A burglary on East Wright Street may not have been a burglary at all according to the victim’s neighbor.
Police were called to the residence after the victim returned home and noticed her screen door was open. Upon entering the house, the woman said she noticed several items had been moved “ever so slightly.”
The officer noticed old damage on the door, but no recent signs of forced entry. As the officer was gathering information for the report, he noticed a large amount of clothing piled next to the dining room table.
The victim insisted that she had left the clothes organized. She also said several bottles of cologne had been moved on the top of her toilet and that one of the bottles had been turned around.
The officer noted that the kitchen countertops were covered with miscellaneous items and dirty dishes. The victim insisted the items were not as she had left them.
Though the victim was initially calm, she became increasingly agitated while speaking with the officer.
The victim identified a female acquaintance as a likely suspect in the burglary. The victim said the female suspect knows what all her favorite things are and those are the items that had been moved. The victim did not believe the female had taken anything, but had moved the items just to hurt her.
The victim further explained that she and her “husband,” who she is not actually married to, have been free of their pill addiction for 93 days. The woman said she believes the female suspect burglarized her home and re-arranged her belongings in an attempt to get her to return to her “old ways.”
The officer later spoke with one of the victim’s neighbors who said he had been outside all day and had not seen anyone go near the front door of the victim’s residence. The neighbor said the victim is known to take pills and that she does not tell the truth when she is high. The neighbor further advised that he believed the woman was high at the time of the report.
The case is listed as inactive.
Other recent incidents investigated by Winder Police include:
•natural death on Tuggle Street. A landlord contacted police after not hearing from a tenant for several days. When officers approached the residence, they immediately noticed a foul odor. The tenant was found dead inside and appeared to have died of natural causes according to the coroner.
•damage to property on East May Street. A woman said her vehicle was damaged while parked at a restaurant. The silver Chrysler Pacifica had scratches and dents on the rear passenger bumper area.
•burglary on Ridgeway Street. A caregiver for a person in an assisted living home discovered the elderly woman’s house had been burglarized. The caregiver had gone to the house to retrieve some belongings for the elderly owner. No items appeared to be missing, but the basement door had been broken and forced open.
•attempted burglary on Resource Parkway. An employee discovered that someone had attempted to pry open a rear window to a business. The attempt was unsuccessful and nothing was reported stolen.
•agency assist on North Broad Street. Police were called to assist a med unit in locating a possibly suicidal male. The man was located and transported to the hospital without incident.