On Sept. 30 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Morgan Circle residence. According to reports, a woman reported that at 8:07 a.m. she walked to her 2006 Honda Accord and noticed a bullet hole in the driver’s side rear passenger window. The complainant said her children told her that a shooting had taken place in the neighborhood over night. Reports state that an officer believes the bullet may be lodged inside the door of the vehicle.
On Sept. 27 a sexual battery complaint was filed at the Ingles Fuel Station, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an 18-year-old girl told authorities that while she was at the fuel station clerk station to pay the clerk, a black male walked up behind her, made a remark about her shorts and grabbed her left buttock. The complainant said the male appeared to be roughly 60-years-old. The complainant said she looked at the store clerk and said “I don’t know this man.” The man bought a bag of ice and then got into a red Ford F 250 pickup truck that was pulling a trailer full of pine straw and was occupied by two Hispanic males. An officer spoke with the clerk who corroborated the complainant’s story. The complainant also provided the officer with an image of the man’s vehicle. The officer also reviewed store video surveillance and observed the man grab the woman’s buttocks, reports state.
On Sept. 26 a harassing phone call complaint was filed at a Commerce Street residence. According to reports, a woman said during a telephone conversation with her sister, her sister threatened to “come to her house and beat her (expletive, expletive).” The complainant said she was filing a report, in part, so she could also file a restraining order against her sister.
On Sept. 23 a burglary complaint was filed at a Mapp Street residence. According to reports, a man said when he came home at noon he noticed that a 39” Element television and a 62” unknown brand television were both missing from his house. The man said he had been gone from his residence since Sept. 20. Both televisions were in a room next to the kitchen. The items are valued at $2,000.
On Sept. 21 a financial transaction card fraud complaint was filed at a Maple Street residence. According to reports, a male juvenile told officers that someone had used his debit card without his permission. The juvenile said on Sept. 19 he was riding in a vehicle with a man who got stopped by officers for driving a vehicle without insurance. The juvenile said he was taken to his grandmother’s house and noticed that he did not have his debit card. The juvenile said he called the man and retrieved his card from the man. However, when he called his banking institution to check on a balance he was told that on Sept. 21 someone had made a $50 withdrawal from the account and that the juvenile only had $20 left in his account.
On Sept. 26 a vehicle fire report was filed at the Interstate 20, exit 113 east-bound exit ramp. According to reports, a man said he observed smoke coming from the battery compartment of his 1999 Porche Boxer. The man said he stopped and disconnected the battery but the smoke continued and eventually became a flame. An officer noted that when he arrived he and a Morgan County Sheriff’s Department deputy attempted to extinguish the fire with their fire extinguishers but failed. Eventually, the vehicle became engulfed in flames, reports state, and was extinguished by fire department personnel.
On Sept. 23 a theft by taking and criminal damage to property complaint was filed at TK Auto, Fairground Road. According to reports, a man said someone took a 2004 Chevrolet Colorado from the business. Reports state that the vehicle was recovered at 12:35 a.m. on Micha Way and was towed to Morris Wrecker Service. An attempt to take a golf cart was also made but failed. Reports state that the vehicle was removed from a secured, gated area by driving the vehicle through a fence.
On Sept. 24 a theft by taking complaint was made at Cracker Barrel, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man said while he was eating someone took his truck, trailer and a tractor loaded on the trailer. Reports state that video surveillance showed a black sedan pull into the parking lot and then follow the stolen Ford F 250 pickup truck from the premises. The truck was hauling a blue New Holland tracker, a New Holland loader, a bush hog, tools, a Stihl chanson, a deer stand and Porter cable drill set. All items are valued at approximately $37,000.