The Folkston Police Department recently released the following incident reports for July 2 to July 16.

On July 2, Officer Wyatt Garvin conducted a traffic stop at Dairy Queen on a 2001 Toyota Camry driven by Edwin Dean Polatty. The vehicle was improperly parked in the roadway and its brake light was not illuminating.  While running Polatty’s information through GCIC, narcotics K9 Hank gave a positive alert for narcotics being in the vehicle. Officer Garvin’s investigation led to a Rohm Gesellschaft .22 caliber, Model #RG114/Serial #L477668, being found.  Criminal histories were run on Polatty and both passengers, Jerrie Ann Raulerson and Orvel Winston Lloyd. It was revealed that Raulerson and Lloyd were convicted felons. GCIC revealed Polatty’s license was suspended through Florida on July 5, 2018 for criminal failure to pay.  All offenders were placed under arrest. Polatty was charged with driving while license suspended/cancelled/revoked –second offence, improper stopping/parking on roadway, driving unsafe/improperly equipped vehicle. Raulerson was charged with firearms possession by convicted felon. Lloyd was charged with firearms possession by convicted felon. They were transported to the jail and turned over to the jailor on duty. Warrants were secured in this matter.

July 2, Officer Michael Maddox observed Theodore Latravis Anderson operating a white 4-wheeler on Third Street traveling north.  Officer Maddox observed Anderson was not wearing a helmet. A traffic stop was conducted on the 4-wheeler and Anderson was placed under arrest.  The 4-wheeler was towed by Seldomridge Towing. Anderson was transported to the Charlton County Jail where he was issued citations for no helmet and prohibition of ATV on public roadway and turned over to the jailor on duty.

July7, Officer Gary Rhoden observed a 2005 Nissan Sentra traveling south on GA Hwy. 4 with a passenger side headlight out. Officer Rhoden met the offender, Isabella Rae Furr, and could smell a strong odor of marijuana.  His investigation led to marijuana being found inside of the vehicle and on Furr’s person.  Also, an unknown liquid substance was located on Furr’s person in numerous containers.  Furr was placed under arrest, transported to the jail, and interviewed.  She was charged with VGCSA less than one ounce (marijuana), and driving unsafe/improperly equipped vehicle and turned over to the jailor on duty.

    July 9, Officer Lightsey conducted a traffic stop on a 2009 Nissan Altima for a window tint violation on GA#4 northbound.  The vehicle pulled into the Friendly Express Truck Stop and Officer Lightsey made contact with the offender, Skylar Naomi Hutson, who stated that she did not have a license.  Driver’s window tested 19%.  A check of Hutson’s information through GCIC revealed that her license suspended on 10/24/2018 for failure to appear.  Hutson was previously arrested for driving on a suspended license and convicted on 2/26/2020.  She was taken into custody and transported to the Sheriff’s Office where she was charged with license driving while license suspended/revoked – second offense and light reducing material affixed to windows.  She was turned over to the jailor on duty.  This case is closed.

    July 11, Officer Michael Maddox was traveling southbound on GA#4 when he observed a 2014 Jeep Limited SUV traveling northbound at a high rate of speed.  Officer Maddox activated his Gennesis II Select Radar, which showed that the vehicle was traveling at 78 mph in a 55 mph zone.  He conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and made contact with the driver/offender, Maurice Dayshawn Maxwell.  Maxwell advised that he only had an I.D. card.  A check through GCIC of his name and date of birth revealed he had a suspended Georgia license due to child support obligations effective 6/9/2017.  Further investigation showed that Maxwell was convicted of suspended license on 6/28/2016.  Maxwell was placed under arrest and transported to the Charlton County Jail where he was issued citations for driving while license suspended/cancelled/revoked and speeding.  He was turned over to the jailor on duty.  This case is cleared by arrest.

    July 13, Officer Jason Rifenbark observed the offender, David C. Reeves, traveling northbound on the above sidewalk of the west side of Third Street, at Hwy. 40.  Reeves was operating a moped without a helmet.  Officer Rifenbark’s driver door window was down and he heard the hum of the moped’s motor and observed that Reeves was also slowly pedaling the moped.  Officer Rifenbark conducted a traffic stop and made contact with Reeves, whom advised that he did not have a driver’s license and provided a social security card.  A check of Reeves’ information through GCIC revealed that Reeves was wanted out of Mississippi for drug related offenses.   Reeves also had a suspended Florida driver’s license, which suspended on 1/30/2019 for failure to appear in Duval County, Florida.  He was taken into custody for operation of a motor vehicle on a sidewalk, driving while license suspended-first offense, and no moped helmet.  He was transported to the Sheriff’s Office, there Mississippi advised via teletype that they would not extradite.  Reeves was issued citations for the three charges and turned over to the jailor on duty.  This case is closed.  The moped was loaded into the trunk of the patrol car and transported to the Sherriff’s Office.

    July 14, Officer Jason Rifenbark conducted a traffic stop on a 2010 Dodge Caravan for speeding at 54 mph in a 35 mph zone.   Officer Rifenbark made contact with the driver/offender, Kevin Matthew Kauffman, who provided a Florida driver’s license.  During the traffic stop Deputy Doug Popp smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.  A search of the vehicle revealed a marijuana blunt and two zip style bags containing marijuana.  Kauffman was taken into custody, transported to the Sheriff’s Office where he was issued citations for VGCSA less than one ounce (marijuana) and speeding, and turned over to the jailor on duty.  This case is closed.

    July 16, Officer Jason Rifenbark received information from former FPD Officer Jamie Murray in reference to the offender, Angelo Patrick Dasher, being at the Circle K on Martin Street between 3:55 a.m. to 7:05 a.m.  Dasher was captured on video on 7/15/2020.  He appeared in state court in reference to the same charge and was court ordered to not be at any Circle K location in Folkston.  The video shows Dasher entering into the store twice between the above times.  A warrant for criminal trespass was secured.  This case is closed.