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Man charged with DUI after wreck

A man was charged with DUI on Saturday after he struck a car, police said.

The arresting officer wrote in his report that when he arrived at the scene in the 900 block of Greenville Street, Scotty E. Pike, 29, “was standing in the street screaming, flailing (his) arms and cussing away.”

The officer said Pike appeared to be and admitted being drunk. He allegedly told the reporting officer that his girlfriend was driving, but witnesses said Pike was driving the car that reversed down Greenville Street and sideswiped a vehicle. No one was injured.

Pike was charged with DUI, driving with a suspended license, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest/obstruction. The officer said Pike tried to resist getting in the patrol car and “screamed, threatened officers and others, cursed, etc., (and) disrupting the whole neighborhood area” before he was taken to Troup County Jail.

Editor’s note: It is the policy of the Daily News to identify DUI suspects involved in a collision.

Burglaries, thefts

A burglar entered a home in the 100 block of West Bacon Street and stole cash and coins valued at about $300, the resident reported Friday.

A resident of the 100 block of Horace King Street reported on Friday that someone stole his wallet containing $123 from his home.

Someone took an iPhone 6S and case valued at $600, Macbook Air laptop computer valued at $2,000 and set of 24 Franklin Mint folding knives valued at $1,200 from an apartment at 104 block of N. Davis Road.

A thief took a purse valued at $30 containing a driver’s license, debit card and a cellphone valued at $70 from a van in the parking lot of Walmart on New Franklin Road on Friday.

Fraud

A woman reported that she had applied for college grants and received a call from people claiming to be with the grants department of the U.S. Government who asked for her debit card information. She later realized she had been scammed and $300 was stolen from her account.

A scammer stole a woman’s $550 paycheck on Friday and deposited into a different bank account, she reported.

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Public Safety Reports

Staff report

All information in this report is gathered from official law enforcement and public safety reports and releases. It is the policy of the Daily News to list the names of people charged with felonies.

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