Police were called to a Lays Court home after a woman discovered her husband was having what she described as a “texting” relationship.
When confronted, the husband became irate and slammed a bedroom door causing damage to the door and frame. The wife advised this occurred in the presence of her three children.
The woman said her husband has never been physically abusive, but does drink a lot and appears to suffer from depression.
When the officer advised that warrants would be taken out against the husband, the woman began crying and said she did not realize her husband would be arrested. She asked the officer if she could withdraw her complaint. The officer explained he was bound by law to take action in matters of domestic violence.
Other recent incidents investigated by Winder Police include:
• entering auto on West Midland Avenue. A woman’s purse was stolen from her unlocked car after she left it unattended while shopping.
• theft on South Broad Street. Tools, a camera, a television, two video game systems and 30 video games were reported stolen from the Pawn Mart. The theft was discovered during an inventory of the store.
• medical complaint on Harpy Eagle Drive. A father reported that his 16-year-old daughter became ill after eating at a local restaurant. The girl ate spaghetti, a chicken leg, rolls and some mashed potatoes which she said tasted “different.” The girl was taken to the hospital after she continued vomiting.
• theft by taking on Third Avenue. A mailbox was reported stolen. The mailbox had been pulled out of the ground the previous night.
• criminal trespass on Third Avenue. A mailbox was knocked off its post. A witness observed one black male and two white males walking nearby.
• suspicious activity on Third Avenue. A man reported his mailbox was pulled out of the ground. The officer assisted the man in putting the mailbox back in place.
• criminal damage to property on South Broad Street. A woman advised she was traveling behind a silver SUV when the vehicle stopped in the middle of an intersection. The driver of the SUV reportedly backed into the victim’s vehicle causing minor damage. The driver of the SUV asked if the woman was ok and left the scene. The victim could not provide a tag number of the suspect’s vehicle.
• entering auto on South Broad Street. Numerous tools were taken from a box truck after the owner left it unlocked.
• entering auto on Oak Ridge. The driver’s side window of a Jeep Wrangler was broken, but no items were reported missing.
• shoplifting on East May Street. A man left an auto parts store without paying for eight spark plugs. When confronted, the man said he forgot to pay and returned to the store to make payment.
• burglary on Alexander Street. Several hand tools were reported missing from a residence undergoing renovations.
• entering auto on Monroe Highway. A black Swiss Army brief case containing a 13 inch Apple Mac Book Pro Laptop was stolen from the trunk of a vehicle. A $200 MontBlanc pen and a day planner were also taken.
• criminal trespass on Porter Street. A window was reported broken.
• simple assault on Graham Street. A woman advised that several black girls went to her nephew’s house and attempted to fight with the nephew’s girlfriend.