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Page 6B July 10, 2019 INCIDENTS Continued from 5B sion of a Schedule II controlled substance and failure to maintain lane. Deputy kills possibly rabid raccoon in road *bn Hwy. 83 South : At about 8:40 a.m. on June 30, Dep. Willie Barkley saw a live raccoon in the middle of the road on Hwy. 83 South that caused vehicles to swerve t0get around it. Barkley saw the raccoon appeared dazed and was possibly rabid. Barkley then shot the raccoon and moved it out of the road. Zip employee charged with stealing lotto tickets on July 1 m A 21-year-old white Jackson awoman was arrested and charged ; with theft by taking after she a allegedly stole more than $1,100 worth of lottery tickets from the 87 Quick Zip store on July 1. Atabout 2:54 p.m a male owner of the Quick Zip convenience store on 87 told Dep. Jacob Davis that a female employee , had been stealing Georgia Lot- -tery scratch off tickets from the store. The owner said he saw the employee on surveillance camera take lottery tickets from racks, scratch the barcode off and then scan the tickets without buying them. The owner said if the tickets were not winners, the employee then threw the tickets into the trash can. The owner told Davis the stolen tickets amounted to $1,138 in lost sales but said he hadn't counted up all the stolen Deputy contacts state Dept. of Agriculture about dead calf At about 12:42 p.m. on July 3, a male customer ofa Hwy. 18 business told Dep. Willie Bar- kley that a calf was dead on the business' property. The business' female manager told Barldey the male owner recently bought two calves at auction. The manager said the calves were sick, and they were trying to nourish them back to health. She said she was aware one of the two calves had died and had contacted the owner about the situation. She said the owner was en route to tend to the issue. Barkley saw the two calves inside a metal fence at the rear of the property. One calf was dead while the other appeared very sick. The manager said she intended to wait until the owner returned to take action, but Barldey not ied the Georgia Department of Agriculture about the matter. Deputies find pair of handguns inside bags during 1-75 South stop A 29-year-old black Savannah man was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana after a traffic stop on 1-75 South on July 3. At about 3:14 p.m Cpl. Thom- as Haskins saw a gray 2019 Nissan Rogue failing to maintain its lane and following another vehicle too closely on 1-75 South near mile '-tickets yet. Davis then viewed the marker 184. Haskins smelled raw t . eillance video, which showed marijuana coming from the vehi- ' what the owner had described, de, and the male driver appeared ' Davis then arrested the employee, very nervous, breathing heavily ,' who was still working the cash ' :register, and took her to the Mon- roe County Jail. t Locust Grove driver charged with DUI on Johnstonville Road A 27-year-old white Locust rove man was arrested and arged with DUI after a traffic top at the Johnstonville Road exit and visibly shaking. The driver .denied having anything illegal inside his vehicle and refused to allow Haskins to search. Haskins and Deps. Christian Sawley and Willie Barkley then found inside a bag on the front passenger seat a purple Glock handgun. They also found inside a bag in the rear a black Hi Point handgun. Depu- ties also found in a black bag in the rear several rolled marijuana cigarettes and a glass jar with July 3. At about 1:40 a.m Dep. marijuana inside. After determin- Vade Kendrick saw a white 2018 .yo o--ta C .a.mry failing to m .aintain ing the driver was a convicted felon, Haskins took the driver to 4ts lane as it pulled out of River lll* '%rest subdivision onto Johnston- the Monroe County Jail, where he Road. Kendrick saw the car was also charged with possession 'oss the yellow line near Higgins Road before he stopped it the 1-75 North on ramp. The male driver told Kendrick a friend ,suggested he swerve as he drove fl because it makes it easier to avoid of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and failure to maintain lane. seat passenger appeared to be under the influence of drugs and noticedneedle marks on their arrn i The driver said they were coming from Dublin and were dropping the center front seat passenger and male front seat passenger off in Griffin. Brown then determined the male pas- senger had active arrest warrants for larceny out of Butts County. Brown, Dep. Robertson and Cpl. Thomas Haskins then found inside the truck two yellow pills that were suspected Zolpidem Tartrite and three white pills that were suspected Tizanidine Hy- drochloride, a muscle relaxer. The center front seat passenger said she took them from her mother to sell. Brown then released the driver from the scene and took the male passenger to the Butts County Jail. Meanwhile, he took the center fl'ont seat passenger to the Monroe County Jail, where she was also charged with drugs not in original container and a seat belt violation. Resident punches hole in door during dispute at Whispering Pines A 50-year-old black Macon man was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after he alleg- edly threatened another resident at Whispering Pines personal care home on Hwy. 41 South on July 4. At about 5:06 p.m. a female Whispering Pines employee told Cpl. Jacob Robins that a male resident punched holes in the room door of a female resident while threatening her. The male resident told Robins the female resident kept running water and it was damaging the building. The male resident said he punched holes in the door while telling the female resident to turn offthe water. The male resident said he then retrieved some nail clippers and pointed them at the female residents face while threatening to kill her in an attempt to scare her. Robins then took the male resi- dent to the Monroe County Jail. Jackson man notifies deputies after finding shotgun in Juliette lake At about 12:29 p.m. on July 4, a Jackson man told Sgt. Kevin Wil- liams he was snorkeling at Lake Juliette near an aluminum dock at the Dames Ferry boat ramp when he saw a black gun case on the bottom of the lake. The man said he retrieved the case and found inside of it a camouflage Dublin woman arrested Winchester shotgtm. Williams took tgun as evidence, and after deputies find pills Inv. Rhonda Seckinger notified during 1-75 North stop the federal Bureau of Alcohol, !! hitting a deer. The driver, who smelled of marijuana, then admit- ',', ted to having alcohol inside the Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives 7, car, saying it belonged to a friend. A 30-year-old white Dublin(ATF) about the case. i', The driver initially denied drink- woman was arrested and charged ing any alcohol but later admitted with possession of a Schedule Deputies find baggies ',', to consuming a few beers. The IV controlled substance after '), driver then failed several field deputies found pills during a of marijuana in car in sobriety tests but refused a field traffic stop on I-75 North on July July 4th traffic stop i, breath test. Sgt. John Thompson 3. At about 2:28 p.m Dep. Jaleel ,i found inside the car a bottle Brown saw the female center front A 33-year-old black Juliette ii containing six blue pills that were seat passenger of a white 1992 woman was arrested and charged "suspected amphetamine tablets. Ford Ranger was not wearing with possession of marijuana with i Kendrick then took the driver to her seatbelt on 1-75 North near intent to distribute after a traffic i', the Monroe County Jail, where mile marker 190. Brown saw the stop on 1-75 South on July 4. At was also charged with posses- female driver and center front about 3 p.m Dep. Willie Brown saw a black 2018 Ford Focus in which the female driver and fe- male passenger were not wearing their seat belts on 1-75 South near mile marker 186. The driver told Brown, who smelled the odors of marijuana and perfume coming from inside the car, that they were headed to Savannah to pick up her daughter. The driver also told Brown there was a black Smith & Wesson M&P Shield 9 mm. next to her in the center console. The driver appeared very nervous, and her hands were shaking as she grasped the steering wheel. She admitted to having just rolled a blunt and said it was under her seat. Brown found on the driver's seat multiple plastic sandwich bags with flakes of suspected marijuana inside. Brown and Cp1. Thomas Haskins then searched the car and found under the driver's seat a rolled blunt and a small bag of marijuana. They also found a black plastic bag filled with blunt rollers as well as a vac- uum-sealed plastic bag containing 10 small baggies of marijuana. The passenger was released from custody after being cited for a seatbelt violation while the driver was taken to the Monroe County Jail. Deputies later determined the marijuana amounted to 1.2 ounces. The driver was also charged with possession of a fire- arm during the commission of a felony and was cited for a seatbelt violation. Woman arrested after throwing cocaine-laced bills under patrol car A 37-year-old black Valdosta woman was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine after a traffic stop on 1-75 South on July 5. At about 2:53 p.m Gpl. Thomas Haskins saw a blue 2019 Nissan Sentra with very dark window tint traveling on 1-75 South near mile marker 191. Dispatchers notified Haskins that the male driver's license was suspended, and Haskins smelled raw marijuana coming from the vehicle. The driver, female front seat passenger and female back seat passenger all denied having anything illegal inside the vehide. Haskins then:found under the front of his patrol car where the front seat passenger had been standing two crumpled dollar bills. When Haskins opened the bills, he found suspected cocaine inside of them. The driver and both passengers denied throwing the bills onto the ground. When Haskins told them that they would all be arrested if no one confessed, the front seat passenger said, "We're family, so we can all take the charge" Haskins then found marijuana on the back seat and a marijuana grinder in the passenger side door pocket. The front seat passenger then admit- ted the marijuana belonged to her and said she also threw the cocaine onto the ground. The back seat passenger was released from the scene while the driver and the front seat passenger were taken to the Monroe County Jail. The driver, a 31-year-old black Boston man, was charged with driving while license suspended and a window tint violation. The passenger was also charged possession of marijuana, posses- sion of drug related objects and obstruction. wo n n obsccme text of nude woman At about 10:03 a.m. on July 5, a Forsyth woman told Cpl. Chris- tian Sawley that the previous night she received a text mes- sage that was a screen shot of a Facebook message from a female named Amanda. The woman said she then received four more forwarded photos and a short message from the same number. Then, at about 9:57 a.m. that day, she got another text that induded three more photos, including one of a white female laying on a bed without pants on. Sawley told the woman to block the number, which came from an Oregon area code. q-he deputy tried to call the number multiple times but no one answered. Felon admits to buying handgun off dark web during 1-75 North stop A 28-year-old black Savannah man was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana after a traffic stop on 1-75 North on July 6. At about 8:45 a.m Cpl. Thomas Haskins saw a black 2014 Dodge Journey with an illegal tag cover traveling on 1-75 North near mile marker 186. Haskins tried to stop the vehide, which smelled strongly of burnt mar- ijuana, but it continued for anoth- er mile before coming to a stop. As Haskins stopped the vehicle, he then smelled a strong odor of air freshener coming from the vehicle. Dispatchers notified Haskins the male driver's license was suspended. Haskins then determined there were four chil- dren riding in the vehicle, includ- ing a four-year-old that was not sitting in a child safety seat. The driver then admitted to smoking marijuana while he was driving and said there was about a gram of marijuana inside the vehide. .Haskins and Dep. Jaleel Brown then found under the front seat a loaded Springfield 40 caliber handgun, and dispatchers deter- mined the driver was a convicted felon. The driver told Haskins he bought the gun off of the "dark web" several weeks earlier and admitted itwas probably stolen. Deputies then found in the center console a bag of marijuana and on the driver's side floorboard a large sum of cash that was robber-banded. Haskins asked the driver, who said it was about $4,100, why he had so much cash, and the driver replied, "In case I got pulled over and needed bail mone ' Since the driver did not have any previous drug charges, Haskins did not seize the cash. Haskins then took the driver to the Monroe County Jail, where he was also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, driving while license suspended, obscuring tag frame and violation of child safety restraints. 4 i ' ! O 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. | r Holly Carpenter Ernest Collins Vincent T. 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