Oconee County Blotter

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

RADIO MISSING: On Dec. 26, Oconee County Fire Chief Bruce Thaxton reported that a volunteer fireman lost a portable radio valued at $4,000. The radio was last seen on Dec. 20, when the fireman was transferring equipment from one fire unit into another.

FRIENDS ARGUE: On Dec. 28, a deputy was dispatched to a home on Malcom Bridge Road, Bogart, where two men had argued. When the deputy arrived, he saw a woman with an eye injury, but she explained she was drinking and dancing when she tripped and fell on a fire pit in the yard.

Several others at the party corroborated her story.

One man said he argued with a friend, who threatened to get a gun if he didn’t leave. The man said he left and called 911, but decided to return to the location because he said their argument was a misunderstanding.

The woman left to get medical attention for her eye, but the deputy determined the gathering had become loud and disorderly.

FARE DISPUTE: On Dec. 28, a deputy was dispatched about 4 a.m. to meet with a taxi driver off Epps Bridge Parkway, who explained he engaged in a argument with a man he took to a home in nearby Tanglebrook subdivision.

The driver said the man objected to the fare and kicked his taxi, causing a dent.

The deputy located the man, who said the taxi driver drove through his landscaped yard and caused damage and that he did kick the cab as a result of the driver’s behavior.

No one was charged.

COUPLE ARGUES: On Dec. 28, a deputy was dispatched to a home in Statham, where a man and his wife argued after a dinner party held at their home. During the party, the woman, who normally doesn’t drink, had some drinks and afterward her sons asked why she acted differently.

The wife, who normally has a serious attitude, asked her husband about this and he explained that she is normally a prude. She became angry and the pair had an argument in which she fell to the floor.

The deputy spoke to the husband who explained she did become angry at being called a prude, but they get along well and this has never happened before.

MEN ARGUE: On Dec. 29, Deputy Joe Williams was dispatched to a home on Rays Church Road, Bogart, where two men argued after one man came to the house to see a woman and the other told him he had no business being there.

The deputy located the other man and served him with a notice ordering him to stay away from the home.

NEIGHBORS ARGUE: On Dec. 30, deputies were dispatched about 4:30 p.m. to a home on Tappan Spur Road, where a man said his neighbor had threatened him.

The man said he was standing near the property line when the neighbor drove up and threatened to run him off the property. He said his neighbor told him “If I ever catch you in the woods, I’ll beat the (expletive) out of you.”

He said the neighbor has also accused him of being a sexual predator.

The deputy went to visit the neighbor, but no one was home.

TRESPASSING: On Dec. 30, a deputy was dispatched to a home on Summit Oaks Drive, Watkinsville, where the homeowners reported a man had entered their home without permission. The deputy located the man lying unconscious on a bathroom floor with dried blood on him. Medics were called and the man was taken to a hospital for treatment.

The homeowner said he would contact the suspect’s parents before deciding whether to press charges against the man.

UNLAWFUL DRINKING: On Dec. 31, a deputy was dispatched about 10:50 p.m. to a vacant home on Tarpley Lane, Watkinsville, where underage drinking parties have been known to occur.

When the deputy arrived, several vehicles began leaving the area. The deputies found several juveniles at the house, but only one appeared intoxicated. However, numerous alcohol containers were present and there was a fire in the fireplace. The parents of the juveniles were called to the scene and each was warned of trespassing.

PHONE STOLEN: On Jan. 1, a man reported he was robbed on Dowdy Road.

The man explained that around 9 p.m. he was walking down the road when a vehicle stopped and the driver asked about a person he said lived in the area. The man said he didn’t know the person, so the driver asked to the use the man’s cellphone.

He gave the driver his phone and the man drove off with it. The phone is valued at $400.