Grand Jury late yesterday afternoon handed down an indictment against Leslie
Police Chief Bob Smith. The indictment was on charges of making false statements
to law enforcement officers stemming from an earlier drug investigation by the SumterCounty
Sheriff’s Office. Chief Bob Smith is anticipated to be arrested sometime today,
according to Investigators.
got some much needed rain yesterday but some areas got a little more than they
wanted. Some thunderstorm warnings were issued late in the afternoon that were
accompanied by strong, gusty winds. It was the winds that knocked over some
trees in and around the SumterCounty
area primarily in the western portion of the County. Some limbs were also
knocked down from the gusty winds. There have been no reports of any serious
damage or any prolonged power outages. There could be a rerun of yesterday’s
late afternoon thunderstorms today but many forecasters are now saying our best
chance of rain MAY
actually occur late in the evening and into the overnight hours. Log onto www.americusradio.com
and click on the weather link and see any weather alerts and a look at radar.
The next meeting of the Childhood Obesity
Prevention Program is tomorrow evening from to at the Rec
Department on Rucker
New enrollees are still being accepted into the program which is for ages 2
through 18. Both parent AND
children must be in attendance for the monthly meetings to receive education,
monitoring and the $20 voucher for the free fruits and vegetables. New
enrollees will still be accepted into the program so make sure you attend
While yesterday’s rains were beneficial and welcomed, many still need
to water lawns and plants. Water restrictions are in place for you to do just
that. If you live NORTH of Lamar Street, you will water from until on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. For those that live SOUTH of Lamar Street, you will water from until on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. There is NO watering AT ALL on Fridays.
Don’t forget that trash pick-up is a day
behind due to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday. Lenny’s Market downtown is
now open every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday starting at . Fresh local fruits and vegetables are
being sold from until at Lenny’s Market on Hampton Street in downtown Americus.
Americus Police continue to remind citizens to call
in any suspicious person or vehicle you see in your neighborhoods. At least 3
different vehicles were reported yesterday in neighborhoods. One sighting had
people getting out of the vehicle and knocking on doors where there were no
vehicles in the driveway or parked out front. Be mindful of your surroundings
and call in anything you deem as suspicious. One arrest was made yesterday when
a citizen (retired GSP) witnessed someone going on a neighbor’s carport and
walk away with tools. He called in the suspicious activity and officers
arrested 17-year old Shadtavis Nesbitt at 303 Columbia Avenue and charged him with theft by taking. In
other Tuesday police action, an auto was entered at 1708 Lafayette Street.
A possible credit card scam was reported.
There was a report of a suspicious person and vehicle in the Lakeview Circle area.
Officers responded to a domestic situation at this morning to 314 Academy Street.
A hit-n-run accident occurred at 805 Harrold Avenue.
Only 1 accident worked by APD
yesterday with no reported injuries.
22 incidents were worked by Sheriff’s Deputies on Tuesday. A total of 7
traffic stops were conducted. At a stop on US 19 north, Jimmy L. Holley was
cited for a seat belt violation. Following a stop on US 19 north, Kentrial A.
Killens was charged with speeding and driving on a suspended license. Ulysses D.
Soloman was cited for a seat belt violation following a stop on US 27 east. Warnings
were issued in the other traffic cases. A theft occurred at 63 Valley Drive. Damage to property was reported at Lot 39 106 Lexington Circle. A domestic disturbance was
answered at 244
McMath Mill Road.
In the SumterCounty Jail today are Gerardo Castro
Garcia-holding for USMS and Kentrial Antonio Killens for driving on a suspended
license and speeding.