ALBANY, Ga. -- A 19-year-old man accused of stealing a donation jar with money planned to be donated to the Marines sponsored "Toys for Tots" Christmas program was quickly arrested, an Albany Police Department report states.
Zachary Raines was charged with theft by taking after police say he swiped the jar containing an undetermined amount of money from the Trademark Body Yard on the 1500 block of Radium Springs Road about 2:20 p.m. Friday.
Raines was in the Dougherty County Jail on Friday with no bond set, said a jail spokeswoman. No money was reported to have been recovered.
ALBANY POLICE: Albany police also responded to at least 44 other incidents Thursday and into Friday, according to available police reports. Police responded to incidents including:
-- Aggressive driving: a man reported that "an unknown, white male operated his motor vehicle with the intent to annoy, harass, intimidate or obstruct complainant and his wife" on the 1400 block of Dawson Road. There was a weapon involved, but never pointed at anyone, the report stated. The suspect was cited for aggressive driving and arrested;
-- Injured person: a woman was having a discussion with her son on the 2000 block of Colquitt Avenue when she "tripped over her pit bull. At that time the dog bit her on her right foot" causing two puncture wounds on her foot;
-- Felony obstruction of an officer: a 16-year-old girl was issued a truancy warning on the 400 block of Heard Avenue. In the course of receiving the warning the girl began to shout and curse at her 17-year-old male companion, who had been laughing and taunting her. The officer "advised her to calm down because it was not that serious." The girl began to curse the officer. The officer began to place the girl in the patrol car when she hit him with her right hand on his left arm. The girl was turned over to her mother;
-- Recovered property, a green Dodge Caravan was found abandoned bearing a license plate from a Chevrolet Impala on the 1400 block of Bonney View Drive;
-- Deceased person on the 1900 block of Palmyra Road;
-- Burglary on the 900 block of Riley Street, the 1300 block of Mercantile Drive and the 800 block of 16th Avenue;
-- Theft by taking tires and rims from a vehicle on the 1300 block of West Highland Avenue;
-- Motor vehicle theft on the 800 block of Odom Avenue;
-- Forgery: a woman tried to pass a fake $1 bill on the 800 block of North Jefferson Street;
-- Criminal trespass, an ex-boyfriend let the air out of a woman's tires on the 2700 block of Dawson Road;
-- Theft by taking on the 800 block of Mercer Avenue;
-- Rape reported on the 400 block of West Oglethorpe Boulevard;
-- Missing juvenile on the 1200 block of Gillespie Avenue;
-- Possession of marijuana, less than an ounce, on the 300 block of Highland Avenue;
-- Drug paraphernalia, a thin silver pipe, on the 400 block of Pine Avenue;
-- Aggravated assault: a victim reported a man pointed a small caliber pistol then ran away with no theft or injury involved on the 2200 block of martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard;
-- Motor vehicle theft on the 1000 block of Dunes Avenue;
-- Entering auto on the 300 block of Pine Avenue;
-- Missing juvenile on the 1900 block of Flintlock Drive;
-- Financial card fraud on the 400 block of West Third Avenue;
-- Simple battery on the 600 block of Sands Drive;
-- Domestic (unfounded) on the 2600 block of Gillionville Road, the 1300 block of Hobson Drive, the 1800 block of Broad Avenue, the 1000 block of Davis Avenue and the 200 block of North Broadway Avenue;
-- Theft by taking (domestic) on the 1300 block of Lincoln Avenue;
-- Assault (family violence) on the 1100 block of Whittlesey Court.
DOUGHERTY POLICE: Dougherty County police responded to at least 15 calls, according to police reports.
Police responded to incidents including:
-- Burglary theft of $1,350 of copper tubing, extension cords, electrical wire and copper-welding leads on the 2500 block of Cordele Road;
-- Threats on the 400 block of Persimmon Drive;
-- Traffic crash (private) on the 3000 block of Clark Avenue;
-- Traffic crash on the 4400 block of Sylvester Road.
DOUGHERTY EMS: Emergency medical services responded to 52 calls on Thursday. There were 41 medical calls, seven trauma calls and four other calls. Medical calls included, one chest pain, eight respiratory problems, one faint, one altered mental state, one diabetic complaint, four seizures, one mental problem, two heat-related calls, one possible stroke, one miscellaneous pain call, two cardiac arrests and 18 various medical. Trauma calls included one vehicle crash injury, four falls, a laceration and one fights/assaults. Other calls are typically standby for other units and patient transport.