Barrow County police blotter

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

HIT AND RUN: On Aug. 24, deputies released a report about a hit and run that occurred Aug. 12 on Georgia Highway 81 at the Matthews School Road intersection. A Loganville woman said she was traveling south when a red Dodge Durango pulled into her lane of travel and she tried to avoid a collision, but damaged the side of her vehicle. The near collision stripped the side mirrors off both vehicles. The woman pulled over and stopped, but the Durango kept going. About two hours later, Winder police stopped a Durango with the side mirror missing and slight damage to the side. The driver said he didn’t know what happened. When informed about a collision earlier, he advised he didn’t remember hitting any other vehicles, but he would pay for any damage. Randall William Haddock, 59, of Winder, was charged with DUI. Later, Haddock told the deputy that it was the woman who pulled out in front of his vehicle and caused the wreck.

POT DAMAGED: On Aug. 19, a deputy was dispatched to a home in Winder, where a woman said she was at home sleeping when someone began banging on her door. She opened the door to see another woman who began yelling at her. The resident said she told the other woman to leave and when she refused, she tried to close the door and the other woman threw a punch that missed. They argued again and the offender grabbed a flower pot pot, which she broke before leaving. Deputies could not locate the suspect, although the victim estimated that $320 damage was done to her home. The victim said she will pursue criminal charges.

TOOL FOUND: On Aug. 20, a deputy met with a Winder man, who said he went to Cash America Pawn Shop in Winder and found a power steering puller set with his initials engraved in the metal. The tool is valued at $335 and was used at the mechanical shop where he works. The man said he didn’t know who might have stolen the item, because the shop has a large turnover in employees.

THEFT: On Aug. 20, a deputy met with a Watkinsville man, who said that someone entered his work truck parked on Hartley Court, Statham, and stole a concrete nail gun and a portable radio, all valued at $390.

BURGLARY: On Aug. 21, a deputy was dispatched to Tanners Bridge Road, Bethelem, where a man said someone entered his barn and pickup and stole $2,500 worth of property. Among the missing items were two concrete saws, two generators and a weed blower.

WRECK: On Aug. 22, a deputy was dispatched at 12:35 a.m. to Atlanta Highway at Deer Run Trail in Winder, where a pickup had run off the road into a ditch. The deputy observed a large number of beer cans and other items in the roadway when he arrived. The truck was on its side and the driver declined medical treatment. The man, who smelled of alcohol, explained he swerved to avoid a dog that ran into the road. Brian Patrick Schoch, 41, of Auburn, was charged with DUI and failing to maintain a lane.

THEFT: On Aug. 23, a deputy was dispatched to Persimmon Place, Bethlehem, where a man said someone entered his Ford pickup and stole a Smith & Wesson .40-caliber pistol valued at $550. The man said he left the pistol on the console in his unlocked pickup and didn’t notice it missing until this morning, when he arrived at his hunting property and it was gone.

BIG FIGHT: On Aug. 23, a deputy was dispatched to meet with a man at a location on Jones Road, who reported he was assaulted when he went to a garage to pay for some mechanical work. The man, who had blood on his clothing and smelled of alcohol, said he went to the shop to pay a $110 bill for work on an alternator and fan belt. However, when he was there a group of men confronted him and demanded he pay $410. A heated argument ensued and one man swung a large stick that glanced off the victim’s head. The man then engaged the three men in a fight and one offender struck him in the arm with a machete. The man knocked another man down and “went to work on him.” Two women had traveled with the victim to the shop and one woman said she was unable to say who hit who, but the other woman reported seeing one of the offenders armed with a machete. No arrests have been made and the matter was turned over to an investigator.

CAMERA STOLEN: On Aug. 24, a deputy was dispatched to meet with a woman on Ode Peppers Road, Winder, where she reported someone stole her trail camera that was placed on a tree. The loss was placed at $165.

GOLF CART STOLEN: On Aug. 24, a deputy was dispatched to Old Victron School Road, where it was reported that someone stole a golf cart valued at $5,000. The owner was out of town at the time of the theft.

THIEF SEEN: On Aug. 24, a deputy was dispatched to Matthew School Road, Winder, where a black pickup was seen leaving a home. The victim was away from home running errands when she received a call from her neighbor, who said someone was at her home and in the garage. The woman said she drove home in time to see the truck leaving and she recognized the driver as a man whom she knew from high school. The woman said a box of tools, a leaf blower and three cases of soft drink were missing. The neighbor said he observed the truck, which was old and missing a front bumper, and he called the woman because he had never seen the truck at her home before.

STORE BURGLARY: On Aug. 26, a deputy was dispatched to the Citgo store on Patrick Mill Road, Winder, where the owner said he arrived about 5:30 a.m. and saw the store had been burglarized. A large amount of merchandise was on the floor and the cash registered had been pried open, while the ATM machine was damaged. The man estimated about $1,200 was stolen.