No injuries in tractor trailer crash that snarls I-75 traffic for hours
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There were no injuries in a tractor-trailer crash Friday evening on I-75 at mile marker 280, but there were severe traffic delays.

Georgia State Patrol reports a 2011 Freightliner jackknifed at the Allatoona Road bridge about 9:45 p.m. Friday. The driver, George D. Skaer, 36, of Louisville, told the trooper he felt the vehicle begin to hydroplane and attempted to slow down. The vehicle traveled off the east shoulder, re-entered the roadway and began to jackknife. The vehicle then rotated and hit the guardrail.

The vehicle did not overturn and the interstate was back open at 11:30 p.m.

At 6:15 p.m. Friday there was a one vehicle wreck with no injuries on I-75 southbound. The driver lost control and spun off the shoulder, hit an embankment and several small trees.

There was another crash at 2:05 a.m. Saturday at mile marker 289, but a report is not available at this time.

Armed threats made

At approximately 6:58 p.m. Friday, a Bartow County Sheriff's Office deputy was dispatched to 495 Macedonia Road in Kingston in reference to a threat report. While en route, dispatch advised the deputy the complainant stated another man was en route to the residence with a gun.

Dispatch then advised the subject was in front of the complainant's residence with a black hand gun pointed at the complainant.

Several deputies made contact with the subject at 1810 Euharlee Road in Kingston -- Euharlee Baptist Church.

The complainant stated the subject was mad about a key for a hunting club and reported the subject called him and said, "I'm gonna come over there in 30 seconds. You will be dead or alive, either way I'm taking care of you."

He stated the subject then pulled over in the roadway in his black Chevy truck, exited the vehicle, pointed a black handgun at the complainant and threatened to shoot the complainant, using an expletive.

The subject then left after a car drove up and he flagged down the car.

The deputy also spoke with the passenger in the subject's truck about the incident. She continually denied the subject's involvement with the incident, also denying there were any weapons in the truck.

Weapons were found and both the subject and passenger were transported to the Bartow County jail.

Church prowler

At approximately 9:30 p.m. Friday, a Bartow County Sheriff's Office deputy was dispatched to 7034 Glade Road/Son-Shine Baptist Church in Acworth in reference to a burglary in progress.

The complainant said at about 9 p.m. he observed a white male with brown shorts and cowboy boots looking around the vehicles in front of the food bank at the church. The complainant also stated after he approached the subject to see if he needed help, the subject began cursing at him, got on a bicycle and left.

There was nothing missing and there was no damage to vehicles at the time of the report.

Thieves steal porch swing

On Friday at approximately 4:38 p.m., a Bartow County Sheriff's Office deputy responded to a burglary report at 661 Hall Station Road in Kingston.

Upon arriving at the scene, the deputy met with the complainant who said that sometime between the incident dates and times, an unknown person or persons had broken into the complainants vacant residence, but there was nothing to steal, so the subject or subjects stole the porch swing.