Monday, December 11, 2017

WRPD Starts On-Call List to Serve Those in Need


Release date: December 11, 2017
Incident: Panhandling Ordinance Notification 


Members of Warner Robins city council have implemented a new city ordinance to curb the number of panhandlers in our town. Recently our agency has noticed excessive, aggressive forms of panhandling. This city ordinance is not intended to impede one’s first amendment rights, however it is being implemented to protect our community’s security, privacy and freedom of movement of both residents and visitors. 

The ordinance defines “Aggressive begging, panhandling, or solicitation” as:

  • Confronting someone in a way that would cause a reasonable person to fear bodily harm. 

  • Accosting an individual by approaching or speaking to the individual or individuals in such a manner as would cause a reasonable person to fear imminent bodily armor the commission of a criminal act upon his or her person, or upon property in his or her immediate possession. 

  • Touching someone without his or her consent. 

  • Using obscene or abusive language toward someone while attempting to panhandle or solicit him or her.

To ensure that our community members that are truly in need receive the help they need we are asking representatives from local organizations that have the means to serve including 
nonprofits, churches, food banks, shelters, etc. to contact us in regards to being added to an 
on-call list. 

Our hope is that our on-call list will serve as a source of aid to those truly in need. To be added to our Serving the Community on-call list please contact Public Information Officer, Jennifer Parson at (478) 302-5417 or by email at jparson@wrga.gov. Please provide at least one 

representative’s name, organization and contact information. 

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Officers Investigate Homicide on Villa North Court



 Release date: December 10, 2017

Incident: Homicide 

Date/Time: December 9, 2017/ approximately 8:49AM

Location: Villa North Court 


UPDATE:  Officers are investigating a Homicide at a residence on Villa North Court. The victim was identified as 55 year old Elliot Mizell. To protect the integrity of our ongoing investigation additional details will not be released at this time.

At approximately 8:49AM on December 9, 2017 officers responded to a possible Homicide at a residence on Villa North Court.

At this time very limited details are available. The investigation is ongoing and our agency will release additional details when it becomes available. 

Anyone with additional information should contact Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68-CRIME.



Wednesday, December 6, 2017

CANCELLED: Red Cross to Visit WR to Install Smoke Alarms, Teach Fire Safety


This event has been cancelled due to hazardous weather conditions, they plan to reschedule for sometime in the new year. 


American Red Cross Central Midwest Georgia 346 Corder Road
Warner Robins, GA 31088
www.redcross.org


Contact: Rodney Miller Disaster Program Manager Telephone: (478) 743-8671 
Red Cross to Visit Warner Robins, GA To Install Smoke Alarms, Teach People Fire Safety

Nationwide campaign aims to reduce the number of home fire deaths, injuries

Warner Robins, GA, November 29, 2017 The American Red Cross, Central Midwest Georgia Chapter, will be visiting the Warner Robins Community in Houston County as part of its Home Fire Preparedness Campaign to install free smoke alarms where needed and teach people how to be prepared for home fires. Seven times a day someone in this country dies in a home fire. Countless others suffer injuries. To combat these tragic statistics, the Red Cross has launched a nationwide campaign to reduce the number of deaths and injuries due to home fires by 25 percent over the next five years.
The Home Fire Preparedness Campaign is happening all over the country and involves Red Cross workers joining with local fire departments and community groups to visit neighborhoods at high risk for fires. Those visits include educating people about fire safety through door-to-door visits and installation of smoke alarms in some of these neighborhoods. The Red Cross will be going through the Warner Robins community on December 9 starting at 9:00 a.m. to install smoke alarms in homes that need them and teach people about what to do now in case a fire breaks out in their home. Joining the Red Cross will be the City of Warner Robins Fire Department and other partners. Volunteers are still needed to support the campaign. No experience is necessary and training will take place the morning of the event at 9am. Anyone interested in volunteering can contact Rodney Miller, Disaster Program Manager, at 478-743- 8671 or Rodney.Miller@redcross.org.
Installing smoke alarms cuts the risk of someone dying from a home fire in half, so we’re joining with groups from across our community to install smoke alarms,” said Rodney Miller, Disaster Program Manager, Central Midwest GA Chapter. We also will be teaching people how to be safe from home fire.”
Simple Steps to Save Lives
The Red Cross is asking everyone to take two simple steps that can save lives: check their existing smoke alarms and practice fire drills at home. There are several things families and individuals can do to increase their chances of surviving a fire:
  • If someone doesn’t have smoke alarms, install them. At a minimum, put one on every level of the home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas. Local building codes vary and there may be additional requirements where someone lives.
  • If someone does have alarms, test them today. If they don’t work, replace them.
  • Make sure that everyone in the family knows how to get out of every room and how to get out of
    the home in less than two minutes.
  • Practice that plan. What’s the household’s escape time?
    The Red Cross responds to nearly 70,000 disasters each year in the United States and the vast majority of those are home fires. You can help people affected by disasters like home fires and countless other crises by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Visit redcross.org, call 1- 800-REDCROSS or text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
    About the American Red Cross:
    The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies
about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Officers Investigate Family Dollar Armed Robbery


Release date: December 3, 2017

Incident: Armed Robbery 

Date/Time: December 3, 2017/ approximately 7:07PM

Location: Family Dollar 500 Elberta Road


At approximately 7:07 PM officers responded to an Armed Robbery at the Family Dollar at 500 Elberta Rd. 

The suspect, described as a black male, entered the store armed with a handgun, demanded money and fled. No one was injured. 


The case is still under investigation anyone with additional information should contact Det. Carder Gravitt at 478-302-5380 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68-CRIME.


Friday, December 1, 2017

Join us for the last Coffee with a Cop of 2017



Release date: December 1, 2017
Event: Coffee with a Cop 
Date/Time of Event: Wednesday, December 6, 2017/ 8-10AM
Location: Starbucks 2729 Watson Boulevard

Warner Robins Police Department to host last Coffee with a Cop of 2017 

On Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 8AM to 10AM officers with the Warner Robins Police Department will be available to meet with community members at Starbucks at 2729 Watson Boulevard. 

The Warner Robins Police Department schedules several Coffee with a Cop events during the year 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. 

Thursday, November 30, 2017

WR Christmas Parade Road Closures



Release date: November 30, 2017
Event: Warner Robins Christmas Parade Road Closures
Date/time: Saturday, December 2, 2017 9:30AM-12PM
Location: Watson Boulevard, South Davis Drive, and Houston Road

The Warner Robins Police Department will provide traffic management and route security for the 2017 Warner Robins Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 2, 2017. 

The parade will start at the McConnell-Talbert 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 9:30AM Davis Drive and Watson Boulevard to Pleasant Hill Road will be shut down. 

Watson Boulevard from Pleasant Hill Road to North Houston Road to Green Street will close at 9:45AM.

The parade begins at 10AM.


Detour locations:

There are several medical offices on Houston Road that will remain open during the parade and can be accessed using James Street. 

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. 

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 9:30AM and 

noon.***

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Operation Safe Streets Kick-off



Release date: November 29, 2017
Event: Operation Safe Streets Kick-off

To kick off the Middle Georgia Traffic Enforcement Network’s Zero Tolerance campaign, the Warner Robins Police Department will be focusing on motorists who run red traffic signals the week of December 3, 2017.

Our hope is to decrease the amount of red light runners in the main thoroughfares of our city. 

Following our traffic signal initiative, the Warner Robins Police Department will be out in full force Friday, December 8, 2017 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 Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, 1,430 people died on Georgia’s roads in 2015, 266 more than the year before, an increase of 22.8%.