Americus Times-Recorder, Americus, Georgia

Area Beat

January 9, 2013

Area Beat: January 8, 2013

AMERICUS — Americus Fire and Emergency Services

• Firefighters responded to an unintentional alarm on Vista Drive.

• Firefighters responded to an electrical problem on East Forsyth Street.

• Firefighters assisted EMS on three calls.

Americus Police Department

Arrests

• Hakeem D. Barthell, 17, of 302 Mayo St., Americus is charged with obstructing or hindering law enforcement officers, and was jailed.

• Brandon K. Douglas, 20, of 2008 Armory Drive, Americus is charged with speeding, failure to have license on person, possession of marijuana and obstruction of law enforcement officers ,and was jailed.

• Benjamin Reddick, 52, of 158 Blacksmith Road, DeSoto is charged with theft by shoplifting ,and was jailed.

• Marquis C. Smith, 28, of 144 Ga. Highway 308, Plains is charged with disorderly conduct, obstructing or hindering law enforcement officers and terrorist threats and acts, and was jailed.

Incidents

• Theft by taking was reported on Brannan Avenue where electric carpentry tools were taken.

• Forgery was reported on East Forsyth Street.

• Criminal trespass was reported on Hudson Street.

• Theft by shoplifting was reported at Wal-mart on East Lamar Street.

• Burglary was reported on Horton Drive where an iPad was taken.

• Burglary was reported on West Church Street where a laptop computer was taken.

• Entering an auto was reported on Elm Avenue where a purse containing personal belongings and identification cards was taken.

• Criminal trespass was reported on East Lamar Street.

• Burglary was reported on Winn Street where a stove was taken.

• Entering an auto was reported on Church Street where an iPad and an iPod were taken.

• Entering an auto was reported on Elm Avenue where two shotguns valued at $500 each were taken.

• Hit and run was reported on East Hill Street.

• Burglary was reported on Bozeman Circle where a DVD player and CD player were taken.

Georgia State Patrol, Post 10

Arrest

• Ra’shad C. Maxwell, 32, of 109 Shady Lane, Americus is charged with excessive volume from radio within a motor vehicle, and was jailed.

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