The following are summaries of recent incidents or calls for assistance to which Barrow County Sheriff's Office deputies responded.
Tenant threatens to burn rental home fixtures, ceiling fans
On Jan. 8, a deputy met with an employee of a realty company who said his attempts to get one of the company’s tenants to pay January’s rent had been unsuccessful. According to an incident report, the complainant told the deputy the tenant had left a voicemail on his phone saying, “I will burn the [expletive deleted] down if you want me to.” When the deputy later spoke to the tenant, the man said he had left a voicemail and was angry but had only threatened to burn the ceiling fans and fixtures inside the home. The complainant did not press charges against the tenant.
Woman reports someone may have been in her home and taken a shower
On Jan. 8, a Winder resident told a deputy she thought someone had been in her home and had taken a shower — she said the bathroom window was open and was “fogged up.” The complainant was advised to call 911 if she noticed anything else suspicious.
Man previously arrested and charged with pandering reports theft
A man who was arrested Jan. 3 and charged with pandering reported Jan. 7 that two bottles of the medication Lortab and a drill with a battery and charger were taken from his vehicle, which had been impounded when he was arrested.
Dispute over horses and dogs
Two residents of Mitchell Drive in Winder had a dispute Jan. 7, with one resident reportedly threatening the other’s horses, saying he was going to “blow them away,” according to an incident report. That man told a deputy the other resident — the woman who told the deputy her horses had been threatened — shot his dog. No arrest was made and no charges were filed at the time the dispute was reported.
Message from deceased husband
A Winder woman reported Jan. 5 that her daughter’s ex-boyfriend knocked on her door and told her he had a message from her deceased husband. When she told him to leave, the ex-boyfriend advised an individual was about to be released from jail and was going to come to the woman’s residence. Concerned for her safety, the woman filed a report with the BCSO.
Kicked by a cow
On Jan. 4, a deputy responded to a Regency Drive residence in reference to a child having been kicked in the face by a cow. According to an incident report, the child had dirt on his face and was “rattled” but uninjured. Emergency services personnel checked the child’s injuries and determined there was no need for additional medical assistance. The owner of the cow was not positively identified.
A Bethlehem resident reported Jan. 4 that he had sent a money order to an individual in Missouri on Nov. 19, 2012, in exchange for a Beagle puppy. According to the complainant, he stayed in contact with the seller, who agreed to not cash the money order before the puppy had arrived. When the complainant received confirmation on Dec. 1, 2012, that the money order had been cashed and he had no puppy, he attempted to contact the seller, who reportedly refused to accept the calls.
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