Officer Zimmerman was flagged down by a subject at a business on West Clinton Street. The subject gave a description of a vehicle that he said ran him off of the road and was maneuvering recklessly. The officer attempted to make contact with the vehicle in question but had negative contact. He advised the complainant that he would continue to look out for the vehicle.
Deputy Evans responded to assist Officer Hunnicutt regarding a report of a stolen bicycle on Highway 18 East. The deputy made contact with the subject on the bicycle and noticed a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage. The subject was unsteady on his feet and resisted the deputy’s attempt to place him into handcuffs. The subject tested positive for alcohol on a roadside test and was issued a citation for public drunkenness and turned over to jail officials. The bicycle owner did not wish to press charges for the theft.
Officer Lovick responded to a shoplifting call at a business on Bill Conn Parkway. The complainant said she witnessed the offender stealing a bottle of weed killer. She showed the officer surveillance video of the theft occurring. The officer determined the identity of the offender, but an initial attempt to make contact with him was unsuccessful.
Officer Zimmerman observed a vehicle parked in the roadway at East Clinton Street without its emergency flashers activated. No one was near the vehicle, and the owner of the neighboring residence did not know who owned the vehicle. A bottle of liquor was found on the ground and two open containers of beer were visible inside the vehicle. A wrecker was called to the scene to tow the vehicle.
Sgt. McCollum and Deputy Hunt responded to a local school in reference to criminal trespassing. The complainant said that four subjects from Wilkinson County attempted to enter the school from the rear of one of the buildings. The subjects said they were at the school to visit the track coach, but they did not know the name of the coach. Hunt transported the subjects to the jail to further investigate the matter. McCollum picked up another subject, who had been with the other four, on Bill Conn Parkway and turned him over to Hunt.
Sgt. McCollum was flagged down at a local school in reference to trespassing. The complainant said that several subjects in the parking lot were not students at the school. Three subjects were contacted and placed under arrest for criminal trespassing and transported to the jail. The complainant said that the incident was based on students from Baldwin, Twiggs, and Wilkinson counties wanting to fight students from Jones County.
Sgt. McCollum responded to a business on West Clinton Street where the complainant said a subject took two DVDs into the restroom. As the sergeant spoke with the complainant, he noticed the subject attempt to leave the store. The sergeant made contact with the subject in the parking lot and asked him about the DVDs, which he produced from his pocket. The offender was banned from the store, issued a citation, and released.
Deputy Beard noticed a driver whom he knew to have a suspended license traveling on Griswoldville Road. He initiated a traffic stop and confirmed that her license was suspended before issuing her a citation and releasing her to a licensed driver.
Deputy Beard initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling on Shurling Drive with a busted windshield. He spoke with the driver and noticed the smell of an alcoholic beverage. The driver tested positive for alcohol on a roadside test and was placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI. The subject was transported to the LEC, where he gave a blood-alcohol reading of .083 grams and was charged with DUI.
Deputy Beard initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling on Tanner Terrace without a tag displayed. The driver showed that he had a temporary tag displayed, but because of the window tint, it could not be seen. The driver appeared nervous while speaking to the deputy. The deputy requested a weapons search, which resulted in recovery of a bag of marijuana from the subject. He was placed under arrest for possession of marijuana-less than one ounce. Other drug paraphernalia was recovered from the vehicle.
Officer Lovick spoke with a complainant at the police department in reference to a theft. The complainant said that he got a phone call that the Older American’s Council building did not have power. He said that he checked the building and noticed the power meter was missing. He said he was not sure when the theft occurred.
Sgt. Garner was dispatched to Cleveland Street in reference to an intoxicated person. The complainant advised that the subject came by his house drunk and left. The sergeant checked the area, but had negative contact with the subject.
Officer Giltz was dispatched to West Clinton Street in reference to criminal trespassing. The complainant said that he arrived at the vacant business to retrieve something when he noticed that the front door had been pried open. He said nothing appeared to be missing, but the building was not able to be secured due to the damage. Sgt. Simpson helped the complainant secure the door with a chain until the business owner could be notified.