Moultrie Observer

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February 23, 2013

Witnesses hold shoplifting suspect for police

MOULTRIE — Three civilians — one of them a Moultrie firefighter — detained a man running through the Walmart parking lot long enough for police to arrive and charge him with shoplifting.

Timothy Isiah Walker, 29, of Tifton was also charged with a probation violation warrant from Berrien County, Moultrie police said.

Police said a Walmart employee said she saw Walker leave the store Thursday evening with two televisions, a compter and a camera, but witnesses described him running through the parking lot carrying a TV. The three witnesses caught up to him at Zaxby’s and held him until police arrived.

Other arrests

Moultrie police

• Joshua Lee Bennett, 24, 712 First St. S.W., was charged Wednesday with probation violation.

• Vinessa Gail Daniels 25, of Thomasville, was charged Wednesdsay with probation violation.

Sheriff’s Office

• Derek Hernandez, 42, of Tifton, was charged Wednesday with shoplifting.

Georgia State Patrol

• Maria Baltazar, 26, of Albany, was charged Wednesday with driving without a license and improper passing.

Doerun Police Department

• Willie Jakes Pitts, 28, 127 Quail Lane, was charged Thursday with driving when license withdrawn and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.

Fraud

Sheriff’s Office

• David Bush, 400 block Paul Murphy Road, told deputies Wednesday he had just learned that someone had used his identification information to file 2006 taxes while he was incarcerated.

Property damage

Moultrie Police

• Jennifer Casteel, of Valdosta, reported Thursday that a male relative damaged the driver side taillight of her vehicle during an altercation in the 1800 block of West Boulevard.

• Two vehicles at Shy Manor Apartments were damaged Wednesday night or Thursday morning.

A 1998 Ford Crown Victoria belonging to Winston Dewayne Revels and a 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe belonging to Margaret Grant were both seriously scratched with what appeared to be a sharp object. They were parked at the apartments on Shy Manor Drive. Grant lives in Apartment 1 of that address, while Revels’ mother lives in Apartment 2 there.

• Rose Andea Nicolas, of Moultrie, reported Wednesday that someone smashed her vehicle’s window with some kind of object while she was inside a friend’s apartment in the 500 block of 27th Street Southeast.

• Kendrick Ramon Brown, of Moultrie, reported Wednesday evening that someone had keyed his car while it was parked in the 500 block of First Street Northwest.

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