Officer Hunnicutt was dispatched to Dixie Street in reference to a theft. The complainant said the offender broke into her home and stole several items. She said he had been stealing from her for a while now. The officer observed pry marks on the door. The offender then arrived at the residence. The officer spoke to the offender, who smelled of alcohol and showed signs of intoxication. The offender emptied his pockets to reveal a couple of the items that had been reported stolen. He was placed under arrest and began using profanity and screaming in the patrol car. At the LEC, the offender was charged with theft by taking, damage to property, public intoxication, and disorderly conduct.
Officer Hunnicutt clocked a vehicle traveling 60 mph in a 35-mph zone on West Clinton Street. He observed it failing to maintain its lane, and as he initiated a traffic stop, he noticed the driver throw a beer can out the window of the vehicle. The driver smelled of an alcoholic beverage and showed signs of intoxication. He denied recently drinking or throwing the beer can out the window, and the deputy retrieved the can and showed it to the driver, who then admitted to recently consuming alcohol. He submitted to a field sobriety test, which he failed, and was deemed to be under the influence of both alcohol and drugs. The driver was placed under arrest and transported to the LEC, where he gave a blood-alcohol reading of .067 grams and submitted a urine sample. He was charged with DUI alcohol-less safe, DUI drugs, DUI drugs-less safe, speeding, failure to maintain lane, cancelled registration, open container, and littering.
Sgt. McCollum met with a complainant at the police department in reference to identity theft. The complainant said an unknown offender had obtained a credit card in his name through a bank, obtained $3,000 with the card, placed the money into his account, and cashed a check in his name to obtain the money from the account. He said he also had a check from $220 from his account that he did not remember. The complainant said that the signatures on several bank documents were not his.
Sgt. McCollum responded to assist Officer Lovick and Chief Lowe with a traffic stop on Highway 44. McCollum spoke with the driver, who appeared to be impaired. She admitted that she was taking two different prescription medications and submitted to a field sobriety test, which she failed. The driver was placed under arrest and transported to the LEC, where she submitted a urine sample. She was turned over to jail personnel on charges of DUI.
Officer Zimmerman responded to an apartment complex on Eatonton Highway in reference to harassment. The complainant said the offender makes inappropriate sexual remarks to her and harasses her and gets in her business with other acquaintances. The officer made contact with the offender, who said he was just joking with the complainant. Both parties were advised not to have any further contact with each other. The offender was notified that any such remarks in the future would result in charges.
Officer Hunnicutt observed a vehicle accelerate to a high rate of speed on Highway 22. He initiated a traffic stop and witnessed the vehicle run a stop sign at the intersection of Eastview Street and Peachtree Street. The vehicle then turned off its headlights and came to a sudden stop, as the driver exited and fled behind a residence on Peachtree Street. The owner of the vehicle was contacted by the Gordon Police Department, but would not cooperate with the investigation and was taken into custody and transported to the Jones County LEC. There the owner identified the driver. The driver’s mother was contacted and said her son would turn himself in. He was set to face charges of fleeing or attempting to elude police, failure to stop at stop sign, reckless driving, driving while license suspended, and on headlights on one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise.
Deputy Humphries clocked a vehicle traveling 78 mph in a 55-mph zone on Gray Highway. He initiated a traffic stop and noticed the driver and passenger appeared very nervous. The driver was issued a citation for speeding. The passenger was found to have a valid warrant out of Tifton and was placed under arrest and transported to the LEC.
Deputy Allen responded to Larry Stephens Way in reference to criminal trespassing. The complainant said he was awakened by a loud noise and got up to see a vehicle pulling away from his residence. He said the door to his residence appeared to be cracked near the latch. The deputy checked the area, but had no immediate contact with the vehicle described by the complainant. The deputy advised that he would continue to patrol the area.
Deputy Hathaway clocked a vehicle traveling 80 mph in a 55 mph zone on Highway 22. He initiated a traffic stop on Pinewood Drive. While speaking with the driver, the deputy noticed a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage. The driver was issued a citation for speeding and submitted to a roadside alcohol test, which he failed. He was placed under arrest and transported to the LEC, where Deputy Miller administered a blood-alcohol test that registered .124 grams. The offender was then issued citations for DUI and DUI-less safe, with the latter charge stemming from the speed of the vehicle on wet road conditions.
Officer Middlebrooks observed a vehicle traveling on West Clinton Street that was being driven by a person known to have a suspended license. The officer initiated a traffic stop and ran the vehicle’s tag, discovering it was expired and the vehicle had no insurance. The driver was charged with driving while license suspended, expired tag, and no insurance. The vehicle was towed.
Sgt. Simpson observed a vehicle pull onto Gray Highway off of Greene Settlement Road with no headlights or taillights activated in the middle of the night. The sergeant initiated a traffic stop and found that the driver had no license. The driver said he had never gotten one. The sergeant attempted to contact the driver’s parents, but was unsuccessful. The driver was placed under arrest and cited for no license and headlight requirements.
Deputy Beard observed a vehicle traveling on New Clinton Road that was being driven by a subject with a suspended license. The deputy initiated a traffic stop and confirmed the identity of the driver. The deputy placed the driver under arrest, as well as the vehicle’s passenger, who was found to have a valid warrant out of Bibb County.
Officer Zimmerman and Officer Hunnicutt observed a white female walking down Gray Highway and made contact with her. She said an offender beat her up and kicked her out of the house where she was staying. The officers met with the offender at the residence. He smelled of alcohol and admitted to recently drinking. The offender was found to be under the legal age for consumption. He also recounted the dispute between him and the complainant. The offender was placed under arrest for simple battery under the domestic violence act and possession of alcohol by a minor. The complainant was escorted by Hunnicutt to the residence where her parents lived.