Moultrie Observer

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February 17, 2012

Homeowner's camera catches vandalism in progress

MOULTRIE — A man who had a vulgar word spray painted on his front door a week ago was prepared when the same thing happened again, using a camera to record the second incident.

Jacob Hooper, 300 block Beaty Road, had a surveillance camera installed to cover the door, and when a woman painted the same word on it the camera caught her in the act, Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office reports said.

The camera caught a female acquaintance of Hooper’s on Thursday painting the word on the door, the reports said. When the officer talked with the woman identified by Hooper, she initially denied it but later admitted to the vandalism.

The woman denied the earlier incident which Hooper reported on Feb. 10.

Hooper told the officer he does not wish to press charges in the case.


Moultrie Police Department

• James Dorsey McDuffie Jr., 39, 301 Dogwood Drive, was charged Thursday with probation violation.

• Willie Lewis Edge, 50, 709 Hillcrest Ave. was charged Thursday with simple battery (family violence).

• Chad Wade Kenyon, 23, 1308 Second St. S.E., was charged Friday with battery.

• Anterrio Lavasky McIntyre, 26, 14 Williams Lane, was charged Thursday with probation violation.

Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office

• A C.A. Gray Junior High student was charged Thursday with possession of marijuana after two suspected marijuana joints were found in a yellow highlighter pen, sheriff’s reports said.

The juvenile was turned over to a parent.


Moultrie Police Department

Eve Howard, 900 block Barbara Circle, reported Wednesday the theft of a 2002 Mazda Millenia.

Howard told the officer that the car was stolen at about 8:20 p.m. She reported that there had been a party at her residence and that someone apparently took the keys during the event.

The vehicle is valued at $7,000.

• Robert James Hires, 1500 block Hutchinson Drive, reported Thursday the theft of $2, a set of keys and a Tracfone from a 2000 Chevrolet truck parked at his residence. The total value of property taken was $67.

• Rafael Rosales, 400 block East Central Avenue, reported Thursday the theft of $40 in change.

Rosales told the officer that when he arrived home he found a lock cut off a door.

• April Tyler, Thomasville, reported Thursday the theft of $2,500 from a 2010 Dodge Charger parked in the 700 block of Georgia Highway 133 South.


• Barbara Cook, Moultrie, reported Thursday that a co-worker snatched papers out of her hand and pushed her during an incident in the 500 block of First Avenue Southeast.

• Witnesses to an assault reported Thursday that Joshua Walden was attacked in the 2200 block of South Main Street.

Emergency medical personnel checked Walden, police reports said.

The witnesses described a Dodge Ram pickup truck in which the assailant left with another man. That truck was stopped about two miles away by a Colquitt County deputy, police reports said, and one man was detained.

A warrant will be taken in the case, the reports said.

• Chelsea Strong, 300 block First Avenue Northwest, reported Friday that a male companion pushed her and held a knife while threatening to kill her.

Strong told the officer that when the man walked outside she locked the door and he then threw a brick through the kitchen window of their residence before leaving.

The officer found a brick in the kitchen window and reported that a window was broken.

Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office

• Brittany Medley, 1200 block Faison Road, Hartsfield, reported Friday that a male acquaintance put his hand over her throat, pushed her against a wall and hit her in the mouth.

An officer was dispatched to the residence because a 911 operator heard screams on an open line used to call the agency, sheriff’s reports said. When the officer listened to the call later, he heard a man screaming: “I’m gonna kill you Brittany.”

The man was gone when the officer arrived at the residence. The officer gave Medley, who had a visible injury to the face, a ride to a relative’s residence, the reports said.

Property damage

Moultrie Police Department

• Shabretta Carter, Moultrie, reported that an unknown woman damaged a Panasonic television valued at $783 by stepping on top of it.

Carter told the officer that she was told about the incident when she went to her boyfriend’s residence in the 300 block of Third Street Northwest.

Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office

• Laquisa French, 402 Ernest Norman Road, reported Wednesday that a 2007 Nissan Maxima was struck by an unknown vehicle while parked in the 1600 block of Sylvester Highway.

The driver’s-side door was dented and scratched and the mirror was broken, with damage estimated at more than $500, sheriff’s reports said.

• Roger Jones, 1000 block Ninth Street Southwest, reported Thursday that a 1996 Honda Accord was struck by a golf cart driven by a Colquitt County High student while parked at the school, 1800 Park Avenue.

• Ernest Tucker, 2000 block Camilla Highway, reported Thursday damaged to a vacant house in the 1300 block of Perryman Road, Hartsfield.

Tucker told the officer that when he arrived at the house he saw a former tenant get in his truck and leave. Tucker found the back door had been forced open, with some of the former tenant’s possessions at the back door.

A water heater wire also had been cut, and a refrigerator and couch also had been pulled out.

Tucker reported that no one had lived in the house since the man moved out two years ago.

Other investigations:

Moultrie Police Department

• Gregory Randall, Norman Park, reported Thursday being bitten by a dog at the city inner land field in the 1100 block of First Street Northeast.

Bennett told the officer that while working in the area, a stray brown dog bit him on the lower right leg before running away with several other stray dogs.

Police were unable to locate the dog in the area.

Bennett was treated at Colquitt Regional Medical Center and released, a hospital spokeswoman said.

• Shankeria Bishop, Norman Park, reported Thursday that she was informed by her tax preparer that someone else had used her Social Security number to file an income tax return.

• Natasha Mapp, 1200 First Avenue Northwest, reported an unknown male intruder in her residence.

Officers checked the home and did not find anyone, police reports said.

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