Area police arrested three suspects over the weekend during the commission of crimes, with an Albany couple jailed in a shoplifting case in which they are accused of walking out of a store with seven televisions.

The theft at Walmart in Moultrie was reported at about 12:36 p.m. Saturday, and a short time later a Doerun officer stopped a silver Jeep that matched the description of the vehicle in which two suspects reportedly fled.

Inside the Jeep officers found six 32-inch flat screen Emerson television sets and a 42-inch Vizio flat screen television, Moultrie Police Department reports said. The televisions, valued at $2,166, were stacked in the back of the vehicle.

Other property was found in the Jeep, but it was not known at the time whether it had been stolen.

Walmart, 641 Veterans Parkway S., reported that a man and woman walked out of the store with the televisions without paying for them.

Deborah Anthony Pride, 53, and Roderick Pride, 39, both of 1700 Avalon Ave., Albany, were each charged Saturday with theft by shoplifting and theft by receiving stolen property.

In a separate case a burglary suspect was caught Friday inside a residence in the 500 block of Fourth Court Northwest.

Officers surrounded the house after being told an intruder possibly was inside, and when they entered found Glenn Bernarald Harris inside a closet, police reports said.

Harris, 55, 1101 Sixth Ave. N.W., was charged with burglary.

In other arrests:

• Enberto Mercado Melendes, 25, 1932 Sardis Church Road, was charged Sunday with driving under the influence, driving without a license, open container violation, failure to appear and failure to drive within a single lane.

• Cesar Barrios Rosas, 22, 133 Circle Road, was charged Saturday with no license, suspended tag or registration, seat belt violation and removing tag with intent to conceal vehicle information.

• Gloria Ann Taylor, 51, 709 Seventh Ave. S.E., was charged Saturday with no license and child seat belt violation.

• Veronica Rae Diers, 188 Deer Run, was charged Saturday with probation violation.

• Bertha Pineda Morales, 27, 121 Bert Horne Road, was charged Saturday with brake light violation and driving without a license?????

• Carlos Jaime Nunez, 42, Coolidge, was charged Saturday with driving while license suspended, canceled registration, headlights required and failure to appear.

• Fausto Lopez, 24, 2727 First Ave. S.E. Lot 14, was charged Sunday with driving under the influence, no driver’s license no proof of insurance and giving false information to an officer.

• George Buendia-Castor, 20, 137 Mill Pond Road, was charged Sunday with probation violation.

• Patrick Lee McCloud, 30, 119 Ninth Ave. N.W., was charged Sunday with probation violation.

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• Mario Gomez Hernandez, 41, 251 Las Vegas Lane, Norman Park, was charged Saturday with driving under the influence, failure to drive within a single lane, open container violation and driving while tag suspended.

• Demetrius Williams, 34, 1620 Overlook Drive Lot 9, was charged Friday with probation violation.

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• Blake Allen Samples, 33, 1209 11th St. S.W., was charged Sunday with driving under the influence and failure to drive within a single lane.

• Geova Hernandez-Espinoza, 39, 5369 Cool Springs Road, Norman Park, was charged Friday with driving under the influence, driving with expired license and tail light violation.

• Eusebio Santos Cruz, 33, 193 Hales Landing Road, Bainbridge, was charged Friday with driving under the influence, driving without a license, failure to stop at stop sign and probation violation.

• David Alvin Beam, 25, 127 Terra Lane, Sylvester, was charged Saturday with driving under the influence, open container violation, no brake lights, failure to drive within a single lane, window tint violation and seat belt violation.


Moultrie Police Department

• Walmart reported Friday that a review of video showed someone taking merchandise totaling $1,284, including an RCA MP3 player, Toshiba portable hard drive, Rocky HD streaming player, Panasonic blue ray player, HP monitor and computer, AOC LED monitor and Emachines desktop computer.

• Lyn Summerlin, Moultrie, reported Friday that a man who took possession in February from Fifth Street Motors of a 1999 Ford F-250 pickup truck to make repairs never returned the vehicle.

Summerlin told the officer that the man also was given $500 for parts. The business received an invoice from a towing service notifying it that towing charges since February on the truck total $4,750.

• Julia Harper, 500 block Fourth Street Southwest, reported Saturday the theft of a bedroom set valued at $2,500.

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• Patsy Giddens, first block West Bethel Avenue, reported Friday the theft of a Snapper riding lawn mower valued at $500.

• Donny Bryant, 1300 block 11th Avenue Southwest, reported July 13 the theft of wiring from a house in the 2600 block of Sylvester Drive.

• Jacqueline Sloan, 3800 block Georgia Highway 33 North, reported Saturday the theft of property valued at $1,300 from her bedroom.

Sloan told the officer that she suspects that a male relative took the property.


Moultrie Police Department

• Brenda Trimble, Moultrie, reported that she was attacked by several females, including being sprayed with pepper spray, at 8:16 p.m. Sunday near Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

Police were dispatched to an anonymous report of a fight at that time on Joe Louis Avenue.

• Jennifer Crawford, Moultrie, reported that a female acquaintance punched her in the face during an incident at 10:32 p.m. in the 200 block of Sixth Avenue Southeast.

Crawford also reported that the woman threatened to have her cut.

• Wendy Wimes, Camilla, reported Monday that a male acquaintance hit her in the face with his arm during an argument.

Wimes had visible injuries to the right side of the face and neck, police reports said.

Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office

• A Pelham man jailed on charges of assaulting an elderly woman was attacked Thursday at Colquitt  County Jail.

An officer investigating a report of a fight found Willie Grant, 38, 3845 New Hope Road, stumbling around with blood covering his face, sheriff’s reports said as well as blood on the floor and wall.

Jail medical personnel treated Grant and two other inmates were placed in isolation, sheriff’s reports said.

Property damage

Moultrie Police Department

• Sherry Barber, 1300 block First Avenue Northwest, reported Friday that a driver ran over her trash can.

• Rose Tuff, 900 block Highland Boulevard, reported Saturday that a glass door was broken at the front of her residence.

An officer taking photos at the residence found a pellet from an air gun on the ground by the door, police reports said.

• In a July 20 report, police said that Shirley Maule reported kicking a teenage boy out of an event on the night her 2009 Cadillac STS was scratched.

In a corrected report filed Thursday, Maule told police that the boy’s father had asked him several weeks ago not to attend the Jamboree, and that he was not told to leave on the night of the vandalism. On July 20 the father went into the Staggerwing Jamboree, leaving the teen outside.

Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office

• Kelsi Davis, 800 block Clarence Norman Road, reported Sunday that a male acquaintance came to her residence “acting strangely,” and after she got him outside and she locked the door he hit a bedroom window repeatedly.

Davis told the officer that the man broke the window before leaving.

An officer found blood on the glass and concrete near the window, sheriff’s reports said. When the man called Davis as the officer was at her residence, the officer recommended that he seek medical attention for the cut.

• Dewayne Adams, Blakely, reported Saturday that a female acquaintance hit the trunk and hood of his 2002 Honda Accord with a vodka bottle during an incident in the 200 block of Davis Road near Norman park.

• April Morse, 100 block Annie McGee Road reported Saturday that a window of a Suzuki Sidekick was broken.

• Jackie McDuffie, 100 block Cook Road, reported Saturday that a 2000 Ford Mustang was scratched all over and that a vulgar word was scratched into the paint on the hood.

• Ricky Goff, 700 block Causey Road, reported Sunday that a 1979 Ford F-250 pickup truck parked in the 200 block of U.S. Highway 319 South, Coolidge, was struck overnight by another vehicle.

• Terry Taylor, 200 block Christmas Road, reported Sunday that someone did “doughnuts” in his yard overnight.

Other investigations

Moultrie Police Department

• Kathy Thomas, 2400 block East Central Avenue, reported Wednesday that an entity took money out of her bank account without her permission.

• Sandra Daniels, 400 block Eighth Street Northwest, reported Sunday that she heard someone trying to take her window air conditioner while she was sleeping.

When Daniels yelled that she was calling police the would-be thief left, police reports said.

• An anonymous caller reported that a man in a Nissan Altima fired three shots while passing by at 9:16 p.m. near the intersection of Joe Louis Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

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• Janet Moehle, 4600 block Highway 37 East, reported Friday that she received a bill by mail indicating she owed money to an Internet payment service.

Moehle told the officer she had not ordered anything off of the Internet.  


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