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Area beat: 9-21-19

Americus Fire & Emergency Services

 

(Sept. 10-20)

  • Firefighters responded to 36 calls for medical assistance.
  • Firefighters responded to the report of a woodland fire on Pine Street. They found several small bushes on fire alongside a residential street. A neighbor offered his personal water hose to extinguish it.
  • Firefighters responded to Ridge Street to a report of a possible structure fire. They found a fire had been in the kitchen area but has been extinguished. They unplugged the stove and ventilated the structure of smoke. The home owner was advised to contact an electrician.
  • Firefighters responded to the campus of Georgia Southwestern State University to a report of a structure fire. They found a light haze of smoke and an electrical burning odor. A light ballast had overheated and shorted out.
  • Firefighters responded to Barbara Battle Way to a report of a possible structure fire. They found. They found a pot had been left on the stove. No other hazards were found.
  • Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on Montgomery Street.
  • Firefighters responded to an alarm on North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. It was triggered by cooking.
  • Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on South Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
  • Firefighters responded to Cartwright Road as automatic aid with Sumter County Fire & Rescue to a report of a structure fire. Home owner had been tearing down a mobile home and burning debris in a fire pit next to the trailer, and it spread to the trailer.
  • Firefighters responded to an alarm at Toboggan Steve’s, 102 W. Lamar St. It was a false alarm.
  • Firefighters responded to the report of a gas odor in the basement at Quality Inn, 1205 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Upon investigating the boiler room on the second floor, they found a burning odor and carbon monoxide readings. They found a hamper of rags and towels smoldering and they removed it and extinguished the fire.
  • Firefighters responded to Railroad Street to a report of an outside fire. They found small patches of burning debris in the area, which they extinguished.
  • Firefighters were dispatched to Starlight Circle but canceled in route.
  • Firefighters responded to South Georgia Tech Parkway to a semi-trailer truck fire. They found a truck pulled onto the shoulder with smoke coming from the passenger-side rear tires and a small fire around the rear brakes. They extinguished the fire and cooled the brakes. They determined the fire was the result of a rear wheel bearing failure.
  • Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on Varsity Drive.
  • Firefighters responded to a carbon monoxide alarm on South Lee Street. It was determined that the alarm had defective batteries.
  • Firefighters responded to the report of a structure fire on Mayo Street. The extinguished a small fire in the clothes dryer and removed smoke from the structure.
  • Firefighters responded to Lonnie Lane to a report of an odor. Nothing was found.
  • Firefighters responded to the Sumter County Health Department, 1601 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., to a report of a gas odor. The call was canceled in route. They responded again to the same location 15 minutes later to a report of a gas leak. Nothing was found.
  • Firefighters responded to an alarm South Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard which was pulled due to a gas odor. Nothing was found.
  • Firefighters responded to the Griffin Bell Golf & Conference Center, 1800 S. Lee St., to an alarm. No hazards were found.
  • Firefighters responded to South Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to a report of low hanging wires. They blocked traffic and removed one low hanging wire from the roadway. The cable company was contacted.
  • Firefighters responded to Chevron Food Mart, 1402 North Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., to an alarm but were canceled in route.

 

Americus Police Department

 

Arrests

  • Kevin D. Banks, 24, of 514 Varsity Drive, Americus; purchase/possession/manufacture/distribution/sale of marijuana and failure to obey stop sign; jailed. (9-16-19)
  • Leonardo Davinci Bateman, 36, of 116 Town Creek Circle; misdemeanor possession of marijuana or drug-related object. (9-17-19)
  • Devin J. Beverly, 26, of 1130 Felder St., Apt. 9A, Americus; rape; dismissed. (9-18-19)
  • Deandrian S. Bradley, 26, of 205-A Murphy Mill Road, Americus; misdemeanor theft by deception. (9-13-19)
  • Gregory L. Daniels, 45, of 808 Fairfield Ave., Americus; contempt of court. (9-12-19)
  • Antonio L. Golphin, 25, of 247 Ga. Highway 49 South, Lot J, Americus; disorderly conduct. (9-13-19)
  • Ira W. Goodwin, 45, of 299 New Point Church Road, Plains; DUI habitual violator; jailed. (9-12-19)
  • Jose Jimenez-Jimenez, 42, homeless; holding for U.S. Marshal Service. (9-12-19)
  • Kenyatis J. Jones, 26, of Fort Smith, Arkansas; misdemeanor driving while license is suspended or revoked and failure to signal when turning or changing lanes. (9-14-19)
  • Marcus A. Laster, 24, of 413 S, Hampton St., Americus; probation violation; jailed. (9-11-19)
  • Rondarious R. Miles, 19, of 114-H Fairway II Drive, Americus; misdemeanor theft by taking; jailed. (9-12-19)
  • Kewan L. Morgan, 40, of q95 Ga. Highway 308, Plains; felony probation violation; jailed. (9-11-19)
  • Lavonne M. Serrano, 40, homeless; disorderly conduct; jailed. (9-12-19)
  • Logan J. Tookes, 31, of 79 Sunset Drive, misdemeanor driving while license is suspended or revoked and two counts of noise violation. (9-12-19)
  • Tony R. Washington, 54, of 453-A Forrest St., Americus; simple assault; jailed. (9-11-19)
  • Charlie Williams, 64a, of 141 Pecan Terrace, Americus; operating motor vehicle without registration or valid license plate, no insurance, and driving without license on person. (9-16-19)
  • Za’towan Wright, 17, of 92-B Bozeman Circle, Americus; disorderly conduct. (9-17-19)

 

Georgia State Patrol Post 10, Americus

 

Arrests

  • Johnny C. Barker, 63, of 205 E. Rockhill Drive, Americus; driving while license is suspended or revoked; released on bond. (9-13-19)
  • Cheryl N. Blue, 37, of 1301 Douglas Circle, Americus; failure to maintain lane, driving while license is suspended or revoked, DUI and misdemeanor failure to appear in court for finger printable charge; jailed. (9-16-19)
  • Kevin L. Cunningham, 42, of Albany; fleeing or attempting to elude police officer, giving false name/address/or birthdate to law enforcement officer, two counts of speeding, reckless driving, driving while license is suspended or revoked, and failure to maintain lane; jailed. (9-16-19)
  • Jhon-Qavious D. Harvey, 18, of Cordele; driving under the influence of drugs; jailed. (9-15-19)
  • Deavery L. Smith, 23, of Savannah; driving under the influence of drugs and speeding; released on bond. (9-14-19)

 

Plains Police Department

 

Arrest

  • Justin E. Burks, 22, of Richland; failure to appear in court; released on bond. (9-11-19

 

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office

 

Arrests

  • Anthony C. Bridges, 45, of 272 East Rockhill Drive, Americus; parole violation; jailed. (9-11-19)
  • Shakeem O. Butler, 23, of Fort Valley; felony probation violation; jailed. (9-11-19)