Suspicious man allegedly impersonates police officer
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Jan 01, 2013 | 1794 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A man in a gray Kia was allegedly impersonating an officer in the area of Groovers Landing, Acworth, on Sunday afternoon.

The complaintant said he saw a gray Kia Optima drive into his neighborhood and drop off a white man near the rear of the mobile home park. According to the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the vehicle drove away and then returned a short time later when it slowly drove past the complaintant’s home.

The complaintant walked outside and confronted the driver. He asked why the driver was acting so suspicious. According to the incident report, the driver allegedly held up a hat with a toy badge on it and said he was a police officer working undercover. The complaintant argued with the driver, and when the complaintant said he was going to call 911, the suspect said he was going to fight the complaintant, according to the report.

The complaintant said he was not scared of the suspect and reportedly told the suspect to get out of the vehicle if he thought he could win the fight.

The suspect then left the neighborhood without the other man he dropped off. According to the report, after the suspect left, the other man ran out of the woods behind the trailer park toward the entrance.

A short time later a red Nissan Sentra reportedly drove through the neighborhood at a high rate of speed with the suspect sitting in the vehicle’s passenger seat. According to the complaintant, it seemed as though they were looking for the other man.

The deputy searched the area but did not find a red or gray vehicle.

Kingston post office vandalization continues

A Bartow County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to the Kingston Post Office at 25 W. Main St. Sunday afternoon in reference to criminal trespassing.

According to the incident report, the deputy saw a window in the front door was broken. Once inside the building, the deputy saw the main door to the post office was not breached, but the door and windows were covered with the remains of an air freshener. The deputy also saw several items that were torn off the wall and thrown onto the floor.

Kingston Police Chief Clay Patterson was informed of the incident and photos of the scene were submitted into evidence.

The post office has been the target of vandals a handful of times since June, including over the Christmas holiday. Kingston police are seeking assistance from the public in the matter. Anyone with information is asked to call 770-336-5507, email, send the department a Facebook message or visit the department.