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Police Report 2-19-14 - The deputy responding to burglary found a man holding television sets.

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STATESBORO POLICE DEPARTMENT
➤  Arrests
▲ Alonzo Lovelle Hedgspeth Jr., 22, Landings Parkway — pointing a firearm at another, reckless conduct.
▲ Spencer Sherrod Curry, 24, South Beltline Boulevard, Columbia, S.C. — bench warrant.
▲ Earl Morgan Jr., 48, Elm Street, Statesboro — wanted person (Chatham County).
▲ Mindy Leanna Lord, 21, Hogan Grove Church Road, Dublin — open container, DUI (refused test).
▲ Dean Lewis Benemon Jr., age and address unavailable — public indecency.
▲ Bria Nichole Carter, age and address unavailable — second-degree criminal damage.
▲ James Bernard Scott, age and address unavailable — battery.
▲ Pedro Alfredo Lopez, age and address unavailable — DUI.
▲ Dominique Shawn Swope, 20, Woodstock, Ga. — aggravated battery.

➤  Incidents
▲ THE AVENUE AT SOUTHERN — Police responded to an apartment at 4:48 p.m. Sunday. A woman said the back window of her car was shattered.
▲ MIKELL STREET — An officer encountered a man eating a hot dog at 11:31 p.m. Sunday. The man threw the hot dog packaging into the grass. Further investigation revealed that the packaging contained suspected marijuana. He was arrested and charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana and littering.
▲SOMERSET APARTMENTS — Someone spray-painted graffiti on the back porch of an apartment between Friday and Sunday.
▲ EAGLES COURT CONDOMINIUMS — Police responded at 1:41 p.m. Monday in reference to gunshots in the area. A man said his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend came to the residence and argued with them, pulled out a gun, racked it and fired several rounds, then sped off in his car. No one was hurt. Officers later found the suspect and arrested him, and the case was turned over the Criminal Investigations Bureau Detective Section supervisor for review. Georgia Southern University Police assisted in the response.

BULLOCH COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
➤  Arrests
▲ Dorothy Michelle George, 27, Garrison Street, Pembroke — driving while license suspended or revoked, possession of marijuana (less than 1 ounce).
▲ Jaqueisha Kantrell Williams, 22, Broad Street, Claxton — possession of marijuana (less than 1 ounce).
▲ Chance Deyone Smith, 18, Roundtree Street, Portal — contributing to the delinquency of a minor, disorderly conduct.
▲ Matthew Lewis Tanksley, 38, Old McElveen Road — public drunkenness.
▲ Christian Shae Smith, 21, Island Creek Lane, Savannah — theft by taking-motor vehicle, disorderly conduct.
▲ Patricia McElwee Helms, 43, Shiloh Drive, Brooklet — reckless conduct, battery (family violence).
▲ Galen Dwight Thompson, 20, Mill Branch Road, Sylvania — DUI (under 21 years of age), open container, possession of alcohol by minor operating a motor vehicle.
▲ Michael Lee Thompson, 42, Kelly Road — open container, public drunkenness.
▲ Joanna Caitlen Anderson, 24, Zetterower Road — possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of a schedule II controlled substance.
▲ Robert Kyle Blackburn, 24, East Drive — possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, bench warrant.
▲ Sean Victor Robinson, 21, Coaches Way — possession of marijuana (less than 1 ounce), use or possession of a drug-related object.
▲ Brandon Vaux Rogers, 23, Stonebrook Way — bench warrant (Chatham County).
▲ Ralph Dillon Shapiro, 49, Lindberg Street — probation violation.
▲ Wesley Gideon Swift, 23, Coaches Way — conspiracy to distribute marijuana (two counts), possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime (three counts), use or possession of a drug-related object.
▲ Jordan Murphy Wakeham, 22, Coaches Way — possession of marijuana (less than 1 ounce), use or possession of a drug-related object.
▲ Michael Johnathon Flynn, 27, Welikit Court — possession of marijuana (less than 1 ounce), possession and use of a drug-related object.
▲ Mylinda Gail Haggerty, 46, Live Oak Lane, Brooklet — probation violation.
▲ Sierra Marie Henry, 18, Modoc Road, Swainsboro — possession of alcohol by underage persons.
▲ Ronald Leonard Jackson, 46, Cardinal Drive — public drunkenness, obstruction of an officer, disorderly conduct.
▲ Dylan Ray Poole, 19, Meadow Road, Swainsboro — DUI (under 21 years of age), possession of alcohol by underage persons.
▲ Teresa Renee Rawls, 41, Daphney Lane — probation violation.
▲ Leroy Ronald Waring, 26, Joshua Circle, Ellabell — possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
▲ John Stephen Bacon Jr., 25, Jappy Akins Road, Brooklet — original container required, possession of a schedule II controlled substance (hydrocodone), possession of a schedule II controlled substance (oxycodone), possession of marijuana (less than 1 ounce), possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
▲ Anqunette Lashawn Black, age and address unavailable — wanted person (Pembroke Police Department).
▲ Cory Wade Green, 19, Attapulgus Climax Road, Climax, Ga. — disorderly conduct.
▲ Jacob Eric Hodges, 26, Rushing Road — expired tag, possession and use of drug-related object, possession of marijuana (less than 1 ounce), possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a schedule II controlled substance (hydrocodone), possession of a schedule II controlled substance (oxycodone), original container required.
▲ Collin Jared Reese, 23, Lyerly Pointe, Alpharetta, Ga. — disorderly conduct.
▲ Travis Demontae Sneed, 30, Arcola Road, Brooklet — original container required, possession of a schedule II controlled substance (hydrocodone), possession of a schedule II controlled substance (oxycodone), possession of marijuana (less than 1 ounce), possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
▲ Sarah Jane Tolbert, 23, Clyo Kildare Road, Newington — possession of a schedule II controlled substance (hydrocodone), possession of a schedule II controlled substance (oxycodone), possession of a schedule IV controlled substance (Lorazepam), original container required, possession of marijuana (less than 1 ounce), possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance (Alprazolam).
▲ Will Morris Smith, 40, Lawton Road, Sylvania — obstructing or hindering persons making emergency telephone calls, simple battery (family violence).

➤  Incidents
▲ SUMMERSIDE DRIVE — Deputies responded to a residence Friday morning in reference to damage to property. A woman said that between 5 p.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. Friday, her mailbox was damaged by a BB gun or air rifle. She said there was a verbal altercation between juveniles in the neighborhood and some visiting her home, but she did not know who shot the mailbox.
▲ U.S. HIGHWAY 301 SOUTH — Deputies stopped a vehicle at 6:15 p.m. Friday in which the driver and passenger were not wearing their seat belts. Officers smelled marijuana from the car. A K-9 deputy was sent to the scene and alerted on the car. The passenger said there was some marijuana under the carpet in the car, and that it belonged both to her and the driver. The driver said she had smoked marijuana in the car earlier, accounting for the burned marijuana cigarettes in the center console, but she said the marijuana under the carpet was not hers. Both were arrested.
▲ U.S. HIGHWAY 80 WEST — (Portal) Deputies responded to a residence at 7:58 p.m. Friday in reference to a runaway juvenile. A man said his daughter did not return home from school. After getting more information from the family, deputies responded to a total of three homes before finding the man’s daughter with a man. Officers had previously told the two not to be together. Both of them were arrested. The juvenile girl was released to her parents’ custody, and the man was placed in jail on charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and disorderly conduct.
▲ BIRD ROAD APARTMENTS — Members of the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team responded at 8:49 p.m. Friday to an apartment in reference to a burglary in progress. A deputy heard a loud noise come from a separate building while officers were questioning a woman. The deputy walked toward it and found a man holding television sets. The man dropped the TVs to the ground and fled toward Lanier Drive. The deputy caught up to him and held him down until other officers could help arrest him. The man, who appeared to be under the influence of an unknown substance, kicked at the windows of a sheriff’s vehicle. A witness identified the man as the one who entered an apartment and stole the TV sets. Further investigation revealed the man had left his infant alone in his apartment while committing the burglary. A police officer cared for the child, who was in good health, until the mother arrived home. The man was arrested.
▲ AG TECHNOLOGIES — A woman told deputies at 10:50 p.m. Friday that a flat service gas griddle/grill with two propane tanks, which had been placed in front of the business Thursday, was stolen.
▲ SPRINGHILL SUITES — Deputies responded at 12:19 a.m. Saturday in reference to a drunken person in the lobby. On arrival, officers saw a man lying on the lobby floor. He smelled of alcohol and appeared to be drunk. A cab driver said he picked up the man from a local establishment and that other patrons had to carry him to the cab. Once at the hotel, the man was unable to walk to his room and fell on the lobby floor. A hotel employee said the man, while lying on the floor, tried to grab patrons by the leg as they entered. Other officers arrived and helped a deputy carry the man to a patrol vehicle. He was arrested and charged with public drunkenness.
▲ SHERIFF’S OFFICE — Deputies responded at 7 a.m. Sunday to a vehicle accident at Burkhalter Road and Landings Parkway, but all involved parties had left. The owner of one of the vehicles, whose information was found at the scene, was contacted and said someone had stolen her vehicle after she left the keys in a purse on a kitchen counter at an earlier party. She and a man separately went to the sheriff’s office but were there at about the same time. After both parties gave information and were allowed to go, the man yelled at the woman and kicked over a trash can at the front door. He told deputies he was upset because felt he was being harassed and accused of stealing the vehicle. He shouted and used profanity inside the sheriff’s office lobby where there were several bystanders, including a juvenile. He was arrested, charged with theft by taking-motor vehicle and disorderly conduct, and walked to the jail.
▲ EUREKA CHURCH ROAD — Deputies responded at 11:20 p.m. Sunday to the intersection with Clito Road in reference to a suspicious incident. Officers found a white pickup truck in the ditch covered with mud. The driver, who also was covered in mud, had slurred speech, red eyes and smelled of alcohol, and he admitted to having “two beer.” A passenger who also was extremely intoxicated and covered in mud was lying on the floor board of the back seat. He could barely stand up and walk from the mud to the center of the road. Also inside the truck were a 24-pack of beer and several open cans. Both men were arrested. At jail, the driver registered 0.108 percent blood alcohol content on a breath test.
▲ EMIT GROVE ROAD — A man and his son told deputies at 2:08 a.m. Monday that a small truck with a loud muffler has either been placing firecrackers in, or shooting, mailboxes on the street. The man’s metal mailbox was not damaged, but a firecracker had been placed in it.
▲ BELL ROAD — (Brooklet) A woman told deputies at 9:30 a.m. Sunday that someone claiming to a credit card company employee called and said her credit card had been used in Atlanta to purchase $2,000 worth of children’s clothes, and that the company needed her Social Security number to verify that she was the cardholder. The woman objected and hung up, then called a store to see if an account had been opened in her name, and the answer was no. When a deputy called the number from which the woman received the call, the operator said she worked for a credit card company but could not give information or allow the deputy to talk to a supervisor without an account number, but she did say she was in the Philippines. At 4 p.m. Monday, the woman told deputies that she found, through running her credit report, that someone had opened an account in her name and made $25,613 in charges between Dec. 13 and 14.

GEORGIA STATE PATROL POST 45
➤  Arrests
▲ Troopers arrested four motorists for DUI.
▲ Parker Charles Moore, age and address unavailable — DUI, failure to signal while turning or changing lanes.
▲ Angela Travis Joslin, age and address unavailable — DUI, failure to maintain lane.

➤  Incidents
▲ Troopers responded to 18 crashes with six reported injuries; stopped 51 vehicles; issued 28 citations, including 14 for speeding, and one for child restraint violation; issued 50 warnings, including 14 for speeding and three for seat belt; and patrolled 727 miles Friday through Sunday.
▲ Troopers investigated one crash with one injury; stopped nine vehicles; issued five citations, including four for speeding; issued four warnings, all of which were for speeding; assisted one motorist; and patrolled 253 miles Monday.

GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY POLICE
➤  Arrests
▲ Stephanie Rose Pappas, 18, Chandler Road — possession of alcohol by underage persons.
▲ Delaney Renee Brisco, 19, Statesboro Place Circle — following too closely, failure to dim headlights, DUI (under 21 years of age).
▲ Latavia Andrea Span, 24, Morris Street — failure to maintain lane, expired driver’s license, DUI.

➤  Incidents
▲ Officers issued six traffic citations and eight traffic warnings, and assisted 11 motorists, Thursday through Sunday.
▲ CAMBRIDGE AT SOUTHERN-THE PINES — Officers assisted Statesboro police at 11:45 a.m. Thursday in reference to a brown-and-tan 1984 Chevrolet Silverado that was reported stolen from a parking lot.
▲ SOUTHERN PINES — Officers responded at 12:35 a.m. Friday to a unit in reference to an alcohol violation. A woman was arrested and charged with attempting to purchase alcohol (under 21 years of age), and three other occupants were judicially referred to university officials for punishment.
▲ SOUTHERN COURTYARD — Officers responded at 10:59 p.m. Saturday to a unit for a drug complaint. Three occupants were judicially referred.
▲ Officers issued two traffic citations and one traffic warning, and assisted two motorists, Monday.
▲ LEWIS HALL — An incident report was taken at 12:09 p.m. Monday for attempted computer forgery and attempted identity fraud. A woman said when she checked her work email in the morning, she received notifications that someone was trying to activate a Facebook account in her name using a picture of her ex-boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend. The case was assigned to Criminal Investigations.
▲ SOUTHERN COURTYARD — An incident report was taken at 1:36 p.m. Monday for the theft of a bike from the bike rack, and the case was assigned to Criminal Investigations.
▲ UNIVERSITY VILLAS — A report was taken at 3:14 p.m. Monday for an incident with an unknown man with a gun in the parking lot that occurred between 1 and 3 a.m. Monday. A woman said she thought a black car was following her. When she pulled up in front of an apartment, she was approached by a man who pointed a “big gun” at her, said, “Oh, I thought you were somebody else,” got back into the car and left. The case was assigned to Criminal Investigations.
▲ DINING COMMONS — An incident report was taken at 5 p.m. Monday for the theft of a bike from the bike rack, and the case was assigned to Criminal Investigations.

BULLOCH CENTRAL 911 REPORTS
➤  Law Enforcement Reports
Central 911 dispatchers issued the following calls Monday:
▲ Brooklet Police Department — one call.
▲ Bulloch County Sheriff’s Department — 12 calls.
▲ Candler County Sheriff’s Department — four calls.
▲ Claxton Police Department — three calls.
▲ Evans County Sheriff’s Department — three calls.
▲ Georgia State Patrol — five calls.
▲ Georgia Southern University Police — one call.
▲ Metter Police Department — three calls.
▲ Statesboro Police Department — 28 calls.

➤  Fire Department Reports
Central 911 dispatchers issued the following calls Monday:
Bulloch County Volunteer Firefighters — two calls.
▲ Claxton Fire Department — one call.
▲ Metter Fire Department — two calls.
▲ Statesboro Fire Department — three calls.
▲ Georgia Forestry Commission (Candler) — one call.

➤  Emergency Medical Service Reports
Central 911 dispatchers issued the following calls Monday:
▲ Bulloch County EMS — one accident call, two first-responder calls and 18 medical calls.
▲ Candler County EMS — seven medical calls.
▲ Evans County EMS — two accident calls, one first-responder call and five medical calls.

➤  Other Agencies
Central 911 dispatchers issued the following calls Monday:
▲ 911 hang-ups — 33 calls.

— compiled by Jason Wermers and Connie Oldmixon

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