APD charged Cindy Lee, 51 of Alma, and Steve William, 56 of Alma, for theft by receiving stolen property. These charges were the result of the discovery of a lawn mower engine valued at $1,550.00 which had been stolen from a location in Hazlehurst and discovered in Lee’s vehicle. APD has also secured arrest warrants for Jessie Amon Ivey, 31 of Alma, for theft by receiving stolen property. APD and investigators with the Hazlehurst Police Department recovered two more lawnmower engines which had been stolen from a Hazlehurst location. These engines were recovered from a home in Bacon County. If anyone knows the whereabouts of Ivey please contact the Alma Police Department at 912-632-8751 or call your local law enforcement agency.
APD arrested Jessica Brower, 32 of Alma, for DUI and open container violation following a traffic stop on E. 16th St.
-----August 2nd Arrest-----
APD arrested Sammy Lee Andrews, 37 of Baxley, for possession of methamphetamine, possession of schedule II, III, and IV drugs, and possession of marijuana. Andrews arrest followed a forgery complaint at a local business. Andrews was also wanted in Vidalia for an outstanding warrant.
-----August 3rd Arrests-----
APD arrested Rose Marie Sheard, 56 of Alma, on an outstanding warrant from a theft by shoplifting incident on July 4, 2018, at Fred’s.
APD arrested Susie O’Neal, 28 of Alma, for driving without a driver’s license following a traffic stop for disregarding a stop sign.
APD arrested Alan Fisher Mai, 31 of Waycross, for criminal trespass. Mai reportedly entered the unlocked home of his ex-girlfriend on E. 12th St. and hid inside the home until the victim arrived home.
Saturday evening after 9 pm, officers with APD were involved in a vehicle pursuit on the west side of town. Officers attempted to stop a vehicle for driving through a 4-way stop on W. 4th St. The pursuit ended after the fleeing vehicle hit a parked car on N. Church St. The driver and passenger fled the vehicle and have not been apprehended. Officers recovered two firearms and marijuana packaged for sale. APD is investigating the incident to determine the identity of the occupants of the vehicle.
-----August 5th Arrests-----
APD arrested Crystal Kay Taylor, 38 of Alma, for driving with a suspended driver’s license following a traffic stop for disregarding a stop sign.
APD arrested Samuel Nantos Lopez, 46 of Jesup, for aggravated assault and terroristic threats and acts following an incident at Huddle House when Lopez attempted to choke his nephew.
-----August 6th Arrests-----
APD arrested James Kyle Westberr, 30 of Alma, and Jessica Zamani Westberry, 29 of Alma, for manufacturing marijuana after officers discovered an indoor marijuana grow in the laundry room of their Smallee St home. Officers seized (10) marijuana plants and multiple manufacturing items. This arrest followed a third-party domestic disturbance complaint at the home. James Westberry is currently on parole for (21) counts of forgery.