An East New Street resident returned home and discovered his home had been burglarized.
The homeowner said the rear door had been left unlocked and there was no sign of forced entry. After a thorough search of the residence, the only items the homeowner found missing were a laptop computer and a case of Coca-Cola.
The homeowner said he often ran middle school aged children out of a building located behind his residence. The homeowner said he not seen anyone in the building that day.
Later that day, an East Wright Street homeowner reported a possible burglary.
A neighbor said a man wearing a dark colored hoodie was in the victim’s back yard. Though the neighbor did not see the man enter the residence, he believed they had.
The victim said she did not think the burglar got very far since she keeps nine pit bulls inside her home.
Other recent incidents investigated by Winder Police include:
• found property on Fifth Avenue. A hard case wallet with a floral design containing a Sam’s card and social security card was turned into the police department after attempts to locate the owner were unsuccessful.
• hit and run on East May Street. A dark colored vehicle struck a Lexus in the parking lot of Bos Wing House and left the scene. The damage consisted of scratches to the rear bumper and a cracked lens.
• deceased person on Pinkston Court. A 62-year-old woman with a history of medical problems was found dead in her residence. No foul play is suspected.
• missing adult on S. Broad Street. A woman said no one has been able to contact her estranged husband since Jan. 30.
• burglary on Monroe Highway. Officers responding to an alarm call discovered that the back door of a business had been pried open. No items were reported missing.
• theft on Sanders Street. A resident reported several instances in which food, movies, CDs and clothing had been taken from his residence.
• criminal damage to property on Bellview Street. The front door of a vacant apartment was forced open and then chained closed. A rear door was left open.
• shoplifting on North Broad Street. A female was banned from the store and cited for shoplifting after stealing a bottle of Mean Green cleaner.
• criminal trespass on Third Avenue. A man reported seeing two prowlers near his riding mower. The two suspects fled when the man turned on the exterior lights of his house.
• verbal dispute on Village Court. Police were called after two family members began arguing over a remote control.