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"/he Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love - Psalm 33:5 The Monroe County Reporter May 15, 2019 HH!~HH~HiiiiHH!iI~Hi~IIII!IiiHHI~f~i~i~I~iI~!iiiHHi~!II~i!!!~I!!Ii!Hi~HiiiI~iiiiH!iHI~i!i~HII[IIIf!Hii!!I~HI~HiiH~!~I!~!HI~II~H!!!!HIIIHI~f!iiII~HII~IiiiIH!~I~IH~IH~H~Hi~iIHII~HiHIIHH~iH!I![I[~II!ii~HII~I~IiiiiH~HHI[i~I~II~Hi!HiIiIIIH~IUiIIIIIII~HHI~II[I~I~!iHI~IH!~!iiIiI~fI~I~!iiH!H~I~HiiiiiH~I! i" m~. t INCIDENT REPORTS May 15, 2019 The followihg incidents were reported by the Forsyth Police Department and the Monroe County Sheriff's Office April 29-May 10. Hampton Inn manager reports woman putting stock of files in vehicle The manager of the Hampton Inn told Forsyth officer Jeremy Malone on April 28 that she saw an older white female putting what was thought to be a stack of tiles into her four-door Buick with a handicapped tag. She didn't want to press charges. Forsyth police impound stolen vehicle possibly involved in auto thefts Forsyth police found a car stolen out of Henry County at Brentwood Apartments on April 29 amidst reports of someone entering autos at both Brentwood Apartments and nearby Freeman Funeral Home. Officer Jeremy Malone found fingerprints on the stolen vehicle and found mari- juana pieces, a digital scale and golf dubs inside. He impounded the vehide. Br #woed Apartments resident reports vehicle stolen from parking lot the High Falls area. Forsyth woman in love triangle reports getting aggressive messages A Forsyth woman told police officer Jeremy Malone on May 3 that a woman was sending her increasingly aggressive messages on Facebook because they are seeing the same man. The woman said she started getting the mes- sages about a year ago about her boyfriend but that recently the messages became more aggressive and she blocked her on Facebook. There wasn't enough evidence yet to file charges but Malone told her to keep any such communications for evidence. Forsyth woman reports mother locked her out of home over $110 bill A Forsyth woman told Maj. George Foster on May 3 that her mother had locked her out of the house. The mother told Foster that she had paid her daughter's $110 cell phone bill and wanted her to repayher today Foster told them it was a civil matter. Country Club Drive resident reports theft of 5UV, 9 mm. gun A Country Club Drive woman told Sgt. David Asbell on May 4 that someone stole her white 2015 Toyota 4 Runner with a Smith and Wesson 9 mm. inside. James Street resident reports $600 stolen from wallet on May 4 A Brentwood Apartments woman reported someone stole her Kia Sorento the night of April 29 and another woman reported someone has broken into her vehicle and stolen her wallet. Security video showed a black male checking the door handles of several different vehicles in the parking lot around 3:20 a:m, before breaking into the Sorento and driving away. Cpl. Haskins of the Monroe County Sheriff's Office had video of the same suspect driving the Sorento and then breaking into other cars in A James Street man told Maj. George Foster on May 4 that he the driver to the Monroe County had $600 in his wallet the night Jail, where he tested positive for before but when he woke up more than three times the legal around 7 a.m. the cash was gone. limit of alcohol on a state breath The victim said there were only test. The driver was also charged two other people in the home. with speeding, failure to maintain lane, reckless driving and an open Forsyth man reports container violation. ex-girlfriend interrupts job with calls, threats Trio cited for loitering in Forsyth Gardens A Forsyth man told Maj. parking lot on May $ George Foster on May 4 that his' ex-girlfriend kept calling, texting Three Forsyth men were cited and threatening him while he was for loitering in the parking lot trying to work the night shift at of Forsyth Garden Apartments Walmart, and even as he spoke around 1 a.m. on May 5. Forsyth to the police. Foster called the police officer Jeremy Malone said woman and she agreed to stop. he had warned one of the men not to loiter the night before. The Atlanta man charged men were gathered around a I ]l -pl k parked vehicle with the lights out. found in floorboard A 38-year-old white Atlanta man was arrested and charged with DUI after a traffic stop on 1-75 South on May 4. At about 3:30 p.m Cpl. Jacob Robins and Dep. Akedra Robertson were notified by dispatchers to be on the lookout for a black 2018 Volkswagen Passat that was speeding and swerving in and out of traffic on 1-75 South near mile marker 188. Robins saw the vehicle was traveling 105 mph in a 70 mph zone, was failing to maintain its lane and changed lanes with the wrong turn signal. Robins stopped the vehicle near mile marker 185 and knocked on the driver's side window. The male driver never looked at Robins and instead was digging around in his vehicle. Fearing the driver was searching for a weapon, Robins opened the driver's side door and immediately smelled a very strong odor of alcohol inside the vehicle. Robins saw a six-pack of Voodoo alcoholic beverages on the pas- senger side floorboard along with a plastic cup filled with alcohol. The driver, who was drenched in sweat, grabbed his wallet and stumbled out of the vehicle. The driver, who used the vehicle for support, nearly fell down at the rear of the vehide. The driver then failed several field sobriety tests. When Robins asked the driver also to take a field breath test, the driver refused, saying he just wanted to go home. The driver then said he had to be at work the following moming on Sunday before becoming confused when he realized he didn't have to work until Monday. Robins then took Lakeshore Drive man reports bar attacker passed home in vehicle A Lakeshore Drive resident told officer leremy Malone around 3:15 a.m. on May 5 that he was afraid someone who had beaten him up that night at Billy's bar in Macon was passing by his home in a suspicious vehicle. The man was missing a tooth, and his nose appeared to be broken. The officer called for an ambulance to check the man out, but he didn't want to go for treatment. Malone did not find any suspicious vehicles in the area. Woman charged with simple battery after hitting boyfriend in eye A Forsyth woman was charged with hitting her boyfriend in the left eye and the left ear as he tried to recover his cell phone from her during a dispute on May 6. The boyfriend told officer Teldric Middlebrooks that he was trying to get a room at Days Inn to avoid conflict with the girlfriend, who had been out all night. While he was checking in, the derk informed him that a woman was getting his kids out of his car. The man told his girlfriend he was calling the police, after which she took his cell phone. The boyfriend said he went to their Holiday Cove Apartments home to get his phone and she struck him in the right eye and left ear, leaving visible injuries. The girlfriend claimed he hit him because he grabbed her right arm, but there was no evidence of it. Three Forsyth citizens report fraudulent cell phone account charges At about 11:30 a.m. on May 6, a Forsyth woman told Dep. Akedra Robertson that she received a letter in the marl on April 19 from Convergent Collection about an outstanding Verizon Wireless bill in the amount of $4,230.11. The woman said she has been an AT&T customer for over 15 years and had never had phone service through Verizon Wire- less. She said she also received a Sam's Club credit card in the mail with another person's name on it. In a separate but possibly related incident, on May 8, a Forsyth man told Cpt. JeffThompson he received two statements in the mail on April 10 and April 26, respectively, indicating he owed $5,938.50 to Sprint. The man said he contacted Sprint customer service and explained that he never opened a Sprint account. The man said he was instructed to complete a police report to return to the company along with a fraud management dispute affidavit. In another separate but possibly related incident, a Forsyth woman told Dep. Stephen Phipps she received a call from a male AT&T collections representative telling her that her account was past due. The woman said the representa- tive had all of her personal infor- mation despite her not having an account with AT&T. The woman said the representative told her the account was opened in No- vember 2018 and payments were made to the account through January 2019. The woman said she learned the account was in her maiden name with a listed Powder Springs address. She said the account balance was a little overS1,000. Sunset Circle woman reports $800 in cash withdrawn from ATMs A Sunset Circle woman told police chief Eddie Harris on May 7 that someone had withdrawn $800 from her account on three different transactions at ATMs in Macon and Warner Robins. The case was turned over to investiga- tions. See INCIDENTS Page 6B The following arrests were reported by the Monroe County Sherffs Office and Forsyth Police Department on May 6-11. An arrest means someone has been charged with a crime, but the law considers them innocent until proven guilt'/in a court of law. Fred- die Boss, 45, Decatur, possession of marijuana Crystal Jackson, 33, Macon, making false statements, concealment of facts or fraudulent documents Ashley Perkins, 27, Forsyth, simple battery (Family Vio- lence) Alexis Williams, 23, , Warner Rob: ins, driving while license revoked, speeding O Shamberia Dominique Zellner, 31, Forsyth, crim- inal trespass, simple battery Marqua- Hs Deldric Banks, 23, Forsyth, ex- pired registra- tion, driving while license revoked, improper tags, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute Alexis Banmah, 28, Macon, driving while license re- voked, expired registration, having no insurance Yer- lando Jerrod Bowman, 37, Macon, having no insurance, suspended registra- tion, driving while license revoked Matthew Chafl ns, 40, Dry Branch, driving while license revoked, having no insurance Shane Church, 20, Forest Park, Superior Court bench warrant, possession ofmetham- phetamine Charles Frank Green, 37, Juliette, disorderly conduct Moises Guillen Za vala, 34, Ma con, driving while license revoked Leon Ismael, 45, Port St. Lucie, Fla failure to ap- pear Barbara Jean Proctor, 64, Forsyth, disorderly conduct Randy Lee Scandrett, 46, Forsyth, driving while license revoked, headlight viola tion Jacque- line Towns, 53, Riverdale, aggravated batter battery (Family Vio lence), criminal trespass Ryan Hop- kins, 25, Ma- con, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, second metal recyder shall not purchase coil without verifiable docu- ments, having no license on person, slow poke left lane violation Victoria Leigh Jimenez, 32, Forsyth, disorderly conduct Disareay Carol Master- man, 23, For- syth, disorderly conduct Jennifer McKeon, 27, Mount Dora, Fla fail to maintain lane, driving while license revoked Shemar Jamar Thorpe, 18, Macon, possession of a weapon during commission of a crime, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute Doyle Dion Willis, 39, Forsyth, child support lockup order Umar Bey, 43, Huntsville, Ala driving while license revoked, fol- lowing too dosely Addison Ramirez, 17, Prairie Grove, ArL, window tint violation, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute Arianna Marsha Land, 42, Macon, fail- ure to appear James Joseph Mullis, 74, Forsyth, child molesta tion, sexual battery, second degree cruelty to children Ahmed Samy Nassar, 20, Marietta, failure to ap- pear Brian Pat- rick Smith, 49, Forsyth, theft by shoplifting Logan Rus- sell Cobb, 21, Forsyth, disor derly conduct Jason Scott Fmnkalm, 31, Gray, driving while license revoked, speed- ing Antonio Howard, 39, Shreveport, La speeding, driving while license revoked Oscar Wes- ley Johnson, 38, Forsyth, disorderly conduct Alliyah Maisha Sim- mons, 23, Macon, driving while license revoked Jackie Taunton, 47, Thomaston, no insurance, suspended registration, driving while license revoked