Barrow County police blotter

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

BAD TIRE: On Sept. 11, a deputy was assisting a Winder policeman on a call at about 1:45 a.m. on East Midland Avenue when he saw a vehicle approaching that was making a lot of noise. When the car came closer, the officer saw it was missing a tire on a back wheel. He stopped the car and the woman said she heard a noise, but wanted to get her car home. The car was not insured, so he cited the woman and had the car towed.

MISSING GUN: On Sept. 10, a deputy met with a woman on Dogwood Trail, Winder, who said her Glock G-42 pistol was missing. The gun was loaded with six rounds. She believes the gun was possibly stolen.

THEFT: On Sept. 10, a Winder man reported he had located his stolen Husqvarna chain saw at a pawn shop in Winder. The chain saw was stolen from the man’s shop sometime in April.

ROAD RAGE: On Sept. 9, a deputy was dispatched at 4:58 a.m. to Georgia Highway 11 and Rockwell Church Road, where a woman reported her car was damaged by a man who also had a gun. The woman said she was traveling on the road and the Honda pulled in front of her. They were both speeding and at one point the Honda jerked to the right and she drove past it. When she stopped for a stop sign, the car came up behind her and hit the rear of her car. A man exited his car, so she rolled down her window and the man said, “What the (expletive) is your problem.” The woman said she was terrified and didn’t reply. The man then mumbled something and left. However, a third motorist observed the man with the gun approach the woman. The man said he was scared so he drove off, but returned a few minutes later and called 911. The offender was located and he complained that he pulled in front of the woman and felt he made her angry because she began tailgating him. He admitted walking up to her car and carried his gun for safety, but never pulled it from its holster. Jared Reid Duckworth of Winder was arrested on charges of hit and run, simple assault, possession of a gun during a crime and following too close.

DAMAGE: On Sept. 8, a deputy was dispatched to Segars Road, where a man showed the officer a bullet hole in the air conditioning unit and a window. The man explained he was asleep and about 4:50 a.m. he heard multiple gun shots, so he went outside. He didn’t see anyone, but he heard a hissing sound coming from the AC unit. The man estimated the damage at $2,000. A bullet was recovered from a bedroom.

GUN STOLEN: On Sept. 6, a deputy was dispatched to Carl Bethlehem Road, where a man reported someone entered his carport and stole a 9mm pistol that was inside his pickup. The gun, loaded with nine bullets, was valued at $125.

THREAT: On Sept. 5, a deputy met with a couple, who said they had been at the Barrow County Speedway earlier and while there they received calls from a man who threatened to come to the speedway and shoot them. The man said he owes the offender $40. The man said he went to his vehicle and got a baseball bat just in case the man showed up to shoot them. When he reached his car he found a note from the offender. The officer called the man, who then accused the couple of calling and harassing him. He was advised not to contact the couple again. The man said he didn’t want to hear from them either and he no longer wanted the $40 they owed him.

THEFT: On Sept. 5, a deputy was dispatched to Manning Gin Road, where a woman reported the theft of a riding lawn mower and a trailer. The items were stolen at her rental property on Hog Mountain Road. The mower was valued at between $3,000 to $4,000 and the trailer at $1,200.

PILLS MISSING: On Sept. 4, a deputy was dispatched to Shuffle’s Bar on Atlanta Highway, where a woman said she was singing in the tavern and left her purse at the bar. When she returned, she found someone entered the purse and stole 58 pills of Klonopin and $150 cash.

BURGLARY: On Aug. 26, a deputy was dispatched to the Citgo station on Patrick Mill Road, Winder, where the owner arrived to find someone had burglarized the store and stole a large amount of cigarettes and damaged the ATM machine. The cash register was pried open and money removed.