Statham police quickly solved a November 10 burglary after apprehending the perpetrator with several stolen items later that day.
After stealing a weed eater and carpet shampoo machine from an Eighth Street residence, the burglar, Curtis Lamar Howard, 48, of 1744 Doc McLocklin Road in Statham, was spotted on Ventura Street with the missing items and some Coca-Cola products. Officers questioned the man and arrested him on charges of criminal trespass and burglary.
After arresting Howard, officers discovered a cell phone in his possession. Upon further investigation, officers learned that the phone and Coca-Cola products had been stolen from a vehicle parked outside an Atlanta Highway business just moments before Howard’s arrest. Howard was subsequently charged with entering auto and transported to the Barrow County Detention Center.
Statham police made several other arrests during the past week. Thomas Harris II, age 23, of 7116 Secret Rose in Douglasville was arrested on a probation violation. Jessie Hicks, age 26, of 5357 Chigger Hill Circle in Gainesville, was arrested on outstanding warrants from Barrow County and Oakwood.
Police also arrested Kimberly R. Jones, age 34, of Statham on charges stemming from a November 10 domestic dispute.
After arguing with her husband, Jones allegedly hit her husband with her car as she was driving away from their Dooleytown Road residence. The victim was taken to Barrow Medical Center where he was treated and released. Jones was arrested for aggravated assault the following day.
Other incidents investigated by Statham Police this past week include:
• juvenile disturbance on Wise Court.
• trespass report on Wise Court.
• single vehicle traffic accident on Atlanta Highway and Sunset Drive. There were no injuries. The driver lost control of the vehicle after trying to avoid a deer in the roadway.
For the week, Statham officers issued five traffic citations and four warnings.