Tifton Gazette

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December 4, 2012

Police respond to attempted armed robbery, dog bite

TIFTON — Local law enforcement officers responded to several incidents in the area, including an alleged criminal attempt to commit armed robbery, burglaries and other incidents.

According to an incident report filed at the Tifton Police Department, a woman reported an armed robbery Tuesday night. The report states that the incident occurred in the area of Brumby Way and the victim was a 25-year-old man.

Tifton police officers attempted to locate the alleged victim, who was later found to be in the area of Ferry Lake Road and Goff Street.

The report states that the 25-year-old man told police that three subjects wearing ski masks attempted to rob him at gunpoint. He stated that the incident occurred as he walked through the Tifton Gardens past the gazebo, where the subjects were hiding.

The man told police that he was met by the subjects at a distance of about 25 feet away. He reported that they were dressed in all black and one of then was pointing a gun. He described the subject pointing the gun as being approximately 5’08” in height and about 150 pounds. He stated that the subject demanded him to “give it up” as the other two watched.

The man reported that the second subject was approximately 6 feet tall and had a slim build, and the other subject was approximately 5’07” in height and 200 pounds.

He reported that a car then passed by heading south on Love Avenue, scaring the subjects off. He stated that he took off running towards Ferry Lake Road as the subjects ran north towards Love Avenue.

The man told police that no items were stolen from him.

He reported that he sent a text to his girlfriend 30 minutes after the incident occurred and then she called a woman who contacted 911 and reported the alleged armed robbery.

Lt. Lee Dunston at the TPD told The Gazette that there is no reason for them to believe that this incident is related to the two armed robberies that recently occurred at Goff Street Convenience Store and Jay’s Food Mart.

In another matter, a man who lives in the 1800 block of North Park Avenue reported Sunday that while he and his wife were out of town for the weekend, someone broke into their house and stole numerous items.

The report states that the window on the north side of the residence was broken but didn’t appear to be the point of entry or exit due to a large dresser and flat screen television blocking the window, which had not been moved from its original position.

Among the items that were missing included jewelry, power tools, personal papers and cash. The report states that Michael Brandon Davis, 23, 7014 Northgate Drive, was arrested Monday and charged with first degree burglary.

Also, a man reported Sunday that while in the 1000 block of Ferry Lake Road, his juvenile son was bitten by a dog in the area. The report states that the child was transported to the hospital by an ambulance. The owner of the dog told police that the dog was only out for a few minutes and that it did not bite the child, the report states. She reported that the dog may have chased him, but she didn’t see the incident.

The woman further reported that the dog was inside the house and went out when a member of her house went to take out the trash. The report states that the dog was medium sized and a hound mix. Animal Control responded to the scene and took possession of the dog due to it not having a rabies shot.

The injured child’s brother told police that the dog chased the juvenile, which made him fall off of the bicycle that he was riding, injuring his eyebrow. The dog then allegedly bit the juvenile on the hand before he got away from it.

The officer on scene reported that he responded to the hospital and was unable to determine if the abrasion on the child’s right hand was from the dog bite or him falling off of the bicycle.

The report states that the owner of the dog was later issued a citation by Animal Control.

In other unrelated cases:

• A woman who lives in the 600 block of Prince Lane reported Monday that she discovered her back door forced open when she returned home. She told police that a wrapped present, money from her purse and jewelry were stolen. She reported that all of her doors were locked. The report states that signs of forced entry on the glass screen door and back door were discovered.

• A woman who lives in the 100 block of West 16th Street reported Monday that someone kicked in the back door of her residence and made entry. She stated that nothing appeared to be missing. She also informed police that someone attempted to break into her vehicle two weeks ago.

• A woman who lives on Tanner Lane reported Sunday that someone entered her house through the back door and stole her children’s Xbox 360 game system, Playstation and some cash.

To contact reporter Latasha Everson, call 382-4321.

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