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Area beat: Dec. 9, 2015

Americus Fire & Emergency Services

• Firefighters responded to 26 calls for medical assistance.
• Firefighters responded to a report of arcing HVAC equipment on Taylor Street where they found a small amount of smoke and a smell of wires burning. They advised homeowner to leave power off and contact a repairman.
• Firefighters responded to a report of a possible structure fire on Forrest Street where they found an overheated heating unit.
• Firefighters responded to Shirley Road to assist EMS gaining entrance to a structure for a medical alarm. It was a malfunction.
• Firefighters responded to a report of a possible structure fire on North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard where they found a light haze in the structure and an overheated blower on the HVAC unit.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on East Lamar Street.
• Firefighters responded to an illegal burn on Kings Way.
• Firefighters responded to Harris Street to a report of a burning smell. They found an electrical short in the water heater and advised the landlord should be notified.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at Crawford Street and Lorraine Avenue where they cleaned up an antifreeze spill.

Americus Police Department

Arrests
• Contralus R. Brown, 29, of Albany is charged with DUI, driving while unlicensed and driving wrong way on a one-way street.
• Terrance J. Cliatt, 24, of 725 Beale St., Americus is charged with criminal trespass and probation violation, and was jailed.
• Flinza S. Davis, 22, of 508 W. Church St., Americus is charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault, possession of firearm during commission of crime, open container, fleeing or attempting to elude police officer, failure to obey traffic signal or light, passing in a no-passing zone, possession and use of drug-related objects and felony theft by taking, and was jailed.
• Narada K. Dodson, 33, of 1130 Felder St., Apt. 10-E, Americus is charged with misdemeanor failure to appear in court for finger printable charge, and was released on bond.
• Charles Harris, 31, of 202 Tom Hall Circle, Americus is charged with striking unattended vehicle, reckless driving, driving while license is suspended or revoked and probation violation, and was jailed.
• Jason L. Hill, 41, of Oglethorpe is charged with open container, driving while license is suspended or revoked and DUI.
• Roger L. Jackson IV, 19, of 807 Fulton St., Americus is charged with loitering and prowling and obstruction of law enforcement officer.
• Trenton R. Johnson of 111 Linnie St., Americus is charged with failure to yield after stopping at stop sign.
• Two juveniles were charged with unruliness on Eastview Circle.
• A juvenile was charged with possession of firearm under age 18 and discharging a firearm on property of another at Cripple Creek Apartments, Knollwood Drive.
• A juvenile was charged with unruliness at Cripple Creek Apartments, Knollwood Drive.
• Jason T. Robinson, 19, of Marshallville is charged with simple battery, and was jailed.
• Afranee J. Smothers, 20, of 124 Pinecrest Drive, Americus  was arrested on a bench warrant, and jailed.
• Marquis D. Whitacre, 19, of Pinehurst is charged with manufacturing/distribution of a controlled substance in, on or near school property and possession of controlled substance with intent to distribute, and was jailed.

Georgia State Patrol Post 10, Americus

Arrests
• Derrick D. Brown, 22, of Leesburg is charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked, DUI and violating tail light requirements, and was jailed.
• Adan A. Catalan, 32, of 436 Lee St., Apt. C-4, Americus is charged with DUI, driving while unlicensed and failure to dim lights, and was released on bond.
• Tyler A. Cromer, 24, of 4110 W. Church St., Ellaville is charged with speeding (90 in a 65-mph zone), DUI and open container, and was jailed.
• Marqueta D. English, 31, of 113 Apple Blossom Lane, Americus is charged with DUI and failure to maintain lane, and was released on bond.

Sumter County Fire & Rescue

• Firefighters responded to three calls for medical assistance.
• Firefighters responded to a grass fire at Ga. Highway 30 and Tallent Store Road.
• Firefighters installed a smoke detector on Botsford Road.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on U.S. Highway 19 South.

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office

Arrest
• Guillermo Carmona, 23, of 411 Earl St., Americus is charged with driving while unlicensed, and was released on bond.

Citations
• Rachel H. Avery, 55, of Americus is charged with violating the Move Over law.
• Alicia M. Bassett, 32, of Ellaville is charged with failure to obey stop sign.
• Charlotta C. Buth, 37, of Mauk is charged with child restraint violation.
• Luke T. Bryan, 26, of 182 Buchanan Road, Plains is charged with too fast for conditions.
• Derrick A. Davis, 42, of Sylvester is charged with seat belt violation.
• Sade A. Draines, 28, of Ideal is charged with expired or no registration or title.
• Capri S. Galberth, 20, of Rome is charged with speeding.
• Latori D. Green, 24, of Locust Grove is charged with speeding.
• Tuyet Y. Griggs, 25, of Macon is charged with failure to maintain insurance and knowingly driving motor vehicle on suspended, revoked or canceled registration.
• Christopher R. Idlette, 34, of 203 Barbara Battle Way, Americus is charged with seat belt violation.
• Alonzo Gonzalez Iturio, 33, of 530 Hancock Drive, Americus is charged with auxiliary light violation.
• Marquellis Q. Jenkins, 24, of 611 Walter Way, Americus is charged with speeding.
• Garrett B. Law, 41, of Macon is charged with speeding.
• Maria F. Lepiz, 43, of 101 Anderson St., Americus is charged with speeding.
• Erica S. Lusane, 25, of 907 Oglethorpe Ave., Americus is charged with speeding.
• Anthony F. Minnigan, 54, of Columbus is charged with speeding.
• Kasie L. Monson, 34, of 109 Lily Lane, Americus is charged with speeding.
• Deven S. Nobles, 34, of 406 Neon Bass Road, Leslie is charged with speeding.
• Harkishan G. Patel, 21, of Bainbridge is charged with speeding.
• Shanterria M. Prince, 24, of 201-L Murphy Mill Road, Americus is charged with speeding.
• James W. Ragan, 22, of Omega is charged with passing in a no-passing zone.
• Joseph M. Raper, 24, of 50 Glenn Road, Oglethorpe is charged with speeding.
• Joseph E. Recker, 28, of 419 N. Bond St., Plains is charged with speeding.
• Cordero H. Riley, 24, of 224 Burton Circle, Americus is charged with seat belt violation.
• Kelvin D. Robinson, 55, of Cordele is charged with passing in a no-passing zone.
• Lelia C. Simmons, 24, of Peachtree City is charged with speeding.
• Robert J. Smith, 39, of Richland is charged with passing in a no-passing zone and seat belt violation.
• Ho Y. Sung, 66, of St. Petersburg, Fla., is charged with speeding.
• Alia N. Tullis, 19, of 104 Pineview Drive, Americus is charged with speeding.
• Sarah E. Wainwright, 18, of Macon is charged with speeding.
• Brandon D. Williams, 19, of Americus is charged with speeding.
• Sylvia E. Willis, 46, of 156 Starlight Circle, Americus is charged with seat belt violation.
• George C. Woods, 19, of 433 Mayo St., Americus is charged with speeding.