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Man Stabbed at Warner Robins Lowe's

Man Stabbed at Warner Robins Lowe's

Warner Robins police are looking for a shoplifter who they say stabbed a loss prevention officer at the Lowe's on Watson Blvd.

Police Spokesperson Tabitha Pugh says someone tried to steal some merchandise from the hardware store when the officer tried to stop him.

Pugh says that's when the alleged thief stabbed him. She says he is ok but, they have not caught the shoplifter.

Pugh says they are not sure what he stole.

If you have any information on this please call the Warner Robins Police Department at 478-929-1170.

Suspect Arrested in Warner Robins Shooting

Warner Robins police have arrested a man suspected of shooting another man last week.

A police news release says 22-year-old Ken Solomon is charged with aggravated assault in the Jan. 25. shooting on Wendan Way.

The release says Solomon was taken into custody Tuesday by the U.S. Marshal Southeast Region Fugitive Task Force at 406 Russell Parkway.

He is also charged wit possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime.

Last week, police spokeswoman Tabitha Pugh says it happened around 12:30 p.m. last Wednesday on the 200 block of Wendan Way. That's near Green Street and North Davis Drive.

They found 22-year-old LaCourtney Chester in the street with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

The victim, LaCourtney Chester was taken to the Medical Center of Central Georgia, for surgery.

Parent Poll: Schools and Crime

Parent Poll: Schools and Crime

We’re reporting today on an alleged rape at Northeast High School in Macon.

Do you think your child's school is forthcoming with information about crime and violence at school?

If so, what are your concerns as a parent? How does this affect your children and family?

You can reply in the comments section below or feel free to share your insight with us at eyewitnessnews@13wmaz.com

Crimestoppers Luncheon

 

The Rotary Club of Centerville hosts the fifth annual David Pierce Memorial Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 18th at the Museum of Aviation, Century of Flight Building to benefit Crimestoppers and its Student Crimestoppers programs. Governor Sonny Perdue will be the guest speaker.

"In 2010, Macon Regional Crimestoppers' tipsters offered information leading to the arrests of 428 arrests from Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Peach and Twiggs counties on various charges.  More than $22,000.00 in stolen property was recovered, and more than $2,500.00 worth of drugs was seized. 

Those tips, which resulted in a payout of about $62,500.00 in rewards, were made possible because of the donations to the nonprofit organization. The program allows callers to remain anonymous when submitting tips on wanted people in an eight county area and receive up to a $1,000.00 upon the wanted person's arrest.

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Citizen Police Academy Now Accepting Applications

The Warner Robins Police Department is now registering for the Spring 2011 Citizen Police Academy.

That is according to a Warner Robins Police Department news release. 

The Academy is a 12-week program that gives participants an opportunity to gain better understanding of the responsibilities and challenges of the police profession. 

Participants will learn about several areas of law enforcement such as the hiring process, investigation divisions, SWAT team, use of force, and other areas. 

The Academy will also allow citizens to experience some of the training associated with police work. 

Ride-alongs with patrol officers will be highly recommended. 

Applicants do not have to be a citizen of Warner Robins to participate. 

The Academy will meet on Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. and will start on March 10 and continue through May 26.