Oconee Blotter

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

BATTERIES STOLEN: On Oct. 10, a deputy was dispatched to a field off Hog Mountain Road near Lane Creek Road, Bogart, where someone stole four truck batteries off two work vehicles belonging to Whitestone Utilities that was doing contract tree cutting in the area.

STUDENT BARRED: On Oct. 10, Deputy Mark Smith was dispatched to Oconee County High School, where a former student was trespassing on school grounds. The deputy served the student with a notice keeping him off the property and he explained the purposes for the notice to the former student.

MONEY MISSING: On Oct. 11, Deputy Mark Smith was dispatched to meet with a manager at the Subway restaurant on Epps Bridge Parkway. When a newly hired employee left work that day around 2:15 p.m., the manager found that the cash register till came up $119.80 short. The woman said she also checked her purse and found that $340 cash was missing. She tried to call the employee, but the calls went to a voice mail.

DISORDERLY MAN: On Oct. 12, a deputy met with an elder at the Church of Nations on Macon Highway, who reported a problem with a 32-year-old Nicholson man, who in the past caused problems during and after church services.

A year ago, the man was told to leave and never come back, but the man recently returned to the church.

On Oct. 7, this man made threatening statements and caused a scene when he was told not to enter a certain part of the church. The elder asked that the deputy serve the man with a notice barring him from the church.

The deputy contacted the man and served him with the notice. The man said he had no intentions of going back to Church of the Nations.

MISSING MONEY: On Oct. 12, Deputy Josh Elrod was dispatched to the Waffle House on U.S. Highway 441, Watkinsville, where the manager said the cash register came up $79.77 short.

FRAUD: On Oct. 12, a resident of Bent Creek Road, Bogart, reported she found someone fraudulently used her Social Security number to file for her income tax return.

MAN THREATENED: On Oct. 12, a deputy met with a Watkinsville man, who said he was threatened after he renewed a relationship with an old girlfriend from Putnam County.

The 50-year-old man said the woman has a boyfriend, but for a few weeks he was seeing her. However, he recently confronted her and told her to make a decision between him or her boyfriend. She decided to stay with her boyfriend.

The man said he then called the boyfriend and told him about what they had been doing. Then he called the woman, but another man took the phone. The man said he didn’t recognize this person’s voice, but the man told him he has an “eight digit number” and wasn’t afraid of going back to prison.

The unknown man then said, “I’ll come by the trailer you’re working on and take care of you.” The complainant told the deputy he doesn’t think the ex-girlfriend will disclose the suspect’s name.

DUI: On Oct. 13, Deputy Josh Elrod was dispatched to a wreck at Georgia Highway 316 and U.S. Highway 78, Bogart. Witnesses said they saw the driver of the vehicle try to get his wrecked vehicle out of the woods. When he couldn’t, he went into the woods.

Cpl. Clark Sparrow arrived and he joined Elrod in looking for the driver. Elrod spotted the man standing in the woods and told him to come out. The suspect told the deputy that he was coming off the ramp, lost control and spun in circles before his vehicle went off the road and into the woods.

The man smelled of alcohol, but declined medical attention. Isidro Moran Maldonado, 48, of Pinewood Mobile Home Park off Old Epps Road, was charged with DUI, failing to maintain a lane and being an unlicensed driver.

THEFT: On Oct. 15, a resident of Palomino Pass, Bogart, reported someone entered three unlocked vehicles at his home and stole speakers, an iPod, GPS and walkie-talkie set.

BOXES STOLEN: On Oct. 15, a representative of a company that owns two recycling collection boxes placed at the Home Depot parking lot reported that between Sept. 12 and Sept. 26 someone stole the boxes, which are valued at $900 each.

ROLEX STOLEN: On Oct. 15, a woman reported that a Rolex watch and a set of diamond earrings were stolen recently from her stepdaughter’s home. The stepdaughter is on her honeymoon and could not make the report in person.

The woman said her stepdaughter was married at her home in Bogart on Oct. 13 and that about 30 guests were present. After the wedding party ended about 6 p.m. and the guests had left, the theft was discovered.

SHOPLIFTING: On Oct. 15, a deputy was dispatched to Walmart where a man was in custody after he tried to leave the store with a pair of shoes and a watch without paying.

Travis L. Martin, 24, of Baxter Drive, Athens, was charged with shoplifting.

GUNS STOLEN: On Oct. 16, a deputy was dispatched to a home on Elder Road, Bishop, after the homeowner discovered someone stole numerous items from his workshop behind his home. Among the items missing are two .22-caliber pistols, two Lincoln welders, a .40-caliber pistol, a Winchester 94 rifle, a 20-gauge over/under shotgun and an 18-volt battery charger, all valued at $3,000.

The man’s mailbox had also been knocked over.

THEFT: On Oct. 16, Deputy Mark Smith was dispatched to Hammond Creek Trail, Bogart, where a man said someone entered his car and stole a pair of sunglasses valued at $100.

ID THEFT: On Oct. 16, a resident of Windy Creek Drive, Watkinsville, reported he discovered someone has used his Social Security number to filed multiple federal income tax returns. The man said he reported the matter to the IRS.

SHOPLIFTING: On Oct. 16, security at Walmart detained a woman after she tried to leave the store without paying for $42 in merchandise, including lip glass, buttons and a key ring. Kathryn Brown, 22, of Janice Drive, Athens, was charged with shoplifting.