The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents:
BURGLARY: On Sept. 18, Deputy Frank Smith was dispatched to Eden Avenue, Bogart, where someone entered a house under construction and ripped out 250 feet of copper wiring valued at $1,000.
FIRE: On Sept. 18, Lt. Jeremy Wasdin was dispatched about 10 a.m. to Middlebrooks Road, Watkinsville, where a passerby called in to report seeing that a house had burned down. When the officer arrived, nothing was left but the smoldering foundation. The owner arrived and said the house was unoccupied. Investigator James Hale was also called to the location.
ID FRAUD: On Sept. 18, a Ray’s Church Road resident reported receiving a bill on Sept. 3 for a TV service for $195 that she never ordered.
THEFT: ON Sept. 18, Deputy Frank Smith met with a man on Choyce Johnson Road who reported that someone went onto his property and stole $749 worth of equipment, including a weed eater, leaf blower and chain saw.
ID THEFT: On Sept. 18, Deputy Rafael Munoz met with a resident of Dowdy Road who said her husband purchased a Western Union money order and wrote it out for $255 and sent it to his ex-wife for child support. The ex never received the check, but an investigation by Western Union showed it had been cashed and the name on the check was altered.
WOMAN TAKES MONEY: On Sept. 18, Deputy Timothy Kirkham met with a 63-year-old Oconee man, who said he went into Publix at Butler’s Crossing to make a deposit at the Sun Trust Bank branch inside the supermarket. While standing in line, he noticed a woman picking up money on the floor and leaving. When he was ready to make his deposit, he realized he was missing 11 $100 bills. He believes he dropped the money and the woman took it.
SHOPLIFTING: On Sept. 18, a loss prevention officer at Kohl’s on Epps Bridge Parkway was detained for shoplifting a shirt that she placed in a backpack. Monique Thuy Le, 18, of Baxter Street, Athens, was charged with shoplifting.
SHOPLIFTING: On Sept. 20, a loss prevention officer at Walmart detained a man for trying to leave with $4 in merchandise. Jade Amari Hendry, 20, of Bloomington Drive, Athens, was charged with shoplifting.
BURGLARY: On Sept. 21, Deputy Guy Brown met with a resident of Lane Creek Road, Bogart, who reported someone entered his home and stole $2,625 worth of property, including two TVs, a Mosin Nagart bolt-action rifle, computer, BB rifle, watches, and an X-Box game console.
FRAUD: On Sept. 21, a 33-year-old resident of Garland Drive, Bogart, reported that a person she knows wrote out a fraudulent check on her banking account for $1,982 and the suspect knew that she didn’t have enough money in the account to cover the check.
SHOPLIFTING: On Sept. 21, a loss prevention officer at Kohl’s detained a 14-year-old girl who tried to leave the store with a black dress she had concealed. The teen was released to her mother.
SHOPLIFTING: On Sept. 21, Cpl. Adam Pasdon was dispatched to Kohl’s, where a loss prevention officer detained two people for shoplifting. Pepito Alumbro Martinez, 17, of Avalon Drive, Bogart, was charged with trying to leave the store with a sports coat, shirt and belt valued at $248. He was also charged with giving the deputy a false name and age after telling Pasdon he was 16. A 16-year-old juvenile was also charged with trying to leave with a sports coat, shirt and dress pants.
MAN GOES BERSERK: On Sept. 22, Deputy Fredy Wagoner was dispatched about 3 a.m. to a home on Pete Dickens Road, where a woman reported her 32-year-old boyfriend came to her home and they argued. The man left then returned and found the woman had locked him of her camper home. The man broke the door, knocked out windows and busted a windshield in a pickup. The woman, who appeared intoxicated, then changed her mind and said she did the damage. A witness, however, confirmed the man, who lives in Monroe, caused the damage.
GUN CHARGE: On Sept. 22, Deputy Josh Elrod was dispatched to a home on Briar Lakes Court, Watkinsville, where a man took a .44-caliber pistol and fired a shot into a wall near a baby crib. Callers said the man was acting erratic at the house. Elrod discovered that Sean Michael Branch, 38, was a convicted felon and was not allowed to have a firearm. He was charged with the gun violation along with reckless conduct.