Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

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On July 5 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Price Mill Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that sometime between 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 4 and 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 5 someone took 70 large bales of hay from her property. The woman valued the bales at $50 per bale. A supplemental report stated that a real estate agent had allegedly given a man permission to cut and take the hay from the property. The complainant has now moved into a civil arena, reports state.

On July 3 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Price Mill Road residence. According to reports, a woman said a white and red pole saw was missing from her property. The complainant said her son had left the saw and a rake leaning against a van. The rake was found but the saw remains missing. The saw is valued at $500.

On July 2 an impounded vehicle complaint was filed at a Newborn Road location. According to reports, a deputy responded to a complaint that a 2014 Dodge Charger R/T was sitting on the side of the road. Reports state that when the deputy arrived he noticed that the vehicle was missing many parts, including the engine. The deputy found the information for the last owner of the vehicle and called. The owner eventually relayed to authorities that he had not seen the car since it was repossessed in January.

On July 2 a theft of a commercial vehicle and possession of stolen items complaint was filed at a Cox Road location. According to reports, a man said he saw vehicle lights in his pecan grove. The man said he drove to the grove to see who was on the property and a white Ford T 350 van left the property and pulled on Cox Road. The man said the van pulled into a Cox road residence and two men exited the van and approached the front door. the man said he exited his vehicle and told the suspects he had called 911. At that point, the two men jumped back into the van and sped away but after driving a couple of hundred feet the van struck a downed tree. Three men exited the van and fled on foot. The van’s owner arrived and reported that the van had been stolen at 3 a.m. from a lot behind the Verizon Wireless store, Eatonton Road.

On July 1 a damage to property complaint was filed at Interstate 20 near mile marker 110 location. According to reports, a woman said as she was traveling west a large black bird struck her windshield on the passenger side.

On July 1 a theft complaint was filed at a Dickson Road, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a man alleged that a tenant on the property had taken a red Craftsmen generator out of a shed. The complainant said only he and the tenant had access to the shed and that his property was placed on the left side of the shed and the tenant’s property was placed on the right side of the shed. A deputy contacted the tenant who denied all knowledge of the whereabouts of the generator.

On July 1 a fraud complaint was filed at a Brownwood Road residence. According to reports, a woman said someone had used her identity to purchase a phone from Verizon Wireless. The woman said Verizon Wireless refused to release the location where her personal information was used to purchase the phone.

On June 30 a financial transaction card fraud complaint was filed at a Price Mill Road residence. According to reports, a man alleged that someone had attempted to use his Discover card on three occasion for more than $400 but that on all three occasions the charges were denied. A charge for $75.91 to Domino’s pizza, on-line with Walmart for $313 and $1 on the app called Square. The man suspected that two females who live at his residence may know someone or had a part in the theft. 

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