SPD Reports - June 15, 2021

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Officers with the Swainsboro Police Department (SPD) reported…
June 3
Officer ran the tag number of a vehicle that returned with expired registration, at which time he initiated a traffic stop. Offender stated he did not know it was expired, as the vehicle belonged to his boss. Officer then asked for offender’s license to which he stated he did not have them on him. Offender gave his name and DOB to find his license were suspended since 2014.
Officer responded to Pam’s Magic Sauce in reference to a counterfeit $10 bill.
Officer was dispatched by 911 to Pughsley St. in reference to complainant stating her daughter broke into her storage building.
Officer was dispatched to Sunset Inn in reference to threats.
Officer responded to Price St. in reference to a dispute.
Officer was dispatched to Sunset Inn in reference to a damaged wall. Upon arrival, officer made contact with offender who stated he was arguing with another person and truck the wall instead of striking the individual. Complainant stated he wanted to press charges. Offender was transported to EmCo Jail.
Officer was dispatched to Kilpatrick St. in reference to a theft.
June 4
Officer responded to Kwik Shop in reference to a disorderly male standing outside of an employee’s vehicle cussing. Officer observed the offender standing/leaning against the vehicle. Officer exited his vehicle and asked what was going on and offender stated he was waiting for the store owner to open the store. Offender appeared to be intoxicated as he was not steady on his feet and his speech was slurred. Complainant advised that she called 911 because offender walked up to them when they were sitting in their vehicles and told them that they better get their ***** in the store and open up. C/o told offender that the store opened at 5 a.m. and offender started fussing and cussing.
Officer responded to Jordan Estates in reference to harassment. Complainant advised a FB account under he believed to be a fake account video called him and took screenshots of him naked. C/o then began getting messages demanding a monetary payment or the photos would be sent to his friends and family.
Officers were dispatched to Spring Garden Apts. In reference to a theft. Victim, who was in a wheelchair with double amputations, stated he met offender at Raco and she told him she would go over and have drinks with him. Offender went back the next day and grabbed his bedroom door handle and said, “I know you have some pills in here” and grabbed his arms and pushed him out of the doorway. She then went and grabbed some pill bottles and left. Offender was located and placed under arrest.
Officer was dispatched to Swainsboro Supply in reference to complainant stating offender rented a Uhaul and was supposed to have it back. C/o has tried several times to make contact with offender via phone and has had negative contact.
Officer observed a vehicle traveling 62 MPH in a 45 MPH zone. Officer made contact with the driver and was advised that offender’s license were suspended and tried to persuade officer to let him go. Offender then asked if he would not have his vehicle towed because he couldn’t’ afford it. Officer allowed offender to contact someone to pick up his vehicle.
June 5
Officer responded to WalMart in reference to a shoplifter. Complainant stated she watched offender try to conceal multiple items by stuffing them in other bags and when confronted, offender took off running out of the store. The items totaled $595.90. 911 gave a description of the vehicle and a traffic stop was made. Both offender and driver of the vehicle were arrested.
Officer responded to Braswell Blvd. in reference to a man pointing a gun. Officer met with victims who advised that their vehicle was in the roadway with the turn signal on waiting to turn into their driveway when a male drove up and told them to move the vehicle. When they advised they were waiting on a vehicle to move, offender drove erratically around the vehicle and started cussing and pulled a gun on both victims.
Officer was dispatched to College St. in reference to a domestic in which the female subject would not leave. Upon arrival, officers were met outside by victim who stated offender accused him of seeing another girl and she slapped him in the face and scratched him. Offender was gone upon officer’s arrival.
Complainant advised he noticed his tag was no longer on his vehicle.
Officer observed a vehicle traveling 51 MPH in a 35 MPH zone. Officer made contact with the driver and informed him of the reason for the stop and asked for his license. Offender stated he did not have a license.
June 6
Officer noticed a vehicle with a brake light not working, at which time he initiated a traffic stop. Officer could smell alcohol from within the vehicle. Officer asked for the driver’s license and he stated he did not have a license. Officer then asked offender to step out of the vehicle and offender was observed swaying. Officer then asked offender his name and when asked how to spell it, it took him three times before he was able to spell it. After going through the standard routine of checking for under the influence and offender having multiple clues of DUI, officer got his PBT and asked for a breath sample which showed positive for alcohol. Once offender was in the back seat of officer’s patrol unit, he was asked to take a breath test which he agreed. The intoxilyzer showed offender was more than double the limit and transported to jail.
Officer observed a vehicle traveling 61 MPH in a 45 MPH zone., at which time he initiated a traffic stop. Once making contact with the driver, officer noticed he was leaning towards the passenger side just a little. Officer told offender who he was and asked for his license. Offender stated he did not have his license on his person so officer got his name and DOB. When asking for his middle and last name, officer had to ask him several times to repeat it because he could not understand him. Once officer had the info, he asked offender if he had anything to drink and he stated two or three. After verifying offender’s info, officer asked offender to step out of the vehicle and offender was observed as being unbalanced and had to grab onto the trunk to gain his balance back. After going through the standard routine of checking for under the influence and offender having multiple clues of DUI, officer got his PBT and asked for a breath sample which showed positive for alcohol. Once offender was in the back seat of officer’s patrol unit, he was asked to take a breath test which he agreed. The intoxilyzer showed offender was double the limit and transported to hail.
June 7
Officer was behind a vehicle that showed “tag applied for”, at which time she initiated a traffic stop. Officer made contact with the driver and explained the reason for the stop. Offender advised the vehicle was purchased from his mother appx. 3 weeks prior. Officer then informed offender that when purchasing a vehicle from a private party, there is a 7 day window to get a tag. Officer then ran offender’s license to find they were suspended for failure to appear.
Officer responded to Enmarket in reference to shoplifting. Complainant showed video footage of a female exiting the store with several items. No one knew the offender but stated she was a regular and worked at Crider, and identified the vehicle she left in.
After further investigation from an earlier crash report, it was discovered that the driver of one of the vehicles had an active probation warrant. Contact was made with offender at EMC and after being cleared and released by medical staff, offender was placed under arrest and transported to EmCo Jail.
Complainant went to SPD to file a missing persons report. C/o stated that her daughter was living in TN with her boyfriend and she has not heard from her since Dec. C/o informed officer the reason she went to the PD was because she received a phone call from what she believes was Kenneth City, FL, PD informing her that she needed to file a report for a missing person in regards to her daughter. C/o informed officer she was unaware if the call was fake or not, yet it sounded real. C/o called the number back in the presence of SPD officer and the number seemed real with extensions and even the name of the Chief of Police. Officer is going to attempt to make contact with the FL PD to attempt to gather more details on the situation.
June 8
GA Dept. of Human Svcs., Adult Protective Svcs, sent an email to SPD stating victims were being abused by offender. Email read that victims are being denied medical care, food, and money from their checks. Report was turned over to Investigator for further investigation.
Officer took a walk-in report where complainant advised his windshield wipers stopped working, resulting in the inability to see, causing him to run off the road into some bushes. Damages on the vehicle were minor.
June 9
Officer responded to Happiness Dr. in reference to a stolen firearm. Upon arrival, officer made contact with complainant who advised she was told by her mother to check her property following the arrival of investigators from SPD earlier in the day due to an altercation at another establishment. C/o stated she noticed her pistol missing from her drawer. C/o’s mother advised who the last person she saw in the room was. The two were invited over by c/o’s mother who allowed them into the home, but c/o stated that no one had permission to be in possession of the firearm. The forearm was recovered following the execution of a search warrant of the hotel room offenders were staying in.
June 10
Officer observed a vehicle traveling 59 MPH in a 45 MPH zone, at which time he conducted a traffic stop. When making contact with the driver, officer asked for his license and told him why he was stopped. Offender handed officer his ID card and stated he did not have a license. Offender further stated his sister was tired so he was driving. Officer went back to his patrol unit and had 911 run offender’s license to find they was suspended for failure to appear. Officer went back to offender’s vehicle and asked him to step out, and explained that his license were suspended and he would be transported to the jail.

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