Winder Police responded to multiple cases of entering autos during the past week.
On Nov. 24, three autos were entered at a residence on Woodlawn Avenue. None of the vehicles were locked. A book bag containing tools and a Mountain Dew were stolen from a Ford F150. A 9mm handgun inside the vehicle was left untouched. A Chevy Silverado parked at the address was entered, but nothing was stolen. A 9mm handgun and shotgun were inside the vehicle, but were not taken. A third vehicle was also entered, but nothing was stolen.
Another entering auto was reported that same day on Third Avenue. A Barrow County Schools identification badge, keys, CDs and a CD pouch were stolen from a Dodge Ram 1500. The vehicle had been left unlocked.
Police continue to remind vehicle owners to keep the doors to their vehicles locked and to store all valuables in a secure location.
Other incidents investigated by Winder Police during the past week include:
• fraud on Resource Parkway. A business owner reported that someone had compromised his checking account and attempted to steal $3,375.
• shoplifting on West Athens Street. Nyquil liquid caps valued at $5 were stolen.
• recovered vehicle on North Fifth Avenue. The vehicle had been reported stolen from the Winder-Barrow High School automotive shop.
• theft on Stovall Street. The victim reported $284 had been stolen from her purse. The case is closed due to lack of evidence and a low solvability factor.
• theft by taking on Shenandoah Court. A lawnmower valued at $159 was stolen from a carport. The case was closed since no serial number or model number is available to identify the stolen property.
• damage to city property on Baskins Circle. The right front tire of a police car was damaged during a patrol shift.
• theft and criminal trespass on East Stephens Street. Scrap metal was taken from a vacant house. The owner reported finding a man and woman inside the house. He ordered them to leave before noticing the theft and contacting police.
• death investigation on Marion Lay Street. A 54-year-old man was found dead of natural causes.
• forgery on South Broad Street. A $100 counterfeit bill was found in the register of the Pawn Mart. There are no suspects.
• accidental damage to property on Horton Street. A large truck caused minimal damage to a driveway.
• loitering on Capital Avenue. Police were dispatched to the American Legion in Glenwood after the Legion Commander called to request assistance in dispersing a crowd of approximately 50 people.
• harassment on Jasmine Drive. The victim reported receiving numerous harassing phone calls and texts from a long-term acquaintance. Police have issued warrants against the suspect for stalking.
• theft by taking on Teal Drive. Ninety 50 mg Tramadol pills were stolen from the residence. There are no suspects.
• terroristic threats on Hosch Circle. A man was threatened by his fiancee’s ex-boyfriend over the phone. The case is under investigation.
• damage to property on McNeal Road.
• theft on McNeal Road.
• robbery on Second Street. The victim and suspect are acquainted. Drugs were involved. The incident remains under investigation.
• trespassing on East Broad Street.
• theft by taking on East May Street. Two movies were taken from the Video Warehouse and returned. The theft was noticed when employees processing the returned movies noticed they had not been rented.
• damage to property on Ashwood Drive.
• burglary on Wood Avenue. A resident returned from vacation and discovered that a window in his apartment had been broken and the rear door left open. A computer and two safes were reported missing.
• simple battery on Clifton Drive.
• burglary on Dogwood Drive. Two open bottles of Belvedere vodka were stolen from the residence.