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The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full ofhis unfailing love - Psalm 33:5 The Monroe County Reporter January 23, 2019 3B ~n}~n~HH~IiHIi!~!!~H!~II~II~I~!~HH~!~ii~H~iH~II~H~H]~i~H~I~I~!~H~H!H~I~I~!InH}~HI~H!~I~n~I~H~H!I~I~I~I~!~ii~H~!~I~!Hi~H~]~ii!I!II!~IiiHI~!H~Ii~ii!iIII~I~!ii~!i~H~i~iiI!I~II!!!~!~I~i i~I[IIHIi~!i!~!!HIilHi!~I!!IIn~l~I~iiHiIHIHi!IHiIlIInIHl INCIDENT REPORTS January 23, 2019 The following incidents were reported by the Forsyth Police Department and the Monroe County Sheriff's Office Jan. 10-18. Forsyth man's stolen chainsaw located at Macon pawn shop At about 4 p.m. on Jan. 10a Forsyth man told Cpl. lacob Robins that a male hunting friend was at Old South Pawn on Pio Nono Ave. in Macon when he saw one of his chainsaws. The man said the chainsaw was a Stihl model 279, valued at $500, which had the man's engraving on it. The man said he then went to the shop and confirmed the chainsaw was his. The shop's male owner told the man he would keep the chainsaw in the back of the store until a sheriff's deputy could pick it up. The man said he had last seen his chainsaw in his Hill Road barn several months prior. He said he thought one of his sons might have misplaced it or had been using it. Nursing home patient alarms employee after pkking up butter knife At about 1:52 p.m. on lan. 1 I, Cpl. Thomas Haskins went to a Hwy. 42 North nursing home where a female employee said she saw a male resident appear to be showing a second male resident how to use a butter knife to stab someone. The employee said she saw the two residents talking over lunch when the first resi- dent picked up a butter knife and seemed to be showing the second resident how to use it. The em- ployee said the first resident was also telling the second resident that the second residents male roommate would steal from him. The second resident told Haskins that the first resident picked up a butter knife during lunch but said he was just playing around with it, not showing him how to stab someone. The first resident then told Haskins he didn't like the second residents new room- mate because the roommate had stolen from him in the past. The first resident said he warned the second resident to be careful about the roommate possibly stealing. He then admitted to picking up the butter knife and "playing" with it but said he was not showing the second resident which he did not apply. The M Bowden said he was shopping how to use it. man said he received the cards, a at Advance Auto when someone Target card and an Exxon card, shattered the rear driver's side Willis Wild,q" Drive ~ respectivel)n one day apart but did vent window of his Mazda truck arrested for all~edly not think anything of it. The man and stole a Smith and Wesson said several days later he then .40 caliber pistol. The cases were ~ in face received a bill from Target saying turned over to Inv. Alexander he owed $280. The man said he Daniels. A Willis Wilder Drive man was did not give anyone permission charged with simple battery for to open the accounts. KOA Kaml~lround clerk allegedly hitting his wife on Jan. ~l~ palm after 11. Forsyth police separated the ~ ~ ~l parties when they arrived and the gust d'~ suspect said he and his wife were ~ dtlttaglt~ car just arguing because she came [ adl ff on 1-75 South The clerk at the KOA Kamp- home mad because he wouldn't ground in Forsyth told Forsyth respond to her text message. The A man driving south on 1-75 officer Jihn Shannon that the husband said he was asleep and near mile marker 186 toldguest in cabin 3 was disturbing never got her text message. The Forsyth police Cpl. Kim Barnett other guests by being noisy and wife said he punched her in the that a large piece of metal struck loud and needed to leave. Shan- face and stuck his finger in her the front of his car, breaking non found them packing up and eye. The man's mother said he the headlight. Sgt. David Asbell told them it was time to go. pushed her as weU. He was ar- found a 6-7 foot piece of metal rested for simple battery, near mile marker 188 and asked ~llTIGrt shopper Rnds the DOT to remove it. expletive marketed on vehicle in parking lot Deputy reports owl struck windshield of Suspects wanted in patrol car on Hwy. 83 three vehicle burglaries, clucling two at Fitco At about 7:32 p.m. on/an. 11, Dep. Willie Barkley of the Monroe County Sheriff's Office reported he was traveling north- bound on Hwy. 83 South when an owl flew into his patrol car windshield, causing it to crack. Barkley said the owl also dam- aged his patrol car spotlight. The case was then turned over to Sgt. Willie Brown. Jackson man reports receiving fraudulent credit cards in mail At about 10:05 a.m. on lan- 14, a Jackson man told Cp1. John Thompson that he received two credit card bills in the marl for Forsyth police are looking for a suspect after three cars were broken into last week in town. Two cars were broken into and wallets stolen at Fitco Health Club in Forsyth at around 7 p.m. last Wednesday, lan. 16. Fitco customer Christine Baldwin told Forsyth officer Shenita Bell that someone broke out the left rear window of her car and stole her purse, including $600 cash and a number of checks. Another customer, Robert Gibson, said his vehide wasn't locked due to a mechanism failure and the suspect took his wallet which in- cluded several debit cards and his social security card. Then around 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, Dan- A woman told Forsyth police Sgt. David Asbell on Jan. 18 that she found an expletive written in marker on the driver's window of her car while parked at Walmart. Woman calls police after son brings home unknown dirt bike A Willis Wilder Drive woman told Forsyth officer Kim Bar- nett on Jan. 18 that her son had brought home a dirt bike and she didn't know where it came from and didn't want it on her prop- erty. The dispatcher searched the bike's VIN but found no record of it. The homeowner was advised she could dispose of the bike. -i" The following arrests were reported by the Monroe County Sheriff's ONce and Forsyth Police Deportment on Jan. 14-1Z An arrest means someone has been charged with a crime, but the law considers them innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Jan. 14 ~ Jan. 15 Thomas ~ Jon Gary Palmer, Michad 60, Knoxville, Davidson, 39, obstruction, McDonough, possession of driving a firearm by while license a convicted suspended/ felon revoked Jan. 16 Prisci a Lynn Flores, 30, Law- renceville, criminal trespass Vernise Gibson, 33, Valdosta, violation of headlight re- quirements, having no brake lights or working turn signals, driving while license suspended/ revoked Dianne Ma- de Loiacono, 61, Bainbridge, obstruction Ashley Re- nee Ritner, 31, Forsyth, failure to maintain lane, driving while license suspended/re- voked Shambe- ria Zdlner, 30, Forsyth, obstruction, criminal tres- pass Jan. 17 Fred Randall Holt, 30, hckson, possession of amphetamine Walta- vious Mobley, 38, Cordele, hold for other agency, giving false name or date of birth Robert Andy Smith, 43, Flovilla, ter- roristic threats and acts Dan- iel Dwight "[hornton, 42, Clearwater, Fla speeding, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon Sierra Sasia- quon Watkins, 25, Forsyth, driving while li- cense suspend- ed/revoked Macon Regional Crimestoppers needs the public's help in locating these wanted persons for arrest. Macon Regional Crimestoppers offers rewards of up to $2,000 for tips that lead to ar- rests. Leads or "tips" can be provided to Crimestoppers through its tip line at 478-742-2330 or 1-877-68CRIME or via its online tip submission, and all tipsters will remain anonymous. Dwayne Holly Ernest Gordonvion Gregory James E. Kishanne Cline Carpenter Collins Dewberry Jones Jones Jones Probation-Violation Probation-Violation Probation-Violation Probation-Violation Probation-Violation V.C.G.S.A. Poss. of Probation-Violation Superior Court Superior Court Superior Court Superior Court Superior Court Schedule II - methSuperior Court 9 Richard Dumas to pay $7,500 annually to the county In other Board of Commissionem' brsyth~mvmcmet for animal conlxol services, new~ The contract also calls for the city to paythe county $22 per dog for hous- ing any abandoned dog captured within the dtylimits. Monroe County Commissioners approved on T~ Jan. 15 anin- tergovemmental agreement with the C'ay of ForWda that calls for the city Monroe County Commissioners approved on Tuesc~, Jan. 15 an in- tergovemmental agreement with the Monroe County Board of Education that calls for the BOE to pay $20,000 annually to the county for solid waste collection at the county's six schools. Monroe County Commission- ers approved on Tues~r, Jan. 15 to spend $9,100 to remove mold from the Monroe County Library. Monroe County Commission- ers approved on Jan. 15 to begin the process ofdaiming portions of Pine Valley Road and Oak Hill Drive as county roads.