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Heroin arrests spotlight new drug trend; Crime Suppression Teams makes multiple arrests overnight

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On 02/20/14 investigators with the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team conducted an investigation regarding the sale of heroin. Investigators arrived at 147 Valley Road in Statesboro and attempted to make contact with the home owners. Investigators made contact with Michelle Geis Parker (48 yoa) and Vernard Andre Parker (45 yoa). After further investigation Vernard Parker admitted to possessing multiple bags of heroin. Michelle Parker was charged with Possession and/or Use of a Drug Related Object and Vernard Parker was charged with Possession of Heroin with the Intent to Distribute.  These arrests highlight changing trends in illegal drug sales and use in our community.  A major focus of C.S.T. is the disruption of such trends.

In other arrests throughout the night C.S.T. members arrested a total of 18 individuals on various charges ranging from outstanding arrest warrants to possession with intent of various drugs.

Burglar caught in the act by Crime Suppression Team


On 2/14/14 at 2049 hrs Master Deputy Mark Guarino and Investigator M Brinson, both assigned the the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team, were working in the area of Lanier Drive when a burglary in progress call was given out at 2 Bird Lane.  Guarino and Brinson responded to the location and were able to locate the suspect, later identified as Timothy Adams (29 yoa, Bird Lane Statesboro Ga), leaving the area with a stolen television.  After a short foot pursuit, Adams was arrested and transported to the Bulloch County Jail where he remains on a charge of Burglary in the First Degree.

C.S.T.’s focus is to provide proactive law enforcement to areas where crime trends have become a concern.  C.S.T. has focused extensively on the Lanier Drive area to provide robust protection to Georgia Southern students living off campus in that area.

Incident summary for 1/27/14 to 1/28/14

1- Damage to property:  Bunch Rd, 800 block of Lakeview Rd

2- Civil disputes:  3000 block of US 80 E, 6000 block of Brooklet Denmark Rd

3- Criminal trespass:  1200 block of Maria Sorrell Rd

4- Theft by taking:  17000 block of SR 67, first block of Meadow Drive, 14000 block of SR 46

5- Domestic disputes:  Cedarwood Acres MHP, 100 block of Riggs Circle, Burkhalter MHP, 800 block of Rough Rider Rd, 13000 block of Clito Rd

6- Suicide threat:  100 block of Evergreen Drive

7- Deputies responded to multiple weather related issues due to the winter storm

Oak Hill MHP death investigation becomes homicide investigation

The female victim discovered inside a residence in Oak Hill MHP on 1/26/14 by deputies was the victim of a homicide according to the Medical Examiner.  Joylee Ann Brown, 39 yoa of Eastview Apts in Statesboro, was identified as the victim and her family members have been contacted.  Further information will be released as the case progresses.

Incident summary for 1/23/14 to 1/26/14

1- Domestic disputes:  Old River Rd N, 80 block of Twin Forks Rd, Sea Pines Apts, 300 block of Live Oak Lane

2- Failure to register as a sex offender:  3000 block of Bass Court

3- Theft by taking:  Jesse Holloway Lane, 200 block of Eldora Cemetery Rd, Old River Rd N, Pecan Grove MHP

4- Criminal trespass:  100 block of Pretoria Rushing Rd, 3000 block of Eldora Rd

5- Residential fire:  200 block of Bruiser Circle, 8000 block of Clito Rd

6- Affray:  Broomstraw Trace

7- Mentally ill subject:  100 block of Princess Lane

8- Vehicle fire:  Westside Rd, US 80 E

9- Civil disputes:  3000 block of SR 119, 17000 block of SR 67

10- Death investigations:  200 block of Indian Trail, Oak Hill MHP

11- Entering auto:  Still Quarters Rd, 100 block of Nature’s Way

12- Hit and run:  200 block of Sawgrass Trail

Oak Hill Mobile Home Park death investigation

On 1/26/14 at 0035 hrs patrol deputies were dispatched to Oak Hill MHP in the 25000 block of US 301 N, Statesboro, after a resident reported an open door at a neighboring mobile home.  Upon arrival, patrol deputies discovered the body of a female in the residence.  Investigators and crime scene techs responded to the location and spent over twelve hours processing the scene for evidence.  The deceased has been transported to the GBI’s Coastal Regional Crime Lab for autopsy today.  The identity of the deceased and further details on the case are being withheld pending a determination of the manner of death by the Medical Examiner.  Investigators are actively seeking information on this case and encourage the public to call in or email confidential tips.  Callers should speak with Inv Walter Deal at 912-764-1788 or email an anonymous tip to

Incident summary for 1/21/14 to 1/22/14

1- Theft by taking:  100 block of Hodges Yawn Pond Lane

2- Counterfeit money:  10000 block of US 301S

3- ID theft:  Cypress Lake MHP, 30 block of Paradise Cove

4- Criminal trespass:  100 block of Old Leefield Rd, 3000 block of Lawrence Church Rd

5- Civil dispute:  100 block of Woodshole Circle, 200 block of Willow Lane

6- Domestic disputes:  100 block of Melrose Pond Rd

7- Drug complaint:  100 block of Langston Chapel Rd (two arrests)

8- Harassment:  700 block of South Kevin Court, 1000 block of Hunters Pointe Drive

9- Burglary:  3000 block of Mill Creek Rd

Deputies responded to multiple non-emergency calls for service and arrested several individuals on traffic charges and warrants

Incident summary for 1/20/14

1- Domestic disputes:  600 block of Akins Lane, 1400 Macedonia Rd, Cawana Rd, 23000 block of SR 46 (one arrest), 2000 block of Middleground Rd

2- Residential fire:  100 block of Nature’s Way

3- Civil dispute:  Honeysuckle Lane

4- Criminal trespass:  3000 block of Ponderosa Rd

5- Burglary:  Cedarwood Acres MHP

6- Harassing phone calls:  1000 block of Raccoon Key Drive


Incident summary for 1/17/14 to 1/19/14

1- Theft by taking:  3000 block of US 301 S, 90 block of John Godley Rd, SR 24 landing, 400 block of Speights Lane

2- Burglary:  700 block of Ogeechee Drive East

3- Vehicle fire:  US 301 S

4- Entering auto:  300 block of West Leyland Ct, 100 block of Lakewood Drive

5- Damage to property:  1100 block of Nevils Daisy Rd, 6000 block of SR 67

6- Civil disputes:  3000 block of Lawrence Church Rd, 6000 block of Sinkhole Rd, 1300 block of Leefield Station

7- Drug complaints:  Southeast Bulloch High

8- Suicide threats:  300 block of Gordon Beasley Rd

9- Domestic disputes:  2000 block of Portal Metter Rd, Bypass, 14000 block of SR 46, 6000 block of Middleground Rd

10- Criminal trespass:  20000 block of SR 46, 10000 block of Burkhalter Rd

11- Fights/disturbances:  Planters Row

STEP deputies arrest one after brief foot chase

ricky joe hardenOn 1/16/14 deputies assigned to the Sheriff’s Targeted Enforcement Patrol (S.T.E.P.) unit stopped a vehicle on North College St in Statesboro for an equipment violation.  The driver of the vehicle, later identified as Ricky Joe Harden (43 yoa, Lindsey Ct Statesboro Ga), abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot.  After a short foot chase, deputies arrested Harden.  A search along Harden’s route of flight by Master Deputy Kirk McGlamery and his K-9 partner Max located a jacket dropped by Harden which contained cocaine.  Harden was booked into the Bulloch County Jail and charged with Driving while License Suspended, Obstruction, and Possession of Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute.  Harden has no bond set at this time.

STEP was formed in May 2013 to target high crime areas and crime trends of concern.  To date STEP deputies have arrested nearly 500 suspects on multiple charges.