Oconee County police blotter

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

 

CAR ENTERED: On Jan. 18, Deputy Kenji Dorsey was dispatched shortly before 6 p.m. to Oconee Veteran’s Park on Hog Mountain Road, where a 49-year-old Bogart woman reported someone broke a window in her car parked near the soccer field and stole her purse with debit and credit cards. The cards were used at a local grocery store. The crime was discovered by a Jefferson woman, who was visiting the park and saw the damage.

FOUND PASSPORT: On Jan. 19, a man found a passport in the parking lot of the St. Mary’s Wellness Center on Daniells Bridge Road. The man turned the passport over to a deputy. The document belonged to a 31-year-old man from Mexico.

FORGERY: On Jan. 19, a 33-year-old Watkinsville man reported that he discovered an employee in his company stole and forged a check for $100, which the employee then cashed at a local supermarket.

WOMAN ASSAULTED: On Jan. 21, a Bogart woman reported that an acquaintance came over to her house where he became physically abusive and at one point began choking her saying he would kill her and himself. The woman was somehow able to send a message for help to a friend who arrived and took the 39-year-old Lavonia man away from the victim’s home.

THEFT REPORTED: On Jan. 21, a 57-year-old woman reported she went outside her home to smoke a cigarette and her door became locked and she couldn’t get back inside. She told a deputy she misplaced her key and the person who owns the home will not give her a new key. She has only lived at the home on Pete Dickens Road, Bogart, for a couple of weeks, but during this time has discovered items missing including a gold ring, an ID card, cigarettes and a debit card.

SHOTS FIRE: On Jan. 22, Deputy Andrew Henderson responded about 6:30 p.m. to a home on Lynn Drive, where a resident reported someone was shooting a gun. The deputy did not find anyone at the location, but he did find two spent 9mm shell casing and two 9mm bullets that had not been discharged.

WOMAN SCAMMED: On Jan. 23, Deputy Jamie Elder met with a resident of Macon Highway, Watkinsville, who reported she was scammed out of $300 after she attempted to purchase a dog on Craigslist. The seller wanted her to wire the money before shipping the dog from Texas. She sent the money, but never received the dog. When she tried to contact the seller, she found his number was disconnected. She then contacted the delivery person, who asked her for $900 to send the dog. She checked Craigslist and found where someone posted a warning about trying to purchase anything from the seller.

ARREST PENDING: On Jan. 23, Sgt. Mark Smith was dispatched to Marshalls at the Oconee Connector, where he learned that an investigation by the store revealed that thefts had occurred there on Dec. 7 and Jan. 2. The internal investigation showed that on Jan. 2 about $650 in merchandise was stolen. The thefts involved a store employee and another person. The store intends to obtain arrest warrants.

 

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