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Police/Fire/EMS March 2-3, 2010

Fence, kennels hit by 'stolen' truck

ALBANY -- Three members of a family were arrested Monday after their pickup truck took out dog kennels and a fence.

According to Dougherty County police Department reports, a white 2001 Dodge Ram truck did the damage on the 3100 block of Plains Lane and was was located on the 3200 block of War Eagle Drive. When police questioned the owners, Leon Oliver and Vera Bailey, they said the truck had been stolen by unknown indivduals and then was left in the yard.

A witness, however, identified the driver as Dorothy Ann Bailey, Vera Bailey's daughter, the police report stated. Dorothy Bailey told that the Dodge was owned by her parents and that they knew she had driven it and wrecked it , the report stated.

Dorothy Bailey was charged with driving unlicensed, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to maintain lane, the report stated.Leon Oliver and Vera Bailey were each charged with making false statements, the report stated.

ALBANY POLICE: Albany police responded to at least 28 incidents Monday into the early hours of Tuesday, according to available police reports. Police responded to incidents including:

-- Theft by taking felony, a toolbar stolen from the bed of a truck on the 2400 block of Sylvester Road;

-- Motor vehicle theft of two cars from a lot on the 1000 block of Slappey Boulevard;

-- Disorderly conduct while intoxicated involving a knife on the 400 block of West Monroe Street;

-- Drunken driving on the 400 block of Oglethorpe Boulevard;

-- Theft by taking, a boyfriend reported for stealing his girlfriend's purse on the 2000 block of Madison Street;

Burglary on the 1500 block of Dawson Road, the 2500 block of Burch Court, the 2400 block of Sylvester Road and the 700 block of Dartmouth Lane;

-- Assault (family violence) on the 600 block of Medlock Avenue, on the 200 block of Pine Bluff Road and the 1400 block of West Lincoln Avenue;

-- Domestic (unfounded) on the 400 block of Valencia Drive, on the 300 block of Sunset Lane, on the 2900 Gillionville Road and on the 600 block of Stadium Drive;

-- Simple battery (domestic violence) on the 3900 block of Radnor Forest Lane and the 2500 block of North Slappey Boulevard;

DOUGHERTY POLICE: Dougherty County police responded to at least 23 calls, according to police reports.

Police responded to incidents including:

-- Traffic crash with injury on the 2700 block of Liberty Expressway as a vehicle swerved off the road and struck a tree. Albany Fire Department extricated the driver who was taken to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital for possible leg and hip injuries. No charges were made;

-- Theft report resulting from a search of a home on the 1600 block of Maryland Drive where a Homelite 260 chain saw was recovered;

-- Animal cruelty involving stray cats on the 3300 block of Sylvester Road;

-- family violence (criminal trespass) on the 3500 block of Sylvester Road;

-- Vehicle crash, a vehicle traveling south on Ga. Highway 3 left the road and crashed into a tree. No charges made.

LEE SHERIFF: Lee County sheriff's deputies responded to at least five calls, according to police reports.

Deputies responded to incidents including:

-- Recovered property, a motor vehicle on the 900 block of Lovers Lane Road;

-- Theft, fraud, burglary of business checks on the 1200 block of US 82;

-- Theft of a 2003, Suzuki Vinson ATV on the 1100 block of Ga. Highway 377;

-- Theft of a 38-inch television and a Sunbeam microwave from a motel room on the 1044 block of U.S. Highway 19.

ALBANY FIRE: Albany firefighters responded to 105 calls from Feb. 19 through Monday including assisting the Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit with meth lab bust, 11 unattended cooking calls, 12 active alarms, four vehicle fires, two arcing wires, 12 trash fires, four structure fires, 10 grass fires, 10 public service programs, three gas leaks, a control burn, 10 assist EMS, six false alarms, three vehicle accidents and clean ups, an electrical transformer smoking, two extrications of vehicle crash victims, two short circuiting appliances, a chimney fire and three smoke scares.

-- Compiled by Pete Skiba