Oconee Blotter

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

FRAUD: On Oct. 31, Deputy Josh Elrod met with a man, who said he learned that a woman in Altadena, Calif., called his credit card company and pretended to be his wife.

The caller told the company she needed money for their daughter. The caller provided the correct answers to security questions and the company sent the woman a credit card on Oct. 8, which was used in Pasendena, Calif., to obtain $5,000 cash.

The fraud was caught shortly afterward and the company notified the victim what had transpired.

DAMAGE: On Nov. 1, a resident of New High Shoals Road reported someone damaged his mailbox by hitting it with a pumpkin.

FRAUD: On Nov. 1, a resident of Barber Creek Road, Statham, reported he responded to an online advertisement for a warehouse supervisor’s job in Atlanta. He said the company contacted him by email and offered him a position with the company.

He shortly received a check in the mail for a large sum of money, which has caused him to be suspicious of the offer because he had not provided them with an address.

DAMAGE: On Nov. 1, a deputy responded to a call on Gober Road, where a woman found damage to two doors to her home. The deputy examined the damage and determined it appeared someone had tried to break in.

DAMAGE: On Nov. 1, residents of Cantrell Lane, Watkinsville, reported finding broken eggs in the yard and on their pickup.

VANDALISM: On Nov. 2, a deputy was dispatched to Oconee County High School, where someone used window paint to write taunting remarks and lewd comments on windows of the school. There was no permanent damage.

FIREWOOD TAKEN: On Nov. 2, Deputy Mark Smith met with a resident on Hog Mountain Road, Bogart, who reported the theft of some firewood he was selling.

The man said that someone called him regarding the firewood and he told this man to take a particular stack and leave the money at a secure location. When the resident returned home he found about $50 worth of wood missing from another stack and no money. He called the suspect who denied taking any wood.

CABIN ENTERED: On Nov. 3, Deputy Mark Smith was dispatched to a cabin on New High Shoals Road, Bishop, where someone entered it and stole three guns, eight fishing rods, a tackle box and fish basket, altogether worth $465.

METAL STOLEN: On Nov. 3, a deputy was sent to a location on Virgil Langford Road, Bogart, where three vacant residences were entered and some metal objects stolen along with a 1972 Ford F-100 pickup.

THEFT: On Nov. 6, Deputy Josh Elrod was dispatched to Brittain Estates Drive, Watkinsville, where a woman said that while she was out of town someone made unlawful transactions on her checking account and stole $9,296.

ASSAULT: On Nov. 6, a juvenile told a deputy that during the third quarter of a football game at North Oconee High School, he was threatened by an unknown person in the men’s restroom. The person pulled a knife on him.

THEFT: On Nov. 6, a deputy was dispatched to the 2800 block of Monroe Highway, where a man said someone entered his mailbox and stole a money order for $320.

PHONES STOLEN: On Nov. 6, a deputy was dispatched to Walmart, where store security said two men entered the store about 7:25 a.m. and took the original packaging off four prepaid cellphone, which they concealed in a jacket and left.