On Oct. 27, an entering auto complaint was filed at a Skyline Drive residence. According to reports, a man reported that someone had entered his unlocked vehicle and removed $40 cash, two debit cards, two credit cards and other identifying cards that were all located in a wallet that was left in the vehicle.

On Oct. 26, a fraud complaint was filed at Regions Bank, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man alleged that his nephew had taken more than $2,000 from his account on 15 different transactions from Oct. 15 to Oct. 25. The complainant said someone with his nephew’s first name had pulled the money from his account and into a CashApp account. The complainant said he had given the nephew money via the CashApp while the nephew was incarcerated at the Morgan County Detention Center.

On Oct. 22, a forgery complaint was filed at Alliance Corrugated, Lions Club Road. According to reports, a woman reported that someone had deposited five fraudulent checks from the company into a personal account. The checks were valued at more than $3,000 and the woman advised the officer the name of the person in whose account the money was placed.

On Oct. 24, an unruly juvenile complaint was filed at a Micha Way residence. According to reports, a woman reported to officers that a juvenile had allegedly thrown a football and struck her car, and then struck her apartment door and dumped a bag of Cheetos on her car. The woman said her child had once been friends with the suspect but that friendship ended and the football throwing commenced. The woman provided officers a video of the football throwing incident.

On Oct. 24, a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Whitehall Street residence. According to reports, a man reported that someone had kicked open his front door. The man told officers that he had been out of town on vacation and the home was vacant. Officers cleared the residence and the man reported that nothing appeared to be missing.

On Oct. 15, a financial card forgery and theft by taking complaint was filed at Walmart, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a group of men entered the store and attempted to checkout items in the self checkout section with what appeared to be valid credit cards. However, the cards did not work and the men convinced an employee to run the charges as “cash tendered” which the system accepted. In total, the men took more than $2,200 worth of merchandise on five transactions. An employee told police that this is a scam happening at multiple Walmart stores where someone creates a credit card with a chip but the credit card is false and not valid.

On Oct. 12, a theft by deception complaint was filed at Pilot Truck Stop, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man allegedly took approximately $1,600 from a clerk by stating that he was supposed to receive payment from his employer with a Western Union check.

On Oct. 28, a harassing phone call complaint was filed at Seachem Laboratories, Seachem Drive. According to reports, a man alleged that the former husband of an employee had been contacting both the employee and a man at the location. Reports state that the former husband had allegedly impersonated a law enforcement officer to falsely tell the woman he had been involved in a car wreck in Putnam County. He also sent the woman a video of him having a conversation with the man. An officer spoke with the former husband who agreed to cease communication.

On Oct. 28, Amy Marie Daniel, 22, Augusta, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and obscured or missing license plate. According to reports, an officer stopped a vehicle driven by Daniel on Interstate 20 for an equipment violation. Consequent to the traffic stop, an officer allegedly was given a jar of suspected marijuana from Daniel that was in a backpack. However, an officer later discovered a jar of suspected marijuana in a duffle bag in the vehicle and a set of scales in a backpack. The officer, reports state, was waiting on a weight of the confiscated marijuana to determine if it was more than an ounce, which would elevate the possession charge to a felony.

On Oct. 31, a 16-year-old male was cited on two counts obstruction, seatbelt violation, driving with a learners permit and reckless driving. The juvenile was released to his parents. According to reports, an officer was on a call in the Walmart parking lot and heard a vehicle gather excessive speed. He observed the vehicle drive through the Taco Bell parking lot and drive toward the Pilot Truck Stop. The officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle in the Pilot Truck Stop and the juvenile allegedly jumped from the vehicle and was ordered back into the vehicle. Reports allege that when the officer attempted to handcuff the juvenile, he allegedly resisted.

On Oct. 30, Zoey Lateral Dixon, 23, Vidalia, was arrested and charged with shoplifting. According to reports, Dixon allegedly took $68.98 worth of merchandise from Walmart without paying for the items.

On Oct. 26, an information report was filed at a Bethany Road residence. According to reports, a man alleged that two men who had been helping him move had taken several items from his old residence including 20 walking canes, winter clothes, bar clamps, art pieces and two vacuum cleaners. The man also alleged that the two men fraudulently took more than $2,000 from his checking account using a CashApp.

On Oct. 29, an entering auto complaint was filed at X-Stream Plumbing, Industrial Boulevard. According to reports, a man said someone had taken a catalytic converter from a 1999 Ford van. Video surveillance shows two men leave the location at 3:30 a.m., stand by the road and then get picked up by a sedan. A saw blade and battery were located under the van.

On Oct. 29, Jakerria Laniyou Hardge, 19, Rutledge, was arrested and charged with theft of property, fraudulent use of mislaid property, theft by shoplifting and fraudulent use of sales receipt. According to reports, while Hardge was an employee at Walmart she allegedly replaced price tags on items and used a 75 cents “clearance” tag while checking out items for both herself and for friends to lower the cost of the checkout. Reports also allege that Hardge took $60 from the cash back tray at the self checkout area after a customer asked for cash back and then forgot to get the money.


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