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Police report -12-28-17; Someone paid for a meal with a counterfeit bill.
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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
    Travis Temple Girardeau, 32, Teepee Way — battery/family violence, third degree cruelty to children.

Statesboro Police Department
    Lakeicha Ann Hodge, 35, Chandler Road — possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.
    Richard Ansley Phillips, 18, South College Street — bench warrant.
    Victor James Simmons, 28, Blackbird Drive — suspended license, brake lights/signal violations.
    Ernest Youmans, 64, Shelby Drive, Augusta — criminal trespass.
    Jeffrey Lee Raymond, 34, Donaldson Street — seat belt violation, suspended license.
    Orin Chavez Williams, 25, Howard Alexander Road, Collins — possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, speeding, suspended license.

Georgia Southern University Police
    Gerald Amonte Gibbons, 25, Oak Grove Church Road, Swainsboro — bench warrant.

Georgia State Patrol Post 45
    Damone Deandre Williams, 23, Dorchester Drive, Little Rock, AR — speeding, suspended license.
Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office
    BELLA TERRA ROAD — A man said someone damaged his lawn by laying drag.
    LAWRENCE CHUHRCH ROAD — A man who thought he was being chased by a vehicle entered another man’s home without permission. EMS took the suspect to the hospital for treatment and he was served with a criminal trespass warning for the home.
    GEORGE ROAD — Someone reported two gates had been rammed with a vehicle and damaged.
    SINKHOLE/UNION CHURCH ROAD — A caller said they saw a suspicious vehicle with a man in the back seat of a car with his pants down. Deputies located the suspect, who said he had gone to the bathroom in the woods. He was arrested for driving without a license.
    PLANTATION MOBILE HOME PARK — A man entered his home and heard someone running out. He found a knife stabbed into a bed, along with a flashlight and ski mask left behind. Several items were missing from the home, he said.
    MCKELVEEN/KENDRICKS POND ROAD — A juvenile girl was arrested after a confrontation about her cell phone. She threw and damaged items, including a small Christmas tree, and struck an adult.
    AGRI-SUPPLY — A man was arrested after shoplifting a flour sifter he concealed under his jacket. The offender has a history of shoplifting and told deputies he did not know why he took the sifter. He purchased a small sign, then returned inside the store to take the flour sifter.
    LAKEVIEW ROAD — A woman said her landlord is harassing her.
    POJO’S/HIGHWAY 301 SOUTH — Deputies took a suspect into custody who was believed to have been involved in a shooting in Claxton.
    HIGHWAY 80/ARCOLA ROAD — An abandoned vehicle was towed.
    HIGHWAY 80/ROBERSON ROAD — A vehicle that had been abandoned for several days was towed.
    RUSHING/ALDERMAN ROADS — A wrecker towed a vehicle after efforts to contact he owner were futile.
    HIGHWAY 80 EAST — A deputy responded to a reported theft. No additional details were included in reports.
    PAUL SMITH ROAD — A woman told deputies a man grabbed her by the throat and slammed her head into a wall. There were no physical injuries visible, and the woman was given information about Safe Haven. As there was no evidence, the man was not arrested. The woman said she would get a restraining order against the man.

Statesboro Police Department
    INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF PANCAKES — Someone paid for a meal with a counterfeit bill.
    VARIOUS LOCATIONS — Officers responded to three wrecks Tuesday, one accident Sunday, four crashes Saturday, and eight wrecks Friday.

Georgia Southern University Police
    Reports unavailable due to holidays.

Georgia State Patrol Post 45
    During the week of Dec. 18-24, troopers investigated 18 crashes with nine reported injuries, and arrested three on DUI charges.
    Also, troopers issued the following: six citations and seven warnings for seatbelt violations; two citations and one warning for child restraint violations; 61 citations and 52 warnings for speeding.

Law Enforcement Agencies
    Brooklet Police Department — no calls.
    Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office — 15 calls.
    Candler County Sheriff’s Office — four calls.
    Claxton Police Department — two calls.
    Evans County Sheriff’s Office — no calls.
    Georgia State Patrol — seven calls.
    Georgia Southern University Police — no calls.
    Metter Police Department — four calls.
    Portal Police Department — no calls.
    Statesboro Police Department — 22 calls.

Fire Departments
    Bulloch County Fire Department — four calls.
    Statesboro Fire Department — four calls.
    Metter Fire Department — three calls.
    Evans County Fire & Rescue — one call.
    Georgia Forestry Commission/Evans — one call.

Emergency Medical Services
    Bulloch County EMS — one accident call, one fire call and 20 medical calls.
    Candler County EMS — one fire call, one first-responder call and six medical calls.
    Evans County EMS — one coroner call, one first responder call and nine medical calls.

Other Agencies
    911 hang-ups — 46 calls.
    Bulloch County Humane Enforcement — one call.
    Emanuel County 911 — one call.
    Tattnall County 911 — one call.
— compiled by Holli Deal Saxon