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Crime WATCH

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Crime WATCH

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July 24

Sheriff’s deputy Ransom stopped a driver who was not wearing a seatbelt on Griswoldville Road at 10:46 a.m. He discovered that his passenger had an outstanding warrant from Bibb County, so he was arrested and turned over to a Bibb deputy.

July 29

Sheriff’s deputy Carr stopped a driver who was weaving and whose vehicle had a burned out headlight on Ga. 49 at 2:44 a.m. The driver smelled of alcohol and admitted she had been drinking. She failed roadside sobriety tests and was arrested. She registered .098 on the state breath test and was charged with DUI and the headlight violation. Her vehicle was impounded.

Sheriff’s deputy Carr stopped a motorcycle rider on Ga. 49 at 5:56 a.m. when a tag check showed that the owner had an outstanding warrant from Bibb County. After confirming the rider was the owner, the man was arrested and turned over to a Bibb deputy.

Sheriff’s deputy Jones assisted animal control director Jackson with a cruelty to animals case on Blounts Chapel Road at 1 p.m. Four dogs that appeared malnourished and that were confined in filthy conditions were confiscated. Jones contacted the owner by phone, and she said the dogs had been fed that morning but that she was in Savannah and could not meet with him. Jones obtained a warrant for cruelty to animals against the woman.

July 30

Sheriff’s deputy Carr stopped a vehicle on Ga. 49 at 1:37 a.m. after a tag check showed the registered owner had an outstanding warrant from Henry County. The owner was a passenger in the vehicle, so he was arrested and taken to jail to await pickup by Henry deputies.

Aug. 1

Sheriff’s deputy Pointer stopped a driver on Elam Church Road at 1:42 a.m. for having an expired tag decal. He detected the smell of marijuana and the driver produced a jar containing marijuana and two pipes. She was arrested and cited for possession.

Aug. 2

Sheriff’s deputy Hathaway responded to Will Russell Road at 4:14 p.m. concerning a tornado. A resident reported seeing the tornado as it passed overhead, and there were trees and powerlines down. Deputies and a DNR ranger searched the area for injured people but none were found. The roads were cleared of debris.

Sheriff’s deputy Simmons responded to Pecan Drive at 9 p.m. when the resident reported returning home to find a bedroom window broken and the baby crib next to it moved. Upon investigation, Simmons determined that the family’s bulldog, which was inside, had shoved the bed and broken the window trying to get out. There were teeth marks around the inside of the window and the glass had fallen outside, and there were no footprints outside. The resident stated the dog is frightened by bad weather and there had been a storm that evening.