Police Blotter - March 26, 2009
• On March 14 a fraud complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road truck stop after a woman reported that an employee at the truck stop had received a phone call from a man claiming to be from the truck corporate headquarters. The caller allegedly told the employee that there were four Western Union money transfers tied up in the system and that the employee needed to manually process the money transfers from the truck stop’s terminal and then shred all documents regarding the transfers. The employee made the four transfers. The truck’s stop loss is $3,800.
• On March 20 a damage to property complaint was filed at an Eatonton Highway department store after a woman reported that a white male in a pickup truck had backed into a “cart mule” at the store.
• On March 21 a larceny complaint was filed at a Micha Way location after a man reported that he and two associates had left to visit a “club” in Atlanta at approximately midnight. The man said he thinks the three left the club at approximately 4 a.m. and when he woke up he was located at the Micha Way location. The man said he had left with $2,000 but when he woke up he found he only had $100. Officers attempted to locate the other two men but had no success.
• On March 17 a forgery of checks complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road department store after a woman reported that someone had used her checking account number to create a bogus check and then purchase more than $500 worth of items from the store.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
On March 17 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Bostwick Highway location after a man reported that someone had removed a blue and white 2002 Yamaha ATV from his front yard. The ATV appeared to have been dragged from the location.
• On March 17 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Flat Rock Road location after a man reported that someone had entered his property and removed a white 2006 Yamaha ATV. The ATV appeared to have been pushed to Wallace Road and loaded on another vehicle.
• On March 16 a 14-year-old male was arrested and charged with simple battery for allegedly throwing his 7-year-old brother at a table and choking his mother. He was also charged with criminal trespass for damaging a bedroom door and a bedroom window.
• On March 20 Willie R. Brooks, 44, Bartow and Richard Exavier Kitchens, 23, Bartow, were both arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute after a vehicle driven by Brooks on Interstate 20 was stopped for a tag violation. Following the stop, reports state, a deputy received consent to search the vehicle and found a plastic bag containing approximately five ounces of suspected marijuana located in the spare tire compartment of the vehicle.
• On March 19 a theft by deception complaint was filed at a Davis Academy Road location after a man reported that a man known to him had received 176 bales of hay valued at $2,492. The man told the complainant that he would leave a check for the hay in the complainant’s honor system box. After no check was discovered the complainant attempted to contact the man but had had no response and no payment.
• On March 21 a burglary complaint was field at an Eatonton road located after a man reported that after he had left his Isuzu Rodeo in the parking lot of a department store, someone had removed his Motorola radio from the front seat.
Printed in the January 26, 2009 edition.