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Warner Robins apartment fire damages 3 apartments

Three units at the Foxwood Apartments in Warner Robins were damaged after a grease fire Monday night.

According to Jennifer Powell of the Warner Robins Fire Department, firefighters were dispatched at 6:15 p.m. to a fire at the Foxwood Apartments on Watson Blvd.

Powell says all the occupants of the building had already been evacuated when firefighters arrived.

The blaze started with a grease fire on a stove in apartment 74. Powell said unit 74 was heavily damaged by fire, and units 73 and 75, were damaged by water.

No one was injured.

The Red Cross is helping residents of apartment 74 with food, clothing, shelter, and other necessities.

Photos released of Warner Robins fraud suspect

Warner Robins police are asking for the public's help to find a man wanted for credit card fraud.

The man was caught on security cameras using a stolen credit card at multiple locations in Warner Robins.

He was last seen driving a charcoal-colored Nissan Murano.

If you recognize the man in the picture, or know where he is, you are asked to call Warner Robins Police Detective Carder Gravitt at 478-302-5380.

Detour starts Tuesday on State Route 127 near Kathleen

Highway 127 will close this week at two intersections, in Kathleen and Houston County, for railroad crossing repairs.

The Georgia Department of Transportation says Hwy. 127 will be closed at the intersection of Hwy. 247 near Kathleen, and at the South Houston Lake Road intersection in Houston County.

G-DOT says those road closings were requested by Norfolk Southern Railroad, so workers can perform track maintenance at railroad crossings.

Traffic will be detoured continuously at both intersections starting at 9 A.M. on Tuesday, March 24th, through 7 P.M. on Wednesday, March 25th.

G-DOD says a signed detour will be in place using Hwy. 247 from the City of Kathleen to Hwy. 247 Spur; to Hwy. 11 (approximately 1.25 miles north of Clinchfield), to Hwy. 127. Advance warning signs and barricades have been placed at intersections prior to the closure.

Man charged with stealing donation jar, identity theft

Warner Robins police thought they had their man after a donation jar for a sick boy was stolen from a Russell Parkway bar.

Police originally issued an arrest warrant for Daryl Thomas, 24, of Florida in the January theft which was caught on surveillance video.

Turns out, according to police, Desean Hendrix, 29, stole Thomas' identity.

So Hendrix, who has been arrested, is now charged with felony identity theft and giving a false date of birth to officers, along with theft by taking.

Warner Robins man found dead in Florida motel pool

A Warner Robins man was found dead in a Panama City Beach, Florida pool Monday night.

According to Panama City Beach Police, 20-year-old Dante Jermaine Bryant drank several alcoholic beverages Monday afternoon and left his motel room at the Palm Grove Motel.

Bryant's friends called police when he didn't return.

After looking for Bryant on the beach, his friends returned to the motel around 9:45 p.m., to find Bryant dead in the motel's swimming pool.

They called 911, but paramedics couldn't revive him.

Police say foul play isn't suspected in Bryant's death.

Police investigating church burglary in Warner Robins

Televisions and computer screens were snatched from a place of worship late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.

Police are investigating a burglary at Green Acres Baptist Church on Elberta Road in Warner Robins.

Pastor Johnny Ellison says the thief broke a window at the back to get in.

Ellison says about $50 was stolen, and several pieces of electronics are missing.

"Honestly, a lot of things that were pretty valuable that could have been stolen, but weren't," said Ellison.

He believes they were looking for money, but says they don't keep large sums on the campus.

Investigators are asking anyone with information to call them at 478-302-5380.

Teens can have 'Pizza With a Cop' March 20

Teens can have 'Pizza With a Cop' March 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the McConnell-Talbert Stadium parking lot.

The event encourages teenagers to join officers before the Warner Robins High School vs. Northside High School baseball game for free pizza. It's a chance to ask questions, express concerns and get to know officers in the neighborhood.

The event is sponsored by the Warner Robins Police Department and Flint Energies.