Police were called to a Second Street apartment after a woman reported hearing her neighbor screaming for help.
The woman said she believed her neighbor might have fallen and injured herself.
The officer knocked on the door and heard a female crying for help. Unable to locate a property manager, the officer kicked open the door in order to assist the woman.
The officer located a 71-year-old female lying on the bathroom floor. The woman said she believed her leg was broken.
Barrow County EMS was called to the scene and family members notified. The elderly female was transported to Athens Regional Medical Center for treatment.
Other recent incidents investigated by Winder Police include:
• entering auto on Harpy Eagle Drive. A GPS unit and a newly filled prescription of Lortabs were reported stolen out of a 2002 Ford Ranger pickup. The thief is believed to have accessed the vehicle through a rear sliding glass window.
• damaged property on Jackson Street. A woman requested that the fire department make forced entry into her mother’s home to verify that the woman was not in need of medical assistance. The daughter had been unable to make contact with her mother and had been unable to get anyone to the door. No one was found inside the residence and the damage to the door was documented by police.
• entering auto on Graham Street. A car stereo and approximately 100 compact discs were stolen out of an unlocked vehicle.
• damage to property on West Candler Street. A vehicle was damaged when a limb fell and cracked the windshield as the driver was traveling on West Candler Street.
• criminal trespass on Bellingrath Drive. A woman reported that someone had driven through her front yard. The responding officer noticed black skid marks on the driveway and tire tracks in a couple of places in the front yard.
• theft of lost or mislaid property on East May Street. A woman said she lost her purse after leaving it on the trunk of her vehicle and driving away from a restaurant. The woman unsuccessfully attempted to locate the purse which contained her driver’s license, social security card, cell phone, $15 and a diamond bracelet.
• entering auto on East Midland. Batteries were stolen out of 12 unlocked vehicles at an East Midland auto repair shop.
• suicide attempt on Horton Street. A man was transported to the hospital after saying he no longer wanted to live and was in constant pain.
• public intoxication on James Street. A woman was cited for public intoxication after staggering around and falling down onto the grass in the area of James Street and Candler.
• theft by taking reported on North Broad. A Walmart gift card valued at $30 was reported missing.
• theft on Georgia Avenue. A man called police after loaning an acquaintance $350 worth of tools that had not been returned. The man who borrowed the tools said he left them in the victim’s carport.
• abandoned vehicle on Hal Jackson Road. Police impounded a 1998 Ford Contour that had been left parked partially on the pavement on Hal Jackson Road. The vehicle was not lit and was parked on a narrow section of the roadway. It was impounded after the officer attempted unsuccessfully to locate the owner.
• information on North Broad. A man driving a Ford F250 leaned out of his window, pointed at another vehicle and shouted for an officer on patrol to conduct a traffic stop on the other vehicle. Both vehicles then pulled over and the drivers began arguing and accusing each other of various driving infractions. Due to the conflicting stories, no charges were made.
• burglary on Sutherland Drive. A laptop and two jewelry boxes were reported stolen.
• damage to property on Lee Street. A woman reported that her vehicle had been damaged, but was uncertain as to when, where or how the damage occurred.
• theft on West Williams Street. A landscape trailer valued at $2,800 was reported stolen.