2019-02-06 / Other News

— Blakely Police Report —

A Blakely Police officer stopped a vehicle on North Main at approximately 10 p.m. Feb. 2 after observing multiple equipment violations.

During the course of the stop, a search of the vehicle resulted in the recovery of a bag of suspected methamphetamine. The driver, Jeremy Oliver, 38, of Blakely, was arrested and charged for defective equipment and violation of the Georgia Controlled Substance Act: Possession of Methamphetamine.

Brief car chase

A Blakely Police Officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle operating with defective equipment on MLK Jr. Blvd. around 3 a.m. on Feb. 3.

The driver attempted to elude officers at a high rate of speed, travelling south on the U.S. 27 Bypass and onto Queen Esthers Way, where it came to a stop at the intersection with Hwy. 62 East.

Two occupants of the vehicle were detained. Initially it was believed a third person may have fled the vehicle into a wooded area

During a search of the vehicle, a loaded firearm was recovered. Patrick Brackins, 33, of Blakely was arrested and charged for defective equipment, fleeing/attempting to elude, driving with a suspended license, DUI, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and several traffic violations.

Additional charges may be filed pending analysis of a syringe and other substances found in the vehicle. The Early County Sheriff ’s Office assisted during this investigation.

January Summary

The Blakely Police Department responded to 728 calls between Jan. 1 and Feb. 5, including calls for service and self-generated activity including traffic stops, security checks and citizen contacts. Not all calls resulted in an incident report being generated.

There were 20 incident reports generated during the past week. Some reports include multiple violations with only the most serious being reported: theft/burglary: 5, drugs: 1, weapons: 1, DUI - 2, disorderly conduct: 1, miscellaneous: 7, death: 1 and harassment: 2.

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