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Area Beat” Nov. 4, 2015

Americus Fire and Emergency Services

• Firefighters responded to 56 calls for emergency assistance.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Sweet Avenue which was activated by someone working on the sprinkler system.
• Firefighters responded to s structure fire on Barlow Street where a contractor working on the house installing roofing, and had unknowingly caught the attic on fire.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on North Jackson Street.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on South Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on South Lee Street. There was no fire but the system had been worked on earlier in the day.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Wheatley Street. There was no fire.
• Firefighters visited a school on Valley Drive and read to the students and gave a safety presentation.
• Firefighters responded to Taylor and Furlow streets to a report of a spill. They found several areas of colorless, odorless substance in the roadway but no hazards.
• Firefighters responded to Cherokee Street to a possible structure fire. The occupant told them there was heavy smoke and a strong smell coming from the kitchen area. After investigating, they found that a washer machine belt had burned.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on South Lee Street that was accidentally triggered.
• Firefighters stood by for football games at Americus-Sumter High School and Southland Academy.
• Firefighters responded to East Furlow Street to a report of a fire in a greenhouse. Occupants said a pressure washer was low on oil and was smoking.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Harrold Avenue which was triggered by accident.
• Firefighters responded to a carbon monoxide alarm on Academy Street. No hazards were found.
• Firefighters responded to Tripp and Parker streets to a report of a smoking power pole. They found no smoke or fire but found a singed, dead squirrel on the ground underneath a transformer.
• Firefighters responded to Wildwood Circle to assist someone who was locked out of their residence.
• Firefighters conducted a fire safety presentation at Furlow Charter School, 300 Cherokee St.
• Firefighters responded to West Lamar Street to a report of someone stuck in an elevator; it was a false alarm.
• Firefighters responded to a structure fire on Second Montgomery Street. They found the origin in the kitchen. They extinguished the fire, ventilated the structure and performed salvage and overhaul.
• Firefighters read to students at Southland Academy.
• Firefighters responded to Second Montgomery Street to a possible rekindle of a previous fire. They found a small amount of insulation in the attic smoldering. They extinguished the embers.
• Firefighters performed smoke detector detail on Park Row and Lafayette Street.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Sharon Circle. It was a system malfunction.
• Firefighters responded to Sun Valley Drive to a report of a tree on power lines. They found a limb resting on the power lines, arcing. Georgia Power was summoned.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on North Dudley Street. They found light smoke coming from the structure. A worker told them a fire extinguisher had been activated.
• Firefighters provided assistance at the Special Olympics at Georgia Southwestern State University.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Park Row Extension. The occupant told them she had left a bag on the stove and turned the stove on.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on East Lamar Street.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Country Club Drive which was triggered by the occupant changing the battery.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on East Forsyth Street caused by a faulty detector.

Americus Police Department

Arrests
• Dominique A. Banks of 105 Larkspur Lane, Americus is charged with failure to stop at a stop sign, seat belt violation and  possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and was jailed.
• Biannca N. Cooper, 23, of 869 Middle River Road, Americus is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and was released on bond.
• Irene Cross, 47, of 314-B Forrest St., Americus is charged with disorderly conduct, and was released after time served.
• William B. Daniel of 1708 Lafayette St., Americus is charged with failure to stop at a stop sign.
• Dominique S. Deriso, 21, of 1109-A Oglethorpe Ave., Americus is charged with disorderly conduct.
• Javonta R. Edge, 29, of 869 Middle River Road, Americus is charged with a parking violation and driving while unlicensed, and was released on bond.
• Eli Fudge, 70, of 159-B Lakeview Circle, Americus is charged with assault-battery.
• John N. Johnson of 410-B Brinson St., Americus is charged with criminal trespass, and was jailed.
• Nathon Johnson, 17, of 132 n. Village Drive, Americus is charged with simple battery, terroristic threats and criminal trespass, and was jailed.
• A juvenile was charged with misdemeanor theft by taking on Horton Drive.
• A juvenile was charged with criminal trespass on Hancock Drive.
• A juvenile was charged with unruliness on Knollwood Drive.
• A juvenile was charged with unruliness on South Jackson Street.
•  Two juveniles were charged with unruliness on Dixon Drive.
• A juvenile was charged with unruliness on Roney Street.
• Deborah C. Law of Americus is charged with failure to obey traffic control device.
• Christopher D. Lewis Jr., 21, of 917 Ridge St., Americus is charged with disorderly conduct.
• James S. Little, 52, of 1310 Norris Circle, Americus is charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked.
• Tore K. Mansfield, 37, of 106 S. Village Drive, Americus is charged with battery (Domestic Violence Act), and was released on bond.
• Anthony B. Mitchell of 106-A Redrick St., Americus is charged with assault-battery.
• Joe B. Norton, 19, of 5138 Ga. Highway 153, Preston is charged with failure to obey traffic control device and DUI.
• Keshawn D. Sampson, 19, of 310-B E. Forsyth St., Americus is charged is charged with misdemeanor theft by shoplifting.
• Tonya L. Stone, 34, of 122 Lexington Circle, No. 22, Americus is charged with driving while license is suspended and felony theft by taking (motor vehicle), and was jailed.
• Dennis L. Robinson, 50, of 104 Tom Hall Circle, Americus is charged with terroristic threats and disorderly conduct.
• Tarvishia L. Walker, 23, of 132 N. Village Drive, Americus is charged with aggravated assault (Domestic Violence Act) and terroristic threats, and was jailed.
• Emanuel L. Williams, 48, of 411 Cotton Ave., Americus is charged with misdemeanor theft by shoplifting (second offense).

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office

Citations
• Katie M. Carrillo, 28, of 695 U.S. Highway 19 South, Americus is charged with failure to maintain insurance.
• Napoleon Foster, 64, of Suwanee is charged with speeding.
• Gene B. Sims, 41, of Toxey, Ala., is charged with speeding.
• Hye K. Sung, 61, of 120 Lake Jennifer Drive, Americus is charged with speeding.
• Symenthia N. Tullis, 34, of 128 Pecan Terrace, Americus is charged with speeding.
• Lawton C. Williams, 22, of 2015 Rose Ave., Americus is charged with failure to maintain insurance.
• Daniel Yoder, 59, of 4214 Fields Crossing Road, Montezuma is charged with seat belt violation.