Hit and run: Toccoa PD Incidents & Arrests Report - Jan. 28 - Feb. 3

This week's Toccoa Police Department incidents and arrests reports include a hit and run, a dispute over a puppy, and a habitual dogs-at-large complaint.


Incident: Officer dispatched to Price Street in reference to a hit and run, where a two-toned Ford F150 truck sideswiped a car and struck a mailbox, then fled.

Incident: Officer dispatched to a physical dispute on Lovell Road where a female claimed Cameron Gholston hit her and put her in a choke hold. Upon further investigation, an active out-of-county warrant on Gholston was discovered, as well as an active Stephens County warrant.

Arrest: Gholston, Cameron D. 32, aggravated assault, cruelty to children in the 3rd degree, warrant services.

Incident: Officer dispatched to Walmart in reference to shoplifting. The male subject was apprehended a short time later.

Arrest: Dye, Bryan D, 31, Theft by shoplifting

Incident: Officer dispatched to Tugalo Street in reference to a ungovernable juvenile.

Incident: Officer notified of reckless driver on Big A Road, where officer made contact with subject who advised he did not have a valid drivers license.

Arrest: Grissom, Cody L, 28 – driving while license suspended or revoked.

Incident: Officer dispatched to Prather Park Drive regarding a verbal dispute about a puppy.


Incident: Officer dispatched to Robertson Furniture on Elberton Street in reference to the report os fa suspicious vehicle/suspicious activity. “Upon arrival, (officer) observed the vehicle of (the suspect) sitting in the parking lot. A stolen firearm, television, and phone were suspected to possibly be inside the vehicle. Upon further investigation, the only contraband found was a marijuana blunt which was destroyed and (the suspect) was free to go.”

Incident: Officer responded to Poplar Trail in reference to a report of dogs at large. Complainant has reported these dogs numerous times, and has tried to contact Animal Control with no return call. Officer requested dispatch to notify Animal Control, and advised complainant to call City Hall for assistance with this recurring problem if Animal Control did not contact her.


Incident: Officers were patrolling areas “known for narcotics” when they observed a subject walking down the middle of Parkway Drive. Officers observed subject was carrying knives and appeared to be under the influence. In the attempt to frisk him for further weapons, officer felt a lump in his pocket that “from 100s of other searches felt like a bag of drugs.” Suspect resisted arrest and was “taken to the ground” and handcuffed.

Arrest: Englin, Jimmy D., 34, Possession of methamphetamine, obstructing or hindering law enforcement.

Incident: Officer dispatched to Big A Road in reference to a report of a disturbance over a cooler. Both parties were advised that the issue is a civil issue.


Incident: Officer responding to call for service on Skyview Lane saw two individuals in an altercation on Davis Ave. No punches were thrown. Two juveniles contacted their family and were collected by their mothers, the adult subject was released from the scene.

Incident: Officer responded to Valley Drive regarding the report of a stolen outside grill and propane bottle.


Incident: Officer was dispatched to Felton Drive in reference to the report of the theft of cigarettes and a phone charger.

Arrest: Bratcher,Kieron A., 32, Failure to appear – misdemeanor

Incident: Officer patrolling Big A Road observed silver SUV with driver who was holding a cell phone to his ear.

Arrest: Ratliff II, James D, 57, Driving while license withdrawn, failure of driver to exercise due care (hands free)

Incident: Officer’s License Plate Reader alerted on a white 2016 Mustang with an expired tag, but officer was unable to stop vehicle. Second officer located vehicle and conducted traffic stop.

Arrest: Brown, Jeriquces B., 39, driving while license withdrawn, no proof of insurance. Expired tag (warning only).

Incident: Officer dispatched to Doyle Street regarding report of a suspicious person. “The complainant advised that a male suspect walked in the shop and made threats about kidnapping a little girl. There were no witnesses at the time the officer made contact with complainant - suspect was barred from Downtown Flowers.

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