Alert employees help avert disaster
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Cartersville firefighters hose down a wall at the Short Trip convenience store and laundromat, 165 Cassville Road. Units were on the scene at 1:30 p.m. when a fire ignited in an interior wall of the store. Alert employees used fire extinguishers to control the blaze until help arrived. SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News
Cartersville firefighters hose down a wall at the Short Trip convenience store and laundromat, 165 Cassville Road. Units were on the scene at 1:30 p.m. when a fire ignited in an interior wall of the store. Alert employees used fire extinguishers to control the blaze until help arrived. SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News
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Alert employees may have saved the Short Trip convenience store and laundromat, 165 Cassville Road, from being destroyed by fire. When equipment from Cartersville Fire Stations 1, 3 and 4 responded to the store at 1:30 p.m., the fire, which occurred when an electrical short ignited inside a wall of the laundromat, had been contained.

“Thankfully some quick thinking employees used fire extinguishers to keep it under control until we arrived,” said Battalion Chief Mark Bagley. “It could have been a lot worse.”

Six vehicles entered at company lot

A Bartow County deputy was dispatched to Taylor’s Transport, 1780 Highway 113, to investigate reports of auto break-ins at the company’s drivers parking lot. The complainant showed the deputy that the rear window of his vehicle had been smashed and items had been stolen. The deputy found five more vehicles that had been entered either by smashing a window, or where the vehicle had been left unlocked, but was unable to determine if anything had been taken because the drivers were on the road making deliveries. The managers at Taylor’s Transport were asked to notify returning drivers of the break-ins.

Deputies subdue suicidal man

Bartow County deputies answering a call to a domestic altercation found a man with a gun who was threatening suicide. The man was quickly subdued and handcuffed. As they searched him for the gun, the deputies found an “Altoids” tin in his sock. He said it contained jewelry but when the can was opened the deputies discovered a clear plastic bag filled with a crystal-like substance suspected to be methamphetamine. Also inside was a dollar bill filled with what appeared to be marijuana. The man was charged with possession of less than 1 ounce of marijuana and possession of meth. He was taken to the Bartow County Jail and the jail staff was made aware of his previous suicide threats.