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Police report, 9/18/19
A person damaged display balloons in front of an apartment complex and then ran inside a nearby residence. Police were unable to locate the offender.
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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

▲ Joseph Aaron Bryant, 33, Leggett Street, Broxton — felony probation violation.

▲ Jack Nicholoas Ross, 20, Shotwell Court, Woodstock — probation violation.

▲ Ryan Peyton Southon, 29, Highway 17, Brunswick — bench warrant.

➤ Statesboro Police Department

▲ Brendyn Laroy Carter, 22, Highway 80 East — murder.

▲ Thomas Isreal Cooper, 20, Brittany Lane, Sylvania — murder, possession of a firearm or knife during commission of a felony.

▲ Hoves Ezekial Jones, 17, Harris Trail, Richmond Hill — false imprisonment, battery/family violence.

▲ Sarah Marie Mattix, 21, Basswood Court, Marietta — hit-and-run.

▲ Joseph Ashton Ketchup, 24, Old River Road North — suspended license, failure to yield.

▲ Ralph Vanburen Zipperer, 22, Nevils-Daisy Road — too fast for conditions, DUI/less safe, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.

➤ Georgia State Patrol Post 45

▲ Joshua Deontez Lanier, 31, Foss Street — giving false information, probation violation.

➤ Georgia Southern University Police

▲ Caleb Tyrese Simmons, 20, Green Hedge Drive, Stone Mountain — four counts of financial transaction card fraud.


➤ Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office

▲ BRACK ROAD/METTER PORTAL HIGHWAY — A person called deputies about an incident involving battery, robbery and other suspicious things, but then declined to press charges and signed a waiver of prosecution, reports stated.

➤ Statesboro Police Department

▲ COWBOYS BAR — A man reported the theft of a bicycle.

▲ WILDWOOD VILLAS — During a domestic dispute, one person struck the other with a gun.

▲ NORTHSIDE DRIVE EAST — A woman who had been banned from a store in the Statesboro Mall area returned and was arrested on charges of criminal trespass.

▲ RENAISSANCE APARTMENTS — A person damaged display balloons in front of the apartments and then ran inside a nearby residence. Police were unable to locate the offender.

▲ CANCUN COURT — Officers responded to a disturbance between two people.

▲ SOUTH MAIN STREET — After responding to an anonymous call about an altercation, police arrested a suspect on false imprisonment and battery charges.

➤ Georgia Southern University Police

▲ Officers issued two traffic citations and one traffic warning and assisted five motorists Monday. 

▲ E LOT — Someone reported property damage.

▲ EAGLE VILLAGE — A person was not charged but instead judicially referred to university authorities regarding an alcohol violation.

▲ CENTENNIAL PLACE — Officers are investigating a report of harassing communications.


➤ Law Enforcement Agencies

▲ Brooklet Police Department — one call.

▲ Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office — 28 calls.

▲ Candler County Sheriff’s Office — one call.

▲ Claxton Police Department — one call.

▲ Evans County Sheriff’s Department — four calls.

▲ Georgia State Patrol — eight calls.

▲ Georgia Southern University Police — two calls.

▲ Metter Police Department — three calls.

▲ Portal Police Department — one call.

▲ Statesboro Police Department — 32 calls.


➤ Fire Departments

▲ Bulloch County Fire Department — three calls.

▲ Statesboro Fire Department — four calls.

▲ Metter Fire Department — one call.


➤ Emergency Medical Services

▲ Bulloch County EMS — two accident calls, one fire call, four first-responder calls and 26 medical calls.

▲ Candler County EMS — one fire call and five medical calls.

▲ Evans County 911 — seven medical calls.

➤ Calls to Other Agencies

▲ 911 hang-ups — 52 calls.

▲ Air Evac — one call.

▲ Excelsior EMC — two calls.

▲ Georgia Power — one call.

▲ Tattnall County 911 — one call.

▲ Bibb County 911 — one call.

▲ Emergency medical dispatches — 12 calls.

— compiled by Holli Deal Saxon