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Area beat: March 22, 2017

Americus Fire & Emergency Services

• Firefighters responded to 37 calls for medical assistance.
• Firefighters responded to Roland Avenue to a report of a low-hanging power line. They found a cable line hanging low in the roadway.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on East Church Street. They found that renovations were underway, and that a wall and floor sander had activated the alarm.
• Firefighters responded to a report of a stove fire on Eastview Circle. The fire was out on arrival; they found an element in the stove had shorted out.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on North Lee Street. They used oil dry on leaking fluids.
• Firefighters responded to a report of a gas leak at Mayo and East Jefferson streets. No hazards were found.
• Firefighters responded to Barnum Drive to a report of smoke inside a structure. The occupants advised they had smelled an odor of wires burning. Upon investigation, they advised occupants to contact an electrician.
• Firefighters responded to North Hampton Street to a report of a house fire. Upon arrival, they found smoke coming from a ventilation stack on the roof. The occupant told them they had a wood burning stove inside the structure. No hazards were found.
• Firefighters responded to Bell Street and Oak Avenue to a burn complaint. The people there advised it a fire in preparation for a barbecue grill.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on East Forsyth Street. No hazards were found.
• Firefighters responded to Columbia Avenue to a report of a grass fire. It had been extinguished before they arrived.
• Firefighters responded to Parker Street to a report of a fuse box making a popping noise. No hazards were found but they advised occupant to shut off the breaker box and contact an electrician.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on Knollwood Drive. It is under investigation.

Americus Police Department

Arrests
• A juvenile was charged with unruliness on Academy Street.
• A juvenile was charged with possession of tobacco, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and obstruction of law enforcement officer on Bessie Mays Circle.
• Damien D. Leonard, 24, of 315 Glessner St., Americus is charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked, and DUI.
• Mary A. Lyles, 40, of 306 Pineview Drive, Americus is charged with disorderly conduct, and was released on bond.
• Timothy S. Mallard, 28, of 113 Ga. Highway 27 East, C-4, Americus is charged with disorderly conduct.
• Vinson M. Mann, 37, of 741-A Middle River Road, Americus is charged with disorderly conduct.
• John C. Sandifer, 49, of Saraland, Ala., is charged with battery, and was jailed.
• Jeffrey W. Sapp, 53, of Cordele is charged with second-degree burglary, and was jailed.
• Fannie M. Shingles, 41, of 119 Ron Circle, No. 9, Americus is charged with disorderly conduct, possession of firearm or knife during commission of or attempt to commit certain felonies, and terroristic threats and acts, and was jailed.
• Gregory J. Shingles, 20, of 897 Ebenezer Road, Ellaville is charged with disorderly conduct, and was jailed.
• Jocelyn D. Shingles, 18, of 119 Ron Circle, No. 9, Americus is charged with disorderly conduct, and was jailed.
• Christopher A. Sims, 44, of 1207 Oglethorpe Ave., Americus is charged with terroristic acts and threats, and misdemeanor theft by taking, and was jailed.
• Harry Washington, 55, homeless is charged with public intoxication, and was jailed.
• Narrada M. Waters, 29, of 1416 N. Lee St., Americus is charged with misdemeanor theft by receiving stolen property, and reckless conduct, and was jailed.
• Bobbie J. Woods, 63, of 129 S. Dudley St., Americus is charged with DUI.

Citation
• Dave’on J. Johnson of 123 Santa Rosa Drive, Americus is charged with failure to yield right of way upon entering roadway.

Americus Probation Office

Arrest
• Walter N. Carter, 27, of 1130 Ridge St., Americus is charged with probation violation, and was jailed.

Georgia State Patrol Post 10, Americus

Arrests
• Juan A. Boone, 28, of 931 Westside Drive, Americus is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, aggravated assault, possession and use of drug related objects, obstruction of law enforcement officers, possession of firearm by a convicted felon, theft by receiving stolen property, and possession of firearm or knife during commission or attempt to commit certain felonies, and was jailed.
• A’Darius M. Brown, 25, of 160 Harper Subdivision, Americus is charged with DUI, and was released on bond.