Deputy Davis noticed a vehicle pass in a no-passing zone on Highway 49. He followed the vehicle and observed it to be traveling around 70 mph and failing to maintain its lane. The deputy initiated a traffic stop and immediately noticed a strong odor of alcoholic beverage emitting from the vehicle. Deputy Jackson arrived on the scene and administered a field sobriety test, which the driver failed. The offender was placed under arrest and transported to the LEC, where he gave a blood-alcohol reading of .161 grams and was charged with failure to maintain lane and DUI.
Deputy Allen was dispatched to Bethune Downs Court in reference to criminal trespassing. The complainant said that he noticed both the cover to the power meter and the power meter had been taken off of the power box at the side of a residence he owns. Both were found on the ground near the residence. The complainant knew of no possible suspects.
Officer Zimmerman was dispatched to Autumn Ridge Trail in reference to harassment. The complainant said that she had been receiving phone calls from an unknown person, and the caller would whisper before hanging up. She said she also received a couple of pieces of mail in recent days that had been tampered with. The complainant informed the officer of the phone number and any possible suspects.
Officer Zimmerman responded to a business on West Clinton Street in reference to shoplifting. The complainant said two subjects had been in the store, one known and one unknown. The subjects had purchased cigarettes and cigars and were standing around, when the unknown subject grabbed a 12-pack of beer that another customer was attempting to purchase and ran out of the store with it. The known subject followed. The complainant advised the officer of the identity of the known subject.
Sgt. Giltz was dispatched to a business on Atlanta Road in reference to suspicious behavior. The complainant said a man had come into the store loudly speaking satanic language. The man had since gone. The complainant was advised to call the police if he returned and that extra patrols would be carried out in the area.
Officer Zimmerman responded to a business on West Clinton Street in reference to theft by taking. The complainant said that a unknown man store her wallet out of her buggy while she was in one of the checkout lanes. The complainant said she saw the man exit the store with her wallet and gave the officer a description of him. While speaking with the victim, someone approached and advised that she found the wallet in the parking lot. There was no cash in the wallet to begin with, and everything else appeared to be there. The officer filed a report and intended to continue looking for the suspect.
Deputy Davis was patrolling Gray Highway when he noticed failing to maintain its lane. After the deputy initiated a traffic stop, the vehicle continued for about a mile before stopping. The deputy noticed the smell of alcoholic beverage upon speaking with the driver. The driver submitted to a roadside alcohol test and a field sobriety test and failed both. She was placed under arrest and transported to the LEC, where she gave a blood-alcohol reading of .102 grams. The offender was charged with failure to maintain lane and DUI.
Officer Zimmerman and Sgt. Simpson responded to Dixie Street in reference to the removal of a subject. The complainant and the offender both smelled of alcoholic beverage and admitted they had been drinking. The complainant said that the offender was very drunk and cursing, and he wanted her to leave. The offender said that the complainant was mad because she did not fix his plate first, which led to an argument. Deputy Jones arrived on the scene, and was advised of the situation, before Zimmerman and Simpson returned on patrol.
Officer Giltz responded to a gas station on West Clinton Street in reference to harassing phone calls. The complainant said that a man called twice, who was cursing and stating that the station had bad gas, and he was going to send them a repair bill for damage that had been done to his vehicle due to the gas. The officer obtained the offender’s phone number and attempted to contact him, but had negative contact.
Officer Hunnicutt responded to a local school in reference to theft by taking. The complainant said that unknown offenders had broken into his classroom, broken a lock on a filing cabinet, and stolen somewhere between $60 and $70. The complainant said that he saw two students around the classroom that had no business being there, and he thought one of them might be the offender. The complainant gave descriptions of the students, who were unable to be contacted at the time.