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Police Report, 3-24-15: A woman was arrested after shoplifting 20 pairs of curtains valued at $273.
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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. 



Spencer Michelle Dutton, 23, Burkhalter Road — theft by shoplifting. 

Ronnie Venson, 53, Matthews Road — marijuana possession, loitering/prowling, obstruction.

Shakeeria R. Hughes, 21, University Village Apartments — suspended license, theft by conversion.

Reshawn Denald Garrett, 34, Pamela Way — suspended license, wanted person, giving false information.

Brandon Avery Williams, 22, Garfield Street — suspended license, failure to maintain lane.

Venetia Levetta Rhodes, 30, Gray Road, Waynesboro — theft by shoplifting.

Jasmine Nicole Harvey, 22, Rucker Lane — suspended license, speeding.

Crystal Marie Williams, 27, Johnson Street — driving without a valid license.

Stephanie Ann Bridges, 20, Fletcher Drive — possession of drug paraphernalia, defective taillight, marijuana possession.

Allen Michael Benton, 21, Benton Road, Pembroke — marijuana possession, obstruction, possession of a drug-related object.

John David Robinson, 27, Wigfall Road, Register — DUI, open container.

Demetrio Jose Ventura, 34, Lewis Lake Road — seat-belt violation, driving without a license.

Dedrick Rodriguez Mays, 30, Precious Circle, Brooklet — no proof of insurance, seat-belt violation, suspended license, wanted person, giving false information.

Amanda Renee Caruthers, 25, Hwy. 301 North — obstruction.

Fair Brown Patterson, 58, Hwy. 25 — suspended license.

Delton W. Devose, 42, Crabapple Court — no proof of insurance, suspended license.

Meredith Paige Pope, 27, Jackie Hart Road — suspended license, speeding.

Cory Alfonso Willis, 27, Seewee Road, Awendaw, SC — suspended license, speeding.

Carlette Laretha Bryant, 34, Bobby Donaldson Avenue — wanted person.

William Bridges Evans, 22, Legends Trace, McDonough — speeding, DUI.

Tiarra Kachet Jackson, 26, South Main Street — suspended license.

Melvin Bernard Ivey II, 26, Charleston Lane, Lawrenceville — defective headlight, suspended license.

William Kody Robbins, 23, Middleground Road, Savannah — battery.

Tony Anthony Johnson, 47, Rosemary Church Road, Metter — wanted person.

Bernal Drummer, 59, Banks Dairy Road — suspended license.


MIKELL STREET — (Wednesday, 1:30 a.m.) Police met with a woman at the hospital who said her boyfriend slammed her against a wall during an argument. Warrants were issued for both her and the man’s arrests.

STACK & STYLE SALON — (Friday, 10:04 a.m.) A woman reported the theft of several barber smocks, salon towels, an assortment of hair products, a salon trolley-cart table top, a box of hair foils, a pair of shears and a barber jar. The complainant said she suspects a former employee.

WAL-MART SUPERCENTER — (Friday, 1:19 p.m.) A woman was arrested for shoplifting window blinds, batteries, a potato peeler, a foot file and $200 worth of clothing.

    In a separate incident (Friday, 4:55 p.m.), a woman was arrested after shoplifting 20 pairs of curtains valued at $273, two sets of blinds worth $36, spray paint and supplies, a sewing machine bag and window hardware.

PAWN CITY/NORTHSIDE DRIVE EAST — (Thursday, 4:03 p.m.) A woman was arrested for pawning a computer she was renting from a home furnishing store.

NORTH MAIN STREET — (Friday, 10:35 p.m.) A woman told police a man she knows hit her, and another man fought with him, confronting him about the incident. The man who took up for her had to be taken to the hospital. Reports did not list details or the condition of the victim but listed the incident as an aggravated assault with a knife or cutting tool.

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS — (Sunday, 8:15 a.m.) Officers responded to a report of a suspicious package. The package, of which reports gave no details, was seized and slated for destruction.

HOWARD LUMBER — (Sunday 9:30 a.m.) A man reported the theft of about 2,000 pounds of assorted-gauge copper wire.

EAGLE VILLAS APARTMENTS — (Sunday, 8:25 a.m.) Police responded to a welfare check request from a woman concerned about her daughter’s safety. The daughter told police she had a physical altercation with her boyfriend, who was angry because her child was crying. Officers gave her information about warrant procedures.

PARKER’S ENDZONE — (Sunday, 3:26 a.m.) A man was arrested after involvement in a physical fight with a woman.

STILES INN — (Sunday, 3:23 p.m.) Two women told police they fought over a phone. Each said the other threw a chair at her, and one said the other hit her with a belt. Neither was arrested.



Jorge Felipe Castillo, 32, Fair Road — driving without a valid license.

Jasmine Durrant, 23, Statesboro Place Apartments — theft by deception.

Olivia Rolanda Durrence, 28, McBride Avenue, Lyons — possession of a schedule I controlled substance.

Stephen Patrick Howard, 36, Mosscreek Circle — felony theft by taking, felony theft by deception.

Guadalupe Vianey Ledesma, 20, Woodrum Place Apartments — obstruction.

Samuel Bruce Smith, 44, Cone Street, Brooklet — wanted person.

Jamey Daniel Borowski, 38, Yorktown Place — harassing phone calls, obstruction.

Timothy Levon Coleman, 20, Old Louisville Road, Millen — probation violation.

Jerry Allen Durrence, 41, Old River Road North — bench warrant.


HARVILLE ROAD — (Friday, 6 p.m.) A man told deputies a wrecker driver has driven down his lane twice, looking for someone who does not live there, and caused ruts to form in his driveway.

HWY. 301 SOUTH, REGISTER — (Saturday, 7 a.m.) A woman reported seeing a suspicious truck leave her neighbor’s house with her neighbor’s lawn mower. She knew her neighbor loaned his equipment often and did not suspect anything at the time, she said, but the neighbor later reported his lawn mower stolen.

BURKHALTER MOBILE HOME PARK — (Saturday, 9:39 p.m.) A woman told deputies a man argued with her and struck her in the face. Another man picked up a two-by-four and came to her defense after hearing the offender threaten to beat the victim. Stories were conflicting, and no one was arrested.

CODY LANE/BROOKLET — (Saturday, 11:29 p.m.) Deputies responding to a loud music call were met with resistance from a woman who did not want to give her identification. Several men came to the door behind her, yelling at deputies to leave and stating the woman was not going to give them her ID. The deputies said the offenders “blinded them” with camera LED lights while video-recording the incident. A man was cited for disorderly house after deputies learned that there have been five complaints about loud music, and they arrested the woman on obstruction charges after she was uncooperative and gave them differing answers as to whether she lived there.

NEWTON’S MOBILE HOME PARK — (Saturday, 11 p.m.) A woman said she asked neighbors to turn down loud music, and they cursed and threatened her. She returned home and was petting a visiting dog when someone struck her in the head from behind and kicked her in the stomach. She waived prosecution but wanted a report done.

ELDORA ROAD/ELLABELL — (Monday, 12:01 a.m.) A man told deputies a tenant who rents from him adjacent to his home has been trying to help another man and a woman pay off their “dope debt.” He told deputies the tenant had been kidnapped by the dope dealers, who called him to pick up the tenant in a park in Springfield. The complainant told deputies the tenant refused to talk to law enforcement about the issue. Deputies advised him to contact Effingham County law enforcement because the alleged incident occurred there.



 Officers issued 10 traffic citations Friday through Sunday.


Officers issued seven warnings and assisted three motorists Friday through Sunday.

FOREST DRIVE — (Wednesday, 9 a.m.) Officers found a man lying on the ground, suffering from head wounds. He was airlifted to a Savannah hospital after being identified via a bracelet that listed his name and his son’s contact information. He could not talk, and reports did not list how he was injured.

WATSON PODS — (Wednesday, 5 p.m.) A man reported being the victim of a scam in which he was sent a fraudulent check and was asked to send back part of the sum. He deposited the check, sent the money and later found the check was no good.


The post reported the following activity during the weeks of March 9–22:


Troopers issued 73 traffic citations.

Christopher Lee Peebles, 28, Hwy. 119 South, Guyton — DUI (two counts), failure to maintain lane, child seat-belt violation.

Ashley Nicole Farrer, 27, Hwy. 119 South, Guyton — DUI.

April Paige Elliott, 33, English Oaks Boulevard — DUI, suspended license, hit and run/leaving the scene of an accident, failure to maintain lane.

Thalathia Jerald Youmans, 39, Dogwood Avenue, Claxton — DUI, suspended license, no proof of insurance.

Rhonda Jean Morgan, 52, Hwy. 298, Soperton — DUI, failure to maintain lane, following too closely.

Alicia Jean Braswell, 43, Hwy. 119, Ellabell — DUI, expired license, failure to maintain lane.

Mitchell Garrett Sapp, 24, no street address listed, Pembroke — DUI, speeding, open container, endangering a child while DUI.


Troopers issued 108 traffic warnings and investigated 50 crashes.


Law Enforcement Reports

Central 911 dispatchers issued the following calls Friday through Sunday:

Brooklet Police Department — one call Friday, one call Saturday and one call Sunday.

Bulloch County Sheriff’s Department — 19 calls Friday, 27 calls Saturday and 20 calls Sunday.

Candler County Sheriff’s Department — one call Friday, four calls Saturday and one call Sunday.

Claxton Police Department — one call Saturday and two calls Sunday.

Evans County Sheriff’s Department — three calls Friday, one call Saturday and four calls Sunday.

Georgia State Patrol — three calls Friday, five calls Saturday and five calls Sunday.

Georgia Southern University Police — two calls Friday.

Metter Police Department — six calls Friday, two calls Saturday and four calls Sunday.

Portal Police Department — one call Sunday.

Statesboro Police Department — 24 calls Friday, 27 calls Saturday and one call Sunday.

Fire Department Reports

Central 911 dispatchers issued the following calls Friday through Sunday:

Bulloch County Volunteer Firefighters — one call Friday, two calls Saturday and one call Sunday.

Statesboro Fire Department — one call Friday and one call Sunday.

Metter Fire Department — one call Friday, two calls Saturday and one call Sunday.

Emergency Medical Service Reports

Central 911 dispatchers issued the following calls Friday through Sunday:

Bulloch County EMS — three accident calls, five first-responder calls  and 26 medical calls Friday; four accident calls, five first-responder calls and 27 medical calls Saturday; and 19 medical calls Sunday.

Candler County EMS — one medical call Friday, 10 medical calls Saturday and three medical calls Sunday.

Evans County EMS — one first-responder call and four medical calls Friday, nine medical calls Saturday and five medical calls Sunday.

Other Agencies

Central 911 dispatchers also routed the following calls Friday: 64 hang-up calls, two calls to Air Evac, one call to Bryan County 911, one call to Bulloch County Humane Enforcement, two calls to Emanuel County 911, one call to Tattnall County 911 and one call to Chatham County 911. 

Central 911 dispatchers also routed the following calls Saturday: 62 hang-up calls, three calls to Air Evac, one call to Effingham County 911, one call to Emanuel County 911, two calls to Tattnall County 911 and one call to Toombs County 911.

Central 911 dispatchers also routed the following calls Sunday: 56 hang-up calls, one call to Emanuel County 911 and one call to Tattnall County 911.

— compiled by Holli Deal Saxon