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Area beat: April 17, 2019

Americus Fire & Emergency Services

(April 12-16)

• Firefighters responded to 13 calls for medical assistance.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 411 Cotton Ave., where they found a slight smoke haze but no hazards. They responded to same location about seven hours later to a report of a smoke odor. After investigation, they found that a breaker had tripped in one of the air conditioning units.
• Firefighters responded to East Forsyth Street to a report of a tree down in the roadway. They removed it with a chain saw.
• Firefighters responded to Westside Drive to an alarm. It was activated a burning food.
• Firefighters responded to a report of wires down on Ridge Street. They found a telephone line which they removed from the roadway.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center, 126 U.S. Highway 280 West. While en route, the alarm company confirmed that it was a false alarm.
• Firefighters responded to East Furlow Street to a report of a gas leak. Occupants had been cleaning the heater and removed the unit from the all when they noticed a gas odor. No hazards were found.
• Firefighters responded to an alarm on Peachtree Street. It was activated by burning food.
• Firefighters installed a smoke detector on Ashby Street.
• Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on East Lamar Street.
• Firefighters responded to Hosanna Circle to a report of a chirping smoke detector. The homeowner advised she needed new batteries for the detector. They told her they had no batteries with them but would personally come by the residence the following day to replace the batteries.
• Firefighters responded to Lexington Apartments, 1130 Felder St., to a report of a structure fire. Investigation revealed electrical wiring malfunction on the rear of the stove and the stove had been unplugged and pulled away from the wall by the occupant. They advised leaving the stove out of service until management was contacted.

Americus Police Department

Arrests
• Paul N. Fitzgerald, 40, of 320 Ga. Highway 49 North, Americus; misdemeanor obstruction of law enforcement officers, failure to stop at stop sign, open container, license to be examined on demand, DUI, and expiration and renewal of licenses; released on bond. (4-13-19)
• Renita L. Woods, 49, of 104-B Country Club Drive, Americus; theft by shoplifting, two counts of obstruction of law enforcement officers, and two counts of terroristic threats and acts; jailed. (4-14-19)

Georgia State Patrol Post 10, Americus

Arrests
• Nicholas Frazier, 36, of 114 McCarthy Drive, Buena Vista; hold for Schley County; jailed. (4-14-19)
• Michael A. Shaw, 53, of355 Pine Circle, Lot 18, Ellaville; driving while license is suspended or revoked; released on bond. (4-13-19)

Sumter County Fire & Rescue

(April 13-14)
• Firefighters responded to three calls for medical assistance.
• Firefighters responded to a grass fire on Ga. Highway 377.
• Firefighters responded as automatic aide with Americus Fire & Emergency Services to Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 411 Cotton Ave.

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office

Arrests
• Jacob J. Caldwell, 36, of 622 Winn St., Americus; failure to maintain insurance and driving while unlicensed; holding for Terrell County. (4-13-19)
• Mendez Ismael, 40, of 503 S. Dooly St., Montezuma; holding for Montezuma Police Department. (4-14-19)
• Christopher Mills, 38, of 418 College St., Montezuma; holding for Montezuma Police Department. (4-14-19)

Citations
• Eric M. Hall, 44, of 1416 Parker St., Americus; speeding. (4-6-19)
• Georgious N. Hull, 27, of Crawfordville; speeding. (4-7-19)
• Janet D. Jackson, 54, of 601-B Henrietta St., Americus; passing in a no-passing zone. (4-10-19)
• Paula R. Johnson of Americus; improper backing. (4-13-19)
• Parisha M. Jones, 23, of 219-A Murphy Mill Road, Americus; speeding. (4-12-19)
• Kaynee M. Kennedy, 37, of LaGrange; speeding. (4-6-19)
• Tabassum S. Khan of Americus; failure to yield. (4-12-19)
• Betty Mann, 74, of 318 Oliver St., Oglethorpe; speeding. (4-9-19)
• Raymond McCrary, 63, of 212 Poplar St., Americus; failure to maintain insurance, and knowingly driving a motor vehicle on suspended, cancelled or revoked registration. (4-9-19)
• Jesse R. Morris, 20, no address provided; speeding. (4-11-19)
• Earl S. Murray, 60, of Norcross; speeding. (4-6-19)
• Lakeitha N. Myers, 25, of 106 Sharon Drive, Americus; impeding traffic flow in passing lane. (4-10-19)
• Elizabeth J. Robinson, 63, of 204 Bonneville Place, Americus; failure to maintain insurance. (4-8-19)
• Sekeithia S. Sims, 28, of 627 Lewis Lowe Court, Americus; failure to maintain insurance. (4-12-19)
• Anjanette Spivey, 43, of 300 Sumter St., Oglethorpe; speeding. (4-8-19)