Car break-ins reported in the city
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Oct 23, 2012 | 1475 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
More than $3,000 in cash and possessions was stolen over the weekend in five entering autos inside the city.

According to Cartersville police, a resident of Ridgeview Drive told an officer Saturday morning that someone had entered two vehicles between 6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday.

The man said the Dodge Dakota pickup and Chevrolet Tahoe were in the carport, unlocked, and each had been “gone through.” The only item missing was $20 in loose change from the truck.

In three separate incidents, automobiles on Massell Drive were entered overnight Saturday.

According to the reports, silver crosses were stolen from a Kia Rio; medication, cash, a camera, an iPod touch and a GPS system were taken from a Ford truck; and sunglasses and a cross were removed from a Pontiac Grand Am.

In the final report, a patron of the Waffle House on Joe Frank Harris Parkway said he was eating about3 p.m. Sunday when someone entered his Chevy Tahoe and removed a camera, a watch and medication. The vehicle was unlocked at the time.

Intoxicated man arrested after firing weapon

A Cartersville man was arrested Sunday night after he fired several rounds from the front porch of his girlfriend’s mother’s home.

According to the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office report, the girlfriend said Phillip Franklin, 21, had been attempting to text her all afternoon but was sending the messages to her mother’s phone.

The woman said about 9:30 p.m. Franklin came to her mother’s Penny Lane home to confront her about a key, which she said she did not have, and he left.

Franklin returned an hour later and was asked to leave. When the resident closed the door, Franklin allegedly fired at least four shots from a .9mm semi-automatic handgun. One round struck an adjacent residence at attic level and traveled into the house.

A deputy located Franklin, who was intoxicated, at the home he shared with the girlfriend. The weapon was not loaded but two rounds were in the magazine.

Franklin was arrested and charged with two counts of simple assault under the Family Violence Act, reckless conduct, discharging a firearm under the influence, discharging a firearm near a roadway, discharge of firearms on property of another, criminal damage to property in the second degree and carrying a pistol without a license.