Two burglary suspects were arrested Thursday trying to fence stolen goods at a local scrap metal yard and a couple of teen-age school student drivers accidentally rammed their vehicles into each other head-on during the lunch hour in the Ware County High School parking lot.
Other than that, though, and an amibitious child safety restraint operation, Thursday was a light day in the law enforcement trade locally.
Waycross police arrested two men Thursday after they were caught at a recycling business trying to sell items that were stolen in the burglary of a business in the 1000 block of Garlington Avenue Wednesday night, said Capt. Benji Hersey.
Carl Wayne Thomas, 25, who is listed as homeless, and Brian Allen Dixon, 37, of 301 Garlington Ave., Apartment 65, were taken into custody by Detective Larry Hill after they drove to the recycling business where they were trying to sell the goods, said Hersey.
Recovered was merchandise stolen from the Garlington Avenue business on Wednesday and additional items reported stolen from the same business on another day, said Hersey. Recovered were car and truck batteries, catalytic convertors, vehicle parts and various mechanical tools.
Hersey said Thomas and Dixon were charged with two counts of burglary and were being held in the Ware County jail.
Meanwhile, two drivers were injured in the parking lot of Ware County High School, 700 Victory Drive, Thursday when their cars collided head-on, said Waycross Police Capt. Tommy Cox.
Deondre McPherson, 18, of Waycross, and Alexandria Emmons, 16, of Nicholls, suffered injuries in the 11:44 a.m. crash. They declined transport to the hospital, Cox said.
Driving a 1996 Nissan Maxima, McPherson was headed north in the parking lot while Emmons, driving a 1998 Chrysler Sebring, was headed south. The cars collided head-on, Cox said, causing damage to both vehicles.
Officer Timothy Lucas was in charge of the investigation.