2013-02-20 / Public Safety

COLQUITT POLICE REPORTS

Daily Activity
Reports

February 11 800C • Escort, Food Mart • Domestic problem, 2nd St. • Horse in road, Holley St.

February 12 800C • Escort, Food Mart • Escort, Hardee’s • Total mileage, 71

February 13 800S • Alarm, Thema Dr. • Nine traffic stops • Assisted 800L with a verbal domestic problem

February 14 800S • Assisted 800F with an accident with injuries

February 17 800C • Escort, Food Mart • Escort, Hardee’s • Traffic stops, 3x • Three verbal warnings • Investigated vehicles on the square 800C • Traffic stops, 6x • Four speeding tickets • Two verbal warnings • Assisted motorist on Bremond St. • Escort, Food Mart • Total mileage, 107

Incident Activity

Reports

Suspended License-

Expired Tag

On Sunday, February 10, 2013, Patsy Williams Harkins, of Colquitt, was traveling south on Crawford St. At the time Sgt. Lonnie Wade noticed an expired tag decal while traveling behind Ms. Williams. Ms. Williams was charged with operating a vehicle without valid tag/ decal and driving while license suspended. She was booked in and released on bond of the above charges.

Suspended License

On Thursday, February 14, 2013, Colquitt Police Department Officer Tyrone Burns, was located on Pine Street for patrol. While on patrol, Officer Burns noticed a green Honda Accord, driven by Ezra Merritt, with no brake lights traveling in front of him.

A traffic stop was made by Officer Burns who asked Mr. Merritt for a valid drivers license and proof of insurance. After checking his license information through GCIC by name and date of birth, Mr. Merritt’s came back suspended for failure to appear. Mr. Merritt was placed under arrest and charged with driving with suspended license.

Accident

On Sunday, February 10, 2013, Lawanda Roseborough, driving a 2000 Ford Victoria, was backing out of a parking place at the Dollar General. Marsha Yates Cox, driving a 2007 Chevrolet Suburban, was traveling east to park in a parking place at the Dollar General. Ms. Roseborough misjudged clearance and struck Ms. Cox’s vehicle on the driver’s side front fender and headlight. Ms. Roseborough was found at fault due to misjudge clearance. No injuries were reported.

Accident

On Sunday, February 10, 2013, Colquitt Police Department Officer Tyrone Burns was dispatched to Bellview Road in reference to a broken down vehicle. Upon arrival, Officer Burns spoke to the complainant, Miss Sharon Shuler. Miss Sharon Shuler stated while traveling on South Fourth Street, she hit a pot hole located on the shoulder of the roadway. Miss Sharon Shuler stated that both of her tires on the passenger side of her vehicle had popped when she hit the pot hole. Miss Sharon Shuler also noticed both of her rims were scratched up. Officer Burns observed the damage and took photos of the incident. Miss Shuler’s vehicle was towed by Hall’s Wrecker Service.

Accident

On Sunday, February 10, 2013, Jolene Burke, driving a 2008 Mazda CX-9, and Elizabeth Roland, driving a 2008 Nissan Altima, were both parked in the Rite Aid Parking Lot. Ms. Burke was parked on the West end of Rite Aid and Ms. Roland was parked on the South Side of Rite Aid. Ms. Burke was backing, misjudged clearance, and struck Ms. Roland on the passenger side door area. Ms. Roland was attempting to turn right to leave the parking lot. Ms. Burke was found at fault due to misjudging clearance. No citations were issued, and no injuries were reported.

DUI-Drugs less safe

On Saturday, February 16, 2013, Officer Chris Medina was traveling west on Reed St. behind a black Ford Crown Victoria, driven by Laquient Santiel Macklin, of Colquitt. Officer Medina detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle after he made a traffic stop. Can Dan Stone was called to the scene and he also detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

Mr. Macklin was asked to submit a urine test, which he refused twice. He was then charged with DUI drugs refusal and failure to maintain lane.

Suspended license

On Saturday, February 16, 2013, Officer Chris Medina was traveling north on First St. when he came behind a gray Chevrolet HHR, driven by Matavious Makeroy of Leary. Officer Medina proceeded to stop the vehicle on First St. in front of G’s Pizza and asked Mr. Mackeroy for his driver’s license and proof of insurance. Miller/Baker E911 also ran the tag and Matavious’s license per Officer Medina’s request.

The vehicle’s tag came back expired, the license was suspended due to a super speeder infraction and he also had an active probation warrant for his arrest. Mr. Matavious was then place under arrest and transported to the Miller County Jail, where he was charged with driving on a suspicious license.

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