•Theft: a man parked his vehicle, a silver 2002 Chevrolet pickup truck, in the 2300 block of Memorial Drive at 8:10 a.m. Sunday and left the keys inside; a white male wearing blue jean shorts, white T-shirt and ball cap got in the truck and drove away down Memorial Drive and U.S. 1 South; the truck was later recovered by the Georgia State Patrol about 10:20 a.m. Sunday (it was not clear where); a Ware County deputy patrolling on U.S. 1 about 2 a.m. today, encountered a white male walking; he interviewed the pedestrian, which led to him becoming a suspect in the truck’s theft; the man told the deputy he and his girlfriend had an argument and she threw him out of her car; he admitted he had been using methamphetamine earlier; the man, Louis Eugene Powers Jr., age unavailable, was taken to the Ware County jail and was being held for the Waycross Police Department and Georgia State Patrol; Powers was also wanted in Glynn County on an outstanding warrant; Ware Sheriff’s Detective Lt. Neil Skerratt did not have details about the Glynn County warrant; the investigation is continuing.
•Vehicle burglary: two adults and two boys under the age of 16 were arrested about 11:30 p.m. Saturday when they were found to be entering vehicles on Osceola Avenue and near Washington Street; Waycross police were told that four black males were entering vehicles in the area; when police arrived, they found the four and took them into custody; Sidney Hannon, 17, of Ware Street, Brice King, 17, of Reed Street, and two underage boys were taken into custody; they were found to be in possession of a flashlight and marijuana in the 1800 block of Osceola Avenue; the adults were taken to the Ware County jail; the juveniles were turned over to juvenile authorities by Waycross police.
•Failure to register as sex offender: Benjamin Lashon West, 23, had left the 3000 block of Memorial Drive where he had been living and later returned to Ware County but had failed to register a new address with the Ware County Sheriff’s Department; he was previously convicted of sexual battery on a child; he was being held in the Ware County jail after being picked up on Friday.
•Theft: a black and orange Polaris Ranger Razer 1000 and a double-axle trailer were reported stolen out of a yard in the 8400 block of Lucy Moore Road between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Friday; the machine has been recovered on Beach Road; Ware County detectives are investigating.
•Drugs: John Aaron Arnold, 22, of the 400 block of West Waring Street; charged with possession of a Schedule III drug; Deputy Paul Carter observed him make a turn off East Blackshear Avenue onto Park Avenue at 8:44 p.m. Friday at a high rate of speed; Carter made a traffic stop on the blue Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck and took Arnold into custody; he was found in possession of several seboxone pills; he was taken to the Ware County jail.
•Vehicle burglary: a man in the 1200 block of Dorothy Street parked his vehicle at 11:30 p.m. Friday and left the doors unlocked; when he went back to his vehicle at 7 a.m. Saturday, the vehicle had been entered; a wallet was missing; Waycross police are investigating.