Tuesday, April 25, 2017

WRPD Search for Missing Juveniles

Release date: April 25, 2017

Incident: Missing Juveniles

Date/Time of incident: April 25, 2017/ approximately 5:30PM

Location: The area around Todd Circle

The Warner Robins Police Department needs your help locating 11 year old Azalea Jenkins and 8 year old Aleigha Soriano. Both were last seen walking home from Russell Elementary School. Anyone with information on their whereabouts should call 911.

WRPD Announces Police Week 2017 Events

For additional information about our Police Week 2017 events visit our website www.wrpolice.org/community_events or send an email to jparson@wrga.gov 

Monday, April 24, 2017

WRPD Mourns the Loss of Wendell Pittman

Wendell T. Pittman

March 21, 1942 - April 22, 2017

Cochran, GA- former WRPD Traffic Officer Wendell T.  Pittman, age 75, died Saturday, April 22, 2017, in the Coliseum Medical Center in Macon. Funeral services will be held Monday, April 24, 2017, at 3:00 P.M. at Mathis Funeral Home. Burial will be in Bowers Cemetery with military honors.

Mr. Pittman, born in Dodge County, had lived in Cochran since 1971. He was the son of the late Thomas and Lois West Pittman, was preceded in death by his daughter, Ruth Ann Pittman and his sister, Hilda Pittman. He was retired from Robins Air Force Base, a former Bleckley County Sheriff Deputy and US Navy Veteran. He was a member of Dubois Baptist Church.

Survivors are his wife, Beverly Lister Pittman of Cochran; his children, Wendy Thomacia Meinert of Monroe, Marie (Ashley) Lee of Statesboro and Amy (Mark) Mimbs of Cochran; grandchildren, Frank (Taylor) Roth of Statesboro, Vic Meinert of Monroe, Brianna (Michael) Loyd and Brent Mimbs of Cochran; great grandchildren, Elijah Thomas Roth of Statesboro and Wyatt Loyd of Cochran; brother, Donald (Donna) Pittman of Cochran; sisters, Patricia Horn of Cochran and Connie Smith of Dublin; several nieces and nephews and very special friend Jackie Fields of Cochran.

The family is at 1001 Empire-Chester Highway, Cochran and will greet friends from 4:00 until 6:00 P.M. Sunday at Mathis Funeral Home. www.mathisfh.net.

Friday, April 21, 2017

WRPD Mourns the Loss of Ret. Major Britt

Retired Warner Robins Police Department Major James A. Britt, Sr., 80, passed away on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017. 

Born in 1937, Major Britt was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a career law enforcement officer. He was retired from the Warner Robins Police Department after more than 25 years of service to the community. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish, enjoyed working with birddogs, and was also a skilled competition shooter. Major Britt was a member of the Church of Christ. He was married for 53 years to the late Ann Azlin Britt, with whom he had two children, James A. Britt Jr., and Russell A. Britt. In addition to his wife, Major Britt was also preceded in death by both of his sons. 

Survivors include his grandchildren, Elijah A. Britt, Jessica Britt, both of Perry; Caleb Britt of Brunswick, GA; and Russell Britt, Jr. of Warner Robins; and one great-grandchild, Lilly Britt. 

A funeral service for Major Britt will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in the Chapel of McCullough Funeral Home with Reverend Jerry Walls officiating. Visitation with the family will be immediately prior to the funeral service on Saturday at the funeral home and will begin at 12:00 noon. Interment will be private. 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Officers Investigate Convenience Store Robbery

Release date: April 20, 2017

Incident: Armed Robbery 

Date/Time of incident: April 20, 2017/ approximately 1:30PM

Location: Rocky's Quick Stop 1913 Elberta Road

At approximately 1:30PM on Thursday, April 20, 2017 officers responded to the Rocky's Quick Stop at 1913 Elberta Road in reference to an Armed Robbery. 

Three suspects, described as black males robbed the store with a handgun and fled. An undisclosed amount of money was taken. No one was injured. 

The incident 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. 

Monday, April 17, 2017

WRPD: Disregard all letters from CryWolf

Release date: April 17, 2017

Re: Cry Wolf Alarm Solutions Update 

The Warner Robins Police Department does not agree with Cry Wolf Alarm Solutions’ recent business practices with regard to our community at this time. We also do not support their policy to ask our residents invasive questions or misrepresent our department. We did not authorize their company to notify our residents to renew their alarm system registrations. 

We still acknowledge that we need to find a solution to diminish the excessive commercial false alarms in our city and will be looking for remedies that work best for our residents. 

We ask that our residents at this time disregard all letters, emails or phone calls from CryWolf False Alarm Solutions and Public Safety Corporation until further notice. 

Anyone with additional inquiries can contact Warner Robins Police Department Public Information Officer, Jennifer Parson at 478-302-5417 or jparson@wrga.gov

Friday, March 24, 2017

Family Dogs Rescued From Burning House

Earlier this week, while off duty, Ofc. Howell noticed a large cloud of smoke coming from a neighborhood near Gunn Rd. and Highway 41. The smoke was a result of a house fire on Covington Cove.

He noticed that the house next door to the one burning was starting to catch fire, so he knocked on the door to notify the residents inside. No one was home, but he heard dogs barking inside. He searched for an unlocked window or unlocked door to no avail. 

With the help of neighbor, Eric Melton, they were able to kick in the door to the home and rescue two dogs from inside. Mr. Melton took care of the animals until the owner of the home got there. No one was injured.

This is a GREAT example of community members looking out for one another! Thank you Mr. Melton for being a #hometownhero and we're proud of Ofc. Howell for going #beyondthebadge!  #WeAreWRPD #WRPDstrong