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Police Report - 2-4-14; Two men were seen stealing a box of condoms each from Walmart.

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
    ▲ Tangya Schantay Simpkins, 47, Len Tenner Court — begging and soliciting, possession and use of drug-related object.
    ▲ Rachel Lee Stubbs, 26, South College Street, Claxton — child restraint violation (two counts), driving with suspended or revoked license.
    ▲ James Paul Strickland III, 31, Morris Street — battery (family violence), simple assault (family violence), third-degree cruelty to children, parole violation.
    ▲ Randall Darwin Bohler, 25, U.S. Highway 80 East, Brooklet — wanted person (Candler County).
    ▲ Bennett Augustus Watson, 22, Bermuda Run — battery (family violence).
    ▲ Aujawan Jerel Hymon, 24, Franklin Street, Savannah — no driver’s license.
    ▲ Jahzmere Brah-Shauna Daniels, 18, Statesboro — battery (family violence).
    ▲ Dallas Lamar Cousin, 19, Baker Station Drive, Acworth, Ga. — failure to maintain lane, DUI.
    ▲ Travorius Santonio Turner, 32, Mulberry Street — driving with a suspended or revoked license.
    ▲ Henry Joiner, 53, Groover Lane — begging and soliciting.
    ▲ Omar Fernando Blades, 18, Summit View Drive, McDonough, Ga. — theft by shoplifting (misdemeanor).
    ▲ Jason Evan Kolasinski, 18, Jennifer Lane, McDonough, Ga. — theft by shoplifting (misdemeanor).
    ▲ Dwight Tobias Terrell Cooper, 25, Allen Circle — failure to maintain lane, no brake lights, DUI (refused test).
    ▲ Jermaine Vashawn Roberts, 19, Statesboro — theft by shoplifting (misdemeanor).
    ▲ Tavarois Lekeith Bryant, 19, Statesboro — theft by shoplifting (misdemeanor).
    ▲ Donald Jackson Jr., 27, Johnson Street — wanted person (DeKalb County).
    ▲ Justice Chibuike Ejike, 22, Lanier Drive — possession of marijuana (less than 1 ounce).
    ▲ Drew William McDuffie, 21, Arbor Springs Parkway — failure to maintain lane, failure to yield at yield sign, DUI, disorderly conduct, obstruction of an officer.
    ▲ John Vincent White, age and address unavailable — second-degree criminal damage.
    ▲ Meagan Nicole Barry, age and address unavailable — DUI (less safe), failure to maintain lane, failure to use turn signal.
    ▲ Alexandra Rini Heilman, age and address unavailable — possession of marijuana (less than 1 ounce).
    ▲ Reginald Eugene Simmons Jr., age and address unavailable — possession of marijuana (less than 1 ounce).
    ▲ Charles Clifton, 50, Morris Street — armed robbery, aggravated assault, first-degree burglary, kidnapping, false imprisonment, sexual battery, failure to register as a convicted sex offender.
    ▲ Stephen Michael  Carter, age and address unavailable — theft by deception (misdemeanor — 2 counts), theft by taking (misdemeanor).
    ▲ Lakeisha Michelle Morrell, age and address unavailable — sale of cocaine (2 counts), possession of marijuana (less than 1 ounce), use or possession of a drug-related object.

➤ Incidents
    ▲ KMART — Two store employees said she saw two juveniles conceal $35.28 worth of cosmetic items and try to leave without paying. One juvenile was released before police arrived per company policy. The other juvenile was turned over to her grandmother’s custody after being charged with theft by shoplifting (misdemeanor). The merchandise was returned to the store.
    ▲ POPLAR STREET/EAST PARRISH STREET — A vehicle drove into a stop sign, knocking it down. The sign will have to be replaced.
    ▲ POPEYES LOUISIANA KITCHEN — A man reported that he left his blue Sprint cellphone with a cracked screen in the bathroom. When he returned to retrieve the phone, it was gone. The man used the phone’s “locate” application and saw that it was in the area of Gentilly Road and Gentilly Drive. An officer and the man spoke to residents in that area and looked for the phone, but were unable to find it.
    ▲ COLLEGE PLAZA — Police responded in reference to someone begging and soliciting. Upon investigation, a woman was arrested on that charge, and a search incident to arrest revealed a drug-related object, which was seized. She was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
    ▲ U.S. HIGHWAY 301 SOUTH — Georgia Southern University Police stopped a vehicle in which the driver had five children, two of whom were not in safety restraints. Upon further investigation, it was found the driver had a suspended license. The vehicle and children were turned over to a licensed driver with the proper safety restraints for the children, and the driver was arrested and charged with child restraint violation (two counts) and driving with a suspended or revoked license.
    ▲ EAGLE COURT APARTMENTS — A woman reported that someone stole the license plate from her vehicle and put sugar in the gas tank.
    ▲ MORRIS HEIGHTS APARTMENTS — A woman told police that the father of one the children threatened her with a kitchen knife during an argument. An officer saw scratches on the woman’s neck. Police met the man later, arrested him and charged him with battery (family violence), simple assault (family violence) and third-degree cruelty to children.
    ▲ BULLOCH STREET — A man told police he found his 88-year-old father unresponsive. EMS responded. The coroner pronounced the father deceased. The case was turned over to the Criminal Investigation Bureau detective supervisor for review.
    ▲ SAVANNAH AVENUE — A woman told police someone entered her locked vehicle by force and stole a Kindle Fire HD tablet from the glove box, and a cellphone car charger.
    ▲ MCDOUGALD OIL COMPANY — A man told police he filled his truck up with diesel. The next day, his truck shut off and wouldn’t start. After eliminating all other mechanical problems, he opened the fuel door and discovered a condom inside. The man said he believes that when he fueled up, the pump had the condom over the opening to the spout, and he didn’t notice it. He believes part of the condom got into his fuel tank and clogged the fuel lines.
    ▲ VETERANS MEMORIAL PARKWAY/BRANNEN STREET — Police stopped a pickup truck that did not display a tag. The driver had proper documentation for the vehicle. A check of the driver’s license number revealed that he had an active warrant from Candler County. He was arrested.
    ▲ UNIVERSITY VILLAGE AT SOUTHERN — Police responded in reference to a domestic dispute that became physical. An officer found a man, the offender, in his vehicle. After investigation, the man was arrested and charged with battery (family violence).
    ▲ GENTILLY DRIVE/SOUTH EDGEWOOD DRIVE — At 12:13 a.m. Saturday, police stopped an SUV that was being driven without its headlights on. Further investigation revealed the driver did not have a valid license. He was arrested.
    ▲ THE COVE AT SOUTHERN — A man told police that he and the mother of his daughter got into an argument that turned physical when she began striking and biting him. An officer saw that the man had bite marks and a swollen right eye. Upon further investigation, his girlfriend was arrested and charged with battery (family violence).
    ▲ WAFFLE HOUSE — (Northside Drive East) Several employees and customers said a man asked them for money or a ride to a hotel. The man was arrested and charged with begging and soliciting.
    ▲ FAIR ROAD — Police stopped an SUV that couldn’t stay in a lane. Further investigation revealed that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and charged with DUI (under 21 years of age) and failure to maintain lane.
    ▲ NEW DAY DETAILING — An employee told police another employee took a vehicle without permission. The vehicle and employee were located at Eagle Pointe Plaza, and the employee was arrested and charged with driving with a suspended or revoked license.
    ▲ BURGER KING — A Candler County Board of Education employee told police that someone took her school’s Apple iPad 2.
    ▲ WALMART — An employee told police that she saw two men conceal items in a backpack and try to leave without paying. They were arrested.
    In a separate incident, a store employee told police that she saw two men each select a box of Magnum lubricated condoms, with a total value of $6.40, conceal them in their pockets and try to leave without paying. They were arrested.
    ▲ PROCTOR STREET/MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DRIVE — Police stopped a vehicle that had a defective brake light and that couldn’t stay in its lane. The driver was found to be under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested.
    ▲ CAMBRIDGE AT SOUTHERN-THE PINES — A man told police that someone stole his Apple iPhone 5 from his car while he was putting groceries, and his dog, inside his apartment. He had left the vehicle unlocked but closed, and his smartphone was lying on the front passenger seat.
    ▲ WEST MAIN STREET/IVORY STREET — Police stopped a vehicle in reference to a possible wanted person. Further investigation revealed the driver had an active warrant from DeKalb County for probation violation. He was arrested.
    ▲ UNIVERSITY PLACE — Police responded shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday in reference to  a fight in progress. Several subjects fled when police arrived. Officers caught up with one man, who acted as if he was stretching, then threw a bag of suspected marijuana to the ground. He was arrested.
    ▲ VETERANS MEMORIAL PARKWAY/LANIER DRIVE — Police responded in reference to a single-vehicle accident. Investigation revealed that the driver was under the influence of alcohol, and he was very uncooperative with officers. He was arrested and charged with DUI, disorderly conduct, obstruction of a police officer, failure to maintain lane and failure to yield.
    ▲ PACKINGHOUSE ROAD — A woman told police that while she was driving, she heard a loud noise, then discovered that her rear side window was busted.

BULLOCH COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
➤ Arrests
    ▲ David Michael Torrence, 27, Georgia Highway 24 — driving while license suspended or revoked, possession of marijuana (less than 1 ounce).
    ▲ Christopher Jermane Johnson, 21, Gable Terrace, Jonesboro, Ga. — carrying a concealed weapon.
    ▲ Heriberto Mendez, 39, Amalie Road, Claxton — driving while license suspended or revoked.
    ▲ Roberto Carlos Nieto, 30, Cypress Lake Mobile Home Park — no driver’s license.

— compiled by Jason Wermers

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