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Police Report - January 23

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Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.
Statesboro Police Arrests    
    Marlin Jones, 29, Jones Street, Portal — wanted person.
    Lutrell Louise Hagin, 25, Highway 80 West, Portal — probation violation.
    Laler Cook Decosta III, 18, Lanier Drive — possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
    Brandon Joshua Venturo, 20, Fort Gordon — DUI, reckless driving.
    Brooks Lee Buschettt, 22, Rincon — battery.
    Andrew Mason Hoffman Jr., 23, Eagle Villa — possession of cocaine.
Bulloch Sheriff's Arrests   
    Jeffery Kevin Sheffield, 19, Millen — burglary, possession of marijuana, possession and use of drug-related object.
    Matthew Lewis Gay, 19, Dyches Road — failure to maintain lane, open container, DUI.
    Erin Margaret Ortega, 37, Wellington Circle — DUI, failure to maintain lane, possession of marijuana.
    Timothy Vann Highsmith, 38, Middleground Road — child molestation, sexual battery, enticing a child for indecent purposes.
    Dominique Mikel, 21, Clifford Road — harassing phone calls.
Georgia State Patrol Arrests
    Armando Ortiz Ramon, 20, Metter — DUI (.207)
    Stephen Douglas Ballanic, 18, Hinesville — DUI (.088)
    Orunda Eilico Elliott, 37, Bay Street — DUI (refused)
    Troopers issued 35 traffic citations Sunday.
Georgia Southern University Arrests
      Stephen William Garrett, 21, South Main Street – driving with a suspended license, speeding.
    Darrell Johnson, 24, Lanier Drive — obstruction.
    Jeremy W. Andrews, 19, Statesboro Place Apartments — underage possession/consumption of alcohol.
    Ernest N. Brown, 21, College Street — driving with a suspended license, improper turn.
    Adam Wesley McEachern, 23, Lanier Drive — public intoxication.
    Christopher D. Richardson, 19, Brannen Hall — DUI.
    Tamala L. Shepherd, 22, Jones Avenue — wanted person.
Statesboro Police Incidents   
    THOMAS STREET — A woman reported a man walked into her yard and made unwanted comments.
    CHANDLER ROAD — A woman reported hearing her rear windshield crack and then shatter. Police assisted her in making her vehicle drivable so she could return home.
    SOUTHERN SQUARE SHOPPING CENTER — Police responded to a domestic dispute that started when a man wanted to go to a bar and his wife didn't want him to go.
    EAST VIEW APARTMENTS — A woman called police because her child's father and a friend were arguing and she wanted them both to leave.
    NORTHSIDE DRIVE EAST — A woman reported a man left without paying for a coffee mug and beverage.
    HIGHWAY 301 SOUTH — A man reported someone broke into a Subway and stole an undisclosed amount of money.
    MORRIS STREET — A woman reported her brother, who lives in Seattle, Washington, called and left her a message saying he was going to send someone to cause her bodily harm.
    UNIVERSITY PLAZA — A woman reported a man approached her, put his hand between her legs and groped her and then pushed her to the ground, causing lacerations.
    CAMPUS COURTYARD — A woman reported being involved in a verbal dispute that turned physical when her boyfriend threw her on the bed. He told police that she punched him in the head.
    HILL POND LANE — A man reported someone broke the screens on the porch, took a can of paint, and then threw a brick and the paint through a window.
    PARK AVENUE — A man reported someone damaged his back door.
    BERMUDA RUN ROAD — Police responded to a report of damage to an office to find something had been thrown through the glass doors, leaving a large whole.
    CAMPUS COURTYARD — A woman reported getting involved in an altercation with a man who then pushed her down the stairs and punched her in the face.
    NORTH EDGEWOOD DRIVE — A man reported someone damaged his mailbox.
Bulloch Sheriff's Incidents   
    BURKHALTER ROAD (Statesboro) — A man reported his daughter's ex-boyfriend has been calling her at home and on her cell phone, despite being advised by the Statesboro Police Department to not contact her.
    LANGSTON CHAPEL ROAD (Statesboro) — Sheriff's deputies arrested a juvenile for disrupting a public school.
    LANGSTON CHAPEL ROAD (Statesboro) — Sheriff's deputies arrested a juvenile from carrying or possessing a weapon on school property.
    HIGHWAY 301 NORTH (Statesboro) — A woman reported a man broke her driver's side window and hit her in the face and upper body with his fists. She declined to  name the man who did it.
    HAZLEWOOD DRIVE (Statesboro) — A woman reported someone damaged her mailbox.
    METTS ROAD (Statesboro) — A woman called sheriff's deputies to report her daughter had been unruly all day. When they arrived, the daughter told the deputies she'd give them a reason to arrest her and started to quickly walk towards them. She was placed under arrest for disorderly conduct.
    LANGSTON CHAPEL ROAD (Statesboro) — A woman reported being struck in the face several times by her live-in boyfriend.
Georgia State Patrol Incidents   
    Troopers issued 62 warnings, assisted two  motorists and investigated two crashes with no reported injuries Sunday.
Georgia Southern University Incidents
    NURSING/CHEMISTRY BUILDING — A debit card was reportedly taken from the building on Friday.
    NURSING/CHEMISTRY PARKING LOT — A wallet was reported stolen from a vehicle on Friday
    EAGLE VILLAGE — A door was reportedly damaged on Saturday.
    OLLIFF HALL — Someone complained of drugs in the area on Saturday.
    OLYMPIC BOULEVARD — A loud music complaint was made on Saturday.
    WINBURN HALL — A bicycle was reported stolen on Sunday.
    EAGLE VILLAGE — A drug complaint was made on Sunday.
    SOUTHERN PINES PARKING LOT — Someone reported their vehicle damaged on Sunday.
    Officers issued two traffic citations, seven traffic warnings and assisted five motorists on Friday.
    Officers issued one traffic citation, investigated one traffic accident, assisted three motorists and one sick person and responded to one fire alarm on Saturday.
    Officers issued two traffic citations and two traffic warnings, investigated one traffic accident, assisted three motorists and one sick person and responded to one fire alarm on Sunday.
911  Law Enforcement Reports
    Central 911 operators dispatched the following calls Sunday:
    Bulloch County Sheriff's Department - 18 calls.
    Statesboro Police Department — 15 calls.
    University Police Department — two calls.
    Georgia State Patrol Post 45 — one call.
    Brooklet Police Department — two calls.
    Portal Police Department — one call.
    Candler County Sheriff's Department — one call.
    Evans County Sheriff's Department — two calls.
911 Fire Department Reports
    Central 911 operators dispatched the following calls Sunday:
    Statesboro Fire Department — one call.
    Bulloch County Volunteer firefighters — two calls.
    Claxton Fire Department — two calls.
    Hagan Fire Department — two calls.
911 EMS Reports
    Central 911 operators dispatched the following calls Sunday:
    Bulloch County EMS — 20 medical calls and one fire call.   
    Candler County EMS — two medical calls.  
    Evans County EMS — one fire call.    
    Dispatchers also routed one call to Emanuel County 911.    
— Compiled by Luke Martin
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