Middlebrook Drive death under investigation
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The Bartow County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 25-year-old man.

According to a BCSO press release, deputies and emergency medical personnel responded to 47 Middlebrook Drive at 11:02 a.m. Friday morning in response to a possible death. When they arrived, a 25-year-old man was discovered outside. He was partially clothed.

First responders found him deceased. BCSO investigators responded and, although the cause of death is not yet known, no foul play is suspected at this time, according to the release.

Sheriff Clark Millsap said further investigation will rely on results from a medical examiner report. The man’s name has not been released at this time pending verification of next of kin notification.

@Bodycopy center bold:440 feet of copper pipe stolen from park bath house

Approximately 440 feet of copper wire was stolen from a park bath house Friday morning, causing an estimated $10,000 worth of damage.

On Friday, at 10:27 a.m., a deputy was dispatched to 5983 Glade Road, Acworth, in reference to a burglary report.

The deputy met with the park ranger who said that an unknown subject broke into the bath-house during the night and took approximately 300 feet of half-inch copper pipe, 140 feet of two-inch copper pipe, three gate valves and caused around $10,000 worth of property damage to the building. Copper pipe was cut from the wall, all the insulation was torn off and a hole was made in the ceiling.

The park host told the deputy he had conducted a property inspection on Thursday and “knew for a fact that the bath house was still boarded up and closed for the season,” according to the report.

The deputy observed forced entry where a cutting tool was allegedly used to force open the lock on the roll-down security door. The copper pipe was taken from the middle room and was cut away from the wall.

After further investigation, it was found that the man’s bathroom also was forcefully entered, through the ceiling. While nothing appeared to be missing from the room, there was a significant amount of property damage.

Fingerprints, sweat, hair and blood were all found on scene and taken into evidence. The incident has been turned over to an investigator.