Winder Police were called to a Stovall Street apartment after a woman reported having a verbal dispute with one of her neighbors.
The woman said her neighbor came to her apartment and accused her of “showing her genitals” to the neighbor’s boyfriend. During the argument that followed, the woman said her neighbor called her names. The officer noticed the woman had a knife on the arm of her sofa. The officer asked if the woman had threatened anyone with it and the woman said she had not.
When the officer spoke with the neighbor, the neighbor admitted going to the woman’s apartment. The neighbor said she heard through friends that the woman was threatening to call the housing authority on her and had been making “sexually crude gestures” towards her boyfriend. The neighbor said as soon as the other woman started yelling, she returned to her apartment.
The officer advised both women not to have any further contact with each other.
The following day, the neighbor came to the police department and asked to speak with the investigating officer. The neighbor said she wanted a police report to document the previous night’s incident.
Though she had not mentioned it the previous day, the neighbor informed the officer that the other woman had brandished a knife during their argument and threatened to “stick” her. The neighbor said she had not said anything about it previously because she did not want to get anyone arrested and believed the other woman had a mental disability. The neighbor said the entire incident was witnessed by another person. The officer interviewed the witness who corroborated the neighbor’s statement. The officer did not take charges due to the fact that the neighbor changed her original statement and the fact that the original complainant appeared to be mentally incapacitated.
Other recent incidents investigated by Winder Police include:
•entering auto on Maynard Street. A radio was removed from an unlocked 1994 Isuzu Rodeo that had been left parked overnight at the National Guard Armory.
•burglary on N. Broad Street. A thief entered an unlocked building and stole $4,000 worth of hospital grade copper.
•burglary on Capital Avenue. The rear door of an apartment was kicked open while the resident was at the store. The victim’s girlfriend was asleep inside the apartment at the time of the incident.
•criminal trespass on Bellview Street. A man reported that the rear window of his 2002 Volkswagen Jetta had been smashed.
•theft on West Oak Street. An unsecured tool box was stolen out of the bed of a pickup truck. The box contained approximately $1,000 worth of tools according to the victim.
•entering auto on Bellview Street. A woman left her purse inside her unlocked car while she went inside the Winder Library. When she returned to her vehicle, she discovered $175 missing from her purse.
•lost or mislaid property on North Broad Street. A soldier reported the loss of his military identification card.
•theft on North Fifth Avenue. A man reported the copper leads from his welder had been removed. The leads had just been replaced at a cost of $501. A folding nylon chair was also taken. Both items had been stored in the back of the victim’s pickup truck.
•impounded trailer on East Midland Avenue. A vehicle trailer was impounded after an officer determined the load was unsecured, the trailer was unregistered and the trailer had no operative lights.
•private property accident on West May Street. A man drove his vehicle into a light pole in a parking lot. There was little damage to the vehicle, but the light pole was completely destroyed.