 2, 2016 officers responded to a traffic accident involving a school bus at the intersection of Oliver Drive and Burns Drive. 

45 year old Eben Hatch was driving a Houston County school bus when it entered the intersection and was struck by a Toyota Corolla driven by 24 year old Lauren Cunrod. 

The bus was carrying students from Russell Elementary School. 

The driver of the Toyota Corolla, Lauren Cunrod and a female student that was a passenger on the school bus were transported to the Houston Medical Center with minor injuries. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

WR Christmas Parade Road Closures


The Warner Robins Police Department will provide traffic management and route security for the 2016 Warner Robins Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 3, 2016. 




The parade route is reversed this year, here's what you need to know. 

The parade will begin at Mcconnell-Halbert Stadium at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and South Davis Drive and conclude between the Houston health Pavilion (Old Houston Mall) on North Houston Road and Green Street. 

To ensure the safety of the route, roads will be closed and detours will be in place. 

Starting at 9AM South Davis Drive will be closed from MLK to Watson Boulevard. Watson Boulevard from Davis Drive to Corder Road and North Houston Road to Green Street will close at 9:45AM. 

The parade begins at 10AM. 

DETOUR LOCATIONS:

Eastbound traffic on Watson Boulevard will be diverted to Corder Road. Westbound traffic on Watson Boulevard will be rerouted to Commercial Circle and then to North Davis Drive. 

In case of an emergency those needing to reach the Houston Medical Center can take Corder Road to Sunset or Russell Parkway to Pleasant Hill to Sunset. 

Officers will be stationed along the route to provide assistance. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
**The Rear of the Houston Medical Pavilion will be for parade pick up ONLY.**
**Vehicles will NOT be allowed access to the parade route during the hours of 9AM and noon.**

**The use of drones or horses are prohibited along the parade route.**

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Sgt. Gossman Tells Us How to Avoid Phone Scams

Over the past few months we've received several reports of phone scams in our area. We sat down with Crime Analyst Sgt. Eric Gossman to find out what you should look out for.