MOULTRIE — A Moultrie woman reported seeing three boys trying to set a stop sign on fire Monday afternoon. The site of the incident was in the same neighborhood where seven vacant houses were set on fire Friday night and early Saturday morning.

Katherena Burkes reported she was at Billy Jack’s Hardware on West Central Avenue at 2:27 p.m. Monday when she saw the three black male juveniles. The boys were apparently trying to set fire to the stop sign at the corner of Ninth Street Southwest and West Central Avenue.

Burkes told the officer she did not recognize any of the boys, and she went in to call 911. She told the three boys she was calling the police, and she stated they ran off and went behind’s Oxley’s supermarket.

The officer examined the stop sign in question, but there was no damage found to it.



Arrests

Moultrie Police

• Justin Rogers, of 1708 First Ave. S.E., was charged Monday with two counts of entering an automobile and loitering or prowling.

• Timothy Perez Edwards, 29, of 818 Fifth St. N.W., was charged Monday with possession of marijuana less than one ounce, two counts of disorderly conduct (family violence), trespassing and duty to obey an officer.

• Julia Hernandez, 30, of 560 Lawrence Road, was charged Monday with theft by shoplifting.

• Darwin Jerome Thomas, 21, of 640 Fourth Court N.W., was charged Monday with disorderly conduct, duty to obey an officer, public drunkenness and resisting arrest.

• Veronica Tuszynski, 19, of 1108 Second St. S.W., was charged Monday with disorderly conduct (family violence), malicious mischief and resisting arrest.

• Kerri Ann Santino, 19, of 874 Smith Road, was charged Monday with driving without a license and failure to maintain lane.

• Willie Gamblet, 36, of Atlanta, was charged Tuesday with simple battery, stalking and resisting arrest.

• Juann Everett, 22, of 632 Oak Circle, was charged Monday with three counts of simple assault and criminal trespassing.



Colquitt County S.O.

• Angel Kakiman Lugunes, 24, of 231 Edmonds Road, was charged Sunday with DUI, driving with a suspended license, no proof of insurance, driving with a suspended tag, affixing a plate to a vehicle to conceal his identity, possession of cocaine and two counts of probation violation.



Norman Park Police

• Christopher David Mathis, 34, of 5933 61st Ave. S.W., in Miami, Fla., was charged Tuesday with obstruction and speeding.



Doerun Police

• Freddie Lee Hadley, 42, of 402 31st St. S.E., was charged Friday with disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and obstruction.



Other Incidents

Moultrie Police

• Latonya Wheeler, of Third Street Southeast, reported someone scratched the trunk and passenger side of her Dodge Intrepid Monday. Damage was estimated at about $500.

• Demetrius Walker reported a thief stole copper plumbing from a crawl space at a house on Third Street Southeast Monday.

• Toni Kinsey, of Fifth Avenue Southwest, reported a thief stole her son’s Next bicycle Monday. The value of the stolen bicycle was about $100.



Colquitt County S.O.

• Dal Lane, of Jacksonville, Fla., reported a known male in Moultrie used his name to buy a laptop computer from the Overstock.com Web site between 8 p.m. Sunday and 7:21 p.m. Monday. The cost of the laptop computer was $502.

• Vanessa Watts, of Deer Run Road, reported a thief stole her Motorola Razr phone after her son left it at an unknown location Friday. The value of the stolen phone was $200.

• Randy McCorvey reported a thief stole a Goodman air conditioning unit from a house on Lower Meigs Road between 9 a.m. July 17 and 10 a.m. Friday. The value of the stolen air conditioner was $3,000.

• Bryan Alaniz, of Highway 133 South, reported a thief stole an Aiwa stereo with speakers, a carton of Doral cigarettes, a Roadmaster bicycle and a 12-pack of Coors Light beer between 11:30 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Saturday. The value of the stolen items was $310.

• Angela Myers, of South Boulevard, reported a thief stole a high school class ring, a jewelry box, a water bottle with change inside and medications between 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The value of the stolen items was $430.

• Debra Harris, of Coy Cox Road in Omega, reported someone damaged her trampoline between 3 p.m. Thursday and 4 p.m. Saturday. Damage was $250.

• Joseph Roberts, of Sylvester Highway, reported a thief stole a JVC CD player and a toolbox with tools inside from his Chevrolet Silverado and also entered his Chevrolet Malibu Sunday. The value of the stolen items was $125.

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