Tag Archives: Bainbridge Public Safety

Law enforcement had two vehicle chases this week

Local law enforcement officers were involved in two separate, unrelated vehicle pursuits this week in Bainbridge, according to incident reports. The first happened Tuesday, July 8 at approximately 7:30 p.m. State Trooper First Class David Fretwell of the GSP’s Colquitt post was traveling east on Shotwell Street when he observed a Chevrolet Impala failing to yield as it… Read More »

Bainbridge Public Safety makes multiple drug arrests

Bainbridge Public Safety has arrested three different people suspected of possessing illegal drugs. On the afternoon of Thursday, June 26, Captain Mark Esquivel, a detective with Bainbridge Public Safety, received a call from a concerned citizen about a person who might be in the possession of drugs walking on Troup Street, behind businesses that line the 1100 block… Read More »

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 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 »

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 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 »

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 »

BPS: four-year-old in Tallahassee hospital after being hit by car Saturday

A four-year-old child was injured after being struck by a car in Bainbridge on Saturday night, May 31, according to Bainbridge Public Safety. As of Monday, the child was reportedly in serious condition at a Tallahassee, Fla., hospital, according to BPS Major Robert Humphrey. The accident happened at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday night on Bluffton Drive, which is… Read More »

Recent crimes reported in Bainbridge & Decatur County

Bainbridge Public Safety incident reports: May 28: Bainbridge Public Safety investigators caught three juveniles trying to take the keys to an ATV parked at a business on S. Wheat Avenue. Two of the juveniles were detained, one of them was released and another turned over to the Department of Juvenile Justice. May 26: Residence on the 1700 block… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 5/27/14

The following arrests and citations, occurring between May 23 and May 27, 2014, were reported by Bainbridge Public Safety and the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office: Patrick Jaison Boyd, 36, 9129 Blountstown Road, Tallahassee, Fla., driving without a license (moped operator must be licensed), no helmet (moped), operating low-speed vehicles on highways; TFC Kirkus, GSP; Amanda Bryan Brock, 33,… Read More »

Bainbridge & Decatur County Arrest Reports, 5/22/14

The following arrests and citations, occurring between May 20 and May 22, 2014, were reported by the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office:  Willie Frank Carter III, 25, 1500 Bethel Road Apt. F, Bainbridge, probation violation; T. Miller, BPS; Princette Elizabeth Johnson, 42, 303 W. Green St., Bainbridge, disorderly conduct; C. Strickland III, BPS; Max Dustin Rackley, 24, 718 Evans St.,… Read More »

Bainbridge and Decatur County Arrest Reports, 5/20/14 – Man arrested with pot

The following arrests and citations, occurring between May 19 and May 20, 2014, were reported by the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office and Bainbridge Public Safety: Derrick Deshaun Wright, 26, 826 Russ St., Bainbridge, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute; M. Esquivel, BPS.   Key Format: Name of person charged, age, address, city, charges; Arresting Officer, Arresting Agency SO… Read More »

Bainbridge & Decatur County Arrest Report, 5/19/14

The following arrests and citations, occurring between May 15 and May 16, 2014, were reported by the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office and Bainbridge Public Safety: Eugene R. Daughtry III, 41, 123 E. Judith Drive, Bainbridge, stalking; C. Strickland III, BPS; Dominic Douglas, 18, 600 N. Sims St., Bainbridge, simple battery; C. Hill Jr., BPS; Andreika Aundra Green, 26,… Read More »

Bainbridge & Decatur County Arrest Report, 5/15/14

The following arrests and citations, occurring between May 12 and May 13, 2014, were reported by the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office and Bainbridge Public Safety:  Jimmy Holland, 46, 3153 Old Jenkins Road, Donalsonville, Ga., probation violation-original charge possession of cocaine, SO; Melissa Ann Smarr, 28, 605 S. Norton Street, Boston, Ga., possession of marijuana (misdemeanor); V. Edmond, SO; Lisa… Read More »

Bainbridge & Decatur County arrest report for 05/14/14

The following arrests and citations, occurring between May 13 and May 14, 2014, were reported by the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office and Bainbridge Public Safety: Adan Sanchez Gomez, 31, 730 Planter Street, Bainbridge, DUI, driving while license withdrawn, failure to stop for stop sign, failure to drive within single lane; C. Prindle, BPS; Margaret Tynease Pate, 22, 1220 MLK… Read More »

Bainbridge & Decatur County Arrest Report, 5/13/14

The following arrests and citations, occurring between May 12 and May 13, 2014, were reported by the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office and Bainbridge Public Safety: Christopher Cody Helms, 24, drugs to be kept in original container, DUI (drugs), open container in vehicle, reckless driving, drug-related objects, possession of marijuana (less than an ounce), adult seat belt law violation, GSP;… Read More »

Bainbridge / Decatur County Arrests for 5/9 – 5/11

The following arrests and citations, occurring between May 9 and May 11, 2014, were reported by the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office and Bainbridge Public Safety:  Erica Denise Choice, 27, 6820 Highway 374, Donalsonville, Ga., driving in violation of limited permit, DUI/alcohol/less safe driver, possession of marijuana (less than an ounce), failure to maintain lane; T. Anderson, GSP; Carson… Read More »