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Area beat: Jan. 21, 2017

Americus Fire & Emergency Services

• Firefighters responded to 38 calls for medical assistance.
• Firefighters responded to Westside Drive to a report of a dog house on fire with dogs inside. The dogs were safely removed with no injuries. The burning dog house, constructed of wood pallets, was extinguished.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at Ashby and Mayo streets.
• Firefighters responded to a burn complaint on U.S. Highway 280 West. They found someone burning a small brush pile. They extinguished it and advised that the city has a no-burn policy.
• Firefighters responded to East Forsyth and North Lee streets.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at Prince and Forsyth streets.
• Firefighters responded to Copperhill Circle to a report of smoke/burning smell. They determined that the odor was electrical in nature and coming from the kitchen. Using the thermal imaging, they found the problem was a leaking water heater.
• Firefighters responded to a smoke detector activation on South Lee Street. There were no hazards.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on South Lee Street. The alarm system was experiencing problems.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on East Forsyth Street.
• Firefighters responded to Crawford Street to a report of power lines down. They found a downed power line blocking the drive thru at Wendy’s. They blocked traffic, removed the line and notified AT&T.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at Mayo and East Forsyth streets.
• Firefighters responded to Carter Street to a report of a puppy with its head caught in a fence. They rescued the puppy.
• Firefighters responded to Davenport Street to a complaint of an illegal burn. They found a small barrel in the backyard. The owner told them he had a killed a snake and was burning it. He was advised of the City’s no-burn policy.

Americus Police Department

Arrests
• Jermaine O. Clark, 27, of 184 Wild Azalea Drive, Americus is charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
• Larry Cook, 66, of 621 Park Row, Americus is charged with criminal trespass.
• April A. Johnson, 19, of 118-B Hanson Drive, Americus was arrested on a bench warrant, and was jailed.
• Paula R. Johnson, 40, of 205-B Graham St., Plains is charged with disorderly conduct.
• Lewis Mack, 43, of 415 U.S. Highway 280 West, Americus is charged with criminal trespass, and was jailed.
• Shaquena C. Mack, 27, of 1009 Douglas Circle, Americus is charged with felony theft by shoplifting, and was jailed.
• Bre’uanna Maddox, 22, of 106-B Patterson St., Americus is charged with engaging in, promoting, encouraging, aiding, abetting a fight.
• Robert J. McDonald, 32, of 209 Cyanamid Lane, Andersonville is charged with disorderly conduct.
• Dominique A. Muff, 32, of 548 Oak Ave., Americus is charged with criminal trespass, aggravated assault (strong harm), misdemeanor battery (Family Violence Act) and third-degree cruelty to children, and was jailed.
• Wesley K. Myers, 22, of Thomasville is charged with felony theft by taking and DUI, and was jailed.
• Christy Pope, 39, of 206 Knollwood Drive, Americus is charged with criminal trespass, and was jailed.
• Quinton R. Roberts, 26, of 711 Brooklyn Terrace, Americus is charged with misdemeanor theft by taking, and was jailed.
• Rodique R. Thomas, 52, of 1306 First Montgomery St., Americus is charged with receipt.possession of transfer of firearm by convicted felong or felony first offender, and was jailed.
• Blake Tippins, 21, of 255-A Lonnie Lane, Americus is charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked.
• Donnie L. Waters, 40, of 426 New St., Americus is charged with burglary (forced entry residence), theft by taking, criminal trespass, possession of tools to commit a crime, and two counts of probation violation, and was jailed.
Citations
• Teresa Fletcher of 120 Melody Lane, Americus is charged with improper backing.
• Claudette L. Jackson of 334 U.S. Highway 280 West, Americus is charged with failure to maintain lane.
• John Turner of 401 Pinecrest Drive, Americus is charged with failure to yield right of way when entering or crossing roadway.

Ellaville Police Department

Arrest
• Sheila T. Aldridge, 41, of 3384 Ga. Highway 26 East, Ellaville is charged with theft by taking and first-degree forgery, and was jailed.

Georgia State Patrol Post 10, Americus

Arrests
• Brian H. Collins, 27, of 144 High Point Drive, Americus is charged with DUI, seat belt violation, and driving while license is suspended or revoked, and was released on bond.
• Natasha D. Hughes, 38, of Ellaville is charged with DUI and failure to maintain lane, and was released on bond.
• Latorya S. Hurley, 34, of 456 Arch Helms Road, Lot B, Plains is charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked, and was released on bond.
• Harry L. Ibach, 51, of 200 Cartwright Road, Unit G, Americus is charged with DUI and misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and was jailed.
• Christina R. Johnson, 31, of Warner Robins is charged with failure to dim lights, speeding, open container, and DUI, and was released on bond.
• Otis Lewis, 59, of 314 Carter St., Americus was arrested on a warrant and is charged with speeding, and was jailed.
• Antwan T. Lockhart, 38, of 336 S. Hampton St., Americus is charged with DUI, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and driving while license is suspended or revoked, and was jailed.
• Cantrell S. Manns, 22, of 1350 Ga. Highway 27 East, Lot 14, Americus is charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked and misdemeanor failure to appear in court for a finger printable charge, and was released on bond.
• A’Dasjah N. Mercer, 21, of Columbus is charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked, and was released on bond.
• Sean E. Ross, 49, of 110 Starlight Circle, Americus is charged with DUI, and was released on bond.
• Tammie N. Smith, 40, of 104 Linnie St., Apt. 4, Americus is charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked, tail light violation, and was jailed.
• Lafayette A. Taylor, 46, of 950 Anthony Drive, Apt. 6-A, Americus is charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked, and was released on bond.
• James E. Wilborn, 64, of 622 Lambert St., Americus is charged with driving while unlicensed and window tiny violation, and was jailed.
• Cohl A. Williams, 22, of Parrott is charged with misdemeanor drugs not in original container, and possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance, and was jailed.

Plains Police Department

Arrest
• George E. Durham, 46, of 112 Lakeridge Extension, Americus is charged with DUI, and driving while license is suspended or revoked, and was jailed.

Sumter County Fire & Rescue

• Firefighters responded to seven calls for medical assistance.
• Firefighters installed a smoke detector on Roy Court.
• Firefighters stood by at the Butler Fire Department
• Firefighters responded to a grass fire on South Doc Crook Road, Butler.
• Firefighters responded to a grass fire on U.S. Highway 280 East at a salvage company.
• Firefighters responded to a utility pole fire om South Broad Street, Butler.
• Firefighters responded to South Georgia Tech Parkway and U.S. Highway19 North to a traffic accident.
• Firefighters responded to Macedonia Road in Webster County to provide mutual aids for a structure fire.
• Firefighters responded to controlled burn on Young’s Mill Road.

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office

Arrest
• Reginald B. Adams, 52, of 216-A Horton Drive, Americus is charged with misdemeanor battery (Family Violence Act), obstructing or hindering persons making an emergency phone call, and reckless conduct, and was jailed.