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Americus Fire & Emergency Services
(Dec. 23, 2018-Jan. 4, 2019)

• Firefighters responded to 48 calls for medical assistance.
• Firefighters responded to Davenport Street to a report of a possible structure fire. Upon investigation, they found a smoke odor generated by heater coils burning off dust particles.
• Firefighters responded to Perfect Care, 114 Sullivan Drive, as mutual aid with Sumter County Fire & Rescue. No hazards were found.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on South Lee Street where a car has partially driven into a structure.
• Firefighters responded to Felder Street to a dumpster fire, which they extinguished.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Horton Drive, which had been accidentally activated by the homeowner.
• Firefighters responded to South Lee Street to a report of a possible structure fire. Occupants said they smelled burning wires, but no hazards were found.
• Firefighters responded to U.S. Highway 19 South as automatic aid with Sumter County Fire & Rescue, which advised that their assistance was not needed.
• Firefighters responded to a structure fire on East Jefferson Street. The occupant told then she had heard an explosion and saw smoke and flames so she exited the house. They found a small fire in the kitchen, which they extinguished, and ventilated the structure.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on East Lamar Street.
• Firefighters responded to South Lee Street to a report of a smoking washing machine. Fire personnel disconnected the machine and contacted the emergency contact number.
• Firefighters responded to Reddick Drive to a possible structure fire. Upon arrival, they found an occupant leaving the structure holding a smoldering pot in hand. They found smoke throughout the residence and ventilated it.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on East Glessner Street.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident at Thomas Drive and Felder Street but were advised by police that their assistance was not needed.
• Firefighters responded to East Furlow Street to a report of a stove fire. They extinguished it and found that a child had tried heating something on the stove unsupervised and started the fire.
• Firefighters responded to a dumpster fire on Lee Street.
• Firefighters responded to Columbia Avenue to a report of a malfuncting HVAC unit. No hazards were found.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Hosanna Circle which turned out to be a false alarm.

Americus Police Department

Arrests
• Aaron Baker, 49, of 215 Elliott St., Americus; simple battery (Family Violence Act), third-degree cruelty to children, and aggravated assault; jailed. (12-15-18)
• Jamarious T. Bullard, 28, of 134 Hosanna Circle, Americus; probation violation; released on time served. (12-29-18)
• Josh Cole, 30, of 203-H Murphy Mill Road, Americus; criminal trespass. (12-31-18)
• Lamari C. Edwards, 20, of 132 Laurel Circle, Americus; misdemeanor possession of marijuana. (1-2-19)
• Charles C. Harvey, 20, of 115 Pecan Terrace, Americus; possession of firearm or knife during commission of or attempt to commit certain felonies, and aggravated assault; jailed. (12-28-18)
• Lanadeia P. Joiner, 35, of 14 Griffin Road, Oglethorpe; misdemeanor theft by shoplifting. (1-2-19)
• Anthony E. King, 17, of 126 Carter Fishpond Road, Plains; entering auto; jailed. (12-31-18)
• Caleb M. Pless, 20, of 902 E. Railroad St., Americus; misdemeanor possession of marijuana, possession of Schedule I or II Controlled Substance with intent to distribute, unlawful wearing of bullet proof vest during commission of a crime, aggravated assault, fleeing or attempting to elude police officers, criminal use of an article with altered ID mark (other than motor vehicle), two counts of failure to report accident, felony interference with government property, two counts of reckless driving, DUI, driving on wrong side of undivided street, failure to maintain lane, hit and run, seat belt violation, and open container; jailed. (12-15-18)