2015-10-07 / Public Safety



Burglary/ Forced


On September 23, 2015, Officer Lonnie Wade was dispatched to 397 East Bush Street in reference to burglary.

Upon the officer’s arrival, Chief Scott Worsley arrived on the scene also. Officer Wade spoke to Mr. Jimmy James Allen who stated that on September 22, 2015, he left his home and had to be at work at 7:00 a.m. Mr. Allen stated that he worked at Birdsong Peanuts until 10:00 p.m. Mr. Allen stated that when he returned home, he did not notice his back door being damaged because he came through the front door.

Mr. Allen stated that around 8:30 a.m. he went to his laundry room to wash clothes, and that’s when he noticed his rear back door and screen door had been damaged due to a possible burglary.

Chief Scott Worsley started processing the scene as Officer Wade began to walk around the back yard. As he was walking, he saw a, iron car tool sticking up from the ground.

Chief Worsley was advised of the tire tool, and he took it into evidence. Mr. Allen then saw where the person tried to open his rear window by trying to pry the window up. Mr. Allen stated that all the windows were locked.

The statements were taken and the case has been turned over to Chief Scott Worsley for further investigations.

Theft by Taking

On September 28, 2015, Officer Lonnie Wade was dispatched to 201 West College Street in reference to a stolen vehicle.

Upon Officer Wade’s arrival, he spoke to Mr. Wesley Helms who stated that one of the U-Haul trucks that was parked in the back of the business had been stolen.

Mr. Helms stated that on September 25, 2015, around 5:00 p.m. was the last time seeing the three U-Haul trucks. Mr. Helms stated that on Sunday, September 27, 2015, around 1:00 p.m. he noticed that one of the UHaul trucks was gone and on September 28, 2015, around 10:00 a.m. he noticed that the truck was still gone and at that time called 911 to report it. Mr. Helms stated that the key in one of the other U-Haul trucks was taken also.

Mr. Helms stated that the truck was a white 2011 Ford valued at $43,000.00.

The case has been turned over to Investigator Ric Morgan.

Damage to Vehicle

On Friday, October 3, 2015, Colquitt Police Department Officer Ray Cox responded to the Colquitt/ Miller County Arts Council parking lot in reference to damage to vehicle.

On scene, Officer Cox spoke with the vehicle owner, Jimmy Bellflower. Mr. Bellflower stated that he was exiting the parking lot on the College Street side when he ran over an exposed water line damaging his vehicle, a 2013 Ford Fusion.

Damage was done to the left rear brake caliper and brake dust cover.

City of Colquitt Public Works was on scene when Officer Cox arrived.

Theft by Taking

On Friday, October 2, 2015, Officer Elijah Mc- Coy was dispatched by Miller County 911 center to Colquitt/Miller Probation Office. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with Loretta Bradley who was there meeting with her probation officer. Ms. Bradley stated that on October 1, someone at her residence had stolen her medication believed to be 100 Hydrocodone and 60 other unknown pills.

Ms. Bradley stated that her medication was at her residence when she fell asleep.

Damage to Property

On Saturday, October 3, 2015, Officer Natalie Moulton was dispatched to 545 Highway 45 North Lee EE in reference to an unwanted subject. Upon arrival, Officer Moulton spoke with the complainant and victim, Stephen Cherry, and he stated that his father, Billy Cherry Jr. had been staying at his residence for approximately five days and that he had broken a window on the north side of the residence to gain entry into the residence while he wasn’t home.

Stephen Cherry told his father, Billy Cherry that he could no longer stay at his residence when he found out that he broke the window.

After Officer Moulton had spoken with Stephen Cherry a next door neighbor called and advised that Billy Cherry was at the residence. Upon arrival, Officer Moulton spoke with Billy Cherry and advised him that his son did not want him at the residence and that he had to leave and if he came back, he would be charged with criminal trespass.

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