Hoping perhaps to steal his or her way to a life of luxury, a thief snatched a roll of lottery tickets from a Winder business.
The thief stole approximately 30 “Red Hot Millions” tickets from the counter of the Jet Market on Broad Street. The tickets have a retail value of $10 each.
After the theft, an employee of the business contacted the Georgia Lottery and had the tickets deactivated.
Video surveillance from the store is under review.
Other incidents investigated by Winder Police this past week include:
• private property accident on King Street. A man backed into a Winder Police Department patrol car and left the scene. A witness recognized the driver and contacted police. The man returned to the scene when contacted by police. He said he left because he did not feel he hit the patrol car hard enough to do any damage.
• damage to property on Hwy. 8. A woman said another vehicle struck her vehicle while she was stopped at an intersection and drove away. The only damage was a small mark on the bumper.
• burglary on Second Street. A tenant said he returned to his apartment to get the remainder of his belongings and discovered the management had changed the locks. A small jewelry box with a charm bracelet was reported missing.
• burglary on Embassy Walk. A dishwasher, stove and copper wiring were stolen from two model homes.
• burglary on Lake Drive. A woman was awakened when her dogs began barking. As she was getting out of bed, she heard her front door slam. When she went into the kitchen, she discovered her purse had been stolen off the kitchen counter.
• entering auto on Rocky Point Court. A purse and IPOD Nano were stolen from an unlocked vehicle.
• counterfeit money on N. Broad Street. A man attempted to use a $10 counterfeit bill to pay for items at Quality Foods. The man said he received the bill as change from a nearby gas station and did not know the bill was fake.
• forgery on North Broad Street. Arrest warrants were taken against two individuals accused of passing fraudulent checks at Quality Foods.
• fraud on Idlewood Road. A man received a bill from Boost Mobile indicating his Visa card would be charged with a monthly payment of $50. The man said neither he nor anyone in his family has a Visa card or a Boost Mobile account.
• verbal dispute on East Stephens Street. A woman called police after her son refused to leave the residence. The son left before police arrived.
• verbal dispute on South Broad Street. A man claimed his stepson threatened to beat him. The man’s wife said her husband was an alcoholic and was the one who had made threats. The man allegedly said he was going to break the stepson’s bones and “bash his head in.” The parties were separated and no arrests were made.
• damage to property on East May Street. An employee of Barrow County Central 911called police after a tractor trailer knocked down a light pole in the parking lot. The truck driver denied striking the pole.
• verbal domestic on East May Street. A man became upset after his girlfriend told him he was returning a movie rental to the wrong Redbox machine.
• damage to private property on Springdale Drive. A parked Acura Integra was struck by an unknown vehicle.
• entering auto on West Midland Avenue. A wallet was stolen from an unlocked vehicle. The wallet was later located with all its contents except the owner’s birth certificate.
• criminal trespass on Third Avenue. A woman returned home to find her kitchen window opened and her back door unlocked. No items were reported missing.
• deceased person on South Broad Street. A 62-year-old man was found dead. The man appears to have died of natural causes.
• entering auto on West Stephens Street. A man discovered his vehicle had been entered when he noticed the glove box open and the ashtray pulled out. His checkbook had been moved, but the man was not sure if any checks were missing.
• damage to property on Shenandoah Drive. A homeowner reported that red clay balls were thrown into her pool.
• verbal domestic dispute on Shenandoah Circle. A woman’s juvenile son called 911 after the woman’s boyfriend began yelling at her. The boyfriend suspected that the woman was having an affair with her boss.
• property found on North Broad Street. A Motorola two-way radio was found at Ingles.