Oconee County police blotter

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

 

ENTERING AUTO: On Sept. 21, Deputy Justin Cash was dispatched to meet with a 59-year-old Bishop woman, who reported that she parked her car outside a location on the 4700 block of Macon Highway and in less than 20 minutes someone entered the vehicle and stole an envelope containing a dog chain along with a Sirus Xm radio console.

MONEY TAKEN: On Sept. 21, Deputy Justin Cash met with a 35-year-old Monroe woman who reported she was using the self checkout machine at Walmart and wanted $40 cash. However, she forgot to take the money and upon returning a few minutes later, it was gone.

MAN ARRESTED: On Sept. 20, Deputy Justin Cash was dispatched at about 8:25 p.m. to a home on Greensboro Highway, where gunshots were reported during a domestic dispute. When the officer arrived, the victim, a 44-year-old man living with his father, said he was shot at during a dispute in which he was accused of not helping out enough around the house. The suspect in the shooting, Tom Cleveland Watson, said he fired one round into the floor, but the victim said three shots were fired. The deputy location a bullet hole in a door, a second hole in a closet and a third hole in a small safe. The gun was seized and 63-year-old Watson was charged with aggravated assault under the family violence act.

THEFT SUSPECT: On Sept. 22, a deputy met with a woman who said a 26-year-old Oconee County woman had stolen money from her company in Loganville, where the suspect was also employed. The woman wanted the deputy to contact the suspect and have her company issued equipment returned.

THEFT: On Sept. 22, a deputy met with an 18-year-old Woodstock woman, who reported someone entered her vehicle parked at Athens Ridge Apartments on Macon Highway and stole a pair of sunglasses valued at $200.

TRAFFIC OFFENSES: On Sept. 22, Chief Deputy Lee Weems was traveling on Hog Mountain Road near Oconee County High School, where Maj. Chuck Johnson was directing school traffic. Traffic was stopped, but a blue Dodge pickup drove around a stopped vehicle and Johnson raised a large stop sign and held up his hand to stop the Dodge. Johnson then had to jump out of the path of the pickup, which continued up the road and turned into the civic center parking lot and then into the high school parking lot. Weems turned on his emergency equipment to make a traffic stop and the Dodge finally stopped. The driver had a South Carolina license, but was not licensed in Georgia. Zachary Blunt, 17, of Bishop was charged with attempting to elude, reckless driving, disobeying an officer directing traffic and being unlicensed.

BURGLARY: On Sept. 22, Cpl. James Wooster was dispatched to Athens Ridge Apartments on Macon Highway, where two 18-year-old residents reported someone entered their patio and stole $930 worth of their patio furnishings, including a Yeti cooler, a Weber grill, stereo speaker, tables and chairs.

THEFT BY DECEPTION: On Sept. 24, a loss prevention officer at Walmart reported a man and woman came into the store and the man picked up a microwave oven and took it to the customer service center, where the suspect received a $170 Walmart gift card in return. The suspect was identified as a 35-year-old resident of Athens.

STRANGE VEHICLE: On Sept. 24, a deputy met with a Bishop man who reported he was traveling on Mayne Mill Road in Farmington community at about 3 p.m. when he observed a vehicle parked at a friend’s home. He stopped to see what the person wanted, but the vehicle then drove off. It was described as a white new model Dodge pickup with black wheels and tinted windows.

DAMAGE: On Sept. 24, a 21-year-old resident of Athens Ridge Apartments on Macon Highway reported someone broke the side mirror and bent the antenna on his car while it was parked in his driveway.

THEFT: On Sept. 25, a deputy met with a resident of Athens Ridge Apartments who reported that while he was out of town, he returned to find his Playstation and a game were missing. The man said his roommates had some of his friends over during this time.

DAMAGE: On Sept. 28, Deputy Jamie Elder met with a Bishop woman who reported that someone spray painted derogatory messages about law enforcement on the side of an apartment and a stop sign on Kings Mill Road.

 

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