A Grier Road family returned home on Dec. 23 to find the front door to their house ajar and all but two presents taken from under the family’s Christmas tree.
The homeowners reported that there were approximately 15 presents prior to the burglary. Toys and baby items were among the presents taken.
Winder Police are also investigating several other burglaries during the past week.
A Second Street resident discovered her apartment had been burglarized after she had gone out for a few hours on Dec. 21. A television and computer were taken.
A West Wright Street residence was also burglarized that same day. A homeowner reported his 14 inch Stihl chainsaw had been stolen from an unlocked shed.
On Dec. 22, a Buena Vista Street homeowner reported that her residence had been burglarized. An acquaintance of the homeowner is suspected of stealing a Sony PSP gaming system from the residence.
Also on Dec. 22, a Second Street resident discovered his 52” television had been stolen from his apartment.
A Sedco .22 long rifle handgun was stolen from a Second Street apartment on Dec. 25. The homeowner also reported $30 in coins missing.
On Dec. 26, an Apperson Drive resident returned home from work and discovered her 32” LCD flat panel television had been stolen.
Other incidents investigated by Winder Police during the past week include:
• harassing phone calls on Teal Drive. A man reported receiving five calls from the husband of a woman with whom he had sexual relations.
• theft on Williams Court. A laptop and video camera were stolen.
• theft on East May Street. A woman reported that her car keys had been stolen while at Zaxbys.
• theft on Capital Avenue. A license plate was removed from a vehicle.
• robbery on East May Street. A woman reported that an acquaintance took seven dollars from her as the pair were leaving Taco Bell.
• American Legion Post 509 violation. An officer on patrol found the American Legion Post 509 parking lot full at 1:30 in the morning in violation of city ordinance and Legion rules.
• criminal trespass on Ryan Road. A vehicle crashed into a tree and a phone junction box before leaving the scene.
• damage to property on East Williams Street. A fence was damaged by an unknown vehicle.
• verbal dispute on Marion Lay Street. A man and woman were arguing after the woman accused him of being involved in a sexual relationship with another woman.
• verbal dispute on Tuggle Street. A man called police for help in getting his brother out of the house.
• damaged property on Miles Patrick Road. A homeowner reported his water line had been damaged when a Comcast Cable employee struck the line with a ditch witch while burying cable.
• entering auto on Mary Alice Drive. Two speakers were stolen from an unlocked vehicle.
• criminal trespass on North Center Street. The back door to the residence appeared to have been kicked in, but no signs of entry were found.
• found property on Lake Drive. A man found a Haro BMX bicycle abandoned on the side of the roadway.
• damage to property on Monroe Highway. A woman returned to her car to find several scratches and a dent on the vehicle.
• criminal trespass on East May Street. Two window screens at a business appeared to have been tampered with while the office manager was away from the building.
• damage to property on Saint Anthony Drive. A man struck two road signs while attempting to avoid being struck head on by an oncoming vehicle. The impact damaged the passenger side fender and the windshield of his vehicle.
• verbal dispute on Horton Street. A mother and daughter accused each other of being inconsiderate.
• verbal dispute on Charles Court. A woman said she was upset because her husband has been staying away from the house, buying cell phones for other people and possibly seeing another woman.
• property damage on North Williamson Street. A woman drove through a yard leaving tire tracks while attempting to cut off another vehicle.
• damage to property on Rutledge Drive. An unoccupied vehicle rolled into a vehicle parked across the street.