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Officer of the Month

December 2021

Tyler Murphy Precinct 3

The Mobile Police Department recognizes Tyler Murphy as the Officer of the Month for December 2021. Murphy joined the department in March 2020 and works patrol in the Third Precinct. He is commended for helping to prevent thefts in one neighborhood and for his assistance in locating a suspect found committing other crimes while out on bond for murder.

 

On December 3, 2021, Murphy was dispatched to a 911 hang up call. While servicing the call, he observed a suspicious person in the area. Murphy made contact and identified him. The man had active warrants for 14 counts of possession of a forged instrument third degree, possession of burglar’s tools, theft of property third degree, and two counts of receiving stolen property fourth degree. Murphy’s awareness likely prevented thefts in that particular area.

 

On December 25, 2021, Murphy was out assisting another unit in locating a wanted suspect, who had fled on foot from officers near St. Stephens Road and St. Charles Avenue. Murphy canvassed the area where the suspect fled and located a firearm.  

 

When the suspect was apprehended, he confessed that he was in possession of the weapon. The suspect was out on bond for murder. He was charged with attempting to elude, no pistol permit, certain persons forbidden to possess a pistol, domestic violence second degree and domestic violence third degree. 

 

During the month of December, Murphy responded to 94 calls for service and backed on 48 other calls for service. He made 19 felony and 17 misdemeanor arrests and issued 58 tickets.

December 2021

Tyler Murphy Precinct 3

The Mobile Police Department recognizes Tyler Murphy as the Officer of the Month for December 2021. Murphy joined the department in March 2020 and works patrol in the Third Precinct. He is commended for helping to prevent thefts in one neighborhood and for his assistance in locating a suspect found committing other crimes while out on bond for murder.  On December 3, 2021, Murphy was...

November 2021

Christopher Culbertson Precinct 4

The Mobile Police Department recognizes Christopher Culbertson as the Officer of the Month for November 2021. Culbertson graduated from the Mobile Police Academy in February 2021, and is currently assigned to patrol in the Fourth Precinct.

He is commended for taking numerous suspects found in possession of illegal drugs off the streets, apprehending a suspect caught in the act of attempting to steal a catalytic converter, and capturing another suspect on the run wanted for stealing a vehicle and breaking and entering into several other vehicles. Below are the details of his accomplishments.

On November 4, 2021, at approximately 9:54 p.m., Culbertson spotted a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot near the West I-65 Service Road with a male inside slumped over at the wheel. Culbertson made contact with the driver and smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. He had the driver to exit the vehicle and located a bag of marijuana next to his identification. The driver was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana second degree.

On November 11, 2021, at approximately 12:45 p.m., Culbertson responded to the area of Druid Drive and Forrest Dale Drive in reference to three male suspects wearing hoodies pulling on car door handles. A suspicious vehicle was spotted on Zeigler Boulevard at David Langan Drive East. The operator then advised that the owner of the car was on the phone reporting his vehicle stolen. The three suspects were then spotted walking on Imperial Drive. They fled on foot when seeing police.

Culbertson captured one of the suspects who later confessed to stealing the vehicle and breaking into at least three other vehicles. The suspect was arrested and charged with theft of property first degree and three counts of unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle.

On November 14, 2021, at approximately 2:24 a.m., Culbertson stopped a vehicle in the area of Airport Boulevard and McGregor Avenue for not having a valid tag. Upon making contact with the driver, Culbertson smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. He had the subject exit the vehicle and located a bag of marijuana and 9mm pistol in a hidden compartment of the center console.  The driver was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana second degree and no pistol permit.

On November 23, 2021, at approximately 3:21 a.m., Culbertson and another officer responded to a commercial robbery in the area of Moffett Road. Three males occupying a small black SUV just robbed the business and were last seen traveling west on Moffett Road. The officers spotted the vehicle on Forrest Hill Drive.

As the officers turned around, the vehicle sped off west on Zeigler Boulevard After a 10-minute pursuit, the suspects bailed out on Athey Road just north of Skipper Drive. Culbertson and the other officer were able to capture one of the suspects. He was charged with robbery first degree and attempting to elude.

On November 27, 2021, at approximately 4:21 p.m., Culbertson stopped a vehicle on Moffett Road at Forrest Dale Drive for improper passing. When making contact with the driver, he smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed a scale holding marijuana and a loaded .357 revolver between the driver’s seat and center console. The driver was charged with possession of marijuana first degree and no pistol permit.

Culbertson ended the month with 107 calls for service and 23 backings. He issued 25 traffic citations, and made a total of 15 felony and 54 misdemeanor arrests.

November 2021

Christopher CulbertsonPrecinct 4

October 2021

Paul Callegari Central Precinct

The Mobile Police Department is proud to announce its October 2021 Officer of the Month, Paul Callegari. Joining the department in September 2019, Callegari is assigned to patrol in the Central Precinct. He is commended for taking several illegally possessed firearms off the streets, three of which were stolen and another that had an altered serial number, and arresting a drunk driver going the wrong way on Dauphin Street.

During the month, Callagari had numerous self-initiated contacts, answered 43 calls for service and provided backing on 17 additional complaints. He made 22 felony arrests, 62 misdemeanor arrests and issued 77 traffic citations. A few of his accomplishments stand out and demonstrate his professionalism, dedication and unmatched character.

On Saturday, October 9, 2021, at approximately 3 a.m., Callegari was at the corner of Dauphin Street and Jackson Street when he observed a blue Nissan Sentra traveling in the wrong direction on Dauphin Street. He stopped the vehicle and upon approaching observed major damage to the front of the car where it apparently hit something.

The driver of the vehicle was slumped over and would not comply with Callegari’s commands to put the car in neutral. After other officers were able to make the car safe, Callegari had the driver to exit the vehicle. The driver resisted arrest but was eventually handcuffed.

Upon further investigation, Callegari discovered a plastic bag containing 36 grams of marijuana, a plastic bag containing four ecstasy pills, and a Glock pistol that had been reported stolen from a vehicle burglary out of the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office. The driver was arrested and charged with DUI, resisting arrest, failure to obey, no pistol permit, receiving stolen property second degree, possession of marijuana first degree, and possession of a controlled substance.

On Tuesday, October 10, 2021, at approximately 5:54 a.m., Callegari was dispatched to a report of a vehicle burglary in progress on Palmetto Street. After receiving a description and a direction of travel, Callegari was able to locate the suspect walking on Charles Street near Church Street.

After speaking to the victim and a witness, he learned that the suspect rummaged through one vehicle, stole a jacket, and then attempted to enter another vehicle. The suspect was wearing the jacket when apprehended. He was arrested and charged with unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle.

On Monday, October 20, 2021, at approximately 1:55 a.m., Callegari conducted a traffic stop on a silver Dodge Avenger at Springhill Avenue. The vehicle was occupied by three males. The driver and the front seat passenger repeatedly gave false identities to police. After a complete and thorough investigation, Callegari not only was able to obtain the correct identities but also discovered a Taurus 9mm pistol, loose 9mm rounds, and marijuana in the vehicle.

After reading Miranda Rights to the suspects, Callegari also learned that the driver had a history of multiple felonious assaults and burglaries out of Idaho, which would make it illegal for him to possess the pistol. The next morning of his off time, Callegari requested a criminal history from Idaho’s District Attorney’s Office. The driver was arrested and charged with certain persons forbidden to possess a firearm and felony obstruction of justice. The passenger was arrested and charged with obstruction of justice and for his six outstanding warrants.

On Saturday, October 23, 2021, at approximately 11:15 p.m., Callegari and other Central Precinct officers were patrolling the parking lots of the downtown area when they observed 10 people standing in the parking lot at St. Francis Street and Conception Street next to a silver Toyota Corolla.

As officers passed by the location, they could smell the odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle, which had all four doors open. As officers approached the parking lot, one male fled on foot while carrying a pistol in his hand. Callegari and his partner gave chase and ordered him to stop and drop the firearm. He refused to comply and continued running south on Conception Street.

Callegari and his partner closed the distance and were able to take the suspect into custody without further incident. The officers did not know that the suspect had thrown the gun under a vehicle until later but they demonstrated restraint and professionalism when they took the suspect into custody.

After further investigation, Callegari was able to recover three more firearms, one of which was stolen, and a digital scale with a green plant material on it. Three of the people who were in the parking lot were arrested. Their charges include attempting to elude, failure to obey, no pistol permit and receiving stolen property second degree.

The Mobile Police Department will honor Callegari at the Officer of the Month Luncheon, sponsored by the Midtown Optimist Club. It takes place November 10, 2021 at noon at the Azalea City Golf Course Club, 1000 Gaillard Drive.

October 2021

Paul CallegariCentral Precinct

September 2021

Radwan Habibi Fourth Precinct

The Mobile Police Department has named Radwan Habibi the Officer of the Month for September 2021. Officer Habibi joined the force in March 2016; Habibi is assigned to patrol in the Fourth Precinct.

During the month, Habibi responded to 110 calls for service and 49 backings. In addition, he made five felony and six misdemeanor arrests and wrote eight traffic citations. Here are a few of his notable accomplishments. 

On September 3, 2021, at approximately 5:20 p.m., Habibi responded to the area of Cottage Hill to assist the Mobile Police Homicide Unit in an investigation. Officer Habibi was able to arrest a female subject. The subject was charged with Assault First Degree and had had two outstanding warrants. 

On September 4, 2021, at approximately 10:07 p.m., Habibi and several officers at the precinct responded to Moffett Road concerning a burglary in progress. Officers approached a closed garage door and, as they made entry spotted two females and one male. The male subject fled on foot and was later apprehended by officers. Officer Habibi and other officers detained the two female subjects. The subjects were taken into custody and charged with Burglary Third Degree and possession of a controlled substance. 

On September 6, 2021, at approximately 2:29 a.m., Habibi conducted a traffic stop in the area of Airport Boulevard and Foreman Road. During the traffic stop, the female was found to be wanted out of Covington County, Alabama, on two grand jury indictments for Assault Second Degree and Possession of a Controlled Substance. 

Officer Habibi is a well-rounded officer with a positive attitude and willingness to get the job done. In addition, he is an asset to his squad as well as the department. 

The Mobile Police Department will honor Habibi at the Officer of the Month Luncheon. It will be held at the Azalea City Golf Course, located at 1000 Gaillard Drive, on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at noon. The Midtown Optimist Club sponsors the luncheon.

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September 2021

Radwan HabibiFourth Precinct

August 2021

James Stewart Precinct 1

The Mobile Police Department has named James Stewart the Officer of the Month for August 2021. Joining the force in March 2019, Stewart is assigned to patrol in the First Precinct. He is commended for locating a robbery suspect in an abandoned house, assisting with taking a kidnapper into custody, and apprehending a shooting suspect, wanted by the Daphne Police Department. 

During the month, Stewart responded to 98 calls for service and 51 backings. He made 24 felony and 21 misdemeanor arrests and wrote two traffic citations. Here are a few of those notable accomplishments. 

On August 3, 2021, at approximately 12:50 a.m., Stewart conducted a traffic stop on a Ryder box truck at the intersection of Dauphin Island Parkway and the I-10 entrance ramp for failing to signal. The driver had four active felony warrants with the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office for unlawful possession /use of a debit/credit card and two traffic warrants with the Mobile Police Department. The passenger had four active warrants with the Mobile Police Department.  

An inventory of the vehicle was taken, and Stewart located a white pill bottle with no label in the overhead console and a plastic bag of what appeared to be marijuana and more pills. The driver and passenger were arrested on additional charges of unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana second degree.  

On August 12, 2021, Stewart, his backing officers, and a Real Time Crime Center officer received information on the whereabouts of a robbery suspect. He was living in an abandoned house on Victory Court. Stewart knocked on the door as the other officers surrounded the house. After a brief confrontation with the suspect, he was taken into custody and charged with robbery first degree.  

Later that morning, Stewart received a Be on the Look Out (bolo) bulletin, regarding a kidnapping, that had been issued on a silver Toyota Tacoma with a Texas tag. He spotted the vehicle traveling northbound on I-65 at Moffett Road. Stewart and backing officers along with the officers from the Chickasaw Police Department conducted the felony stop on the vehicle at I-65 and Exit 13 and found two children inside. The suspect was taken into custody. The children were released to DHR. 

On August 13, 2021, at approximately 2:33 p.m., a bolo was issued in reference to a shooting suspect out of the Daphne Police Department. Based on information received, the suspect, driving a black Nissan Rogue, was possibly seen in Mobile. Stewart located the vehicle driving westbound on Prichard Avenue.  

He followed the vehicle to Luvenia Drive. Stewart exited his vehicle, drew his pistol, and gave commands for the suspect to put his hands out of the window. The suspect complied. Stewart then had the suspect to exit his vehicle. He held him at gunpoint until backup arrived.  

Later upon searching the shooting suspect’s vehicle, Stewart discovered a loaded Ruger .380 pistol. The suspect was released to Daphne police at Battleship Memorial Park.  

August 2021

James StewartPrecinct 1

July 2021

Darian Pennington Precinct 3

The Mobile Police Department awarded Darian Pennington the honor of Officer of the Month for July 2021. Joining the department in March 2019, Pennington works patrol in the Third Precinct. He is recognized for arresting the suspects involved in drag racing who attempted to elude police, capturing an auto burglar, and recovering a stolen firearm connected to several crimes.

During the month of July, Pennington responded to 100 calls for service and served as a backing officer on 47 complaints. He made 10 felony and 29 misdemeanor arrests and issued 33 citations. According to his superiors, Pennington is highly motivated and always eager to jump in and help wherever needed. The following is a snapchat of his accomplishments.

On July 4, 2021, at approximately 12:25 a.m., Pennington responded to Paper Mill Road for a report of drag racing and shots being fired. When he arrived, he observed a black Challenger and a black Camaro spinning tires in the road. He attempted to make a stop but both vehicles sped off leading him on a pursuit.

As the vehicles attempted to travel south on I-165 from Bay Bridge Road, the driver of the Camaro lost control and struck the Challenger. The Challenger traveled through a guard rail and down an embankment. The Camaro continued to the top of the on-ramp where it became disabled.

The driver of the Camaro was charged with attempting to elude. The driver of the Challenger was charged with attempting to elude and possession of marijuana second degree. He was also found to be in possession of a 5.7mm handgun but had a permit.

On July 9, 2021, at approximately 3:25 a.m., Pennington was dispatched to the area of Rebecca Drive at Stanton Road for a suspicious person wearing an orange hoodie walking through yards and looking into car windows. On Pinetree Drive, he spotted the person riding a bicycle and attempting to flee. After a short pursuit, the person surrendered and was arrested for committing two confirmed auto burglaries. The property was returned to the victims.

On July 13, 2021, at approximately 12:35 p.m., Pennington observed a white Charger driving recklessly on Springhill Avenue. He initiated a stop on Mobile Street just south of Springhill Avenue. When Pennington approached, the driver sped off leading him on a short vehicle pursuit.

The pursuit concluded when the driver struck two vehicles at Old Shell Road and Grand Boulevard. The driver then fled on foot. Pennington chased him through several backyards until backup arrived. He was eventually captured.  

Pennington and the backup officers found marijuana, promethazine syrup and two handguns in the driver’s vehicle. They discovered that one of the handguns was reported as stolen. Both handguns were on the driver’s floorboard and loaded with high-capacity magazines. Additional magazines were found in the vehicle. 

The driver was arrested on charges that include leaving the scene of an accident, attempting to elude, possession of a controlled substance, receiving stolen property second degree and several misdemeanors. Through further investigation, the stolen handgun was determined connected to several crimes.  

July 2021

Darian PenningtonPrecinct 3

June 2021

Arak Young Precinct 1

The Mobile Police Department has named Arak Young the Officer of the Month for June 2021. Young began his law enforcement career with the department in December 2018, starting as a cadet and then completing the Mobile Police Academy. He is currently assigned to patrol in the First Precinct.

During the month of June, Young responded to 89 calls for service and 69 backings. He made 16 felony and four misdemeanor arrests and issued two citations. Dedicated to making his beat safer, Young is credited with going the extra mile to identify and capture burglary suspects, locate a missing person, and control the situation involving a person believed to be armed with an AK-47 in the area of Tingle Circle.

On June 1, 2021, Young and another officer were dispatched to a residential burglary in progress. Upon arrival, the suspect was seen walking away from the victim’s residence. As Young approached, the suspect fled on foot. After a brief foot chase, he located the suspect attempting to hide behind another residence. The suspect was subsequently arrested and charged with attempted burglary second degree, attempting to elude, and failure to obey.

On June 10, 2021, Young responded to a vehicle burglary in progress. The caller provided the suspect’s description. Upon arrival, both the victim and suspect had left the scene. Young made several attempts to contact the victim while constantly searching the area for the suspect.

Despite not being able to locate the victim, the search for the suspect continued. Later during his shift, Young returned to the area and discovered a man, who matched the previous description provided of the burglar, hiding behind some dumpsters. Young discovered several of the victim’s items in the suspect’s possession.

Finally, he was able to reach the victim. Young discovered that not only did the suspect steal personal items from the victim’s vehicle but he also engaged in lewd acts toward her. The suspect was charged with unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle and indecent exposure.

On June 20, 2021, Young responded to the area of Arc Road in reference to a residential burglary and theft of a trailer. Once on scene, he saw that there were deer cams in the wooded area that captured the rear of the residence. After reviewing the images, Young established that the residence was burglarized on four separate occasions by multiple suspects. He then studied the images and worked on identifying the suspects.

On his next shift, June 23, 2021, Young observed one of the suspects walking down the street. Through an interview, information was obtained that led to the identity of the other suspects involved. The suspect was charged with four counts of burglary third degree and theft of property first degree. The information obtained during the interview allowed detectives to sign warrants for 10 additional charges on two more suspect.

On June 23, 2021, while assisting Mobile Fire-Rescue on a residential fire, Young advised the fire investigator that the residence was known for criminal activity to include warehousing stolen property. He began to talk with area residents and discovered that as the fire began two people were fleeing the area using the waterway behind the residence.

In gathering information pertaining to the fire, Young was able to make the connection that the suspects were possibly also connected to the recent reported burglaries. Utilizing the interviews conducted with the neighbors and the research of past reports, Young gathered enough information to identify the other suspects involved.

Later that day, Young responded to Tingle Circle in reference to a suspect carrying a duffle bag and armed with an assault rifle in the area. He first ensured that all avenues of egress and maximum protection were provided. Once in the area, he found the suspect attempting to conceal himself in the wooded area. Young and assisting officers quickly detained the suspect. They determined that the guns in the suspect’s possession, although realistic in appearance, were plastic replicas of an AK-47 and a handgun. Because of Young’s keen awareness and mental preparation for response, the situation was concluded in a safe and professional manner.

On June 24, 2021, Young was assigned as the backing officer on a call of a missing person. This individual was described as having dementia, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Young took initiative to research the history of the missing person and discovered several places in which he was known to frequent. One by one, he began checking those places and located the missing person.

Later that day, Young was dispatched to a call involving a possible broken down motor vehicle. Upon arrival, he ran a local check on the vehicle and discovered that it was recently stolen. He immediately canvassed the area and discovered that an area resident had surveillance, possibly capturing the suspect leaving the area. He recovered the stolen vehicle and collected evidence to aid in the investigation.

On June 29, 2021, Young was determined to locate the remaining suspects on the active burglary case. He developed an operation plan and began checking frequent locations of the suspects. At the first location, he captured one suspect and apprehended a female suspect wanted on a felony assault.

At the next location, Young and assisting officers took three suspects in custody. He then canvassed the scene and determined that several of the items stolen from the burglary were on the property, including a stolen trailer.

Detectives were notified and a search warrant was executed on the property. The items, including a firearm, were recovered and returned to the owner. The suspects were ultimately arrested and charged with theft of property first degree, forgery first degree, possession of controlled substance, and felon in possession of a firearm.

June 2021

Arak YoungPrecinct 1

May 2021

Roderick Miles

The Mobile Police Department has named Officer Roderick Miles Officer of the Month for the month of May.  Officer Miles has only been with the department for a little over a year and is already showing results of hard work.   

On May 18, 2021, while patrolling an apartment complex known for being targeted for vehicle burglaries, Officer Miles observed a suspicious vehicle and attempted to make contact with the occupants. Upon approaching the vehicle, the driver fled the area. Miles immediately returned to his patrol vehicle and attempted to follow the subjects. The subjects attempted to elude apprehension and ran from the vehicle. Miles was able to take two subjects into custody and through interview, was able to identify the other occupants of the vehicle. Both subjects were in possession of marijuana.

On May 22, 2021, Officer Miles gained intelligence in reference to several subjects engaging in not only vehicle burglaries, but most recently, a car-jacking in which a firearm was used to take the victim’s vehicle. After increased patrolling, and canvassing the area, Officer Miles received information that the driver of the car-jacked vehicle was at a known residence. A strategy was quickly developed to cover all avenues of egress of the residence as he was able to take the subject into custody without further incident. The subject was subsequently arrested on charges of Burglary 1st and Robbery 1ST Degree.

On May 27, Officer Miles again received information that a wanted subject was seen entering a residence in the RV Taylor Community, The subject was reported to be possibly armed and dangerous. Officer Miles and his backing officer approached the scene and made a plan ensure innocent bystanders were free of potential harm.  Miles was able to take the subject into custody without incident. The subject was ultimately arrested on four counts of Violation of the Sexual Offender Registration and Notification Act, Assault 2nd Degree in which the subject stabbed the victim multiple times and Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Officer Miles is self-motivated and is dedicated to police service.  In the Month of May, Officer Miles responded to 129 calls for service, backed officers on 68 calls and issued 21 citations.  This resulted in eight felony and six misdemeanor arrest.  Officer Miles has proven himself to be an asset to the department and the community. 

May 2021

Roderick Miles

April 2021

Deandre Portis Precinct 2

The Mobile Police Department has named Corporal Deandre Portis as Officer of the Month for the month of April 2021.  Corporal Portis is a 14 year veteran of the department assigned to Second Precinct Patrol.  The following summary will be the results that earned Corporal Portis officer of the month.   

On April 4, 2021 at 8:04 a.m. Corporal Portis was patrolling his area when he observed a stolen vehicle on Old Pascagoula Road.  While attempting to stop the vehicle, the driver of the stolen vehicle refused to stop and a pursuit was initiated.  After the vehicle finally stopped, the driver was arrested and charged with Receiving Stolen Property, Marijuana Second Degree, No Pistol Permit, Reckless Endangerment and Attempt to Elude Police. 

On April 13, 2021, at 12:15 p.m., Corporal Portis was patrolling Three Notch Road when he observed a stolen vehicle.  The driver of the vehicle exited the vehicle and attempted to hide in a business, but Corporal Portis was able to take him into custody.  The driver was arrested for Receiving Stolen Property. 

Corporal is self-motivated and is dedicated to police service.  In the Month of April, Corporal Portis responded to 63 calls for service, backed officers on 9 calls and issued 13 citations.  This resulted in six felony and 15 misdemeanor arrest.  Corporal Portis has proven himself to be an asset to the department and the community. 

April 2021

Deandre PortisPrecinct 2

March 2021

Colton Futral Precinct 4

The Mobile Police Department has named Colton Futral the Officer of the Month for March 2021. Joining the department in August 2017, Futral is assigned to work patrol in the Fourth Precinct. He is commended for apprehending a suspect wanted for stealing $9,000 from her employer, arresting a sex offender, and identifying a porch pirate.  

On March 4, 2021, Futral responded to a local business in reference to a former employee fraudulently editing her pay checks by changing the amount paid to her to a higher pay. She stole approximately $9,000. Futral took the report, located and arrested the employee later that day. She was charged with nine counts of possession of forged instruments third degree, one count of theft of property first degree, possession of marijuana second degree and possession of drug paraphernalia.  

On March 26, 2021, Futral responded to another local business in reference to a disorderly situation involving a domestic incident. He addressed the issue and discovered that the suspect intentionally damaged the victim’s car as well as stole the victim’s personal items. The suspect was apprehended for his crimes and found to have six sex offender registration notification act warrants for his arrest.  

After information was released on a suspect wanted for stealing packages off front porches, Futral took time to familiarize himself with the porch pirate’s vehicle. On March 28, 2021, while on a call to service, Futral spotted the vehicle and identified the suspect inside as the wanted porch pirate. The suspect was in possession of a recently stolen package when apprehended. Investigators were able to connect him to several other criminal cases.   

According to his supervisor, Futral is passionate for the job and proactive in the field. During the month of March, Futral responded to 50 calls for service and provided backing on 23 calls. He made 21 felony and six misdemeanor arrests and issued 10 tickets.  

March 2021

Colton FutralPrecinct 4

February 2021

Brian McMahan Precinct 4

The Mobile Police Department selects Brian McMahan as the Officer of the Month for February 2021. McMahan graduated from the Mobile Police Academy in January 2019 and is currently assigned to patrol in the Fourth Precinct. He is recognized for arresting the person in possession of a vehicle stolen out of New Mexico, assisting on a medical call and locating a vehicle burglary suspect.

On February 1, 2021, McMahan was patrolling his beat when he observed a U-Haul Ford Transit cargo van parked at Christ United Methodist Church. Upon further investigation, he encountered a woman who appeared to be living in the vehicle.

After McMahan discovered that the vehicle was stolen out of New Mexico, he arrested the woman. She was charged with receiving stolen property first degree.

On February 5, 2021, McMahan responded to the area of Jordan Lane to back an officer on a medical call. When he arrived, he found an unresponsive woman and immediately began performing CPR until paramedics arrived. Paramedics were able to stabilize the woman and transport her to the hospital for further treatment.

On February 12, 2021, McMahan responded to the 1600 block of Knollwood Drive in reference to a possible vehicle burglary in progress. He and the backing officers were able to locate the two suspects and take them into custody without incident. McMahan soon located and interviewed the victim.

One suspect was found to be in possession of the victim’s property. McMahan returned the property to the victim. Both suspects in the case were charged with unlawful breaking and entering a motor vehicle.

During the month of February, McMahan answered 68 calls for service and 40 backings. He made five felony and five misdemeanor arrests.

February 2021

Brian McMahanPrecinct 4

January 2021

Wilfredo Fernandez Traffic Safety Unit

The Mobile Police Department is proud to announce that Wilfredo Fernandez is the Officer of the Month for January 2021. Fernandez joined the department in October 2015. He is a traffic homicide investigator for the Traffic Safety Unit. Fernandez is commended for locating and capturing a most wanted fugitive connected to a sexual assault and burglary that happened on Christmas Day.

On Thursday, January 12, 2021, Fernandez was conducting a field investigation in reference to a leaving the scene of an accident (LSA) case. On this same day, Fourth Precinct units were conducting a manhunt on the wanted fugitive in the area of Cottage Hill Road and Woodland Road. Because most units were involved in the manhunt, Fernandez took the initiative to assist with responding to calls.

A suspicious call was dispatched in reference to a citizen spotting a person, who was wearing a blonde wig, on Cody Road near Mobile Terrace. This was approximately six miles away from the area where the manhunt was taking place.

Fernandez responded to the call and began thoroughly searching the area where the person was spotted. He soon saw the person, as described by the citizen, walking on Cody Road North near Fifth Street. Fernandez was able to identify the person as the wanted fugitive and took him into custody. He was booked into Metro Jail on 13 charges for crimes committed from December 15, 2020 through January 11, 2021.

For the month, Fernandez completed 43 LSA/traffic investigations. He had been assigned 39 new LSA/traffic investigations of which two were fatal accidents. Outside of his normal duties as a traffic homicide investigator, Fernandez responded to 10 calls, two backings and wrote 38 traffic citations. He made one misdemeanor and 16 felony arrests.  

January 2021

Wilfredo FernandezTraffic Safety Unit

December 2020

Alexandre Olivier Precinct 4

The Mobile Police Department has named Alexandre Olivier the Officer of the Month for December 2020. Joining the force two years ago, Olivier is assigned to the Fourth Precinct and works patrol. He takes a proactive approach in pursuing wanted suspects and is especially praised for locating a suspect connected to several catalytic converter thefts that have been occurring throughout the city and county.

On December 8, 2020, Olivier was patrolling the area of Overlook Road and observed a blue Chevy C2500. The vehicle matched the description of a recent BOLO involving the theft of catalytic converters. Olivier initiated a traffic stop and was able to detain the suspect. He then contacted the detective investigating stolen catalytic converters.

The detective, along with the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office investigator, interviewed the suspect who was subsequently arrested. Because of Olivier’s efforts, the investigators cleared several felony warrants for the catalytic converter thefts, which had spiked in recent months.

Olivier is dedicated to keeping Mobile’s streets safe. During the month of December, he responded to 59 calls for service, assisted on 18 backing complaints and made 26 felony and 27 misdemeanor arrests. He also issued 10 traffic citations.

December 2020

Alexandre OlivierPrecinct 4

November 2020

Jabin Goldstein Precinct 3

The Mobile Police Department is proud to announce its November 2020 Officer of the Month, Jabin Goldstein. Joining the department in September 2018, Goldstein is assigned to work patrol in the Third Precinct.

He is recognized for getting dangerous drugs off the streets, resuscitating a man who experienced a medical emergency while driving and lost consciousness, and for quickly apprehending a wanted theft suspect. Here are the details of those accomplishments.  

On Monday, November 16, 2020 around 12:30 p.m., Goldstein was conducting routine patrol in the area of Peach Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue. While driving around his beat, he spotted a black Toyota Highlander traveling on Peach Street at a high rate of speed. Goldstein got behind the suspect’s vehicle and noted that the suspect turned right on a red light without stopping and then turned left at another red light.

He activated his lights and sirens. The suspect made a sudden turn into a business parking lot. As Goldstein approached the vehicle, he smelled an odor of marijuana from the vehicle. During search of the vehicle, Goldstein discovered a bag of multicolored pills in the center console of the vehicle. The suspect told him the pills were ecstasy. Goldstein arrested the suspect on traffic violations and drug charges.

On Friday, November 20, 2020 around 12:30 p.m., a general investigations detective informed Goldstein that he was looking for a theft suspect. Upon receiving the description of the suspect, Goldstein knew he had seen the man several times in the area of Springhill Avenue and Ann Street. Within 30 minutes of leaving the precinct, Goldstein had located and detained the suspect.

The next day, Goldstein was dispatched to Port City Cleaners, 505 South Craft Highway, in reference to a man possibly struck by a vehicle. When officers arrived, they found the man face down in the parking lot unresponsive. When Goldstein observed that the man was getting paler and not breathing, he began administering chest compressions. The victim then jerked onto his side and soon regained color and became responsive.

Goldstein determined that the man had experienced a medical emergency while driving and lost consciousness. When the passenger pulled him out of the vehicle, both fell on the ground and the vehicle possibly rolled over his leg. Paramedics arrived and the man was taken to the hospital. Goldstein was praised for his quick thinking and quick reaction.

On Wednesday, November 25, 2020, Goldstein conducted a traffic stop on a white Hyundai Elantra for not having a license plate. When he approached the vehicle and asked for the driver’s license, the driver stated he did not have a license.

Goldstein smelled the odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. He asked the suspect to step out of the vehicle and asked if he had any marijuana in the vehicle. The suspect admitted that there was marijuana in the center console and a gun under the driver’s seat. Goldstein located a mason jar with approximately 28 grams of marijuana in the center console and the gun, which was loaded, under the seat.

Through continued search of the vehicle, Goldstein found two sandwich-size baggies, each with approximately 28 grams of marijuana, and a digital scale commonly used in weighing marijuana. These factors led to upgrading the charge to possession of marijuana first degree along with the charge of no pistol permit.

During the month of November, Goldstein answered 96 calls for service and provided backing on an additional 52 calls for service. He made 11 felony and 14 misdemeanor arrests as well as issued 13 citations.

November 2020

Jabin GoldsteinPrecinct 3

October 2020

Joseph Raebel Central Precinct

The Mobile Police Department has named Joseph Raebel the Officer of the Month for October 2020. After completing the Mobile Police Academy in January 2019, Raebel was assigned to Central Precinct to work patrol in downtown Mobile. During the month of October, he answered 31 calls for service and backed other officers on an additional 31 calls where he made seven felony and 49 misdemeanor arrests.

Raebel is recognized for his diligence, quick thinking and commitment to public safety. While patrolling his assigned beat, he relentlessly seeks out criminal activity. His notable cases during the month include the following.

On October 2, 2020, Raebel stopped a suspicious suspect near the Civic Center. While investigating, the suspect was found to be in possession of methamphetamines and was arrested.

On October 8, 2020, while on routine patrol Raebel spotted two suspects trespassing at a federal government building. He found the suspects to be in possession of a sawed-off shotgun as well as the illegal narcotic spice. The suspects were arrested.

The next night, a female suspect began firing shots from a pistol on Conti Street. While responding to the area, Raebel received a broadcast of the description of the suspect. As he approached the scene, he spotted the suspect and was able to safely take her into custody without incident despite her still being armed with the pistol. The suspect was charged with shooting into a vehicle, which was her ex-boyfriend’s car. Several ounces of marijuana were recovered from the scene.  

While off duty at a local Home Depot store on October 20, 2020, Raebel witnessed a robbery in progress involving a subject armed with a knife. Raebel identified himself as a police officer and sprang into action. He was able to chase down and apprehend the armed suspect despite his attempts to flee on foot and physically resist.

Raebel also seized two illegal firearms from the streets and removed six impaired (DUI) drivers from the roadway. He issued a total of 195 citations during the month.

October 2020

Joseph RaebelCentral Precinct

September 2020

Kahdra Hobdy Fourth Precinct

The Mobile Police Department has named Kahdra Hobdy the Officer of the Month for September 2020. Graduating from the Mobile Police Academy in July 2019, Hobdy works patrol in the Fourth Precinct.

During the month, she responded to 77 calls for service and provided backing on 30 additional complaints. Hobdy made five felony and 19 misdemeanor arrests.

According to Hobdy’s superiors, her preemptive attitude and goodhearted nature is what makes her a wonderful asset to the squad and to the Mobile Police Department. She is commended for actively working patrol and making many of her arrests in hot spots areas. Here are a few examples of Hobdy’s tenacity.

While patrolling her beat on September 2, Hobdy observed a vehicle with an improper tag at the intersection of Cody Road and Zeigler Boulevard. She initiated blue lights and siren to pull over the vehicle. During her approach to the vehicle, she observed the driver making a furtive movement as if to conceal something under the driver’s seat.

The odor of burnt marijuana emanated from the vehicle. The driver and passenger were removed from the vehicle for officer safety and detained. A subsequent search of the vehicle yielded a glass jar and plastic bag containing green leafy material which appeared to be marijuana. Two handguns were also found, one stolen out of Mobile and the other stolen out of Chickasaw.

On September 13, Hobdy initiated a traffic stop at the intersection of Moffett Road and Overlook Road on a red sedan for no visible tag. She obtained the driver’s information and saw that he had warrants for his arrest. 

Hobdy removed the driver from the vehicle and secured him. She got verbal consent to search the vehicle and found a cigar rolled fashion “blunt” on the passenger side floorboard. The discovered item contained green leafy material known to be synthetic marijuana. The arrested driver was charged accordingly and transported to Metro Jail.

On Tuesday, September 22, Hobdy observed a gray Toyota Camry located on Athey Road near Overlook Road that had failed to signal while executing a turn onto Overlook Road. Hobdy initiated her blue lights and siren and pulled the vehicle over.

She immediately noticed the odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. Hobdy quickly took action by securing the driver of the vehicle and was able to confiscate several ounce bags of marijuana from the listed vehicle. Digital scales were also found during her search of the vehicle.

Since being assigned to the Fourth Precinct, Hobdy has proven that she is able and willing to do the job that she swore to. Her superiors added that she has personified every quality of an exceptional police officer. Even during Hurricane Sally, Hobdy continued to be vigilant on her beat looking for the “bad guys.”

September 2020

Kahdra HobdyFourth Precinct

August 2020

Paul Callegari Central Precinct

The Mobile Police Department is proud to announce that Paul Callegari is the Officer of the Month for August 2020. Graduating from the Mobile Police Academy in January 2020, Callegari is assigned to downtown Central Precinct as a patrolman.

During the month, he made 15 felony and 59 misdemeanor arrests and issued 150 traffic citations. Along with numerous self-initiated contacts, he answered 15 calls for service and provided backing on 40 additional complaints.

According to his supervisor, Callegari has done a tremendous job in actively locating and arresting many suspects involved in criminal activity and taking into custody individuals illegally possessing firearms, all while still thoroughly patrolling his area to provide service. Here is a glimpse of the work that Callegari exhibits on a daily basis.

On August 22, 2020, Callegari was dispatched to Springdale Boulevard in reference to two people down inside a vehicle. Upon arrival, he found a woman sitting with her legs crossed on the ground, slumped forward and unconscious with shallow, slow snoring respirations. Inside the car, a man was slumped over the center console unconscious with snoring respirations. Snoring respirations indicated that the airway is partially obstructed.

With the help of bystanders, Callegari moved the woman away from the driver door and rolled her on her left side in case she began vomiting. He grabbed the arms of the man, removed him from the vehicle and rolled him on his left side.

While positioning the two and just as Mobile Fire-Rescue was arriving on the scene, multiple shots were fired in the same parking lot. Mobile Fire-Rescue left the scene and Callegari remained with the man and woman.

The woman had stopped breathing. Recognizing this as imminent cardiac arrest, Callegari, being a trained EMT, retrieved his bag valve mask from his medical kit and began giving the woman respirations.

Callegari continued breathing for the woman for approximately five minutes preventing cardiac arrest until the scene was secured for Mobile Fire-Rescue to return. The man and woman were transported to Springhill Medical Center in critical condition. Callegari’s quick actions during this medical emergency undoubtedly prevented any further medical complications and possibly death to both.

On August 24, 2020, Callegari was monitoring Mobile Fire-Rescue’s dispatch and overheard Engine 3 and Rescue 3 getting dispatched to a pediatric cardiac arrest. Callegari responded and arrived on the scene prior to EMS. He made entry to the residence and observed a boy lying supine on the floor, unconscious and not breathing.

Callegari immediately recognized that the patient was in cardiac arrest and started CPR until medical arrived. He assisted Mobile Fire-Rescue in the ambulance by continuing CPR while one medic started an IV and the other medic hooked the patient up to a cardiac monitor. Callegari escorted Rescue 3 to the emergency room. Upon arrival, the patient had a sustained heart rate on his own.  

Later that day, Callegari received an alert for a stolen vehicle that was traveling eastbound on Government Street near Joachim Street. He immediately headed to the area and was able to locate the vehicle. Callegari followed the vehicle until backing units arrived before attempting to conduct a stop.

He then attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver refused to stop, and a vehicle pursuit ensued. The vehicle finally came to a stop after having four flat tires and an empty tank of gas. The suspect was taken into custody and charged with theft of property first degree and eluding.

On August 28, 2020, Callegari was dispatched to Family Dollar in reference to a shoplifting that just occurred. He started searching the vicinity and was able to locate and take the suspect into custody. The stolen items were returned, and the suspect was arrested and charged with theft of property fourth degree, eluding, failure to obey and criminal trespass third degree. Callegari also recognized the suspect as matching the description of the person captured on video stealing from Greer’s Grocery Store. The suspect would face charges for that incident as well.

Callegari is commended for exemplifying every characteristic of an exceptional police officer. His proactive nature, attention to detail and professionalism are applauded.

August 2020

Paul CallegariCentral Precinct

July 2020

Jimmy Byrd Cyber Response Team

The Mobile Police Department has named Jimmy Byrd the Officer of the Month for July 2020. Joining the department in 2012, Byrd is currently assigned to the Cyber Response Team. During the month of July, he apprehended several wanted felons, resulting in the clearance of 15 felonies and three misdemeanors and the recovery of three stolen vehicles.  

Byrd is praised for providing exceptional service to the City of Mobile and its citizens, which perfectly illustrates his professionalism and dedication to protect and serve. His ability to piece together information and accurately identify people, places and vehicles is remarkable.  

Here are a few highlights of Byrd’s accomplishments. They are the result of his own research and hard work, not merely a response to intelligence tips occasionally received.  

On July 17, the Financial Crimes Unit requested assistance with identifying a vehicle and the suspect who had used a stolen credit card on numerous occasions. The suspect’s vehicle was quickly identified but it had a switched tag. Byrd used multiple investigative tools to research the switched tag and ultimately was able to identify the female suspect.  

Over the next several days, Byrd contacted the addresses and associates of the suspect. He was finally able to determine that she was staying at a homeless camp. On July 29, Byrd located and arrested the suspect and charged her with seven felony counts of fraudulent use of a credit card and one misdemeanor count of theft of property fourth degree.  

On July 18, an unknown suspect committed four armed robberies throughout the city, resulting in two carjacked vehicles and two other attempted carjackings. The only digital evidence was some low-resolution video that was sent out to all officers.  

Byrd memorized the suspect’s description and started to canvass some areas of interest. On July 23, he observed a suspect leaving the convenience store across from Public Safety Memorial Park. He was identical to the suspect in the video. Byrd detained the suspect and transported him to the Robbery Detail to be interviewed.  

All four victims picked the suspect out of a photo lineup. He was charged with four counts of robbery first degree and one felony warrant for possession of a forged instrument with the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office.  

That same day, a black Chevy Tahoe was reported stolen from the Trailwood subdivision. Byrd utilized available resources and was able to identify a tan Tahoe with a switched tag that was possibly involved in the theft. After further research, Byrd began to canvass the area of Tanner Williams Road and Snow Road.  

On July 30, he observed both vehicles travelling together on Snow Road. Byrd was able to catch up to and stop the tan Tahoe and detained a female suspect. His on-scene interview led to an address where the stolen black Silverado and another stolen black Silverado were located.  

Further interview identified the female’s boyfriend as being involved in both thefts. The female suspect was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property first degree and possession of controlled substance. The male suspect received multiple felony warrants.  

These incidents serve as an example of Byrd’s consistent work product throughout the year. In addition to the cases Byrd has cleared by himself, he also consistently relays a large amount of valuable information that is crucial in clearing cases to investigators. 

July 2020

Jimmy ByrdCyber Response Team

June 2020

Edward McAlpine Precinct 1

The Mobile Police Department is proud to announce Edward McAlpine as the Officer of the Month for June 2020. Joining the force in March 2016, McAlpine is assigned to the First Precinct and works patrol. During the month of June, McAlpine responded to 76 calls of service and 69 backings of other officers. He made 21 felony and nine misdemeanor arrests. McAlpine also performed 54 self-initiated proactive policing stops and wrote 54 citations.

He distinguished himself through his dedication of service and is commended for his efforts to diligently patrol his beat. Here are a few of his accomplishments.

On June 4, 2020, McAlpine responded to a carjacking call in the area of Michigan Avenue and Partridge Street. While McAlpine was interviewing the victim in the parking lot, he observed the victim’s vehicle drive by. McAlpine got into his vehicle and began to follow the stolen vehicle. The suspects pulled into a driveway, exited the vehicle and fled on foot.

McAlpine and several officers pursued the suspects on foot and were able to take them into custody. McAlpine recovered the pistol that was used by one of the suspects during a robbery. The victim’s vehicle was returned to him and the incident was cleared by arrest.

On June 6, 2020, McAlpine responded to a burglar alarm. Upon arrival, McAlpine observed several suspects inside. When the suspects saw McAlpine, they fled out of the building on foot through a side door. McAlpine was able to apprehend three of the suspects, who were interviewed. They confessed to committing several other burglaries in the past which enabled detectives to clear several pending cases.

Later that night, officers received a call of a stolen vehicle out of Biloxi, Mississippi. The vehicle was seen traveling in the area of Dauphin Island Parkway.  McAlpine located the vehicle in a parking lot. Upon approaching the vehicle, the suspect sped through the parking lot attempting to get away.  When the suspect stopped the vehicle, he fled on foot and attempted to hide in a backyard nearby.

McAlpine located the suspect and took him into custody. The vehicle was confirmed stolen. During an inventory of the vehicle, officers located a large bag of marijuana inside. The suspect was arrested and charged with receiving stolen first degree and unlawful possession of marijuana.

On June 11, 2020, McAlpine responded to a call of one down. Upon arrival, McAlpine located a male victim who had been stabbed by his girlfriend. He immediately broadcast the description of the suspect and the vehicle she was driving. Due to this information being broadcast so quickly, officers were able to locate the vehicle not far from the scene and took the suspect into custody. She was charged with domestic violence second degree.

According to his superiors, McAlpine has shown that he is well-capable of handling himself with little assistance from his fellow squad members and supervisors. Described as most proactive and community-oriented minded, he often assisted other officers who had a high volume of calls for service and still found time to interact with the public while patrolling his area.

June 2020

Edward McAlpinePrecinct 1

May 2020

Steven Guidry Precinct 3

The Mobile Police Department has named Steven Guidry the Officer of the Month for May 2020. Joining the force in May 2017, Guidry has distinguished himself through his dedication to serve and his attention to details. His proactive police skills have resulted in several drug arrests and the recovery of four stolen guns and two stolen vehicles.

On May 3, 2020, Guidry was dispatched to a disorderly complaint at Manchester Park Apartments. Guidry could hear arguing as he approached. When the suspect exited the apartment, he refused to comply with Guidry’s commands. As the suspect was running, Guidry observed him throw a firearm. The firearm was recovered from the scene and determined to be stolen out of Marengo County.  Guidry also discovered marijuana and ecstasy inside his vehicle.

The suspect, later identified as a convicted felon, was charged with certain persons forbidden to possess a firearm, receiving stolen property second degree, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana first degree, attempting to elude and resisting arrest.

On May 4, 2020, Guidry attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation but the driver refused to stop. When the vehicle struck a curb and a pedestrian crosswalk pole, it came to a rest and four suspects exited the vehicle on foot. After a short pursuit, two of the suspects were apprehended and identified as juveniles. Guidry discovered a firearm inside the vehicle that was determined stolen. Both juvenile suspects were charged with receiving stolen property first degree, receiving stolen property second degree, certain persons forbidden to possess a firearm, criminal mischief first degree, and attempting to elude.

On May 6, 2020, Guidry attempted to stop another vehicle for a traffic violation. As Guidry approached, he detected an odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle and told the driver to exit the vehicle. Instead the driver fled and Guidry gave chase.

When the driver’s vehicle struck a concrete road sign, he was apprehended. Guidry discovered marijuana, powdered cocaine, and oxycodone inside the vehicle. The driver also had a large sum of U. S. currency on his person. He was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana first degree, and attempting to elude.

On May 7, 2020, while merging onto I-10, Guidry was nearly run off the road by a vehicle. He attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver refused to stop. The driver led Guidry on a lengthy pursuit through a residential area and threw a shoebox from the vehicle. The driver was soon apprehended and officers later located the shoebox which contained a large amount of marijuana. Crack cocaine and three digital scales were also found. And, the vehicle was determined stolen.

The driver was charged with receiving stolen property first degree, possession of marijuana first degree, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, reckless endangerment, and attempting to elude. The driver also had three felony probation revocation warrants.

On May 13, 2020, Guidry observed a suspicious vehicle on Nall Street. The driver was asleep behind the wheel and Guidry saw marijuana inside the vehicle. While the driver was detained, the vehicle was inventoried. Guidry located marijuana, ecstasy, Lortabs, and digital scales.

He also located a handgun, which was determined stolen. The driver was charged with receiving stolen property second degree, possession of marijuana first degree, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. The driver also had three misdemeanor warrants.

On May 15, 2020, Guidry conducted a traffic stop at North Lafayette Street and Adams Street. As Guidry made contact with the driver, he smelled the odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. Guidry waited for his backing officer to arrive before detaining the four occupants of the vehicle.

He located a pistol in the driver’s door panel and two other pistols behind the back seat. Guidry also located brass knuckles, marijuana and several small bags of THC infused edibles. All occupants were charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana second degree. The front passenger was charged with certain persons forbidden to possess a firearm. Two of the occupants also had warrants.

On May 21, 2020, Guidry located a vehicle that was wanted in reference to a murder investigation. He conducted a felony traffic stop and took the suspect into custody. The suspect was arrested and charged with murder.

On May 30, 2020, Guidry observed a disorderly on St. Stephens Road. He observed the suspect reach into his waistband and toss a weapon under the patrol car. The suspect and another person were detained. The weapon was determined stolen.

The suspect was charged with receiving stolen property second degree, certain persons forbidden to possess a firearm and disorderly conduct. The other person was charged with promoting prison contraband second degree, possession of marijuana second degree and disorderly conduct.

During the month of May, Guidry responded to 78 calls for service and 47 backings of other officers. He made 40 felony and 72 misdemeanor arrests and issued 102 citations.

May 2020

Steven GuidryPrecinct 3

April 2020

David Reyes Precinct 1

The Mobile Police Department is proud to announce that David Reyes is the Officer of the Month for April 2020. Reyes joined the force in March 2016, and works patrol in the First Precinct. He is commended for his excellent performance in taking drug suspects and illegal weapons off the streets. Here are a few of his accomplishments.

On April 15, 2020, Reyes made a traffic stop at Gosson Street and Holcombe Avenue. He found the driver and passenger in possession of an AR-15 pistol and marijuana. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle was stolen. Both suspects were arrested. The driver also faced a theft of property charge for the stolen vehicle.

On April 20, 2020, Reyes was checking an abandoned house where people were known to gamble and sell drugs. He and several officers detained 10 people. One person was in possession of a controlled substance and promoting prison contraband. Two of the suspects were arrested on warrants and eight were released.

The next day, Reyes responded to a call of shots fired and observed a suspicious vehicle driving recklessly. The passenger in the rear of the vehicle had a pistol in his pocket when he exited the car. Officers also located marijuana in the vehicle. Two occupants were arrested. One was arrested on a carrying a pistol without a permit charge and the other person was arrested on a possession of marijuana charge.

On April 25, 2020, Reyes responded to a shots fired complaint and observed a truck running with the door open. He checked the vehicle and observed a handgun in plain sight. The suspect with the vehicle was arrested.

Reyes responded to a report of one shot off Staples Road on April 25, 2020. The victim was shot in the right thigh and right knee. Reyes was able to determine that the wound was self-inflicted. Reyes found out that the victim was an ex-felon. Felons are not allowed to be in possession of a firearm. After being treated at the hospital, the ex-felon was transported to Mobile County Metro Jail.

During the month of April, Reyes responded to 83 calls for service and 32 backings of other officers. He made 22 felony and 35 misdemeanor arrests, and issued 62 traffic citations. Reyes recovered a total of 11 guns.

April 2020

David ReyesPrecinct 1

March 2020

Colton Futral Precinct 4

The Mobile Police Department has named Colton Futral the Officer of the Month for March 2020. Fultral joined the department as a cadet in August 2017 and was then recruited into the Mobile Police Academy. He is assigned to work patrol in the Fourth Precinct. During the month of March, Futral personified every quality of an exceptional police officer.

His diligence in pursuing wanted suspects is what sets him apart from many of his peers and he routinely ends his shift with over 100 miles on his patrol vehicle. Futral actively patrols his beat and volunteers for both early and late calls.

On March 9, 2020, while patrolling his perspective area, Futral was flagged down in reference to a male suspect unlawfully removing merchandise and exiting the business without paying for such items. Futral quickly located the suspect who fled on foot upon sight of police. He gave chase through several parking lots and ended up apprehending the suspect in a wooded area. Three hundred dollars worth of stolen merchandise was recovered and returned to the owner. The suspect, who had outstanding warrants for his arrest, was charged accordingly.

On March 10, 2020, Futral was responsible for not only one but two recovered stolen handguns on two separate incidents. He responded to Greenpark Drive in reference to a domestic situation involving a juvenile. Upon Futral’s arrival, the juvenile fled the scene but he was quickly located and apprehended.

The juvenile’s guardian told Futral that his son possibly had a handgun when he fled the scene. Through his diligence and persistent manner, Futral was able to obtain information as to where the juvenile threw the weapon. It was found in a resident’s backyard and was determined to be stolen.

Later that day, Futral was dispatched to another domestic situation possibly involving a child custody situation on Providence Park Drive. Upon arrival, Futral spoke with the male subject of the party. During the interview, Futral noticed that the subject had a handgun. He immediately secured the subject and removed the weapon. It was later determined that the handgun was stolen out of the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office. The subject was placed in custody and found to have outstanding warrants for his arrest.

On March 27, 2020, Futral was dispatched for a call on West I-65 Service Road in reference to a disorderly person. He immediately located the subject who fled on foot when he saw police. It was later discovered that the subject in question was wanted by the Auto Theft Unit for a theft of property first-degree charge. The man was arrested on new charges and the outstanding felony warrant.

During the month of March, Futral responded to 70 calls for service and provided backing on 57 additional complaints. He made five felony and 38 misdemeanor arrests and issued 51 traffic citations.

March 2020

Colton FutralPrecinct 4

February 2020

Steven Guidry Precinct 3

The Mobile Police Department has named Steven Guidry the Officer of the Month for February 2020. Joining the force in May 2017, Guidry has distinguished himself through his dedication of service. During the month of February, he responded to 66 calls for service, 61 backings of other officers, and he made nine felony and 53 misdemeanor arrests. Guidry also performed 53 self-initiated proactive policing stops and wrote 92 citations.

Guidry, who is assigned to the Third Precinct, is commended for his efforts to remove drugs and guns off the streets of Mobile as well as for recovering stolen property. He cleared a total of 49 outstanding warrants in one month.

On Feb. 7, 2020, Guidry played a key role in apprehending three first-degree robbery suspects known to be armed with a semi-automatic handgun. He was informed that the suspects were walking west on Clinton Ave. Guidry helped to coordinate the officers’ descent upon the suspects so that they would not flee on foot.

On the same day, Guidry stopped a vehicle on North Catherine St. and Lincoln St. The driver of the vehicle threw a handgun from the vehicle as he turned onto Catherine St. from Saint Stephens Road. The driver had a felony warrant for burglary third degree. The gun the driver threw out the window was recovered and more ammunition for the gun was found in the car. The driver was arrested on his warrants and certain persons forbidden to possess a firearm. This was in addition to the citations he received for the initial traffic violations.

On Feb. 18, 2020, Guidry was instrumental in the apprehension of the suspect connected to the Calhoun St. shooting that occurred Feb. 17. The suspect had been known to carry an AK-47. Guidry performed a felony stop on the suspect’s vehicle, but the suspect was not in the vehicle at the time of the stop. However, a short time later the suspect was apprehended at his residence.

Later that day, Guidry was able to identify the shooter in the homicide that occurred at the Quick Stop gas station, 424 North Broad St., on Feb. 17. After making contact with a resident living near the area of the homicide, he was able to get the name of the shooter. Guidry immediately passed the name to the Homicide Unit.

On Feb. 21, 2020, Guidry was patrolling the area of Springhill Ave. when a residential burglary was called in and video was sent out to all police. He saw the suspects, who were an exact match, in the area of Dauphin St. and Ann St. Guidry apprehended the two burglars.

The Mobile Police Department will honor Guidry at the Officer of the Month Luncheon on March 11, 2020. The luncheon is sponsored by the Midtown Optimist Club and held at the Azalea City Golf Course Club, 1000 Gaillard Drive. 

February 2020

Steven GuidryPrecinct 3

January 2020

Noah Anderson Precinct 1

The Mobile Police Department has named Noah Anderson the Officer of the Month for January 2020. Anderson joined the force in September 2016, and is currently assigned to work patrol in the First Precinct. During the month of January, he responded to 114 calls for service and 53 backings of other officers, and made 10 felony and 24 misdemeanor arrests along with writing 35 citations.

Due to Anderson’s due diligence and being proactive in patrolling his area, he made numerous traffic stops that resulted in drug arrests, gun arrests and active warrants.

On Jan. 6, 2020, Anderson initiated a traffic stop at Clubhouse Road and Gill Road after seeing a vehicle with glow underbody blue lights. Upon approaching the vehicle, he observed a handgun behind the passenger’s seat. The driver was arrested for no pistol permit and cited for the blue lights.

The next day, Anderson initiated a traffic stop at Broad Street and Virginia Street. The driver did not have a license. The passenger sitting in the backseat of the vehicle gave a false name. After finding out his real name, it was discovered that he had an active warrant for certain persons forbidden to possess a firearm. The passenger had a rifle with a box of ammunition in his possession.  Anderson arrested him on the warrant.

On Jan. 11, 2020, Anderson initiated a traffic stop at Houston Street and Dublin Street. A strong odor of alcohol was coming from the driver and his speech was slurred. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. While inventorying the vehicle prior to it being impounded, Anderson found crack cocaine under the passenger’s seat. The passenger was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.

At Duval Street and Dauphin Island Parkway on Jan. 16, 2020, Anderson initiated a traffic stop. The passenger of the vehicle immediately fled. Anderson stayed with the driver and found a large amount of marijuana. There were also baggies in the vehicle along with scales and $1,100 cash.

Anderson’s most significant arrest occurred Jan. 31, 2020. First Precinct officers responded to a report of a carjacking on Dauphin Island Parkway. The victim advised that an unknown man approached him armed with a gun and took his vehicle with his girlfriend still inside.

Anderson began patrolling the area and observed the vehicle traveling westbound on Brill Road. He attempted to stop the vehicle but the suspect refused to stop. This led to a vehicle pursuit. The suspect bailed out of the vehicle and then ran on foot. He was apprehended by Anderson. The suspect was charged with robbery first degree, kidnapping, rape first degree, sodomy first degree, certain persons forbidden to possess a firearm and attempting to elude.

The Mobile Police Department honored Anderson at the Officer of Month Luncheon held Feb. 12, 2020 at the Azalea City Golf Course Club. The Midtown Optimist Club sponsored the luncheon.

January 2020

Noah AndersonPrecinct 1

December 2019

Blake Duke Precinct 3

The Mobile Police Department has named Blake Duke the Officer of the Month for December 2019. Duke joined the department in September 2018, and works patrol in the Third Precinct. For the month of December, he responded to 137 calls for service, backed on 76 calls and self-initiated 69 proactive policing stops. Duke made 24 felony and 93 misdemeanor arrests, and wrote 128 tickets.

Duke’s superiors describe him as an excellent police officer dedicated to serving and protecting. He strives to deter crime and has removed drugs and stolen guns off the streets of Mobile as well as cleared several outstanding warrants. Among Duke’s notable calls, here are a few highlights.

On Dec. 10, 2019, Duke responded to a medical call at Springhill Ave. and McLean Ave. While Duke was en route, the call was updated with information that help was needed as the patient had jumped out of the caregiver’s vehicle at the traffic light of the intersection.

When the officers arrived, the patient had run away from his caregiver. Duke remained in the area and helped the caregiver search for the patient. The concern was that the patient would get lost due to having a diminished mental capacity.

The patient was soon located but needed rescuing. He had crawled inside a 75 feet drainage pipe. Duke tied a rope around his waist and crawled into the drainage pipe. A rope was tied around the patient and he was pulled to safety. The patient was transported to the hospital by ambulance.

On Dec. 13, 2019, Duke was patrolling in the area of St. Stephens Road and Lafayette St. when he saw a suspect wanted by the Narcotics Unit. The suspect saw Duke and attempted to elude. He quickly parked his car on the corner, flagged down another car and got inside.

Duke pulled over the vehicle. As he approached, the suspect who was sitting in the front passenger seat appeared to be trying to hide something. The suspect was detained and searched for weapons. Duke noticed that a clear plastic bag of marijuana was hanging out of the suspect’s front pocket. When the vehicle was searched, 12 plastic bags of marijuana were found in the vehicle. The suspect was charged with possession of marijuana first degree and transported to Metro Jail.

On Dec. 15, 2019, Duke was patrolling the area of St. Stephens Road and Dunbar St. He noticed a vehicle that did not look right parked on the side of the road next to one of the night club establishments. When he stopped to check it out, he saw damage to the interior of the vehicle that was consistent with a stolen vehicle. When Duke ran the vehicle, he discovered it had been stolen from the club next door. The vehicle was reported stolen on Dec. 6, 2019.

On Dec. 23, 2019, Duke responded to the area of St. Stephens Road and Seale St. in reference to a stolen vehicle. The vehicle was reported stolen the prior night with a description of the suspect. Duke approached on foot in order to get closer to the suspects before they had a chance to run. He spotted one of the suspects described. As he gained position, the suspect became aware of Duke’s presence and took off running. Duke was able to apprehend him after a short foot pursuit. There were two handguns recovered from the vehicle.

The Mobile Police Department will honor Duke at the Officer of the Month luncheon set for Jan. 15, 2020 at noon at the Azalea City Golf Course Club, 1000 Gaillard Drive. The Midtown Optimist Club sponsors the luncheon.

December 2019

Blake DukePrecinct 3

November 2019

Blakely Miles Precinct 1

The Mobile Police Department has named Blakely Miles the Officer of the Month for November 2019. Joining the department in September 2016, Miles works patrol in the First Precinct. During the month, he responded to 91 calls for service and assisted with 36 backings, and accumulated 16 felony and 57 misdemeanor arrests.

Miles is commended for showing dedication and enthusiasm while conducting his duties. According to his superiors, his proactive and positive approach to his job is infectious in that it rubs off on his squad mates. The majority of Miles’ arrests for the month were a direct result of him being proactive.

On November 1, 2019, Miles initiated a traffic stop near the intersection of First Street and Pake Avenue on a suspicious vehicle. Upon investigation, 37 grams of marijuana and a digital scale were found. The driver was arrested for possession of marijuana first degree and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The next day, Miles responded to the area of Cheshire Drive and Holly Brook Drive in reference to multiple suspects looking through vehicle windows. As Miles approached a suspicious vehicle, he smelled a strong odor of marijuana and observed a firearm in the front passenger floorboard. An additional firearm was found underneath the driver seat as well as a bag of marijuana and a digital scale on the floorboard.

The driver was arrested for no pistol permit. The front seat passenger was arrested for no pistol permit and marijuana second degree. The backseat passenger was arrested on five felony warrants for unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle.

On November 6, 2019, officers responded to a call of one shot at Doyle Park. After determining that the shots came from the parking lot, Miles located and marked 18 fired cartridge casings in the area. Miles ensured that all evidence was located, marked and preserved in order to aid the investigation of a homicide.

While patrolling his beat on November 12, 2019 at Dauphin Island Parkway near Tallahassee Drive, Miles saw a vehicle pass by going approximately 75 miles per hour. Miles initiated a traffic stop. The driver exited the vehicle acting erratic stating he had warrants. Upon a pat down, a firearm was located in the driver’s jacket pocket. He was arrested for no pistol permit.

On November 21, 2019, Miles received a call that a citizen was following a DUI driver on southbound Rangeline Road. The citizen broke contact but Miles continued to search the area. He located the vehicle in a median on Rangeline Road just south of Hamilton Blvd. The driver was transported to Metro Jail and charged with DUI.

On December 1, 2019, First Precinct officers responded to the Speed Stop at 1861 Government Street in reference to a commercial robbery. It was determined that the suspect used force against the employee to open the cash register and took the cash. After obtaining information on what the suspect was driving, Miles spotted the vehicle. Upon search of the vehicle, he located 28 grams of marijuana and five hydrocodone pills in the vehicle. The suspect was arrested and charged with marijuana first degree and possession of controlled substance.

The Mobile Police Department will honor Miles at the Officer of the Month Luncheon to be held at the Azalea City Golf Course Club on December 11, 2019 at noon. The Midtown Optimist Club sponsors the luncheon.

November 2019

Blakely MilesPrecinct 1

October 2019

David Reyes Precinct 1

The Mobile Police Department is pleased to announce that David Reyes is the Officer of the Month for October 2019. Joining the force in March 2016, Reyes works patrol in the First Precinct. During the month of October, he serviced 106 calls and backed other officers on an additional 48 calls for service. Reyes made 22 felony and 44 misdemeanor arrests, and issued 36 citations.

Described as respectful to his supervisors, co-workers and the members of the community, Reyes is recognized for going above and beyond the necessary duties of a police officer to ensure all citizens feel safer on the road and in their homes and businesses. He has demonstrated dedication of duty and a relentless pursuit of criminals.

On Oct. 8, 2019, Reyes stopped a vehicle on Duval Street, and during the investigation discovered the driver to be in possession of an altered stolen weapon. The passenger was in possession of narcotics. Later that same evening, Reyes stopped another vehicle in the same area resulting in the confiscation of oxycodone and marijuana as well as the seizure of $1,000.

On Oct. 11, 2019, he conducted a traffic stop on Clubhouse Road and subsequently arrested the driver who was found in possession of a stolen firearm and marijuana.

On Oct. 26, 2019, Reyes took a report of a vehicle burglary from a victim. He obtained a surveillance photo from the business where the crime occurred. Later in the shift, he was working a traffic collision and identified the passenger as the suspect in the earlier vehicle burglary. Reyes was able to arrest and charge the suspect for the crime.

The next day, Reyes responded to a robbery alarm on Dauphin Island Parkway. He arrived as the suspects were pulling out of the parking lot. Reyes stopped the suspects’ vehicle and apprehended one of the occupants for theft of property.

The Mobile Police Department will honor Reyes at the Officer of the Month Luncheon on Nov. 13, 2019 at noon. The Midtown Optimist Club sponsors the luncheon, which is held at the Azalea City Golf Course Club, 1000 Gaillard Drive.

October 2019

David ReyesPrecinct 1

September 2019

Jantzen Ward Precinct 1

The Mobile Police Department is proud to name Jantzen Ward the Officer of the Month for September 2019. Ward has been on the force for two years and works patrol in the First Precinct. During the month of September, he responded to 101 calls for service and 50 backings. Ward made six felony and 10 misdemeanor arrests and wrote 12 citations.

Because of Ward’s due diligence in patrolling his area, the numerous traffic stops and citizen contacts he made resulted in several arrests for illegal activity and warrants. All of his contacts and arrests were self-initiated.

On Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, Ward was patrolling his area when he observed a man loitering at the Food Mart located at 501 Broad Street. He approached the man to investigate why he was hanging outside of the store. During the stop, it was determined that the man had a felony warrant for unlawful distribution of a controlled substance. He was arrested.

On Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, Ward conducted a traffic stop at Ann St. and Illinois St. The vehicle was occupied with a male driver and female passenger. The female gave Ward a false name and the male driver stated he did not know her name. Through further investigation, Ward determined that the driver picked up the female from the streets for relations in exchange for food from Checkers. The transaction took place prior to the traffic stop. Both were arrested. The man was charged with patronizing a prostitute and the woman was charged with soliciting for prostitution.

A few days later, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, Ward noticed a black Kia Optima parked on a vacant lot behind 513 Marine St. and decided to investigate. He observed a known drug dealer asleep in the driver seat of the vehicle and drug paraphernalia sitting on the console. Ward knew that this drug dealer always attempts to elude police when stopped. So he took swift action to remove him from the vehicle before he realized a police officer was there.

The keen observation on Ward’s part led to finding marijuana packaged for sale, crack cocaine, and an unlabeled bottle filled with Xanax pills. The drug dealer was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana first degree and unlawful possession of a controlled substance. He also had a felony warrant for unlawful distribution of a controlled substance.

On Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, Ward was patrolling his area when he observed two men sitting inside a Nissan Rogue with the driver door open behind Life Line Church, 106 South Broad St. The driver threw an item toward the passenger when he saw Ward approaching the vehicle. The item was crack cocaine. One of the men spontaneously uttered that they were smoking crack. Both were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance. The driver was also charged with failure to obey a police officer and resisting arrest.

On Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, Ward had to call paramedics to the scene of a man lying in front of St. Joseph Missionary Baptist Church located at 661 Broad Street. The man appeared to be under the influence of some unknown narcotics, although he denied such. Paramedics checked his vitals to make sure he was okay. Ward found the man to be in possession of a drug paraphernalia used to inhale meth. He was arrested on a traffic warrant and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The Mobile Police Department honored Ward for his excellent police duty at the Officer of the Month Luncheon held Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at the Azalea City Golf Course. The Midtown Optimist Club sponsored the luncheon.

September 2019

Jantzen WardPrecinct 1

August 2019

Rory Graves Precinct 2

The Mobile Police Department has named Rory Graves the Officer of the Month for August 2019. Joining the department in March 2018, Graves is assigned patrol in the Second Precinct. During the month of August, he made 19 felony and 53 misdemeanor arrests, issued 20 citations, and served as the primary officer on 101 calls and as the backing officer on 58 calls.

Graves is described as respectful of his supervisors, co-workers and members of the community. He is commended for going above and beyond the necessary duties to ensure the citizens of Mobile feel safe.

While Graves was patrolling through the parking lot of Roadway Inn located on 5488 Inn Road on Aug. 13 shortly after 11 p.m., he noticed a suspicious vehicle backed in a parking space occupied by several people. He spoke with the property security guard who advised that the people were not staying at the hotel. While detaining the occupants of the vehicle due to showing they had active warrants, Graves noticed a purple crown royal bag on the seat. The bag contained syringes.

Upon further investigation, Graves recovered illegal narcotics along with multiple pills that tested positive for methamphetamine pressed into a pill form. There were also two small children inside the vehicle. DHR and a detective with the Child Advocacy Center arrived on the scene and took the children for their safety. All occupants of the vehicle were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

On Aug. 21, 2019 at 9:40 p.m., Graves and other officers were dispatched to the Burger King parking lot located at 5380 Hwy. 90 in reference to a woman stabbing a man. Officers found the man with a stab wound to his back. Graves quickly canvassed the area and located the woman. She was charged with domestic violence second degree.

A couple of days later, Graves initiated a traffic stop on a green 2000 Ford Expedition with no tag light. He was informed by dispatch that the tag on the vehicle came back to a white Chevrolet pickup truck. After the occupants of the vehicle were removed, Graves noticed an H&R 12 gauge shotgun in the front passenger compartment. Upon entering the front passenger’s name into the system, it was found that his name was listed as a suspect in a burglary where an H&R 12 gauge shotgun was taken. Graves also located three small baggies containing meth and several syringes and glass pipes throughout the vehicle. The front passsenger was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property first degree. All occupants of the vehicle were charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

On Aug. 31, 2019 at 7:42 p.m., police were dispatched to Huron Road in reference to a man outside attempting to break into the home of his children’s mother. He was using a screwdriver to pry open one of windows to the bedroom and stated he would do bodily harm to her once he got inside. Graves and other officers arrived just minutes after being dispatched. The man was ordered to stop but instead he jumped a fence running into a small wood line and then into a neighbor’s yard. Through Officer Graves’ persistence and determination, he was able to pursue the man on foot and capture him. The man was charged with domestic violence second degree and attempted burglary second degree.

Later that night, Graves and another officer were dispatched to the Roadway Inn in reference to an anonymous caller stating a Fox 10 Fugitive Files featured suspect was spotted. They located the suspect matching the description from the caller. When questioned, the suspect refused to give his name. But, Graves recognized the suspect from a previous BOLO that was issued on the suspect being wanted in connection to a theft of property. He was also wanted by the Dauphin Island Police Department on three active burglary charges and five misdemeanor warrants. Crystal meth, syringes and scales were also found in his possession. The suspect was arrested on additional charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and obstruction of justice.

The Mobile Police Department will honor Graves at the Office of the Month Luncheon sponsored by the Midtown Optimist Club. The luncheon will take place Sept. 18, 2019 at the Azalea City Golf Course Club, 1000 Gaillard Drive, at noon.

August 2019

Rory GravesPrecinct 2

July 2019

Terry Sexon Precinct 4

The Mobile Police Department has named Terry Sexton the Officer of the Month for July 2019. After working in investigations as a firefighter with Mobile Fire-Rescue for nine years, Sexton transferred to become a police officer. In April 2018, he was assigned to work patrol in the Fourth Precinct. During the month of July, Sexton serviced 68 calls and 49 backings, made 26 felony and 18 misdemeanor arrests, and wrote eight traffic citations.

Sexton is commended for his commitment and professionalism to duty. His quick thinking and ability to gather information and share it with other key units led to the capture of the suspects involved in multiple burglaries and robberies.

On July 8, 2019, Sexton responded to the area surrounding the Publix located on University Blvd. and Airport Blvd. in an effort to assist the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) with locating the suspect who had just robbed Little Caesars at Moffett Road and Schillinger Road. MCSO obtained additional information that the suspect was in the area of Walmart on the Beltline Service Road. Sexton went to the area and spotted the suspect’s vehicle, a maroon van. He located the suspect inside the van.

Sexton kept his eyes on the suspect and van and maneuvered police units into position to take the wanted suspect into custody. As units approached the suspect, he attempted to move toward the front of the vehicle but was stopped by officers who were pre-positioned.

When officers searched the vehicle they found a loaded handgun in the front of the van. Because of Sexton’s actions and attention to detail he did not let the suspect reach the loaded weapon to harm any individuals or police officers. When the suspect was interviewed by investigators, he confessed to multiple burglaries and robberies in several states. He also had numerous felony and misdemeanor warrants from Texas and Louisiana. The suspect was charged with 23 felonies and 13 misdemeanors.

On July 27, 2019, a 2007 black Cadillac Escalade was stolen for the Texaco gas station located at Wolf Ridge Road and Moffett Road. Sexton responded to the call and conducted the initial investigation. He gathered the stolen vehicle information in an attempt to locate the vehicle. When the stolen vehicle was spotted, a pursuit was initiated. The vehicle was heading back to the area of Moffett Road and Wolf Ridge Road. Sexton moved into the area and established a perimeter. The suspects involved were soon taken into custody.

The Mobile Police Department will honor Sexton at the Officer of the Month Luncheon, sponsored by the Midtown Optimist Club. The luncheon will be held at the Azalea City Golf Course Club, 1000 Gaillard Drive, at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019.

 

July 2019

Terry SexonPrecinct 4

June 2019

Bradley Latham Precinct 2

The Mobile Police Department has named Bradley Latham the Officer of the Month for June 2019. Serving as a police officer for 15 years, Latham works patrol in the Second Precinct. During the month of June, he responded to 97 calls for service, backed on 57 calls, issued 12 traffic citations, and made 17 felony and 12 misdemeanor arrests.

Latham takes upon himself to gather information on wanted suspects in the Second Precinct area and attempts to serve felony and misdemeanor warrants on these individuals. His effort has directly resulted in the reduction of crimes.

On May 31, 2019 at approximately 11:41 p.m., Latham and another officer responded to a residential burglary on Quimby Drive. The homeowner said she was lying on the couch waiting for her teenage son to come home. She heard the back sliding glass door open. Expecting to see her son, instead she saw an unknown man. She alerted him of her presence and the man ran.

Officers spoke with the victim’s husband. He said several items were removed from the residence and placed outside, next to the door. The burglar had also ransacked their vehicle.

Latham stayed in the area for a while after the initial call due to other complaints of possible burglary. He observed a man bail out of a white Ford Explorer nearby occupied by two other people. He initiated a foot pursuit but the man was able to elude capture. When Latham returned, the Ford Explorer was abandoned at the dead end of Nannette Drive. He discovered that the vehicle had been stolen.

A few days later, Latham responded to the 8000 block of Huber Drive to search for the suspect, as this was an area he found that the suspect frequents. After speaking with neighbors, Latham got information that the suspect had just taken his grandmother for her radiation treatments at USA Mitchell Cancer Institute. The suspect was located in the waiting room and taken into custody.

After questioning and the suspect admitting to his crimes, Latham transported him to the Mobile County Metro Jail. He was booked on the felony charges of burglary second degree, burglary third degree and unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle.

On June 15, 2019 at approximately 2:57 p.m., Latham was dispatched to a domestic dispute involving child custody. Upon arrival, Latham recognized the man involved as being wanted in reference to several thefts that had occurred at Walmart. During the months of March, April and May, Walmart experienced a rash of thefts from the same suspect, as identified by surveillance video.

After settling the child custody issue, Latham arrested the man and booked him into Mobile County Metro Jail on charges of criminal trespass third degree and theft of property fourth degree, with several additional charges pending.

On June 16, 2019, while patrolling the hotels on Inn Road in an attempt to locate a wanted felon, Latham observed a man exit a minivan. But, he was dispatched to a traffic accident with injury and had to leave the area. He heard dispatch bolo the minivan as recently being stolen from the Fourth Precinct. Latham advised Fourth Precinct officers that he had just seen the minivan at the Roadway Inn, on Inn Road, and indicated who was occupying the vehicle. Fourth Precinct units responded to Roadway Inn and were able to take the suspect into custody. While Latham certainly could have withheld the information, so as to make the arrest himself, he instead chose to work in cooperation with other units to ensure the suspect was apprehended.

On June 30, 2019, Latham was dispatched to a call involving trespassers living in a vacant residence posted for sale. The suspects had barricaded themselves inside. Latham quickly established a perimeter around the residence with his backing unit and called for assistance.

When additional help arrived, Latham forced entered the residence directing a room to room search. He observed two suspects hiding in the attic. He was able to talk one suspect into surrendering. The second suspect attempted to break out of the attic through the roof vent but he was soon apprehended. Several stolen items were discovered inside the residence.

The apprehension of the suspects and clearance of these cases is a direct result of Latham’s professionalism, calm demeanor and dedication to his profession. 

The Mobile Police Department will honor Latham at the Officer of the Month Luncheon on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at noon. The luncheon is sponsored by the Midtown Optimist Club and is held at the Azalea City Golf Course Club, 1000 Gaillard Drive.

June 2019

Bradley LathamPrecinct 2

May 2019

Blake Duke Precinct 3

Blake Duke has been named the Mobile Police Department Officer of the Month for May 2019. On the force since September 2018, Duke is assigned as a patrol officer in the Third Precinct. For the month of May, he responded to 90 calls for service, backed on 79 other calls, made seven felony and 79 misdemeanor arrests, and wrote 133 tickets.

Duke is commended for his dedication to remove drugs and stolen guns off the streets of Mobile and clear several outstanding warrants. He made 69 self-initiated proactive policing stops. Here are a few of his notable calls.

On May 2, 2019 at approximately 10:20 p.m., Duke spotted a vehicle without a tag light. He attempted to stop the vehicle at Dr. MLK Jr. Ave. and English St. The vehicle continued down Dr. MLK Jr. Ave. for approximately a quarter of a mile and then turned left onto Live Oak St. The vehicle was occupied by four people. The driver stated he did not have a driver's license. Duke discovered that the driver had six warrants, the front seat passenger had five warrants and one of the back seat passengers had one warrant.

The driver was also found in possession of marijuana and Ecstasy pills. While inventorying the vehicle, more marijuana was found along with two handguns. One of the handguns was reported stolen out of the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office. The driver was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana second degree, no pistol permit, receiving stolen property fourth degree and the six active warrants.

On May 5, 2019 at approximately 8:14 p.m., Duke was flagged down in the area of Sullivan Park by a female. She stated there was about to be a fight at the park. As Duke pulled into the parking lot, he heard a single shot fired. Duke observed a crowd of people running and saw a male with a gun in his hand. Immediately, Duke held the male at gunpoint and commanded him to drop the weapon. The male placed the weapon on the ground, and Duke gave him commands to lie in the prone position on the ground.

He recovered the firearm and was able to place the shooter in custody without any officer or other bystander getting hurt. The shooter was charged with no pistol permit, reckless endangerment and shooting a firearm within the city limits.

On May 29, 2019 at approximately 11:50 p.m., Duke initiated a routine traffic stop at the intersection of Peach St. and Menas Ave. The driver immediately exited the vehicle and attempted to enter a gate at the residence. When Duke commanded him to stop, the driver compiled and walked to the back of the truck he was driving.

The driver was found to have 10 active warrants. Upon inventorying the vehicle, Duke observed a glass pipe on the floorboard that was consistent with cocaine use. The driver was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia first degree in addition to the 10 active warrants.  

The Mobile Police Department will honor Duke at the Officer of the Month Luncheon. It will be held at the Azalea City Golf Course, located at 1000 Gaillard Drive, on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at noon. The Midtown Optimist Club sponsors the luncheon.

May 2019

Blake DukePrecinct 3

April 2019

Stephen Corley Precinct 1

Officer Stephen Corley has been named the Mobile Police Department Officer of the Month for April 2019. Corley, who works patrol in the First Precinct, has demonstrated excellence in his overall performance. He responded to 113 calls for service and 60 backings, made 19 felony and 13 misdemeanor arrests, and wrote 11 traffic citations.

Corley’s assigned patrol area is around Dauphin Island Parkway from Duval Street to Interstate 10. While on patrol, he routinely checks on suspicious suspects and vehicles for illegal contraband and warrants. There were several incidents in particular during the month of April in which Corley displayed his dedication to duty.

On April 4, 2019, Corley successfully apprehended a suspect who had just burglarized a convenience store. Officers were dispatched to a commercial burglary alarm at the On the Run Convenient Store off Halls Mill Road. While en route to the location, Corley observed a man riding a bicycle on Halls Mill Road near Pleasant Valley Road in the opposite direction of the store. He was carrying a large blue duffle bag on his back, which appeared suspicious.

As Corley approached, the suspect abandoned the bike and attempted to flee on foot. He had a large amount of single packs of cigarettes and lighters, a large pry bar, vice grips and a small sledge hammer inside the bag. Officers on the scene of the commercial burglary alarm confirmed that the business had been forcibly entered through the rear door. The suspect was caught on video surveillance entering the business through the door and then leaving with several items. It was also determined that the suspect was responsible for two prior burglaries at the same location. He was arrested and charged on all three burglaries.

On April 6, 2019, Corley recovered a stolen motor vehicle. While patrolling a residential neighborhood, he observed a vehicle matching the description of a recently stolen vehicle pass him at a high rate of speed. Corley made a U-turn and attempted to catch up to the vehicle. As he got closer, the vehicle accelerated at a high rate of speed and attempted to get away. After a short pursuit, the vehicle stopped on a dead end street. Four male suspects exited the vehicle and fled the scene on foot into a wooded area. Realizing that he did not yet have a backing officer on the scene with him, Corley stayed with the vehicle rather than foot chase the suspects. After conducting a check of the vehicle, it was confirmed active stolen. The recovered stolen vehicle was then processed for evidence and impounded.

On April 12, 2019, Corley conducted a traffic stop on a white Kia Rio traveling on Duval Street with no tag lights. The passenger of the vehicle told Corley that he did not have any identification on him at the time. However, he did provide his name and date of birth. Corley determined the information given by the passenger to be false. As he questioned the passenger further about his identity, the passenger told the driver to drive away. Corley then removed the passenger from the vehicle and placed him in restraints. While conducting a frisk, Corley discovered several controlled substance prescription pills in his pocket which were believed to be Xanax.

Once Corley was able to get the passenger’s true identity, he discovered that the passenger had active warrants for failure to appear in court and making terrorists threats. The passenger was subsequently arrested on active warrants and also charged with giving false information and possession of a controlled substance.

On April 20, 2019, Corley apprehended a suspect who had an active felony warrant out of the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office for sexual abuse first degree. Corley noticed a man and woman standing in the street arguing with one another. He detained them both in order to figure out what took place. It was determined that the man had an active warrant for sexual abuse first degree. Upon verification of the warrant, the man was arrested and transported to Metro Jail.

On April 25, 2019, Corley located a 2004 Lincoln Navigator bearing an Alabama license plate near the intersection of Dauphin Island Parkway and Duval Street. This was the same vehicle that was issued a BOLO the previous day. Upon initiating blue lights, the driver of the vehicle attempted to elude and led officers on a vehicle pursuit that ended near Johnston Avenue and Gosson Street. The driver and passenger were both detained and transported to the First Precinct to be questioned. Following the interview, both suspects were transported to Metro Jail and charged with attempted burglary third degree and theft of property fourth degree.

For his accomplishments, the Mobile Police Department will honor Corley, who has been on the force since September 2016, at the Officer of the Month Luncheon. The luncheon is sponsored by the Midtown Optimist Club. It will take place Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at noon at the Azalea City Golf Course Club, 1000 Gaillard Drive.

April 2019

Stephen CorleyPrecinct 1

March 2019

Tiffany Monte Precinct 4

Tiffany Monte has been named the Mobile Police Department Officer of the Month for March 2019. Joining the force in October 2015, Monte patrols the Fourth Precinct. She is commended for her proactive policing techniques within her beat, which has led to several drug seizures and arrests. In addition to servicing 65 calls and 21 backings, Monte made 16 felony and 24 misdemeanor arrests.

On March 10, 2019 at approximately 7:30 p.m., she initiated a traffic stop at Moffett Road and Tareyton Drive on a 2002 white Cadillac Deville for a traffic violation. A strong odor of marijuana came from the vehicle as Monte approached it. The occupants were detained and the vehicle was searched for contraband. Monte found a large plastic bag filled with marijuana, 25 Xanax bars, and a 44 caliber handgun stolen out of a residential burglary in September 2018. Two people were arrested on warrants that included attempted burglary and the stolen weapon.

On March 22, 2019 at approximately 2 a.m., Monte was checking Langan Park for suspicious vehicles when she pulled up on a vehicle and noticed the driver looking back at her. She observed him throwing a black 40 caliber Taurus handgun out of the driver’s side window. It was determined that he was on federal probation for several other firearms charges from previous years. The driver was arrested for certain persons forbidden and transported to Metro Jail.

The Mobile Police Department will honor Monte at the Officer of the Month Luncheon on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at noon. It will take place at the Azalea City Golf Course Club located at 1000 Gaillard Dr. The Midtown Optimist Club sponsors the luncheon each month.

March 2019

Tiffany MontePrecinct 4

February 2019

Raymond Grissett Precinct 1

The Mobile Police Department has named Detective Raymond Grissett the Officer of the Month for February 2019. Grissett has been with the department since September 2014 and is assigned to the First Precinct General Investigation Division. For the month of February, he investigated 33 felony cases and cleared 21 of those cases. Grissett is recognized for his hard work in solving theft cases at a hotel where $50,000 in stolen property was recovered.

On Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019 at approximately 3 p.m., First Precinct units were dispatched to the Marriott Hotel located at 3101 Airport Blvd. in reference to a series of reported thefts from guest rooms. Grissett responded to the scene to conduct the investigation. He interviewed the 12 victims and obtained a list of the items stolen.

During the investigation, a suspect was identified. A housekeeper was linked to all the rooms where the thefts had occurred. His housekeeping master key had accessed each of the guest rooms.

On Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, Grissett discovered that the suspect had pawned a diamond necklace at Eddie’s Pawn Shop located at Springhill Ave. and I-65. He soon received information that the Foley Police Department arrested the suspect on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019.

Grissett executed a search warrant at the suspect’s residence. He found several stolen gift cards and a single diamond earring that was reported stolen from the hotel. During the consented search of the vehicle, more gift cards belonging to the victims were discovered as well as two sets of Apple AirPods that were reported stolen.

On Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, Grissett interviewed the suspect at the Baldwin County Jail. He confessed to all the thefts that had occurred at the Marriott Hotel.

The Mobile Police Department will honor Grissett at the Officer of the Month Luncheon on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at noon. Sponsored by the Midtown Optimist Club, the luncheon will be held at the Azalea City Golf Course Club located at 1000 Gaillard Drive.

February 2019

Raymond GrissettPrecinct 1

January 2019

Griffin Mullinix Precinct 3

The Mobile Police Department has named Griffin Mullinix the Officer of the Month for January 2019. Mullinix joined the department in September 2016, and is currently assigned to work patrol in the Third Precinct. For the month of January, he responded to 93 calls for service, backed on 65 other calls, and made four felony and 77 misdemeanor arrests.

According to his supervisor, Mullinix has shown himself to be an excellent officer who strives to deter crime through his diligent service. His efforts to be proactive have served the Mobile community well. Mullinix removed drugs and stolen guns off the streets and cleared several outstanding warrants. His notable calls include the following.

On Jan. 12, 2019, at approximately 11 p.m., Mullinix responded to a traffic hazard complaint at I-65 Service Road and Moffett Road. A man was sitting in his vehicle asleep at the traffic light. When Mullinix made contact with the driver, he had to wake him up. As the driver opened his car door, Mullinix could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Marijuana was found under the driver’s seat. The man was arrested for possession of marijuana second degree and issued a citation for revoked driver’s license.

Around 8 p.m. on Jan. 22, 2019, Mullinix stopped a vehicle at Ann St. and Caroline Ave. for having a switched tag. The driver of the vehicle was found to have three warrants for traffic violations. The driver gave consent for a vehicle search. Marijuana was found under the front passenger seat. The driver was arrested for possession of marijuana first degree due to a previous guilty plea of possession of marijuana second degree.

On Jan. 27, 2019, at approximately 7:45 p.m., Mullinix saw a vehicle with a tag that expired October 2017. He stopped the vehicle at Irvine Road and Pathway Place. The driver was found to have a warrant out of Chickasaw Police Department for speeding. He gave consent to have his vehicle searched. Mullinix discovered a digital scale and marijuana in the center console. There was loose marijuana under the driver’s seat. The driver was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana second degree.

A few days later, Jan. 31, 2019 around midnight, Mullinix stopped a suspicious vehicle at North Catherine St. and Government St. The vehicle had a switched tag. The driver of the vehicle was ran and came back with a warrant for unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle. When the driver and other occupants stepped out of the vehicle, Mullinix could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A plastic bag of marijuana and a handgun were found under the driver’s seat. The gun was determined stolen out of Birmingham Police Department. A second handgun was found under the front passenger seat, and was found stolen out of Mobile Police Department. The driver was charged with receiving stolen property, possession of marijuana second degree and no pistol permit along with his active warrant. The front seat passenger was charged with receiving stolen property fourth degree, no pistol permit, and an active warrant for certain persons forbidden to possess a firearm.

The Mobile Police Department will honor Mullinix at the Officer of the Month Luncheon held Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 at noon. The luncheon will take place at the Azalea City Golf Course Club located at 1000 Gaillard Drive. The Midtown Optimist Club sponsors the luncheon.

January 2019

Griffin MullinixPrecinct 3

December 2018

Joshua Nix Precinct 2

The Mobile Police Department has named Joshua Nix the Officer of the Month for December 2018. Joining the force in June 2011, Nix works patrol in the Second Precinct. With his keen attention to detail, Nix apprehended several suspects connected to vehicle and residential burglaries and thefts.

On Dec. 5, 2018 at approximately 5:24 a.m., Nix responded to audible alarms at Twin Oaks Recycling, 6762 Old Pascagoula Road. Upon arrival, there were no alarms sounding in the area. However, with Nix having knowledge of the area he entered the secured gate and walked the property. He observed that dome lights were on in five 18-wheeler trucks. He then noticed one 18-wheeler truck stuck in the mud loaded with batteries. Inside the truck was also a woman. She was charged with five counts of unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle and theft of property first degree.

Shortly before 1 p.m. on Dec. 17, 2018, Nix responded to a burglary in progress call at the 7400 block of Saybrook Blvd. He found the front window of the home broken and the victim hiding in the bathroom. There did not seem to be any entry made. Nix reviewed camera surveillance of the victim’s residence, which showed a man armed with a crowbar. With now a description, Nix quickly located the man who attempted to burglarize the home, finding him next door, and made the arrest.

On the morning of Dec. 23, 2018, officers were dispatched to the 9300 block of Cottage Park Drive South for a report of another burglary in progress. According to the witness, a gray Nissan Altima was parked in the resident’s driveway occupied by three suspects. One suspect was seen kicking in the door of the house. As officers saturated the area, they located the vehicle. A traffic stop was initiated where the vehicle pulled into a driveway at the 4400 block of Dawes Road. The suspects got out and ran from the vehicle. A perimeter was set up. Nix observed a set of footprints from the vehicle and followed them. He was able to locate one of the suspects and took him into custody.  There were a total of four suspects involved in the burglary. All four were located and charged with burglary third degree.

For the month of December, Nix responded to 63 calls for service and 29 backings. He made 14 felony and five misdemeanor arrests, and wrote eight tickets.

The Mobile Police Department will honor Nix at the Officer of the Month Luncheon, sponsored by the Midtown Optimist Club, on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 at noon. The luncheon will be held at the Azalea City Golf Course Club, 1000 Gaillard Drive.

December 2018

Joshua NixPrecinct 2

November 2018

Daniel Marlin Precinct 1

The Mobile Police Department recognizes Daniel Marlin as the Officer of the Month for November 2018. Joining the department in January 2016, Marlin works patrol in the First Precinct. He is commended for removing a burglary suspect off the streets.

On Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, at approximately 11:29 p.m., Marlin was working off duty at Mobile Infirmary when he noticed a gold Chevrolet Impala circling the parking area of the hospital. The Impala matched the description of the vehicle observed at several recent vehicle burglaries.

Marlin stopped the vehicle and detained the suspect. While waiting for the detective to arrive on scene, he checked the vehicle and discovered the items taken from the reported vehicle burglaries.

During the stop, a victim approached the officers stating that his vehicle was burglarized at the location. The suspect later confessed to breaking into several vehicles at the hospital and stealing items from each of the vehicles.

Officers also found credit cards in the suspect’s vehicle, possibly belonging to additional victims. The suspect was taken to Metro Jail and charged with six counts of unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle.

For the month of November, Marlin responded to 75 calls for service and 57 backings. He made six felony and 16 misdemeanor arrests, and wrote four traffic citations and two UNTC citations.

The Mobile Police Department will honor Marlin for his service to the community at the Officer of the Month luncheon set for noon Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 at the Azalea City Golf Course Club, 1000 Gaillard Drive. The Midtown Optimist Club sponsors the Officer of the Month luncheons.

November 2018

Daniel MarlinPrecinct 1

October 2018

James Ainsworth Precinct 1

The Mobile Police Department has named James Ainsworth the Officer of the Month for October 2018. Joining the force in March 2017, Ainsworth works patrol in the First Precinct. He is commended for his great observational skills. Over a three-day period, Ainsworth removed a burglary suspect, robbery suspect and homicide suspect from the streets of Mobile.

On Oct. 5, 2018, at approximately 8:20 p.m., a residence in the 1400 block of Government St. was burglarized. The responding officer was able to disseminate a suspect’s picture from the home surveillance system to all squad members. Another officer received information as to who the suspect could possibly be and the area in which he may be found. Around 4 a.m., while searching the area of RV Taylor housing community, Ainsworth spotted and apprehended the burglary suspect still wearing the same clothing as pictured in the video surveillance.

The next night at about 9 p.m., a Mobile citizen was walking in the area of Duval and Kellogg Streets when a known person approached him, pulled a gun on him, and demanded him to give up his property. A second suspect assisted in the robbery. While Ainsworth was taking the report, a bystander pointed out the suspect who was driving pass the location. Without hesitation, Ainsworth immediately went after the suspect and was able to apprehend him a few blocks away.

On Oct. 7, 2018, at approximately 9:55 p.m., police were dispatched to the 300 block of Michigan Ave. in reference to a shooting. A witness provided a description of the fleeing suspect. This allowed Ainsworth to locate and apprehend the suspect a block away. Unfortunately, the victim succumbed to her injuries. But, thanks to the quick work of Ainsworth, a homicide suspect was quickly taken off the streets of Mobile.

For the month of October, Ainsworth responded to 119 calls for service and 77 backup calls. He made three felony and 12 misdemeanor arrests.

The Mobile Police Department will honor Ainsworth at the Officer of the Month Luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 at noon. Sponsored by the Midtown Optimist Club, the luncheon will be held at the Azalea City Golf Course Club, 1000 Gaillard Drive.

 

October 2018

James AinsworthPrecinct 1

September 2018

Jacob Allen Precinct 1

The Mobile Police Department has named Jacob Allen the Officer of the Month for September 2018. Hired in March 2017, Allen is assigned to Precinct 1 and works patrol. He responded to 89 calls for service, 35 backings, and made five felony and 19 misdemeanor arrests. Allen is commended for demonstrating excellence in his overall performance during the month.

On Sept. 10, 2018 around 9:20 p.m., Allen responded to the Raceway Service Station, at the corner of Government St. and McVay Drive, in reference to a suspicious person trying to sell a pistol in the parking lot. He located the man behind Best Buy and found in his possession a pistol wrapped in a red and white jersey. The man attempted to elude, but Allen was able to take him into custody without incident. The pistol was reported stolen out of the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office.

At approximately 8:23 p.m. on Sept. 19, 2018, Allen and his backing officer were dispatched to the 300 block of Alder Ave. in reference to a domestic situation. Upon arrival, they saw a woman walking down the street bleeding heavily from her right arm. She approached the officers and told them that her boyfriend pulled out a gun during an argument and threatened to shoot her while both her kids were present. When she attempted to get her kids and leave, he pushed her through a glass window causing a severe cut to her arm. The woman was able to get her kids out and take them to their grandfather’s house down the street.

Allen requested medical. Due to the amount of blood the woman lost and that she was losing consciousness, he immediately applied first aid until medical arrived. The woman was transported to the hospital. A complaint was filed for domestic violence assault second degree and domestic violence reckless endangerment third degree.

On Sept. 24, 2018 at approximately 7:50 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of Johnston St. in reference to a possible burglary in progress. The victim stated that she entered her residence through the garage and noticed that items in the garage appeared to be out of place, which led her to call police. Allen helped search the house and discovered a man in the living room on the couch.

The victim stated she did not know the man and that he had no right to be in her residence. He appeared to have made a forced entry into the residence. Allen also located a homemade cigarette containing a green leafy substance half-smoked by the man. He was arrested and charged with burglary third degree and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

For his accomplishments, the Mobile Police Department will honor Allen at the Officer of the Month Luncheon held noon on Oct. 10, 2018 at the Azalea City Golf Course Club, 1000 Gaillard Drive. The Midtown Optimist Club sponsors the luncheon.

September 2018

Jacob AllenPrecinct 1

August 2018

Daniel Marlin Precinct 1

The Mobile Police Department has named Daniel Marlin the Officer of the Month for August 2018. Marlin joined the force in March 2016, and works patrol in Precinct 1. During the month, Marlin responded to 100 calls for service and 24 backings. He made 16 felony and 126 misdemeanor arrests, and wrote three traffic citations.

Working his first assignment in August since graduating from the Police Academy, Marlin is commended for removing several criminal suspects and contraband off the streets in Mobile.

On Aug. 4, 2018 at approximately 9:23 a.m., Marlin conducted a traffic stop on a green 1997 GMC Sierra at Duval Street and Murray Hill Court due to the driver failing to use a turn signal. The driver did not have a driver license on him. After conducting a search on the driver, Marlin found 11 Xanax bars and a controlled substance in a small plastic bag in his pocket. The driver’s vehicle was impounded, and he was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and transported to Metro Jail.

A few days later on Aug. 8, 2018, Marlin recognized two people walking southbound at George and Palmetto Streets as suspects from a previous call and conducted a stop due to them acting suspicious. The man was found to be in possession of a small silver pipe containing an unknown substance, a needle syringe and a small clear plastic bag containing two small pills. The woman had an active warrant out of the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office for possession of drug paraphernalia. Both were arrested.

At the intersection of Halls Mill Road at Holcombe Avenue on Aug. 23, 2018, Marlin conducted a traffic stop on a silver Toyota Corolla for having no tag displayed. Upon further investigation, he found an expired Washington County registered sex offender identification card in the man’s wallet. He had not registered as a sex offender since 2016. He also had a warrant for theft of property first degree and burglary third degree out of the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office. Marlin also discovered that the vehicle the man was driving was stolen out of Mobile in May 2018. The vehicle was impounded and the man was arrested.

On Aug. 19, 2018, at approximately 6:18 a.m., Marlin and another officer were dispatched to the 1600 block of Government Street for a report of a man forcing entry into a residence. Upon arrival, Marlin found the man asleep in the victim’s bed. The victim stated she had been dating the man for about two months. That morning they had a verbal altercation. Police responded and told the man to leave the residence. Later that evening, he returned and began banging on the victim’s doors and windows and kicked in the door to enter. The victim attempted to flee but he grabbed her by the hair and took her phone. She was able to hide in the pantry. She said he started drinking and that was when she escaped the apartment to call police. The man was arrested and charged with burglary second degree.

Marlin aggressively patrols his assigned area including the businesses, schools, churches and residential sections within his beat. He is recognized for being able to handle himself very well with little assistance from his fellow squad members and supervisor, and for assisting other officers on high volume calls for service.

The Mobile Police Department will honor Marlin at the Officer of the Month Luncheon set for Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 at noon. Sponsored by the Midtown Optimist Club, the luncheon will be held at the Azalea City Golf Course Club, 1000 Gaillard Drive. The public is invited to attend.

August 2018

Daniel MarlinPrecinct 1

July 2018

Justin Washam Precinct 2

The Mobile Police Department honored Justin Washam with the Officer of the Month Award for July 2018. Washam began his career with the department in February 2015. For the past three years, he has served in patrol at Precinct 2.

According to his superiors, Washam has a professional demeanor and establishes quick rapport with the citizens of Mobile to give them the very best service possible. Here are a few examples of his exemplary service.

On Monday, July 2, 2018, Washam was responding to a call of one armed with a gun. When en route to the location, he was flagged down by a vehicle leaving the area of the call. Washam observed the man in the passenger seat covered in blood and in obvious distress. The man exited the vehicle yelling “help me” at which point he fell against the police car and collapsed in the street.

With quick observation, Washam discovered that the man was not shot but had a large laceration to his forearm and an active arterial bleed from the same. He immediately used his tourniquet and applied it to the man’s upper right arm. The bleeding stopped. Washam continued to keep the man alert until medical arrived. Based on the amount of blood loss and fading in and out of consciousness, Washam saved the man’s life. He was transported to USA Medical Center and immediately given three units of blood before being prepped for surgery to repair the artery.

On Sunday, July 15, 2018, Washam was dispatched to a call in reference to several juveniles breaking into vehicles. Upon arrival, Washam spoke with the witness who gave a description of the suspects and the apartment he believed from which they came. Along with another officer, Washam cleared the apartment and then canvassed the complex.

Washam located one of the suspects, had him detained and continued back to his search. Two more suspects were found outside the complex attempting to flee on foot. Washam was able to detain both and pointed out to another officer two more suspects he saw running. By the end of the call, Washam had all five suspects in custody. They were all charged with residential burglary and three were charged with unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle.

Throughout the month of July, Washam serviced 46 calls and 36 backings. He made five felony and 11 misdemeanor arrests.

The Mobile Police Department recognized Washam for his accomplishments at the Officer of the Month Luncheon held Aug. 8, 2018 at the Azalea City Golf Course Club. The Midtown Optimist Club sponsored the luncheon.

July 2018

Justin WashamPrecinct 2

June 2018

Jonathan Rivers Precinct 2

The Mobile Police Department has named Jonathan Rivers the Officer of the Month for June 2018. Serving as a police officer since November 2013, Rivers works patrol in Precinct 2. During the month of June, he provided exceptional and unparalleled service to the citizens of Mobile that perfectly encapsulate his professionalism and dedication to protect and serve.

Rivers responded to 89 calls for service and 41 backings. He made 19 felony and 33 misdemeanor arrests, wrote 17 citations, recovered five firearms of which three were stolen, and recovered four stolen vehicles. His dedication, attention to detail, and impeccable efforts to prevent criminal activity are valuable assets to the Mobile Police Department and to the city.

On June 5, 2018, Rivers responded to a domestic dispute on Carol Plantation Road. Upon arrival, he observed the male subject in a vehicle preparing to leave. He stopped and detained the subject without incident. Through his investigation, he discovered the vehicle was listed as active stolen out of Prichard. During his inventory of the vehicle, Rivers located a stolen 9mm pistol. The subject was charged with receiving stolen property first degree, certain persons forbidden to possess a firearm, and no pistol permit.

Later during the same shift, Rivers responded to an alarm at a pawn shop on Theodore Dawes Road. The business had been broken into, but nothing taken. While on the scene, another business alarm occurred down the street. Rivers quickly responded and observed two subjects emerging from the business. After a short foot pursuit, one subject was captured. While trying to escape, the subject dropped a gun that was reported stolen out of Daphne. During a canvas of the area, a Lexus was located nearby which was stolen earlier that day. The subject was charged with two counts of burglary first degree, receiving stolen property first degree, and receiving stolen property third degree.

On June 10, 2018, Rivers was patrolling Government Boulevard when he discovered a switched tag on a white Ford F-150. He conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. The truck was reported stolen in April and the driver was detained. During an inventory of the truck, a Smith & Wesson .40 caliber pistol was located near the driver side floorboard, which did not belong to the subject. He was charged with receiving stolen property second degree and no pistol permit.

In another incident on June 14, 2018, Rivers received information from the Cyber Intelligence Unit on a Honda that was wanted in connection to the commercial burglaries of cigarettes. The vehicle had been detected on Government Street near Pinehill Street. Even though Rivers was transporting an individual to jail, he continuously gave out information over the radio with updates on the vehicle’s location. After he cleared from his prisoner transport, Officer Lewis located the vehicle travelling through Precinct 2. Rivers joined up with Lewis to perform a traffic stop. The subject admitted to her role in the cigarette burglaries. This arrest would not have occurred had Rivers not given out updates on the location of the vehicle. The subject was charged with two counts of burglary third degree.

The next day, Rivers responded to a suspicious call on Government Boulevard in reference to a male subject possibly being involved in the theft of a vehicle hours earlier. As he arrived the vehicle was about to leave. Four occupants were detained. The main subject was also a suspect in another vehicle burglary in the Tillman’s Corner area. A Smith & Wesson revolver was found in the trunk of the car and was recovered. One of the subjects was charged with unlawful breaking and entering of a motor vehicle.

In addition, Rivers made three separate felony drug arrests for possession of methamphetamines, including a trafficking case of 33 grams of methamphetamines.

The Mobile Police Department will honor Rivers at the Officer of the Month Luncheon on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at noon. Sponsored by the Midtown Optimist Club, the luncheon will be held at the Azalea City Golf Course Club, 1000 Gaillard Drive. 

June 2018

Jonathan RiversPrecinct 2

May 2018

David Conditt Precinct 1

The Mobile Police Department honors David Conditt as Officer of the Month for May 2018. With more than 10 years on the force, Conditt works patrol in Precinct 1. During the month of May, he responded to 105 calls for service and 45 backings, and made three felony and six misdemeanor arrests. Conditt is recognized for the tremendous job he’s done in actively locating and arresting several suspects wanted for burglaries, robberies, thefts and other offenses.

On May 29, 2018, while patrolling the area of Michigan and Arlington Street, Conditt heard multiple gunshots and advised the operator. He started checking the area and observed two men running south toward the R.V. Taylor housing complex. One was armed with a rifle and the other was armed with a pistol. When the two suspects realized they had been spotted by Conditt, they changed course and ran north between Rev. A.T. Days and Leo Streets. Conditt pursued the suspects on foot. He was able to direct other officers to the area where the suspects had been seen between houses. A perimeter was set up and the suspects were detained in the backyard of a house on Bay Avenue, and both weapons were recovered.

The operator received a report that a person had been shot in the area of Rev. A.T. Days and Melrose Streets while officers were in pursuit of the suspects. Officers responded and found the victim shot multiple times. The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Being constantly aware of his surroundings, Conditt responded quickly to a dangerous situation. He and all other responding officers placed themselves in danger to protect innocent citizens from two criminals, which also resulted in two weapons being removed from the streets.

Conditt excels at caring for the citizens of Mobile, especially the victims of crimes. He goes above and beyond what is required of a police officer. His initiative, quick thinking, and professionalism in his overall performance show a proactive police style that is a tremendous asset to the city.

The Mobile Police Department will recognize Conditt at the Officer of the Month Luncheon on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at noon. Sponsored by the Midtown Optimist Club, the luncheon will be held at the Azalea City Golf Course Club, 1000 Gaillard  Drive.

May 2018

David CondittPrecinct 1

April 2018

Jesse Sluder Precinct 2

The Mobile Police Department honors Jesse Sluder as the Officer of the Month for April 2018. Serving as a police officer since October 2015, Sluder is assigned to Precinct 2. During the month of April, he responded to 116 calls for service and 24 backings. Sluder made 10 felony and 45 misdemeanor arrests and wrote 22 traffic citations.

According to his superiors, Sluder’s proactive nature and professional demeanor is what sets him apart. He is commended for his tremendous work in locating and arresting several suspects wanted for burglaries, robberies, thefts and other offenses.

On April 10, 2018, Sluder was on routine patrol when he observed a Cadillac on Tillman’s Corner Parkway that matched the description of a vehicle stolen the night prior. He conducted an investigative stop on the vehicle and took the driver into custody. The driver was charged with theft of property first degree.

Later that day, Sluder was called to a robbery that occurred at the Race Way gas station on Highway 90. He obtained a picture of the subject from surveillance video. The next day, Sluder canvased the area with the picture and talked to employees at the hotels on Inn Road. Several employees advised the subject does frequent the area. Sluder then received a call from one of the employees who stated the suspect was on the third floor of Inn Town Suites. He went to the hotel and located the suspect. The suspect was charged with robbery first degree.

On April 19, 2018, Sluder recognized a subject from a BOLO that was issued by Precinct 2 detectives. The subject was wanted for a felony theft and was charged with theft of property third degree.

Sluder located the female suspect wanted for questioning in reference to multiple burglaries on April 23, 2018. She was arrested and charged with attempted burglary third degree, unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

On April 24, 2018, Sluder received an anonymous tip that a known male subject who was wanted for attempted burglary at the Chevron gas station located on Highway 90 was in the woods behind the gas station. When Sluder arrived at the location, the suspect fled. After a short foot pursuit, he was able to take the suspect into custody. The suspect was arrested and charged with criminal mischief third degree and eluding.

The Mobile Police Department recognized Sluder at the Officer of the Month Luncheon, sponsored by the Midtown Optimist Club. The luncheon was held May 9, 2018 at noon at the Azalea City Golf Course Club.

 

April 2018

Jesse SluderPrecinct 2

March 2018

Andrew Anderson Precinct 1

The Mobile Police Department has named Andrew Anderson the Officer of the Month for March 2018. With nearly two years as a police officer, Anderson is assigned to Precinct 1 and works patrol.

During the month of March, Anderson responded to 118 calls for service and 86 backings. He made 38 felony and 27 misdemeanor arrests, and wrote nine traffic citations. Anderson is commended for capturing suspects in possession of drugs, stolen vehicles and stolen guns.

On March 6, 2018, Anderson conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle stolen out of Loxley and occupied by four individuals. The driver was found in possession of $5,900 of forged one hundred dollar bills.  During search of the vehicle, two handguns were found. One of the handguns was stolen out of St. Louis, Missouri. Anderson also discovered in the vehicle a mason jar full of marijuana, 10 Xanax pills and a digital scale. The occupants were arrested and charged with possession of forged instrument first degree, certain persons forbidden to possess a firearm, possession of controlled substance, receiving stolen property fourth degree, possession of marijuana second degree, possession of drug paraphernalia and no pistol permit.

On another incident that occurred March 10, 2018, Anderson attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle for speeding. The driver refused to stop and led Anderson on a short pursuit that ended on Dauphin Island Parkway. The driver then fled on foot but was apprehended a block away. He was found in possession of marijuana, Ecstasy pills, U.S. currency and a .40 caliber Glock. The driver was arrested and charged with possession of controlled substance, marijuana first degree and attempting to elude.

On March 16, 2018, Anderson conducted a traffic stop where this time, the tag and the vehicle came back stolen. The driver was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property. And, on March 20, 2018, Anderson stopped another vehicle for a switched tag. That suspect also led Anderson on a short pursuit. He was arrested for attempting to elude along with several traffic citations.

As Anderson was approaching the driver’s side door during a traffic stop on March 24, 2018, he observed the driver throw a small caliber handgun out of the passenger side window. During search of the vehicle, Anderson found $1,000 in U.S. currency, a digital scale and high-grade marijuana. The driver was arrested for possession of marijuana first degree, no pistol permit and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The Mobile Police Department will honor Anderson at the Officer of the Month Luncheon, sponsored by the Midtown Optimist Club, Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at noon. The luncheon will be held at the Azalea City Golf Course Club located at 1000 Gaillard Drive.

March 2018

Andrew AndersonPrecinct 1

February 2018

Aaron Goleman Precinct 4

The Mobile Police Department has named Aaron Goleman the Officer of the Month for February 2018. Goleman has been on the force since September 2016 and is assigned to Precinct 4 Crime Detail. He is commended for recovering several stolen weapons and apprehending the suspects responsible.

Most of the weapons recovered were found to have been stolen from burglaries where it appeared that law enforcement officers had been the target. Goleman’s dedication and tenacity led to the direct location of the suspects and stolen weapons.

On Feb. 1, 2018 at approximately 10 a.m., police units were engaged in a pursuit with a vehicle stolen days prior from Pine Court. The vehicle was occupied by three males. As the driver lost control of the vehicle it struck a tree and the suspects fled on foot. Two of the suspects, 18-year-old Daniel Barrani and 19-year-old Christopher Wyatt, were captured and arrested. The third suspect escaped. Eleven stolen handguns were found in the vehicle. Barrani and Wyatt were booked for an assortment of felony charges stemming from the stolen car and weapons.

The detective was successful in getting information out of the two suspects and developed information on a fourth suspect, a juvenile who had taken part in the theft of the weapons. Goleman located the juvenile and a search of his home led to the recovery of two more stolen weapons. The juvenile was arrested on eight charges of breaking and entering a motor vehicle.

Goleman was not finished yet. He rode the streets following up leads on the whereabouts of the third suspect, identified as 18-year-old Andrew Kossick, who had eluded police.

Soon Goleman located and arrested Kossick, who was known on the streets as “Gun Man” for being able to sell stolen guns.

The capture of Kossick led to further information and another suspect being revealed. Kossick said he had worked with Ross Morrow, 18, to move a bunch of weapons and bury them in the ground. The detective and Goleman located the site where those weapons were buried. They dug up seven rifles and shotguns.

Working the streets aggressively once again, Goleman was able to determine the whereabouts of Morrow and bring him to justice. Morrow was a hard individual who enjoyed the criminal life of selling stolen weapons and cars. He even attempted to smuggle a handcuff key in his mouth to try to help him escape custody. Morrow was booked in Metro Jail on Feb. 7, 2018.

The Mobile Police Department will honor Goleman at the Officer of the Month Luncheon set for noon Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at the Azalea City Golf Course Club, 1000 Gaillard Drive. The Midtown Optimist Club sponsors the luncheon.  

 

February 2018

Aaron GolemanPrecinct 4

January 2018

Micah Jones Precinct 1

The Mobile Police Department has named Micah Jones Officer of the Month for January 2018. Jones, who started as a police cadet, joined the department in December 2012. He is assigned to the First Precinct Crime Detail.

Jones is recognized for his keen observation skills and attention to detail, which has resulted in the removal of dangerous and often armed criminals, weapons and drugs from the streets of the City of Mobile. His ability to recall identifying information from the many BOLOs issued by various investigators has made possible the arrest of countless felons who otherwise may have remained on the streets to perpetrate additional crimes against the citizens of Mobile.

On January 2, 2018 at approximately 11 a.m., while on routine patrol, Jones observed a vehicle driving recklessly on Ann Street at Cloverleaf Circle. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was identified as a juvenile suspect in a recent shooting. The female suspect was charged with attempted assault second degree and shooting into an unoccupied vehicle. The passenger of the vehicle was found to possess a Taurus 9mm pistol with an extended magazine and was arrested for no pistol permit.

The next day Jones conducted a traffic stop at Navco Road and Mcvay Drive for a vehicle displaying illegal tint. The driver Keiuntea Banks, a convicted felon, was found to be in possession of an illegal handgun, 1.5 pounds of marijuana, Aderol pills and $11,000 cash. Banks was arrested for possession of marijuana first degree, possession of a controlled substance and persons forbidden to possess a firearm.

Two handguns and a shotgun were recovered by Jones on January 10, 2018 when he conducted a traffic stop at Halls Mill Road and Carlton Acres for a driver not wearing a seatbelt. One of the handguns had an obliterated serial number. Jones observed that the shotgun was engraved with the name Massengale, and he recalled a recent burglary where a shotgun of like gauge and description was taken from a victim by the same name as engraved on the firearm. The driver and passenger, identified as James Jones and Steven Murray, were also found to be in possession of controlled substances and both were arrested.

Jones is also commended for arresting the suspect wanted for multiple commercial thefts of wiring and equipment from cell phone towers. On January 30, 2018, Jones was traveling on Dauphin Island Parkway when he observed a vehicle he believed was being driven by the wanted suspect. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was identified as Robert Atkins. Atkins was arrested for stealing over $6,000 in copper wire and equipment, which caused disruptions to cellular service on three separate occasions.

On January 31, 2018, Jones captured an armed robber. He was patrolling the area of Fearn Court when he observed a black Mercury Moutaineer referenced in a recent BOLO. Jones conducted a traffic stop and arrested Darrell Brown, who was wanted for the armed robbery at Subway months earlier and had four outstanding warrants.

For his dedication and superior performance of duty, Jones will be honored at the Officer of the Month Luncheon held Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at noon at the Azalea City Golf Course Club, 1000 Gaillard Drive. The luncheon is sponsored by the Midtown Optimist Club.

January 2018

Micah JonesPrecinct 1

December 2017

Charles Dewberry Precinct 2

The Mobile Police Department recognizes Charles Dewberry as Officer of the Month for December 2017. Dewberry has been a police officer for four years in patrol for Precinct 2. He strives to give the citizens of Mobile the very best service possible, especially when it comes to solving burglary cases.

On December 7, 2017, Dewberry assisted detectives with locating David Hale, the suspect wanted for questioning in numerous vehicle and residential burglaries. Using social media, he discovered that Hale was employed by Waffle House and was able to find out when he would be at work. When Dewberry arrived at the restaurant, Hale fled to the back of the store and attempted to hide in the attic. Hale was taken into custody and arrested.

On December 26, 2017, in the area of Kooiman Road at Highway 90, there was a report of a robbery and shooting. The victim stated he was robbed by two unknown men and that they shot him. Using the victim’s description of the suspects, Dewberry set up surveillance and located the suspects’ vehicle and detained them. A search of the vehicle revealed the handgun used in the robbery. One of the men arrested was 22-year-old Ryan Tandy-Ross, who had 11 felony warrants for his arrest, including sexual abuse first degree and 10 warrants for burglary. The two men were arrested on a total of 22 felonies.

Additionally, during the month of December, Dewberry held his second annual raffle drive to help local families with Christmas. He paid for 40 children’s entire Christmas. Dewberry, along with officers from Precinct 2, also handed out presents to over 150 local children.

The Mobile Police Department honored Dewberry at the Officer of the Month luncheon held Wednesday, January 10, 2018. The luncheon was sponsored by the Midtown Optimist Club.

December 2017

Charles DewberryPrecinct 2

November 2017

David Conditt Precinct 1

The Mobile Police Department has named David Conditt Officer of the Month for November 2017. With 10 years on the force, Conditt works as a patrol officer in Precinct 1. During the month, he responded to 67 calls and 35 backings, and made two felony and six misdemeanor arrests.

Conditt is recognized for working closely with the investigators to solve commercial burglaries in the city where cigarettes were the target of theft. Conditt hit the streets and started talking to anyone who might know the suspect or heard of someone selling cigarettes on the streets. He would stop and do field interrogation cards on possible suspects fitting the description. As a result, Conditt was able to get a street name of a possible suspect and address where the suspect might live. The suspect was taken into custody and found connected to one of the commercial burglaries.  

Throughout this cigarette theft investigation, Condit has gone above and beyond what is required of a patrol officer. He realized the workload on the investigators at the precinct, and was willing to get out on the street and help investigate and generate leads.

The Mobile Police Department will honor Conditt at the Officer of the Month Luncheon held Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at noon at the Azalea City Golf Course Club, 1000 Gaillard Drive. The Officer of the Month Luncheon is sponsored by the Midtown Optimist Club.

November 2017

David CondittPrecinct 1

October 2017

Johnny Duval Precinct 2

The Mobile Police Department has named Johnny Duval Officer of the Month for October 2017. Joining the force in August 2010, Duval works patrol in Precinct 2. He is commended for his dedication, attention to detail, and impeccable efforts to prevent criminal activity within the city.

On Monday, October 9, 2017, Duval conducted a traffic stop on a Hyundai Elantra at Three Notch Road near Gunn Road. The vehicle was occupied by 63-year-old William Seltzer, Jr. and 25-year-old Debra Harvey. During his contact with them, Duval smelled marijuana coming from their vehicle. He found 48 pieces of crack cocaine, 4.7 grams of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. Both Seltzer and Harvey were arrested. Additional narcotics were found concealed on Harvey by MCSO at Metro Jail during a strip search.

In the course of another traffic stop Monday, October 23, 2017 on Highway 90 near Bellingrath Road, Duval observed the backseat passenger constantly reaching for something. For safety purposes, Duval removed him from the vehicle and saw the barrel of a loaded .80 pistol. After searching the vehicle, multiple units of marijuana, powder cocaine, crack cocaine, crystal methamphetamine and prescription drugs were discovered. The driver and two passengers were arrested.

While patrolling the area of Burma Road, Duval spotted a 2008 gray Scion that was reported stolen two days earlier. When a traffic stop was initiated, three suspects ran from the vehicle and into the neighborhood. Two of the three suspects, 21-year-old Marquise Watts and 21-year-old Larry Roberts, were located and arrested. A loaded .45 caliber Sig Sauer and iPhone found in the vehicle were reported stolen. The suspects were charged with 12 counts of unlawful breaking and entering a motor vehicle, two counts of receiving stolen property first degree, two counts of receiving stolen property third degree, one felony probation violation, two counts of attempting to elude police, two counts of no pistol permit, and two misdemeanor traffic warrants. Federal authorities have also opened an investigation for firearm charges.

Overall for the month of October, Duval made 27 felony and 21 misdemeanor arrests. He was honored at the Officer of the Month Luncheon sponsored by the Midtown Optimist Club. The luncheon was held Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at the Azalea City Golf Course Club.

 

October 2017

Johnny DuvalPrecinct 2

September 2017

Devin O'Shea Precinct 1

Devin O’Shea has been named Officer of the Month for September 2017. Joining the Mobile Police Department in May 2017 with more than 10 years of law enforcement experience, O’Shea works patrol in Precinct 1. During the month, he made 14 felony and 14 misdemeanor arrests, and responded to 119 calls for service and backed on 59 calls.

On Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017 around noon, O’Shea responded to the 1400 block of Odette Avenue in reference to a missing/runaway juvenile. Upon arrival, he spotted a 2010 Dodge Charger parked in front of the residence. The vehicle was reported stolen the night before. O’Shea called for backup to establish a perimeter around the residence. Four men, one girl and two small children were inside the home.

Two of the men, 18-year-old Deangelo Wallace and 19-year-old Jaylan Boggs, were found connected to the carjacking and arrested. Jason Boggs, 18, was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property first degree. The three men were also charged with chemical endangerment of a child. During conducting the search warrant, 25 grams of marijuana, scales and a marijuana grinder were discovered – all within reach of the 2 year old and 4 year old present at the residence.

The girl was identified as the missing runaway and was returned home. The other man has been identified as the suspect in several residential burglaries.

Earlier in the month, O’Shea arrested a residential burglary in the Riviera neighborhood. On Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 at approximately 1:44 p.m., O’Shea responded to a burglary alarm in the 1300 block of Willow Lane. He noticed that two windows at the location had been busted out. Neighbors gave description of a suspicious man who walked through their yard carrying a satchel bag. O’Shea saw the suspect, later identified as 30-year-old Mario Boone, at the intersection of Willow Lane and Bucker Road South. After a brief foot pursuit, O’Shea apprehended Boone who was charged with burglary third degree.

The Mobile Police Department will honor O’Shea at the Officer of the Month Luncheon for his exceptional work. The luncheon is at noon Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 at the Azalea City Golf Course Club, 1000 Gaillard Drive. The Midtown Optimist Club sponsors the luncheon. 

September 2017

Devin O'SheaPrecinct 1

August 2017

Tiffany Monte Precinct 4

Officer Tiffany Monte is awarded Officer of the Month for August 2017 for her dedication to duty to curtail crime in the City of Mobile. Joining the Mobile Police Department in October 2015, Monte serves as a patrol officer in Precinct 4. Her quick thinking and professionalism as well as knowledge of her patrol area play a vital part in the apprehension of suspects.

Monte is commended for capturing the two men connected to 13 burglary-related felony crimes. On Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017 at approximately 4 a.m. Monte responded to Oak Ridge Apartments, 4215 Moffett Road, in reference to a complaint about unknown men breaking into several vehicles parked at the apartment complex. As she pulled into the parking lot, she observed a suspect, later identified as 19-year-old Devonta Isaac, leaning into an opened vehicle. As she attempted to approach, Isaac fled on foot and she gave chase but lost sight of him.

While Monte was checking vehicles, she saw Isaac lying in the front driver’s seat of a gold Honda Accord. She quickly directed other units into the area and established an airtight perimeter to prevent escape. The second suspect, 19-year-old Jermaine Page, was located and arrested. The suspects were also linked to vehicle burglaries in Precinct 3.

The next day at approximately 6:30 p.m., Monte responded to the Central Stop Gas Station located at 7081 Howell’s Ferry Road in reference to a shooting. The victim’s girlfriend informed that the suspected shooter ran to a house in the 1500 block of Cody Road. Immediately, Monte helped set up a perimeter around the location with the suspect and evidence inside until investigators arrived on the scene.

For the month of August 2017, Monte responded to 79 calls and 53 backings. She made 14 felony and 22 misdemeanor arrests, and issued 10 citations.

The Mobile Police Department will honor Monte at the Officer of the Month Luncheon Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 at noon at the Azalea City Golf Course Club, 1000 Gaillard Drive. The Midtown Optimist Club sponsors the luncheon.

August 2017

Tiffany MontePrecinct 4

July 2017

Sean Tuder Precinct 1

The Mobile Police Department has named Sean Tuder Officer of the Month for July 2017. With prior experience as a K-9 officer, Tuder joined the department in March 2016 and works the high-crime area in Precinct 1. Tuder is commended for his numerous drug arrests, with four cases being sent for federal prosecution, and recovering six firearms.

On the morning of July 4, 2017, Tuder was patrolling the area of Dauphin Island Parkway and Zula Lane when he spotted a silver Honda Accord parked at a vacant house. He called for backup and detained suspect 39-year-old Roderick Campbell who had active warrants for probation violation. While conducting an inventory on the vehicle, Tuder discovered 18 grams of crack cocaine, .7 grams of powder cocaine and a small baggie with marijuana. Campbell was charged with possession of controlled substance with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana second degree.

On July 22, 2017 at approximately 1:01 a.m. Tuder conducted a traffic stop at South Washington Avenue and South Carolina Street. While talking to the driver, 27-year-old James Hicks, Tuder saw marijuana on the center console. Hicks was detained and searched. He was found to be in possession of 26 grams of marijuana, seven Xanax and three Hydrocodone pills, and a Sig Sauer 40 caliber handgun. Hicks was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, marijuana second degree, and no pistol permit. Hicks also faces a federal firearm charge.

Tuder located the suspect connected to a carjacking that occurred in Prichard on July 23, 2017. The vehicle description was a silver Nissan with a paper tag. Tuder diligently searched until he located the vehicle heading south on Broad Street. The vehicle refused to stop leading Tuder on a vehicle pursuit. The suspect ran from the vehicle at 800 South Washington Avenue. Tuder pursued him on foot for several blocks and was able to detain the suspect, identified as 22-year-old Frederick Carroll, without incident. Carroll was found to be in possession of marijuana and Ecstasy. The vehicle was returned to the victim.

Tuder also received recognition for his work on a robbery case. A victim reported that two men struck him several times and took his bike in the area of Selma Street and Broad Street around midnight July 14, 2017. Tuder searched the area and found two men fitting the description given by the victim walking south of Broad Street toward Circle K at 501 Broad Street. When they came out of the store, Tuder detained them and the victim positively identified them as the men who robbed him. One of the suspects, 24-year-old Henry Knight, had just been released from prison for several robberies and burglaries and was on probation. His probation was revoked and he is serving the remainder of his sentence. The other suspect, Anthony Gardner, 19, was charged with robbery second degree.

In total, Tuder made 13 felony and 55 misdemeanor arrests, and responded to 110 calls and 57 backings. He will be honored at the Officer of Month Luncheon sponsored by the Midtown Optimist Club Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 at noon. The luncheon will be held at the Azalea City Golf Course Club, 1000 Gaillard Drive.

 

July 2017

Sean TuderPrecinct 1

June 2017

Jesse Sluder Precinct 2

The Mobile Police Department honors Jesse Sluder with the Officer of the Month Award for June 2017. Joining the force in October 2015, Sluder is assigned to patrol in Precinct 2.

For the month of June, he responded to 113 calls for service and assisted on 62 calls. Sluder made 18 felony arrests, 27 misdemeanor arrests, and issued 15 citations.

According to his supervisor, Sluder has the truest spirit of a dedicated street officer and is committed to do his part to prevent criminal activity. He is applauded for his keen observation skills and attention to detail that resulted in removing dangerous criminals, weapons and drugs off the city’s streets.

While on routine patrol June 5, 2017, at approximately 8:30 a.m., Sluder observed a vehicle occupied by a female driver who appeared apprehensive as he passed by her vehicle. He observed that her tag was expired. Prior to initiating his blue lights, she pulled off the roadway and exited the vehicle. She stated she was having vehicle problems. But, a driver information check indicated she had five outstanding misdemeanor warrants and one felony warrant. Methamphetamine and a loaded S & W 9mm semi-automatic handgun along with 58 rounds of ammunition were found in her vehicle. She was arrested on the outstanding warrants and charged with possession of a controlled substance and no pistol permit.

On June 11, 2017 at approximately 9:50 a.m. Sluder responded to a report of trespassing in the 6400 block of Hayfield Road. Upon arrival, he found 33-year-old Kevin Newton and detained him for outstanding warrants. When searching Newton, Sluder uncovered a balled up receipt in his pocket, which based upon his knowledge and experience did not feel right. After close inspection, Sluder found it was being used to conceal methamphetamine. Newton was arrested.

Sluder is commended for his ability to track down wanted suspects. On June 25, 2017 at approximately 10 a.m., while on routine patrol in the area of 5400 Inn Road, he observed a man sitting in a silver Jeep. When the man exited the vehicle, Sluder recognized him as Nicholas Haulcomb from a recent BOLO for first-degree robbery. Haulcomb quickly crossed the parking lot out of Sluder's sight. Sluder called for backing and after questioning people in the area he learned where Haulcomb was staying and took him into custody. Sluder’s arrest of Haulcomb cleared two open cases for armed robbery, one for false imprisonment, and one for shooting into an occupied dwelling.  

The Mobile Police Department will recognize Sluder at the Officer of the Month luncheon Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at noon. Sponsored by the Midtown Optimist Club, the luncheon will be held at the Azalea City Golf Course Club, 1000 Gaillard Drive.

For more information on supporting the Officer of the Month Program or to join the Midtown Optimist Club as a guest, contact Ernest Rogers at 251-604-5368.

June 2017

Jesse SluderPrecinct 2

May 2017

Frederick Freeman Precinct 4

The Mobile Police Department has named Frederick Freeman Officer of the Month for May. Freeman is assigned to Precinct 4 Field Operations Division. He has served as a Mobile police officer for 20 years. According to his supervisor, Freeman is best described as a proactive police officer who makes good decisions.

He is commended for his lead in apprehending the suspects who committed a string of commercial burglaries at various businesses including gun stores. On May 11, 2017 at approximately 1:20 a.m., Freeman responded to Grelot Road and Leroy Stevens Road after a commercial burglary occurred at the Tweet Shop.

In pursuit of the suspects, Freeman followed them as they fled from their vehicle to Dickens Ferry Apartments. He exited his patrol car with the suspects in sight. A perimeter was established and the apartment where the suspects were hiding was surrounded. Freeman took a tactical position to cover the apartment while other officers evacuated the adjacent apartments. Without incident, both suspects were taken into custody with one of the suspects confessing to committing at least 10 commercial burglaries.

When two individuals were struck with a BB gun in the Springhill area, Freeman located the suspect responsible. On May 16, 2017 at approximately 11 p.m., he responded to the area of Saddle Ridge Drive off of Repoll Road in reference to a suspicious male in the area. Freeman was able to locate the male and recognized him from a BOLO. He conducted a search of the suspect and discovered he was in possession of spice. The suspect also appeared to be under the influence of some type of illegal narcotic. He was transported to police headquarters and interviewed by investigators. Subsequently, the suspect was transported to Mobile County Metro Jail and charged with several felony counts of assault.

On May 25, 2017 at approximately 4:20 a.m., Freeman responded to a report of one shot involving a residential burglary and received information that there were two suspects. As he turned down the street near the incident location, he noticed a vehicle parked near a fence and spotted the possible suspect in the wood line. He took him into custody and soon found the second suspect lying on the floor in the residence suffering for a gunshot wound. Freeman secured the witnesses and learned the second suspect had kicked the front door open, kicked the bedroom door open, and that’s when the home owner began to protect himself.  

During the month of May, Freeman answered over 70 calls for service and assisted as backup on 50 calls. He made five felony arrests and several misdemeanor arrests.

The Mobile Police Department will honor Freeman at the Officer of the Month Luncheon at noon Wednesday, June 14, 2017. The luncheon will be held at the Azalea City Golf Course Club, 1000 Gaillard Drive, and sponsored by the Midtown Optimist Club.

 

 

May 2017

Frederick FreemanPrecinct 4

April 2017

Margo Andrews Precinct 3

The Mobile Police Department honors Margo Andrews with the Officer of the Month Award for April 2017. Andrews serves in the Third Precinct, Field Operations Division, and has been on the force since April 2015.

During the month, Andrews responded to 92 calls for service, 67 backups, and wrote seven citations. She made 22 felony and five misdemeanor arrests. Andrews’ excellent performance in one of her calls demonstrates her attention to detail and dedication to police service.

On Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at approximately 7:29 p.m. Andrews was en route to U-Haul Moving & Storage located at 970 Springhill Avenue in reference to a close patrol. Information was disseminated that an unknown person was possibly on the property. When Andrews arrived on the scene, she observed a man under the hood of a vehicle removing the battery.

As Andrews approached the suspect in her patrol car, he ran. Exiting her car, she did a visual scan of the nearby streets but did not see him in the area. Andrews then began searching for the man underneath the vehicles on the property. She located the suspect, identified as 47-year-old Michael Byers, hiding under a truck. Byers is faced with up to 22 counts of unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle, and one count of attempting to elude.

Andrews will be recognized at the Officer of the Month Luncheon, sponsored by the Midtown Optimist Club, Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at noon. The monthly luncheon is held at the Azalea City Golf Course Club, 1000 Gaillard Drive.

April 2017

Margo AndrewsPrecinct 3

March 2017

Mickie Glover Precinct 2

The Mobile Police Department has named Mickie Glover Officer of the Month for March 2017. With 10 years on the force as a patrolman, Glover is assigned to Precinct 2. He is recognized for his dedication to help reduce crime in the city of Mobile.

On March 15, 2017, Glover apprehended suspect Ronald Aeberle, who was charged in connection with 14 vehicle burglaries, two stolen vehicles, and three attempt burglaries. Glover responded to Island Motors, 6240 Theodore Dawes Road, in reference to a vehicle theft report. He and the business owner tracked Aeberle with the vehicle in the woods near Rudder Road.  

Glover is also commended for taking into custody Bobby Rodgers. He was accused of stealing a vehicle and led police on a pursuit March 16, 2017. Rodgers evaded capture that day, but Glover along with other squad officers located him three days later at a residence on the 7300 block of Foxland Drive hiding in a bedroom. Glover gained consent to search an outside shed at the residence, and found approximately 2,000 bags of potato chips stolen with a trailer.  

During the month of March, Glover serviced 42 calls, 50 backings, made 17 felony arrests, 13 misdemeanor arrests, and issued 10 traffic citations.

According to his supervisor, Glover strives to give the citizens of Mobile the very best service possible.

Glover will be honored at the Officer of the Month Luncheon held Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at noon at the Azalea City Golf Course Club, 1000 Gaillard Drive. The Midtown Optimist Club sponsors the luncheon.

March 2017

Mickie GloverPrecinct 2

February 2017

Jeffery Boddie Precinct 4

The Mobile Police Department honors Jeffery Boddie as Officer of the Month for February 2017. Joining the force in 2016, Boddie works in the Field Operations Division as a patrolman in Precinct Four. He is commended for his quick thinking and attention to detail to thwart suspects’ criminal efforts.

When he responded to Southern Oak Court on February 7 referencing an unknown male possibly armed with a gun, Boddie, along with the backing officers, stopped short of the location and proceeded on foot in effort to conceal their movement due to low light conditions. Boddie observed the male in the bed of a pickup truck in a driveway pointing a rifle in his direction. Boddie gave several verbal commands for the suspect to drop the rifle. The suspect eventually complied and was taken into custody. Boddie found four hand guns and numerous amount of ammunition also in his possession as well as cocaine.

On February 22, Boddie was close patrolling the area of Hunters Ridge Drive due to residents’ complaints of an unknown male committing vehicle burglary. While canvassing the area, he observed the suspect coming out of the back yard of a residence carrying items. Boddie detained the suspect and had the General Investigations Unit respond to the scene. It was determined that the suspect was responsible for a total of nine vehicle burglaries and a stolen vehicle.

For the month of February, Boddie responded to 46 calls for service and served as a backing unit on 28 calls. He made 10 felony arrests, 10 misdemeanor arrests, wrote one ticket, and worked four traffic accidents.

The Mobile Police Department will honor Boddie at the Officer of the Month Luncheon held noon Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at the Azalea City Golf Course Club, 1000 Gaillard Drive. The luncheon is sponsored by the Midtown Optimist Club.

February 2017

Jeffery BoddiePrecinct 4

January 2017

Jeremy Burch Precinct 1

The Mobile Police Department has named Jeremy Burch Officer of the Month for January 2017. Working in patrol since 2013, Burch is assigned to the First Precinct Field Operations Division.

According to his superiors, Burch’s work ethic and performance has been no less than stellar. In January, he took six guns off the streets, of which three were reported stolen, and made four drug arrests. In total, he made 35 felony and 88 misdemeanor arrests.

Burch is credited for taking into custody the fourth and final suspect, 22-year-old Terrance Massey, wanted in connection to the murder of Cedric Hollinger that occurred Oct. 27, 2015 at the 800 block of Welworth St. On routine patrol, Burch conducted a traffic stop on a white Chevrolet Cobalt in the area of Navco Road and Buena Dr. for a traffic violation. While conducting the investigation, Massey was sitting on the backseat passenger side and gave Burch a fictitious name. Massey was soon identified as wanted and arrested.

On Jan. 17, 2017, Burch spotted a man run across the street attempting to conceal himself behind a pillar of the overpass located on Navco Road. He found the man to be in possession of items taken in a nearby burglary.

When Burch was dispatched to the Texaco Station at 1363 Government St. on Jan. 13, 2017 for a commercial alarm, he discovered the front window of the business busted out. Burch searched the immediate area for possible evidence and discovered a cell phone along with several items taken from the store on the ground behind the location. Using the cell phone, the burglary suspects were tracked down.  

Additionally, the suspect that burglarized the Rite Aid on Dauphin Island Parkway and wanted for numerous other crimes locally and with the Gulf Shores Police Department was captured during one of Burch’s routine patrols.

Burch will be honored for his exemplary service, answering 106 service calls and 40 backings, at the Officer of the Month Luncheon Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 at noon. Sponsored by the Midtown Optimist Club, the event will be held at the Azalea Golf Course Club, 1000 Gaillard Drive.  

January 2017

Jeremy BurchPrecinct 1

December 2016

David Goodman Precinct 2

The Mobile Police Department has named David Goodman Officer of the Month for December 2016. Working 15 years as a patrolman, Goodman is assigned to the Second Precinct Field Operations Division. 

Goodman is recognized for being instrumental in solving several cases through thorough investigation. On Dec. 9, 2016, Goodman responded to the 2600 block of Wagon Tongue Drive in reference to an attempted burglary that had just occurred. When arriving on the scene, Goodman, along with other officers, developed information from various witnesses that the subjects fled to the 2600 block of Wagon Wheel Drive. 

At the residence, two subjects were arrested and another subject had a Tech-9 pistol in his room which connected him to numerous robberies. Further investigation into their criminal activity helped Goodman identify the suspects involved in the burglaries at Windsor Place, Yester Oaks, and Sandpiper Apartments complexes. 

On Dec. 15, 2016, Goodman was en route to a non-priority call when he heard over the radio of a suspect attempting to cash a forged check at the Regions Bank on 4100 Government Blvd. Being near the location Goodman responded and detained the suspect who was later arrested. 

According to his supervisor, Goodman exhibits good instincts and endeavors to solve cases rather than just respond to the calls assigned and writing a report. He routinely goes above and beyond the call for service. 

For the month of December, Goodman responded to 64 calls and 39 backings, made eight felony and four misdemeanor arrests, and wrote eight tickets. 

The Mobile Police Department will honor Goodman at the Officer of the Month Luncheon held at the Azalea Golf Course Club, 1000 Gaillard Drive, on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at noon. The Midtown Optimist Club sponsors the luncheon. 

December 2016

David GoodmanPrecinct 2

November 2016

Jimmy Byrd Precinct 1

The Mobile Police Department recognizes Jimmy Byrd as Officer of the Month for November 2016. Four years on the force in the Field Operations Division, Byrd is described as a dedicated public servant respected by both his peers and supervisors. He serves in the First Precinct. 

During the month of November, Byrd answered over 100 calls for service and assisted on nearly 50 calls. He made eight felony arrests and numerous misdemeanor arrests. 

Byrd is commended for spotting the vehicle that had been used in numerous thefts at the Dollar General stores. He initiated a traffic stop and detained the two suspects who were in the vehicle. Through investigating, Byrd determined the vehicle had been stolen. 

On another incident, he responded to a report of suspicious circumstances involving a green vehicle in the area of Ryders Lane and Old Military Road. When Byrd arrived on the scene, he discovered a backpack in the bushes containing a pistol and several bags of marijuana. With more searching, he located the green vehicle and linked this suspect to the unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle that occurred in the parking lot behind Regions Bank. 

Additionally, during the course of responding to residential burglaries in progress, Byrd was able to take the suspects into custody without incident and connect them to other crimes. 

The Mobile Police Department will honor Byrd at the Officer of the Month Luncheon set for Wednesday, Dec. 14 at noon at the Azalea City Golf Course Club, 1000 Gaillard Dr. The Midtown Optimist Club sponsors the luncheon.

November 2016

Jimmy ByrdPrecinct 1

October 2016

Michael James Precinct 3

The Mobile Police Department has named Corporal Michael James as Officer of the Month for October 2016. James is assigned to the Third Precinct in the Field Operations Division. He joined the department in 1989. 

James is recognized for apprehending the suspects connected to the robbery and shooting death of a teen on October 23, 2016. He was actively patrolling the St. Stephens Road corridor when he heard multiple shots from the area of the Exxon gas station at 2272 St. Stephens Road. 

James observed two male subjects fleeing on foot. He immediately went into pursuit and was able to take one of the subjects into custody after observing him throw a gun into a garbage can. Further investigation led to the second subject being identified. Both subjects, 17-year-old Fabian Russell and 18-year-old Christopher Logan, were arrested and charged with robbery first degree. Logan was also charged with murder. 

According to James’ supervisor, his dedication to duty, relentless pursuit of justice, and unflagging willingness to go above and beyond his required duties are exemplified by his performance. 

James also supervises and mentors members of his squad in his current role of acting supervisor for Squad 1. 

The Mobile Police Department will honor James at the Officer of the Month Luncheon Wednesday, Nov. 9 at noon at the Azalea Golf Course Club, 1000 Gaillard Drive. The Midtown Optimist Club sponsors the luncheon.

October 2016

Michael JamesPrecinct 3

September 2016

Jonathan Cox Precinct 1

The Mobile Police Department recognizes Officer Jonathan Cox as its Officer of the Month awardee for September. Cox is assigned to the First Precinct in the Field Operations Division. He has been on the police force since 2008. 

One of Cox’s highlights for the month includes his investigation into a criminal mischief complaint on Baltimore Street September 4. He discovered the suspect had poured sugar in the gas tank of a vehicle causing it to stop running. During the investigation, Cox observed televisions and lawn equipment which appeared to be out of place within the residence. He linked those items to several neighborhood burglaries. 

While responding to a suspicious circumstances complaint at Food Champs, 2962 Dauphin Island Parkway, on September 7, Cox apprehended the suspect who fled the scene on foot. In the suspect’s possession, he discovered additional stolen items as well as a large amount of illegal narcotics and prescription medications. 

On September 30, Cox responded to a report of a robbery to an individual. Using the description from the victim, he spotted the suspect in the area and apprehended him. Cox found the suspect to be a sexual predator from a northern state. 

Cox is described as a dedicated public servant, conscientious police officer, and highly respected by his peers and supervisors. 

For September, he had nearly 100 calls for service, assisted on 57 calls, made seven felony arrests and numerous misdemeanor arrests, and issued six citations. 

The Mobile Police Department will honor Cox at the Officer of the Month Luncheon at noon Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at the Azalea Golf Course Club, 1000 Gaillard Drive. The luncheon is sponsored by the Midtown Optimist Club.

September 2016

Jonathan CoxPrecinct 1

August 2016

Joshua Nix Precinct 1

The Mobile Police Department has named Joshua Nix the Officer of the Month for August 2016. Nix is a patrol officer assigned to the First Precinct. He is recognized for his efforts in catching three commercial robbers. 

Nix responded to a robbery in progress at Waffle House located on 1851 Government Street shortly after 2:30 a.m. on Aug. 31, 2016. When he arrived on the scene, the suspects were exiting the back of the restaurant and led Nix on a vehicle pursuit. 

The suspects traveled on Government Street to Azalea Road, and then turned on Village Green Drive. One of the suspects jumped from the vehicle and continued on foot. Nix gave this suspect’s description to the responding officers and followed the vehicle until it stopped in the rear of an apartment complex. Nix and his backing unit took the suspects into custody. 

During the month of August, Nix answered 159 calls for service and assisted on 57 calls. He made five felony arrests and one misdemeanor arrest, and issued six citations. 

“Officer Nix is a dedicated public servant and conscientious police officer, and respected by both his peers and supervisors,” said Sergeant Michael Kelly of the First Precinct, Squad Two. 

He joined the Mobile Police Department in 2011. 

Nix will be honored at the Officer of the Month Luncheon on Sept. 13, 2016 at noon. The event, sponsored by the Midtown Optimist Club, will be held at the Azalea Golf Course Club, 1000 Gaillard Drive.

August 2016

Joshua NixPrecinct 1

June 2016

Justin Billa Precinct 3

The Mobile Police Department has named Justin Billa as Officer of the Month for June 2016. Billa works in the Third Precinct and has been a police officer since January this year.

Billa is commended for his investigation into complaints of a man committing robberies in the 200 block of North Ann Street and in the area of Rylands Street and Adams Street. He searched for the suspect until spotting him off St Stephens Road. The suspect fled on foot, but after a short pursuit Billa apprehended him. The suspect was arrested and charged with first-degree robbery.

Additionally, Billa made two felony and 17 misdemeanor arrests for the month. He responded to 135 calls for service and 11 backups, and wrote 17 citations.

According to his commanding officer, Billa has great attention to detail skills and shows commitment daily to providing a professional level of law enforcement service to the city of Mobile.

Billa will be honored at the Officer of the Month luncheon today at noon at the Azalea Golf Course Club, located at 1000 Gaillard Drive. The luncheon is sponsored by the Midtown Optimist Club.

June 2016

Justin BillaPrecinct 3

May 2016

Michael Motykiewicz Precinct 4

For going above and beyond to protect and serve the citizens of Mobile, Michael Motykiewicz is named Officer of the Month for May. Motykiewicz is a patrol officer in the Fourth Precinct and has been on the force for six years.

Motykiewicz investigates each report he receives of suspicious activity from concerned citizens. Recently, he responded to a call of a possible burglary at a residence. Upon arrival, he discovered that the front door had been kicked in. Motykiewicz found an armed subject inside, made the arrest and charged him with Burglary 1st Degree and Persons Forbidden to Possess a Pistol.

Additionally, Motykiewicz located and arrested the suspects wanted for robbing a pizza delivery driver at gunpoint.

During the month of May, Motykiewicz had 79 calls, 54 backings, nine felony arrests, 13 misdemeanor arrests and issued 11 citations.

Motykiewicz will be honored at the Mobile Police Department Officer of the Month Luncheon June 14, 2016 at noon. Sponsored by the Midtown Optimist Club, the event will be held at the Azalea Golf Course Club, 1000 Gaillard Drive.

May 2016

Michael Motykiewicz Precinct 4

April 2016

Demetrius Watts Precinct 3

The Mobile Police Department honors Demetrius Watts as Officer of the Month for April. With 130 calls for service and 21 requests for assistance, Watts demonstrated excellent performance of duty.

His superiors describe him as an officer who goes the extra distance to work a call. Watts hones in on the location of suspects during burglaries using a knock and talk investigative technique. He works diligently with complainants to resolve disputes and assists his fellow officers with crime suppression efforts throughout the Third Precinct.

For the month, Watts' made six felony and 30 misdemeanor arrests and issued five traffic tickets.

He joined the Mobile Police Department in 2005 and has held positions in the Ranger Unit and Crime Detail. He also trains probationary police officers.

Watts will be recognized at the Officer of the Month Luncheon, sponsored by the Midtown Optimist Club, on May 10, 2016 at noon. The luncheon is held at the Azalea Golf Course Club, 1000 Gaillard Drive.

April 2016

Demetrius WattsPrecinct 3

February 2016

Stephen McCadden Precinct 1

Officer Stephen McCadden is the Officer of the Month for February 2016. McCadden has been a Mobile Police Officer for one year, and currently serves in the First Precinct.

During the month of February, Officer McCadden responded to 84 calls for service, backed officers on 91 calls, made 13 felony arrests, 48 misdemeanor arrests and issued 74 traffic citations.

McCadden focuses his efforts on eliminating the element of crime before it happens by taking illegal guns off the streets. He utilized his skills and training to remove several firearms from suspects who had no pistol permit and were found in possession of illegal narcotics.

Supervisors describe McCadden as a dedicated public servant and conscientious police officer who is respected by his peers.

February 2016

Stephen McCaddenPrecinct 1

January 2016

John Hall Precinct 4

Officer John Hall is Officer of the Month for January 2016. Hall has been a Mobile Police officer for 18 years, and currently serves in the Fourth Precinct.

For the month, he responded to 59 calls for service, backed officers on 46 calls, and made 21 felony and five misdemeanor arrests.

Hall is recognized for capturing a serial burglar. He responded to an auto sales business for a report of a suspicious individual who fled upon sighting a security guard. With his keen sense of detail, Hall led an active search, spotted and arrested 32-year-old David Lee McHome. He connected McHome to several burglaries, which resulted in 16 felony cases being cleared.

Additionally, Hall responded to a theft of vehicle call on Schillinger Road. After setting up perimeter, he was able to prevent the suspect from escaping with a victim's vehicle.

According to his superiors, Hall practices proactive policing and serves with great initiative and enthusiasm. His success is the result of a professional demeanor and high-quality police work.

January 2016

John HallPrecinct 4

December 2015

Joshua Coleman Precinct 2

Joshua Coleman is the Officer of the Month for December 2015. Officer Coleman works in the Second Precinct of the Mobile Police Department and has served four years. He is recognized for apprehending a violent felon charged with five robberies, a burglar, and a wanted and escaped felon.

Known for his attention to detail in locating suspects, Coleman found the 'Knife Bandit', Victor Warren George-Hodges, when he was dispatched to a call for suspicious circumstances at Dunkin Donuts on Airport Blvd. Hodges was responsible for robberies at four different other businesses while armed with a knife. He was arrested and charged with five counts of robbery first degree.

Coleman also located a man wanted for burglary and the stolen items hidden in the bushes. With a description of the suspect, an arrest was made on Jeremy Jason Pechar who was charged with third-degree burglary, possession of brass knuckles, and public intoxication.

Another one of his investigations led to the arrest of Kyle Bryant Smith who had active warrants that included escape third degree, two counts of theft by deception first degree, and writing fraudulent checks in Texas. Smith was also charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and attempt to elude police.

Throughout the month of December, Coleman serviced 86 calls and 26 backings, made 17 felony arrests and 30 misdemeanor arrests, and issued 73 traffic citations.

The Midtown Optimist Club will host the Officer of the Month Luncheon on January 12, 2016 at noon. It will be held at the Azalea City Golf Course Club, 1000 Gaillard Drive.

December 2015

Joshua ColemanPrecinct 2

November 2015

Johnny Duval Precinct 3

Johnny Duval is honored as Officer of the Month for November 2015. Serving as an officer for the Mobile Police Department since 2000, Duval is recognized for his response to keeping neighborhoods safe in the Third Precinct.

Recently, Duval responded to an audible residential alarm at the 40 block of Sherwood Drive and located a subject walking from the rear of a residence. Duval detained the subject and through investigation found that 22-year-old Nicholas Minto was attempting to unlawfully gain entry into the unoccupied residence. Minto was charged with Attempted Burglary Third Degree and Attempting to Elude Law Enforcement Officer.

For the month of November, Duval responded to 101 calls for service, 37 backups and wrote 19 citations. Additionally, he made eight felony and 26 misdemeanor arrests.

Duval will be honored at the Officer of the Month Luncheon on December 8, 2015 at noon. Hosted by the Midtown Optimist Club, the event will be held at the Azalea City Golf Course Club, 1000 Gaillard Drive.

November 2015

Johnny DuvalPrecinct 3

October 2015

Joshua Jones Precinct 2

Joshua Jones receives the Officer of the Month Award for October 2015. The Mobile Police Department honors Officer Jones, who works on the Criminal Apprehension Team in Precinct 2, for providing outstanding service to the City of Mobile.

His dedication to protect and serve is noted from his efforts to prevent criminal activity. Jones is recognized for locating a female suspect wanted by the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office for identity theft and by the Jackson Police Department for pawning a stolen gun from an auto burglary. During her arrest, Jones found that the suspect was forcing her 13-year-old daughter to perform sexual acts with subjects in exchange for drugs. Through this apprehension, the suspect was charged with Identity Theft and Receiving Stolen Property Second Degree as well as Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Additionally, while patrolling the Tillman’s Corner area, Jones spotted a vehicle that matched the description of the one seen leaving a recent commercial robbery at Little Caesars on Grelot Road. He chased the suspect and was able to take him into custody.

Jones’ attention to detail and perseverance led him to make nine felony arrests, 16 misdemeanor arrests and 14 traffic citations in the month of October.

He joined the Mobile Police Department in 2012.

Chief James Barber and police captains will formally honor Jones at the Azalea City Golf Course Club, 1000 Gaillard Drive, at noon Nov. 10 at the Officer of the Month Luncheon hosted by the Midtown Optimist Club.

October 2015

Joshua JonesPrecinct 2

September 2015

Jeffrey Armstrong Precinct 3

The Mobile Police Department recognizes an officer for making five felony and three misdemeanor arrests during the month of September. Officer Jeffrey Armstrong was honored as Officer of the Month at a luncheon held at the Azalea City Golf Course Club and hosted by the Midtown Optimist Club.

Armstrong's most notable accomplishment was arresting the suspect wanted for the burglaries at Phillips Preparatory School. While patrolling the grounds of the school, Armstrong observed the suspect inside a school building still under construction. He alerted additional officers to set up a perimeter and gave chase. The suspect was taken into custody and charged with burglary third degree.

Additionally, Armstrong is recognized for apprehending a convicted felon for unlawfully breaking and entering into a motor vehicle at Sage Park and for apprehending an escapee.

He has demonstrated excellence in his performance of duty and community engagement as well as assisting his fellow officers in numerous other crime suppression efforts.

Armstrong joined the Mobile Police Department in 2006 and currently serves in the Third Precinct Field Operations Division.

September 2015

Jeffrey ArmstrongPrecinct 3