A Statham woman called the sheriff’s office after receiving a disturbing visit from a neighbor.
The woman said the neighbor stopped by and asked if he could come inside her house. The man said he was afraid to go to his own home because there were demons there. The woman allowed him to enter and observed that the man appeared to be intoxicated. After she assured him that everything would be fine, the man left.
The woman told the investigating deputy that she was worried about her neighbor and wanted the deputy to make sure he made it home safely.
The deputy located the man at home, still intoxicated but otherwise fine. The man’s son told the deputy he would make sure his father stayed at home until he was sober.
Woman threatens to burn house
An Auburn woman called the sheriff’s office after an acquaintance threatened to burn down her friend’s house.
The complainant said she was visiting her friend when two other women arrived at the residence. According to the complainant, the two women made several threats towards her friend, the homeowner.
The homeowner told the investigating deputy that the threats began after she and one of the visiting women began arguing about prostitution. After the dispute became heated, the two visitors left.
The deputy advised the homeowner that if either of the two women returned, they could be served with a prohibited entry notice.
No further action was taken.
Neighbors complain about grumpy lady
An Auburn man called the sheriff’s office to complain about a grouchy neighbor.
According to the report, the older woman yells at neighborhood children to stay out of her yard while they are riding bikes or getting off the school bus.
The man said the neighborhood children do not go in the woman’s yard, but do ride bikes in the street.
When the deputy spoke with the woman about the complaint, the woman said that the “kids were taking over” and that they sit in front of her house in the street on their bicycles.
The deputy explained that the street was not part of her property and that the children were riding their bicycles within eyesight and earshot of their parents.
The woman informed the deputy that the children needed to go somewhere else and that she was going to move because the “kids were going to take over.”
The woman was advised to call 911 if any of the children came onto her property or damaged it in any way.
The deputy spoke with several of the neighborhood children regarding the complaint. The children denied going around “the old lady’s house.”
Thieves steal broken stretcher
Barrow County Fire and Emergency Services was the victim of a recent burglary.
According to the report, an unknown person or persons stole a broken stretcher from Station 3 in Bethlehem.
The stretcher was removed from the station sometime between 7 a.m. on October 15 and noon on October 16.
The estimated value of the stretcher is $2,000.
Homeowner disturbs trespasser’s nap
A Bethlehem homeowner returned home to find a man sleeping inside his house.
The homeowner had not been at his house for some time. When he stopped by to clean the house before offering it for rent, he discovered a young white male inside the residence.
Upon waking, the male fled into the woods behind the home. According to the homeowner, the male was wearing a black jacket and was carrying a black book bag.
The homeowner said there was no damage to the home and nothing appeared to be missing.
Deputies were unable to locate the trespasser.
Woman reports suspicious roof inspectors
A Bethlehem woman called the sheriff’s office after a suspicious visit from two “roof inspectors.”
The woman said two young black females came to her house offering to do a free roof inspection.
According to the woman, the females did not have a business card or any paperwork and were driving a silver Dodge Neon which did not appear to be a work vehicle.
The woman followed the two “roof inspectors” to Bethlehem Elementary School where she observed them talking to a male in a black sport utility vehicle.
The woman provided the deputy with the tag number for the silver Dodge Neon. The tag returned to a white Chevy 1500 registered in Ft. Benning.
The deputy patrolled the area but was unable to locate the Neon.
Woman accuses man of being “murderer”
A Winder woman called the sheriff’s office to complain about her neighbor.
According to the woman, the man came to her house complaining about her cats. The man told the woman he was tired of her cats eating the birds in his yard and that if she did not keep the cats out of his yard, he would call animal control.
The woman told the deputy she called the man a “murderer” and said the cats are strays.
While speaking with the woman, the deputy noticed numerous cats on the property and a large dish with cat food on the woman’s front porch.
The deputy then spoke with the so-called “murderer.”
The man said he is tired of seeing dead birds next to his bird feeders. He told the deputy he placed bird feeders in his yard so that he could watch the birds eating, not being eaten by the woman’s cats.
The man claimed he went to the woman’s house in an attempt to resolve the problem but left when she became agitated and called him a “murderer.”
The deputy advised both parties to stay away from each other until the problem was resolved.