Area beat: Oct. 11, 2017

Published 10:10 am Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Americus Fire & Emergency Services

(Oct. 5-10)
• Firefighters responded to 20 calls for medical assistance.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on East Forsyth Street where the vehicle was leaking fluid onto the roadway. They used oil dry to cover the spill and stood by until wrecker service arrived and cleared the roadway.
• Firefighters responded to West Lamar Street to a report of a vehicle fire. They found an unoccupied vehicle with visible flames coming from the engine compartment and passenger compartment. They extinguished the fire and checked for hot spots.
• Firefighters responded to Crawford Street to a report of a power line down. A witness reported that a semi-truck had struck power lines which had created sparks. They found minor damage to the structure and notified Georgia Power.
• Firefighters responded to Elm Avenue and Smith Street to a report of a small rubbish fire which was smoldering. They extinguished it.
• Firefighters responded to East Jefferson Street to a report of a possible structure fire. When they arrived, the fire had already been extinguished by the homeowner. They removed smoldering clothes on a convection plate and ventilated the structure after checking for further hazards.
• Firefighters responded to Garden Lane to a carbon monoxide alarm. They detected no hazards and were informed by the owner that the battery was low on the alarm and was chirping. They advised the homeowner to replace the batteries.
• Firefighters responded to the Methodist Home for Children at 100 Mill Creek Road to a report of a possible structure fire. The structure was being evacuated. Two residents had smelled smoke inside their room. No hazards were found.

Georgia State Patrol Post 10, Americus

Arrests (Aug. 2-28)
• Alberto E. Erie, 27, of Cordele; DUI and failure to maintain lane; released on bond.
• Jurick T. McCants, 2, of 120 Lonnie Lane, Apt. 45, Americus; driving while license is suspended or revoked and seat belt violation; jailed.

Plains Police Department

Arrests (Aug. 26-29)
• Kevin Z. Arnett, 25, of 321 Washington St., Preston; possession of marijuana; released on bond.
• Ernest J. Banks, 45, of 213 Hudson St., Plains; driving while license is suspended or revoked; released on bond.
• Willie C. Hightower, 65, of 4367 Macedonia Church Road, Preston; disorderly conduct and impersonating an officer; jailed.
• Kendarian M. Wilkerson, 17, of 1012 Oglethorpe Ave., Americus; driving under the influence of drugs and speeding; released on bond.

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office

Arrests (Aug. 28-30)
• Leroy B. Bethel, 32, of 138 N. Village Drive, Americus; battery; jailed.
• Cynthia J. Carter, 30, of Newnan; crossing state/county guard lines with weapons/intoxicants/drugs without consent, and distribution of marijuana; jailed.
• Brandon C. Ford, 37, of 191 Arlington Extension, Americus; misdemeanor failure to appear in court on a finger printable charge; released on bond.
• Fredrick D. Hill, 45, of Newnan; crossing state/county guard lines with weapons/intoxicants/drugs without consent, and manufacture/deliver/distribute/sell/possess with intent to distribute controlled substances; jailed.
• Eugene Lawson, 72, of 104-B Joy Court, Americus; felony failure to appear in court for a finger printable charge; jailed.
• Brandon Mays, 22, of 208 Lorraine Ave., Americus; DUI, failure to maintain lane and failure to signal lane change or turn; released on bond.
• Elton M. Mitchell, 24, of 292 DeSoto Seed Farm Road, DeSoto; jailed for 48 hours.
• Avian T. Patterson, 37, of 210 Tom Hall Circle, Americus; battery; released on bond.
• James D. Taylor, 38, of 120 Grover Drive, Americus; probation violation; jailed.
• Jasmine N. Williams, 22, of Jenkinsburg; speeding (73 mph in a 55 zone) and driving while license is suspended or revoked; released on bond.
• Karl F. Wilson, 53, of 111 Southland Road, Americus; improper u-turn, knowingly driving motor vehicle on suspended, canceled or revoked registration; speeding and DUI; released on bond.

Citations (Aug. 24-Sept. 12)
• Christopher S. Lundy, 44, of 185 West Shore Drive, Americus; failure to secure load.
• Brittany N. Mercer, 28, of 109-C Bush Circle, Americus; expired or no driver’s license.
• John E. Morgan, 75, of 527 Wildwood Circle, Americus; operation of an unregistered vehicle.
• Jasmine T. Mullins, 28, of 103 Linnie St., Americus; speeding.
• Nahali R. Oliver, 37, of Albany; speeding.
• Jacob C. Pack, 2, of 211 W. Main St., Plains; speeding.
• Ashley D. Ray, 41, of 343 Sam Bradley Road, Americus; expired or no registration or title.
• Japonica K. Reese, 23, of 1130 Felder St., Unit 2E, Americus; speeding.
• Destry A. Sales, 28, of 5845 Ga. Highway 41 North, Buena Vista; speeding.
• Daniel L. Sanford, 27, of 113 Ga. Highway 27 East, Apt. E7, Americus; speeding.
• Jacobi I. Smith, 23, of Macon; failure to maintain insurance.
• Justin M. Steffen, 29, of Shiloh; mud flap violation and defective tires.
• Lainie B. Stephens, 47, of 109 W. Allen St., Leslie; speeding.
• Curtis L. Thomas, 41, of 233 Greystone Drive, Americus; improper passing.
• Nykia T. Thomas, 19, of McDonough; speeding.