Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported…
Officers responded to WalMart in reference to a shoplifter. Offender was seen putting multiple items in his pockets, totaling $63.40.
Officer ran the tag of a vehicle to find it had no insurance, at which time she initiated a traffic stop. The driver stated she was borrowing the vehicle and spoke with the owner on the phone who explained there was a lapse on the coverage. The vehicle was towed.
Officer ran the tag of a vehicle to find it was registered to a different vehicle, at which time she initiated a traffic stop. The driver advised she was trying to get the vehicle home so she took the tag off of her friend’s vehicle. She advised she purchased the vehicle a few weeks ago but could not provide a bill of sale. She also advised there was insurance on the vehicle but could not provide a card or company name. The driver did not have her license but gave officer her info. Officer ran the driver’s info and the vehicle info to find a tag was issued on 2/28/22, and expired on 7/23/22, and did not have valid insurance coverage. The vehicle was towed.
Officer was dispatched to Project St. in reference to disorderly conduct.
Officer responded to Durden Bank in reference to someone taking money out of an account without permission.
Officer ran the tag on a vehicle to find the driver is unlicensed and had a warrant out of Vidalia, at which time he initiated a traffic stop. Offender was transported to EmCo Jail.
Officer observed a vehicle to have window tint much darker than the legal tint, at which time he initiated a traffic stop. Officer asked the driver for his license and he stated he did not have them on him and gave his name and DOB. The tint reader read 4%, with the legal limit being 32%. Officer ran offender’s info to find his license is suspended. Offender was transported to EmCo Jail.
Officer was dispatched to Youngblood St. in reference to complainant wanting to make a report about someone damaging her fence.
Officer observed a vehicle with no visible taillights or running lights, at which time he initiated a traffic stop. The driver seemed to be confused and was trying to fix the lights by putting the vehicle in reverse. Officer asked for offender’s license and offender seemed very confused and was very slow looking for his license. Officer identified the driver by his license and while speaking with him, officer observed offender had very slow reaction time, his eyes were glossy, watery, and blood shot, and he had slurred speech. Officer then asked offender if he had been drinking and he paused for a second and stated no. Offender was given a PBT to find he was under the influence. Officer ran offender’s info to find he has suspended license. Officer found marijuana in offender’s vehicle and he stated his doctor prescribed him medical marijuana and told him that he could drive after smoking it. Offender was transported to EMC for a blood sample, then transported to EmCo Jail.
Officer made a traffics top on E. Church St. and another officer went to the location for safety. Initial officer asked offender to step out of the vehicle, then motioned for back-up officer to go to him due to open containers being inside the vehicle. Offender’s eyes were glazed and officer could smell alcohol coming from his person. Offender refused all sobriety tests, then asked what was going to happen since he refused, and he was informed that there was enough evidence to place him under arrest for DUI. Offender was transported to EmCo Jail.
Officer was dispatched to Jerome St. in reference to found property. Complainant stated he found a bicycle and a dog inside an abandoned house. The dog was shivering and officer called Animal Control to pick up the dog. AC stated he believes he knew who the owner of the dog was.
Officer took a report from complainant about the dog pound not doing their job. C/p stated she had called multiple times about two pitbulls that keep going in her 82 year old father’s yard, and she doesn’t want an incident to happen with her father and she’s scared for his well-being. C/p’s father’s neighbor owns the dogs and they are not in a pin or on a leash.
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