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The Tuskegee News, March 22, 2018, Page A-3 5- i This week: 3 . This week 2017:10 2018 to date: 81 ' t ' ,Violen Crimes This week: 2 This week 2017:7 2018 to date: 41 Non-Violent Crimes This week:: 12 This week 2017:15 2018 to date: 125 Following is a summary of ac- tivities by the 'Ihskegee Police Department for March 9-15, 2018. If for any reason we can't be reached at the main phone line (334) 727-0200. please call these alternate numbers (334) 724-1268 and (334) 724-1283. 911 is always available for any emergencies and non-emergen- cies calls. To report information chief on Southmont Drive. to the Secret Witness Line, call 9:38 p.m.---Theft of property 727-9865. Those calling the Se- and criminal trespassing on Mc- cret Witness Line aren't required Nair Street. to provide his or her name. March 13 8:20 a.m. Assault on West March9 Martin Luther King (MLK) 3:16 a.m. Arrest made on Highway. public intoxication charge. 7:49 a.m. Property damage 12:23 p.m. --Arrest made on on MLK Highway. criminal mischief charge. March 14 1:18 p.m. Arrest made on 9:38 a.m. -- Criminal mis- charges of no driver's license chief on Torrence Road. (Failure to Appear/FTA), 10:45 a.m. Arrest made on switched tag (FTA), two counts, charge of receiving stolen prop- and speeding (FTA). erty. 9:26 p.m. Arrest made on 10:56 p.m. --Arrest made on charges of resisting arrest and charge of driving while license disorderly conduct, suspended (FTA). March 10 11:04 a.m. Criminal mis- 5 p.m. Theft of property on chief at Rotan Apartments. North Elm Street. March 15 March 11 10:11 p.m. Arrest made on 4:19 p.m. Arrest made on public intoxication charge charges of driving while license (FTA). revoked (FTA), no driver's li- 7:41 p.m. Arrest made on cense (FTA) and theft of prop- charges of menacing, attempting erty (FTA). to elude a police officer, proba- March 12 tion violation, attempted assault 9:45 a.m. Criminal mis- and public intoxication. 2018 date: 54 Following is a summary of the activities of the Macon County Sheriff's Office for March 12-18, 2018. March 12 2:30 p.m. Arrest of Antonio D. Drisker on charge of probation violation. Held in the Macon County Jail: 7:40 p.m. --Arson, 1st degree, reported at 246 County Road 10, Tuskegee. 7:40p.m.---Arrest of Michael 4th degree, reported at 898 Green on charge of arson, 1st de- Rosenwald Heights, Tuskegee. gree. Held in the Macon County 1:51 p.m.--Arrest of Dextra J. Jail. Vann on a charge of NWNI March 13 (worthless checks). Held in the 1:15 p.m. -- Harassment re- Macon County Jail. ported at 4280 U.S. Highway 29 March 17 South, Tuskegee. 11:45 a.m. Discharging a 1:40 p.m. Harassment re- firearm into an unoccupied ported at 4280 U.S. Highway 29 dwelling reported at 2603 County South, Tuskegee. Road 53, Tuskegee. 2:45 p.m. Vehicle damage 7:53 p.m. Arrest of Emory reported at Exit 38, Tuskegee. Dawson on a charge of failure to March 14 pay. Held in the Macon County 3:30 p.m. Burglary, 1st de- Jail. gree, reported at 7537 County March 18 Road 53, Tuskegee. 11 a.m. -- Burglary, 3rd de- March 16 gree, reported at 4001 County 9:55 a.m. Promoting prison Road 59, Notasulga. contraband, 2nd degree, reported at 246 County Road 10, Tuskegee. Sheriff Brunson Reports 10:30 a.m. Arrest of Derrick The Macon County Sheriffs Re- Love on a charge of promoting port with SheriffAndre' Brunson prison contraband, 2nd degree, is five every Thursday at 7:30 Held in the Macon County Jail. p.m. on WUBZ 100.7 FMand live 12:09 p.m. Arrest of Derrick audio streamed at tuskegeeal- Love on a charges of failure to ap- abama.gov, or every evening on pear, unlawful distribution of Tuskegee Vh-tual TV on Spectrum marijuana and receiving stolen channel 18! intown and channel property. Held in the Macon 19 on the TU campus, or Face- County Jail. book and YouTube at Tuskegee 12:46 p.m. Theft of property, Virtual. Home fire prevention is an absolute necessity for your safety Fire Safety tips from Macedo- nia Fire Department Reporter and Chief Henry D. Pace St. 1. Install a smoke alarm on every level of your home and outside of sleeping areas. 2.T est smoke alarm batteries every month and change them at least once a year. 3. Teach children what the smoke alarm sounds like and what to do when they hear it. 4. Install smoke alarms away from windows, doors, or ducts that can interfere with their operation. your family knows at least two 9. Never open doors that are ways to escape from every warm to the touch. room of your home. 10. If smoke, heat, or flames 6. Practice your fire escape block your exit routes, stay in plan at least twice a year. Des- the room with the door closed. ignate a meeting spot outside If possible, place a towel under and a safe distance from your the door and call the fire de- home. partment to alert them to your 7. Teach your family to stop, location in the home. Go to the drop to the ground, and roll if window and signal for help by their clothes catch on fire. waving a bright-colored cloth Practice this with your chil- or a flashlight. Do not break dren. the window, but open it from 8. Once you get out of your the top and bottom home, stay out under all cir- Sources: American Red Cross, cumstances, until a fire official U.S. Fire Administration, and gives you permission to go back the National Fire Protection inside. Association 5. Make sure everyone in Warren-sponsored Child Safety Act passes in Senate by 22-4 vote The Child Care Safety Act, sponsored by Rep. Pebblin Warren of Macon County, passed out of the Senate with a vote of 22-4. This legislation would provide the most basic level of safety for children attending religious af- filiated daycares throughout the state including requiring criminal background checks on the peo- ple whose care children are being placed into and yearly inspections of facilities. "Today is a great day for the children of Ala- bama," said Rep. Pebblin Warren. "This legisla- tion will go a long way to ensuring a safer environment for children across the state who at- tends these facilities. I greatly appreciate all the support from my colleagues and look forward to the Governor signing this important legislation." For more information on the Alabama House Democratic Caucus, follow us at @AlHouseDems and on facebook.com/ALHouseDems Relay for Life drawing closer The registration website for the American Can- cer Society Relay For Life of Macon County is open for teams to register for the 2018 event that will take place in Macon County in the Spring of 2018. Register at www.relayforlife.org/maconal. Join local volunteers and participants as we cel- ebrate cancer survivors, remember those lost to the disease and take action to save more lives from cancer. To learn how you can take action to help move us one step closer to a world free from the pain and suffering of cancer, visit RelayForLife.org or www.relayforlife.org/maconal. Or contact Kimberly Myers at kimberly.myers@cancer.org. Fundraising through your Relay For Life event supports the Society's mission to prevent cancer, save lives and diminish suffering from the dis- ease. The Macon County Relay For Life Committee is looking forward to wonderful year of fundraising and we hope to see you all involved with our local event. Notasulga gets $350,000 in grants The Town of Notasulga has received a two grants totaling $350,000 to help the community with resources to meet development and infra- structure needs. " Mayor Tommy Miller of Notasulga stated that the town received a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) in the amount of $250,000 and an Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) grant in the amount of $100,000 to be used to ex- tend municipal sewer service along Highway 14 East to the Town Limit. According to Miller, "this project will provide sewer services for potential new commercial de- velopment and for the residents of Notasulga." Notasulga will provide $50,000 in local funds to supplement this project. Work will begin in the near future. Al-Islam and African history program The Tuskegee Islamic Community is inviting to the community to the Al-Islam and African His- tory program on Sunday, March 25 at noon to be held in the Tuskegee Islamic Masjid, located at 1103 South Main Street. The presentations will be given by Dr. Theirno Thiam and Imam A, Mustafa Ali. Participation is invited in the discus- sion of What was the impact of Muslims on Africa? Dinners will be for sale. Fire Dept. new phone numbers The Tuskegee Fire Department has officially changed its phone numbers. The numbers are as follows: Main Office: 334-720,0510 or 334- 720-0576; Chief Fred Iverson: 334"720-0524; Fire Marshall Willie Smith: 334-720-0596; Cap- tain Marc Fulton Office: 334-720-0568; Admin- istrative Assistant Johnnie Smith: 334-720-0571; Kitchen: 334-720-0595. i ~i ~iii iiiiii! i :i~iiiiiiiiil~ i~ii 8 The Tu keg serving Macon County since 1865 The Tuskegee News (ISSN: 644480) is published weekly by Tuskegee Newspapers," Inc. 103 S. Main Street, Tuskegee, Alabama, 36083. Phone (334) 727-3020. Send E-Mail to tuskegeenews@bellsouth.net Periodicals Postage paid at Tuskegee, Alabama. POSTMASTER - send address changes to The Tuskegee News, 103 S. Main Street, Tuskegee, Alabama, 36083. This newspaper is printed on 100 percent recycled paper to aid in the nation's conservation efforts. Subscription rate in Macon County, $34 per year, outside of Macon County, $39 per year, out- side state of Alabama, $44 per year. 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