A Winder man told police he is planning to move as soon as he is released from jail.
Police were dispatched to the Little Caesars in Winder after a passerby noticed Stephen Andre Arnold, 20, of 180 Capitol Avenue, rolling a joint in his car.
When the officer approached the car, he noticed an odor of marijuana in the vehicle and saw a marijuana stem and pieces of marijuana on Arnold’s lap.
Arnold admitted rolling a blunt and smoking marijuana. He also admitted having marijuana inside his vehicle. The officer retrieved a blunt and two small plastic baggies containing a substance believed to be marijuana from Arnold’s car.
Arnold’s infant daughter and the child’s mother were also inside the vehicle. When asked if he normally rolled drugs in front of his child, Arnold said he did not.
Arnold was arrested for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana. After being arrested, Arnold advised the officer that once he got out of jail, he was “moving to Mexico where marijuana was legal.”
Angry patient makes threats
A Crawfordville man was charged with disorderly conduct after reportedly threatening to “shoot up” a doctor’s office.
Jimmy Waiman Rutherford, 32, of 506 Jennings Street in Crawfordville, admitted to the responding officer that he “lost his cool” when he could not get his money refunded.
Employees at the office said that Rutherford began “cussing and yelling” after the doctor allegedly refused to provide medications Rutherford claimed he needed.
Though one person heard Rutherford’s threat to come back to the office with a weapon, Georgia law requires that any testimony be corroborated before a charge of terroristic threats can be made.
Rutherford was transported to the Barrow County Detention Center.
Woman strikes car, drives away
A Winder woman said she was stopped at the intersection of N. Broad Street and Midland Avenue when her vehicle was rear-ended by a woman driving a champagne colored four door vehicle.
The victim pulled into the parking lot of a nearby business to assess the damage to her vehicle. The driver of the other vehicle also stopped.
According to the victim, the other woman got out of her vehicle, looked at the front of her car to see if there was any damage and then gave the victim a “dirty look.”
The suspect is described as a white woman in her mid 50s to mid 60s wearing glasses.
Woman angered by cell phone picture
A Winder woman called police after receiving a picture on her cell phone which she said she did not like.
The photo, a picture of a penis with a lock passing through it, was captioned “New birth control for men who refuse to pay child support.”
The officer noticed that the message had been forwarded numerous times and appeared to be a chain message passed on by several people.
The woman disagreed and said it was sent from someone using her granddaughter’s phone.
The officer explained that he would file a report documenting her concern.
Numerous cars vandalized
A woman called the Sheriff’s Office after noticing her son’s truck had been spray painted during the night while parked outside her Wood View Drive residence.
The woman advised that someone had spray painted “I support gay pride” on the tailgate of the vehicle. She estimated that it would take $2,500 to repair the damage.
When asked if she knew anyone who would have committed the vandalism, she said her son slept with another man’s wife over a year ago. According to the woman, her son and the man “have not gotten along” since then. She suspects either the man or the man’s son may be responsible for the damage.
Later that day, a deputy was dispatched to a similar incident on the same road. Three individuals reported damage to their vehicles.
Someone spray painted a white penis on one of the vehicles. On another vehicle, someone had spray painted the words “gay pride” and a derogatory term for homosexual men. The third vehicle had been spray painted with the initials “M.O.B.” along with pejorative terms for African-Americans and women.
Two other incidents of vandalism were reported the same day on Briarwood Road. A vehicle was spray painted with the initials “M.O.B.” along with various other expletives and pejorative terms.
In a related incident, the initials “M.O.B.” were painted on a mailbox at a Briarwood Road residence.
Attempt to avoid police fails
A deputy was assisting with a safety checkpoint on Tanners Bridge Road when he noticed a red Chevrolet pickup do an abrupt u-turn as it approached the checkpoint.
The deputy pursued the vehicle which was traveling at a high rate of speed. The driver, Larry Wayne Kendall Jr., 39, of 2784 Broach Road in Monroe, did not stop until he reached Noah’s Landing subdivision.
Kendall was ordered out of the vehicle at gunpoint and onto the ground. After Kendall was handcuffed, he admitted that he attempted to avoid the checkpoint because his license was suspended.
Kendall was charged with fleeing and attempting to elude, driving with a suspended or revoked license and failure to maintain lane.
Kendall’s vehicle was towed and he was transported to the detention center.
Man locks himself in car
A Winder man was arrested for obstruction after locking himself in his car and refusing to exit his vehicle during a traffic stop.
A Barrow County Sheriff’s deputy stopped Jared Duckworth, 30, of 255 Hidden Court in Winder for a window tint violation.
Duckworth refused to allow the deputy to measure the window tint and then rolled up his window and locked the door.
After several other deputies arrived, Duckworth reconsidered his decision and exited the vehicle.
Duckworth was charged with window tint violation, obstruction and a tire violation.