The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents:
DAMAGE: On Oct. 10, a deputy was dispatched to Sweetwater Circle, where someone broke a window out of a vacant home and damaged an interior wall.
DAMAGE: On Oct. 10, Deputy Guy Brown was dispatched to the Lane Creek Country Club where someone entered the pool area and damaged a chair and a bathroom wall.
THEFT: On Oct. 12, Deputy Timothy Kirkham met with a 32-year-old woman who complained much of her property was removed from a room she rented in a house on Southwood Court and now it was gone. The items included a TV, computer, perfume, clothing and ear phones, all valued at $1,870. The woman said she was gone for three days. However, a man at the location said she was warned five days ago to get her stuff out. He said she had only a verbal agreement to pay $300 in rent a month and had only partially paid her rent.
BURGLARY: On Oct. 12, Deputy Andy Corbin met with a resident of Walnut Street, who said someone entered his home and stole a safe containing $1,225 cash and some documents.
SHOPLIFTING: On Oct. 12, a loss prevention officer at Walmart detained a woman for trying to leave with $43 in makeup. Michaela C. Wirth, 17, of Statham was charged with shoplifting.
ID THEFT: On Oct. 12, Cpl. Adam Thrower met with a Bogart woman who said she is the victim of identity fraud. The victim explained that a 40-year-old woman she knows hacked into her phone and e-mails and used her identification in a fraudulent manner. The suspect lives in Watkinsville.
PILLS STOLEN: On Oct. 13, Deputy Rafael Munoz was dispatched to a home in Hickory Hills subdivision, where a person reported that an elderly man who receives home care was victimized by someone who stole 80 of his prescription pills.
FRAUD: On Oct. 13, Deputy Rafael Munoz met with a 47-year-old Bishop man, who reported someone used his identification to open a Verizon account.
EMPLOYEE ARRESTED: On Oct. 14, Deputy John Lovein was dispatched to Kohl’s on Epps Bridge Parkway, where store security detained an employee on a charge of shoplifting. Authorities said Jerniyah Raevon Beckley, 20, of Baxter Street, Athens, worked in the store and had an accomplice in which she would ring up sales for merchandise, then suspend the transactions and allow the accomplice to leave with the merchandise. The store documented four different transactions during July and September that totalled $1,176.
STOLEN PICKUP: On Oct. 14, Deputy Adam Pasdon was dispatched to a location at 5300 South Macon Highway, Bishop, where a stolen GMC Sierra pickup was found. The pickup, with Arizona license plate, was reported stolen in Athens. Investigator Chris Cannon was called to handle the matter.
MAN ARRESTED: On Oct. 14, Deputy Golden Sanders was dispatched to a home on Cold Tree Lane, where a 51-year-old woman called to report she was assaulted by Gregory Bernard Dowdy. When the deputy arrived shortly before midnight, Dowdy responded and told the officer he didn’t know what was going on. However, the woman said Dowdy had been assaulting her since about 6 p.m. Dowdy refused to let her leave the house and once when she tried to crawl out a window, he grabbed her by the legs and pulled her back in. The woman had marks on her arms and legs and she complained about pain in her neck and hand. Dowdy suggested to the deputy the woman had mental problems and caused her injuries herself. Dowdy, 46, was charged with battery and taken to jail.
— Compiled by Wayne Ford/Staff