Deputy Humphries responded to a business on Gray Highway in reference to a vehicle blocking an entrance way. The deputy found the driver of the vehicle to be passed out or asleep. The driver was awakened, and his license was found to be suspended for DUI. The driver admitted to having recently consumed alcohol and submitted to a roadside alcohol test, which he failed. The deputy found several open containers of liquor in the vehicle. The offender was placed under arrest and transported to the LEC, where he gave a blood-alcohol reading of .273 and was charged with DUI and other traffic offenses.
Officer Farley responded to a business on West Clinton Street in reference to a possible burglary. The complainant said that she opened the business and found the cash register lying open and broken on the floor. A window to the business was also open. The business appeared to have been ransacked, as drawers were open, and items were thrown about. Captain Sweet took pictures and fingerprints from the scene.
Officer Peacock was summoned by Captain Earl Humphries to a local business. Sheriff Reese advised that a man was inside who had an active warrant for his arrest. Peacock attempted to place the offender under arrest. After a brief struggle, the offender was obtained and transported to the jail.
Officer Hunnicutt observed a vehicle traveling 65 mph in a 45-mph zone. The officer initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and immediately noticed that the driver showed signs of intoxication. The smell of alcoholic beverage also emitted from the interior of the vehicle. The driver submitted to a field sobriety test, as well as a roadside alcohol test, which was submitted by Sgt. Garner. She failed both. An open container was also found in the vehicle. The driver was placed under arrest and transported to the LEC, where she failed to give a sufficient blood-alcohol sample. She was cited for DUI, DUI—less safe, open container, and speeding, and her vehicle was towed.
Deputy Clark responded to East Virginia Lane in reference to suspicious activity. The complainant said that she noticed that a screen on her residence appeared to be off-track. She found an open knife lying on the ground next to it. There were no prints on the knife. The complainant was advised to contact the sheriff’s office if she noticed anyone suspicious around her residence.
Deputy Davis responded to Slocumb Lane in reference to a fight. The deputy observed a black male carrying a golf club who ran into the woods when he noticed the deputy coming. The deputy chased the offender into some briers and placed him under arrest. The offender had previously run from Lt. Johnson and Deputy Beard and gotten away. Witness statements regarding the fight had previously been taken.
Officer Hunnicutt responded to Woodland Drive in reference to a possible theft. The complainant advised that he saw what he thought were two white male juveniles take a bicycle from the yard of a neighboring residence. The complainant provided descriptions of both of the suspects. The office checked the area and had no contact with them. The homeowner was notified and said she was not aware of any bicycles missing from her yard. A request for extra patrols was put in for that area.
Deputy Miller was dispatched to Highway 49 in reference to a possible drunk driver. The deputy observed the vehicle in question failing to maintain its lane, and he initiated a traffic stop. The deputy noticed the smell of alcoholic beverage coming from the driver, who admitted to drinking a couple of beers. Deputy Moseley arrived and conducted a field sobriety test, which the driver failed. The driver was placed under arrest and transported to the LEC, where he gave a blood-alcohol reading of .101 grams. The offender was issued citations for failure to maintain lane and DUI, and his vehicle was towed.
Deputy Evans was dispatched to the area of Eatonton Highway and Homer Childs Road in reference to a vehicle in the ditch. Upon finding the vehicle and speaking with the driver, the deputy noticed the smell of alcohol beverage coming from her person. The driver said she missed the turn onto Roosevelt Road. She said she had been drinking wine earlier. She tested positive for alcohol on a roadside test and was placed under arrest. Her license was also found to be suspended, and her tag showed no valid insurance. The vehicle was towed, and the offender was transported to the LEC, where she gave a blood-alcohol reading of .127 grams. She was charged with DUI, driving while license suspended, no proof of insurance, and failure to maintain lane.
Officer Zimmerman was dispatched to a business on West Clinton Street in reference to harassment. The complainant advised that the offender walked past her in the parking lot and called her an obscenity. The complainant said she had already filed a previous report against the offender. The officer contacted the offender at her residence. The offender said the complainant was looking at her and admitted to calling the complainant an obscenity.
Deputy Clark observed a vehicle failing to maintain its lane on Highway 49. He initiated a traffic stop and noticed the odor of alcohol beverage emitting from the driver. The driver admitted to recently drinking six beers. He tested positive on a roadside alcohol test and was placed under arrest. At the LEC, the driver gave a blood-alcohol reading of .208 grams. He was charged with DUI, driving while license suspended, and failure to maintain lane.
Sgt. Simpson responded to a lookout for a tractor-trailer in reference to speeding and improper passing on Gray Highway. He noticed the vehicle in question and initiated a traffic stop. The officer advised the driver of why he had been pulled over. The driver said two vehicles would not let him pass them. The driver was given a verbal warning and sent on his way.
Deputy Humphries observed a vehicle run a stop sign at the intersection of Railroad Street and Bill Conn Parkway. The driver then passed on a double-yellow line. The deputy initiated a traffic stop. The driver said he did not see any stop sign. He refused to sign his citations and was placed under arrest and transported to the LEC to post a bond on the citations.
Officer Zimmerman responded to a business on West Clinton Street in reference to harassment. The complainant said that a white male frequently comes into the business and sits down with her while she is there. He makes remarks that could be taken in a sexual manner. The complainant said that she wished to be left alone by him. She was advised to contact the police if he approached her again.
Sgt. Simpson was dispatched to Childs Street in reference to a fight. On his way, he was advised that the offenders were leaving the area headed toward East Clinton Street. The sergeant spotted the offenders’ vehicle and initiated a traffic stop on Highway 22. The driver and passenger said they had gotten into a verbal dispute. While speaking with them, the sergeant noticed the odor of alcoholic beverage. The driver said he had been drinking and was under the age of 21. The driver tested positive for alcohol on a roadside test and was placed under arrest. Officer Giltz arrived on the scene and assisted in finding marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. The passenger said it belonged to both her and the driver. Open containers of alcohol were also discovered in the vehicle. The driver and the passenger were both taken to the LEC. The driver gave a blood-alcohol reading of .127 grams and was charged with DUI, possession of marijuana—less than one ounce, and possession of alcohol—under age 21, as well as open container violation. The passenger was cited for possession of marijuana and open container.
Deputy Evans was assisted Sgt. Simpson on Highway 22 when he noticed a truck pull up to the scene. The driver exited the vehicle and said he was the father of the subject who was being questioned. The subject was told to wait by his vehicle, and he became verbally abusive. Evans checked the subject’s license and found that it had been suspended. Two open containers were found in his vehicle. The subject submitted to a roadside alcohol test, which he failed. The offender’s vehicle was towed and he was placed under arrest and transported to the sheriff’s office. He gave a blood-alcohol reading of .115 grams and was charged with DUI, driving while license suspended, open container, and disorderly conduct.
Sgt. Garner responded to Pinewood Drive in reference to suspicious activity. The complainant advised that someone came to her front door and shook the handle. She had no idea who it might have been. The sergeant said extra patrols would be carried out in the area throughout the evening.