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Page 6B Continued from 5B Wom= aclmi rrmking thro =fter driver of moped hits mr mlkl At about 4:54 p.m. on April 24, Cpl. Jacob Robins and Deps. Yolanda Mercer and Jeff Wilson went to Old Hwy. 341 about a moped bike hitting the mirror of a gray 2014 Ford Fusion When Robins arrived, Barnesville police Officer Michael McEachern said his sister, who is a Lamar County ~: sheriff's deputy, had witnessed ,:, another woman cursing a group :: of boys and threatening to kill : a man. The woman told depu- ' ': : ties she was traveling on Old Hwy. 341 when she came up on a group of boys jogging toward her with a moped driving behind them. The woman said when she passed the moped, the man, who was driving the moped, slapped her vehicle's mirror The woman said she then got out of her ve- hicle and confronted the group. The woman said she told the man he had no fight to hit.her mirror and told him it was un- called for behavior. The woman said the boys then started calling her fat and other names while cursing at her. Robins then asked the woman if she had threatened the man by saying she'd "f---- -- kill his a--:' The woman said yes but said it was because she felt like she and her young child were in danger. The woman then said she wanted to press charges against the man for slapping her mirror. Robins then told the woman that if he arrested the man for disorderly conduct, he would also have to arrest her for making a terroristic threat. The woman then told Robins she needed a lawyer. Robins then met with the man who said he was driving the moped behind a group of boys who were jogging. He said as the woman's vehide approached the group, it nearly hit two of the boys. He said he then slapped her vehicle's mirror in order to get her to move over because there were several more boys behind him. The man said the woman then got out and started cursing at them. He said some of the boys yelled back at her but he wasn't sure what was said or who said it. However, he said he remembered the woman profanely yelling that she would kill him. The man said he didn't want to press charges against the woman. Meanwhile, the officer's sister said she was driving behlnd the woman when she got out and started cursing at the boys. She said the woman then pointed at the man while saying she would kill him. Robins told both the woman and the man to contact Monroe County Magistrate Court should they decide to seek charges. oreRood attacked labrador-pit At about 7:06 p,m on April 24, a female MooreRoad resident told Dep. Yolanda Mercer and Cpl. Jacob Robins that two of her male neighbors' dogs had attacked her dog inher yard. The resident said her daughter took their family dog, a labrador pit mix, out to use the bathroom when their neighbors' German shepherd and pit bug attacked their dog. The residents daughter said she grabbed a baseball bat to tryto stop the attack at'which point the neighbors' dogs,ran out of her yard and back down flue road. Mercer saw fresh marks on the residents dog's neck and back. The resident added that she reported last year that the same two dogs had attacked and killed another one of her dogs. Depu- ties then met with the neighbors who said their dogs usually stay in their yard and said the resi- dent's dogs sometimes come in their yard as well. Deputies then cited the neighbors for a leash law violation. Macon driver charged with DUI after falling asleep on Juliette Road A 26-year-old white Macon man was arrested and charged with DUI after a traffic stop on Juliette Road on April 24. At about 10:58 p.m Cpl. Nicolas Ortiz saw a black 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche stopped in the road at the intersection of Juliette Road and Hwy. 87. Ortiz saw the truck's male driver was asleep at the wheel. The deputy tried to wake him up for about five minutes until he finally woke up. Ortiz also saw a glass pipe with brown wax at the bottom on the center console and a bottle of lagermeister in the cupholder When Ortiz, who smelled alcohol on the driver, asked the driver if he had been drinking, the driver replied, "F--- you" Ortiz then asked the driver if he would take a field sobriety test, and the driver responded, "F--- you. Take offthat uniform, and you aren't s---" After dispatchers notified Ortiz that the driver's license was suspended, Ortiz arrested the driver and asked him to take a breath test. The driver then cursed at him a third time, and Ortiz put the driver in the back of his patrol car. Ortiz then found on the truck's front passenger seat three e-cigarette vapor tanks containing wax marijuana. He also found on the driver's side dashboard an Jimenez Arms model 22 caliber pistol and located on the pas- senger's seat a Taurus PT1911.45 pistol, each of which was taken as evidence. Ortiz then took the driver to the Monroe County Jail, where he was also charged with illegal stopping on the roadway, an open container violation, pos- session of drug related objects, driving while license suspended, Violation of the Georgia Con- trolled Substance Act and pos- session of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Macon woman charged DUl tor find pill bottles truck A 46-year-old white Macon woman was arrested and charged with DUI after a traffic stop on 1-75 South on April 24. At about 1:38 p.m Cp1. Thomas Haskins and Inv. Kemeyan Colvard saw a white 1995 Chevrolet Silverado without a tag that was also fail- ing to maintain its lane on 1-75 South near mile marker 185. Haskins saw the female driver had very slurred speech, glazed eyes and was unsteady on her feet. The driver said the truck bdongs to her boyfriend and said they hadn't gotten a license plate for it yet. The driver then admit- ted to taking three Xanax pills the previous night but denied taking any drugs that day. After the driver then failed several field sobriety tests, Colvard found inside the truck two pill bottles prescribed to the driver that were Alprazolam and Zolpidem, respectively Haskins then ook the driver to Monroe Coun Hospital, where she took a blood test, before being taken to the Monroe County Jail. The driver was also charged with failure to maintain lane and operation of an unregistered vehicle. Man mils deputy after not receiving payment for online clarinet sale L ~ At about 1:09 p.m. on Ai~rfl 26, a Forsyth man told Dep. Yolanda Mercer he put a clarinet on on April 23 for sale at a price of $4,500. The man said a male buyer contacted him about buying the clarinet but said he would have to have an agent pick up the clarinet for a fee, The buyer told the man at that point he would then put the $4,500 into a PayPal account. The man said he agreed to pay a $900 fee to the agent and then sent the money via Moneygram to the buyer. The man said he then checked his PayPal account on April 26 and discovered the $4,500 had not been paid, The man said he then called the buyer, who told him not to worry about it saying it sometimes takes four to six hours for PayPal to update his account, Theman told Mercer he believed he had been scammed. Man for givfng counterfeit $20 bill phone charger sale A 28-year-old white Forsyth man was arrested and charged with first degree forgery after an incident in the Sunoco gas station parking lot on High Falls Road on April 27. At about 12:57 p.m Dep. Yolanda Mercer went to the Sunoco gas station on High Falls Road where a Forsyth man said another man bought a $2 phone charger from him with a $20 bill. The man said he gave the other man back $I8 in change and said he then went inside the gas station and learned the $20 bill was counterfeit.The man said when he went back outside to confront the other man, the other man had left walking. The man then gave Mercer the other man's name, and she and Cpl. Jake Justice found the other man at the Buck Creek Road RV park. The other man told deputies he found the $20 bill on the ground at the gas station and knew it was counter- feit. The other man said he then gav the man the counterfeit bill to buy the phone charger and received the charger and $18 in return. Mercer then took the other man to the Monroe County Jail. Forsyth officer rites passenger for drinking Budweiser in vehicle Inv. Alexander Danids cited a driver for having no insur- IHllHllllllllHlllHllHlll~lllllllllHlllHlliiHlllHHlHll~ll~HllllHllllllHllHllHHllllllHllHHlllll~! Value/ Quality from Tractor in the World! i G&M Enterprise ] Carlton Maynard 109 Westgate Plaza Barnesville, GA 30204 (770) sa.asT2 (478) 992-8326 24-Hour Emergency Service donnyspropanegas. orn ance and a passenger for hav- ing an open Budweiser as they left Union Hill Apartments in a Dodge Charger around 11:30 p.m. on April 21. Daniels had seen the vehicle park at the complex and remain running while two males got out and went into Apartment 14. The apartment manager had asked police help them enforce the no- loitering policy so Daniels asked the driver to leave. She said she would as soon as her passengers returned. A few minutes later the men returned to the Charger and the woman drove away. Mean- while Daniels had found that the Charger had no insurance, so he pulled the vehide over and cited the driver for no insurance and the passenger, who hdd an open Budweister Ice beer, for open container with appearance tick- ets. The car was impounded. Union Hill Dr. woman reports child's father broke through window A Union Hill Drive woman told officer Jeremy Malone on April 21 that her child's father had tried to kick in her door and then broke her window to enter her home to retrieve a bag of his belongings. The woman said she didn't want to press charges but Malone explained he would have to charge the suspect with criminal trespassing because they have a child together. Woman's father strikes daughter's boyfriend in face with pocket knife Two men were cited for disor- derly conduct after a dispute that included a punch to the face with a pocket knife at the Rodeway Inn on April 21. A Forsyth woman told her boyfriend she wanted him out of her room after an argument. Her father came to the room demanding he leave but he said he was waiting on a ride. The father became angry and used a pocket kdfife to pry a piece of window pane offand open the window. When the boy- friend told the father to leave, the father struck him in the face with his pocket knife. The father told officer Jeremy Malone that his daughter's boyfriend came at him swinging and kicking. The father had a small cut on his nose. Both parties were cited. Forsyth woman repoas vehicle struck while in Walrrmrt IX:ddng lot A Forsyth woman told offi- cer leremy Malone on April 22 that someone hit her car in the Walmart parking lot but they never exchanged information for a report. The woman said she was backing out of a parking spot and had stopped when someone struck her passenger side door. She rolled down her window and the other driver, a black male in a newer model black four-door car, said it was only a scratch. She said they both left the park- ing lot. She said when she got home she realized there was a dent in the door, more dam- age than a scratch, and said she needed a report. Malone checked the Walmart video footage but couldn't find the incident. 1 6 East Johnson St. Forsyth, GA 31029 AUTO HOME LIFE LONG-TERM CARE DISABILITY Rick Owens (478) 994 1515 (478) 742-7966 rdowens56@gmall.oom May 1, 2019 rc t womm ctm with pot Forsyth tmf' stop A Macon woman was char' ed with possession of marijuana on April 22 after being stopped: for speeding. The woman told Forsyth officer Mitchel Bell sh i: was speeding because she h to use the restroom and refuse i I to sign the citation. Bell told;h rl she would be taken to jail ff didn't sign andshe began :: phone calls. Bell put her undO; arrest and found a half-smo : cigarillo with a green leafy sub !; stance m the cup holder City employee repo pit bull iumpod feni ; on Railroad Avenue':-:" A city employee reported he was cutting grass on Railroad' -. Avenue behind the Monroe Regional Medical Complex 0rt-; April 22 when a pit bull jumpt'd a fence and got loose near him.-';. A Lee Street resident told officer' Jeremy Malone that it was his : and he had gotten a kennel tO :: contain his three pit bulls. Blount Street neig cited after knib pulled daa.g Two Blount Street neighb~'rs~ were given warning citatioi~for trespassing after an argum~,j over payment for fish bait a~st became violent on April 22~ men told officer Jeremy M~e they got into a dispute abo~ i whether one of them's brother had paid for his bait. One suspect said the bait man pulled his knife: out and pointed it at him. Both men agreed to stay off the oth 's i i property from now on. Police chief klontifies suspect in mr wash trash dumping inc Police chief Eddie Harris re- sponded to a complaint on April 23 that someone keeps dump ing trash at a car wash on MLK Drive. Harris caged the suspect and he admitted to it and said i: ;- wouldn't do it again. . ' Couple banned from Ingles after alleged ! theft of Pampers: i A man and woman were .i banned from the Forsyth Iat i on April 24 upon suspiciort t= they were stealing When confronted they de ~ ~:~ the accusat,ons and bec~aa~ ~'~ claiming they were being criminated against. When Jeremy Malone tried to tall :t, .* them they continued to very irate, loud and unruly. were banned from the store; Terrace home violc code enforcemen ii! A concerned citizen told c~7) enforcement officer George: Foster on apr 25 that a Terrace home had unde that was out of control. a voice mail with the owner. %