|Habersham County Sheriff's Office - 1000 Detention Drive - Clarkesville, GA 30523 - (706) 839-0500|
Criminal Investigation Division
The Criminal Investigations Division is responsible for investigating all crimes referred from the Uniform Patrol Division or reported to the Criminal Investigations Division. Criminal Investigators gather information to verify that a crime has been committed; obtain evidence to identify; arrest and convict those who violate the law; and to locate stolen property.
Special Victims Unit
Sgt. Richard Stein and Investigator Heidi Venable are assigned to the Special Victims Unit which investigates crimes involving domestic violence, cases of deaths, to include homicides, suicides, casualties, and natural deaths, aggravated assault/ battery cases, terroristic threats cases, stalking, child abuse cases both sexual and physical, and sexual assault cases involving adult victims, child solicitation, investigating child pornography, child abuse, elder abuse, domestic/family violence, abuse towards special needs people, missing persons and hate crimes.
The unit reviews initial police reports and
determines if additional investigation is necessary to support
the referred charges and/or new or different criminal charges.
Handles follow up investigation including interviewing the
alleged offender, conducting additional/initial interviews of
the victim and witnesses, collecting and reviewing physical
evidence, obtaining 911 tapes, jail phone records and relevant
medical records, obtaining information on past criminal and
domestic abuse history, obtaining follow-up photographs of the
victim's injuries when needed, and referring victims to the
appropriate programs for assistance like the Circle of Hope or
the Power House for Kids. The main goal is to insure that all
case files are fully completed that all available information is
gathered and forwarded to the district attorney's office for
Burglary and Robbery Suppression Unit
Investigators Chance Oxner, James Minutello and Wesley Welborn
are assigned to the Burglary
Suppression and Robbery Unit. The purpose of the unit
is to reduce chronic and persistent crime problems specifically
burglary, entering automobiles and thefts,
investigation of robbery offenses
which include business robberies, street robberies, home
invasion robberies, carjackings and purse snatchings.
The Burglary and Robbery Unit works closely with the Bureau of
Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) in the investigation of
felons in possession of firearms.
The Burglary and Robbery Unit's Investigators are available to citizens for consultation any time at 706-839-1724.
County Sheriff's Office
1000 Detention Drive Clarkesville, Ga. 30523
Phone: 706-839-0500 Fax: 706-839-7065
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