A woman learned that her babysitter had been entertaining friends in her Glen Avenue home when she returned to the house and discovered her laptop was missing.
The woman said she left the Dell laptop computer in her bedroom. When she discovered it was missing, she asked the babysitter who else had been in the residence while she was away.
The babysitter admitted that two males had been at the residence for approximately an hour and a half. A neighbor said she saw the two males leaving the home with backpacks.
The officer questioned the two males regarding the theft of the computer. One of the males said a friend of his had taken the computer and hid it behind a house next to the Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Winder.
The officer was able to recover the computer and the charging cables.
The male suspect accompanied the officer to the Glen Avenue home to apologize and return the laptop. The victim said she did not want to press charges, but did bar the male from her residence.
Other recent incidents investigated by Winder Police include:
• unruly juvenile on Plantation Drive. A ten-year-old boy locked himself in his room and refused to come out after his grandmother took away his cell phone. The child reportedly struck the grandmother with a tree branch after she took his phone. The Department of Juvenile Justice was notified and advised that the juvenile should be released back to his parents.
• simple battery on Gainesville Highway. Police were called after an eight-year-old boy hit another child in the head with a rock. The victim’s father advised that the boy had committed violent acts against his daughter previously. Attempts to reach the suspect’s parents were unsuccessful.
• burglary on Crescent Drive. A turkey pot and a five gallon gas can were reported stolen.
• injury on Elm Street. An officer was injured after falling while in a foot pursuit. The officer fell when the suspect threw a garbage can in his path. Later, when the officer tackled the suspect, the officer’s left knee became trapped between the suspect and the ground causing the injury.
• recovered stolen property. Investigators will be taking warrants against a man who pawned a stolen gun. The gun was identified as stolen property after a routine serial number check of pawned items against databases of stolen property.
• damage to property on Apperson Drive. A man discovered a circular dent on his car and said he was concerned someone in the neighborhood may have punched the vehicle or thrown something at it.
• damage to property on Brad Akins Drive. A man reported that his vehicle was damaged while parked on private property. The vehicle was damaged along the passenger side doors.
• damage to property on East Athens Street. After stopping by an auto shop to get a quote for having his vehicle detailed, a Winder man backed into the auto shop’s sign damaging both the sign and his vehicle.
• theft on Marion Street. Two bicycles, a push mower and patio furniture cushions were reported missing.
• dispute on North Broad Street. A car wash employee and a customer engaged in a heated dispute after the customer refused to allow the employee to drive the car into the wash bay. The customer then accused the employee of stealing his phone. The customer later found his phone and apologized.
• theft of mail on Grove Street. A man placed a birthday card in his mailbox before running errands. When he returned home, he noticed the flag was still up, but the card was missing and the mailman had not yet delivered that day’s mail.
• theft by taking on East May Street. A woman left her wallet on the counter at a fast food establishment. When she returned to retrieve it, the wallet was gone. The woman reported having several credit cards, her driver’s license and approximately $60 in cash inside the wallet.
• theft by taking on Third Avenue. A pink bicycle with white tires and a silver seat with black spots was reported stolen.
• fire on King Street. A 911 caller reported that a string mop was on fire. The fire caused no further damage.
• hit and run on West Athens Street. A woman’s vehicle was damaged while parked. There were no witnesses to the incident.
• burglary on Horton Street. A woman said her daughter saw a man climbing into the house through the kitchen window. When the daughter screamed, the would-be burglar fled.
• no insurance on East Athens Street. A vehicle was impounded after an officer discovered it was uninsured.
• terroristic threats on Georgia Avenue. A woman believes someone accessed her Facebook account and posted threatening comments.
• harassing phone calls on Jamie Court. A woman said a female acquaintance called her ten times and made “rude, abusive and threatening” remarks.
• property damage on Shenandoah Drive. The front driver’s side quarter panel of a work vehicle was damaged while the owner was away from home.
• financial transaction card fraud on Rockwell Church Road. A woman reported that unauthorized charges had been made to her husband’s credit card after he lost his wallet.
• damage to property on Baskin Circle. A woman suspects that her daughter tampered with her vehicle.