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April 9 - Statesboro Police Arrests Eara Thomas Merritt, 24, Boyd Drive, Richmond Hill – criminal

    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
    Eara Thomas Merritt, 24, Boyd Drive, Richmond Hill – criminal attempt to acquire controlled substances by fraudulent  means, criminal attempt to obtain dangerous drugs by fraudulent means, first degree forgery.

Bulloch Sheriff's Arrests
    Eugene Travon Sea, 19, Oak Hill Church Road, Millen – probation violation.

Georgia State Patrol Arrests
    Troopers issued 12 traffic violation citations Wednesday.
Georgia Southern University Arrests
    Officers issued four traffic citation Wednesday.
    Matthew Garrett Burden, 19,Centennial Place — possession of marijuana.
    Alex William Dye, 19, Centennial Place — with possession of marijuana.
    Dior Damas Isom, 18, Centennial Place — burglary and financial transaction card fraud.
    Ahad Ahmadi, 18, Statesboro Place — burglary and financial transaction card fraud.
Statesboro Police Incidents
    CLUB ZONE – A man who said he was part owner reported his partners took alcoholic beverages, TVs, cabinets, lights, coolers, computers and more without notifying or asking him.
    COPPER BEECH  TOWNHOUSES – Two men were  injured when three other men tried robbing them. The offenders physically assaulted the victims, causing visible injuries.
    SOUTH WALNUT STREET – A woman said her boyfriend punched her in  the mouth and fled.
    PINELAND MENTAL HEALTH RESPITE HOME – (North Edgewood Drive)  Two consumers fought on the porch and one went to the hospital for a head injury.
    BELK – A woman shoplifted an assortment of clothing.
    MINCEY STREET – A man shot another in the leg during an argument. The offender went to jail and the other went to the hospital, where he was treated for serious but non-life-threatening injury.
Bulloch County Sheriff's Incidents
    RAY HOWELL ROAD – (Statesboro) A man reported the theft of a riding lawn mower.
    EARLY LANE – (Statesboro) A man noticed a trespasser on his property and questioned the offender, who admitted “using the bathroom” in the woods. However, he was suspicious because the man backed up to a pile of I—beams.
    EDENFIELD LANE – (Statesboro) A woman told deputies a man hit her in the face.
    MILL BRANCH HUNTING CLUB – (Brooklet) A tool box, outdoor camera and box of camouflage paint were stolen.
    LAWRENCE CHURCH ROAD – (Pembroke) A man and woman argued until someone called deputies.
    COURTNEY WAY – (Statesboro) A man reported the theft of a white 1999 Crown Victoria.
Georgia State Patrol Incidents
    Troopers issued six warnings and investigated five crashes with one fatality Wednesday.
    No further information regarding the fatality was available Thursday.
Georgia Southern University Incidents
    Officers assisted three motorists and issued four traffic citations Wednesday.
    CENTENNIAL PLACE — Officers responded to a drug complaint at Centennial Place.
    SOUTHERN PINES — A resident reported his laptop and a credit card missing from his room.  
    INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY BUILDING — A student reported her vehicle's tag was taken while the vehicle was parked in the parking lot.
    EAGLE DINING — A supervisor reported a terminated employee did not return several uniforms.
    EAGLE VILLAGE — Officers responded to an alcohol—related incident. Four students were referred to Judicial Affairs.
Central 911 Reports
    Central 911 dispatchers issued the following calls Wednesday:
    Bulloch County Sheriff's Department—  19  calls.
    Statesboro Police Department— 23  calls.
    University Police Department –  no  calls.
    Georgia State Patrol –  four  calls.
    Candler County Sheriff's Department — four  calls.
    Evans County Sheriff's Department –   three  calls.
    Claxton Police Department – two calls.
    Brooklet Police Department –  one  call.
    Portal Police Department – one call.
911 Fire Department Reports
    Central 911 dispatchers issued the following calls Wednesday:
    Statesboro Fire Department – one  call.
    Bulloch County Volunteer firefighters – one  call.
    Metter Fire Department —  one call.
    Claxton Fire Department – one call.
    Hagan Fire Department – one call.
911 EMS Reports
    Central 911 dispatchers issued the following calls Wednesday:
    Bulloch County EMS – three accident calls, one rescue call and 10  medical calls.
    Candler County EMS –six medical calls.
    Evans County EMS – six medical calls.
    Central 911 dispatchers also routed the following calls Wednesday: a call to the Bulloch County Correctional Institute, a call to the Bulloch County coroner, a call to Tattnall County 911 and three calls to Bulloch County First Responders.
—    compiled by Holli Deal Bragg.


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