Tuesday February 7th, 2023
The LEPC meeting was cancelled at the last minute that was scheduled for this morning. Perhaps another date will be given for a possible later meeting.
It was a rather busy Monday to start a new week for the Americus Police Department. The day started early with shots fired complaints at 12:43 am in the Town Creek Circle area and moments later in the N. Lee Street area.
Officers performed a welfare check at 128 S. Dudley Street and a safety check at 110 N. Hampton Street.
A financial transaction card theft and fraud is being investigated.
Aggravated stalking was reported for further investigation.
Damage to property complaints were made at 439 Mayo Street and at 101 Eastview Circle.
1st degree criminal damage to property occurred at 1206 S. MLK Boulevard.
A simple assault was reported at 2N 110 Knollwood Drive at Cripple Creek Apartments.
Officers answered 2 domestic-related calls and 1 miscellaneous call yesterday.
A hit-n-run accident occurred at 254-C Lonnie Lane.
It was fun while it lasted but someone finally won the Powerball drawing last night. The lone winning ticket was sold in Washington State for an estimated $747 MILLION. Check your numbers: 5-11-22-23-69 and the Powerball was 7. The next Powerball drawing for Wednesday night is only $20 million.
From Monday’s Sumter County Sheriff’s Office reports, 2 prisoner transports were made yesterday. Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance. 2 lost/stolen tags were reported at the Sumter County Courthouse Sheriff’s Office location. A suspicious person was spotted in the area of US 19S. 2 activated alarms were noted but the calls were cancelled while enroute to the locations. Deputies were busy conducting 5 traffic stops on Monday. After a stop on E. Lamar at Tripp Street last night, the driver Nicole D. Mable was cited for defective or no headlights. Warnings were issued in the other traffic stops.
The warm-up will continue through Thursday when yet another cold front brings in rain and possible storms for Thursday afternoon and now lasting through Friday night. Highs will be in the low-to-mid 70s until Thursday and once the rains start, the cooler air will filter in and we will be over 10-degrees cooler Friday than the high on Thursday. There could easily be 2-plus inches of rain to fall with this next front coming in late Thursday through Friday night. Lows will drop back into the lower 30s by Saturday night.