Oconee Blotter

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

SHOPLIFTING: On Nov. 28, a deputy was dispatched to Walmart where two people were detained after they tried to leave the store without paying for two packs of razors. Luceli Palma, 30, and Oscar A. Chavez, 45, both of Deer Creek Drive, Athens, were each charged with shoplifting. Palma was found carrying a fake driver’s license with her picture and a fake name and date of birth. They were also carrying $231 cash.

PHONE STOLEN: On Nov. 29, an employee of the AT&T store on Epps Bridge Parkway reported the theft of a LG Escape cellphone valued at $399.

SUSPECTS ESCAPE: On Nov. 30, an employee for a drink company was unloading drinks outside the Golden Pantry in Bishop when two young white males stole a case of Powerade from a wood pallet. The pair ran, but the employee began chasing them behind the building and they dropped the drinks, which were recovered.

The suspects escaped, but an employee of the Golden Pantry told deputies that the two suspects are frequent customers of the store. They could not be located.

STALKING CHARGED: On Nov. 30, a deputy was dispatched to a home on Monroe Highway, Bogart, where a woman reported that her ex-boyfriend, David Escue, has been communicating with her current boyfriend through Facebook since Nov. 26 and has made threats.

Escue, 40, is under a court order out of Clarke County to not have any contact with the woman through any means of communication. The deputy called Athens-Clarke County police, who went to Escue’s home on Pound Street in Athens and took him into custody.

Escue was then transported by police to Oconee County, where he was released to a deputy. Escue informed the deputy that he was once convicted of aggravated stalking in Florida and spent two years in prison. However, Escue said he didn’t mind being arrested on this charge because it is a misdemeanor.

However, when the deputy informed him that aggravated stalking is a felony in Georgia, Escue became visibly upset.

DAMAGE: On Dec. 1, a deputy was dispatched to a business complex on Daniells Bridge Road, where someone shot out four windows causing more than $500 in damage.

ID THEFT: On Dec. 1, a Watkinsville woman reported she had purchased gasoline earlier that day in Winder and apparently dropped her credit card at the gas station.

The woman called her credit card company and learned that since she lost it, the card had already been used at four locations in Winder for purchases.

SHOPLIFTER ESCAPES: On Dec. 2, a deputy was dispatched to Bell’s on Hog Mountain Road about 11:30 a.m. after a woman was seen concealing some items in her purse. The woman fled the store and escaped.

WATCH STOLEN: On Dec. 2, a resident of Deni Court, Bogart, reported she ordered a Fossil watch over the Internet and the watch arrived by UPS this day where it was left on the front porch. However, when she arrived home, she discovered someone had stolen the package.

SHOPLIFTING: On Dec. 2, a deputy was dispatched to Kohl’s on Epps Bridge Parkway, where security spotted two juveniles concealing jewelry in a purse. They were confronted as they left the store and detained. They were in the store with their grandmother, who said she was unaware of their activity.

The 14-year-old was charged as a juvenile, while no charges were levied against the 12-year-old. They were released to the grandmother.

SHOPLIFTING: On Dec. 3, a deputy was dispatched to Walmart, where a woman was being detained after trying to leave the store with dog food, Christmas lights and animal medication. Holly Eller, 48, of Fawn Court, Athens, was charged with shoplifting.

TRESPASSING: On Dec. 4, a deputy was dispatched to Tires Plus on Jennings Mill Road after a witness saw him enter a gated area of the business, then return to his car and drive off. Deputy Tony Coyne stopped the car and the man said he went into the area because he had to use the bathroom.

SHOPLIFTING: On Nov. 30, deputies were dispatched about 4:30 p.m. to Walmart, where security had detained two Athens women, who tried to leave with merchandise.

Stella Hammond-Jackson, 33, and Lavera Irene Hammond-Jackson, 17, both of Emily Circle, Winder, were charged with felony shoplifting.

The women are charged with taking numerous items including potato wedges, body mist, gum, socks, body cream, eye makeup, jeans and soap.