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Police Report - 1-25-14; A man told police his iPhone 5 was stolen from a classroom.

    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. Arrest photos are available for viewing at statesboroherald.com/arrests/


STATESBORO POLICE DEPARTMENT
➤ Arrests
    ▲ Sharon Brunger, 63, Stilson Leefield Road, Brooklet — theft by shoplifting (misdemeanor)
    ▲ Timothy McLeod Lavine,17, Dry Branch Village — theft by deception (misdemeanor, three counts)
    ▲ Emmanuel Jose Lopez-Mariani, 22, Rucker Lane — driving with a suspended or revoked license, expired tag.
    ▲ Silviestre Manuel Saucedo-Velasquez, 44, Chances Trailer Park — driving without a valid license, tag light requirements.
    ▲ Gregory A. Ross, 48, Langston Chapel Road — simple battery against a police officer, DUI (refused test, second offense), obstruction of a police officer.
    ▲ Joseph Joyner, age and address unavailable — theft by shoplifting (felony).
    ▲ Christopher Anthony Smith, age and address unavailable — sale of marijuana.
    ▲ Tarkia Shernell Prescott, age and address unavailable — probation violation.

➤ Incidents
    ▲ NORTH MAIN STREET — A woman told police that a woman stole three checks from her personal checkbook. The woman and two acquaintances then cashed the checks.
    ▲ WEST GRADY STREET — A man told police he continuously receives harassing phone calls from his wife.
    ▲ SOUTH MAIN STREET — A man who was stopped for failure to maintain a lane was arrested after police found drugs and an open container of alcohol in his car.
    ▲ WALMART — A woman was arrested for shoplifting items.
    In a separate incident, two men caught on a store surveillance camera took items without paying and returned them for gift cards. Police arrested one suspect.
    ▲ STATESBORO HIGH SCHOOL — An iPod Touch was stolen from a gym bag in the locker room at Awards South.
    ▲ RETRIEVERS — A woman’s wallet and key were taken when she laid them on a table while she played pool.
    ▲ TRANSITIONS LEARNING CENTER — A man told police his iPhone 5 was stolen from a classroom where he was charging it.
    ▲ CHARLIE’S FRIED CHICKEN — A woman told police that a witness said two people removed the fin from her 2003 Toyota Corolla while she was inside the restaurant.
    ▲ STATESBORO MALL — A man told police his bike was stolen from a bike rack while he was working.
    ▲ BEASLEY ROAD — A woman told police her dog was stolen from her yard while she was gone for about two hours. She said the dog was in its pen when she left, but when she returned the dog was gone, as well as the leash hanging on the gate.
    ▲ VETERANS MEMORIAL PARKWAY — Officers saw a man passed out in a car around 1 a.m. Thursday. When an officer was talking to the man, the suspect rolled up the car window on the officer’s arm, but the officer was not hurt. The man was arrested and charged with simple battery against a police officer, DUI and obstruction of a police officer.
 
BULLOCH COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
➤ Arrests
    ▲ Justin Ray Watkins, 24, Dry Branch Village — probation violation.
    ▲ Darrell Melvin Key, 27, North Main Street — use or possession of a drug-related object.
    ▲ Claire Angela Alston, 22, North Main Street — driving with a suspended or revoked license.
    ▲ Brent Leslie Belcher, 28, Moore Road South, Register — no driver’s license.
    ▲ Marcus Aaron Billups, 27, Pineview Road — use or possession of a drug-related object.
    ▲ Dakota Cornelius Daniels, 28, Harden Road — driving with a suspended or revoked license.
    ▲ Johnathan Shane Owens, 26, Bream Road — bench warrant (failure to appear in court).
    ▲ Jonathan Andrew Ranew, 19, Parkway Place — possession and use of a drug-related object.
    ▲ Edward Jermaine Rawls, 30, West Grady Street — possession of cocaine.
    ▲ Ashley Ann Ristau, 17, Allison Road, Guyton — possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana (less than 1 ounce), DUI (drugs).
    ▲ Jacob Redding Whitaker, 18, Emit Grove Road, Brooklet — simple battery (family violence).
    ▲ Samuel Morgan Whitaker, 20, Emit Grove Road, Brooklet — simple battery (family violence).

➤ Incidents
    ▲ U.S. HIGHWAY 301 SOUTH/LANGSTON CHAPEL ROAD — Deputies stopped a vehicle after it turned from Langston Chapel Road onto U.S. Highway 301 South without using a turn signal. A passenger was found to have an outstanding felony probation violation warrant, and he was arrested. The driver was released with a warning.
    ▲ NORTH MAIN STREET — Deputies saw a vehicle turn right onto North Main Street from East Parrish Street, and a background check on the tag found it was not insured and the registered owner had a suspended driver’s license. Deputies followed her to her home. They asked if someone was inside who could watch her young son. She said yes and opened the door. Deputies saw a man inside and immediately smelled smoked marijuana. The man said he needed to go back inside for a minute, so deputies followed him in and he let them inside. Deputies saw an ash tray with several empty baggies commonly used as drug packaging in the ash tray, and several leftover pieces of marijuana cigarette blunts. The man said it belonged to his uncle, who smokes marijuana in the home, but the uncle was not home. Later, the man admitted that he and the woman are the only adults who live in the home. Deputies could tell the man had been sitting next to the ash tray and had full view and control of the contraband. The man and woman were arrested. The woman’s father took possession of the children. Deputies noted that the man was found with suspected marijuana at the same residence a few months ago.
    ▲ MILL CREEK SECURITY MINI STORAGE — An employee told deputies that he found the fence had been cut, and several storage units had their locks cut off. It appears the offender also tried, unsuccessfully, to cut the lock off another storage unit. It was unknown whether any items were stolen.
    ▲ VETERANS MEMORIAL PARKWAY/WESTSIDE ROAD — Deputies responded in reference to a disabled vehicle at about 9:30 p.m. Thursday. A man standing near the SUV told a deputy he was waiting for the driver to return with gasoline, but the driver never returned. The man provided several numbers for the driver, but the deputy was unable to reach anyone, nor was he able to reach the vehicle’s registered owner. The vehicle was towed.

GEORGIA STATE PATROL POST 45
➤ Arrests
    ▲ Evan Harrison Edge, age and address unavailable — DUI, seat belt violation.
    ▲ Nicholas Anton Kadlec, age and address unavailable — DUI (under 21 years of age), failure to stop at a stop sign.
    ▲ Brandon Eric Muggy, age and address unavailable — DUI, driving with a suspended or revoked license, speeding.
    ▲ Rhett Patterson Strickland, age and address unavailable — DUI (drugs), speeding, expired driver’s license.

➤ Incidents
    ▲ Troopers investigated four crashes with two reported injuries; issued two citations and 10 warnings, including two for speeding; and patrolled 926 miles Thursday.

GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY POLICE
➤ Arrests
    ▲ No arrests reported Thursday.

➤ Incidents
    ▲ Officers issued five traffic warnings and assisted eight motorists Thursday.
    ▲ EAGLE VILLAGE — During a residence hall check, officers smelled marijuana coming from a room.  An administrative search was conducted by Housing.  One occupant was judicially referred to university officials for punishment.
    ▲ UNIVERSITY STORE — Police reported a financial transaction card fraud. This case was assigned to Criminal Investigations.

BULLOCH CENTRAL 911 REPORTS
➤ Law Enforcement Reports
    Central 911 dispatchers issued the following calls Thursday:
    ▲ Brooklet Police Department — two calls.
    ▲ Bulloch County Sheriff’s Department — 16 calls.
    ▲ Candler County Sheriff’s Department — five calls.
    ▲ Claxton Police Department — three calls.
    ▲ Georgia State Patrol — six calls.
    ▲ Metter Police Department — four calls.
    ▲ Portal Police Department — one call.
    ▲ Statesboro Police Department — 19 calls.

➤ Fire Department Reports
    Central 911 dispatchers issued the following calls Thursday:
    ▲ Claxton Fire Department — one call.
    ▲ Metter Fire Department — one call.
    ▲ Statesboro Fire Department — two calls.

➤ Emergency Medical Service Reports
    Central 911 dispatchers issued the following calls Thursday:
    ▲ Bulloch County EMS — two accident calls, one first-responder call and 11 medical calls.
    ▲ Candler County EMS — seven medical calls.
    ▲ Evans County EMS — two medical calls.

➤ Other Agencies
    Central 911 dispatchers issued the following calls Thursday:
    ▲ 911 hang-ups — 42.
    ▲ Air Evac — one call.
    ▲ Bryan County 911 — two calls.
    ▲ Effingham County 911 — one call.
    ▲ Emanuel County 911 — one call.
    ▲ Screven County 911 — one call.

— compiled by Ann Healy and Jason Wermers

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