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On May 2 a recovered stolen handgun report was filed at a Penor Street location. According to reports, officers had arrived at a Penor Street residence as part of a multi-jurisdictional arrest warrant sweep. While searching the residence, an officer located a pistol grip 12 gauge shotgun under a pile of clothes in a closet and a .38 caliber pistol located between a mattress and box springs in the same room. The serial numbers on the loaded shotgun had been scratched off but serial numbers on the pistol were visible. The pistol had been reported stolen in Newton County in 2013.

On April 29 a forgery of checks and larceny complaint was filed at a Commerce Street location. According to reports, a man said someone had used two of his checks at a liquor store. One check was for $46.72 and the other was for $4.27. On April 28 a larceny complaint was filed at a the Morgan County Senior Center, South Main Street. According to reports, a woman stated that someone had entered an office and removed petty cash from a money bag stored inside a desk drawer. On May 2 a larceny complaint was filed at Huddle House restaurant, Eatonton Road. According to reports, more than $2,700 in deposits from the restaurant that were supposed to be made to the bank were not made. Reports state that a local bank told a regional manager that four deposits had not been made at the bank. The restaurant manager told authorities that the deposits had been made and she would provide documentation. A day later, however, the manager said she could not locate the deposit slips but she maintained that the deposits had been made. On May 5 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Bramblewood Drive location. According to reports, a woman stated that someone had attempted to gain access to her apartment by kicking down the back door. A woman said she heard what sounded like someone kicking her back door and when she looked she observed a man known to her attempting to kick down the door. The attempt failed and the man fled when he saw the complainant.

On May 4 a larceny complaint was filed at Plainview Storage Units, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a woman stated that someone had removed a lock to a storage unit and removed two six inch American Indian bronze book ends, a 9 inch brass bell and three plastic containers filled with assorted antique pottery. The items are valued at $1,850. The woman said that someone had left five pairs of ladies boots at the unit. The boots were secured until the proper owner could be found. On April 30 a statutory rape complaint was filed at a Billups Street location. According to reports, the mother of a 14-year-old girl reported that she had reviewed a text message from a male that confirmed that the male had sexual intercourse with her daughter.

The teen told authorities that the male had taken her in a white pickup truck behind a Billups Street house and that the two had intercourse. On April 30 a fraud complaint was filed at a Walker Rose Lane location. According to reports, a man stated that after he returned home from vacation he noticed that someone had made several transactions using his bank account at various locations in Bronx, New York. On April 29 a larceny complaint was filed at a Monticello Road location. According to reports, a man said someone had removed 15 ratchet straps, 15 ratchet, eight 20’ chains, eight chain binders and 20 edge protectors from a trailer. On April 28 a burglary complaint was filed at a shoe repair shop on West Washington Street. According to reports, a man stated that a man known to him came to the shop and inquired on purchasing a pair of boots. The complainant said he told the man the boots were not for sale. The complainant said a day later his shop was burglarized but that the only thing missing were the pair of tan, rubber-soled men’s cowboy boots. On April 30 a family violence complaint was filed at a Micha Way location.

According to reports, a woman said that while she was holding her 6-month-old child, her ex-husband allegedly pushed her head against the wall several times after the pair had engaged in an argument around the man’s demand to view her “private” Bible. The woman said during the altercation she dropped her child onto the bed. The woman said the child was not injured and that the man left the residence. On April 29 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Micha Way location. According to reports, a woman reported that someone had attempted to enter her daughter’s bedroom. The woman said the window had been opened and two air fresheners had fallen to the ground. The sound woke the daughter who then reported the activity to her mother. The woman said earlier a man had stated that he would “come in” through the daughter’s window but then said he was joking.

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