The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents:
FRAUD: On Feb. 15, a resident of Colorado Bend, Bogart, reported that someone made an unauthorized transaction on her banking account for $9,845.
FRAUD: On Feb. 15, a resident of Aycock Road, Bishop, reported someone made an unauthorized transaction on his debit card for $443.
ASSAULT: On Feb. 15, a deputy was dispatched at 3:29 p.m. to an apartment on Rankin Road, where a woman said she allowed her neighbor to use her vacuum cleaner to clean his car, but her ex-husband came by and unplugged it.
She said the two engaged in an argument, then her ex-husband hit the neighbor in the head with a metal rod. The deputy spoke to the ex-husband, who said he confronted the neighbor about the vacuum, then the neighbor pulled out a 9mm pistol and he responded by hitting him with the rod in self-defense.
However, the neighbor told the deputy he never pulled a gun. The deputy explained the warrant procedures to the men.
THREAT: On Feb. 15, a deputy met with a Bogart woman who said she called an insurance agent and told him his business would no longer represent her company. The insurance agent became angry and made several threats toward her.
The woman said the threats were heard by another office employee, so they called their attorney, who recommended they file a report with the sheriff’s office. The matter was turned over to an investigator.
BURGLARY: On Feb. 16, deputies were dispatched to Old Farmington Road where a woman said she came home and found a window broken out and her home burglarized. The thief removed a Wii game system, a PlayStation, jewelry, two TVs and other property.
BURGLARY: On Feb. 17, a resident of Rankin Road, Watkinsville, reported she left her home about 4 p.m. and when she returned 10 minutes later she found someone had stolen her Samsung Galaxy cellphone from the kitchen area. She said she locked the door, but no forced entry was found.
DISPUTE: On Feb. 15, Cpl. Clark Sparrow was dispatched to a home in Bogart, where a 35-year-old woman called to report that another woman at the location was refusing to let her leave. When Sparrow arrived, he saw a BMW blocking the complainant’s car in the driveway.
The woman told Sparrow that she operates a cleaning service and the man who owns the house had given her some items, and the man’s ex-wife had shown up and accused her of being romantically involved with her ex-husband. She denied such a relationship, but the ex-wife became hostile and began using profanity.
The 49-year-old ex-wife told the deputy that she came to the house and saw some of her personal items in the cleaning woman’s car. The ex-wife said the cleaning lady told her that if she wasn’t so fat, then she could get a man, which upset her.
The ex-husband told the deputy he gave the items to the woman because he was going to donate them to a charity anyway. The deputy determined that the younger woman had not stolen anything, so he assisted her in leaving the location.
TRESPASSING: on Feb. 18, Deputy Mark Smith was dispatched to a vacant home on Moores Ford Road where neighbors saw some teenagers on the roof. When the teens realized they had been seen, they ran into the woods, but the neighbor chased after them and identified them as two juvenile boys and a girl.
The deputy spoke to the real estate salesman handling the house and he told the officer he would work out something with juveniles and their parents to have the damage at the house repaired. The parents were agreeable and no charges were filed.
THEFT: On Feb. 18, a woman reported she parked her car at Athens Academy and went to a baseball game. When she returned, a window had been broken out and a purse and contents stolen.
SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE: On Feb. 19, a deputy was dispatched to Dove Creek Road after residents in the area reported a suspicious pickup was parked along the road. The deputy located the vehicle and ran the tag to determine the owner.
The owner was called and he said his teenage son was driving the pickup. After checking the area, the deputy learned the boy had driven to the location and went to a home to see a girl without the knowledge of the girl’s parents.
The girl’s father was upset when he found out and had the deputy issue a trespassing notice for the teen to stay away from the house for the next two years.
THEFT: On Feb. 20, a resident of Trailwood Road reported someone entered two vehicles parked in the driveway and stole a radar detector, two GPS devices and $40 cash.
FRAUD: On Feb. 20, a resident of Maxey Road, Bishop, reported someone used his bank debit card for several online purchases.
THEFT: On Feb. 20, a resident of Hillcrest Drive, Watkinsville, reported someone entered two vehicles parked in the driveway and stole a wallet with credit cards, a phone charger, an Xbox 360 console machine and a radio amplifier.