A man stopped by the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office saying he wished to file a complaint.
According to the man, he intends to raise community awareness regarding the injustices perpetrated by the Barrow County Board of Commissioners.
The man informed the deputy that he believed all of the commissioners should be arrested for violating their oaths of office. Specifically, the man expressed concern that the new courthouse and detention center had been built in what he described as a contaminated industrial area which jeopardized the health of inmates, county employees and visitors to the facilities.
The man said he brought his concerns before the commissioners but they “blew him off.”
Claiming several local businesses regularly release high amounts of toxic fumes, the man expressed concern that both humans and wildlife would suffer ill effects over time.
No warrants were taken against the commissioners.
Auburn man plagued by ninjas
An Auburn man called the Sheriff’s Office after hearing “ninjas” plotting to steal his lawnmower.
The man informed deputies that he heard voices and saw movement in his backyard. The man said the voices were discussing how they were going to steal his lawnmower.
When asked if he saw the perpetrators, the man replied that he could not because they stayed in the shadows “like Ninjas.”
The man, who the reporting deputy described as seemingly confused, said he heard people running across the roof of his trailer and shaking the handle on his front door.
The deputies canvassed the area, but did not see anything suspicious.
Less than an hour later, the man called the Sheriff’s Office again to report a prowler.
When the deputy arrived, the man said someone had attempted to take his wheelbarrow. The deputy located the wheelbarrow behind the residence chained to a pole.
The deputy instructed the man to notify the Sheriff’s Office if anyone tried again to take his property.
Woman reports lottery scam
A Winder woman contacted the Sheriff’s Office after being targeted in a lottery scam.
The woman said she received a call from a man saying she had won $1.5 million and a new car in a lottery. The male informed the woman that he needed $799 to get both the money and the car to her from Jamaica. The woman declined the man’s offer.
Later, another man called to discuss the taxes on the lottery winnings. The caller said his organization had paid $75,000 in taxes for her to have the money and the car. The man said all he needed in return was $500 from her. The woman again declined to send the requested funds.
A third caller said the car and the lottery money could be delivered to her for only $200. Again, the woman refused.
The woman advised that she has never entered her name for any type of lottery or drawing and knows the calls are part of a scam.
Vehicle fire raises suspicions
A Winder woman contacted the Sheriff’s Office after her vehicle caught fire.
The woman said her vehicle had been kept at a Kilcrease Road location while she was incarcerated.
Upon her release from the Barrow County Detention Center, she retrieved the vehicle. When she took the vehicle home, it caught fire.
The woman said she believes the fuel line was deliberately tampered with in order to make her vehicle catch fire.
Woman and Hippie reportedly steal trash
A woman said a white female and a male known as “Hippie” took two plastic bags containing cans from her carport.
The woman believes the pair was recently released from prison.
According to the complainant, Hippie and the woman walk up and down Harvey Lokey Road during the evening hours stealing “whatever they can.”
The woman was advised to call 911 the next time she saw the couple.
Dogs attack chickens, ten killed
A deputy was dispatched to a Creekwood Road residence after four dogs reportedly invaded a chicken coop.
The chicken’s owner said she heard a loud noise coming from the coop. When she ran outside, she saw four large dogs inside the coop attacking her chickens.
The woman said all ten of her chickens were killed by the canines.
According to the woman, the dogs belonged to a neighbor. When the deputy asked the neighbor about the dogs, the man said the dogs were not his even though he did feed them on occasion.
The case was turned over to animal control.
Statham home pelted with vegetables
A man called the Sheriff’s Office after someone threw vegetables and firewood at his residence.
The man showed the deputy three separate holes in the siding of his home which he said were caused by the thrown items.
According to the victim, the perpetrator threw potatoes, a bag of beans and two pieces of firewood at the residence.
He estimated it would cost approximately $2,000 to repair the damage.