Category Archives: Crime and Public Safety

BPS awards highlight progress under new director

Bainbridge Public Safety Director Eric Miller has been on the job for three years now, and his agency’s first awards ceremony this week reflected the reorganization Miller undertook after arriving in Bainbridge. Miller succeeded longtime BPS Director Larry Funderburke, who retired. Bainbridge Public Safety had always been separated organizationally between a fire department on the one hand and… Read More »




Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 06/18/14

The following arrests and citations, occurring between June 15 and June 17, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety and the Decatur County Jail: Elvis Munoz Garcia, 54, 732 Planter St., Bainbridge, probation violation-original charge failure to maintain lane; R. Hughes, SO; Danta Denorse Miller, 34, 120 Gaines Bouie Road, Attapulgus, parole violation-original charge possession of cocaine; J.… Read More »

Bainbridge Public Safety officers recognized at awards ceremony

A number of recognitions were presented to officers at the first-ever Bainbridge Public Safety awards ceremony. The ceremony, which was attended by many of the officers’ family members, was held after the Bainbridge City Council meeting on Tuesday night. The Officer of the Year award, which was selected by a community-led committee, was given to Captain Mark Esquivel,… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 06/17/14

The following arrests and citations, occurring between June 15 and June 17, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety and the Decatur County Jail: Gloria Ann Johnson, 53, DUI, expired driver’s license; D. Cutchin, BPS; Benjamin Gabriel Bland, 37, simple battery (Family Violence), cruelty to children (third degree); J. Myers, BPS; Jimmy Lewis Goodman, 41, probation violation; T.… Read More »




Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 06/16/14

The following arrests and citations, occurring between June 13 and June 15, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety: Sierra Shardae Baker, 28, 4356 Attapulgus Highway, Quincy, Fla., driving while license withdrawn; J. Mills, BPS; Kendra Burke, 35, 35 Silverhill Road, Midway, failure to stop at stop sign, driving while license suspended/revoked; T. Mock, BPS; Jasmine Curry, 23,… Read More »

Driver charged in Headquarters crash

  The man who drove a pickup truck through the plate-glass front window of the Headquarters Hair Salon in Bainbridge has been cited for multiple traffic offenses, according to Bainbridge Public Safety. James Carlton, 64, of 716 Helen St, Bainbridge, accidentally crashed his Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck into the business, causing significant damage to the business. Fortunately, none… Read More »




Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 06/13/14

The following arrests and citations, occurring between June 11 and June 12, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety and the Decatur County Jail: Andrew Chase Carver, 24, 1045 Avenue NE, Cairo, Ga., manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine; D. Bryant, SO; Willie Ulysses Cooper, 27, 794 E. Griffin Ave., Attapulgus, contempt of court (child support); V. Edmond, SO; Elvis… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 06/12/14

The following arrests and citations, occurring between June 11 and June 12, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety and the Decatur County Jail: Kristen Lee Hand, 26, 103 Hubert Dollar Drive, Bainbridge, criminal attempt to manufacture meth, unlawful possession of pseudoephedrine, possession of drug-related object; V. Edmond, SO; Ryan Summerlin, 22, 103 Hubert Dollar Drive, Bainbridge, criminal attempt to… Read More »

Recent Decatur County Sheriff’s Office incident reports

The following incident report summaries were provided by the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office: ON JUNE 10, 2014 SGT. WILLIAMSON RESPONDED TO A RESIDENCE ON KELLY ROAD IN REFERENCE TO SOMEONE DAMAGING FOUR TIRES.  SGT. WILLIAMSON ROAD THE AREA TO LOOK FOR THE OFFENDER WITH NEGATIVE RESULTS.  SGT. WILLIAMSON IS WAITING ON THE RESULTS OF THE INVESTIGATION FROM INV. BOWYER.… Read More »




Surveillance video, big bankroll lead to drug arrests

Bainbridge Public Safety is investigating two unrelated cases involving illegal drugs, which led to two arrests. On June 4, Public Safety officers arrested Lorenzo Tate, 51, of 143 Pine Ridge Drive, Bainbridge, at the Hutto-McIver apartments on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. BPS had been investigating Tate for alleged drug sales for approximately a year, Investigator Chip Nix… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 06/11/14

The following arrests and citations, occurring between June 10 and June 11, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety and the Decatur County Jail: Phillip Dewayne Anderson, 34, 125 Philyaw Road, Attapulgus, parole violation-original charge sale of cocaine; M. Johnson, Georgia Board of Pardons and Parole; Chasity Leigh Sanders, 407 Meeting St., Dalton, Ga., probation violation-original charge possession of… Read More »

Recent Georgia DNR Law Enforcement Reports

The following activity was reported by Georgia Department of Natural Resources law enforcement officers working in the Southwest Georgia region. To see more reports from around the state, visit the Georgia DNR’s website.   May 25-31: LAKE GEORGE Officers patrolling Lake George and the Chattahoochee River issued eighteen citations and warnings and provided two citizen assists. One individual… Read More »




Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 06/10/14

The following arrests and citations, occurring between June 9 and June 10, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety and the Decatur County Jail: Alisha Lynn Colwell, 33, 358 Meredith Road, Colquitt, Ga., probation violation-original charge attempt to manufacture methamphetamine; S. Laster, SO; Kurtis Emmanuel Miller, 36, 1661 Lonnie Road, Tallahassee, Fla., illegal possession of controlled substance, possession of… Read More »

Bainbridge officer revives man who had no signs of life

A Bainbridge Public Safety officer is credited with helping resuscitate a man who may have had a heart attack on the evening of Sunday, June 8, according to an incident report. Sgt. David Cutchin of Bainbridge Public Safety, who is also trained as an emergency medical technician, was patrolling Sunday at around 5:30 p.m. when he heard Decatur-Grady E-911… Read More »




Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 06/06/14

The following arrests and citations, occurring between June 4 and June 6, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety: James Winston Mills, 57, 1411 Lake Drive, Bainbridge, burglary in the second degree, SO; Lorenzo Tate, 51, 143 Pine Ridge Drive, Bainbridge, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine within 1,000 feet of public housing, sale of… Read More »

Counterfeit money reported; other recent police reports

Counterfeit money has been reported in circulation by multiple businesses in Bainbridge during the past week, according to Bainbridge Public Safety incident reports. On Monday morning, Bainbridge Public Safety Officer Chris Avery talked with a local bank employee who said she had found three counterfeit ten-dollar bills among the money that was deposited in the overnight drop box.… Read More »