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BSO working with DOJ to identify solutions to youth crime, violence

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office (BSO) has invited the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Diagnostic Center to assist with determining the nature and extent that property crimes, drugs, and gang-related crime are driven by youth offenders. The Center will work with the BSO and the community to identify juvenile delinquency intervention strategies and develop a plan to enhance BSO’s capacity to respond to public safety concerns. The Center’s engagement with the BSO is a result of the White House Strong Cities, Strong Communities Initiative (SC2), the Obama Administration’s agenda to build ladders of opportunity for all Americans who are working hard to make it to the middle class. 

“We saw the Center’s expertise in evaluating evidence-based case studies and developing solutions and recognized it could be a resource in Macon-Bibb,” says Bibb County Sheriff David Davis.

Tons of debris, hundreds of tires cleaned up

In early February, Macon-Bibb County’s Solid Waste Department was notified of two illegal dump sites by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. Department crews removed 9.51 tons of solid waste and 115 scrap tires from the Sofkee Road site on January 28 and 29. Solid Waste, Public Works, and Parks & Beautification worked together on February 12, 16, and 23 on the Buena Vista site, removing 8.64 tons of solid waste and 868 scrap tires.

Macon Crime Files: Store owner assaulted with banana

Macon Crime Files: Store owner assaulted with banana

Thursday files:

Date: June 4

Incident type: Simple battery

Location: Coastal gas station/convenience store, 3970 Houston Ave.

Man arrested for hitting alleged bike thief with car

Man arrested for hitting alleged bike thief with car

Two men were arrested Monday morning following a bike theft in Lake Wildwood.

Bibb deputies arrested James Browne, 26, of Macon for allegedly taking the bike from the 300 block of Foxtail Drive

Also arrested was Bryan Dorough, 41, also of Macon. He was arrested for allegedly running Browne down with his vehicle and beating him up in an attempt to retrieve the bike, according to a news release from the Bibb County Sheriff's Office.

Man accused of hitting wife with car at gas station

Man accused of hitting wife with car at gas station

A man is in jail today after allegedly hitting his wife with his car at a Macon gas station Monday.

The Bibb County Sheriff's Office says Jones County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Alfrado Hester, age 49 of Gray.
Hester is charged with criminal attempt to commit murder after investigators say he allegedly hit his wife with his car.

That happened around 11:25 a.m. Monday, at a Sunoco gas station on Houston Avenue in Macon.
Hester's wife,Angela Hester, age 37 of Gray was taken to the Medical Center, and is listed in critical condition.

FBI now offering $20K reward for missing Putnam County woman

FBI now offering $20K reward for missing Putnam County woman

(WXIA) -- The FBI is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for any information about a missing Putnam County woman.

Just after noon Tuesday, Georgia Department of Natural Resources rangers launched a specially equipped pontoon boat brought in from Lake Lanier to search a portion of Lake Oconee for 87-year-old Shirley Dermond.

She's been missing for exactly one week since the decapitated body of her husband, Russell, 88, was found in the garage of their nearby lakefront home.