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On April 24 an affray complaint was filed at a Hollis Street, Rutledge location. According to reports, deputies responded to a report of juveniles fighting. When they arrived, reports states, several juveniles fled the area. Deputies were given identification of the juveniles by neighbors and a deputy stopped a burgundy sedan near the intersection of Dixie Highway and Confederate Avenue that had five juveniles in the vehicle who told the deputy they had travelled to Rutledge to engage in a fight with other juveniles who had challenged them while at school.

The vehicle was turned over to the mother of the driver, who was cited for violating the requirements of an instructional permit before he was released. On April 25 a counterfeit money complaint was filed at the Country Store, Sandy Creek Road. According to reports, a man said the day prior he had been shopping at the store and had refused a torn $5 bill as change.

He said the clerk gave him another $5 bill but that when he returned the following day and attempted to make a purchase, the clerk told him the bill was counterfeit and not acceptable. The complainant said he attempted to argue that he had received the bill at the store a day prior but the clerk would not relent. Reports state that serial numbers on the bill do not match.

On April 25 an animal at large complaint was filed at a Flat Rock Road location. According to reports, a man told a deputy that three Pit Bull dogs had chased his son back into his yard. The man said that he grabbed a set of jumper cables to swing at the dogs but the dogs fled. Two other men told the deputy that they too had had altercations with the dog and that the dogs’ owner refuses to secure the dogs.

The deputy left a note at the house of the dogs’ owner but as of yet has not been contacted by the owner. On April 24 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a River Woods Drive, Buckhead location. According to reports, a man said when he arrived at his weekend residence, he noticed several things missing from his backyard and that some of his property had been damaged. According to reports, the complainant recovered some of his missing items in a wooded area behind his house and also recovered a machete, an axe, three Mexican coins and a BB gun.

The man said he put those items on his front porch and, later, they were missing. The man said he suspects local juveniles and that he would speak with their parents. A metal fire pit was damaged, a window was broken and a dock light was shattered too. On April 24 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Dixie Highway location. According to reports, a man stated that someone had entered his residence and tried to shut off his power.

The man said he suspects another man who is renting a house on the property and is behind on the rent. The complainant said on April 23 he shut the power off to the renter’s house and he believes that the attempt to shut his power off was in retaliation. On April 23 a harassing phone call complaint was filed at a Wildflower Lane location. According to reports, a woman said that after she and her daughter worked at a concession stand at Morgan County High School the daughter received a text message from a juvenile girl threatening physical harm once school started again.

On April 23 a burglary complaint was filed at a Pine Tree Circle location after a man reported that someone had picked a lock on his door, entered his residence and watched a movie on his computer before leaving a Kay Jeweler box that contained a silver necklace and a pair of matching silver earrings. On April 22 an entering auto and criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Mission Road location.

According to reports, a woman said someone had removed a black flashlight from her vehicle and left a yellow “windup” flashlight. The woman said someone had entered her daughter’s vehicle and removed a bottle of Moonlight Path perfume. The woman said she took the yellow flashlight to a neighbor’s house and asked the neighbor if the flashlight belonged to his children.

Initially, the woman said, the neighbor said the flashlight did belong to his children but when the woman told him that someone had broken into her vehicle and left the light, the man said he was not sure who the yellow flashlight belonged to. On April 22 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Wallace Road, Rutledge, location. According to reports, a man said someone had left tire marks in the parking lot of Wallace Grove Baptist Church. On April 22 a financial transaction card fraud complaint was filed at a Lower Apalachee Road location.

According to reports, a woman said she received a phone call from her bank who alerted her that while a purchase was being made in Watkinsville using her account a purchase was also being made in Raleigh, N.C. using the same account. The woman said she had made the Watkinsville purchase but not the other.

In total, four purchases were made in Raleigh totaling $170. On April 21 a burglary complaint was filed at Hammerhead Tattoo, Eatonton Highway. According to reports, a deputy responded to a report of a shattered front window at the establishment at 10 p.m. The owner arrived and told the deputy that someone had taken two Time Machine Invader tattoo machines, a Box power supply and numerous bottles of tattoo ink.

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