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WANTED

PATRICK CARR

Sex offender registtatin/ notification act

LONNIE HOWARD

Theft of property I-motor vehicle x2

MARK CUNNINGHAM

FTA-Poss/receipt controlled substance

FTA-multiple NWNI

DEBRA MCCULLARS

JUAN RELLO

Theft of property II (prob rev)

DEBRA TIDWELL

Sex offender registration/ notification act (alias)

CEDRIC JOHNSON

Arrest order child support

DONALD FRYE

BILL ESTES

KALID HEARD

Theft of property I-motor vehicle, Convicted twice

FTA-Burglary III x2, Bond revocation-Burglalry III

DONALD RICHARDSON

FTA-Attempted Burglary III

Criminal mischief I, Assault II, Burglary III, B/E vehicle

JERMAINE JENKINS

Arrest order child support

JOSEPH BURTON

Multiple NWNI, Child support arrest order

AMY SCOTT

RENALD GRAY

Obstruct govt operations (alias)

Multiple NWNI

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ANNISTON POLICE DEPARTMENT www.annistonal.gov

WANTED

Contact the Anniston Police Department at 256-240-4018

JAMES SMITH JR TWO FELONY AND FOUR MISDEMEANOR WARRANTS

DEVONTA JAMES THEFT OF PROPERTY 2ND & ATTEMPT TO ELUDE

DARRELL BOYKINS

QUINTORA CHATMAN THEFT OF PROPERTY 2ND

KRISTEN DARBY POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA 2ND AND POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA

BILLIE THOMAS

POSSESSION OF FORGED INSTRUMENT 2ND

THEFT OF PROPERTY 2ND & CRIMINAL MISCHIEF 2ND

MONTREZ BURTON

KIMBERLY DAVIS

VAUCSA DISTRIBUTION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE

MACK TRIPLET BURGLARY 3RD

THEFT OF PROPERTY 2ND

FRAUDULENT USE OF CREDIT CARD

MALCOLM BODISON

JOSEPH WHITE THEFT OF PROPERTY 1ST

WILLIAM LAW

UNLAWFUL BREAKING AND ENTERING OF VEHICLE

CHRISTOPHER HART POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA 2ND AND POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA

Prevent home break-ins any time of the year The joys of the holidays are many: Sharing eggnog, exchanging presents, trimming the tree, contacting the police to report a robbery. The last one certainly isn’t a joy, but it’s an all-too common reality of the season. But the holidays aren’t the only times that home break-ins take place. There’s no telling what goes through the minds of thieves, and preparing for any situation is the way to avoid loss due to theft. In the U.S., a home is robbed every 14.6 seconds, and the average dollar loss per burglary is $2,119, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Statistics Canada offers that break-ins are not only the most serious type of property crime committed in Canada, but they are also one of the most common. In 2009, there were more than 205,000 break-ins reported to the police, accounting for 15 percent of all property crimes. Despite burglaries being down overall in numbers in both the U.S. and Canada, homeowners can still be diligent in their efforts to prevent break-ins and property loss. Here are some strategies for thwarting would-be thieves. * Break down cardboard boxes. There’s no better way to tell thieves about all the new presents you received than by advertising them at the curbside. Burglars will see that empty television box or other expensive gadget boxes put out for pickup and have a clue about the new goodies inside the home. Instead, cut up the boxes and bundle them with newspapers so they are inconspicuous. * Lock every door and window all the time -- including the garage. Many people fail to realize that the garage presents a great point of entry to the house, one that is private and away from the eyes of concerned neighbors. Once inside the garage, a thief can use tools in the garage to pick at the lock on an inside door to the home. * Forget about hiding keys. Thieves know about all the places homeowners hide spare keys. You’re not fooling anyone with faux rocks or a key taped over the door. If you’re prone to forgetting your keys, leave a spare pair with a trusted neighbor instead. * Don’t advertise your status on social network sites. You may be excited to share your vacation adventures with friends, but posting pictures of your vacation or telling others about when you’re planning to leave the house can be dangerous. Even if you have your security settings locked down to only friends, the fewer people who know about your whereabouts the better. Your list of 200 friends may not be the closest friends anymore. * Trim bushes and fix lighting. Darkness and camouflage are a thief’s best friends. Being able to hide behind shrubs to jimmy a window or lock hides him or her from others who may witness suspicious activity. Keep landscaping neat around doorways and windows, and promptly replenish any burned-out bulbs. * Don’t give burglars easy access. Leaving ladders or items that can turn into stepping stools enables thieves to reach any window or door of the house -- even upstairs windows that may be unlocked. * Keep things out of easy view. Some people love the open look of drape-free windows. However, giving outsiders a clear view of the interior of your home can set you up for trouble, as it gives thieves a view of your valuables. Close the blinds after dark and especially when you’re leaving the home for a time. There are many tactics to take to help protect your home and belongings from being stolen. Employ these tips during the holidays and year-round.

Crime Bulletin for February 27, 2012  

The Anniston Star's Crime Bulletin section for February 27, 2012.