• On March 14 a forged check complaint was filed from a Fears Road location after a woman reported that the girlfriend of a former employee came to her house and confessed to forging a check from the complainant’s business account. Reports state that the former employee is currently incarcerated in DeKalb County and the woman said she needed the money for bills. The girlfriend cashed the forged check at a local liquor store but later returned to the liquor store and repaid $250 to cover the forged check. The complainant said she was not sure how the girlfriend acquired a blank company check.
• On March 14 a larceny complaint was filed at a Fairground Road location after a woman reported that on January 7 she had checked on property in a portable storage unit but when she left she failed to secure the unit properly. On January 11 she found the unit open and the property missing. Property included, reports state, a bedroom suit, assorted clothing, several pairs of Nike Air Jordan shoes, assorted jewelry, a portable DVD player and a DVD player. The complainant estimated the value of the items at $3,395. An employee at the facility told the complainant she thought the complainant was moving the property out of the unit so she removed the contents from the unit and placed them in a dumpster. The complainant said she does not know how the employee came to that conclusion, reports state.
• On March 14 a fraud complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a woman reported that someone had used her debit card to make four charges to Verizon wireless for a total of $86. The complainant said she does not have a Verizon account.
• On March 14 a simple assault complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location when a man reported that he had stopped at a liquor store to get an energy drink while he was on his way to work when four other men jumped him, beat him and took his cell phone. The complainant said the men also ripped his work uniform.
• On March 15 a burglary complaint was filed at a Poplar Street location after a woman reported that someone entered her house and removed approximately $50 in change. The woman said she was away from the house for approximately 30 minutes and had left the house unlocked when the theft occurred.
• On March 10 Melanie Jean Milligan, 41, Eatonton, was arrested and charged with liquor law violation, giving a false name and driving without a license after she allegedly attempted to trade liquor for phone cards at an Eatonton Road liquor store. According to reports the owner of the store reported that Milligan was attempting to trade liquor she had brought to the store for phone cards, which the owner said is a violation of the Georgia Department of Revenue. Milligan also told officers her name was Melane Jean Welch and that she did not have a license but only an identification card but did not have the identification card with her. Officers detained the woman until her identity was confirmed and then charged her.
• On March 10 a theft of lost or mislaid property complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road department store after a woman reported that she had lost her wallet somewhere between checkout line seven and her car. The woman said the wallet contained a silver dollar, a debit card, her Social Security card, her daughter’s Social Security card, her driver’s license and her father’s Social Security number written on a piece of paper.
• On March 15 a terroristic threats and acts complaint was filed at a Chilton Road, Rutledge location after a man reported that a person known to him only as “Brian” had left a message on his cell phone threatening to “whoop” the complainant and eventually kill the complainant if the complainant’s behavior continued. The complainant said “Brian” might be under the impression that the complainant was “bad-mouthing” his ex-girlfriend.
• On March 15 a woman reported that her estranged boyfriend had collected several items, placed them on a trailer and then instructed a neighbor to deliver the items to her. The woman said the items initially belonged to her and she is not sure why the man had them delivered.
• On March 17 a verbal dispute complaint was filed at a Sabrina Lane location after a man reported that a neighbor came to his house on a four-wheeler while holding a turkey in his left hand. Reports state that the neighbor was yelling at the complainant, accusing the complainant’s dog of injuring the turkey. The neighbor then did some minor damage leaving the complainant’s yard on the four-wheeler. The neighbor told authorities that he had observed the complainant’s dog “messing with his turkey.”
• On March 17 a hit and run complaint was filed at the intersection of Flat Rock Road and Georgia Highway 83 after a woman reported that after she topped a hill a silver car was in her lane and struck her driver’s side window. After the impact the woman and the other driver stopped but the other driver said he did not have time to exchange information because he was late for work. A passenger in the complainant’s vehicle recognized the driver and a subsequent data search of the man returned that his license was suspended and he has an active warrant for his arrest in Morgan County. The man left the scene before officers arrived.
• On March 16 officers attempted to arrest a man for driving while license suspended after Turner Road residents reported that the man was speeding on the road. The residents said the man “does this every night.” When a deputy arrived he recognized the man and knew that the man’s license had been suspended. When the deputy attempted to stop the man, the man left his truck in the middle of the road and ran into the woods. A subsequent search for the man was unsuccessful.
• On March 15 an entering auto complaint was filed at a Fairplay Road, Rutledge address after a man reported that someone entered a 1989 Honda CRX that was parked by the road for sale and attempted to remove a radio and a seat. The complainant said the perpetrators also jacked the vehicle up and removed three tires and wheels worth approximately $720 before the vehicle fell off the jack stands.
• On March 12 a theft by taking complaint was filed at an Atlanta Highway location after a man reported that someone had entered his property and removed items from a table. The complainant said he had been holding a yard sale for the past two months but had left town for three days and when he returned he noticed that a Makeeta Skill saw without a plug, a blue tile saw, electrical switches, electrical plugs, boxes of plumbing pipes with fittings, a bed post, a ceiling fan and some degreaser were missing. A neighbor reported observing a man removing cross ties and the items from the complainant’s yard sale.
• On March 12 a simple battery complaint was filed at a Whitley Lake Road location after a woman reported that her son pushed her against a refrigerator and then almost ran over her and almost struck a parked car as he was leaving the property in his vehicle.
• On March 12 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at an Old Mill Road, Rutledge location after a man reported that when he went outside at 6 a.m. to start his Volvo Aero Log Tractor for the day he noticed the tractor missing. The man said he then saw that the truck had struck a Social Circle School bus sometime in the night. The complainant said he heard his dog barking at approximately 9 p.m. the night before and believes the truck must have lost air pressure in the brakes and then rolled into the bus.
• On March 11 an overdose complaint was filed at a Bostwick Road location after a woman reported that she had taken some Tylenol PM and then started drinking.
• On March 9 a theft by taking complaint was filed at an Old Buckhead Road, Buckhead location after a man reported that a man knocked on his door and after the complainant opened the door the man took the complainant’s cell phone and removed the battery. The man then gave the phone back but left with the battery.