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Area Beat: March 13, 2015

Americus Fire and Emergency Services

• Firefighters responded to 53 calls for medical assistance.

• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Forrest Street. There was no fire.

• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Pecan Drive which was triggered by the occupant changing batteries.

• Firefighters responded to a structure fire on Byrd Street which is under investigation.

• Firefighters responded to a natural gas leak report on North Jackson Street. They found that the occupant had struck a gas line while digging to find the sewer line.

• Firefighters responded to Hancock Drive to a report of wires down. They found a cable line and removed it from the yard and street.

• Firefighters responded to U.S. Highway 280 West to a report of a gas odor. They found an odor similar to sewage in the structure and ventilated it.

• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at McGarrah Street and North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, at Highland Drive Extension and Sharon Drive, at Rucker Street and U.S. Highway 19 North, at Upper River Road and Ga. Highway 49 North, on South Lee Street, at U.S. Highways 280 West and 19 South, and on Hawkins Street.

• Firefighters responded to Bayhill Drive to a possible structure fire where they found a burning smell. Investigation showed an overheated A/C engine.

• Firefighters responded to a detector malfunction on Pecan Drive.

• Firefighters responded to a detector malfunction at the Windsor Hotel, 125 W. Lamar St.

• Firefighters responded to electrical problems on Ridge Street where they found multiple leaks throughout the structure.

• Firefighters assisted with lifting an individual on Belinda Circle.

• Firefighters responded to a power line down on Maple Street. They found a tree across a driveway and a damaged power box.

• Firefighters responded to Lorraine Avenue to a report of a burning odor. They found no hazards.

• Firefighters responded to a smoke scare on Manhattan Street where smoke had been reportedly coming from a vehicle’s vents.

• Firefighters responded to a gas spill on Crawford Street where they placed oil dry on a small spot.

• Firefighters responded to a possible structure fire on Prince Street where a light odor was coming from a/c units. No hazards were found.

• Firefighters responded to an alarm on East Furlow Street where they found an unattended pot left on the stove and smoke throughout the house.

• Firefighters responded to a report of a gas leak on West Church Street where they found a propane gas tank with a small leak.

• Firefighters stood by at Georgia Southwestern State University for a bonfire.

• Firefighters responded to a smoke odor on Elm Avenue where they noticed a strong burning smell from the water heater where they found a charred piece of plastic.

• Firefighters responded to a possible structure fire on Douglas Drive where they found a broken element on the stove.

Americus Police Department

Arrests

• Allan Barthell, 30, of 106 Sun Valley Drive, Americus is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and driving while unlicensed.

• Antwuan K. Brown, 19, of 1093-G Knollwood Drive, Americus is charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

• Travis M. Cooks, 27, of 114 Price St., Americus is charged with terroristic threats and acts and misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and was jailed.

• Lakendrick J. Davis, 29, of 255 Brookdale Drive, Americus was arrested on an outstanding warrant and is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and loitering and prowling, and was jailed.

• Larry D. Gandy, 63, of Shorterville is charged with driving while unlicensed.

• Erica S. Jackson, 35, of 1310 Second Montgomery St., Preston is charged with assault/battery and disorderly conduct.

• Tanikaya Jackson, 34, of 805 Douglas Drive, Americus is charged with assault/battery and disorderly conduct.

• Aaron E. Jeffords, 31, of 647 Ga. Highway 146 East, Americus is charged with DUI, and was jailed.

• Three juveniles were charged with theft by taking (bicycle), criminal trespass and misdemeanor criminal attempt on Fairfield Avenue.

• Keshawn D. Sampson, 18, of 310 E. Forsyth St., Americus is charged with terroristic threats and acts, and was jailed.

• Joe R. Sipe, 18, of 430 Forrest St., Americus is charged with simple assault, and was jailed.

• Martaveous K. Smith, 24, of 609 Walter Way, Americus is charged with loitering and possession of marijuana, and was jailed.

• Jeffery Waters, 34, of 426 New St., Americus is charged with aggravated assault.

Georgia State Patrol Post 10, Americus

Arrests

• Timothy R. Dial, 49, of Boynton Beach, Fla., is charged with DUI and failure to obey stop sign, and was jailed.

• Markus L. Wright, 31, of 128 Arch Helms Road, Americus is charged with speeding and driving while license is suspended or revoked, and was released on bond.

Plains Police Department

Arrests

• Shakayla N. Durham, 22, of 202 Schley St., Plains is charged with felony third-degree forgery, and was jailed.

• Reggie C. Jones, 18, of 140 Lonnie Lane, Apt. 217, Americus is charged with failure to obey stop sign, child or youth restraint not used properly and driving while license is suspended or revoked, and was released on bond.

• Rosalio Salvidar, 40, of 244 Loop Road, Plains is charged with misdemeanor driving without a valid license, and was released on bond.

Sumter County Fire and Rescue

• Firefighters responded to 32 calls for medical assistance.

• Firefighters responded to an alarm on U.S. Highway 280 East which was triggered by personnel sanding inside the building.

• Firefighters responded to a grass fire on Ed Stephens Road.

• Firefighters responded to a four-wheeler fire on West Ridgewood Drive.

• Firefighters responded to a woods fire on Ga. Highway 45 North which turned out to be a controlled burn.

• Firefighters responded to grass fire at Tommy Smith Road and U.S. Highway 280 East.

• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at U.S. Highway 280 East and Brickyard Road, at U.S. Highway East and Pryor Cobb Road, on Little Bear Branch Road, on Lamar Road, at Forest Park and Ga. Highway 45 South, at Upper River and Southland roads, at Tallent Store Road and Ga. Highway 30 West, and on Ga. Highway 49 South.

• Firefighters responded to West Main Street in Plains to a report of wires down. They blocked to street to secure the scene.

• Firefighters responded to Greystone Drive to a grass fire that burned about five acres.

• Firefighters responded to a vehicle fire on Briarwood Circle but “it turned out to be a bust.”

• Firefighters responded to a trash fire on Rainbow Terrace.

• Firefighters responded to responded to a structure fire on North Hunter Road but nothing was found.

• Firefighters went to a residence on Flintside Drive to check an individual’s blood pressure.

• Firefighters extinguished a grass fire on Jenkins Road.

• Firefighters responded to a fire on Tallent Store Road where they extinguished a grass fire and storage shed,

• Firefighters responded to a fire on Salter’s Mill Road where they extinguished an abandoned farm house and fire grass across the road.

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office

Arrests

• Michael J. Bozeman, 32, of 363 Arch Helms Road, Americus is charged with battery (Domestic Violence Act), and was jailed.

• Jamonte D. Brinkley, 18, of Tifton is charged with obstruction of law enforcement officer, and was jailed.

• Deshayndye K. Davis, 19, of Savannah is charged with criminal interference with government property, and was jailed.

• Pascual G. De La Cruz, 34, of 203-A Sun Valley Drive, Americus is charged with driving while unlicensed and knowingly driving motor vehicle on suspended, canceled or revoked registration, and was released on bond.

• Jose Durante-Cisneros, 24, of 298 Brady Road, Lot 37, Americus is charged with misdemeanor failure to appear for finger printable charge, and was jailed.

• S’Angelo L. Gulley, 18, of Albany is charged with obstruction of law enforcement officer and criminal interference with government property, and was jailed.

• Shannon K. Lewis, 29, of 211 Hosanna Circle, Americus is charged with DUI, and was released on bond.

• Warren C. Lewis, 21, of 110 Knollwood Drive, Apt. 2-J, Americus is charged with obstruction of law enforcement officer.

• Zachary G. Lynch, 36, of 110 Upper River Road, Americus is charged with felony theft by taking and parole violation, and was jailed.

• Todd Macon, 26, of 303 E. Glessner St., Apt. 9, Americus is charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and was jailed.

• Charles L. Maddox, 63, of 327 Forrest St., Americus is charged with public drunkenness, and was jailed.

• Felicits R. Maldonado, 38, of 12 Oglethorpe Ave., Americus is charged with failure to obey stop sign, child or youth restraint not used properly and driving while license is suspended or revoked, and was released on bond.

• Dawan L. Mann, 23, of 206 E. Rockhill Road, Americus is charged with criminal trespass, and was jailed.

• Florentine Martinez, 28, of 112 Lexington Circle, Americus is charged with driving while unlicensed, and was released on bond.

• Javoris T. May, 22, of Milledgeville is charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and was jailed.

• Marco Melchor, 25, of Sedalia, Mo., is charged with DUI and driving while unlicensed, and was jailed.

• Derrick R. Monroe, 26, of 108 Garden Lane, Americus is charged with felony failure to appear for a finger printable charge, and was jailed.

• Brittany M. O’Neal, 30, of Byron is charged with misdemeanor failure to appear for finger printable charge, and was jailed.

• Kevin W. Orr, 22, of 1151 Cobb Cheek Road, Cobb is charged with DUI and failure to maintain lane, and was jailed.

• Jessica A. Pack, 21, of 211 W. Main St., Plains was sentenced to serve 24 hours in jail.

• Octavius B. Polk, 25, of 1412 U.S. Highway 280 West, Lot C, Americus is charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked and felony to appear for finger printable charge, and was jailed.

• Ki’erra D. Roberts, 24, of 110 Foster St., DeSoto is charged with failure to yield right of way to vehicle, DUI and misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and was released on bond.

• Nia V. Robinson, 21, of 204 Bonneville Place, Americus is charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and was released on bond.

• Steven F. Rodriguez, 32, of Albany is charged with failure to maintain lane, too fast for conditions and DUI, and was jailed.

• Dyanta D, Samuels, 27, of Savannah is charged with interference with government property, and was jailed.

• Rashad R. Simmons, 25, of Augusta is charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and was jailed.

• Christopher T. Sims, 38, of 114 Pecan Circle, Plains is charged with probation violation, and was jailed.

• Chasmon D. Smith, 27, of 105 Norman Cole St., Americus is charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, obstruction of law enforcement officer, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine, theft by receiving stolen property and probation violation, and was jailed.

• Lee Smith, 21, of 105-G Sun Valley Drive, Americus is charged with felony failure to appear for a finger printable charge, and was jailed.

• Octavius D. Smith, 21, of Leesburg is charged with felony first-degree burglary, and jailed.

• Chandra D. Spires, 47, of 130 Mockingbird Drive, Americus is charged with obstruction of law enforcement officers, improper backing, failure to maintain lane, failure to have license on person, no proof of insurance, child or youth restraint used improperly, DUI, endangering a child by driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and open container, and was jailed.

• Ezekiel J. Taylor, 18, of Valdosta is charged with reckless conduct, and was jailed.

• Jeffrey D. Taylor, 21, of 144 Starlight Circle, Americus is charged with DUI, and was released on bond.

• Derrick M. Thomas, 34, of 202 Brookdale Drive, Americus is charged with DUI, and was released on bond.

• Jeremy M. Thomas, 31, of 515 Bessie Mays Circle, Americus is charged with misdemeanor failure to appear for a finger printable charge, and was jailed.

• Jamaine Torrence, 19, of Metter is charged with felony aggravated assault against law enforcement officer when engaged on official duty, and was jailed.

• Cameshia S. Trice, 30, of 806-A Fulton St., Americus is charged with probation violation, and was jailed.