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Area beat: Sept. 28, 2016

Americus Fire & Emergency Services

• Firefighters responded to 34 calls for medical assistance.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Valley Drive. The occupants said that one of the minors they had with them has pressed the fire button but they had entered to code but were not around the phone when the alarm company called.
• Firefighters responded to Barbara Battle Way in response to a report of a power line arcing and setting the grass on fire. Several others in the area said their power was out. Georgia Power was contacted.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Bessie Mays Circle. They found no hazards.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at Tripp and Lamar streets.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on Lewis Lowe Court.
• Firefighters responded to a report of a possible structure fire on Eastview Circle. The occupant said the breaker has tripped going to the water heater and popped with a burning smell when they reset it. No hazards were found.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at East Lamar Street and Windsor Avenue.
• Firefighters stood by at Southland Academy for a football game.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Joyce Court which turned out to be an alarm clock sounding.
• Firefighters stood by at Americus Sumter High School for a football game.
• Firefighters responded to Barlow Street to a report of a power line down. They found a power line pole had fallen in the yard along with cable and phone lines. They notified Georgia Power.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on East Forsyth Street.
• Firefighters responded to Railroad and Mayo streets to a report of a wild land fire. They found a small grass fire which was out but smoldering.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Andrews Drive which was activated by a t-shirt left over a bedroom lamp. There was no fire but smoke, which they ventilated.
• Firefighters responded to South Hampton and Railroad streets to a report of a tree limb in the roadway. They found a tree limb blocking one lane of traffic and removed it.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at East Lamar and Prince streets.
• Firefighters responded to Furlow Charter School, 300 Cherokee St., to an alarm, which was activated by a child. There was no fire.
• Firefighters responded to Glenn Street where the resident needed help with faulty smoke detectors.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on East Lamar Street in which one driver was extricated.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at North Lee and East Forsyth streets.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at North Lee and Prince streets.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at East Glessner Street and Elm Avenue.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on Southerfield Road.
• Firefighters responded to Rawley Road to a report of a brush fire where they found three piles of vegetation burning with a break around each pile. No one was around. When they couldn’t locate the property owner, they extinguished the fire.

Americus Police  Department

Arrests
• Sonia Aviles, 36, of 286 Cartwright Road, Americus is charged with failure to obey traffic control device and driving while unlicensed.
• Rose M. Baisden, 53, of 103 Linnie St., Americus is charged with reckless and dangerous use of dangerous weapons.
• Dominique A. Banks, 28, of 105 Larkspur Lane, Americus is charged with tag light violation and DUI.
• Dorio’n T. Bateman, 17, of 421 E. Jefferson St., Americus is charged with assault/battery.
• Katie E. Belcher, 23, of 5984 Ebenezer Road, Buena Vista is charged with failure to yield at stop sign after stopping and DUIs
• Phillip T. Bell, 32, of 408 Rogers St., Americus is charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked (second offense) and possession of firearm, by a convicted felon.
• Ofelia P. Bergonio of 545 E. Furlow St., Americus is charged with failure to yield right of way when entering roadway.
• Antonio Broadway, 34, of Albany is charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked.
• Simon B. Brown, 42, of 1315 First Montgomery St., Americus is charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked, tag light violation, DUI and probation violation, and was jailed.
• Monteco N. Bussey, 20, of 109-F Country Club Drive, Americus is charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
• Antrevis J. Collins, 17, of 905 Anthony Drive, Apt. 9B, Americus is charged with theft by taking, and was jailed.
• Michelle Cross, 32, of 702-A Davenport St., Americus is charged with disorderly conduct, was jailed.
• Thomas E. Dean, 38, of 226-B St., Americus is charged with felony first-degree burglary and criminal trespass, and was jailed.
• Corey D. Deriso, 21, of 703 Tom Gailey Plaza, Americus was arrested on an outstanding warrant, and charged with battery, terroristic threats and obstruction of law enforcement officer, and was jailed.
• Sarah J. Derrington, 26, of 328 Ga. Highway 240, Ellaville is charged with probation violation, and was jailed.
• Aurther B. Douglas, 47, of 107 Linnie St., Americus is charged with DUI, and was released on summons to appear in court.
• Elaine T. Floyd, 46, of 110 Rainbow Terrace, Americus is charged with DUI.
• Leopoldo M. Garcia, 31, of 119 Freida Lane, Americus is charged with DUI and seat belt violation.
• Maria R. Garcia, 40, of 456 Reese St., Americus is charged with public drunkenness, and was jailed.
• Kieosha N. Hawkins, 33, of 209 Allan Drive, Americus is charged with disorderly conduct.
• Jessica N. Heights, 33, of 8 Inn Motel, 1205 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Room 131, Americus is charged with disorderly conduct, and was jailed.
• Zethalyn Q. Howard, 35, of 215-A S. Jackson St., Americus is charged with aggravated assault (Domestic Violence Act).
• Nathon Johnson of 507 Bessie Mays Circle, Americus is charged with following too closely.
• Robert F. Jones, 24, of Warner Robins is charged with speeding and DUI.
• Two juveniles were charged with theft by shoplifting and one with obstruction of law enforcement officer at Walmart.
• A juvenile was charged with theft by taking at Walmart Supercenter.
• William D. Krenson, 28, of 811 S. Lee St., Americus is charged with failure to maintain lane and DUI.
• De’avion Lockhart, 20, of 257 Brookdale Drive, Americus is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and was jailed.
• Shavon D. Lyles, 21, of 1015 E. Furlow St., Americus is charged with hit and run, and was released on bond.
• Eddie J. Mercer Jr. of 1609-C Lafayette St., Americus was arrested on an outstanding warrant, and was jailed.
• Taneka T. Miles, 31, of 107 Knollwood Drive, Apt. A-2, Americus is charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked.
• Akeem E. O’Neal of 209 Murphy Mill Road, Americus is charged with improper passing in an intersection.
• Tammy Outlaw, 39, of 1022 Hancock Drive, Americus is charged with restraint of dogs and prohibition against nuisances.
• Mykal D. Puca, 28, of 405 S. Jackson St., Americus is charged with disorderly conduct.
• Milton A. Raven, 62, of 950 Westside Drive, Americus is charged with theft by shoplifting, and was jailed.
• Lorine L. Rhodes, 53, of 321 LaCrosse Road, Lot 17, Americus is charged with theft by shoplifting, and was jailed.
• Troy A. Robinson, 40, of 510 Sharon Drive, Americus is charged with felony first-degree burglary and theft by taking, and was jailed.
• Boyce T. Rush, 47, of 410 Pecan Drive, Americus is charged with harassing phone calls, and was released on bond.
• Geronimo Santamaria Jr., 25, of 927 U.S. Highway 19 South, Americus is charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked, and too fast for conditions.
• Trevor J. Sims, 25, of 707 Douglas Drive, Americus is charged with noise violation.
• Madison M. Sirmans, 18, of 109-F Country Club Drive, Americus is charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
• James E. Wilborn, 42, of 622 Lambert St., Americus is charged with theft by taking, and was jailed.

Georgia Department of Public Safety

Arrest
• Keith B. Pratt, 41, of Albany is charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked and was released on bond.