2005-09-07 / For The Record

GSP releases August stats

From Staff Reports

Georgia State Patrol troopers from the Sylvania post investigated four traffic accidents in Burke County last month.

According to SFC Jason L. Johnson, the accidents resulted in 13 injuries, but no deaths.

Troopers from Post 21 issued 65 traffic citations during the month of August. These included one DUI arrest, 31 speeding citations and five seat belt violations.

Troopers also issued 117 warnings. From the Blotter Ganging up

Police were dispatched to Lee Street Thursday night after receiving calls about juveniles fighting.

A large crowd of teens was leaving as officers arrived, and witnesses said there had been an argument related to a previous fight at Briarwood Apartments. One juvenile, they said, had a gun.

Based on interviews, officers believe a gang called the “Angel Boys” may have been involved.

No-pay pumpers

With last week’s high gas prices and shortages, local stations had their fill of freeloaders.

On Tuesday, two drivers drove away without paying at Murphy’s USA, leaving behind a $53 tab.

The next day the station had two more hits, and on Thursday a driver left TimeSaver without paying for his $21 in gas.

The station lost almost $80 more in gas when two drivers left without paying Saturday.

Murphy’s and TimeSaver weren’t the only stations hit by gas thieves. Two men drove off without paying P A’s on Highway 25 North for the $89 worth of gas they pumped into their car and two gas cans. Get back Jack

An off-duty Richmond County deputy retrieved a Hephzibah man who left the scene of an accident in Waynesboro last Friday.

The deputy, who witnessed the accident, followed Jack Jerome Furman, 55, to his residence after he struck a vehicle on Highway 56 North and left the scene. After identifying himself to the man, the deputy brought him back to the scene.

Furman admitted that he had been drinking earlier, and was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and leaving the scene of an accident.

Caught on camera

Police arrested a Waynesboro man last Friday when his exemployer discovered he was using their fuel card to purchase gas.

After the employer realized an unauthorized person was using the fuel card, they reviewed security tapes at the gas station and identified ex-employee Daniel James Snell, 27, as the culprit. Snell was charged with theft by conversion for the more than $1,200 in gas he charged to the company.

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