• Deputy Chris Spires reported Saturday that he attempted to make a traffic stop on a 2001 Honda Accord traveling eastbound on GA 520 at Main Street due to the vehicle having the passenger headlight out.
The vehicle continued eastbound with Spires behind him with his emergency lights on. The vehicle continued on GA 520 to Ninth Street where it turned right on Ninth and then back left onto Ermine Avenue. Spires activated his siren, and the vehicle drove south on Ermine Avenue, failing to drive within its lane, crossing the double yellow line.
The vehicle ran the stop sign at Poplar Street and the stop sign at Elm Street. The vehicle turned left onto Elm Lane, going east through the alley. When the vehicle exited the alley, it turned south onto Bellview Avenue. Spires reported that the driver then exited the vehicle and fled through the apartments on Alder Street and then back toward Bellview Circle. He gave out a description of the offender, and two other deputies caught him and took him into custody on Tifton-Eldorado Road.
Howard Anthony Gammage, 31, 3104 Fourth Ave., was charged with driving with a suspended or revoked license, two counts of failure to stop at sign, defective equipment, failure to maintain lane, reckless driving, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, defective or insufficient tires and obstruction or hindering law enforcement officers without force.
• A woman reported Saturday that someone stole her wallet from her vehicle on Ira Drive. She reported that she pulled into an unknown address on Ira Drive to see if she knew the residence. While at the house, she observed a black juvenile male go into her opened driver’s side door and take her wallet. The offender was last seen traveling west through the trailer park.
• A woman who lives at Pertilla Place reported Saturday that someone broke into her vehicle and stole her wallet. She believes she left the vehicle unlocked. There were no signs of forced entry.
• Officer Joyce Clark reported Monday that she was advised of an alarm call at Taps Pawn on West Seventh Street. Upon arrival, she reported that all of the doors and windows were checked and appeared to be secure. She noticed that at the rear of the building, a hole was busted in one of the blocks. Underneath the hole was a large ax and flashlight were located.
A few feet away from the ax and flashlight were a black backpack containing a white T-shirt and another small black duffle bag. Entry was not made into the building.
• A woman who lives in the 800 block of North Park Avenue reported Monday that her vehicle had been entered and a few items were missing. The driver’s side door was unlocked. A debit card and $8 in cash were taken from inside a wallet. Paycheck stubs, deposit slips and insurance cards were also taken.