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Area beat: Dec. 23, 2017

Americus Fire & Emergency Services

(Dec. 4-21)
• Firefighters responded to 59 calls for medical assistance.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on East Jefferson Street. The laundry driver activated the alarm; there were no hazards.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on Thomas Drive.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on East Forsyth Street.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at East Taylor and South Lee streets.
• Firefighters responded to Hampton Inn, 1609 E. Lamar St., where they rescued someone trapped in an elevator.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on U.S. Highway 280 West.
• Firefighters responded to Second Montgomery Street to a report of a wire hanging in a yard almost touching a vehicle. Mediacom was notified.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Peachtree Street which was activated by cooking; there were no hazards.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard; no hazards were found.
• Firefighters responded to a carbon monoxide alarm on Lawson Drive. The occupant told them the alarm activated when he lit the gas heater. No hazards were found.
• Firefighters responded to Williams Dry Cleaners, 609 N. Lee St. to a report of a possible structure fire. Workers were routinely blowing out the steam tank. No hazards were found.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on U.S. Highway 280 East.
• Firefighters responded to Wendy’s, 1202 Crawford St., to a report of sparks coming from an outlet. They found faulty wiring connected to a refrigerator and observed an outlet covered in grease and removed all cords from their sockets. Store personnel were advised to contact an electrician.
• Firefighters responded to Flash Foods, 1101 Crawford St., to a report of a gas spill. They found a spill of a gallon or less and they put dry oil on it.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on North Jackson Street. The occupant said when she turned on the heat, she smelled smoke. No hazards were found.
• Firefighters responded to Beale and Hampton streets to an unauthorized burn where they found someone burning limbs in a barrel. The occupant was advised of the city’s no-burn policy and he was advised to extinguish it with his water hose.
• Firefighters responded to Southerfield Road to a burn complaint. They found a homeowner burning pine straw and sticks in the back yard. The homeowner was advised of the city’s no-burn policy, and they extinguished it.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on East Lamar Street.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Daniel Street which turned out to have been activated by burned food.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Sullivan Drive.
• Firefighters responded to Tom Hall Circle to a report of smoke in the area. They found fire burning on open land. Georgia Forestry arrived with a bulldozer to mitigate the scene.
• Firefighters responded to the same scene because of a rekindling.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and McGarrah Street.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at East Glessner and South Lee streets.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on East Lester Street. They found malfunctioning smoke detectors.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Park Row Extension. It was activated by cooking.
• Firefighters responded to Sharon Drive to a report of wires down. They removed a wire from the roadway.
• Firefighters responded to South Hampton Street to a report of a stove fire caused by a pot of grease left on the stove.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at North Hampton and West Lamar streets.
• Firefighters responded to a report of a gasoline spill at Flash Foods, 1101 Crawford St. Dry oil was used to absorb the approximately two gallons spilled due to a faulty nozzle.
• Firefighters responded to North Lee Street to a report of a gas odor. They could smell it inside the structure even though monitors did not. They cut off the gas and notified the gas department.
• Firefighters responded to Perfect Care, 124 Sullivan Drive to an alarm. The sprinkler system in the attic had activated it; there were no hazards.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm at the Windsor Hotel, 125 E. Lamar St. Activation was due to a “dirty smoke detector.”

Americus Probation Office

Arrests
• Travis A. Hooks, 34, of 177 Mitchell St., DeSoto; probation violation; jailed. (Nov. 1)
• Alicia L. Pope, 31, of 105-B Linnie St., Americus; probation violation; released after time served. (Nov. 9)

Georgia State Patrol Post 10, Americus

Arrests
• Oscar Cooke, 38, of 107 Ginger Drive, Americus; DUI; released on bond. (Nov. 5)
• Bobby C. Hightower, 37, of 228-B S. Dudley St., Americus; driving while license is suspended or revoked, and DUI; jailed. (Nov. 11)
• Pamela K. Turner, 47, of 193 Old Highway 19 North, Ellaville; DUI and no proof of insurance; released on bond. (Nov. 9)

Plains Police Department

Arrests
• Rickey Bell, 66, of Macon; driving while license is suspended or revoked; released on bond. (Nov. 4)
• Daron Tyson, 26, of 111 Guss St., Leslie; driving while license is suspended or revoked and failure to maintain insurance; released on bond.

Sumter County  Sheriff’s Office

Arrests
• Erron K. Austin, 29, of 222 Young’s Mill Road, Americus; misdemeanor possession of marijuana; released on bond. (Oct. 27)
• Dekeldrick Q. Barker, 19, of 625-B Lewis Lowe Court, Americus; aggravated assault, terroristic threats and acts, and possession of firearm or knife during commission or attempt to commit certain felonies; jailed. (Oct. 26)
• Aaron J. Berry, 32, of 5634 Englishville Road, Andersonville; probation violation; jailed. (Oct. 28)
• Rahemme H. Boyd, 30, of Albany; probation violation; jailed. (Oct. 31)
• Deandra S. Bradley, 24, of 205-A Murphy Mill Road, Americus; misdemeanor failure to appear in court for a finger printable charge; jailed. (Nov. 9)
• Haratio C. Burton, 24, of 99 Ashby St., Americus; probation violation; jailed. (Nov. 1)
• Jaquarious M. Calloway, 20, of Barbara Battle Way, Americus; battery; jailed. (Nov. 7)
• Joshua B. Cromer, 28, of 120 Briar Patch Circle, Americus; probation violation; jailed. (Oct. 28)
• Xzaver T. Daniels, 22, of 622 Winn St., Americus; criminal trespass; jailed. (Nov. 1)
• Demetrious L. Davis, 36, of Columbus; DUI; jailed. (Nov. 12)
• Kiedra T. Davis, 39, of Dawson; driving while license is suspended or revoked, failure to maintain insurance, and knowingly driving motor vehicle on suspended, canceled or revoke registration; jailed. (Oct. 26)
• Jada L. Denmark Carson, 40, of 1025 Westside Drive, Lot 17, Americus; DUI and open container; jailed. (Nov. 7)
• Taniya A. Durham, 18, of 319 King Drive, Plains; misdemeanor possession of marijuana; jailed. (Oct. 29)
• Jacob Ford, 23, of 1011 Border St., Americus; probation violation; jailed. (Oct. 25)
• Chauncey N. Goodwin, 21, of 125-B Rainbow Terrace, Americus; aggravated assault; jailed. (Nov. 7)
• Wendell I. Goodwin, 43, of 299 New Point Church Road, Plains; simple battery (Family Violence Act); jailed. (Oct. 25)
• Jose L. Guzman, 23, of Hazelhurst; criminal trespass; jailed. (Oct. 29)
• Marshall D. Harris, 23, of 726 Beale St., Americus; aggravated assault, and possession of firearm or knife during commission or attempt to commit certain felonies; jailed. (Oct. 26)
• Charleston M. Hart, 56, of 95-B Bozeman Circle, Americus; probation violation; jailed. (Oct. 25)
• Lanier Hollis, 46, of 1072 Gray Moss Road, DeSoto; DUI, failure to maintain lane, open container and obstruction of law enforcement officers; jailed. (Nov. 1)
• Matthew Holloway, 18, of 928 Tallent Store Road, Americus; misdemeanor possession of marijuana, possession and use of drug-related objects, possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, drugs not in original container; jailed. (Oct. 29)
• Ray M. Ladd, 18, of 570-A Smallpiece Road, Plains; felony first-degree burglary, and possession of firearm of knife during commission of or attempt to commit certain felonies; jailed. (Nov. 9)
• Clyde K. Larkins, 48, of 1507 Martin Luther King Drive, Americus; failure to maintain insurance; jailed. (Nov. 12)
• Jareka S. Lewis, 23, of 119 Town Creek Circle, Americus; driving while license is suspended or revoked; jailed. (Oct. 25)
• Ondwell R. Lumpkin, 18, of 109 Mad Dog Road Extension, Plains; felony theft by receiving stolen property; jailed. (Nov. 9)
• Cleveland King, 30, of 109 Appleblossom Drive, Americus; driving while license is suspended or revoked; released on bond. (Nov. 10)
• Todd L. Kirksey, 44, of Reynolds; defective tires, driving while license is suspended or revoked, and driving as a habitual violator; jailed. (Nov. 6)
• Gregory N. Milledge, 45, of 205-C Murphy Mill Road, Americus; probation violation; charge dismissed. (Oct. 25)
• Jasmine T. Mullins, 28, of 801-A Hawkins St., Americus; probation violation; released after time served.
• Leteyvia S. Murray, 35, of 100 Hayes Ave., Apt. 21, Ellaville; misdemeanor possession of marijuana; released on bond. (Oct. 30)
• Joseph L. Robinson, 56, of 75-B Barbara Battle Way, Americus; probation violation and felony failure to appear in court for finger printable charge; jailed. (Oct. 25)
• Gregory B. Scott, 59, of Atlanta; first-degree forgery and conspiracy to commit a felony; jailed. (Nov. 5)
• Lawana M. Sims, 42, of 1609 Lafayette St., Americus; probation violation; jailed. (Oct. 25)
• Peecoya R. Smith, 37, of 121 Ave Drive, Americus; probation violation and violation of child support order; jailed. (Oct. 25)
• Tione L. Swain, 33, of 204 Buck Nelson Road, Cobb; probation violation; jailed. (Nov. 1)
• Jo A. Terrell, 69, of Albany; DUI; jailed. (Oct. 26)
• David L. Tietjen, 43, of 215 Shaaban Subdivision Road, Plains; simple battery (Family Violence Act); jailed. (Nov. 4)
• Terrance T. Walker, 41, of 1119-A Magnolia St., Americus; rape; jailed. (Oct. 30)
• Tyjerius K. White, 25, of Macon; probation violation; jailed. (Nov. 5)
• Travaris Q. Williams, 22, of 247 Brookdale Drive, Americus; misdemeanor battery (Family Violence Act), criminal trespass, simple battery and two counts of misdemeanor failure to appear in court for finger printable charge; jailed. (Oct. 26)
• Dakota M. Wilson, 18, of 275 Memorial Mile, Lot E, Americus; possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, possession and use of a drug-related object, and drugs not in original container; jailed. (Oct. 29)
• Wayne Wright, 61, of 628 Oglethorpe Ave., Americus; misdemeanor theft of lost or mislaid property, and conspiracy to commit a crime; jailed. (Nov. 5)

Citations
• Antonio M. Cook, 40, of 739 Mask Road, Americus; open container and failure to have license on person. (Nov. 12)
• Amanda L. Fisher, 42, of Marietta; failure to maintain insurance. (Nov. 12)
• Latoya M. Glover, 31, of Arabi; failure to maintain insurance. (Nov. 14)
• Shamekius B. Griffin, 27, of Perry; child restraint violation. (Nov. 10)
• Erica K. Hawkins, 28, of 498 East Ave., Americus; illegal stop/stand/park where prohibited. (Nov. 19)
• Ashley N. James, 26, of 625 Holman Road, Leslie; disorderly conduct. (Nov. 18)
• Markevious James, 25, of 625 Holman Road, Leslie; disorderly conduct. (Nov. 18)
• Faith A. Johnson, 26, of Carrollton; speeding. (Nov. 18)
• Kaneshia D. Johnson, 33, of 315 Crawley St., Americus; illegal stop/stand/park where prohibited. (Nov. 19)
• Peggy A. Mack, 43, of 1310 Ridge St., Americus; failure to maintain insurance. (Nov. 13)
• Timothy A. Peterson, 39, of 576 Ga. Highway 49 South, Americus; driving while unlicensed. (Nov. 12)
• Jaime C. Pulido, 32, of 205 Old Highway 128, Oglethorpe; speeding. (Nov. 9)
• Robert H. Ridgway, 72, of 175 Lakeshore Drive, Americus; seat belt violation. (Nov. 13)
• Robert D. Smith, 28, of 172 Lakeview Drive, Cobb; speeding. (Nov. 13)
• Alyson R. Williams, 33, of Poulan; failure to have license on person. (Nov. 14)
• Alyra A. Wright, 18, of Brunswick; speeding. (Nov. 12)