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At last evening’s monthly City Council meeting, OneSumter presented a check for $45,000 for the purchase and training for a drug dog for the Americus Police Department and for training of the handler. Georgia Water Works Association presented the City with the People’s Choice Award for Best Tasting Water, a statewide recognition. 6-year old Ayden Mercer Battle was presented a proclamation and gifts for his fundraising efforts for Breast Cancer Awareness. Under agenda items, Council approved a resolution for a grant for public transportation assistance. Council approved the insurance provider for the Firefighter’s Cancer Insurance for eligible firefighters. Council also approved the health insurance provider and coverage for employees in 2018. The change of managers for the sale of beer off-premise at 540 Tripp Street was approved. Council then authorized all documents for the Arista Contract to be signed. After a few updates and announcements, the meeting was adjourned to closed session for the discussion of appointments. Once back in open session the meeting was adjourned.
On Monday November 13th at approximately 7:28pm, the Americus Police Department responded to Rucker Street in reference to an aggravated assault involving a Sumter County School bus on Masonic Street. On arrival it was learned from the bus driver that a front passenger side window had been shattered from a possible BB gun pellet. No one on the bus was injured and an investigation began. Yesterday, a 16-year old juvenile has been charged with aggravated assault, interference with government property and reckless conduct. The juvenile is being detained at the Crisp RYDC. The Americus Police Department would like to thank all citizens who provided information in this case.
From Thursday’s Americus Police incidents, a 2nd degree cruelty to children case is under further investigation.
An auto was entered at 108 Windsor Avenue.
Officers responded to terroristic threats and acts made at 408 Rogers Street.
An unruly juvenile complaint was made at 1008 Douglas Circle.
Corderius J. Whitehead was stopped on Rucker Street for failure to stop at a stop sign.
Officers responded to 4 domestic-related calls and 1 miscellaneous call yesterday.
In the Sumter County Jail today: John Leonard Hagin for probation violation; Kathie Peterson Mercer for 1st degree forgery; Justin Jarrod Myers for parole violation; Christopher Allen Sims for theft by taking and felony theft by shoplifting.