Wildfires set in Acworth
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At approximately 10:35 p.m. Thursday, a Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to Scenic Mountain Drive, in Acworth, in reference to wildfires being set.

According to the incident report, the deputy reported firefighters advised him they heard voices and all-terrain vehicles in a nearby wooded area. The report states the deputy, with assistance, was able to stop one of the ATVs.

The driver of the ATV stated he did not know anything about the fires and he had just met the two other drivers that day, but smelled of alcohol and after consenting to a search, the deputy uncovered a small amount of marijuana on his person.

The report states the driver was arrested and gave the deputy the names of the two drivers he claimed to had just met. While waiting on a tow truck to arrive, the report states the arrestee’s phone rang several times and the calls were from one of the two drivers.

The deputy reportedly answered one of the calls and was hung up on by the caller. The driver later called back and advised the deputy of his address.

There is no additional information at this time.

Assault at Wells Fargo

At approximately 1:25 p.m. Thursday, a Cartersville Police Department officer responded to Wells Fargo, 499 E. Main St., in reference to an assault report.

According to the incident report, the complainant told the officer he exited his vehicle when something or someone struck him. He stated when he woke up on the ground, his wallet containing $1,700, along with his credit cards and driver’s license, was gone.

After being transported to Cartersville Medical Center, the complainant told the officer that prior to the robbery he had been shopping at Lowes and Wal-Mart where he paid in cash.

Man arrested for financial fraud

According to Sheriff Clark Millsap, Bryan Guzman, 20, of Cartersville, has been arrested on five counts of financial transaction card fraud.

Guzman, while being employed by a local insurance company, took the credit card number of a client and attempted to make five different online purchases totaling $2,917.93 between April 12 and April 16.

Guzman was taken to the Bartow County Jail and has been released on a $12,500 bond.