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Crime Watch

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The following information is gleaned from incident reports, which are public record, from the Jones County Sheriff’s Department and Gray Police Department March 12-18, 2020.

March 12

Sheriff’s deputy Harden responded to a complaint of an injured dog on Luke Smith Road at 6:47 p.m. The resident reported hearing her dog yelp and seeing it come to the house limping. She said she later found a rock near where the dog had been beside the road when she heard it yelp. She said there was an ongoing dispute with a neighbor about the dog and she suspected the neighbor threw the rock at her dog. The neighbor was interviewed and denied throwing a rock.

March 14

Sheriff’s deputy Jones took a complaint from a man at 12:36 p.m. who said he had found someone was dumping household garbage in the dumpster he had rented to put debris in as he cleaned out a rental property on Tanner Terrace. Extra patrols were requested for the area.

Sheriff’s deputy James responded to a complaint of Court at 7:38 p.m. He found a man on Parker Drive who said he was sighting in a new rifle, firing into a bank behind his home. He was requested to find somewhere else to shoot due to so many houses being in the vicinity.

March 15

Sheriff’s deputy James responded to East Virginia Avenue at 10:15 a.m. concerning an aggressive dog. A woman said a black bulldog with four puppies came into her yard and tried to attack her. James found the dogs at the corner of Sage Street and Phillips Drive, and the mama dog acted very aggressively toward him. Animal control was contacted and the dogs were contained. The owner was contacted, but he was out of town. He arranged for a neighbor to get the dogs and confine them until he could return home.

Sheriff’s deputy Dennis took a report from a woman at 2:48 p.m. who said she had put a new tag and decal on her vehicle on March 8 and had discovered on March 14 that the decal was missing. The decal was entered into the state crime database as stolen.

Sheriff’s deputy Johnson responded to a brush fire behind a home on Hallie Lane at 9:20 p.m. The residents did not know how the fire had started. Fire department personnel arrived to put out the fire.

March 16

Sheriff’s deputy Johnson investigated a report of a woman walking in the road at Lite-N-Tie Road and Creekside Drive at 6:28 a.m. He found a barefoot woman who appeared very disoriented. Johnson spoke with a family member who said the woman was supposed to be home the previous evening. She said the woman uses methamphetamine. Johnson summoned emergency medical personnel, and the woman was transported to the hospital.

Sheriff’s deputy Harden responded to a report of a vehicle in the ditch on Childs Road at 4:13 p.m. He found an SUV in the ditch and contacted the registered owner down the street. She said she had not been paying attention and ran off the road. She said her husband was on the way to help pull the vehicle out. There were no injuries or damage.

March 18

Sheriff’s deputy Dennis investigated a complaint on Meadow Drive at 2:50 p.m. concerning a teen male riding a dirt bike in the road. The complainant said it has been an ongoing problem with the teen riding the dirt bike recklessly, cutting in front of drivers, and not wearing a helmet. Dennis put in a request for extra patrols in the area.