Hardee’s employee reports truck hitting concrete pole on Feb. 2
An employee of the Hardee’s on Lee Street told officer Richard Maddox on Feb. 2 that a truck struck a concrete pole by the drive-thru overnight, damaging the sidewalk underneath.
I-75 driver reports running over wheel, damaging vehicle
An I-75 driver told officer Jeremy Malone on Feb. 3 that he ran over something that damaged the underside of his truck near the Lee Street exit. Malone saw what appeared to be part of a wheel and rim stuck underneath the engine. A tow truck had to be called.
Piedmont Hills Apts. resident reports two cars egged on Feb. 3
A Piedmont Hills Apartments woman told officer David Asbell on Feb. 3 that someone egged her 2015 Chrysler 200 and her fiance’s 1991 Acura sometime early that morning. She said it could have been her ex. The property manager said there had been other eggings on the property and she thinks it’s a group of kids.
West Main St. woman reports father missing after So. Georgia trip
A West Main Street woman told officer Jeremy Malone on Feb. 3 that her father had gone to South Georgia but had not returned to his home in Spalding County as expected. She was instructed to call authorities in his hometown to report him missing.
Motel manager reports receiving threatening texts from ex-worker
A LaQuinta Inn manager told officer Jeremy Malone on Feb. 3 that he she had fired two employees and a third had quit, and that the one who quit had sent her threatening text messages. The manager blocked the former employee on Facebook and on her phone.
Walmart employee reports customer stole computer, TV, satchels
Walmart’s security manager told officer David Asbell on Feb. 3 that someone had stolen a computer, a 43” TV and two satchels, valued at $1,055 total, the night before. The manager said the police department already had a case against the suspect and they would recognize him on the video.
Alpharetta driver charged with speeding after I-75 South stop
An Alpharetta man was arrested for speeding (105 mph), driver to exercise due care, failure to yield for an emergency vehicle and driving without a valid license on I-75 on Feb. 3. Forsyth officer Kevin Powell saw a black Ford SUV going 98 mph on I-75 South at the Lee Street exit and tried to make a stop. The suspect sped up to 105 mph before finally stopping south of the Hwy. 18 exit. The driver could only produce an “international driver’s license” and was taken to jail. He didn’t say why he waited so long to stop.
Forsyth Tractor Supply employee reports teens trying to enter store
A Tractor Supply employee told officer Kim Barnett on Feb. 5 that she had parked her car to open the store when she saw four juveniles spending several minutes trying to open the locked door to the store, and also crawling behind the store carts. When she confronted them they said they were trying to charge a cell phone. She told them to go elsewhere to charge their phone and they responded they would go wherever they wanted. They left and she called 911. She said they have problems with the kids every day. A school resource officer recognized some of the kids on the videotape and said they had already been told not to come onto the property. Tractor Supply said it did want to file charges.
Man sitting in rain at Ingles lot charged with public intoxication
Forsyth officer Kim Barnett found a white man sitting on the pavement in the pouring rain at the Ingles gas pumps on Feb. 6. Asked what he was doing, the man asked, “Is it against the law to sit here?” The man smelled of alcohol and slurred his speech and Barnett asked if there was someone who could pick him up. He said there was and gave a number but it didn’t work. It took him two minutes to find his ID and he became agitated and argumentative, so Barnett arrested him for public intoxication. When he got to the jail the suspect began yelling, “We ain’t in Monroe County!”
Florida man arrested for cocaine possession at High Falls State Park
A 55-year-old white Orlando, Fla. man was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine after an incident at the High Falls Park campground on Feb. 6. At about 4:26 p.m. on Feb. 6, Cpl. Thomas Haskins, Dep. Jake Justice and Dep. Teldric Middlebrooks went to High Falls Park campground on Towaliga River Drive where a male Department of Natural Resources Officer said four occupants of an RV were involved in a domestic dispute and one of the occupants was armed. Deputies determined there were two men and two women outside of the RV. One of the men told deputies that he and the other man had gotten into a small argument but that it had been resolved. The man then told deputies he had a Mossberg MC1 9 mm. handgun inside his black 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. The other man then told deputies the same story. However, when the man opened the door to his truck, Haskins smelled marijuana coming from inside. The man then denied having anything illegal inside his truck and lunged inside and reached for the center console. When Haskins told the man to exit his truck, he said he was just “getting papers.” Haskins then pulled on the man’s jacket to get him away from the truck, and Middlebrooks saw the man had something in his hand. When the man opened his hand, deputies found two pieces of suspected crack cocaine. Haskins told the man to dump the cocaine out onto his front seat as deputies then determined the man was a convicted felon. When Haskins asked the driver why he had a gun if he was a convicted felon, the man replied, “Everything is a felony nowadays.” Haskins then found on top of the center console a green container with white drug residue inside of it. Deputies then took the man to the Monroe County Jail, where he was also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
Salon owner’s daughter reports writing on wall of Juliette business
At about 8:33 a.m. on Feb. 7, a Forsyth woman told Cpl. Jake Justice that Shirley’s Beauty Salon on Bowdoin Road had been vandalized. The woman, whose mother owns the salon, said a sentence had been written on the back side of the building referring to “Georgia Power, and people lying for money.” The woman said a male neighbor told her the incident occurred between 7 p.m. on Feb. 5 and 7 a.m. on Feb. 6.