An employee who had been placed on leave for failing to meet operational standards retaliated by closing down an East May Street business for the day.
The employee was informed of her suspension on Saturday, March 6 and was told not to return to the store. The following day, the employee returned to the business and sent all the employees home which the owner advised cost the store money and placed the owner at risk of repercussions from the home office.
The business owner asked that a report be filed in case any other incidents occurred.
Other recent incidents investigated by Winder Police include:
• recovered firearm on Pinkston Oak Circle. A woman discovered a Winchester shotgun in the garage of her residence. The woman advised she has moved out of the home, but came back for some items which she had left behind and discovered the weapon on top of several bags of clothing. The gun had not been reported as lost or stolen.
• damage to property on Shenandoah Circle. A woman called police after a neighbor’s child repeatedly hit the side of her house with a basketball causing cracks and breaks in the siding.
• theft on Glenview Terrace. A man’s iPhone was stolen after he left it on the couch while he went to the store. Three other people in the house denied taking the phone and said they had not seen it.
• theft by taking on Valleyview Drive. A man suspected of having a drug problem reportedly attempted to steal an iPod and a bicycle from an employer. The employer declined to press charges, but wanted the man to stay away from him and his family.
• lost wallet located on East May Street. A woman brought a wallet to the police station after failing to locate the owner nearby. The woman found the wallet in the parking lot of an East May Street business. Attempts to reach the individual shown on identification inside the wallet were unsuccessful.
• damage to property on Lacey Lane. A mailbox was broken off at its base, but there were no obvious indications that it had been struck.
• criminal trespass on Bellview Street. A house was damaged when unknown individuals threw rocks causing damage to the siding and cracking a window.
• theft by taking on N. Williamson Street. A woman suspects that her two grandsons have been stealing items from her since returning to her from state care. She suspects the juveniles are selling the items on the street.
• deceased person on Gainesville Hwy. Nursing home staff discovered a 95-year-old woman dead in her room. No foul play is suspected.
• burglary on W. Wright Street. Several items were stolen from four rental units at the location. Copper wire, a heating and cooling unit and three water heaters were among the items taken or damaged in the incident.
• theft on First Street. A charcoal grill valued at $45 was reported stolen.
• trespassing on Springdale Drive. A woman called police after her 2005 Dodge Neon was repossessed. The woman said the repo man had no right to enter onto her property to remove the vehicle. The repo man had paperwork signed by the woman which gave his company permission to enter upon her property if she failed to make the proper payments.
• vandalism on Buena Vista Street. A woman called police after someone drew an obscene picture in the dust on her vehicle. The woman suspects one of her son’s stepsons may be responsible for drawing a picture of a penis on the car.
• damage to property on South Broad Street. A man’s vehicle was damaged while he dined at a South Broad Street restaurant. The rear window of his Dodge Dakota Sport was broken and the top of his door had been pulled away from the frame.
• violation of no contact bond on Second Street. A man arrested for terroristic threats and prohibited from contact with the victim reportedly attempted to come to the victim’s residence to retrieve a dog.
• burglary on Capitol Avenue. Three televisions, a riding lawn mower and men’s clothing were reported stolen from a residence.
• damage to property on North Fifth Avenue. A landlord advised that a former tenant wrote racial slurs on the walls of the vacated apartment and left trash throughout.
• damage to property on Lee Street. The glass front door of a building was smashed and a Coke machine was damaged sometime between 7 p.m. on March 9 and 8 a.m. on March 10.
• entering auto on Monroe Highway. A woman’s purse was stolen from her unlocked vehicle. The purse contained social security cards and a food stamp card.
• criminal damage to property on North Fifth Street. A vehicle parked at Winder Barrow High School was damaged while the owner was at a sporting event. The driver’s side window was smashed with a piece of concrete. Nothing was reported missing from the vehicle.