Police were recently dispatched to an apartment complex on Gainesville Highway in response to a suspicious male.
The complainant advised that an older white male with gray hair and a beard had been standing near her apartment. The woman said the man usually appeared early in the mornings and when she returned from taking her child to school.
The officer canvassed the area and located the suspicious man on the front porch of a nearby residence. The man said he lived at that location, but was about to leave. When the officer asked if the man had been in the apartment complex, the man advised he had been there looking for his sons. The man said he had last spoken with his sons earlier that morning.
A relative said the man is on medication for mental problems and is estranged from his two grown sons who live in Virginia.
The man insisted his sons were on their way to get him. According to the man, he and his sons have an “internal communication system” which they use and are able to talk to each other though “mind control.”
The relative said he would attempt to keep the man away from the apartment complex.
Other recent incidents investigated by Winder Police include:
• criminal damage to property on East New Street. A woman reported that her vehicle was hit while she was shopping. The woman’s 1988 Honda Accord had damage to the front hood and radiator.
• entering auto on Apperson Drive. A purse was stolen out of an unsecured vehicle. The purse contained the victim’s social security card and drivers license.
• theft by taking on Wood Avenue. A key box was removed from the door of a vacant apartment.
• unattended motor vehicle on East Wright Street. A red 1983 Oldsmobile Cutlass was towed after it was abandoned in the deceleration lane at Dreamland Circle. The officer noted the area was in a curve and not well lit which made the vehicle a road hazard.
• agency assist on Hickory Hollow. Police were dispatched to assist with a possible suicide threat. A woman reportedly took pills and drank vodka in an attempt to kill herself.
• information on North Broad Street. An assistant manager at McDonalds requested that police document an incident in which an employee cursed her after learning he was about to be fired.
• shoplifting on Monroe Highway. A woman accompanied by two males entered Publix, took two sandwiches and walked out of the store without paying. A store employee obtained the tag number of the vehicle which returned to a Mystic Lane address. Neither the vehicle nor the suspects were located at the address, but a neighbor was able to provide the names of the people in the car. Later that day, the subjects returned to Publix, paid for the sandwiches and were permanently barred from the store.
• trespass on Buena Vista Street. A woman said she believes someone is checking her mail because she has repeatedly seen tire tracks in her yard and driveway.