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Local news briefs - February 4
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2 SEB high school students arrested on alcohol charges
    Two Southeast Bulloch High School students were arrested after school officials learned they had alcohol at school.
    Bulloch County Sheriff’s Deputy Marcus Nesmith responded to the school Tuesday, Jan. 27, and spoke to one of the young male students who admitted he had “been drinking Bacardi rum before he came to school,” reports stated.
    The boy also brought some of the booze  to school, and placed some of the rum in a white lotion bottle before giving it to another male student. The offender told Nesmith he told the other boy what was in the bottle, and that the second boy replied “Cool.”
    But when the second offender was called into the school office, and the bottle was found in his possession, he denied knowing what was inside and said he thought it was hand lotion.
    Nesmith determined that only the first offender had consumed alcohol, but both were taken to the Bulloch Count Jail and booked on charges of underage possession of alcohol and unruly juvenile. After the Department of Juvenile Justice was notified, the teens were released into parental custody, reports stated.
    Reports did not give details regarding any disciplinary actions by school officials.

Police investigating reported assault Sunday morning
    Statesboro Police are investigating a reported rape that took place early Sunday morning at an apartment complex near Georgia Southern University.
    Statesboro Police Capt. Scott Brunson said a female victim reported being assaulted at Campus Crossings around 1 to 1:30 a.m. Sunday. Brunson said the victim was not seriously injured aside from the sexual assault and that the case has been turned over to Det. Tommy Brown for investigation.
    No other details were released as the investigation remains under investigation, he said.

Boro man killed in single vehicle wreck Sunday
    A Statesboro man was killed Sunday afternoon when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree.
    Georgia State Patrol Trooper First-Class M. Welch said Millard Williams Jr., 75, West Jones Avenue, was driving south on Sinkhole Road Sunday around 1:50 p.m. when he lost control as he negotiated a curve near Robert L. Reed Road.
    Williams left the roadway onto the west shoulder of the road, traveled into the wood line and struck a tree, he said.
    Williams was pronounced dead at the scene. Reports states he was wearing a safety belt when the accident occurred.

Police: Reward offered for info in Register theft
    A reward is  being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of offenders responsible for the theft of several things from a Register location, said Register Police Officer Bobby Ivey.
    Ivey responded Sunday to a Kennedy Bridge Road, Register home owned by Alfred Lavon Jones, in response to a call about several thefts, he said.
    Jones, who lives elsewhere but maintains the Kennedy Bridge Road residence, told Ivey he arrived at the home Sunday morning to discover the theft of a black and gray 1988 Chevrolet Blazer, a two-seater paddle boat, and two dual-axle utility trailers.
    The Blazer had “ Smith and Jones Tree Surgeons” emblazoned on each side, he said.
    Ivey listed the truck on the National Crime Information Computer (NCIC) site, he said.
    No entry was made into the victim’s home or several outbuildings, he said.
    Anyone with information regarding the thefts or suspects involved is asked to contact Ivey at (912) 488-2500. All calls will remain confidential, and Ivey is offering a reward for information leading to arrests in  this case.     
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