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Police report -12-17-16; A woman was arrested for shoplifting $40 worth of food.
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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.

Statesboro Police Department
    Manuel Alton Collett, 20, Lee Drive — probation violation.
    Samantha Lauren Hammock, 25, South Main Street — theft by shoplifting.
    Eugene Jerome Cowan, 41, Lanier Drive — obstruction.
    Henry Joiner, 56, Groover Lane — two counts criminal trespass.
    Rosa Maria Meza-Balderrama, 46, Whispering Pines Boulevard — criminal trespass, simple battery.
    Jeremy Allen Wiggins, 35, Bona Bella Avenue, Savannah — battery (family violence).

Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office
    James Benjamin Cowart, 39, Magnolia Street, Ludowici — wanted person (Texas).
    Joshua Jeremiah Neely, 26, Highway 80 East, Brooklet — aggravated assault against a peace officer, suspended or revoked license, reckless driving, speeding, DUI/less safe/refused test, open container, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, reckless conduct.
    Melissa Miller Davis, 33, Cody Lane — two counts theft by deception, two counts theft by receiving stolen property, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.
    Justin Michael Sefko, 21, Honey Dew Lane, Brooklet — possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.

Georgia Southern University Police
    Christian Jamall Jones, 29, Trinidad Court, Florence, S.C. — wanted person (South Carolina).

Georgia State Patrol Post 45
    Gary Duane Watson, 53, Old Griffin Road, Dallas, Ga. — DUI/less safe/refused test, open container.

Statesboro Police Department
    STILES INN — Someone reported the theft of $1,300.
    WHISPERING PINES BOULEVARD — A woman said another female came into her yard looking for her cat, and tried taking the complainant’s cat from her arms. The suspect then punched the complainant in the arm and chest, she said. The unknown woman then refused to leave the property until officers arrived and arrested her.
    WAL-MART SUPERCENTER — A woman was arrested for shoplifting $40 worth of food.
    Also, in a separate incident, a man was arrested for criminal trespass after being found at Wal-Mart in spite of being banned. He left before police arrived, but officers found him at Bi-Lo, from where he had also been banned. He was charged with one count of criminal trespass for each location. The suspect has a history of similar charges in the Statesboro area.

Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office
    GATEWAY BOULEVARD/GREAT DANE — A man was telling children he was wanted out of Texas; he was in a motorcycle gang and he had a stolen car. Someone called deputies, who found the man’s car with a Florida plate that didn’t match the vehicle.  The man, an employee of the plant, was found to be telling the truth regarding the stolen vehicle and being wanted by Texas authorities. He was arrested and taken to jail.

Georgia Southern University Police
    Officers issued no traffic citations and no traffic warnings and assisted three motorists.
Law Enforcement Agencies
    Brooklet Police Department — two calls.
    Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office — 21 calls.
    Candler County Sheriff’s Office — eight calls.
    Claxton Police Department — no calls.
    Evans County Sheriff’s Office — one call.
    Georgia State Patrol — six calls.
    Georgia Southern University Police — one call.
    Metter Police Department — six calls.
    Portal Police Department — two calls.
    Statesboro Police Department — 24 calls.

Fire Departments
    Bulloch County Fire Department — no calls.
    Statesboro Fire Department — no calls.
    Metter Fire Department — two calls.

Emergency Medical Services
    Bulloch County EMS — four first-responder calls and 22 medical calls.
    Candler County EMS — five medical calls.
    Evans County EMS — nine medical calls.

Other Agencies
    911 hang-ups — 46 calls.
    Air Evac — one call.
    Bryan County 911 — calls.
    Toombs County 911 — one call.

— compiled by Holli Deal Saxon