Oconee Blotter

The Oconee County Sheriffs Office reported the following incidents:

THEFT: On Nov. 14, a deputy was dispatched to a home on Lenru Road, Bogart, where the owner found someone had stolen the electric meter off the house.

DAMAGE: On Nov. 14, Capt. Gary Gainey was patrolling on Monroe Highway about 7:25 a.m. when he saw a Chevrolet Impala in the parking lot of T’s Corner store with its emergency lights flashing.

The driver told Gainey she was driving the car when it began to vibrate and a wheel began wobbling. The car became difficult to steer and she almost lost control before she pulled into the parking lot.

Gainey saw the right front wheel and tire had come off the axle after two of the lug nuts came off. The woman said she had recently purchased the tire and had it installed at a tire company in Winder.

DAMAGE: On Nov. 15, a woman called to report that someone had driven a vehicle into her hay field off Old Watson Springs Road and spun it, tearing up the turf.

THEFT: On Nov. 15, a resident of McRees Mill Road, Watkinsville, reported that someone entered her vehicle and stole a bag containing two hearing valued at a total of $6,000.

BURGLARY: On Nov.15, a man reported someone entered his business trailer, parked in the 2000 block of Atlanta Highway in Bogart, and stole $2,000 worth of musical equipment. The locks were knocked off the trailer door.

DAMAGE: On Nov. 15, an employee of Walmart reported she went outside to take a break and found that someone had taken a sharp instrument and made numerous marks on her vehicle.

THEFT: On Nov. 16, a deputy met with an official at Oconee County Middle School regarding the theft of a student’s purse from a classroom on Nov. 14.

The deputy learned that a juvenile suspect has been identified in the theft of the Vera Bradley purse, which contained $20 in cash and an iPhone valued at $700. The purse was recovered and the student told the deputy that she gave the iPhone to an adult who was supposed to pawn it and give her some of the money.

The adult was contacted and told the deputy he knew the phone was stolen, but denied selling it. Raymond C. McDaniel, 20, of Hardigree Bell Road, Watkinsville, was charged with theft by receiving stolen property. McDaniel was questioned again about the phone, but he refused to say where it was sold.

HARASSMENT: On Nov. 16, Deputy David Burchett met with a 33-year-old Bogart man, who said his ex-girlfriend was harassing him by telephone and text message and he has told her to stop, but she refuses.

The 38-year-old woman entered his online computer accounts and changed information on those accounts. She also blocked several contacts he made on an online dating service, and she hacked into his Facebook account.

The man said he is changing his computer passwords and plans to get a restraining order against the woman.

FRAUD: On Nov. 16, Cpl. Joe Williams was dispatched to the Circle M store on Experiment Station Road, Watkinsville, where a clerk said a woman, who identified herself as Nancy, called saying she was from the corporate office.

Nancy told the clerk to get four $500 telephone calling cards, and then walked the clerk through the process of having the cards activated. The clerk said she later called the corporate office to confirm the activations and she learned the transaction was a fraud.

THEFT: On Nov. 17, Deputy David Burchett met with a man who said he attended the North Oconee High School football game and after the game, left his unlocked Ford pickup in the parking lot while he and a friend went to get something to eat. When he returned, he found someone had entered the truck and had stolen several items.

MEDICATION TAKEN: On Nov. 18, a deputy met with a Watkinsville man, who reported that he was in jail from Nov. 9 through Nov. 18 and when he came home, he discovered that his girlfriend and his roommate had moved out and had stolen his medications.

CAMERAS STOLEN: On Nov. 19, a resident of Brockton Court, Watkinsville, reported that on the day before, she had allowed a man she knows to stay overnight at her home, and was subsequently missing two cameras valued at a total of $1,500.

MARIJUANA SEIZED: On Nov. 19, a deputy was called to Prince Avenue Christian School on Ruth Jackson Road after a school official saw a student who appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The official searched the student’s car and found a small baggy of marijuana in the console. Deputies were called and the student was charged with simple possession.

TV TAKEN: On Nov. 20, a deputy was dispatched to a home on North Burson Avenue, Bogart, where someone entered a home through a window and stole a 42-inch TV.

HARASSMENT: On Nov. 20, a resident of Moreland Drive, Watkinsville, reported a woman has been calling her home and workplace attempting to get money from her husband.

The deputy called the suspect, who said she would cease contact.

The Watkinsville Police Department reported the following incident:

On Nov. 16, police arrested Talmadge Pat Hanley, 55, of Hog Mountain Road, on two counts of felony theft by shoplifting.

The charges resulted from thefts on Nov. 14 and Nov. 16 in which collectible coins, valued at $2,500, were stolen from Attic Treasures in downtown Watkinsville. The coins were then sold at area jewelry stores. Police recovered all of the coins.