Moultrie Observer


January 24, 2013

Cases of panhandling reported to police

MOULTRIE — Moultrie police officers investigating reports of women asking for money in parking lots on Wednesday -- and in one case getting inside a truck with a woman -- made one arrest.

In one case, Wilfred Naquin of Moultrie reported that when he returned to his truck 11:26 p.m. he found a woman inside with his niece, whom he had left there while he went inside Walmart, 641 Veterans Parkway S.

Darleen Naquin, 48, told police that the woman, later identified as Kimberly Leona Yon, asked her for money and then got in the back seat of the truck.

She was afraid for her life and tried to call 911, she told authorities.

When Wilfred Naquin called 911, he told police, the woman got out and walked away.

Yon, 34, 501 BCT Gin Road, Quitman, was found a short distance away and charged with trespassing.

Earlier in the day, customers at Harvey’s, 1209 First Ave. S.E., reported that a woman was asking for money in the parking lot.

Denise Horton of Moultrie told police that the woman claimed she needed $8 to get a motel room for the night for herself and her two children.

When police called the motel where the woman told Horton she was staying, they were told a woman with the same name had checked out that morning.

Another report was made of a woman asking for money who matched the description given by Horton.

Police searched the area for her but did not find the woman.

In other arrests:

• Danny Justin Lewis, 24, 152 Briar Road, was charged Wednesday with probation violation.

• Lakesha Nicole Simon, 500 Seventh St. S.W., was charged Wednesday with driving while unlicensed and headlight violation.

Sheriff’s Office

• Brandon Scot Darley, 31, 128 Blackjack Road, Bainbridge, was charged Wednesday with probation violation.

• Elijah James Christful, 40, 1002 Fifth St. S.E., was charged Wednesday with probation violation.

Georgia State Patrol

• Efren Leon Arellano 41, 303 Magnolia Ave., was charged Monday with driving under the influence, open container violation, failure to drive within a single lane, driving without a license and seat belt violation.


Moultrie Police

• Brittany Faircloth, Moultrie, reported Wednesday the theft of $300 from a 2002 Pontiac parked in the 1200 block of First Avenue Southeast.


Text Only
Local News

Local Sports
Mailbox Post
Around the Region
Business Marquee
Must Read
House Ads
AP Video
Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Seasonal Content

Should the U.S. negotiate with groups it considers terrorists?

No. Never.
Generally no, but prisoner exchanges are an exception.
Negotiation will be required to end the conflicts we have with those groups.
     View Results