Law Enforcement: Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

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On January 13 a criminal attempt to commit burglary complaint was filed at an Old Buckhead Road, Buckhead, location. According to reports, a deputy responded to an alarm activation. The deputy contacted the property owner who told the deputy he was in Atlanta. Two deputies searched the property and observed that someone had attempted to enter the property through a barn window but had failed. The area was secured.

On January 12 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Fairplay Road, Bostwick location. According to reports, a man stated that someone had opened the door to an unsecured shed and turned on a light.

On January 12 an animal incident report was filed at a Seven Islands Road location. According to reports, a man stated that when he walked to his chicken coop he noticed that two Red Island Red hens were dead and a red and brown Pit Bull dog was standing near the coop and that wire to the coop had been pulled back. The man said the dog fled his yard and ran toward a neighbor’s house. The man said he followed the dog and told the neighbor that if the dog came back onto his property he would “take care of it.” The man said there have been incidents in the past with the neighbor. A day later another deputy responded to the same location after the man reported that a female Pit Bull had come onto his property and killed chicken. The man said he observed the chicken in the dog’s mouth and that he then shot the dog several times with a shotgun. The man said the dog did not release the chicken and fled. A woman told a deputy that she had left the dog at the neighbor’s house and that the occupants had been taking care of the dog. The woman said the dog was missing. The deputy told her that a dog matching the woman’s dog’s description had recently been shot several times and had yet to be located. The woman said it was possible the dog belonged to her.

On January 10 a burglary complaint was filed at a Riden Road location. According to reports, a deputy responded to a burglary report and an intoxicated victim told him his residence had been “ransacked.” The man said, primarily, his Chihuahua dog named “Sir Winston” was missing. The man said a 43” Sanyo television and Mac Book computer were also missing but he primarily wanted his dog returned. There were no signs of forced entry into the house, reports state.

On January 10 a domestic violence complaint was filed at a Riden Road location. According to reports, a man told a deputy that he and his wife of three months were constantly arguing. The wife said this argument started when the man asked the wife when she was going to start helping with the bills. The woman said the man then tried to remove her wedding ring. Neither person agreed to leave the residence until the situation calmed down and both were advised to contact the Morgan County Magistrate judge and to stay away from each other while they were at the house.

On January 10 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at an Old Buckhead Road, Good Hope, location. According to reports, a log truck driver reported that after he had made a wrong turn he had attempted to back into a church’s driveway to turn around and he damaged a portion of curb in the church driveway.

On January 9 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Mergendollar Road, Good Hope, location. According to reports, a man told a deputy that someone had been entering his property and removing gasoline from the four vehicles, two boats and three four-wheelers he keeps on the property. The man said his son had observed some youths flee the area on four-wheelers one day. The man said approximately 20 gallons of gasoline had been taken.

On January 9 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Chivers Avenue, Buckhead location. According to reports, a man stated that while he was sitting in his sunroom he observed a white male wearing a white collared shirt with faded blue jeans “sneaking” around his carport. The man said the male appeared to be very cautious and stayed in the carport for approximately two minutes before he noticed the man and fled. The complainant said the suspect entered a blue Ford Escort with a large dent on the front left fender and left toward the Buckhead Fire Department.

On January 7 theft by taking complaint was filed at the Golden Pond convenience store, Newborn Road, Rutledge. According to reports, a man reported that at 3:22 a.m. someone in a dually pickup truck dropped a man off at the convenience store and then the man cut a lock and chain to a propane tank locker. Reports state that a propane tank valued at $53 was taken. A deputy was able to identify some of the markings on the dually pickup truck.

On January 6 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Shady Side Lane location. According to reports, a man stated that his uncle had entered his property and removed, without permission, several fuses located inside a fuse block located on a Ford Taurus that was on jacks in the front yard while the complainant worked on the vehicle.

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