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On August 18 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Reese Road location. According to reports, a man said he found a white Crown Victoria parked in his driveway. Reports state that the engine compartment was still warm but a search for a driver was unsuccessful. A wrecker was called to remove the vehicle but moments before the wrecker arrived the driver of the vehicle arrived and said that he had run out of gas. The driver said he thought he shared the driveway with the complainant. He was allowed to put gas in the vehicle and remove the vehicle. He was also issued a criminal trespass warning.

On August 11 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Reids Ferry Road location. According to reports, a woman said that she had recently forced her husband out of the house because of an alleged drug addiction. The woman said she does allow the man to come to visit his children. During the last visit, she alleged, the man took $500 cash and Xanax pills. The woman confronted the man and, reports state, he did not deny taking the items. The confrontation led to a domestic incident in Greene County and the complainant was advised to contact Greene County authorities to file a report.

On August 18 an injuring, tearing down or destroying mailbox complaint was filed at a Fears Road residence. According to reports, more than eight mailboxes had been destroyed in the Fears Road and Indian Creek Trail area. Reports state that the mailboxes appeared to have been struck by a vehicle sometime between August 16 and August 17.

On August 17 a 16-year-old male was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. According to reports, the teen allegedly struck a man on the arm at a dairy farm on Godfrey Road. The man said that he and the teen had argued earlier regarding the teen’s work habits when the teen had threatened to go home and return to shoot the man. The man said the teen became aggressive so he grabbed a broken shovel handle and used it to back the teen down. Later at a dumpster, the teen allegedly grabbed the same handle and struck the man with the shovel handle.

On August 17 an information report was filed at a Beaver Dam Road residence. According to reports, a man said after he came home after being away for a few days he noticed that his wife had rammed a locked gate securing their property in order to gain access to the property. The woman said after she had returned home after being gone a few days she noticed that the lock on the gate had been changed so she rammed the gate with her vehicle to gain entrance to the property.

On August 17 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Whispering Lakes Trail location. According to reports, two mail boxes were allegedly damaged by juveniles riding four wheelers in the neighborhood. Several neighbors where able to identify three young, white, males who rode the four wheelers through the neighborhood. Two of the victims observed the destruction of the mailboxes, reports state.

On August 17 a reckless conduct complaint was filed at a Dykes Road, Monticello. According to reports a man said while they were at a party a man began urinating in the yard in the presence of women and children. The complainant said he confronted the man regarding his behavior and the man grabbed him by the collar. The complainant said he pushed the man away. The next day at 5:30 p.m. the man returned to the complainant’s house, this time in three vehicle with six to eight Hispanic men and one Hispanic female. The group was in a black Lincoln Navigator, a black Honda Accord and a full size Chevrolet pickup truck. The men told the complainant that they had guns. The complainant told his son to call 911 and the men fled. As they fled, however, they allegedly fired 10 shots in the air at the end of the man’s driveway.

On August 16 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Fairplay Road location. According to reports, a man said someone had taken an antique blacksmith blower from his yard. The man said he was able to narrow down a suspect to the theft to a woman. The man said he contacted the woman and told her she had one day to return the blower or he would pursue prosecution. The man said the blower was then returned.

On August 16 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a West Main Street, Rutledge, location. According to reports, a woman said that someone attempted to enter her residence. The woman showed an officer a 1.5 foot long cut on a screen over a window.

On August 15 an entering automobile complaint was filed at a convenience store parking lot on Seven Islands Road, Buckhead. According to reports, a man said he had left his 2013 Lexus for 15 minutes to enter the store and when he returned approximately $5,000 of “high end” clothing and shoes had been removed from the vehicle. The man said $750 cash that he kept in the center console was also gone.

On August 14 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Fairplay Street, Rutledge, location. According to reports, a woman stated that someone had removed her mailbox.

On August 14 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Hawkins Avenue, Rutledge location. According to reports, a teen stated that when she went to her 1990 Cadillac Deville to go to school she noticed ashes on the outside of the vehicle and pry marks on the outside of the vehicle. The vehicle would not start and a fuse was missing.

On August 14 a cruelty to animals complaint was filed at a Sandy Creek Road location. According to reports, a woman alleged that one of her neighbor’s Pit Bulls had deep lacerations around its neck from being chained up. The woman provided photos of the dog which showed possibly infected wounds. That day neither the man nor his father said that there was a wounded dog on the property. The following day a representative of Morgan County Animal Control arrived and captured three Pit Bulls located at the property. The man then initially denied having an injured dog but then said the injured dog was located at a Flat Rock Road residence.

On August 12 a disturbance complaint was filed at the Relax Inn, Athens Highway. According to reports, a man said he walked to the Relax Inn to get $20 from his uncle but the uncle would not open the door. The man’s cousin arrived, reports state, and threatened to fight the complainant. The cousin said the complainant was angry because he had recently spent two months in jail and nobody in the family would assist him.. The uncle said he hid in the bathroom while the man banged on his door.

On August 12 Danny Wayne Roberts, 41, Latta, S.C. was arrested and charged with battery and simple battery and theft by taking. According to reports, officers responded to a distress call at Country Boy’s RV park, Eatonton Road. When they arrived a woman met them with both her eyes swollen shut. The woman said a man in the neighboring RV had pepper-sprayed her in the face and punched her. The woman’s boyfriend also had swollen eyes. A deputy went to the neigbhor’s RV and located the man. There was also a woman in the RV with a cut eye. Reports state that the woman with the man had been sitting outside complaining to the neighboring couple about the man beating her. The man allegedly came outside, grabbed the woman by the arm and started to drag her into the RV. The neighbor woman pepper sprayed the man but the man took the spray and applied it to the neighbor woman and to her boyfriend.

On August 12 a fraudulent telephone solicitation complaint was filed at a Bostwick Road, Bostwick location. According to reports, a man said an Arabic-sounding man had called repeatedly demanding that the complainant pay the IRS $2,645 that he owes from 2009. The man said he stopped work in 2006 and when they attempt to get more information regarding the alleged debt the caller becomes irate and hangs up.

On August 12 a theft by deception and criminal attempt to commit a felony complaint was filed at a Broughton Road, Newborn, location. According to reports, a woman alleged that on several occasions a man told the woman that he had completed work for a principal in a cattle company. The woman said each time she paid the man until the last request, which she checked with the principal and found the demands to be without merit. In total, the man collected $625 for work he allegedly did not complete.

On August 12 a verbal dispute complaint was filed at a Dixie Highway location. According to reports, a woman stated that her mother had come to the house to visit with grandchildren. The complainant said the mother was only allowed to be around the children when other adult supervision was present because the mother has a problem with drugs. The complainant said on the second day the mother consumed a bottle of liquor and began acting irrationally. She was then forced from the residence but was located at a nearby convenience store.

On August 11 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Jasmine Lane location. According to reports, a woman said someone had entered her residence and removed a pair of gold and diamond earrings and a matching gold and diamond pendant. The woman said she also had missed her old and diamond wedding set in the past but just assumed she had lost the items. The woman now believes those items were also stolen.

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