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Area beat: Jan. 19, 2019

Americus Fire & Emergency Services
(Dec. 20-23, 2018)

• Firefighters responded to 16 calls for medical assistance.
• Firefighters responded to a suspicious smoke odor inside a residence on Lawson Drive. Upon investigation, no hazards were found. Firefighters responded to the same address later and found a faulty light ballast which resulted in a burning wire odor.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on North Jackson Street. No hazards were found.
• Firefighters responded to Manhattan and Forsyth streets to a report of power line down. Thye found a guide line down which had been moved by Americus Police.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on Crawford Street.
• Firefighters responded to Alice Street to help a resident enter their residence after losing the key.
• Firefighters responded to Harrold Avenue to someone burning leaves in the yard. The occupant extiguished the fire after being advised of the city’s no-burn policy.
• Firefighters responded to Flash Foods, 1101 Crawford St., to a gasoline spill. They covered and dispersed the approximate five-gallon spill.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on U.S. Highway 19 South.

Americus Police Department

Arrests
• Gary A. Daniel, 29, 0f 202 Elliott St., Americus; simple battery, felony theft by taking, and second-degree criminal damage to property; jailed. (12-27-18)
• Qwinterrious J. Dodson, 25, of 104-B Waitsman Drive, Americus; aggravated battery, receipt/possession or transfer of firearm by convicted felon or felony first offender, discharge of firearms on or near public highway or street, discharge of firearms on property of another; jailed. (1-2-19)
• Natalie D. Farrior, 39, of 106-A Clara Drive, Americus; probation violation; jailed. (12-27-18)
• Marcus J. Mitchell, 35, of 723 Beale St., Americus; maintaining a disorderly house; jailed. (1-2-19)
• Nikki G. Smith, 27, of 216 Columbia Ave., Americus; criminal trespass and simple battery; released on bond. (12-27-18)

Georgia State Patrol Post 10, Americus

Arrest
• Eddie F. Broner, 59, of 338 Buttercup Lane, Americus; DUI; released on bond. (12-31-18)

Sumter County Fire & Rescue

• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Forsyth Street.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on U.S. Highway 280 West.
• Firefighters responded to Glenwood Road to a report of a “structure fire ceiling fan motor.”
• Firefighters responded to Pine Avenue where they assisted Americus Fire & Emergency Services with a structure fire.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on West Furlow Street. There was no fire.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Madison Street. There was no fire.
• Firefighters responded to a woods fire on Ga. Highway 27 East.

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office

Arrests
• Brendon M. Allen, 31, of Macon; driving while license is suspended or revoked; released on bond. (12-27-18)
• Zyreich R. Allen, 20, of 400 Hosanna Circle, Americus; simple battery, felony theft by taking, and second-degree criminal damage to property; jailed. (12-27-18)
• Alonzo K. Lewis, 41, of 124 W. Peppermint Way, Americus; felony first-degree burglary, criminal trespass, armed robbery, aggravated assault, third-degree cruelty to children, felony theft by taking, second-degree criminal damage to property, and first-degree criminal damage tyo property; jailed. (12-27-18)
• Christopher L. Walker, 48, of Atlanta; probation violation; jailed. (12-27-18)