Jackson County police blotter

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents:

THEFT: On Sept. 22, a resident of Georgia Highway 124, Jefferson, reported the theft of a red 1988 Chevrolet 1500 truck from his yard. The thief also took a pack of cigarettes and lighter left in the carport and a weed eater.

BURGLARY: On Sept. 22, Deputy John Drossman was dispatched to Lords Mill Road, where a man reported he came home to find his home burglarized. The thief pried open a window to gain entrance. The man recently obtained $2,000 in an inheritance, which he hid in the house, but the intruder found and took the money.

BURGLARY: On Sept. 22, Deputy Stephen Thomason was dispatched to Prospect Church Road, where a home was burglarized. A 46-inch TV, a 300-caliber rifle, a .40-caliber pistol, a surround sound system, a Playstation game system, a lap top computer and air conditioner were among the items stolen.

HARASSMENT: On Sept. 22, Deputy Steven Bradberry met with employees at the Dairy Queen in Jefferson, where numerous harassing telephone calls are being made. The person uses profanity as they make large orders for chicken biscuits and ice creams. A telephone number was provided to the deputy to investigate.

ASSAULT: On Sept. 22, Deputy Tommy Haynes was dispatched to a home on Athens Highway, Jefferson, where a 61-year-old woman reported she was lying in bed and a man, who was drunk, came in and began calling her derogatory names and grabbed her head while he cussed her. The deputy confronted the suspect, who was intoxicated and had difficulty getting up, but he also called the officers names as they placed him custody. Milton Wesley Marlow, 72, was charged with battery.

THEFT CHARGED: On Sept. 21, Deputy Steven Bradberry was dispatched to Chico’s in Tanger Outlet Mall in Commerce, where an employee was accused of taking money from the store by using her personal credit cards to make transactions. The business was able to trace the transactions, which totalled $11,193. The employee, Quinisha Denise Smith, 30, of Pendergrass, was confronted and she confessed to taking the money. She also admitted the theft to the deputy. She was charged with theft by conversion and placed in custody.

GUN FOUND: On Sept. 21, a Hochton man called the sheriff’s office to report he found a .25-caliber pistol lying on the side of Lewis Braselton Boulevard at Henry Braselton Drive. The gun was not reported stolen and was placed in evidence.

THEFT CHARGED: On Sept. 19, Deputy Conrad Davis was dispatched to the Nike store at Tanger Outlet Mall in Commerce, where an employee was accused of taking $3,000 worth of Nike gift cards. The store had copies of the transactions and a written statement from the suspect, where she admitted taking the cards. Alexandra Elizabeth Smith, 21, of Jekyll Island, was charged with theft by taking.

WOMAN ARRESTED: On Sept. 19, Deputy Joseph Chastain was dispatched to a home in Nicholson, where a man came home and found a woman inside the house sitting in a chair eating one of his father’s yogurts. The man drew his gun and told her to stay put while he called 911. When the deputy arrived, the woman said she was there taking care of the homeowner’s dogs. When the officer began looking through some papers she carried to identify her, she lunged at the deputy and jerked the papers away. The deputy retrieved the papers, but the woman later lunged at him again and tried to bite him. The woman was then placed in custody and taken to jail. Kimberly Lynn Loggins, 50, of Old Highway 441, Nicholson, was charged with burglary, felony obstruction, and giving a false name and date of birth.

BURGLARY SUSPECT: On Sept. 18, Deputy Kevin McCook was dispatched about 10:25 a.m. to Moons Bridge Road, Hoschton, where a man called to report that a vehicle was parked at the gate leading to his property. The deputy went onto the property where there was a camper, utility buildings and a barn. The officer began clearing each building and the owner noticed that pad locks had been removed and contents were disturbed. As the deputy looked through the barn, he found a man hiding under a blanket on a couch. The man was placed in handcuffs and backup was called. The man told the officer he thought the property was abandoned and he was taking only what he needed to survive as he was homeless. Pavel Joseph Bomar, 25, of Elan Drive, Alpharetta, was charged with burglary and trespassing.

DOG STOLEN: On Sept. 18, Deputy Daniel Miller was dispatched to meet with a Commerce man, who said a man stole his pet Chihuahua. The deputy located the suspect at a barbecue restaurant and the man explained he went to the house and took the dog because it belonged to his ex-wife. However, the complainant alleged the ex-wife gave him the dog. The deputy told the man he needed to return the dog to avoid any more conflict. The man returned the dog to the deputy, who gave it to the ex-wife. He explained the ownership of the dog would be determined through a civil process.