A man selling clothing out of his van escaped without injury after being carjacked last week in Statham.
Two black males armed with a shotgun stole the victim’s merchandise and his teal-colored minivan.
The incident is under investigation.
Statham Police are also investigating a Dec. 7 report of public indecency. Police are searching for a white male who exposed himself at an Atlanta Highway business. The incident was captured on store video surveillance.
Other recent incidents investigated by Statham Police include:
• burglary on Providence Road. The homeowner returned home from work on Dec. 7 and discovered the door to his residence had been forced opened. The only items missing were prescription medication.
• auto theft on Railroad Street. A vehicle was stolen on Dec. 10 and recovered a short time later. Police were able to obtain fingerprints after processing the vehicle. A suspect is being sought in the case.
• theft by taking on Third Street.
• theft by taking on Greenfield Drive.
• home invasion on Atlanta Highway. Three suspects entered the home on Dec. 13. One suspect has been questioned and two other individuals identified as suspects are being sought by police.
• traffic accident on Broad Street. On Dec. 11, a driver struck two mailboxes after swerving to miss an oncoming vehicle which was traveling in the middle of the road. There were no injuries. Minutes later, the vehicle which had been traveling in the middle of the road was involved in an accident on Broad Street at Glen Jackson Road. The driver fled the scene. Attempts to locate the driver were unsuccessful. The vehicle was impounded and police continue to search for the driver.
Statham Police made two arrests during the past week. On Dec. 6, Catherine Johnson, 27, of Statham was charged with family violence battery in conjunction with a domestic disturbance at a Hammond Road residence.
On Dec. 9, Raymond Hooper, 59, of 120 Jefferson Road in Statham was charged with DUI after being stopped for speeding more than 15 mph over the posted limit.
For the week, Statham officers issued 11 citations and two warnings.
Chief Rodger Tripp and the officers of the Statham Police Department urge everyone to drive safely this holiday season and not to drink and drive.