Bainbridge Public Safety made multiple arrests after a Scott Street business was burglarized early in the morning of Wednesday, August 27.
At approximately 1:41 a.m. Wednesday, BPS Sgt. David Cutchin and other BPS officers responded to La Huarezita, a Hispanic store on 701 S. Scott Street, after a nearby resident called 911 to report a burglary. A resident of Rose Circle, which is the street behind the store, heard loud noises and assumed that someone was breaking into the store. He went out in his yard and saw several males leaving the area on bicycles, headed east on Green Street.
BPS Officers canvassed the area and Officer Jason Barlow made contact with two males, identified as William T. Lyals, 21, of 1306 Miluli Ave., and Levias Tyrone Murphy, 24, of 1306 Miluli Ave., walking on Sharpe Street. Officers found coins and candy belonging to La Huarezita in their pockets and the two were detained. The store’s owner discovered that the business’ cash register was missing. Officers reviewed the store’s surveillance video and were able to identify a third suspect, Tabitha Powell, 17, of 1026 Sharpe St.
Public Safety Officer John Mills located the store’s missing cash register in a dumpster located at the rear of a Shotwell Street business. The dumpster was located directly across the street from Powell’s residence on Sharpe Street.
The following is a summary of recent Bainbridge Public Safety incident reports involving break-ins and property theft:
- 8/24: Officer Pat Bryant responded to the 700 block of Lamar Street in reference to damage to vehicle. The complaintant said someone broke the rear right window out of his pickup truck and it was not the first time that had happened.
- 8/24: Officer Trey Mock responded to the 1000 block of Powell Street in reference to three bikes being stolen from outside a home.
Sheriff’s Office incidents:
- On August 25, Inv. Roberts was dispatched and responded to a stolen vehicle at Florida Rock Company on Newton Rd.
- On August 28, 2014 Sgt. Godwin responded to the 2400 block of Vada Rd. in reference to a burglary.
Report suspicious activity
If you want to report suspicious activity within Bainbridge city limits, call Bainbridge Public Safety at 248-2038 or fill out the tip form at the City of Bainbridge’s online Citizen Action Center.
If you live outside Bainbridge city limits, report possible criminal activity to the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office by calling 248-3044 or filling out the anonymous tip form on the Sheriff’s Office website.