On Feb. 5 a warrant for burglary and obstruction was issued against Melissa Dawn Skomer, 33, unknown address. According to reports, a woman alleged that Skomer came to her Second Street, Bostwick residence at 6:30 a.m. and said she had been out in the cold all night. The complainant alleged Skomer entered by removing a taped piece of cardboard off a window that Skomer had allegedly previously broke. After she entered, the complainant said, Skomer profanity and pulled a phone cord out of a wall while the complainant was calling 911. The woman alleged that Skomer then slapped her in the face and left.
On Feb. 4 Trey Edward Jajko, 33, Bogart was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine. According to reports, a deputy was called to the eastbound lane of Interstate 20 near the Buckhead exit in reference to a man walking westbound on the eastbound emergency lane. When the deputy arrived, reports state, he observed Jajko “walking in a strange manner.” Jajko allegedly told the deputy that his truck had run out of gas and that his wife was waiting for him in his truck. He then requested to get in the deputy’s patrol car because he had been walking in the rain and was cold. Prior to allowing him in the car, the deputy attempted to pat down Jajko and, at one point, noticed that he had dropped a small plastic bag of suspected methamphetamine. He also was “making strange facial expressions and movements like someone under the influence.” A second deputy located Jajko’s truck and found a woman in the truck. The truck was towed and the woman was transported to the Morgan County Detention Center. Once at the detention center, Jajko allegedly struck his head against a brick wall and requested that deputies beat him.
On Feb. 2 David Allan Nash, 29, Mansfield was arrested and charged with forgery. According to reports, Nash was arrested after a vehicle in which he was a passenger was stopped by a Georgia State Patrol trooper on Interstate 20. Consequent to the stop, the trooper learned that Nash had outstanding warrants against him in Jasper County. While Nash was being detained, a deputy located two counterfeit $20 on Nash’s person. Nash said he had received the counterfeit bills from a friend during the sale of an automobile but that he was afraid to contact police because of the warrants.
On Feb. 3 a theft by taking complaint was filed at The Creek at Hard Labor Golf Course, Knox Chapel Road, Rutledge. According to reports, a 15-year-old male told authorities that while he was inside the golf shop eating for approximately 15 minutes, someone took his Taylor Made golf bag and its contents. The teen’s father estimated the value of the bag and its contents at $1,800. An employee said he observed a red pickup truck drive slowly through the parking lot and leave during the time of the theft.
On Feb. 2 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Apalachee River road residence. According to reports, a man said sometime between 9 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. someone entered his property and took a 1992 Hooper trailer.
On Feb. 2 a theft by taking complaint was filed at Morgan County Primary School, East Avenue. According to reports, a teacher reported that while she was out of her classroom with her class, someone entered the room and took prescription medication from the teacher’s purse. Video surveillance showed a school employee, reports state, enter the room and then leaving while apparently eating something while walking down a hall. The victim later said that she did not want to press charges because, in the past, she had allowed the employee to have some of her medication and that she had received diet prescription medication from the employee in the past.
On Feb. 2 a theft by taking complaint was filed at an Athens Highway residence. According to reports, a man said someone entered his property and removed a 2012 Kawasaki KRT1750 ATV. The vehicle is valued at $9,000 and was parked behind a large bush in the backyard.
On Feb. 1 a burglary complaint was filed at an Atlanta Highway, Rutledge residence. According to reports,a woman said while she was cleaning out her garage she noticed someone had taken two bicycles; a purple 26” bike and a smaller pink and purple bike with training wheels.
On Jan. 31 a lost property report was filed at a Plainview Road residence. According to reports, a woman said she had lost her loaded Smith and Wesson .38 caliber pistol. The woman said she last saw the pistol two years ago and it was loaded.
On Jan. 30 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road residence. According to reports, a woman said her brother’s dog, who she had been watching while the brother was in the hospital, was missing. The dog was described as a black mixed female Pit Bull.
On Jan. 29 Samuel Ridge, 59, Madison was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine. The arrest was made at Country Boy’s RV Park, Eatonton Road. No other information was made available regarding the arrest.