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Area beat: April 30, 2016

Americus Fire & Emergency Services

• Firefighters responded to 27 calls for medical assistance.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at North Jackson and West Forsyth Street.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Daniel Street. They found food overcooked in the microwave oven.
• Firefighters responded to a report of a strong gas odor on Valley Drive. Upon arrival, the occupant said she was unaware that her car was running in the basement. They ventilated the structure.
• Firefighters responded to Ashby Street to what turned out to be a false call.
• Firefighters responded to East Furlow Street to a report of a possible structure fire. They found a small grass and pine straw fire, which they extinguished.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm at Magnolia Manor Nursing Center. Upon arrival they found that fire drills were being conducted.

Americus Police Department

Arrests
• Alice M. Boone, 49, of 101 Linnie St., Americus is charged with disorderly conduct.
• Sha’neique Brooks, 22, of 78-B W. Buena Road, Ellaville is charged with disorderly conduct.
• Jale’nique T. Chapman, 19, of 259 Lonnie Lane, Americus is charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
• Brandon L. Goforth, 19, of 385 Hawkins Road, Americus is charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana, seta belt violation and expired tag/registration.
• John E. Harvey, 49, of 401 Ashby St., Americus is charged with disorderly conduct, and was jailed.

Georgia State Patrol Post 10, Americus

Arrests
• James C. Carver, 34, of Cordele is charged with DUI, speeding and reckless driving, and was released on bond.
• Cleveland R. Watts, 25, of 128 Foster St., DeSoto is charged with DUI and failure to dim lights, and was released on bond.

Plains Police Department

Arrests
• Ervin L. Ash, 56, of Richland is charged with knowingly driving motor vehicle on suspended, canceled or revoked registration and no insurance, and was released to another facility.
• Verlinda A. Manchester, 30, of Valdosta is charged with knowingly driving motor vehicle on suspended, canceled or revoked registration and no insurance, and was released on bond.

Sumter County Fire & Rescue

• Firefighters responded to 12 calls for medical assistance.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at County Line Sneed Road and Ga. Highway 118 where they had to cut down a small treet to gain access to the patient.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on Young’s Mill Road.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at Parker’s Crossing and U.S. Highway 280 East.
• Firefighters responded to a vehicle fire on Hooks Mill Road.
• Firefighters responded to a grass fire at U.S. Highway 280 East and Pecan Road.
• Firefighters responded to a grass fire at Tim Tucker Road and U.S. Highway 280 East.
• Firefighters responded to Culpepper Drive to put out some “hot spots” from a previous structure fire.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at U.S. Highway 280 East and Cook Drive.