The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents:
CARS ENTERED: On Oct. 20, Deputy Joseph Chastain was dispatched to Sprinkles Road, Nicholson, where a couple said someone entered their cars and stole $70 cash and a speaker box. A window on one vehicle was also damaged.
A large dog is chained about 40 feet from the vehicles and the couple said they never heard the dog bark.
UPSET WOMAN: On Oct. 21, a 47-year-old Commerce man reported that on the previous evening he and his girlfriend had a dispute at Applebee’s, and he subsequently discovered she had entered his home, damaged items and threw his clothes into the yard.
She also broke several flowerpots, yard lights and an ashtray. The wall-mounted heater in the kitchen was also knocked partially off the wall. She also vandalized his motorcycle. The deputy took photos of the damage.
TIRES DAMAGED: On Oct. 19, Deputy Johnny Pursley was dispatched to a hay field across from Ingles in Commerce, where a man said he found someone had cut the tires on his tractor and stolen some tools.
DISPUTE: On Oct. 19, a deputy was dispatched to a Commerce home, where a 29-year-old woman said she and her husband were arguing. She admitted making fun of some of his relatives and he became upset, so she told him to leave.
The husband refused to leave, but took her hoodie. He said that his wife does not get along with some of his family members.
DOG DISPUTE: On Oct. 20, Deputy Joseph Chastain met with an 18-year-old Jefferson woman, who said that her ex-boyfriend grabbed her dog and ran off. She said they purchased the dog with cash and she has proof that the dog belongs to her.
However, the boyfriend told the deputy the dog belongs to him. They were advised to see a judge about ownership of the dog.
THEFT: On Oct. 20, Deputy Jody Seabolt was dispatched to Top Notch Transmissions on U.S. Highway 441, Nicholson, where someone stole the tires and wheels off a 1996 Pontiac Grand Prix left at the shop for repairs.
NIGHT NOISE: On Oct. 20, Deputy Joseph Chastain was dispatched to a home on Redstone Road, Jefferson, where a woman said that about 11:30 p.m. she heard a loud noise like someone hitting something against the side of her home.
She turned on the outside light but didn’t see anything, but her dog, which stays inside, began barking like crazy, she said.
PROWLER: On Oct. 22, Deputy Steve Thompson was dispatched to a home on Fuller Road, Athens, where a woman said she was inside watching TV shortly before 2 a.m. when she heard a noise at the door. She said she checked the door and thought she saw the knob moving, then she saw the shadow of someone through the curtain of the door window.
The woman went to her bedroom, locked the door and called 911. The deputy searched the area, but did not find anyone.
DOG DISPUTE: On Oct. 21, Deputy Raymond Gailey was dispatched to a home on Clover Ridge Road, Jefferson, where a man said his son was playing in the yard when the neighbor’s boxer began chasing the boy.
Sometime later, the dog’s owner approached the man, and when the man said something about shooting the dog, the dog owner threatened to punch him in the mouth.
The deputy confronted the dog owner, who denied making the threat. Both men were warned to stay off each other’s property.
MAN TASERED: On Oct. 21, Deputy Richard Howard was dispatched to Spring Street, Commerce, where Commerce police were having problems with Brandon Lee Ergle, who was being arrested after he injured his mother by hitting her in the face.
Ergle, 32, of Homer, fought with the Commerce policeman, who managed to get Ergle in handcuffs. Ergle acted belligerent and was told to get inside a patrol car for transport to the county jail. Ergle refused and after three warnings, he was tasered in the left hip.
Ergle then complied and got into the patrol car.
GAME FEEDER STOLEN: On Oct. 19, Deputy Joseph Chastain was dispatched to Edgewater Court, Braselton, where a man said that during the past three weeks he had been hearing shooting behind his home. He subsequently found that his game feeder was missing.
PROWLER: On Oct. 21, Deputy Daniel Miller was dispatched about 2 a.m. to a home on Sheep Pasture Road, Commerce, where a man said he went outside to check on his dogs who were barking at something under his porch.
The 51-year-old man said he believed it was a person, so he ordered them to come out or he would sic his dog on them. The person refused, so the man sent his biggest dog under the porch, and the man ran out yelling and pleading for the man to call off the dog.
The man called for his dog to come back. The deputy searched the area, but could not find the prowler.
SPEEDER: On Oct. 20, a 38-year-old Pendergrass woman reported she was walking in Forest Lake subdivision when a pickup passed her at a high rate of speed, so she yelled at the driver. A short time later the truck came back, and she shouted to him that the speed limit was 25 mph.
The pickup stopped and the driver told her he was going 30 mph. When she said she was calling police, he yelled something at her and drove off.
BAD TEXTS: On Oct.18, a 45-year-old Jefferson Road woman reported that her sister sent her a text message calling her a liar and mentally sick. The deputy could not locate the offending sister.
PROBLEM WIFE: On Oct. 17, a 51-year-old woman reported that her boyfriend’s wife showed up uninvited at her home with three of her friends and demanded to come inside and get some clothing.
When the resident threatened to call police, the wife and her friends left.
ANTIQUE STOLEN: On Oct. 15, Deputy Joseph Chastain met with a resident of Beck Farm Road, Commerce, who reported that an antique milk can was stolen off her front porch. The can, about three feet tall, was from the 1930s, and had been purchased it in 1968.
WOMAN UPSET: On Oct. 15, a deputy met with Nicholson woman, who said her husband told her he would be working all weekend, but she found out he was actually in Florida with another woman.
The upset wife took his belongings and threw them in the yard. The 31-year-old man arrived at the house, gathered his belongings and told the deputy he was leaving.