On Jan. 13, Keeon Montreal Culp, 19, Eatonton and Taiwan Thompkins, 17, Lithonia were both arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. A 16-year-old male was also cited for possession of marijuana. According to reports, a vehicle driven by Culp was stopped for speeding on U.S. 441. Consequent to the stop, reports state, an officer allegedly smelled green marijuana coming from the vehicle. Culp allegedly told the officer he had a small amount of marijuana in his pocket. Suspected marijuana was confiscated. The officer also noted that Thompkins, a rear seat passenger, had been moving prior to and during the traffic stop. The officer located loose marijuana on Thompkins seat and a clear bag of suspected marijuana on the floorboard in front of Thompkins. The juvenile allegedly had a pill bottle with seven Tramadol Hydrochloride pills and a small amount of suspected marijuana in his crotch area.
On Jan. 17, a shoplifting complaint was filed at Ingles, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee reported that he observed a 15-year-old male conceal items in a pink bag and then attempt to leave the store. The juvenile was stopped and escorted to a break room area of the store. An officer arrived and observed the juvenile in the room with the items removed from the bag. The child’s mother was located shopping in the store and was also escorted to the break room. The mother said she was not aware of the child’s alleged shoplifting. The juvenile told an officer that he attempted to take the $39 worth of items because he had no money to pay for the items. The child’s probation officer was contacted and the child was banned from the store.
On Jan. 17, a shoplifting complaint was filed at Family Dollar, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee stated that a man entered the store and attempted to take a container of laundry detergent without paying. The employee said she observed the man place the detergent under his clothing. When she confronted the man he fled the store. The employee said this was the second day in a row the man had attempted to take detergent from the store.
On Jan. 15, an entering auto complaint was filed at Morris Wrecker Service, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a woman said she had left her bus at the business for repairs. When she returned to retrieve her bus she noticed that two fire extinguishers, two first aid kits, a bag of papers and clothes were missing. An officer reviewed surveillance tapes and observed two persons enter the bus at 12:44 a.m. and then exit the bus and walk towards the Budget Inn. At the Budget Inn an officer located a room that had been sprayed with a fire extinguisher. He also questioned a woman who directed him to her two children and a pair of boots that also had fire extinguisher contents on the soles. The woman’s two juvenile male children confessed to entering the bus and removing the items. They also directed the officer to a bag of papers they had placed under a bush.