According to a Cartersville police incident report, a deer stand belonging to a Smith Road resident was stolen sometime between July 2 and July 7 when the victim was in the hospital.
The stand was identified as an API Grand Slam Camouflage Deer Stand valued at $400. The victim said he left the stand outside his garage July 2 and when he returned July 7, he saw the stand was gone. When the victim checked the woods behind his home, he saw two white males standing on a shed in his neighbor’s yard. However, he did not see them carrying any items at that time.
The victim said he approached the two men and one of them ran off. The victim told the remaining man they needed to leave the area.
According to the report, the victim stated he had once seen the two men sitting on a cooler and it appeared to him they were shooting some form of drug. He told them to leave the area during that encounter as well, the report continued. The victim also claimed the cooler the two men were sitting on was full of needles.
The victim was able to give the officer a description of the two men, who he said are always at a vacant shed in his neighbor’s yard. The victim said he was concerned about the men leaving needles in the yard and his children might find them. The victim also said he would check nearby pawn shops for the stand and he would call Cartersville police if he found any additional information.