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Posted on: September 15, 2021

Attempt Identify Motorcycle Theft Suspect

9.15 Can you identify

On 09/08/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigating a Theft of Property, First Degree, in the 1000 Block of North Uniroyal Road. Security camera video shows the suspect, a white male, walk onto the property at approximately 8:42 AM on 09/08/20...

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Posted on: September 9, 2021

Bomb Threat Update

On 09/08/2021 Opelika Police Department Detectives began investigating a bomb threat that was called into Opelika High School at 11:45 AM that day. Detectives have determined that the call was made by a 13-year-old juvenile from Florida. They have conclud...

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

Opelika High School Bomb Threat

The Opelika Police Department responded to a bomb threat at Opelika High School at approximately 11:45 AM on 09/08/2021. Officers and OHS safely evacuated the students and staff to Southern Union State Community College. Auburn Police Department and the L...

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

WANTED: Henry Greer

Henry Greer

The Opelika Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Henry Curtis Greer, age 39.  Greer was identified as the suspect in numerous business burglaries and thefts that occurred on August 27, 2021 and September 1...

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Posted on: August 24, 2021

Star Street Shooting

8.24 Arrest

On 08/24/2021 at approximately 1:36 AM the Opelika Police Department received calls of shots fired in the 2200 Block of Star Street. Upon arrival, officers located a suspect barricaded in a shed located on the property. 

During this time, officers...

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Posted on: August 23, 2021

Attempt to Identify Theft Suspects

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On 08/16/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigating a report of multiple thefts at CT Collision, located at 3300 Pepperell Parkway. Employees reported that approximately 20 catalytic converters and other miscellaneous items had been stolen off...

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

Attempt to Identify Burglary Suspects

8.20 Can you identify

On 08/17/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigating two burglaries which occurred at Sunco Service Station, located at 300 Columbus Parkway, and Marathon Gas Station, located at 1001 Columbus Parkway. Upon investigation, three suspects are see...

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Posted on: August 19, 2021

Attempt to Identify Robbery Suspect

8.19 Can you identify

On 08/16/2021 at approximately 9:00 PM the Opelika Police Department responded to a Robbery in the 1600 Block of S. Fox Run Parkway. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the victim who stated that he was taking trash to the dumpster when he was approa...

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Posted on: August 18, 2021

WANTED: Deandrian Martin

Deandrian Marquel Martin

The Opelika Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Deandrian Marquel Martin. Martin was identified as the suspect in numerous vehicle break-ins that occurred over the summer in residential areas of Opelika. The Opeli...

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Posted on: August 10, 2021

LOCATED: OPD Requesting the Public's Help in Locating Missing Opelika Woman

8.10 Missing Person

Update: 4:00 PM
MISSING PERSON LOCATED
Kimberly Welch has been located. 
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The Opelika Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing Opelika woman. Kimberly Ann Trivoli Welch, 27 yoa from Opelika, AL, was l...

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Posted on: August 9, 2021

Traffic Fatality 08.09.21

On 08/09/2021 at approximately 4:54 PM, the Opelika Police Department responded to a vehicle crash in the 3000 Block of Lafayette Parkway. Upon arrival, officers located a single vehicle that had struck a building. The driver, a 73-year-old male, was pron...

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Posted on: August 9, 2021

Attempt to Identity B&E Suspect

8.9 Can you identify

On 08/06/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigating multiple vehicle break-ins that occurred at Laquinta Inn, located at 3151 Capps Way and Holiday Inn Express, located at 1801 Capps Landing. The suspect, a black male with facial hair, is seen...

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Posted on: August 4, 2021

Traffic Fatality

On 08/04/2021 at approximately 4:45 AM, the Opelika Police Department began receiving calls regarding an individual in the roadway on Interstate 85 northbound, south of exit 62. Upon arrival, officers located a 37-year-old male who had been struck by a ve...

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

ARRESTED: Attempt to Identify Winn Dixie Suspect

7.30 Can you identify-2

UPDATE:

Zenetta Bandy Smith, 50 you from Opelika, AL, was arrested on a warrant for Theft of Property, Third Degree on 08/05/2021. 

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On 07/11/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigating an Theft of Property, Third Degree, which occurre...

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

Attempt to Identify Attempted Burglary Suspects

7.30 Can you identify

On 07/12/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigating an Attempted Burglary which occurred in the 1600 Block of 3rd Avenue. Three suspects, all black males, are seen on camera attempting to kick in the door of the residence before fleeing. Two s...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Attempt to Identify Murf Mart Suspect

7.29 Can you identify

On 07/07/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigation an Attempted Robbery which occurred at Murf Mart, located at 1001 Frederick Road. The suspect, a black male or female, is seen on camera wearing a black hoodie, jeans, black shoes and holding...

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Posted on: July 14, 2021

Attempt to Identify Suspect in Vehicle Break Ins

7.14 Can you identify

 The Opelika Police Department has been investigating several Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle complaints around the historic district of Opelika over the past few weeks. Home security videos show the suspect, a black male, attempt ...

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Posted on: June 28, 2021

Attempt to Identify Suspects in Fraud Case

6.28 Can you identify

On 06/23/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigating a Fraudulent Use of a Credit/Debit Card, which occurred at Mapco, located at 2385 Moores Mill Road, Auburn, AL. The suspects, both black males, are seen on camera entering the business at app...

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

Attempt to Identify Walmart Suspect

6.25 Can you identify

On 06/17/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigation a Fradulent Use of a Credit/Debit Card which occurred at Wal-Mart, located at 2900 Pepperell Parkway. The suspect, a black male, is seen on camera wearing a New York baseball cap, face mask, ...

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

Attempt to Identify Kroger Theft Suspect

6.24 Can you identify

On 06/20/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigation a Theft of Property, Third Degree, which occurred at Kroger, located at 2460 Enterprise Drive. The suspect, a black female, is seen on camera wearing a white face mask, a white t-shirt and bl...

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

Assault Suspect Arrested

PRESS RELEASE

In the early hours of 06/24/2021 the Opelika Police Department responded to 2000 Pepperell Parkway, East Alabama Medical Center, in regards to an assault. Officers located the suspect, Steve John Collins, 54 yoa from Opelika, AL, nearby. Collins was arres...

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Posted on: June 23, 2021

ARRESTED- Attempt to Identify Suspect in Burglary

6.23 Can you identify

Arrested 07/21/2021

Kentavious Jamal Miles, 27 yoa from Valley, AL, was arrested on outstanding warrants for two counts of Burglary, Third Degree and Theft of Property, Third Degree. 

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On 06/22/2021 the Opelika Police Department responded to an...

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Posted on: June 21, 2021

Attempt to Identify Robbery Suspect

6.21 Can you identify

On 06/20/2021 the Opelika Police Department responded to a Robbery which occurred at Best Western, located at 205 North 21st Street. The suspect, a black male, can be seen on camera wearing all white clothing, white shoes and a face mask. The victim state...

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

LOCATED: Missing Opelika Man Shawn Montgomery

6.15 Missing Person

06/15/21 5:00 PM Update

Mr. Montgomery has been located

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The Opelika Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing Opelika man. Shawn Cornell Montgomery, 48 yoa from Opelika, AL, was last seen leaving his residen...

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

ARRESTED- Attempt to Identify Suspect in Sun Self Storage Theft

6.15 Can you identify

Arrested 6/21/21

William Blake Norton, 33 yoa from Opelika, AL, was arrested on a warrant for Theft of Property, Third Degree. 

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On 05/19/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigating a Theft of Property, Third Degree, which occurred at...

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Posted on: June 10, 2021

Narcotics Arrests

Arrests 6.10

On 06/10/2021 the Opelika Police Narcotics Division, along with the Lee County SWAT Team, conducted a search warrant at a residence in the 2400 Block of Airport Road. During the search, Detectives recovered a large quantity of narcotics believed to be met...

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

Attempt to Identify Suspect who used a Stolen Debit Card at Lowes

6.2 Can you identify

On 05/26/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigating a Theft of Property, Third Degree, and a Fraudulent Use of a Debit Card which occurred at Lowes, located at 1701 Frederick Road. The suspect, a white male, can be seen on camera wearing a blu...

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Posted on: May 27, 2021

Attempt to Identify Suspects in Burglary & Theft

5.27 Can you identify

On 05/06/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigating a Burglary, Third Degree, and a Theft of Property, Third Degree, which occurred at Susie K’s, located at 1801 2nd Avenue. The suspects, all black males, stole $100.00 in cash, a cas...

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Posted on: May 20, 2021

Attempt to Identify Suspect in Integrity Auto Theft

5.20 Can you identify

On 05/14/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigating a Theft of Property, Second Degree, which occurred at Integrity Auto Service, located at 1007 Geneva Street. The suspects stole catalytic converters off three vehicles between 1:30 AM and 2:3...

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

Attempt to Identify Suspect in Vehicle Break Ins

5.19 Can you identify

On 05/11/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigating an Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Vehicle which occurred at Davis Tire & Auto, located at 300 South 6th Street. The suspect, a black male, can be seen on camera wearing a camouflage hoo...

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

Attempt to Identify Suspect in Best Buy Theft

5.18 Can you identify

On 05/13/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigating a Theft of Property, Third Degree, which occurred at Best Buy, located at 2147 Tiger Town Parkway. The suspect, a black male with a mohawk hairstyle, can be seen on camera wearing a disposabl...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

Attempt to Identify Suspect in AT&T Theft

5.14 Can you identify

On 04/15/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigating a Theft of Property, First Degree, which occurred at AT&T, located at 2025 Interstate Drive. The suspect, a black male, can be seen on camera wearing a black mask, black pants, black shoe...

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Posted on: May 10, 2021

Opelika Police Department Together Opelika Campaign Update

Last October the Opelika Police Department launched TOGETHER, OPELIKA a campaign geared to build trust and relationships between the citizens of Opelika and the Opelika Police Department. 

One of the main goals was to lower crime and increase comm...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

Three Men Arrested During Investigation

Arrests 5.3

On 05/03/2021 the Opelika Police Department and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant in the 1200 block of Lee Road 40. The search warrant stemmed from an investigation of several Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicl...

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Posted on: April 23, 2021

LOCATED: Missing Opelika Man Nicholas Jones

Jones Missing Person

JONES WAS LOCATED 08/10/21

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The Opelika Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing Opelika man. Nicholas Jones, 28 yoa from Opelika, AL, was last seen in the 2200 Block of 3rd Avenue on April 15, 2021. Jones w...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Attempt to Identify Suspects in Vehicle Break-Ins and Theft

4.15 Can you identify

On 04/13/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigating multiple incidents of Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Vehicle and a Theft of Property, First Degree, in the area of Wyndham Gates subdivision. At approximately 4:16 AM five suspects are seen...

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

Attempt to Identify Suspect in Theft of Property

4.14 Can you identify

On 03/24/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigating a Fraudulent Use of a Credit/Debit Card and a Theft of Property, Third Degree, which occurred at Trinity United Methodist Church, located at 800 2nd Avenue. The suspect, a black male, can bee...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

Attempt to Identify Suspect in Theft of Property at Best Buy

4.13 Can you identify

On 04/09/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigating a Theft of Property, Third Degree, which occurred at Best Buy, located at 2147 Tiger Town Parkway. A loss prevention employee reported that a suspect can be seen on camera placing a car stere...

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Posted on: March 30, 2021

Attempt to Identify Suspect in Fraudulent Use of a Credit/Debit Card

3.30 Can you identify

On 03/17/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigating a Fraudulent Use of a Credit/Debit Card, which occurred at Walmart, located at 1900 Pepperell Parkway in Opelika, AL. The two suspects are seen on camera exiting the store at approximately 3:...

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Posted on: March 24, 2021

Attempt to Identify Suspect in Fraudulent Use of a Debit Card

3.24 Can you identify

On 03/21/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigating a Fraudulent Use of a Credit/Debit Card, which occurred at Target, located at 2640 Enterprise Drive in Opelika, AL. The two suspects are seen on camera exiting the store at approximately 3:40...

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Posted on: March 23, 2021

LOCATED: Missing Opelika Man Louis Young Jr.

Missing Person- Young

YOUNG WAS LOCATED ON 04/25/21

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The Opelika Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing Opelika man. Louis Carter Young Jr., 58 yoa from Opelika, AL, was last seen near his residence in the 1100 Block of Magnoli...

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Murder Arrest

3.5 Browning Arrest

On 03/05/2021 the Opelika Police Department arrested Raphael Maurice Browning, 35 yoa from Opelika, AL. Browning is charged with Murder in the assualt that occurred in the 500 Block of Maple Avenue on 03/02/2021. This case remains under investiga...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Assault Arrest

3.2 Arrest

On 03/01/2021 the Opelika Police Department, with the assistance of Alabama Probation and Parole, arrested Fredrick Orlando Jenkins, 43 yoa from Opelika, AL, on a warrant for Assault, First Degree. Detectives identified Jenkins as the suspect in the assau...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Pedestrian Fatality

On 02/26/2021 at 1:45 PM Opelika Police Department responded to the 1700 Block of McCoy Street in reference to a pedestrian being struck by a train. Upon arrival, first responders located a 64-year-old male victim. The victim was pronounced dead ...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

U.S. MARSHALS CAPTURE OPELIKA MURDER SUSPECT

2.25 Capture

On 02/25/2021 at 9:30 AM the U.S. Marshals arrested John Robert Thomas III, 40 yoa from Opelika, AL in Milldale, CT. Thomas was identified as the suspect in the shooting that occurred on 02/19/2021 in the 300 Block of South 3rd Street. He is char...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Arson Arrest

Ashmore

On the evening of 02/18/2021 the Opelika Police Department arrested Frederick Maurice Ashmore, 31 yoa from Opelika, AL, on charges stemming from an early morning fire in the 1500 Block of Pinehurst Drive. Ashmore is charged with Arson, First Degree, three...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Pinehurst Fire Investigation

On 02/18/2021 at approximately 4:52 AM the Opelika Police Department and Opelika Fire responded to the 1500 Block of Pinehurst Drive in reference to a structure fire. Upon arrival, responders located one of the buildings engulfed in flames. Officers were ...

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

Attempt to Identify Suspect in Fraudulent Use of a Debit Card at AB Tire Shop

2.17 Can you identify

On 12/31/2020 the Opelika Police Department began investigating a Fraudulent Use of a Credit/Debit Card, which occurred at AB Tire Shop, located at 3509 Pepperell Parkway in Opelika, AL. The suspect, a Hispanic male, is seen on camera wearing a dark gray ...

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

The Opelika Police Department Announces Several Promotions

Feb Promotions

The Opelika Police Department is pleased to announce several promotions. Lieutenants Kenny Miller and Rob Cook have been promoted to the rank of Captain following the retirement of Captain Ed Clark and the promotion of Chief Shane Healey.

Lt. Miller is now...

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Posted on: January 26, 2021

Attempt to Identify Suspect in Theft of Property at Dick's Sporting Goods on Jan 2

1.26 Can you identify

On 01/02/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigating a Theft of Property, Third Degree, which occurred at Dick’s Sporting Goods, located at 2718 Enterprise Drive in Opelika, AL. The two suspects are seen on camera entering the store a...

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

Murder Suspect Arrest

CORDEZMOND HARRIS

On 01/19/2021 the Opelika Police Department began investigating a shooting that occurred in the 100 Block of Chester Avenue. The 28-year-old male victim later died at Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown in Columbus, GA. On 01/20/2021 at 5:00 PM OPD Detecti...

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

Chester Avenue Shooting

On 01/19/2021at approximately 2:53 PM the Opelika Police Department responded to the 100 Block of Chester Avenue in reference to a call of a gunshot victim. Upon arrival, they located a 28-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was taken...

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

CITY OF OPELIKA NAMES SHANE HEALEY CHIEF OF OPELIKA POLICE DEPARTMENT

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The City of Opelika is pleased to announce Shane Healey as the city’s new Police Chief, effective immediately. Healey is replacing Chief John McEachern, who retired November 30, 2020, after eight years of service to the city.

Healey will transition from Ca...

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

Traffic Fatality

At approximately 6:30 PM on 01/06/2021, the Opelika Police Department, EMS and the Opelika Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle crash on Columbus Parkway at North Uniroyal Road. Upon arrival, officers located an 18-year-old passe...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

Opelika Police Department Announces Spring 2021 Citizens Police Academy

CPA 2021

The Opelika Police Department invites citizens to join them for their Citizens Police Academy. The eight-week hands on course will begin Thursday, March 25, 2021 and will cover various aspects of police work within the City of Opelika. This inter...

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Posted on: December 30, 2020

Attempt to Identify Suspect in Theft of Property at Walmart

Can you identify 12.30

On 11/08/2020 the Opelika Police Department began investigating a Theft of Property, Second Degree, and a Fraudulent Use of a Credit/Debit Card at Walmart, located at 2900 Pepperell Parkway in Opelika, AL. During the investigation two suspects can be seen...

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Posted on: December 29, 2020

Attempt to Identify Suspect in Fraudulent Use of a Debit Card at Walmart

12.30 Can you Id

On 12/18/2020 the Opelika Police Department began investigating a Theft of Property, Second Degree, and a Fraudulent Use of a Credit/Debit Card. After an initial investigation, two suspects are seen on camera using the victim’s debit card at Walmart, loca...

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Posted on: December 29, 2020

Attempt to Identify Suspect in Theft of Property at Dick's Sporting Goods

12.29 Can you identify

On 12/20/2020 the Opelika Police Department began investigating a Theft of Property, Second Degree, which occurred at Dick’s Sporting Goods, located at 2718 Enterprise Drive in Opelika, AL. Three suspects are seen on camera entering the store at...

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Posted on: December 21, 2020

Opelika Police Spread Christmas Cheer Thanks to Local Secret Santa

Lt. Converse  Kayla Knox

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the Opelika Police Department handed out cards containing a $100 bill to citizens just in time for Christmas. Over two days, Lt. Kenneth Miller, Lt. Richard Converse, Sgt. Brandon Pettaway and Officer Brando...

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Posted on: December 2, 2020

Interim Police Chief Kasey Brown

Kasey Brown

City of Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller names Assistant Chief Kasey Brown as interim Chief of Police for the City of Opelika effective December 1, following the retirement of Chief John McEachern. Brown has been with the department for 26 years and has served i...

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Posted on: November 30, 2020

Attempt to Identify Suspect in Theft of Property at Walmart

11.30 Can you identify

On 11/16/2020 the Opelika Police Department began investigating a Theft of Property, Fourth Degree, which occurred at Walmart located at 2900 Pepperell Parkway. The suspect, a black male, is see on camera wearing a black hat, disposable face mask, a light...

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

Attempt to Identify Suspect in Theft of Property at Almost Anything Pawn

11.24 Can you identify

On 11/18/2020 the Opelika Police Department began an investigation into a Theft of Property, First Degree, at Almost Anything Pawn, located at 221 South 9th Street in Opelika, AL. At approximately 2:45 PM on 11/17/2020 a suspect can be seen on camera reac...

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Posted on: November 23, 2020

Homicide Investigation of Nealious Mario Hodge

Nealious Mario Hodge

Central Alabama CrimeStoppers Offers $1,000 Reward For Any Information That Leads To Any Arrest(s) Regarding The Homicide Investigation Of Nealious Mario Hodge. 

On June 6, 2020 at approximately 9:36 PM, Opelika Police responded to the intersectio...

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

PLANNING THE NEXT 20 YEARS OF LIFE IN OPELIKA!

OPELIKA 2040 LOGO

The City of Opelika is excited to kick-off the 2040 Comprehensive Plan project. Opelika 2040 will serve as the City’s official guide for future growth, land use and development for the next 20 years. Informed by community consensus, com...

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

SIDEWALK: 1st Avenue

On thursday from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., a private contractor is going to do a street cut utility installation at 1929 1st Avenue. One lane of traffic will be closed and the contractor is responsible for flagging traffic around the work zone.

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