The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents:
MISSING RING: On March 12, a 55-year-old Watkinsville woman reported she went to a nail salon in Watkinsville for a nail job and when she went home, she noticed her ring was gone. She went back to the salon and was told they had not seen the ring. The ring, valued at $9,200, is gold with seven rows of diamonds.
WRECK REPORT: On March 12, a 19-year-old Lilburn woman met with a deputy to explain that on Feb. 23, she was in Oconee County on Georgia Highway 316 near the Oconee Connector, when her car was hit from behind by another car.
The woman said the other driver asked her not to call law enforcement because she would pay for the damage. The offending driver gave her telephone number and license plate number. However, the other driver has not paid her for the damage and will not answer telephone calls.
FRAUD: On March 15, a 67-year-old Bogart man reported that someone used his personal identification to open several charge cards through the Internet. The man said he doesn’t know how his identification was compromised.
IPAD MISSING: On March 13, a 38-year-old Athens woman reported that her iPad was stolen Feb. 28 at Walmart. The woman said she accidentally left her iPad, valued at $800, in the shopping cart and when she returned to retrieve the item it was gone. The woman did not report the theft at the time, but she used her telephone to track the phone and learned it went to a location in Monroe.
SHOPLIFTING: On March 13, a deputy was dispatched to Walmart, where security had detained a man for trying to leave the store without paying for a pack of Crest white strips valued at $50. James Evan Splichal, 19, of Pimilico Lane, Bishop, was charged with shoplifting.
FRAUD: On March 13, a 51-year-old resident of St. Andrews Drive, Bogart, reported someone charged $170 in fraudulent charges on her credit card at Sears.
THEFT: On March 15, a 47-year-old resident of Wire Bridge Road reported Saturday that someone broke into his Ford pickup by shattering a back window and stole his Ruger.380-caliber pistol valued at $400.
PROWLER: On March 16, Deputy Matt Towe was dispatched at 1:20 a.m. to Pine Valley Road, Bogart, where a prowler was spotted by a resident who fired a shotgun and scared the man off. The resident said a neighbor called him saying there was someone in his yard. The man said he got his shotgun, turned on the back porch light, and stepped outside. He observed a man, wearing a gray hoodie and with red hair, crouched down behind his wife’s car, so he yelled at the man to come out with his hands up.
The man said the prowler then approached him, so he pointed his gun at the prowler, who then began running. The resident said he fired twice into the air causing the prowler to jump over a barbed wire fence and disappear into the night.
When Towe arrived, he noticed several people standing in the roadway, including a man with red hair who began walking away. Towe told him to stop and noticed he was sweating and there were bleeding scratches on his body and mud on his shoes. The man said he lived across the street and came outside after hearing gunshots to see what was going on.
The man also explained the scratches were caused because he was training his dogs and the mud came from a mud hole in his driveway. Towe had placed the man in handcuffs so he went to the suspect’s house and saw a gray hoodie on the front porch, which the suspect explained belonged to his father.
Caleb Matthew McCannon, 23, was charged with loitering and prowling and taken to jail.
CAR ENTERED: On March 14, Cpl. Clark Sparrow met with a 30-year-old Gainesville woman, who said someone entered her unlocked car while it was parked at her sister’s home on the 4000 block of Hog Mountain Road. The thief took a wallet with $100, personal documents and about $150 in change.
THEFT: On March 19, a U-Haul dolly, valued at $2,500, was stolen at the Chevron station on Macon Highway, Watkinsville.
ID THEFT: On March 18, a 62-year-old resident of Rocky Branch Road, Bogart, reported someone opened a business credit card account in his name and that he received a bill for $2,235.
HARASSMENT: On March 19, a resident of Mars Hill Road reported that a former employee sent her a certified letter that was harassing in nature. The letter, also sent to the U.S. Department of Labor, describes an appeal the former employee is making for a workers compensation claim. The letter is slanderous and contains lies, the woman told the deputy.
BURGLARY: On March 18, Sgt. Jeremy Wasdin was dispatched to a home on Sunnyside Drive, where a man reported someone broke into the house by kicking in the back door, then stealing copper tubing at the hot water heater and a window air conditioning unit.
THREAT: On March 18, Deputy Timothy Kirkham was dispatched to the Old Navy store off the Oconee Connector, where two employees reported problems with two women in the store, whom they suspected might be shoplifters. One of the women threatened to “pop” one employee in the eye. The women left in a Chevrolet Impala, which was later stopped by another deputy. Upon questioning, the women said they didn’t have any problems in the store and left when they were asked to leave.