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Police report, 8/11/19
Dogs /cats euthanized at animal shelter — two adult dogs (medical issues/no rescue available); two cats and two kittens (upper respiratory illness and no rescue available).
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Note:  Arrest information, including spelling of names and addresses, is taken from Bulloch County Jail reports. Incident information comes from reports by agencies indicated. These are public records available for review at the respective local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.


▲ Arrests listed here occurred the previous week.

➤ Portal Police Department

▲ Benjamin Michael Lanier, 24, North Grady Street, Portal — felony probation violation.

➤ Candler County Sheriff’s Office

▲ Fuentes Esquivel, 19, Metter — driving while unlicensed.

▲ James Nicholas Hooks, 26, Claxton — wanted person.

▲ Phillip Edward Phillips. 36, Metter — wanted person.

▲ Chaunte Renard Smith, 37, Metter — simple battery.

▲ James Nicholas Walsh, 23, Reidsville — terroristic threats.

▲ Joseph Freeman, age unavailable, Brunswick — wanted person.

➤ Evans County Sheriff’s Office

▲ Reports were not received.

➤ Brooklet Police Department

▲ Erica Michele Queen, 45, Duluth Highway, Duluth — DUI/less safe, open container, failure to maintain lane, impeding traffic flow.

▲ Benjamin Smith, 38, Troy Street, Brooklet — public intoxication.


▲ Incidents listed here occurred the previous week.

➤ Statesboro Fire Department

▲ During the week of July 29-Aug.4, firefighters responded to 16 calls, including the following: two grass/brush fires, a permitted burn, two vehicle fires, two electrical issues and a miscellaneous fire call.

▲ Also, six fire alarms, a vehicle crash cleanup, and a hazardous materials (smell of gas) call.

➤ Bulloch County Fire Department

▲ Between Aug. 2-9, firefighters responded to the following calls:

▲ Portal — one structure fire, one agency assist/structure fire, three brush/grass fires. 

▲ Register — one structure fire, one grass/brush fire, one rescue call.    

▲ Nevils — one agency assist/structure fire. 

▲ Bay District — one vehicle fire.  

▲ Stilson — no calls.

▲ Brooklet — one rescue call, one vehicle fire.

▲ Leefield — one brush/grass fire. 

▲ Clito — one brush/grass fire.


➤ Brooklet Police Department

▲ Last week officers made two arrests; one for DUI and one for public intoxication. They also issued the following citations: one expired tag, one failure to yield, three texting while driving, one failure to signal turn, one impeding traffic flow, one failure to maintain lane, one DUI and one public intoxication.

➤ Register Police Department

▲ Officers issued one speeding citation last week.

➤ Portal Police Department

▲ Reports not received.

➤ Metter Police Department

▲ SMITH STREET — Officers responded to and investigated a reported burglary and aggravated assault.

▲ BURLAP AND LACE ANTIQUES — Someone reported a stalking and domestic incident.

▲ MICHAEL STREET — Police responded to a reported simple battery incident.

▲ CENTRAL AVENUE — someone called police about a simple battery complaint.

▲ LEWIS STREET/CLIFTONS — Someone reported a civil matter and disorderly conduct.

➤ Candler County Sheriff’s Office

▲ ROSEMARY CHURCH ROAD — Someone reported a theft.

▲ CHESTNUT STREET — Deputies responded to a report of criminal damage to property.

▲ HIGHWAY 46 EAST — Someone reported a burglary.

▲ HIGHWAY 129 — Deputies responded to a report of criminal trespass.

▲ UNION ROAD — Someone reported another person interfered with an emergency 911 call.

➤ Bulloch County Animal Shelter

▲ Animals received from rural areas — 16 adult dogs, one adult cat and six kittens.

▲ Animals received from City of Statesboro — three adult dogs, one adult cat and two kittens.

▲ Adopted from shelter — three adult dogs and two kittens.

▲ Taken by rescue organizations — no animals.

▲ Reclaimed by owners — six adult dogs.

▲ Died at shelter — two adult cats.

▲ Dogs /cats euthanized — two adult dogs (medical issues/no rescue available); two cats and two kittens (upper respiratory illness and no rescue available).        

▲ Fees collected — $293.  

— compiled by Holli Deal Saxon