Landlord left with $36,000 clean-up fee
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An Acworth property owner met with a Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputy Monday after his tenant of five years vanished, leaving him with a severely damaged residence and $36,000 in clean-up fees.

According to the report, the property owner entered his rental property, located on Elm Drive, Acworth, and realized the inside had been completely destroyed. There were reportedly holes in the walls and interior doors were missing. There were missing light fixtures and plumbing fixtures as well.

The owner told the deputy that it seemed the residence had been struck by a tractor because the two halves of the mobile home were separated and the home had been knocked almost entirely off its foundation.

The former tenant allegedly ran a tree service and was cited by Bartow County Zoning for having an illegal dumpster for trees and other debris. The dumpster was left behind the residence. The property owner said he was going to have to pay to have it removed. One company quoted $36,000 for the removal.

The deputy advised the property owner to take pictures of the property and contact Bartow County Magistrate Court.

Vehicle vandalized overnight

On Monday, a deputy was dispatched to Apple Barrel Way, Taylorsville, in reference to property damage.

The complaintant said he woke up to his dogs barking at midnight. At 3:30 a.m., he left to go to work and allegedly found that his car had been damaged during the night.

The deputy reported seeing egg on the windshield, the tag lights pulled off, permanent marker on the driver side window that read “Tell her lier,” the word “lier” keyed into both the hood and the driver side door of the vehicle.

The complaintant had an idea of who committed the crime but no proof.

KPD seeks assistance in Kingston grocery burglary

In the early hours of Monday, the Kingston grocery was burglarized, with roughly $500 in currency taken from the cash register and gaming machines located inside the store.

Video footage shows one suspect enter the store between the hours of 4:15 and 4:35 a.m., and the person appears to be alone throughout the incident.

“Any information leading to suspects or an arrest in this incident would be greatly appreciated. Photos will be released soon upon retrieval from the store's security system, so please check back,” Kingston Police Department’s Facebook page read Tuesday.

Anyone with information may call KPD at 770-336-5507, or to leave an anonymous message, email or visit the office. Information received, in any form, may remain anonymous.