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Police Report - 11-20-13; A man shoplifted beer, Frosted Flakes, bananas, apples, mixed fruit

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➤ Arrests
    ▲ James Emmitt Stephenson, 34, Arlington Road, Bloomingdale — theft by shoplifting.
    ▲ Patricia M. Kemp, 53, Bay Branch Road, Sylvania — theft by shoplifting.
    ▲ Gavin Maurice Williams, 26, Mikell Street — wanted person.

➤ Incidents
    ▲ ST. CHARLES PLACE — A black 2001 Mercury Cougar was stolen.
    ▲ GATA’S — Police responded to a fight and transported a man to the hospital for visible injuries.
    ▲ 111 SOUTH APARTMENTS — Someone stole a laptop computer.
    ▲ FOXRIDGE APARTMENTS — Two men argued over food purchased with one man’s EBT card. One man pulled a knife on the other.
    ▲ SOUTHERN VILLAS — A woman said a man propositioned her for sex and followed her home. He then entered a nearby apartment and propositioned another victim for sex in exchange for cash. He was arrested.
    ▲ GENTILLY ROAD — Several homes and businesses were vandalized. Wall Orthodontics and Martin Chiropractic had ground lighting fixtures ripped from the ground; damaged mailboxes and flower beds.
    ▲ HOLLY DRIVE — Several residents reported vandalism. Mailboxes were damaged and a car was damaged with a Mercedes emblem stolen.
    ▲ EDGEWOOD DRIVE — Residents reported vandalism such as mailboxes damaged, flags stolen, etc.
    ▲ MAPLEVIEW PERSONAL CARE HOME — (Church Street) A woman said someone stole $200 from her purse.
    ▲ SPRINGHILL SUITES — A woman begging people for money was arrested.
    ▲ DOLLAR GENERAL/ U.S. HIGHWAY 80 WEST — Two women were arrested after shoplifting feminine items and string bikinis.
    ▲ WALMART — A man shoplifted six cases of beer, a 12-pack of beer, Frosted Flakes, bananas, apples and mixed fruit.
    ▲ STADIUM PLACE — A woman said a man punched and choked her.
    ▲ HARVEYS/NORTHSIDE DRIVE WEST — Someone damaged a vending machine and stole $20 in change.
    ▲ THE WOODLANDS — A woman called police because her boyfriend was arguing with their roommate about a friend of the roommate the boyfriend did not want at his home.
    ▲ HOBBY LOBBY — A woman shoplifted paint brushes, bottles and other craft items.

    ▲ Reports unavailable because of computer problems.

➤ Arrests 
    ▲ Seat belt citations — two.
    ▲ Child restraint citations — none.
    ▲ Speeding citations — two.
    ▲ Total citations — 11.

➤ Incidents 
    ▲ Crashes investigated — nine.  
    ▲ Fatalities reported — none. 
    ▲ Injuries reported — none.
    ▲ Total vehicle stops — 17.
    ▲ Seat belt warnings — four. 
    ▲ Child restraint warnings — one.
    ▲ Speeding warnings — two. 
    ▲ Total warnings issued — 13.
    ▲ Wanted persons apprehended — none.
    ▲ Stolen vehicles recovered — none. 
    ▲ Road checks performed — none.
    ▲ Motorists assisted — none.
    ▲ Miles patrolled — 241.

➤ Arrests
    ▲ Officers issued no traffic citations Monday.
    ▲ Jordan Nathan Dekker, 18, Georgia Avenue — headlights required and DUI.

➤ Incidents
    ▲ FREEDOM’S LANDING — Two apartment residents were judicially referred to university officials for alcohol violations.
    ▲ LOT 33 — Two people on a bike were arrested when officers learned the bike was stolen.
    ▲ CHANDLER ROAD — Officers attempted to make contact with a reckless golf cart near Campus Crossings.  One occupant of the golf cart was located but the second left the scene
    ▲ EAGLE VILLAGE — Eight residents of an apartment were judicially referred to university officials for punishment over alcohol violations.
    ▲ CENTENNIAL PLACE — Officers responded in reference to an alcohol violation complaint.  One occupant was arrested and 13 other occupants were judicially referred to university officials for punishment.
    ▲ Officers issued one traffic warning and assisted   five motorists Monday.
    ▲ PAULSON STADIUM — Officers responded to, and mediated, a verbal dispute at the East Georgia State College bus stop at Paulson Parking.
    ▲ RUSSELL UNION — An incident report was taken for the theft of a bike between Nov. 7 and 13.
    ▲ PEDESTRIUM — Two females involved in a fight were judicially referred to university officials for disciplinary action.
    ▲ DINING COMMONS — Officers responded in reference to a terminated employee being disorderly. The disorderly person was advised to leave and did so. 
    ▲ THE GROVE — Officers assisted the Statesboro Police Department with an armed robbery incident.

➤ Law Enforcement Reports
    Central 911 dispatchers issued the following calls Monday:
    ▲ Bulloch County Sheriff’s Department — 11 calls.
    ▲ Candler County Sheriff’s Department — five calls.
    ▲ Evans County Sheriff’s Department — two calls.
    ▲ Georgia State Patrol — seven calls.
    ▲ Georgia Southern University Police Department — one call.
    ▲ Metter Police Department — two calls.
    ▲ Portal Police Department — two calls.
    ▲ Statesboro Police Department — 30 calls.

➤ Fire Department Reports
    Central 911 dispatchers issued the following calls Monday:
    ▲ Statesboro Fire Department — three calls. 
    ▲ Bulloch County Volunteer Firefighters — four calls.
    ▲ Claxton Fire Department — one call.

➤ Emergency Medical Service Reports
    Central 911 dispatchers issued the following calls Monday:
    ▲ Bulloch County EMS — two calls to the coroner’s office, one fire call, one first responder call and 19 medical calls.
    ▲ Candler County EMS — seven medical calls.
    ▲ Evans County EMS — five medical calls.

➤ Other Agencies
    ▲ 911 hang-ups — 40 calls.
    ▲ Bryan County 911 — three calls.
    ▲ Tattnall County 911 — one call.
    ▲ Bulloch Humane Enforcement — one call.

— compiled by Holli Deal Bragg

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