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Feb. 10

Police officer Zimmerman stopped to direct traffic around a cable truck stuck in the mud on West Clinton Street at 11:45 a.m.

Police officer Zimmerman and Sgt. Lovick directed traffic around a log truck that was broken down on Bill Conn Parkway at 12:10 p.m.

Feb. 11

Sheriff’s deputy Jenkins was dispatched to Pitts Chapel Road at 6:43 a.m. regarding a house fire. While en route, he was notified the fire had been extinguished. When he arrived, the resident reported an electrical outlet in her bedroom had started sparking, but that she had put out the fire.

Police officer Zimmerman was dispatched to a vacant home on Stone Brooke Drive at 4:13 p.m. regarding damage and theft of the air conditioning unit. He found that the unit had been taken apart and the coil removed. Pictures were taken and report filed with Capt. Sweet.

Police officer Garner was dispatched to a local gas station at 11:30 p.m. concerning damage to property. There he met with a man who said while he was inside the store paying for his gas, someone slashed the tire of his vehicle with a knife. He produced the knife blade he said he found when changing the tire.

Feb. 12

Sheriff’s deputy Hathaway was dispatched to Ethridge Road at 9 a.m. concerning harassing telephone calls. The resident said an unidentified male kept calling her house, but she couldn’t understand what he was saying. She said she was planning to get a phone that would have caller ID so she could get the number and report it if the calls continued.

Feb. 13

Police officer Farley was dispatched to Holmes Hawkins Drive at 7:15 a.m. in response to a call about damaged property. The resident said someone had written an inappropriate remark in the snow on her car, and that she thought her neighbors were involved. Farley went next door and made contact with four people under age 21 who appeared to have been drinking. He administered breath tests, and all were positive for alcohol, so they were issued citations for underage drinking.

Sheriff’s deputy Hathaway was dispatched to Wells Mobile Home Park at 12:12 p.m. in regard to a person cutting donuts in the snow in a red truck. He contacted the offender who said he was just having fun and didn’t think he was causing harm. The property owner complained that the vehicle had damaged the grass beneath the snow. She was advised to see the magistrate court judge if she wanted to seek civil damages. The truck driver was instructed to leave and not return.

Feb. 14

Sheriff’s deputy Graham was dispatched to County Line Road at 3 a.m. concerning a possible stolen vehicle. He was told that a man had taken a vehicle without permission. Graham made contact with the man and the vehicle owner. The owner did not want to press charges, but the driver was cited for having a suspended license.

Deputy Graham was dispatched to Morton Road at 6:47 a.m. in regard to a possible vehicle fire. When he arrived, Graham found that the driver had pushed the vehicle into a driveway. He said he didn’t need assistance, but he was stumbling, had slurred speech and smelled of alcohol. He tested positive for alcohol on a roadside breath test and was arrested. At the jail, the offender refused to take the state breath test and was charged with DUI.

Feb. 15

Police Sgt. Giltz was on patrol at 3 p.m. when he spotted a tractor-trailer with its flashers on stopped in the turning lane on West Clinton Street. He stopped to provide assistance, but he could not find the driver in the truck or nearby businesses. Several minutes later the driver returned and said he was trying to find I-75. Giltz warned him for impeding traffic and leaving his vehicle unattended and gave him directions to I-75.

Feb. 16

Police officer Zimmerman responded to a local business at 9:39 a.m. regarding harassing phone calls. The owner reported that a person she had interviewed for a job but declined to hire kept calling and coming by and annoying her employees. Zimmerman then called the woman and advised her not to contact the business again.

Sheriff’s deputy Pruitt met with a woman at the sheriff’s office at 6:14 p.m. who reported that her vehicle had been damaged as she was heading south on Ga. 11 toward Gray. She said a van ran over a piece of plywood in the road, causing it to fly up and strike her vehicle, scratching the roof, hood, grill, bumper and left front fender. Pruitt filled out a report documenting the damage.

Feb. 17

Deputy Pruitt was dispatched to North Robbie Drive at 3:50 p.m. in regard to an injured dog. The resident said she had let her dogs out about 2 p.m. and that when she let them back in 30 minutes later, she found that one had been shot and was bleeding. It had four small puncture wounds that may have been caused by a pellet gun, as she reported hearing no gun shots. She said she didn’t know who might have shot the dog, which she then took to a vet.

Police Sgt. McCollum was dispatched to a local motel at 10:14 p.m. in regard to an intoxicated person. There he found a man rolling around on the ground in the parking lot between two cars. He was scratched up, smelled of alcohol and was cursing. Sheriff’s deputy Douglas, who had arrived to help, was struck by the man as he flailed his arms trying to avoid assistance. He was handcuffed, checked by emergency medical personnel and taken to jail and charged with public drunkenness.

Police officer Middlebrooks was dispatched to a local fast food restaurant at 10:15 p.m. in regard to a damaged vehicle. The owner said while he was inside someone had struck his vehicle in the driver’s side and left the scene. Both the front and rear doors were damaged, and there were white scuff marks on the vehicle.
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