Oconee County police blotter

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

 

MISSING MONEY: On Oct. 4, officials with Prince Avenue Baptist Church on Ruth Jackson Road, Bogart, reported the theft of $6,000 cash. The money was in possession of some church members who went on an overseas mission trip. The money went missing between the time it went through a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint at the airport to when they arrived at their hotel overseas. No one was sure where the money was taken. The report did not say where the mission group was headed or the purpose of the money. Calls to the church were not returned.

PROWLER: On Sept. 25, a deputy was dispatched to a home on Elder Mill Road, where a woman reported she found tracks in her yard indicating a prowler had been on her property during the night.

THEFT: On Sept. 28, Sgt. Mark Smith met with a resident of Pete Dickens Road, Bogart, who reported someone entered his vehicle parked in his garage between Sept. 24-25 and stole some cash. On Sept. 25-26 someone entered the property again and entered the man’s granddaughter’s vehicle and stole $14 cash.

MAN ARRESTED: On Sept. 29, Sgt. Joe Williams was patrolling along Moreland Drive, Watkinsville, when he spotted a vehicle that belonged to a man wanted on warrants. The deputy went to the backyard and no one was there, then he went into the home and found Andrew William Dickens, 40, of Railroad Street, Bishop, hiding behind a door. Dickens was arrested on the warrants charging him with stalking, burglary and simple battery. There were also two outstanding probation violation warrants.

DAMAGE: On Sept. 22, a resident of Mars Hill Road reported damage to the screen door of her home.

PROPERTY DISPUTE: On Oct. 1 deputies went to a location on Mayne Mill Road to address a property dispute between landowners. One woman reported that surveying stakes had been removed from her land, while a man reported that a section of his electric fence had been cut by someone trespassing.

FORGERY: On Oct. 2, a resident of Stonebridge Court, Watkinsville, reported that someone had forged two of his personal checks and cashed them. The checks were written for $2,400 and $2,500 and cashed earlier this year.

MONEY PROBLEM: On Oct. 2, a 26-year-old resident of Athens Ridge Apartments reported that someone mailed her $100 cash and it was delivered to the main office of the complex. She found out later the money had been applied to her rent without her permission. An apartment official reported they are permitted to open any mail that comes to their address.

DAMAGE: On Oct. 3, a resident of Elder Mill Road reported that a company that services his surveillance cameras called to advise that a DVR was missing from the housing of one camera and one camera had paint covering it.

THEFT: On Oct. 3, a resident of Windy Creek Drive, Watkinsville, reported someone entered her carport and stole her gray Craftsman riding lawn mower valued at $500.

CHIPPER RECOVERED: On Oct. 4, Deputy Frank Smith discovered that Athens-Clarke police had found a wood chipper, valued at $15,000, parked in the back yard of a home. The chipper was reported stolen from Barron’s Rental, which recovered the equipment.

 

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