Winder Police continue to investigate an “overwhelming” number of car break-ins within the city limits according to Det. Sgt. Rachel Love.
Last week, thefts from autos were reported on King Street and Second Street.
On November 2, five incidents of entering auto were reported on Pine Shadow Lane. In at least four of the five cases, the car doors were left unlocked. Items stolen include radio face plates, compact discs and a backpack.
Love said Winder Police have increased patrols in all subdivisions lately due to the large number of entering auto cases being reported.
“We are continuously urging homeowners to secure their vehicles and to keep personal belongings out of sight,” Love said.
Men arrested after falling down drunk
Two men were arrested last week after Winder Police found them staggering down a sidewalk on Horton Street.
A caller had reported seeing two “possibly intoxicated white males falling in the street.”
Police found Carl Henry Fletcher, age 44, of 155 Horton Street in Winder and Jeremy McDaniel, age 45, of 18 Duke Street in Winder extremely intoxicated and injured from fighting.
According to the report, Fletcher was so intoxicated the officer asked him to sit in order to avoid falling. McDaniel was also intoxicated. Both men had visible injuries including scratches, contusions and bruising.
McDaniel said he and Fletcher were walking home from Downriggers when they began arguing. McDaniel told police that Fletcher attempted to strike him and the two began fighting in the roadway.
Fletcher was unable to provide any additional information. When questioned, Fletcher was unable to provide coherent answers to any of the officer’s questions.
Both men were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. Fletcher is facing an additional charge of public drunkenness.
Cigarettes stolen from bar
Barrow County Sheriff’s deputies were called to Thumper’s Bar on Highway 211 last week after the owner discovered cigarettes missing from a display.
According to the report, the burglar entered the bar sometime after 5 p.m. on Monday, October 26 and stole approximately $200 worth of cigarettes.
The case remains under investigation.
Woman reports inconsiderate shopper
A woman called the sheriff’s office to report an inconsiderate shopper at the Atlanta Highway Walmart.
The woman said she was attempting to enter a checkout line when her path was blocked by another shopper.
According to the woman, the shopper said she was trying to shop and asked the woman if she could not see that.
The woman then walked around the shopper and entered the checkout line. As she did so, the shopper called the woman an “inconsiderate b****.”
By the time a deputy arrived, the shopper had left the store.
The deputy informed the woman that no crime had been committed and returned to patrol.
Attempt to check email reveals burglary
A Winder woman called police after she went to her desk to check her email and discovered her computer was missing.
The burglar gained access to the Third Avenue home by breaking a window.
Items stolen included the computer, monitor, wireless mouse, router, printer and electric pencil sharpener.
A crime scene technician was called to gather evidence.