Oconee Blotter

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

 

DAMAGE: On Jan. 31, a resident of Dogwood Hills Road, Watkinsville, reported he parked his 2012 GMC Sierra 1500 pickup in his driveway and when he got up for work this morning he found that someone caused damage to the front, undercarriage and fenders.

 

SHOPLIFTING: On Jan. 31, a deputy was dispatched to Walmart, where a person was seen concealing merchandise valued at $55, then trying to leave the store. Michael Andrew Stuart, 48, of Winder, was charged with shoplifting.

 

FRAUD: On Jan. 31, a Colham Ferry Road resident reported that her ex-boyfriend had taken her debit card and used it for several purchases totalling $1,200 at Oconee County locations. Additional charges were made at stores in Clarke County. The woman said she had dated the man for about two years and he knew the pin number to her card.

 

TRESPASSING: On Feb. 1, a man who owns property on Fambrough Cemetery Road reported that a man doing some work on his property on Jan. 21 reported he saw a white man cross a fence onto the land. When the stranger noticed that he was being observed, he hastily left and got into a vehicle. The worker told the owner he overtook the vehicle and took a picture with his cellphone.

 

THEFT: On Feb. 1, the owner of a business at 1030 Ashley Ave., Bogart, reported someone came onto his property during the predawn hours and stole six car batteries valued at $600 and did $400 in damage to some other vehicles.

 

FRAUD: On Feb. 1, a deputy met with a Bent Tree Lane, Watkinsville, resident who said he was doing his 2012 federal income tax return and discovered someone had used his Social Security number to obtain a $1,400 tax return. The fraud was committed in Detroit, Mich., a place the victim said he had never visited.

 

BURGLARY SUSPECT: On Feb. 1, Deputy Josh Elrod was patrolling along Daniells Bridge Road when he saw a gold-colored van parked on the roadside. When the deputy stopped, he saw a man wearing a camouflage shirt and black pants walking in the nearby woods.

He ordered the man over and identified him as Adian C. Liles, 30, of Twin Lakes Road. Liles said his van broke down an he was looking for a battery.

Deputies found a battery in the woods and determined it was removed from a truck parked at a nearby home. The residents of the home identified the battery as belonging to them.

Liles was charged with burglary, entering auto and possession of tools for a crime.

 

HARASSMENT: On Feb. 2, a deputy met with a young woman and her father about an ex-boyfriend who keeps texting her following the breakup of their relationship. The woman was advised to change her telephone number and try not to have interaction with him at school. The deputy tried to the call the ex-boyfriend, but could not get an answer.

 

MONEY MISSING: On Feb. 4, a man who lives outside Oconee County reported he had found about $110,000 missing from his aunt’s bank account. The aunt is in a nursing home now, but during 2010-11 she was staying with a granddaughter in Oconee County and it was during this time the money went missing. The man said he has tried to call the woman several times to ask questions about the money, but she always hangs up on him.

 

THEFT: On Feb. 4, a student at North Oconee High School on Rocky Branch Road reported someone stole her Apple iPhone from her unlocked gym locker.

 

BURGLARY: On Feb. 4, a resident of Monroe Highway, Statham, reported someone entered her home and stole clothing belonging to her daughter.

 

BATTERY: On Feb. 4, Deputy David Burchett met with a man at the sheriff’s office after he had been assaulted in Bishop. The man said he and his girlfriend broke up this day and she owed him $40. The man called the girl and made arrangements to meet at her home and collect the money.

When he arrived, the woman greeted him and asked him to step back behind the house to collect the money. However, the man said he declined her request, but she went to a shop behind the house and soon returned with her brother and another man.

They began talking when the other man began punching him in the head. He managed to escape the assault and drive to the sheriff’s office. The man had blood on his face and a cut under his eye.

The deputy tried, but was unable to locate the suspects.

 

HARASSMENT: On Feb. 5, a deputy was dispatched to a home on Cemetery Road, Bishop, where a woman said she is being constantly harassed by her ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend. She said the most recent telephone calls were threatening in nature.

Also, the victim’s mother said the ex-boyfriend came over to the house a week before and was holding a crowbar as he angrily threatened to kill the victim and burn the house down. The deputy contacted the man and he denied making any such threats. However, the deputy ordered him to stay away from the location.

 

FRAUD: On Feb. 5, a Bishop man reported that his wife wrote a check to another person for $76, but the person changed the check to $176 and cashed it at a local bank.

 

SHOPLIFTING: On Feb. 6, a deputy was dispatched to Walmart, where two women were in custody for trying to leave the store without paying for merchandise. The women brought children with them into the store so a family member was contacted to get the children.

Clarissa Shields, 28, of Aiken Road, Bogart, was charged with giving a false name. After obtaining her correct name, deputies determined that Shields was wanted in Conyers on a previous shoplifting charge.

Shields and Shenique Taylor, 20, of Capitol Avenue, Winder, were both charged with shoplifting.