Barrow blotter

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

911 HANG-UP: An employee at Publix on Loganville Highway mistakenly called 911 on July 5.

One of the speed dials Publix has is 911, and someone accidentally press the button when trying to reach another Publix, the store manager told a Barrow County deputy. The deputy saw all was well.

THEFT: A Statham man left his home July 3 and returned two days later to find his four-wheeler stolen, the man reported.

The man had left his four-wheeler behind his Arnold Road barn attached to a trailer and out of gas, but when he came back the four-wheeler was gone, he told a Barrow County deputy. A gas can that didn’t belong to the man was sitting on the trailer.

TRAFFIC COMPLAINT: A Winder man was walking to his home on Mears Street from a neighbor’s house when a neighboring woman swerved at him with her car, the man told a Barrow County deputy.

It wasn’t the first time the woman swerved at the man, he said. He didn’t know her name.

BAD CHECK: A Winder woman’s roommate moved into her home on North Broad Street July 4 and gave her a bad check for the rent, the woman told a Barrow County deputy.

They had no written agreement but a verbal one that the roommate could stay with her.

A Magistrate Court employee told the deputy that the verbal agreement was as valid as a written lease. The deputy advised the woman to hire an attorney or have the roommate evicted.

THEFT: An employee at Triple E Pawn on Carl Bethlehem Road reported stolen items were pawned in his shop July 5.

The items were returned to their rightful owners, and the pawn shop lost $296.25 after paying the person who gave the shop the items.

911 HANG-UP: A Winder woman on Oxford Ridge accidentally called 911 July 5 while trying to call 411. A Barrow County deputy found everything at the home was okay.

911 HANG-UP: A Barrow County deputy went to a home on Treadwell Road July 5 and checked a Bethlehem man after a 911 hang-up.

The deputy found everything was fine and explained how the phone system might have called 911 accidentally because of the bad weather.

VANDALISM: A Winder man’s Than Skinner Road mailbox was knocked over twice in two days, the man reported.

The man found his mailbox on the ground July 5 at 2 p.m. and put the post back into the ground, he told a Barrow County deputy. He then discovered his mailbox knocked over again the next day at 2 p.m.

This time, the mailbox was smashed as if someone stomped on it.

The man couldn’t think of any possible suspects.

DECEASED DOG: A Winder man’s 18-month-old dog was dead in his yard when he returned to his Lackey Road home from work July 6, the man told a Barrow County deputy.

The dog was alive and healthy when he left his home at 6:30 a.m., he said.

The deputy saw no injuries on the dog and left after speaking with animal control.

911 HANG-UP: A Winder woman’s 3-year-old grandson accidentally called 911 while playing with the phone July 6. A Barrow County deputy found everything at the Pleasant Hill Church home was okay.

CUT FENCE: An Auburn man’s chain-link fence on Tanglewood Road was cut sometime between July 4 and 6, the man told a Barrow County deputy.

There used to be several teenagers who played basketball there, but a neighbor told them not to, the man said. The man had feared some sort of retaliation.

He didn’t have any information on the teenagers.

ENTERING AUTO: A Winder woman’s car was broken into July 7 on Plantation Road, the woman told a Barrow County deputy.

She believed the suspect entered her locked car by forcing his way inside through the passenger side window with some type of tool, the woman said.

She suspected her ex-boyfriend of breaking into her car, she said.

Items stolen include two car stereo players, a GPS, an iPod shuffle and jewelry. The total value of the stolen items was $1,605.

The woman reported someone causing damage to the driver side of her car. A deputy saw that it appeared someone punched the car and left a dent.

911 HANG-UP: A Winder woman’s 5-year-old son called 911 while playing with the phone July 7 on Beech Creek Circle. Both the woman and son told a Barrow County deputy everything was fine.

911 HANG-UP: A Barrow County deputy went to a home on Treadwell Road on July 7 for a 911 hang-up but couldn’t find anyone home.

The 911 dispatch couldn’t make contact with anyone on call back and said it was probably phone problems.

ID THEFT: A Winder woman reported her identity stolen after receiving bills since January 2010 from several hospitals she had never visited.

The woman thought the suspect was a roommate she had in 2003, she told a Barrow County deputy July 7. The woman thought the roommate stole her Social Security number then and was using it to get prescription medication, she said.

She used to work with the roommate at Huddle House on Georgia Highway 20, but didn’t know any of the roommate’s friends or family.

SUSPICIOUS NOISE: A Bethlehem woman on Elijah Way reported the motion sensor inside her home activating the alarm July 8.

The woman also heard noises coming from downstairs, she told a Barrow County deputy. The deputy checked the inside and outside of the house and didn’t find anything wrong.

911 HANG-UP: Police received a 911 call from a Winder man’s home on Caseys Crossing, but the man was the only one home and hadn’t made any telephone calls, the man told a Barrow County deputy July 8.

There had been previous 911 calls from the home, which were determined to be telephone problems.

THEFT: When an employee at Pine Valley Environmental Inc. on Mount Moriah Road arrived for work the morning of July 8, he discovered the lock cut at the front gate and storage building, the employee said.

Items stolen included a truck, weed trimmer and hedge clippers.

The employee said the last time anyone was there was the day before at 3:30 p.m.

THEFT: A Winder man’s toolboxes were stolen from a Creekwood Court address between July 7 at 8:45 p.m. and July 8 at 9 a.m.

Items stolen included hand tools and air conditioning gauges.

HACKING: A Winder woman on Hiram Way reported her daughter-in-law hacking into her Facebook account July 8.

The woman realized someone was messing with her account when she received a message informing her that her password had been changed, she told a Barrow County deputy. She reclaimed her account and found no other information altered.

She thought her daughter-in-law was responsible because her cell phone number was listed in the e-mail from Facebook administration.

911 HANG-UP: A Barrow County deputy went to a home on Treadwell Way for a 911 hang-up July 8, and the Bethlehem man at home said his phone stopped working the week before when his cable was installed.

The deputy saw everything was fine at the home.

VANDALISM: A Winder woman returned to her Deer Run Drive home July 9 to find her mailbox open with a large dent in the side, she told a Barrow County deputy.

The woman and her roommate have had problems in the past with juveniles damaging mailboxes, but she didn’t know who would target her, she said.