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Police report, 11/7/18
Deputies are investigating a possible fraud incident where a man is believed to have scammed an elderly, legally blind 92-year-old man out of money.
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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.


➤ Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office

▲ Edward O’Neal Bennett, 66, Perkins Mill Road, Claxton — obstruction, disorderly conduct (bond surrender), criminal trespass (bond surrender).

▲ Joel Andrew Marsh, 20, Maria Sorrell Road — probation violation.

▲ Gary Thomas Moore, 39, Kennedy Pond Road — probation violation.

▲ Raymond Joseph Harris, 20, Highway 119 Brooklet — bench warrant.

▲ Malik Drequan Lee, 23, Sam Mead Road, Waynesboro — probation violation.

➤ Statesboro Police Department

▲ Rodney Ahkeen Hawkins, 18, Institute Street — armed robbery, felony theft by receiving stolen property, possession of a firearm or knife during commission of a felony.

▲ Lavonte Daqueze Prescott, 19 Wildwood Villas — giving false information, felony probation violation, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

➤ Georgia State Patrol Post 45

▲ Dymond Dikeiara McKever, 23, Packinghouse Road — giving false information, suspended license, following too closely.


➤ Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office

▲ POJO’S/HIGHWAY 80 EAST — A man and woman broke up, and he was at the convenience store where she worked, claiming he was waiting for a ride for two hours. The woman called deputies to have him removed and served with a criminal trespass warning.

▲ WILLIAM JAMES MIDDLE SCHOOL — An unruly juvenile who refused to obey directions was arrested and turned over to a safe house for juveniles.

▲ BUCHAN ROAD — A man said someone broke into their home, from which he and his family are moving. The suspects scattered items, ransacked the house, stole items, cut open several MRS (military meals ready to eat) and threw them all around.

▲ DRY BRANCH VILLAGE — Deputies are investigating a possible fraud incident where a man is believed to have scammed an elderly, legally blind 92-year-old man out of money.

▲ PLANTATION MOBILE HOME PARK — A man and woman argued over the man’s “baby mama” coming to his home unannounced.

➤ Statesboro Police Department

▲ LANIER DRIVE — A woman was given information on seeking warrants after she reported a physical domestic dispute occurred.

▲ GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY — GSU police turned over a counterfeit bill received on campus.

▲ SOUTH MAIN STREET — A woman who said her boyfriend struck her was given information on seeking warrants.

▲ BUTLER HOMES — A juvenile was arrested on obstruction charges after police responded to a harassment complaint.

➤ Georgia Southern University Police

▲ Officers issued no traffic citations and three traffic warnings and assisted three motorists.

▲ KENNEDY HALL — Someone reported a theft.

▲ INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY BUILDING — Officers responded to a report of a suspicious person.

▲ EAGLE VILLAGE — Someone reported a theft.

▲ FREEDOM’S LANDING — Officers responded to a report of a suspicious person.


➤ Law Enforcement Agencies

▲ Brooklet Police Department — two calls.

▲ Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office — 22 calls.

▲ Candler County Sheriff’s Office — two calls.

▲ Evans County Sheriff’s Department — three calls.

▲ Georgia State Patrol — seven calls.

▲ Georgia Southern University Police — two calls.

▲ Metter Police Department — three calls.

▲ Portal Police Departments — one call.

▲ Statesboro Police Department — 25 calls.

➤ Fire Departments

▲ Bulloch County Fire Department — two calls.

▲ Statesboro Fire Department — two calls.

▲ Metter Fire Department — one call.

➤ Other Agencies

▲ 911 hang-ups — 44 calls.

▲ Bryan County 911 — one call.

▲ Bulloch County Humane Enforcement — one call.

▲ Jenkins County 911 — one call.

▲ Emanuel County 911 — one call.

➤ Emergency Medical Services

▲ Bulloch County EMS — three accident calls, three first-responder calls and 30 medical calls.

▲ Candler County EMS — seven medical calls.

▲ Evans County EMS — nine medical calls.

— compiled by Holli Deal Saxon