Barrow County Blotter

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

THEFTS: On Oct. 19, a resident of Coosawilla Drive, Winder, reported someone entered his truck and stole a wallet valued at $20, a set of keys, pair of gloves and a check book. Also, another resident on the street reported someone entered her Volkswagen and stole a knife valued at $5.

BURGLARY: On Oct. 18, a deputy was dispatched to Cross Creek Place, where a woman reported she came home and found someone had entered by forcing open a door. The house was ransacked and numerous items missing. Drawers were removed from dressers and thrown around and pictures removed from the walls. Among the items missing are a TV and a lap top computer.

DAMAGE: On Oct. 18, a resident of Etheridge Drive, Auburn, reported = someone sliced the tires on his Ford Lincoln Aviator. The man did not know of a motive for the damage.

ENTERING AUTO: On Oct. 18, a deputy met with two residents of Plantation Road, who reported someone entered their vehicles and stole a wallet.

ENTERING AUTO: On Oct. 13, a deputy was dispatched to Matthew School Road, Winder, where a man reported someone entered his vehicle during the night and stole a key ring with 35 rings that fit several vehicles and his home. Some of the keys belong to customers of his garage and he will have to have new keys refitted for the vehicles. There is a suspect.

ENTERING AUTO: On Oct. 13, a deputy was dispatched to Matthew School Road, where a woman reported someone entered her vehicle and stole a title to the car, a granola bar, fruit flavored candy, muffins and Pop Tarts. There is a suspect.

ENTERING AUTO: On. Oct. 13, a deputy was dispatched at 3:51 a.m. to Finnigan Drive, where a man reported he was in his home when he saw a person in the driveway going through his grandmother’s Buick. The man said he confronted the suspect who ran. The suspect was a white man, in his early to middle 20s and about 5 feet, 9 inches tall and about 225 pounds. He had dark hair and a patchy beard. As the deputy searched the area for the suspect, he found some items thrown into a sewage drain including a grinder with discs, a tape measure, a key and scissors.

FOCUS ON SPEED: On Oct. 13, a deputy was running radar about 10 p.m. on Haymon Morris Road, when he clocked a Ford Focus going 94 mph in a 40 mph zone. The deputy turned on his blue lights, but the car did not slow down and ran a stop sign at Tom Miller Road. The officer pursued and the Focus turned into a private driveway and stopped. The deputy asked the man why he was going so fast and the driver blamed his speed on the car saying the Focus didn’t feel like it was going that fast. Charles J. Goff of Bethlehem was charged with speeding, attempting to elude and running a stop sign.

NAILER MISSING: On Oct. 14, a deputy was dispatched to meet with a man, who said a new nailer was stolen on the back porch of his home on Star Street in Bethlehem. The tool, valued at $229, was still in the box.

MONEY MISSING: On Oct. 14, a deputy met with a woman at her home on Kirkland Avenue in Statham, where someone entered an unlocked safe and stole $200 cash. The victim said two people were in her home during the time when the money was taken.

FRAUD: On Oct. 15, a deputy was dispatched to Walmart, where someone entered the store and purchased a Money Gram wire transfer for $400 and used counterfeit money. The bills were not discovered as fake until the offender left the store. The person used six $50 fake bills and one $100 bill. The money as wired by a person who used a Buford man’s identification and the money was sent to a person in Canada.

ENTERING AUTO: On Oct. 16, a deputy was dispatched to a home on Cronic Town Road, where a man reported someone entered his pickup and stole a cellphone, $450 cash, tools, a Delta employee badge and earbuds, all valued at $1,710.

TRAILER MISSING: On Oct. 16, a deputy was dispatched to Lorens Leaded Art Glass on Ronald Wood Road, where someone stole a black 1980 homemade three-car hauler trailer, valued at $1,000. The man said that in the past he has found evidence of trespassers at his shop as he has found cigarette butts, condoms and other trash on the property.

THIEF IDENTIFIED: On Oct. 16, a deputy was dispatched to the Dollar General on Gifton Thomas Road, where the store manager saw a woman steal a pack of fake fingernails by placing them in a bag, then leaving in a Chevrolet Tahoe. The same woman is being investigated for another theft. The suspect at one time had an address in Bethlehem. A deputy went to the location, but could not find her.