Man runs from police
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On Tuesday, a man monitoring a police scanner in his home knew law enforcement was on their way to arrest him and he was ready to run, according to a Bartow County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

At about 10:19 p.m., a BCSO deputy responded to a Staton Place residence to arrest Ralph Thompson on outstanding warrants. When met by the deputy in his driveway, Thompson, who had cameras and motion alarms in the driveway and who monitored a police scanner, ran.

The deputy reported Thompson tripped over a pile of logs during the pursuit to the residence’s wood line. The fall resulted in Thompson needing stitches for his knee, but there were no further significant injuries.

<*C>Fan, pots victims in domestic dispute

In a classic scene Wednesday night, a man’s items were thrown from the balcony of an apartment.

A Cartersville police officer was dispatched to Erwin North Apartments at approximately 7:14 p.m. in reference to a domestic dispute. When he arrived the officer found several broken flower pots and a fan laying on the ground in front of an apartment, according to the incident report. The officer met with the complainant, who said he and a woman were down at the lake earlier that day, drinking.

The complainant said he and the woman, later identified as Janet Elaine Webb, got into an altercation because Webb was allegedly talking to another man. The complainant claimed Webb broke the windshield of his Dodge truck, which he valued at approximately $290. According to the report, the complainant was unsure where the truck was damaged, but he thought it was in Cartersville.

The complainant also said Webb broke three large flower pots and a fan after they returned home.

Webb said, according to the report, the two of them had been drinking earlier in the day. However, Webb claimed a verbal altercation started when the complainant was looking at other women while they were at the lake. As they drove back home, Webb said she got out of the vehicle a number of times and the complainant picked her back up. During one of those times, according to the report, Webb said she broke the truck’s windshield by throwing a liquor bottle at it.

When the two arrived at the apartment, Webb said the complainant asked her to take his property outside. According to the report, Webb took his property and threw it off the balcony.

Webb was arrested and charged with criminal trespass. She was transported to the Bartow County Jail without incident.

@Bodycopy center bold:Break-in at Adairsville residence

At about 7:35 p.m. Wednesday, a BCSO deputy was dispatched to a Snow Springs Road residence in Adairsville in reference to a burglary that involved the theft of a wheel chair and gas can, according to an incident report.

Upon arrival, the deputy met with the complainant who stated unknown persons unlawfully entered two outbuildings at the residence and took a number of items totaling about $464.

The deputy reported a chain had been cut on one of the buildings with a door forced open and a screen pulled off the window.

All items were recovered, which included a wheelchair, tackle box, tool box and gas can.