On Sept. 26 a theft by taking complaint was filed at Red Roof Inn, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a woman said after she picked up another woman and her two children at a Jackson Street location and drove them to the Red Roof Inn and paid for two nights for the family to stay at the motel, she noticed items were missing from her glove box. Missing items include seven Mantra band bracelets, eight Chakra and Buddha bracelets and a gold ladies ring. A Regions Bank check was also missing, reports state. The complainant said the family is now residing somewhere in Covington.
On Oct. 1 a fraud complaint was filed at a Terris Drive residence. According to reports, a woman said she was alerted by her bank that someone was trying to use her debit card account to charge $1,100 at a Best Buy store. The woman said she reviewed her account and found that someone had taken $346.04. She told officers that on Sept. 30 she had purchased food at a fast food restaurant and the cashier had taken her debit card and walked away from the point of sale for “an unreasonable amount of time.”
On Sept. 26 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Cook Hill Road residence. According to reports, a man reported that after his step-daughter moved back into the family residence, he left the residence and when he returned his 2008 Mercedes and step-daughter were both missing. The man said his wife went to an apartment complex in Athens were the step-daughter frequents and allegedly observed the Mercedes but the vehicle sped away. The man said he later received a phone call from an unknown man demanding that the complainant provide money for the step-daughter to purchase a new car and a new residence or the Mercedes would be sold to a “chop shop” in Athens. The vehicle was entered into the Georgia Criminal Information Center as stolen.