The Banks County Sheriff’s Office responded to a number of incidents reported last week, including reports of road hazards and panhandling. The incidents reported include:
•road hazard on Damascus Road at Keesee Road. The responding deputy reported he removed a deer from the roadway.
•removal of a person from the Travel Centers of America, Highway 441, Commerce. The responding officer reported he located a male who was hanging around the Travel Centers of America asking for rides. The male advised the officer he was headed to Alabama. The officer reported he escorted the male to the Flying J Truck Stop at Exit 147 on Interstate 85.
•panhandling at the Interstate 85 south bound off ramp and Highway 15/441. The responding deputy reported he located the people and spoke with one of the men who advised they were taking donations for a church. The man showed the deputy proper permits to be collecting donations at this location.
•livestock in the roadway on Highway 326 at Carson Road. The responding officer reported he assisted the livestock owner with resecuring the livestock.
•livestock in the roadway on Caudell Road at Pace Road, Homer. The responding deputy reported he put the cows back in the pasture.
•dog problems at a West Coker Road, Alto, residence. The responding officer reported the complainant stated three Pit Bulldogs had been chasing her cats. The officer advised the dogs were not on the scene when he arrived. The complainant stated she didn’t know who the dogs belonged to. The officer
reported he advised the complainant there was no leash law in Banks County and there was nothing he could do.
•juvenile problem at a Highway 51 North, Homer, residence. The complainant came to the Banks County Sheriff’s Office to report that her 13 year old son would not obey her when she told him to do something. The complainant stated her son would also raise his voice to her. The complainant stated she wanted her son taken into custody. An officer advised her that was not an option.
•road hazard on Chatham Road at Galloway Drive, Homer. The responding deputy reported he spoke with the owner of a vehicle blocking the roadway and the owner advised he would move the vehicle. The deputy advised he cleared the roadway and all was O.K.
•criminal trespass and simple battery at a Cotton Tail Lane, Baldwin, residence. The complainant advised the responding officer that a 14 year old male came to his residence and started an altercation with his 15 year old son. The complainant stated the altercation was physical and the 14 year old brought a golf club to his residence. The complainant stated he did not want the 14 year old to return to his property.
For more crime news, see this week's issue of The Banks County News.
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