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    CPD finds body of woman reported missing

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    Update: 12:42 p.m. The missing woman who was found deceased has been identified according to the Cullman Police Department. “The woman has been identified as Gloria Parker,” Nassetta said. “Her body will be sent to Alabama Department of Forensic Science for an autopsy to assist in...

    CPD’s Dean retiring after 31 years

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Police Officer Matt Dean will officially retire from the department March 1, after 31 years and two months in law enforcement. His last day of work was Friday, Feb. 2. “In that many years, I was able to meet so many different...

    CPD’s Shop with a Cop coming this Saturday

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    ‘It is just as rewarding for the officers involved’ CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Police Department’s longest running community policing event, Shop With a Cop, is happening this Saturday, Dec. 16. The popular annual Christmastime event has been going strong for a decade. CPD Public Relations Officer...

    Holiday safety tips from local law enforcement

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office and Cullman Police Department provided a series of helpful tips to keep homes and yourselves safe this holiday season.  Tips for your home Keep doors and windows locked at all times  If you are leaving for an extended period...

    Multi-vehicle crash leaves 1 deceased; Vinemont man identified

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    UPDATE (9 pm): Cullman County Coroner Jeremy Kilpatrick confirmed the decedent as Nicholas Allen Joiner, 20, of Vinemont. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________- CULLMAN, Ala. – One person was killed Tuesday evening just after 5 p.m. in a deadly crash at the intersection of Second Avenue Northwest (U.S. Highway 31...

    Warnke retires after nearly 4 decades of service

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - A familiar face with the Cullman Police Department decided to replace his badge with a retirement pledge this week. Captain Jeff Warnke has served as a law enforcement officer for more than 37 years. “Counting my reserve time and full time with...

    SRO program board hosts special-called meeting

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Members of the School Resource Officer (SRO) program governing board on Wednesday met for a special-called meeting to discuss program changes and where funds will be used in the school systems. Back in May of this year, the Alabama Legislature passed legislation...

    CPD announces arrests in Rock the South assault

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman Police Department at a press conference Wednesday, July 26, announced the arrests of three individuals in relation to the assault that took place Saturday, July 22, at Rock the South. The victim, Reid Watts, 18, whose brutal beating was...

    CPD: Multiple arrests in string of car break-ins

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Multiple people were arrested Friday, June 2, 2023, after a series of car break-ins occurred across the city of Cullman. According to Cullman Police Department Sgt. Adam Clark, the break-ins occurred in various areas. A statement posted on the CPD’s Facebook page...

    Nassetta, Gentry report mostly tame Memorial Day weekend

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Memorial Day weekend was mostly tame, according to both Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry and Cullman Police Chief David Nassetta. According to Nassetta, the police had a mostly quiet weekend, with the exception of the ATM theft at the Merchants Bank main...

    CPD address report of gun at CMS dance

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Middle School held its spring dance Friday, May 19. Toward the event's end, according to Cullman Police Chief David Nassetta, the Cullman Police Department received a call from a parent claiming a student may have brought a gun to the...

    1 dead, 1 charged with murder following shooting at Cullman City Parking Deck

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – One man is dead and another charged with murder following a shooting at the Cullman City Parking Deck early Sunday morning, May 21, 2023. According to the Cullman Police Department, officers responded to a call about a shooting at approximately 2:40 a.m....

    Local man indicted on 53 counts related to child pornography

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – A local man arrested earlier this year after allegedly using a cellphone to record images of a child in a restroom is back in jail following a grand jury indictment. Ethan Edward Richardson, 25, of Cullman, was taken into custody Friday,...

    CPD Autism Awareness Month patch sales benefit Autism Speaks

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – As Autism Awareness Month comes to a close, the Cullman Police Department is set to wrap up its special patch sale fundraiser for Autism Speaks. Police Chief David Nassetta made sure to give credit where credit is due, noting the driving force...

    Chief David Nassetta settling into new position

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Since being named Cullman police chief by the Cullman City Council on Dec. 5, 2022, David Nassetta has settled into his new position with ease. Nassetta said he is very thankful for the support of Mayor Woody Jacobs and the members...

    Caution urged to motorists

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Motorists are urged to use caution on the roads at all times and especially during rainy, foggy conditions due to reduced visibility and slick roadways.  An early morning crash on Thursday, Dec. 8 at Cherokee Avenue and 24th Street SW ended with...

    Arrests and incidents reported Oct. 6

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported October 6, 2022. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.  GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear  Cullman County Sheriff’s Office Incidents October 3 domestic violence; Co. Rd. 793unlawful breaking and entering motor vehicle; Hwy 31domestic violence; Hwy...

    Teen arrested following ‘hoax’ bomb threats in Cullman, Walker counties

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    UPDATED 8/30/22 6:30 p.m.CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Police Department (CPD) responded to a bomb threat at Cullman Regional around 11:02 a.m. Tuesday. After investigating, the department said the call was a hoax. Later Tuesday, the Jasper Police Department (JPD) released a statement saying...

    (Updated) CPD investigating death of infant at Economy Inn in Cullman

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    Updated 8-29-22 5:07 p.m CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Police Department (CPD) is investigating the death of an infant.    CPD officers responded to a report of an infant death at the Economy Inn on U.S. Highway 31 (1834 Second Ave. NW, Cullman) around 12:30 p.m....

    2 arrested in separate, drug-related incidents

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Two local residents were arrested in separate, drug-related incidents recently. The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) arrested a Cullman woman on multiple charges Tuesday, July 12, following the revocation of her bond.  Lauren Peyton Whittle, 29, is charged with resisting arrest, public intoxication, second-degree...

    CPD tackling fuel surges while keeping patrols on the road

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - From January to February of 2022 the Cullman Police Department’s fuel cost rose by 45%, while the City of Cullman’s overall fuel and lubricants have increased by 57% from January through March.  With a slew of departments, rising fuel costs can make...

    CPD FTO’S looking at hourly rate increase

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Police Department Field Training Program consists of eight officers who have received advanced training to provide experience, guidance and supervision according to the CPD.  Sergeant Joey Duncan said the new officer (rookie) will develop the skills, knowledge and abilities necessary...

    Cullman Christmas was quiet says local law enforcement

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Police Department and Cullman County Sheriff’s Office both agree this holiday season was a quieter one for crime and safety issues locally.  The biggest report of incidents was from the CCSO who stated there were five DUI’s over the holiday...

    Arrests and incidents reported November 8, 2021

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported November 8, 2021. All persons are innocent until proven guilty. GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear Cullman County Sheriff’s Office Incidents November 4 unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia; Hwy. 278 Eunlawful possession of controlled substance; unlawful possession...

    Cullman Police Department to host 2021 Trunk or Treat event

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Police Department announced they would be having their 2021 Truck or Treat Halloween event on October 27 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  CPD Public Relations Officer Adam Clark said they are very excited to be teaming up with Merchants...

    Good Hope shooting victim identified 

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. - According to a report from the special agents with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s State Bureau of Investigation, an update was given of the Friday Good Hope campground shooting.   The suspect identified as Nathan Larry Parsons, 49, of Gardendale, was pronounced...

    Cullman Police Dept. announces new route plan  for Cullman City Schools

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Police Department, in coordination with Cullman High, Middle and Primary Schools announced this week a new school driving route plan.   CPD Patrol Captain Jeff Warnke said the work was done in tandem with the schools to ensure that the students’...

    3 CPD officers receive years of service pins

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Three officers of the Cullman Police Department were recognized Friday morning after putting together a combined 60 years of service within the community. Officer Roy Bates, Sergeant Terry Gilliland and Lieutenant Jody Martin were presented with years of service pins and...

    Arrests and incidents reported March 27, 2020

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported March 27, 2020. All persons are innocent until proven guilty. GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear Cullman County Sheriff’s Office No incidents or arrests reported. Cullman Police Department Incidents March 24 third-degree theft of property; Walmart; Olive St. SW; general merchandise; $698 March 25 first-degree theft...

    Arrests and incidents reported March 26, 2020

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported March 16, 2020. All persons are innocent until proven guilty. GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear Cullman County Sheriff’s Office Incidents March 23 theft of property; CR 431domestic violence; CR 664theft of property; CR 35trespassing, unlawful possession of controlled substance, unlawful possession drug paraphernalia;...

    Arrests and incidents reported March 24, 2020

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported March 24, 2020. All persons are innocent until proven guilty. GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear Cullman County Sheriff’s Office No incidents or arrests reported. Cullman Police Department Incidents March 23 fourth-degree theft of property; Walmart; Hwy. 157; miscellaneous; $231fourth-degree theft of property; Walmart;...

    Arrests and incidents reported March 23, 2020

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported March 23, 2020. All persons are innocent until proven guilty. GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear Cullman County Sheriff’s Office No incidents or arrests reported. Cullman Police Department Incidents March 23 counterfeit $100; State of Alabama; 2nd Ave SW; Arrests March 23 Golden, David G.,...

    Arrests and incidents reported March 22, 2020

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Below are the arrests and incidents reported March 16, 2020. All persons are innocent until proven guilty. GJ = grand jury; FTA = failure to appear Cullman County Sheriff’s Office Incidents March 16 theft of property; CR 421domestic violence; Firestation Roaddomestic violence; CR 317harassment; Trimble Roadharassment; CR 1513theft of property; CR 1212theft of property; CR 437burglary; CR...

    CPD: Missing woman found safe

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    Updated 11-7-19 8:34 a.m. UPDATE: Sgt. Intae Suh said Thursday morning that Jennifer Dawn Thren has been located and is safe. CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Police Department (CPD) is requesting the public’s assistance in its search for a missing woman. Jennifer Dawn Thren was last seen...

    3 Vinemont residents charged after search yields meth, marijuana

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    VINEMONT, Ala. – Three Vinemont residents were arrested last Tuesday after The Cullman Police Department’s Crime Suppression Unit executed a search warrant at a residence in Vinemont. Officers arrested James Tyler Hinman, 38, and Asia Ryan Graham, 28, for trafficking in methamphetamine, unlawful possession of...

    Cullman woman charged with selling ‘Spice’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Members of the Cullman Police Department’s Crime Suppression Unit (CSU) along with members from the Alabama Drug Enforcement Task Force (ADETF) on Wednesday arrested Kelsey Nicole Bradford,  26, of Cullman, charging  her with unlawful distribution of a controlled substance for allegedly...

    Man, woman from Hanceville charged with selling meth

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Members of the Cullman Police Department’s Crime Suppression Unit (CSU) along with members from the Alabama Drug Enforcement Task Force (ADETF) on Wednesday arrested Raul Martinez, 34, and Rebecca Leigh Isbell, 33, both of Hanceville, for allegedly selling methamphetamine. Martinez was charged...

    Cullman first responders practice safe school drills

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – With the new school year right around the corner, there are lots of things for students, teachers, parents and administrators to think about, including school safety. The Cullman Police Department (CPD) has been thinking about school safety as well and has...

    CULLMAN MISSING SENIOR ALERT: James D. Harper FOUND

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    Updated 7-12-19 6:24 p.m. Mr. Harper has been found and is safe! ALERT FROM THE ALABAMA LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY The Cullman Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating James D. Harper of Eva. Mr. Harper is a 90-year-old white male and may be suffering from...

    Cullman PD asks for public’s assistance finding missing local man

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    LATEST UPDATE HERE: https://www.cullmantribune.com/2019/04/26/cpd-missing-cullman-mans-truck-located-near-new-orleans-under-suspicious-circumstances/ CULLMAN, Ala.- The Cullman Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in a local missing persons case. According to Sgt. Eric Cole, on April 19, 2019, Charles Steven Smith, Jr. left the city of Cullman on his way to Biloxi, Mississippi.  The...

    Cullman Police searching for man who took police vehicle; vehicle recovered

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    UPDATE: The man who stole a Cullman Police vehicle early Tuesday morning has been found and is in custody, according to Cullman Police Chief Kenny Culpepper. Sgt. Chris Thomason said the suspect, Jackie Lee Walker, 22, was found behind a residence in the 1800 block...

    CPD: No left turns onto 13th St. NE from 2nd Ave NE before and after school

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    A sign on Second Avenue Northeast informs motorists that left turns onto 13th Street Northeast from Second Avenue Northeast are prohibited before and after school. (Cullman Police Department, Google Maps) CULLMAN - The Cullman Police Department is reminding drivers that during certain times before and...

    ALERT: Utility termination scam targeting Cullman-area businesses

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    CULLMAN - The Cullman Police Department has recently received complaints from local businesses about delinquent power bill phone scams. According to Sgt. Todd Chiaranda, businesses are receiving phone calls from an English-speaking man with an Indian accent claiming to represent the Cullman Power Board. The...

    UPDATED Authorities have located and detained suspect in Guthery’s Crossroads area

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    UPDATE 4:59 P.M. The suspect has been located and detained. CULLMAN COUNTY - Cullman County authorities are searching for a suspect who led officers on a chase, wrecked his automobile and set out on foot near the Guthery's Crossroads near County Road 222. According to Cullman Police...

    Preparing to Light the Torch

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    CULLMAN – A celebration will be coming on April 14 that law enforcement officials look forward to all year. It is a day of hope, encouragement and highlighting the achievements of Special Olympic athletes. It is nationally known as the Torch Run, and local...