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June 26, 2019 Page 5D iR orter Continued from 4D Park Drive resident reports company car stolen from driveway On June 11, a man called to report his company car had been stolen from his home on Park Drive. After parking it there the night before, the man walked out- side after lunch to find the blue 2017 Ford Taurus missing from his yard. " Suspects steal over $2,400 in cell phones from Forsyth Walmart Two men stole $2,447 worth of " phones from the Forsyth Walmart on June 14. Officer David Asbell said the suspects had been record- ed stealing the phones, and that two phones were recoveredfrom the phone 15uying kiosk in the Perry Walmart by Perry police. Suspicious man seen hitting himself outside Forsyth gas station Major George Foster responded to a call of a suspicious person at a Forsyth gas station. A man who was hanging around the gas station was seen talking to himself and hitting himself. Foster asked the man to leave because he wasn't wanted on the property. Walmart shopper calls police over hit-and-run incident in parking lot On June 9, Officer Jeremy Malone responded to a hit-and- run at the Forsyth Walmart. A woman has been backing out of her spot when a red vehicle backed out and hit her and then drove away. A witness gave the woman the tag number of the vehicle and it was ran by police to an older male. The woman con- firmed the man's identity after she was shown his picture. Malone said he will not file a warrant unless he is unable to contact the suspect. Man reports son stole Tractor Supply card, withdrew $5OO cash On June 10, a man reported his son stole his Tractor Supply card and bank card. The man's son made cash withdrawals of over $500. Officer David Asbell said they would contact the man if his son was found. Castleberry customer faces arrest after forging prescription On June 11, Forsyth officers responded to a forgery report at Casfleberry Drug Store. After get- ting an altered prescription from the pharmacist, Major George Foster contacted the suspect, who a&nitted to altering his prescription to include Percoset. He claimed to have been suffer- ing from a condition and that the doctors at the hospital didn't understand what he was going through. Foster told the pharma- cist the man would be banned from the store, and he would issue a warrant for the man's arrest. Brentwoud ApamTmnts resident reports vehicle fires flattened in lot On June 10 a woman reported damage to her vehide at Brent- wood Apartments. A suspect had flattened all four of her tires. Cameras on the property did not cover the area where the car was parked. Holiday Cove manager reports evicted resident returns to sell drugs On June 14, the manager of the Holiday Cove Apartments reported a man she had evicted had been coming back onto the property to sell drugs. She told Officer David Asbell she wanted to have the man banned and was told to call the next time he was on the property. Forsyth Gardens Apts. resident reports being harassed by woman A Forsyth Garden Apartments man reported a woman harass- ing him when he went to visit his friend on June 16. The woman told him that he was "going down" and "would be wearing a black suit". The woman told Mjr. George Foster she didn't threaten the man. Driver arrested after vehicle emits exhaust smoke outside motel Ofc. Jeremy Malone pulled over a vehicle at the New Fosyth Inn on June 18 because of excess smoke coming from the exhaust. q-he driver was arrested for hav- ing a suspended license and for violating the vehicle emissions act. While the man was in custody, a woman came from the room and took the man's child. While the woman was trying to contact the arrested man's mother, a Forsyth corporal smelled marijuana com- ing from the room. The woman handed over the marijuana and was asked for her ID. The woman began going through a drawer in thelOOlYl where Malone spotted a handgun. The woman said it was the arrested malls gun after Malone pulled her away from the drawer q hc arrested lnan had no convictions, but he did have a pre- vious arrest record for lailure to appear. Malone put the gun into the Forsyth PD crime lab and told the man how he could get it back. .Solid waste supervisor reports county truck hit by worker on June 20 The supervisor at County Solid Waste services reported on June 20 that an employee had struck her county truck and didn't report it. She showed Ofc. David Asbell the video of the man hitting the truck. The man admitted to As- bell he hit the truck. Boxankle Road home burglarized, kayaks, TV, Nintendo stolen At about 4:30 p.m. on June 15, the male owner ofa Boxankle Road home told Cpl. Jacob Robins that his home had been burglarized. The homeowner said the home actually belongs to his mother but said a Fors} h man and his wife, who were also pres- ent at the scene, had stayed there a nulnber of times and had most re- cently left at about 8 p.m. on June 9. The man told Robins that their blue Triton Lifetime kayaks had been stolen from the right side of the home. They said six pillows had also been removed from the master bed while a 45-inch Sam- sung TV and a Nintendo had also been taken. Robins saw the front door window had been shattered with a rock, and pieces of glass were both inside and outside the home. Robins then saw curtains in the master bedroom were on the floor, sheets were messed up and there were no pillows on the bed. Robins then noticed the living room entertainment center doors were opened, and the TV and Nintendo were missing. The homeowner also said a piece of wood art near the top of a stairway was stolen as well. The homeowner said the home's gate was still locked when he arrived at about 3:30 p.m. that day but said the home could be accessed by ATVs on nearby trails or via the Towaliga River. Three people arrested after deputy discovers meth pipe in vehicle A driver and two passengers were each arrested and charged with possession of drug related objects after a traffic stop on 1-75 North on June 15. At about 12:19 a.m Cpl. Thomas Haskins saw a green Kia Sedona parked without its lights on along the shoulder of 1-75 North near mile marker 175. When Haskins exited his patrol car, the male driver and female front seat passenger got out of the vehicle and approached Haskins. The driver told Haskins two tires had blown out and help was on the way. Haskins then saw a male back seat passenger, who ap- peared to be under the influence of drugs. When Haskins asked the driver the identity of the back seat passenger, the driver replied, "why you asking that? You don't need to know who he is" Haskins then saw a Miller High Life beer can sitting next to the back seat passenger, but the back seat pas- senger refused to give his name or to get out of the vehicle. The back seat passenger finally said his first name was "Billy" and his last name was "Kidd" at which point Haskins recognized him and knew he was wanted for several felonies. When it appeared the back seat passenger was about to run away, Haskins pointed his taser at the back seat passenger. As backup had not yet arrived, the back seat passenger refused to put his hands behind his back and instead was aggressive and loud. Haskins then grabbed the back seat passenger and was able to handcuff him. Dep. Jaleel Brown, Sgt. Willie Brown and Dep. Nico- las Ortiz then arrived at the scene to assist. The front seat passenger, who was the vehicle's owner, de- nied having anything illegal inside the vehicle but refused to allow deputies to search her vehide. However, Ortiz found a pipe with marijuana residue next to where the back seat passenger had been sitting. Deputies also lbund inside a bag Oi'l the fi'ont seal a glass pipe with methanaplaetanainc residue. When deputies handcultbd botla the driver and the front scat p:v sengel, the driver told the front seat passenger, "Just tell them yours already." The fr(mt seat passenger then asked what w ,uld happen if she claimed posses,;ion of tlie meth pipe, and Haskins t-ld her they were b( th going to be arrested am'wax: "l hc fronl >eal passenger then became agitated and said, "Y'all put that in my vehicle anyways? Deputies then took the driver and both passen- gers to the Monroe County Jail. The back seat passenger was also charged with obstruction and giv- ing a/hlse name. Driver arrested after deputy finds Adderall pills on center console A 24-year-old black Savannah man was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance after a traffic stop on 1-75 South on June 14. At about 2:29 p.m Cpl. Thomas Haskins saw a 2005 Ford Focus with a North Carolina ta3 that failed to move over to allow a semi-truck to exit the 1-75 South weigh station. Haskins stopped the car near mile marker 188 and noticed the male driver appeared very nervous. The driver told Haskins he was exiting to get gas even though Haskins saw the car had over half a tank left. The driver, who said the vehicle belonged to his female passenger, denied having anything illegal inside the vehicle, and the passenger allowed Haskins to search. Haskins then found on the center console a plastic bag containing five-and- a-halfAdderall pills. He also found in a black bag a pipe with marijuana residue. The driver said his mother had given him the Adderall pills and admitted the marijuana pipe was also his. The passenger was then released from the scene while Haskins took the driver to the Monroe County Jail. The driver was "also charged with drugs not in original container, possession of drug related objects and failure to yield to vehicles entering highway. BP customer becomes irate over gas change, fight ensues in store lot On May 31, a Forsyth man told Dep. Willie Barkley he went to the BP station on Harold G. Clarke Pkwy. at about 8:30 p.m. on May 30 to buy $55 of gas. The man said he instead pumped $54.77 worth of gas and went inside the store to ask the male store owner for his 23 cents of change. The man said the owner refused to give him his change and told him to leave the store. He said he then saw a female employee.inside the store who owed him $40 for work he had done on her vehicle. The man said when he asked the employee for the money, the owner began yelling at him not to talk to his employee that way and ordered the man to leave because he was drunk. The man said the owner then told him he would get the employee's father to beat up the man. The man said he then left the BP station on Harold G. Clarke and headed to the BP station on Rumble Road to buy cigarettes. The man said while he was inside the Rumble Road BP, the store owner and the employee's father both entered the store and blocked him from leav- ing. The man said he escaped, but the employee's father kept walking in his direction. The man said he thought the employee's father was going to attack him, so he punched the employee's father in the station parking lot. He said the owner had a weapon in his hand during the fight. Barkley then met with the owner who said a man entered the Harold G. Clarke Pkwy. BP station drunk the previ- ous night and was upset about 23 cents. The owner said he told the man he would give him the 23 cents but said when he went to re- trieve the money, the man started accusing his employee of not paying for a vehicle repair. The owner said he told the man not to talk to the employee in that man- ner and ordered him to leave. The owner said the man responded by yelling racial slurs and profanity at him. He said the man then left the store but stayed in the parking lot. He said the man eventually threatened to damage the owner's Rumble Road station, qhe ( wner said he then weni tolhc Ruml h Road stati(m and sim th( man inside the store at wl rich t:" a cashier told him thai E!lc had called the qrliq,wee; lhthcr about a tire tel'air 'i hc c.mtq : c& lather t-ld Barklev that flat' i," :!/ was drunl,: h( ;uri' '< t t t l?umble Ruad I P. l he ,'rap!, :, lhthrr ,aid tD : ;',t ,! fruJl ,;t;l~l(t, !; liar' 19 ,),1 ai'.ail 1 I ~ g;a :~ i+>+"~ 'L r , w(mml~ t,)l,tL ' ,i.; :l ctl,tol31cr wi'c~t I)~, {~,i l;,:] [,I nloi'e than the c(,st ,~+1 the pr, ,(hart he was buying and asked liar cash back to make up the dilth'ence. The woman said the same cus- tomer wrote bad checks on three consecutive days on June 10-12 in the total amount of $161. Driver arrested for DUI R" " after ,ppmg vehicle on Taylor Road on June 19 A woman was arrested and charged with DUI after a one- vehicle wreck on "lhylor Road on June 19. At about 7:20 p.m CpI. Nicolas ()rtiz saw a red Ford Fusion t)verturned on the left slmuldcr of l'uvlor Road. i hc vehi .h? ap!;,:a,:ud t,~ have left the road, crossed over Morgan Road and then hit a tree on the opp( site side of the road. When ()rtiz asked the female driver how the wreck had (~ccurred, she replied tliat she had not been in at wreck. ()ritz then pointed at the wrecked vehicle, and the driver said she couldfft remem- ber. Monroe County EMTs then determined the driver was not injured. Ortiz saw the driver had small pupils, could not maintain her balance and struggled to concentrate. When EMTs asked the driver to sign a waiver, she instead blew into the pen. Ortiz asked the driver what she was doing, and she said she thought that was what EMTs wanted her to do. The driver then admitted to having taken three Xanax pills and failed several field sobriety tests. Ortiz then found inside the vehicle an unlabeled pill contain- er with 45 Xanax pills inside of it. qhe driver said she got them from her cousin and fi'iends. Ortiz then took the driver to the Monroe County Hospital ER lbr a blood test belbre taking her to the Monroe County fail. The driver was also claarged with failure to maintain lane, pills not in original container and posses- sion of a Schedule III controlled substance. Deputy spots suspect using stolen debit card on Walmart video tape At about 2 p.m. on June 22, a Forsyth woman told Dep. Jacob Davis that she noticed her Robins Financial debit card went missing at about I p.m. that day after she used it at Pizza Hut on North Lee Street. The woman said she then logged onto her online bank- ing account and discovered two fraudulent charges in the total tunount of $154.19 made at the Forsyth Walmart. The woman said she then cancelled her card. Davis then viewed Walmart's sur- veillance cameras and saw a white female using the stolen debit card. The suspect was wearing a white cut-offshirt and had a large tattoo on her back. i i 4