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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

OPD Requesting the Public's Help in Locating Missing Opelika Man

Missing Person- Young

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 Magnolia Street on March 8, 2021. Young...

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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.

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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: 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: 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 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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