A Bethlehem woman called the Sheriff’s Office after receiving 23 calls between midnight and 5 a.m. on Jan. 26.
The calls originated from a number with caller identification blocked. As the woman was speaking with the deputy, she received another call from the anonymous number.
The woman suspects that the caller may be the mother or father of her former son-in-law. The woman’s daughter died shortly after the divorce. The woman said her daughter’s in-laws were “not very civil” and had called repeatedly in the past. According to the woman, the harassment escalated to the point where she took the in-laws to court.
The woman asked that the harassing phone calls be documented so she can present the report to the phone company and learn who is calling from the blocked number.
Other recent incidents investigated by Barrow County Sheriff’s deputies include:
• suspicious incident on Ode Peppers Road. Three men in a gold Toyota Yaris pulled into a woman’s driveway. The driver exited the vehicle and began looking in the windows of the residence. When the homeowner asked what the man wanted, he claimed to be with a tree service and left.
• burglary on Jackson Trail Road. Deputies responding to an alarm call discovered an open door.
• theft by taking on Jay Bird Lane. An aquamarine ring valued at $1,000 was reported missing after the owner left it on her dining room table.
• burglary on Hwy. 82. Several items and a vehicle were stolen from a residence. The total value of the missing items was listed as $18,300. The homeowner also reported $4,000 in damage to the residence.
• damage to property on Biedermeier Road. Several windows in a vacant house were broken.
• financial transaction card fraud on Bethel Bower Road. A woman reported her credit card had been stolen and used.
• harassing phone calls on Stag Court. A man reported receiving several threatening calls from a female acquaintance.
• burglary on Arnold Road. Approximately $1,850 worth of items were reported stolen.
• suspicious incident on Briscoe Mill Road. A homeowner found a plastic ice cream container filled with pieces of scrap meat. He was concerned that the meat may have been poisoned with the intent of harming his dogs or cats.
• theft by taking on Lackey Road. The homeowner reported that three of his ladders had been stolen.
• shoplifting on Loganville Highway. A black male wearing a red jacket stole a beer from a store and fled the scene in a red Mazda.
• complaint on Thorton Road. A man accused his daughter of taking the keys to his wife’s vehicle. The man later discovered the keys inside his own vehicle.
• financial transaction card fraud on Kendall Park Drive. A man suspects his ex-girlfriend stole his credit card and used it to make a $600 withdrawal from an ATM.
• refusal to leave on Miller Springs Drive. A man called the Sheriff’s Office after a pizza delivery woman became upset and refused to leave his property.
• criminal trespass on Patrick Mill Road. Two men were spotted prowling near the homeowner’s barn. Deputies were unable to locate the suspects.
• entering auto on Kirkland Drive. A GPS unit valued at $190 was stolen from an unlocked vehicle.
• burglary on Hancock Bridge Road. The homeowner said her deceased ex-boyfriend’s children burglarized her house in order to retrieve their father’s belongings.
• burglary on Dee Kennedy Road. A residence under construction was damaged.
• complaint on Hwy. 211. A woman said standing water on her property was the result of easement damage caused by her neighbors.
• burglary on Pierce Road. Lightbulbs were broken and fire extinguishers discharged in a vacant building.
• suspicious incident on Chartwell Court. A woman heard knocking on the interior garage door. The responding deputy did not see anything suspicious.
• theft by taking on Wyntercreek Drive. A flat bed trailer was stolen from a cul-du-sac.
• suspicious incident on Alex Drive. The door of a foreclosed property was found open. The residence had damage throughout and was littered with trash and drug paraphernalia.
• financial identity fraud on Etheridge Drive. An unidentified person fraudulently opened a DirectTV account in the victim’s name resulting in $135 in charges.
• complaint on Vintage Way. A man reported that his wife had been forging checks.
• mislaid property on Hartley Court. A homeowner advised that a man had thrown a handgun into a wooded area near her property. A deputy located an unspecified handgun accessory in the area.
• criminal trespass on Smith Mill Road. A tenant attempted to break into her former residence.
• burglary on Hwy. 211. A dryer valued at $300 was stolen from a storage unit.
• burglary on Mount Moriah Road. A homeowner witnessed neighbors fleeing from his home. The neighbors denied having been inside the home. The incident remains under investigation.
• suspicious incident on Giles Road. A homeowner reported that someone was driving a truck up and down the road, tossing out firecrackers and yelling obscenities.