Area beat: Dec. 29, 2018

Published 9:01 am Monday, December 31, 2018

Americus Police Department

• James D. Brown, 50, of 1315 1st Montgomery St., Americus; possession of tools for commission of a crime, obstruction of law enforcement officers, and possession and use of drug-related objects; jailed. (12-11-18)
• Sherman S. Butts, 38, of 506 Hartman St., Americus; theft by shoplifting and felony theft by taking; jailed. (12-11-18)
• Isaiah J. Carter, 22, of 1315 1st Montgomery St., Americus; probation violation; released after paying a fine. (12-10-18)
• Glenetta K. Peeples, 30, of 306 Forrest St., Americus; theft by conversion; jailed. (12-11-18)
• Kendarian M. Wilkerson, 18, of 1010 Oglethorpe Ave., Americus; probation violation; jailed. (12-10-18)

• Logan H. Johnson of 261 County Line Road, Oglethorpe; following too closely. (12-16-18)

Georgia State Patrol Post 10, Americus

• Melanie G. Nelms, 34, of Griffin; following too closely, seat belt violation, and DUI; released on bond. (12-8-18)

Sumter County Fire & Rescue
(Nov. 2-Dec. 17)

• Firefighters responded as automatic aide to Americus Fire & Emergency Services to a structure fire on North Lee Street.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on Lacrosse Road.
• Firefighters responded to South Forty Drive where they assisted EMS is lifting a patient off the floor.
• Firefighters responded to Crisp County to provide manpower.
• Firefighters responded to a structure fire on Ashby Street which turned out to be steam coming from the roof.
• Firefighters set up a landing zone on Lamar Road for air evacuation.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on South Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. There was no fire.
• Firefighters responded to a fire in a vacant commercial building on Tripp Street.
• Firefighters responded to a structure fire on Beale Street as assistance to Americus Fire & Emergency Services.