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Police Report - 2-5-14; A man reported the theft of three “for rent” signs, valued at $90.

    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
    ▲ None reported Tuesday.

➤ Incidents
    ▲ 111 SOUTH APARTMENTS — Someone damaged a bedroom door, leaving pry marks and cracking the casing, but entry was not gained.
    In a separate incident, someone damaged a vehicle’s front windshield, causing a spider-web crack across half of it. The victim added that his driver-side mirror was damaged shortly before Christmas, also while parked in the complex.
    ▲ CEDARWOOD GNETS — Someone forced open a locked classroom window and stole an Apple iPad.
    ▲ STATESBORO HIGH SCHOOL — Someone shot out two windows with a BB or pellet gun.
    ▲ COPPER BEECH TOWNHOMES — Someone stole a debit card and charged $400 on it at a gas station.
    In a separate incident, two women said several unknown men were inside their apartment Sunday night, and Monday morning, the following items were missing: a 42-inch LG LCD television valued at $1,000, an HDMI cord and $20 in cash.
    ▲ BUTLER HOMES — A license plate was stolen from a vehicle.
    ▲ CARMEL DRIVE — The following items were stolen from beside a rental house: seven block letters valued at $3,000, and 10 scaffolding sections valued at $1,000.
    ▲ MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DRIVE — Someone threw a rock through the front glass door of a store.
    ▲ CAMPUS CROSSINGS — Someone spread a substance, which appears to be similar to shoe polish, on four vehicles parked in the apartment complex.
    ▲ DASH’S TOWING AND RECOVERY — An employee who repossessed a car in Sylvania said that after bringing it back to Statesboro, he found a plastic bag with a green, leafy substance suspected to be marijuana, in the front passenger seat. He also found two hand-rolled cigarettes, also with suspected marijuana, in the ash tray. Police collected the contraband as evidence.
    ▲ MORRIS HEIGHTS APARTMENTS — A woman told police she heard several unknown people behind her apartment building. When she looked outside, she saw the outside pane of her window was broken. However, she did not see anyone in the area, nor did she hear the glass break.
    ▲ EAST GEORGIA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER — Hospital staff told police about found contraband, which was a green, leafy substance suspected to be marijuana. Police confiscated the contraband and placed it into evidence.

BULLOCH COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
➤ Arrests
    ▲ Robert Angel Leal, 21, Eagle Branch Mobile Home Park — driving in violation of conditions of limited permit.
    ▲ Walter Kye Herman, 21, Lilla Myer Road, Ellabell — driving while license suspended or revoked, use or possession of a drug-related object.
    ▲ Jacob Raymond Waldron, 19, Martin Swinson Road, Ellabell — use or possession of a drug-related object.
    ▲ Christopher Lee White, 43, Olney Station Drive, Ellabell — driving while license suspended or revoked.
    ▲ Jonathan Lanier Tyson, 26, Odum Ritch Road, Screven, Ga. — use or possession of a drug-related object, no tag.
    ▲ Myles Hamilton Willis, 26, Newkirk Road — possession of marijuana (less than 1 ounce).
    ▲ Kendall Darnell Donaldson, 26, Teal Circle — parole violation.
    ▲ Theo Lanier Jr., 45, Hidden Hill Road, Metter — bench warrant.
    ▲ Joseph Wesley Lee Poyner, 27, Robin Hood Trail — sale of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
    ▲ Claudia Jimenez Leticia, 37, Barns Mobile Home Park — pedestrian under the influence.

➤ Incidents
    ▲ U.S. HIGHWAY 301 SOUTH — Deputies stopped a vehicle that was missing the driver-side mirror and was heavily loaded with passengers and belongings, which were stacked almost to the roof of the car. The driver said his license was suspended, which deputies confirmed. Deputies had seen him digging feverishly or hiding something in the console, so they asked if anything illegal was in the car. The driver said the previous owner smoked marijuana in the vehicle, then, not wanting to get the passengers in trouble, admitted his marijuana was in a hole near the ash tray. Deputies found a partially smoked marijuana cigar. He also was found to be wanted on an out-of-county possession of marijuana warrant. He was arrested.
    ▲ 67 ANTIQUE MALL — An employee told deputies that a couple came into the store. While the woman was walking around, she took a child’s Singer sewing machine, valued at $250, and concealed it in her pocket book, then left without paying. The man bought a racing program and left. Both got into a silver Chevrolet, possibly a newer-model Malibu, with Florida plates, and drove toward Interstate 16.
    ▲ WILLIAM JAMES MIDDLE SCHOOL — A man told deputies that his son had an altercation with three other juveniles in the bathroom. The school is handling disciplinary action.
    ▲ INTERSTATE 16 WEST — (Mile Marker 121) Deputies stopped an SUV that was traveling at 91 mph in a 70-mph zone. The driver was issued a speeding citation. A K-9 deputy conducted an open-air sniff and alerted. A search of the vehicle revealed a black ACP .380-caliber pistol under the seat, with one round in the chamber, five rounds in the magazine and a cocked hammer. The driver said he purchased the firearm “in the streets” and did not have a permit. Suspected marijuana residue was found on the passenger side of the vehicle. The driver was arrested, and the firearm was seized.
    ▲ COLEY BOYD ROAD/CYPRESS LAKE ROAD — Deputies saw a vehicle make a sudden turn onto Coley Boyd Road off Langston Chapel Road at 12:05 a.m. Saturday. The vehicle then made a sudden turn onto a long dirt driveway. When the vehicle reappeared, it appeared to try to evade the deputies, who stopped it. The driver produced a learner’s permit, and there was not another licensed driver in the car. He said he knew he violated his permit. He gave a story about planning to visit his girlfriend, changing his mind to meet a friend who wasn’t home, then to meet his sister, and his story was full of inconsistencies. He was arrested for violating his learner’s permit.
    ▲ BULLOCH ACADEMY — A woman reported that someone drove her son’s vehicle to an unknown location and brought it back to school with mud on it. Her son had left the keys inside and the vehicle unlocked.
    ▲ CYPRESS LAKE ROAD/COURTNEY WAY — A man reported the theft of three “for rent” signs, valued at $90, from the entrance to the Countryside subdivision.
    ▲ GEORGIA HIGHWAY 119 NORTH — (Ellabell) When deputies spotted a car leaving the road, the occupants appeared to be startled by the deputies’ presence. A check of the tag found the owner, who was also the driver, had a suspended license. Deputies stopped the car at a property. The driver admitted that his license was suspended. When speaking with the passenger, deputies smelled burnt marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. When deputies said they would bring a K-9 deputy to the scene, the driver said he had a marijuana grinder, which was in the passenger door compartment. Further search of the vehicle revealed a homemade metal pipe under the passenger seat. Both contained marijuana residue, and both the driver and passenger admitted to possessing the items. Both were arrested and charged with possession of drug-related objects, and the driver was charged with driving while license suspended.
   
GEORGIA STATE PATROL POST 45
➤ Arrests
    ▲ Troopers arrested three people on DUI charges Friday through Monday.
    ▲ Cameron Dell Bennett, 19, Woodbine, Ga. — DUI (refused test), possession of alcohol by underage persons, reckless driving, speeding, open container, tinted windows (less than 32 percent light transmission).
    ▲ Caleb Deon Clifton, 23, Oliver — DUI (0.186 percent blood alcohol content), failure to maintain lane, probation violation, bench warrant.
    ▲ Johnny Lee Atkins, 49, Park Place Apartments — DUI, failure to yield while turning left.

➤ Incidents
    ▲ Troopers investigated 23 crashes with nine reported injuries; stopped 58 vehicles; issued 37 citations, including 10 for speeding, five for seat belt violations and one for child restraint violation; issued 54 warnings, including 25 for speeding, three for seat belt violations and one for child restraint violation; assisted one motorist; and patrolled 1,878 miles Friday through Monday.

GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY POLICE
Arrests
    ▲ Chase Michael Floyd, 20, Robin Hood Trail — possession of alcohol under 21 years of age, false identification, obstruction of an officer.
    ▲ Brent Austin Crowder, 18, Knight Drive — possession of alcohol under 21 years of age, obstruction of an officer.
    ▲ Caitlin Elizabeth Carrier, 18, Knight Drive — possession of alcohol under 21 years of age, disorderly conduct, obstruction of an officer.

➤ Incidents
    ▲ Officers issued five traffic citations and 13 traffic warnings, and assisted 11 motorists Friday through Monday.
    ▲ CENTENNIAL PLACE — Officers responded in reference to a drug complaint. Three occupants were judicially referred to university officials for punishment for drug violations.
    In a separate incident, a report was taken for criminal damage to property in a unit, and the case was assigned to Criminal Investigations.
    In another incident, officers responded to a unit in reference to an alcohol complaint. Seven occupants were judicially referred.
    And in a fourth incident, officers responded in reference to an alcohol violation. One subject was judicially referred.
    ▲ J-LOT — Officers made contact with the owner of a vehicle blocking another vehicle. The owner of the blocking vehicle was judicially referred for a drug violation.
    In a separate incident, officers made contact with an intoxicated subject in the bushes next to the lot. He was arrested and charged with underage possession of alcohol, false identification and obstruction (misdemeanor).
    In another incident, officers made contact with an intoxicated subject. He was arrested and charged with underage possession of alcohol and obstruction (misdemeanor).
    ▲ FREEDOM’S LANDING — An incident report was taken for damage to property in a unit.
    ▲ RECREATION ACTIVITY CENTER — An incident report was taken for theft of unattended property, and the case was assigned to Criminal Investigations.
    ▲ KAPPA DELTA HOUSE — Officers responded in reference to an unwanted person, who was escorted from the house. One occupant was judicially referred for alcohol violations.
    ▲ GEORGIA AVENUE/UNIVERSITY PLACE — Officers stopped a vehicle. The passenger was arrested and charged with underage possession of alcohol, disorderly conduct and obstruction (misdemeanor).

BULLOCH CENTRAL 911 REPORTS
➤ Law Enforcement Reports
    Central 911 dispatchers issued the following calls Friday through Monday:
    ▲ Brooklet Police Department — two calls Saturday.
    ▲ Bulloch County Sheriff’s Department — 13 calls Friday, 19 calls Saturday, 13 calls Sunday and 12 calls Monday.
    ▲ Candler County Sheriff’s Department — two calls Friday, three calls Saturday, three calls Sunday and five calls Monday.
    ▲ Claxton Police Department — two calls Friday, one call Saturday and one call Monday.
    ▲ Evans County Sheriff’s Department — six calls Friday, two calls Saturday, seven calls Sunday and one call Monday.
    ▲ Georgia State Patrol — eight calls Friday, nine calls Saturday, six calls Sunday and eight calls Monday.
    ▲ Georgia Southern University Police — one call Friday, one call Saturday, three calls Sunday and four calls Monday.
    ▲ Metter Police Department — two calls Friday, two calls Saturday, five calls Sunday and five calls Monday.
    ▲ Portal Police Department — one call Saturday, three calls Sunday and one call Monday.
    ▲ Register Police Department — one call Friday.
    ▲ Statesboro Police Department — 42 calls Friday, 37 calls Saturday, 24 calls Sunday and 21 calls Monday.

➤ Fire Department Reports
    Central 911 dispatchers issued the following calls Friday through Monday:
    ▲ Bulloch County Volunteer Firefighters — six calls Friday, two calls Saturday, seven calls Sunday and five calls Monday.
    ▲ Claxton Fire Department — one call Saturday and one call Sunday.
    ▲ Metter Fire Department — three calls Friday and two calls Sunday.
    ▲ Statesboro Fire Department — five calls Friday, three calls Saturday, two calls Sunday and five calls Monday.

➤ Emergency Medical Service Reports
    Central 911 dispatchers issued the following calls Friday through Monday:
    ▲ Bulloch County EMS — one accident call, two fire calls, two first-responder calls and 12 medical calls Friday; two accident calls, one fire call, four first-responder calls, 16 medical calls and one rescue call Saturday; one accident call, two fire calls, two first-responder calls and 14 medical calls Sunday; and three accident calls, four first-responder calls, 18 medical calls and two rescue calls Monday.
    ▲ Candler County EMS — two accident calls and eight medical calls Friday, nine medical calls Saturday, one accident call and nine medical calls Sunday, and nine medical calls Monday.
    ▲ Evans County EMS — one medical call Friday, three medical calls Saturday, two accident calls and four medical calls Sunday, and five medical calls Monday.

➤ Other Agencies
    ▲ Dispatchers routed the following calls Friday: 45 hang-up calls, one call to Bryan County 911, one call to Bulloch County Animal Control, one call to Bulloch County Correctional Institute, one call to Effingham County 911 and one call to Emanuel County 911.  
    ▲ Dispatchers routed the following calls Saturday: 22 hang-up calls, one call to Air Evac, one call to Bryan County 911 and one call to Screven County 911.
    ▲ Dispatchers routed the following calls Sunday: 39 hang-up calls, two calls to Bryan County 911 and two calls to Tattnall County 911.
    ▲ Dispatchers routed the following calls Monday: 24 hang-up calls, one call to Air Evac, one call to Emanuel County 911 and one call to Bulloch County Poison Control.
— compiled by Jason Wermers and Connie Oldmixon

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