On Dec. 14 a lost or mislaid property report was filed at Wal Mart, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a woman said while shopping at Wal Mart she believes she left her wallet at the store. The complainant said she remembered writing a check and showing her driver’s license to a clerk. The wallet contained checks and a driver’s license.
On Dec. 18 an invasion of privacy report was filed at James Madison Inn, West Washington St. According to reports, a man said someone was flying a drone over the hotel. Reports state that the complainant sent an employee outside and the employee located the drone pilot at Town Park. The complainant said the drone pilot was the son of an attorney who is currently involved in a lawsuit against the hotel complex. The complainant advised officers that there was both a hot tub and skylights on the roof of the hotel and that the drone flights and assumed photographs or video taken during the flights instituted an invasion of privacy. The drone pilot’s FAA license was photographed and given to officers.
On Dec. 19 a criminal attempt at theft complaint was filed at Travel Centers of America, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a truck driver stated that after he had spent the night in his truck he checked the trailer portion and observed that someone had broken a seal on a lock on the trailer. The driver said nothing appeared to be missing, however.
On Dec. 17 an entering auto complaint was filed at an Old Post Road residence. According to reports, a woman said when she opened her car she noticed someone had rummaged through the vehicle. The woman said $4 in change, $15 worth of various lottery tickets (barring no winner) and two cans of Pepsi were missing.
On Dec. 13 a theft by taking and forgery complaint was filed at a Commerce Drive location. According to reports, a man said a male had entered his place of business requesting work and then requested that the complainant sign a statement for the man’s “halfway house” verifying that he had been seeking employment. Later, the complainant said, he noticed that he was missing four pages of business checks from his checkbook. The complainant said a total of $3,173.14 worth of checks had been forged on his account.
Video surveillance allegedly shows the man coming back to the establishment without the owner’s knowledge. Video also shows that the man arrived in a gold-colored Ford 500 with a paper tag.