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Police Report - 2-16-14; A woman told deputies she heard footsteps in her attic.

    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/

ARRESTS
➤  Statesboro Police, Bulloch County Sheriff, Georgia Southern University and Georgia State Patrol arrests made Friday through Sunday will be reported Tuesday.

➤  Register Police Department
    ▲ Rodreuqies Carlos Cooper, age and address unavailable — DUI (refused test), open container, speeding.
    ▲ Ashtyne Melissa Fair, age and address unavailable — possession of alcohol by underage persons, disorderly conduct.
    ▲ Hunter Dalton Ingalls, age and address unavailable — possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
    ▲ Nathan Lee, age and address unavailable — disorderly conduct.
    ▲ Jamiel Raymon Neal, age and address unavailable — disorderly conduct.
    ▲ Antonio Adriel Pratts, age and address unavailable — failure to maintain lane, open container, furnishing alcohol to underage persons, driver to exercise due care.
    ▲ Guillermo Evan Ramirez, age and address unavailable — possession of alcohol by underage persons, disorderly conduct.
    ▲ Julian Nicholas Bankston, age and address unavailable — possession of marijuana (less than 1 ounce), use or possession of a drug-related object.
    ▲ Ronald Mack Jr., age and address unavailable — tinted windows (less than 32 percent light transmission), possession of marijuana (less than 1 ounce), possession and use of a drug-related object.

INCIDENTS
➤  Statesboro Police Department
▲ VAN BUREN STREET — A woman told police she heard four gunshots in the street, a pause, then another three gunshots. Following the shots, the woman told police she saw a black SUV speed past her house in the direction of Church Street. Another witness told police he heard seven gunshots and saw a black SUV speed by his house. No shell casings when police patrolled on foot. 
▲ TOBACCO & MORE — A man told police an unknown man tried to enter the front door. When he found the door locked, he kicked the door, cracking the glass, before running off. The security camera at the business was not working.
▲ BUFFALO WILD WINGS — A woman told police she found a clear plastic bag containing suspected marijuana on the ground near the waiting area of the restaurant.
▲ SANDY WAY — A woman told police a tree limb fell on her car Wednesday, causing extensive damage.
▲ CONE HOMES — A man told police a $200 bicycle was stolen from his home Thursday. The property was later recovered on Woodrow Avenue. Police arrested a juvenile and released him to his father’s custody.
▲ THE PALMS — A man told police someone stole his pickup truck sometime before 11 a.m. Wednesday. Police have not located video footage from cameras in the area.
▲ STILES INN — An employee told police after a woman checked out Thursday, items were missing from the room, including a mattress, pillow and towels.
In another incident, management reported a broken window in a room at the inn. The tenant renting the room said he would pay for the window
▲ THE CONNECTION AT STATESBORO — A woman told police her ex-boyfriend was outside her door, banging on it, trying to get into her residence, and he would not leave. The woman also told police he jumped up on the hood and roof of her car, causing damage. The boyfriend was arrested.
▲ MULBERRY STREET — A woman told police her cellphone was taken from her father’s house where she left it charging while she was out shopping. After police questioned three people at the residence, a juvenile admitted to taking the phone and submerging it in water. The cellphone was not working when it was returned to woman. The juvenile was arrested and released to his mother’s custody.

➤  Bulloch County Sheriff's Office
    ▲ MIDDLEGROUND PLANTATION — A woman told deputies a person used her phone number to make several calls to the Atlanta area. The woman also told officers she also received credit cards for which she did not apply. The cards were not activated but the phone calls were charged to her account.
    ▲ PALM AVENUE — A man told deputies he has received harassing phone calls from an ex-girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend. He said he asked the man to stop calling. He told officers he is concerned the man may contact him in person.
    ▲ CLYDE’S MARKET — (Brooklet) A woman told police a counterfeit bill was used for a purchase at the market sometime between Tuesday and Thursday.
    ▲ GLEN BROOK CROSSING —  A woman told deputies she heard footsteps in her attic. When officers arrived, they could not find any intruders in the house. The woman also told deputies someone had taken her husband's military service record, their marriage certificate and their wills. The victim explained that her husband was recently deceased. The woman  also said that she had the same type of problems when she lived in Charleston, S.C. She stated that then someone tapped her phones and followed her. She also heard footsteps on the roof. She said she reported this to the FBI.
    ▲ LAWRENCE CHURCH ROAD — (Pembroke) A man told police someone shot his mailbox.
    ▲ MAGNOLIA CHURCH ROAD — A man told deputies he and his girlfriend got into a physical argument when he accused her of taking his driver’s license and $400 in cash without permission. He told deputies she bit him on the arm during the argument and that both of them had been drinking. Officers caught up with the girlfriend getting into a taxi, but did not find any of the missing items on the girlfriend.
    ▲ U.S. HIGHWAY 301 NORTH — A man told police someone used his Social Security number to file a fraudulent tax return. He told police has been on disability for three years and has not filed his taxes.
    ▲ GENTILLY DRIVE — A man was arrested after he tried to evade police. Officers tried to stop the driver after he hit a city of Statesboro trash can in a private residential yard. The driver accelerated and drove through the area, hitting several trees, before he drove into his own driveway and hit a magnolia tree, stopping the pickup truck. He got out and ran into his house before he returned to his truck where he was arrested. A bystander helped a passenger out of the car. The passenger was also arrested. Police found two open beer cans in the car. Neither man was injured in the chase.
    ▲ VETERANS MEMORIAL PARKWAY — Deputies arrested a man during a traffic stop after finding he was driving with suspended registration and no insurance. Officers also found the man was wanted for theft of a motor vehicle and second-degree burglary.
    ▲ HONEYSUCKLE LANE — A man told police the driver’s side fog light was busted out on his car. He was not sure when the damage occurred.
    ▲ NEVILS DENMARK ROAD — A man told deputies that a neighbor’s dog came into his yard and bit his friend’s Chihuahua puppy on the neck. The man told officers he spoke to the neighbor several times about the dog coming to his yard and causing problems, but the neighbor had not contained the dog. Deputies could not contact the dog’s owner.
    ▲ LIVE OAK ROAD LANE — (Pembroke) A man told deputies that a person broke into his home through a kitchen window in the rear of the house. The man said he believes the person who broke in was a friend of his son who lived at the house until his son moved to another county. The suspect said he had clothes at the house and earlier in the day asked the man if he could come into the house to get his belongings. The man did not allow him in the house. The man told officers he did not wish to press charges but wanted the window fixed.
    ▲ SOUTH WYNN ROAD — A man told deputies that the locks were broken off hangar doors at an airport hangar owned by a woman. Nothing was reported stolen.

➤  Georgia Southern University
    ▲ GEORGIA AVENUE — Criminal Investigations initiated into the reported sexual assault of a woman by a man, which was reported Tuesday.
    ▲ COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION — An incident report was taken at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday for theft of unattended property that occurred on Feb. 5, and the case was assigned to Criminal Investigations.
    ▲ RUSSELL UNION — An incident report was taken at 3:17 p.m. Tuesday for a financial transaction card theft/fraud, and the case was assigned to Criminal Investigations.
    ▲ PHYSICAL PLANT — An incident report was taken at 11:04 a.m. Wednesday for damage to property.
    ▲ KENNEDY HALL — Officers responded at 3:20 p.m. Wednesday in reference to a drug complaint. Four occupants were judicially referred to university officials for punishment.
    ▲ CENTENNIAL PLACE — Officers responded at 5:05 p.m. Wednesday to a drug complaint in a unit. A man was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana (misdemeanor).
    ▲ LOT 21 — An incident report was taken at 6 p.m. Wednesday for damage to property.
    ▲ FOREST DRIVE — Officers discovered a vehicle in the ditch near Lot 42 at 1:07 a.m. Thursday. The driver was arrested and charged with failure to maintain lane and DUI. A passenger was judicially referred.

➤  Georgia State Patrol incidents occurring Friday through Sunday will be reported Tuesday.

➤  Bulloch County Animal Shelter
    ▲ The shelter reported the following activity during the week of Feb. 3-9:
    ▲ Surrendered by citizens — 21 dogs and three cats from rural county areas; one dog and six cats from City of Statesboro.
    ▲ Collected by officers — 12 dogs and five cats from rural county areas; four dogs and five cats from City of Statesboro.
    ▲ Adopted from shelter — six dogs and two cats.
    ▲ Reclaimed by owners — three dogs and two cats.
    ▲ Died at shelter — none.
    ▲ Euthanized — 28 dogs and six cats.
    ▲ Fees collected — $487.50.

— compiled by Jason Wermers and Ann Healy

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