Upon arrival the deputy met the complainant who stated as he was walking down Mission Road in the area of road no. 2 south, an unknown person in an unknown vehicle threw an item out of the window that almost struck the complainant. As the vehicle drove past the complainant, the complainanted stated he said, “Merry Christmas [expletive].”
As he continued walking, another vehicle pulled up beside the complainant and a man in his mid-30s and with a short hair cut emerged from the vehicle, pointed a gun at the complainant and said to not come by his house saying, “Merry Christmas [expletive].” The report states the complainant said the man never made any threatening remarks, just pointed a gun at him.
The complainant said he did not want to press charges and only wants a report to be on file.
AT&T equipment found
On Tuesday, Dec. 24, about 1:18 a.m., a BCSO deputy was dispatched to 5600 Highway 20, Cartersville, in response to a theft, according to an incident report. Upon arriving on the scene, the deputy met with the complainant who said he saw a vehicle parked on the Hampton Inn property and went to confront the owner of the vehicle, at which time the suspect/driver and suspect/passenger got out of the vehicle and left the scene.
The deputy checked the vehicle and found several tool bags and tool boxes with flashlights and gloves. In the bed of the truck, the deputy found two AT&T grounding anchor bases and in front of the vehicle he found a rolled and tied bundle of copper grounding straps from the AT&T cellular tower.
The deputy relocated to the AT&T cellular tower at 5614 Highway 20 where he found the outer gate to the cellular tower had been cut and several grounding straps had been cut.
He inventoried and towed the vehicle, which was turned over to Martin’s Towing on a vehicle impounded report with a hold for investigation.
He took photos of the vehicle outside and the interior with pictures of the stolen copper. On the trail behind the Hampton Inn, toward the cellular tower, the deputy found a freshly dropped cigarette butt which he took into evidence.
Boat removed, but not far
On Monday, Dec. 23, about 5:10 p.m., a BCSO deputy was dispatched to 32 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Kingston in reference to a burglary/criminal trespass/theft by taking report, according to an incident report.
Upon arrival, the deputy met with the complainant who said earlier in the day a friend called him to say the front door of his house was broken into. The complainant advised when he arrived on scene his older refrigerator was stolen and his aluminum boat was moved from its trailer to the front of the driveway.
He stated that he was last in his house, which is not occupied, around June. He said the boat, however, was in the appropriate place as of Wednesday, Dec. 18.
The deputy observed the boat trailer was turned on its side and that the trees next to it were freshly cut with what looked like a chainsaw or other cutting tool. He walked through the home, which was in disarray. The front door did not appear damaged but could be shook open when locked.
The complainant stated his friend heard a strange noise that morning and went to the complainant’s house to see what caused it. The friend told the complainant she saw someone leaving the driveway in a gray Ford Expedition.
The deputy was unable to make contact with the friend.