Police were called to the Turtle Creek subdivision after a resident reported seeing a suspicious vehicle parked nearby.
The officer located the vehicle and made contact with the driver. The driver claimed he was waiting for his girlfriend to come home.
At that point, the officer did not see anything suspicious about the male. The officer then made contact with the complainant who advised that he had never seen the suspicious male in the subdivision, but did know the man’s alleged girlfriend.
While the officer was speaking with the complainant, the suspicious male left the subdivision. The officer began searching for the male while another officer went to the girlfriend’s house.
The girlfriend confirmed that she and the male had dated for approximately two years and had recently ended their relationship. The woman said she had spent the past two weeks trying to convince the man to leave her alone. While the officer was speaking with the woman, the suspicious male arrived at the home and demanded his belongings.
The girlfriend gave the man his computer and clothing and asked that he not return to her home. The officer advised the male that his actions made him seem like a stalker. The male denied stalking the woman insisting that he was simply waiting for her to come home so he could retrieve his belongings.
After the male left, the girlfriend informed the officer that the male owned a 9mm handgun which she had helped him obtain. The woman said the male was illiterate, so she bought the handgun and subsequently sold it to the male.
The officer advised the woman to contact police if the male returned and noted in his report that any officer encountering the male should exercise caution due to the fact that the man “appears to be unstable mentally.
Other recent incidents investigated by Winder Police include:
•theft on Baskins Circle. The subdivision sign for Ashley Oaks subdivision was reported stolen on July 24. The sign was valued at $3,000.
•criminal trespass on King Street. A mailbox and mailbox post were damaged. The homeowner discovered the post broken in half and the metal mailbox on the ground.
•first degree forgery on West May Street. A woman attempted to make a fast food purchase using a counterfeit $20 bill. A restaurant employee determined the bill was fake after using a counterfeit detection marker.
•criminal trespass on Third Avenue. A woman discovered two of the window screens on her home had been cut. The woman suspects someone attempted to make entry to her home through the windows.
•criminal trespass on Baskins Circle. A mailbox and speed limit sign were reported damaged. Evidence at the scene indicated that the mailbox had been struck by a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed, according to the police report. The officer noted there were tire tracks in the yard and skid marks on the pavement leading up to the mailbox.
•theft by taking on Third Avenue. Two folding chairs were reported stolen. The chairs were last seen on the complainant’s front porch and have an estimated combined value of $150.
•opened mail on Third Avenue. A woman arrived home and discovered that a package which had been delivered at her house during the day had been opened. The woman was uncertain if any items had been taken from the package because the invoice was missing. The woman was concerned that her credit card information may have been listed on the invoice.
•entering auto on North Center Street. A GPS unit was stolen out of an unlocked vehicle.
•theft on East Wright Street. A lawn mower and two weed eaters were reported stolen. The victim could not provide serial numbers for the items.
•damage to property on West New Street. A man was travelling on West New Street when he heard a loud noise. The man glanced in his rearview mirror and saw a spray paint can which had exploded in the roadway. The man pulled over and discovered paint on the undercarriage of his vehicle. There was no visible damage to the body of the vehicle.
•damage to property on Lee Street. A woman’s car was damaged while parked at the DFACS office.
•theft on Third Avenue. Several items including tools and car stereo speakers were reported stolen. The items had been stored in a carport.