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Area beat: Jan. 30, 2019

Americus Fire & Emergency Services
(Jan. 25-28)

• Firefighters responded to 19 calls for medical assistance.
• Firefighters responded to Post Way to a report of a structure fire. The occupant told then she plugged in her heater and awakened to a popping sound and noticed the outlet was on fire, which she extinguished with a shoe and a pan of water. No other hazards were found.
• Firefighters responded to South Lee Street to a report of smoke coming from a structure. On arrival, they found it was steam, not smoke.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on East Lamar Street. A pickup truck was leaking a small amount of antifreeze.
• Firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire on Tom Hall Circle. Sumter County Fire & Rescue was scene on their arrival. There no fire but the oven had short circuited.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on East Forsyth Street. No hazards were found.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident in Mayo Street. No hazards were found.
• Firefighters responded to a smoke detector activation on Crawford Street. They spoke with HVAC servicemen on scene who said lint burning off the heating unit had activated the detector.
• Firefighters responded to Mayo Street to a report of a possible structure fire. No hazards were found but it was determined that the concern was caused by vapor coming from the building’s exterior dryer vent.
• Firefighters responded to Mayo Street to a report of smoke coming from behind MRS Home Medical Store at 710 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The caller said there was a strong odor of smoke around and behind the business, as well as visible smoke in the area. No hazards were found.
• Firefighters responded to Clara Drive to a report of a structure fire. They extinguished a fire in the kitchen, and the area was overhauled. Sumter County Fire & Rescue provided mutual aid.
• Firefighters responded to Horne Street to a report of an odor of rotten eggs. The gas department was notified.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on Sharon Drive.

Americus Police Department

Arrests
• Kaheem Chambers, 19, of 313 S. Jackson St., Americus; theft by receiving stolen property, probation violation, and felony probation violation; jailed. (1-17-19)
• Robert B. Davis, 22, of Warwick; open container. (1-25-19)
• Alicia F. Ellenburg, 38, of 211 John St., Americus; probation violation, released after paying fine. (1-17-19)
• Brenda D. Harp, 56, of 720 Harris St., Spt. 29, Americus; criminal trespass; jailed. (1-17-19)
• Morgan C. Hearn, 21, of Fayetteville, Ga.; purchase/consumption or possession of alcohol for an underage person. (1-25-19)
• Henry P. Jarvis, 24, of 237-E Wanda Way, Americus; probation violation; jailed. (1-17-19)
• Kabren V. L. Kearse, 21, of 104 Clara Drive, Americus; reckless driving and misdemeanor driving while license is suspended or revoked. (1-27-19)
• Brandon E. Pope, 32, of 208 Horton Drive, Americus; noncompliance. (1-27-19)
• Eric Williams, 45, of 308 Eckles Road, Americus; disorderly conduct. (1-25-19)
• Kylah A. Williams, 18, of 308 Eckles Road, Americus; disorderly conduct. (1-25-19)

Citation

• Valencia S. Seay of Americus; following too closely. (1-12-19)

Georgia State Patrol Post 10, Americus

Arrest
• Carol R. Mabry, 56, of Tavares, Fla.; violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act, and driving under the influence of drugs; released on bond. (1-25-19)

Sumter County Fire & Rescue

(Jan. 4-16)
• Firefighters responded to two calls for medical assistance.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on South Hampton Street where the occupant was cooking and smoked up the house.
• Firefighters installed a smoke detector on Waterfront Drive.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on Ga. Highway 30 West.
• Firefighters responded to Thomas Mill and Logan Store roads where they extinguished a cotton bale and grass fire.
• Firefighters responded to Ga. Highway 30 West to a structure fire “containing high explosives.” Sumter responded to 24 personnel and five pieces of large equipment while Webster County Fire responded with two personnel and a tanker. The fire took about an hour to bring under control.

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office

Arrests
• Kletner L. Anderson, 51, of 355 King’s Road, Ellabille; felony first-degree burglary; jailed. (1-20-19)
• Shawanna M. Coleman, 34, of Albany; expired or no registration or title, and driving while license is suspended or revoked; released on bond. (1-18-19)
• Woodrow A. Terry, 39, of 446 Dixon Drive, Ellaville; felony probation violation; jailed. (1-16-19)
• Jermaine A. Thomas, 20, of Columbus; felony probation violation; jailed. (1-14-19)

Citations
• Keelan Barkley, 36, of 111 Oakridge Drive, Americus; speeding. (1-10-19)
• Jovontais L. Bell, 25, of Butler; speeding. (1-25-19)
• Audrianna Hawkins, 19, of 813 Parker St., Americus; knowingly driving motor vehicle on suspended, canceled or revoked registration; (1-18-19)
• Johnny Mable, 35, of 181 Fox Stephens Road, Americus; speeding. (1-20-19)
• Jason McClaster, 36, of 826 McMath Mill Road Extension, Americus; failure to maintain insurance, failure to have license on person, and obscured or missing license plate. (1-12-19)
• Charles C. Harvey, 20, of 1031 Elm Ave., Americus; speeding. (1-20-19)
• Audrianna Hawkins, 19, of 813 Parker St., Americus; knowingly driving motor vehicle on suspended, canceled or revoked registration. (1-16-19)

N. Thompson St., Americus; speeding. (1-17-19)