The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents:
COMPUTERS STOLEN: On Dec. 13, a deputy was contacted shortly after 3 a.m. by security at Walmart, who reported a man came into the store and left with two HP brand desk top computers valued at $498 each. The suspect was described as a white male, about 5-foot-10, 180 pounds and dark hair.
BURGLARY: On Dec. 13, a deputy was dispatched to Antioch Christian Church on Antioch Church Road, where a woman arrived about 1 p.m. and found glass on the floor and the back door open. A sound system had been stolen from the church.
SILVER STOLEN: On Dec. 13, a resident of Willow Ridge reported the theft of 12 silver dinner forks and 12 salad forks. The woman last saw the silverware on May 5 when she had a event at her home.
MEDICATION STOLEN: On Dec. 13, a resident of White Oak Drive reported that on Dec. 10 he hosted Christmas party at his home and some friends brought along some people he didn’t know. On Dec. 11, the man said he went to get his medicine in the bedroom and he discovered that a bottle of 50 capsules of oxycodone were missing.
BURGLARY: On Dec. 13, a deputy was dispatched to a home on Rockingwood Drive, where the resident said he left home about 8:30 a.m. and returned about 7:45 p.m. to find the home burglarized. Sofas had been overturned, and drawers and cabinets opened and searched. The man said he found a shotgun, valued at $400, missing, but would notify the sheriff’s office if he finds something else gone.
GARAGE ENTERED: On Dec. 14, a resident of Jessica Way, Bogart, reported someone entered the garage of his home and stole a chain saw, chains, socket set and a knife sharpener.
VEHICLE STOLEN: On Dec. 15, a resident of the 1300 block of Salem Road reported he heard a noise outside his home about 4 a.m. and upon looking, he didn’t see anyone. However, later in the morning he discovered a pressure washer and a four-wheeler had been stolen from his yard.
DAMAGE: On Dec. 16, a resident of Windy Circle, Watkinsville, reported someone shattered the passenger side window of his vehicle.
DOG KICKED: On Dec. 16, a deputy was dispatched to Pioneer Circle, Watkinsville, where the resident said his puppy was kicked by a neighbor. The deputy explained the warrant procedure for having the man charged with cruelty to animals.
ENTERING AUTO: On Dec. 15, Deputy David Burchett was dispatched to the area of Georgia Highway 316 and Mars Hill Road, where motorists reported seeing a man dressed in all black walking in the roadway and creating a hazard.
When Burchett arrived, the man dropped to his knees and held up his hands, then he laid on the grass and spread his arms and legs.
Burchett asked the man what he was doing and the man replied that he needed a ride home. The man, identified as Michael Hutchinson of Hawthorne Extension, Athens, appeared nervous and had a wallet containing a woman’s identification. The address for the woman was nearby on Mars Hill Road, but Hutchinson told the deputy he found the wallet on the roadside.
Hutchinson said he had been at a party on Aiken Road and was walking home. The residents at the home on Mars Hill Road were questioned and upon looking in their van, they found two wallets, football tickets and a pair of sunglasses missing.
Hutchinson was charged with entering auto and taken to jail. He cursed and banged his head in the car on the way. Later, another entering auto was discovered at a home near the first incident, and Hutchinson was also charged with a second entering auto.
HARASSMENT: On Dec. 17, a woman met with a deputy at the sheriff’s office and reported an unknown person sent her a text message that made her feel uncomfortable.
WALLET LOST: On Dec. 18, a woman reported that at about 11 p.m. Dec. 17 she laid her wallet on the trunk as she pumped gasoline at the Murphy USA station off Epps Bridge Parkway. She forgot about the wallet and drove off. However, when she returned to find the wallet, it was gone.
On this day, she called her bank and found her debit card had already been used at two locations for a total of $39. The wallet contained $160 cash, a food stamp card, Walmart card, child support card and gift cards.