Oconee County police blotter

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents:

 

BURGLARY: On Nov. 2, Deputy Daniel Ellis was dispatched to a home on Sourwood Court, where a 31-year-old woman came home about 10 p.m. to find someone had kicked in the back door. Nothing was taken, but the victim said she believes the burglar was scared off when her neighbor arrived home during the time of the break-in.

JEWELRY THEFT: On Nov. 2, a resident of the 3000 block of Greensboro Highway reported the theft of $1,850 worth of jewelry from her home, including a ruby band, ruby ring and ruby pendant.

KNIFE SEEN: On Nov. 2, a deputy was dispatched to Oconee County High School, where a large knife was seen inside a vehicle parked on campus. The deputy discovered that the vehicle belonged to a parent who was walking on the school’s track. The deputy told the person that he needed to consult with school administration.

FIGHT REPORTED: On Nov. 2, Deputy Elliott Kline was dispatched to a home on North Burson Avenue in Bogart, where a fight was reported that involved a 22-year-old man and a 17-year-old man. The deputy was told that a speaker and charger were stolen. No arrests were made.

FIGHT REPORTED: On Nov. 2, Deputy William Brewer was dispatched to Rogers Road, Bogart, for a reported fight, but when he arrived no one was fighting. A man at the scene said his cousin, who had already fled, had assaulted him, but he didn’t want to press charges.

STOLEN U-HAUL: On Nov. 3, Deputy Jamie Elder was dispatched to J&M Super Wash on Park Drive, where he learned that a 61-year-old Athens man had rented a 10-foot U-Haul truck for one day on Nov. 1, but he has not returned the vehicle. The man said that after the rental, he found that the man had been flagged by U-Haul because he owed the company $400 for a previous rental. U-Haul noted that a vehicle should not be rented to the man under any circumstances. The suspect gave an address on Colham Ferry Road, but the victim discovered it was just an open field.

MISSING CARD: On Nov. 3, a 70-year-old Bogart woman reported she dropped her debit card somewhere while shopping in the Oconee Connector area and someone apparently took it.

BURGLARY: On Nov. 4, a 41-year-old resident of Malcom Bridge Road, Bogart, reported she came home and found the door to the carport open and the frame and lock were damaged. The thief stole an X-Box game machine and a DVD player.

BURGLARY: On Nov. 6, deputies were dispatched to Hardtime Pawns on Atlanta Highway, Bogart, where a burglary had occurred. The thieves stole a few items like movies.

PAPERS STOLEN: On Nov. 4, Deputy Matt Smith met with a Danielsville woman, who reported someone entered her vehicle while she was in Home Depot on Epps Bridge Parkway. The person stole some documents regarding a temporary protection order she is obtaining against a man. She thinks this man may be the thief.

MAN ARRESTED: On Nov. 4, a deputy was running radar on Georgia Highway 78 near Bogart when he registered a vehicle traveling 74 mph. After stopping the vehicle, the officer smelled marijuana inside and a subsequent investigation showed the driver had some marijuana in a backpack, a digital scale and $562 in cash. Xavier Darnell Mikel, 21, of Monroe was charged with speeding and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

WOMAN ARRESTED: On Nov. 5, Sgt. Scott Underwood and other deputies were dispatched about 11 p.m. to a home on the 6000 block of Greensboro Highway. Dispatch reported that Valerie Nicole Johnson was repeatedly calling 911 and using vulgar language. She was also calling while deputies were at the location. When deputies initially responded, they found Johnson sitting in the passenger seat of a car that was blocking entry into the driveway. She reported her husband assaulted her and took the car keys, but when she exited the car the deputy saw that she had been sitting on the keys. While one deputy spoke to her husband, Johnson walked off into the woods despite being told to stay put. Johnson came out of the woods behind her home, where she led two dogs out of an enclosed pen and went onto her back porch. When deputies confronted her, she let the dogs loose. Underwood used his flashlight to hit one of the charging dogs, but the other dog bit him on the ankle. Johnson, who had been drinking, was then arrested on charges of misusing 911 calls and reckless conduct for letting the dogs out on the officers. Deputies found no evidence the husband had assaulted his wife and he was not charged.

BURGLARY: On Nov. 6, a resident of the 2300 block of Greensboro Highway reported someone entered her home between 10 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. and stole a 42-inch smart TV valued at $300.

 

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