Winder Police have obtained several warrants against a wanted man who eluded capture last week.
On Oct. 13, an officer stopped a car in which Felix Montez Kemp, 40, of 277 Springdale Drive of Winder, was a passenger.
The officer was familiar with Kemp and knew the man had valid warrants for his arrest.
While the officer was checking the identification of the driver, Kemp exited the vehicle. When the officer ordered Kemp to return to the vehicle, Kemp asked if the officer knew who he was. The officer said yes and attempted to place Kemp in handcuffs at that time, but Kemp pulled his arm free and fled.
The officer chased Kemp across the parking lot of Holly Hill Mall and behind Downriggers bar. When Kemp ran behind All Star Billiards, the officer lost sight of him.
Another officer arrived to help with the search and located Kemp in a dumpster. Kemp refused to get out of the dumpster and was forcibly removed from the waste receptacle. Before the officers could secure Kemp in handcuffs, Kemp once again pulled free and took a swing at one of the officers before running towards a wooded area.
The officers gave chase and one of the officers fired his taser at Kemp, but was unsure if the probe made contact. The officers pursued Kemp through the woods to a Courtyard Circle address. According to the report, Kemp scaled a fence and damaged a fence gate before the officers lost sight of him.
Officers visited Kemp’s last known address in an attempt to locate the man, but Kemp’s parents reportedly refused to allow the officers access to the property.
Warrants were obtained for Kemp on charges of felony obstruction and criminal damage to property.
Other recent incidents investigated by Winder Police include:
•damage to property on North Broad Street. A woman said the driver’s side window of a 1995 Hyundai Accent was broken sometime between Oct. 8 and Oct. 11. The damage was estimated at $150.
•theft by taking on Shenandoah Court. A woman said she left her wallet on the back of her car while she put food and drinks inside the vehicle. Later, the woman realized her wallet was missing. The woman was unsure if someone took the wallet or if it fell off the vehicle while she was driving.
•harassing phone calls on Horton Street. A woman said her soon to be ex-husband had repeatedly called and texted her throughout the day. The woman advised the texts and calls were not threatening, just that the number was “too much.”
•lost or mislaid property on Vinemont Way. A man reported that his wife’s green card was missing. The man said the card had been kept in his wallet.
•hit and run on South Broad. A woman said she witnessed a brown Toyota pickup back into a man causing the victim to fall into a trash can. The woman said the man and the driver exchanged words. The woman could not provide a description of the driver or a tag number for his vehicle and could only advise that the victim’s name was Ronald and that he lived in a trailer on Mobile Drive.
•incident on Second Street. A motorist called police when his passenger side mirror struck an object and shattered. The driver had seen a man just inside the fog line prior to the collision and was concerned that he may have struck the pedestrian. Attempts to locate the pedestrian were unsuccessful.
•no insurance on Brookview Terrace. An uninsured vehicle was towed and the owner cited.
•missing weapon on North Fifth Avenue. A Beretta 9mm fully loaded with hollow point rounds was reported missing.
•damage to property on Ashwood Way. A woman reported her two dogs missing. One dog was found, but a Boxer mix has not yet been located.
•battery on Bellview Street. A man said another man accused him of being a snitch and attacked him. The victim suffered a black eye. A warrant was taken out against the suspect.
I think some of the Winder Police officer needs to get on a healthy diet and lose some weight,I seen the officer and some are just to heavy to run after some one.I do not mean this in a bad way.But we must admit some do have a weight issue..