Oconee Blotter

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

TOOLS STOLEN: On Oct. 18, a deputy was dispatched to Hardigree Bell Road, Bishop, where a man reported someone entered his storage shed and stole power tools including a hammer drill, saws and two air compressors, all valued at $1,000.

SHOPLIFTING: On Oct. 18, security at Kohl’s department store detained a man after he tried to leave with $110 worth of merchandise. Ricky Lee Patrick, 27, of Pete Dickens Road, Bogart, was charged with shoplifting.

SHOPLIFTING: On Oct. 18, security at Walmart reported a woman tried to leave the store without paying for $158 worth of clothing. Sharay N. Hodge, 23, of Hickman Drive, Athens, was charged with shoplifting.

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: On Oct. 18, a deputy was dispatched at 7:30 p.m. to Tires Plus on Experiment Station Road, Watkinsville, after someone reported seeing a man in a Ford Explorer placing tires in his vehicle at the rear of the store.

The man told the deputy that an employee at Tires Plus had allowed him to come by and get the tires. The manager arrived and said his employees have no authority to allow anyone to take the tires. The deputy spoke to the employee, who said he had already told the man not come back and get any more tires because someone was stealing them and breaking into cars.

The manager agreed not to press charges but the man was told to stay away from the store except during regular store hours.

SHOPLIFTING: On Oct. 19, security at Walmart detained a man after he tried to exit the store with a speaker dock valued at $107. James D. Leon, 31, of Yancey Road, Arnoldsville, was charged with shoplifting.

CUSSING: On Oct. 19, a deputy was dispatched to Willowynd Way, Watkinsville, after a woman reported that around 6:30 p.m. a vehicle drove past her home and someone she knows started shouting profanities at her and her daughter.

The deputy met with the suspect, who said her passenger was shouting at a woman walking in the road and not at the complainant. The woman was told she is responsible for the actions of her passengers.

SHOPLIFTING: On Oct. 20, a deputy was dispatched to Walmart, where security had two women in custody for trying to conceal merchandise valued at $151.

Gylinda Hill, 51, and Jessica Dale Hill, 23, both of Hill Drive, Lexington, were charged with shoplifting.

MAN THREATENED: On Oct. 21, Deputy David Burchett was dispatched to a home on Hardigree Bell Road, Bishop, where a man said a stranger knocked on his door about 8 p.m.

The man asked him to come outside, and then asked to buy some marijuana. The resident told him he didn’t sell marijuana, then the stranger asked him to come out into the driveway.

When they were in the yard, the resident said he saw a man whom he knows, who approached him and pulled out a pistol. The man fired a shot near the resident’s head and told him it was his last warning. The two people then drove off and the resident called 911.

The deputy looked for the suspect, but could not find him.

WIFE MISSING: On Oct. 21, a deputy met with a Watkinsville man who reported his wife missing. The man said he came home the day before and saw a white Oldsmobile parked in the driveway. His wife met him at the door and wouldn’t let him in the bedroom.

This day, the man came home and found his wife and her belongings gone, along with a TV and $3,800 cash. The man said he married the woman on Sept. 11. He called his wife’s sister and she said the wife is with her old boyfriend, who is from Gainesville.

OBSTRUCTION: On Oct. 21, a deputy was notified at 3:23 p.m. about a disabled motorist on the Athens Perimeter near the U.S. Highway 441 exit, but Athens-Clarke police had also responded and reported the woman was OK.

However, at 5:02 p.m., another call came in that the same woman was still at the scene and acting strangely. The deputy arrived and saw another motorist standing with her. This man then left. The trunk to the woman’s car was open and the contents were scattered on the ground. The woman appeared agitated and began yelling at the deputy.

She had slurred speech and told the deputy she had been to a party in Detroit. Andrea Chevalier of Ashford-Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, was charged with obstruction after she became uncooperative with deputies and medics who were also called to the scene.

RECKLESS CONDUCT: On Oct. 20, Deputy William Parks was dispatched to a location on the 4000 block of Greensboro Highway for a complaint about someone shooting a gun. Residents along the road share a driveway and the neighbors have filed several complaints in the past, including property line disputes.

Parks arrived and saw a man sitting in a lawn chair, who said a woman had accused him of shooting a shotgun. Terrance L. Walsh, 57, who smelled of alcohol, denied shooting the gun.

The woman complainant told another deputy that Walsh had discharged a shotgun toward their home and they could hear the pellets falling down on their property. She also said she saw him holding the gun and that he was standing in the driveway staring at them.

When confronted, Walsh admitted he had a shotgun and had fired one round at an armadillo about 15 yards away. The deputies located the 12-gauge shotgun with three live buckshot shells in a shop. Deputies also tried to find the bottle of vodka Walsh admitted drinking from, but were unable to locate it.

After investigating Walsh’s story, he was arrested on a charge of reckless conduct.

DOG CONTROVERSY: On Oct. 23, a deputy was dispatched to Fieldstone subdivision, where neighbors had a dispute over dogs going onto one man’s property. The woman said after her dog went onto the man’s yard, he shouted, “Get your dog, you piece of (expletive).”

JEWELRY STOLEN: On Oct. 24, a resident of Honeysuckle Drive, Watkinsville, reported that between Oct. 12 and Oct. 15 someone stole his wife’s diamond tennis bracelet from the bedroom.

The man said the only people in the home during this time were employees of a maid service. Two maids came in the first day and took the curtains to be washed and two different women came on the last day to hang the curtains. He called the maid service and the women were questioned, but they denied the theft.