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.
▲ Arrests made Friday through Sunday will be published Tuesday. Arrests listed here were made the previous week.
➤ Candler County Sheriff’s Office
▲ Kenneth Lee Bowers, 56, Metter — reckless driving.
▲ Zachary Warren Heininger, 20, Savannah — reckless driving.
▲ Kyle Andrew Nicholson, 28, Claxton — first-degree forgery.
▲ Lewis Dean Martin Jr., 61, Eustis, Fla. — felony probation violation.
▲ Krystal Faye Collins, 32, Statesboro — felony probation violation.
➤ Brooklet Police Department
▲ Jerome Muhammed Preaster, 33, Dawne Drive, Statesboro — obstruction, loitering/prowling, giving false information, felony theft by shoplifting.
▲ Incidents occurring Friday through Sunday will be published Tuesday. Reports listed here reflect calls made the previous week.
➤ Statesboro Fire Department
▲ From March 18-24, firefighters responded to the following 26 calls:
▲ Five structure fires with no deaths or injuries (Gentilly Drive- kitchen fire; Misty Lane — wildfire destroying two outbuildings and a vehicle, damaging a mobile home; Burkhalter Road — outdoor shed destroyed; Highway 301 N. — assisted Bulloch County Fire, mobile home damaged; Foxlake Drive — kitchen fire.
▲ Firefighters also responded to a dumpster fire, an unauthorized debris fire, a vehicle fire, and two grass/brush fires. Other calls included 13 alarm calls and two vehicle accidents. Firefighters also participated in a Career Day exercise for local youth.
➤ Bulloch County Fire Department
▲ From March 21-29, firefighters responded to the following calls:
▲ Portal — three woods/grass fires and assisted with four structure fires.
▲ Register — assisted with three structure fires.
▲ Nevils — one woods/grass fire, one vehicle fire and assisted with three structure fires.
▲ Bay District — one vehicle fire and assisted with two structure fires.
▲ Stilson — two woods/grass fire, one fire alarm call and assisted with two structure fires.
▲ Brooklet — assisted with two structure fires.
▲ Leefield — one fire alarm call and assisted with one structure fire.
▲ Clito — one woods/grass fire and assisted with one structure fire.
➤ Brooklet Police Department
▲ Officers issued the following citations March 17-24: two for adult safety belt violations; three for failure to stop at stop sigh/yield sign; two for following too closely, and one for unlawful use of wireless device
▲ Officers also responded to two complaints of harassing phone calls.
➤ Candler County Sheriff’s Department
▲ HAYLOFT ROAD — Someone reported financial transaction card fraud and forgery,
▲ SHAMROCK ROAD — Deputies responded to a report of someone receiving harassing phone calls.
▲ HULSEY DRIVE — Someone reported a case of animal cruelty.
▲ GRICE ROAD — Deputies responded to a report of stalking.
➤ Register Police Department
▲ Officers issued the following citations last week; five citations for speeding, six citations for stop sign violations and three citations for holding a cell phone while driving.
➤ Metter Police Department
▲ FRED’S — Officers cited a person for shoplifting.
▲ EAST LILLIAN STREET — A domestic dispute involved accusations of simple battery.
▲ WEST LILLIAN STREET — Officers met with an animal control officer regarding a neglected animal.
▲ MARTIN LUTHER KING BOULEVARD/LEE STREET — Someone flagged down an officer to report criminal trespass, damage to property.
▲ SIMMONS STREET — Two officers performed a “knock and talk” to discuss a drug complaint involving marijuana.
▲ MICHAEL STREET — A domestic dispute involved property damage.
▲ SOUTH LEWIS STREET — An intoxicated man was arrested at Parker’s convenience store.
➤ Bulloch County Animal Shelter
▲ Animals received from rural areas — 21 adult dogs, one puppy, two adult cats.
▲ Animals received from City of Statesboro — one adult dog.
▲ Adopted from shelter — three adult dogs, two puppies, two adult cats and one kitten.
▲ Taken by rescue organizations — no animals.
▲ Reclaimed by owners — five dogs.
▲ Died at shelter — no animals.
▲ Dogs/cats euthanized — one adult cat (respiratory illness).
▲ Fees collected — $432
— compiled by Holli Deal Saxon