APD. Atmore Police Department

Atmore police investigating possible homicide
Atmore police are conducting a death investigation after a man was found shot to death early Saturday morning (April 25) at a local apartment complex. “We’re working it as a homicide,” Chief Chuck Brooks said of the death. Details are sketchy at this time, but APD patrols were dispatched around 1:24 a.m. to Patterson Street Apartments, where shots had been reportedly fired. Officers arrived to find the body of a…
‘Uncharted territory’
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks said last week that APD officers and other emergency personnel are doing — and will continue to do — whatever it takes to keep city residents safe during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. But, the police chief admitted, the spread of the virus and the measures that must be taken to stymie the spread, represent a new situation for him…
Shots fired in Canoe?
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore Police Department investigators were still at midweek trying to determine the origin of a Friday, February 28, “shots fired” report that sent officers to a Canoe mobile home park and led to the eventual arrest of five people, none of whom are charged with a weapons offense. Police reportedly responded to the tiny community, off U.S. 31 North, around 12:30 p.m. Several individuals…
Threat to ECMS
Juveniles arrested for posting intent to harm By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Two juveniles were taken into custody last week in connection with threats posted on a social media outlet against several Escambia County Middle School students and an ECMS administrator. One of the juveniles was arrested February 27, the other surrendered to sheriff’s officers the next day. Alabama law does not allow for publication of the names of…
Ankum murder investigation is ongoing
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Despite few leads and only scant evidence recovered at the crime scene, Atmore police investigators are still actively working to determine who shot an 84-year-old Atmore man to death inside his home more than six months ago. In response to a request from members of Willie Ankum’s family for an update on the case, Police Chief Chuck Brooks said things are still moving. But,…