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Crime WATCH

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Crime WATCH

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Aug. 4

Sheriff’s deputy Dennis was dispatched to a convenience store on Ga. 22 at 1 a.m. when it was reported a man had been sitting in a parked vehicle there for about three hours. When Dennis arrived, he found that the driver had gone inside to the restroom. Dennis spoke with witnesses who said the man appeared under the influence of drugs. Dennis spoke with the man when he returned from inside. He said he was out of gas and waiting for a friend, but he acted very nervous. The man said he had been arrested for drugs before. Dennis asked if he had drugs then and asked him to empty his pockets. The man at first refused to remove his hands from his pockets. When he did, Dennis observed a syringe on the ground by the man’s foot. The man said it contained heroin, and he said there was more in his vehicle. Dennis searched the vehicle and found heroin in a cigarette pack and cocaine residue in a pipe and straw. The man was arrested and charged with possession of heroin and cocaine.

Aug. 5

Sheriff’s deputy Walker assisted an animal control officer at 3:13 p.m. who confiscated a dog that did not have proper shelter from a residence on Griswoldville Road.

Sheriff’s deputy Robinson investigated a complaint of a suspicious person near a residence on Gray Highway at 11:26 p.m. A woman said she saw a man standing at the edge of her lot near a shed but he ran into the woods when she opened the door. Robinson searched the area but found no one. He suggested she obtain a trail camera to try to get a photo of anyone entering the area.

Aug. 6

Sheriff’s Sgt. Brownlee investigated a complaint at 4:50 a.m. of a suspicious person knocking on the front and back doors of a residence on Ga. 57. There were wet footprints on the porch, but a search of the area was negative.

Sheriff’s deputy Pointer responded to a complaint of a woman screaming and crying on River North Boulevard at 5:46 a.m. No other area residents reported hearing anything, and a search of the area, including the nearby lake, found no one.

Sheriff’s deputy Warren responded to a call about a dispute on Bethune Avenue at 8:53 p.m. The altercation was settled when he arrived, but he discovered that one of those involved had an outstanding warrant from Bibb County, so he was arrested and held for Bibb officials.

Aug. 7

Sheriff’s deputy Carr was driving on Ga. 18 West at 11:40 a.m. when an object came off a tractor trailer he met and struck his windshield, breaking it. Carr turned around and stopped the truck driver. Arrangements were made for the truck company to replace the windshield.

Sheriff’s deputy Pruitt responded to a report of a fire started by lightning on Oakwood Place at 5:37 p.m. The resident said she heard three loud strikes and looked out to see a wooden shed and the vehicle parked next to it on fire. Fire department personnel arrived and put out the fires.