DTF arrests man wanted by other agencies
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A traffic stop Tuesday afternoon ended with the arrest of a man wanted from Florida to Georgia.

The Bartow-Cartersville Drug Task Force K-9 deputy stopped a vehicle on Interstate 75 around 2 p.m. for traffic violations, DTF Commander Capt. Mark Mayton said in a release. After stopping the vehicle, the deputy learned that driver, Rodney Joe Oliver, was wanted by several law enforcement agencies for various offenses, including resisting arrest.

Oliver, 30, of 193 Salacoa Road, Fairmount, was taken into custody and transported to the Bartow County Jail for various traffic violations, including driving with a suspended license, failure to maintain lane, tail light requirement, cancelled registration, no insurance, open container, removing a tag to conceal identity, state probation violation, resisting arrest for Gordon County Sheriff’s Office and Fairmount Police Department, probation violation for Cobb County Sheriff’s Office, probation violation for Orange County, Fla., Sheriff’s Office, and failure to appear for Henry County Sheriff’s Office.

Pedestrian struck by hit-and-run driver

A woman struck by a vehicle in the parking lot of her apartment complex suffered visible injuries to the head and hand.

About 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, the 53-year-old was walking through the parking lot of her residence at 905 N. Tennessee St. when an SUV struck her and drove off, according to the report. Cartersville police located the woman lying in front of apartments 52 through 57. She told police she did not know what type of vehicle had hit her.

Video surveillance showed a dark Ford SUV — possibly green or black — enter the apartments at 1:31 p.m. and exit at 1:32 p.m. at a high rate of speed. The apartment managers said the vehicle had been there before but the occupants were visiting residents, not living there. According to the report, the managers believed the occupants were visiting a resident in the same building where the victim resides. None of the residents saw anything, the officer reported.

The victim’s roommate arrived on scene and informed the officer he would see them at the hospital, walked away and returned again to state he was the victim’s roommate.

The victim suffered visible injuries to the head and left hand. She was transported to Cartersville Medical Center for treatment.

Pharmacy employee admits to stealing pills

Cartersville police arrested a woman Tuesday after she admitted to stealing hundreds of dollars in prescription medication.

An employee at the Rite Aid told police he confronted Julia Nicole Dillon, 31, of Cartersville because he suspected she had been stealing medication from customer prescriptions for the “better part of the last month,” according to the report.

The man told police that 128 pills — from two 15mg amphetamine salts to 60 vicodin, valued at $506 — had been taken. Dillon had given a voluntary statement to the man who turned over a copy as evidence. She was arrested and charged with theft by taking.