A young vandal was identified after the investigating deputy discovered evidence of the crime in plain sight.
A Ponderosa Circle resident called authorities after discovering that her neighbor’s son had spray painted several blue dots on her home.
The deputy noticed a blue dot spray painted on the back door as well as blue spots on the deck and on a ladder stored under the deck.
The woman advised that the juvenile responsible for the damage lived in a house across the street.
The deputy walked to the juvenile’s home and, as he approached the house, noticed a spot of blue spray paint on the driveway.
The deputy knocked on the door and a five-year-old child with blue paint on his hands answered.
The mother of the child said she was aware of the damage her son had caused and said she had already spoken with her neighbor regarding removing the paint.
No charges were filed.
Pajama wearing woman invades neighbor’s home
A man and his wife were in the backyard of their Bowman Way home when the man looked inside and saw a strange woman sitting on his sofa.
The woman, later identified as a neighbor, was wearing pajamas.
The man said he walked inside and told the female to leave. When he did so, the woman started complaining about the noise he and his wife were making. The woman said she works for the Superior Court in Atlanta and would “put a stop to their noise making.”
The deputy went to the neighbor’s house and knocked on the door.
A woman wearing pajamas opened the door and, upon questioning, admitted entering her neighbor’s home without permission.
The woman also admitted having consumed two bottles of wine during the evening.
The deputy served her with a prohibited entry notice and advised her not to return to her neighbor’s home.
‘You can run, but you can’t hide’
A man not only called and threatened another man, but identified himself and his would-be accomplice.
A deputy was dispatched to a Gainesville Highway home after the resident received a disturbing voice message.
In the message, a man gave his first and last name and then said, "You can run but you can't hide.”
The man then said that he and another individual who he also identified in the voice message by a first and last name were “gonna get you.”
The victim said he knew both individuals and had previously had a run-in with them.
According to the victim, the pair had come to his house and pulled a gun on him and his wife. The victim pressed charges against the two men after the incident and believes the phone call was a threat against him and his family.
The man was advised to report any further contact with the two men.
Man admits drinking and driving, then changes story
A Winder man had difficulty deciding which version of events to stick with after calling the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office to file a complaint.
A deputy was dispatched to Lackey Road after a man called to report a dispute.
The man said he had been drinking at a party on Tanners Bridge Road. According to the man, there were “many kinds” of drugs at the party including Xanax and cocaine.
The man explained that he was the only white person at the party and had said something to offend one of the other partygoers. When he did so, he was told to leave. Before leaving the premises, the man warned the people at the party that the cops would arrive soon. This reportedly upset the other partygoers even further and prompted them to threaten the man and chase him down the road.
When the deputy asked the man if he was aware that it was illegal to be at a party with drugs and to drive while under the influence of alcohol, the man replied, “Who says I was driving?”
When the deputy reminded the man that he had just admitted driving, the man quickly changed his story and said “maybe” his father was driving.
The deputy then asked if the man was lying then or had been lying previously.
The man denied lying, but the deputy was not buying his story.
After the deputy insisted both stories could not be true, the man accused the deputy of being difficult and said he no longer wished to speak to him.
The man refused to provide an exact address for the party and would not provide any information regarding the partygoers.
Before leaving, the deputy advised the man to sober up before attempting to drive.
Shoplifter conceals evidence in stomach
A woman was arrested after shoplifting more than $50 worth of food and eating the evidence.
A deputy was dispatched to the Atlanta Highway Walmart after a store loss prevention officer witnessed the woman take a sandwich from the Walmart deli and go to Subway.
The woman then sat down inside Subway and ate the stolen sandwich.
When confronted, the woman admitted stealing several sandwiches and soft drinks over a period of several days and consuming them inside the store.