A Bethlehem man called authorities to report that unidentified individuals were watching him.
The man said “they” were using remote control vehicles to shine lights, pictures and messages into his bedroom.
The man insisted “they” were watching him and knew when he was trying to sleep.
The man ushered the deputy inside the house to explain further because he was concerned “they” would be able to hear his conversation.
Though the deputy noted an odor of alcohol coming from the man, he found no signs of drug activity and described the man’s home as “clean and well kept.” The deputy attempted to ascertain if the man was taking any prescription medications which could explain his paranoia. The man admitted taking several medications, but said he was not having any medical problems.
The deputy unsuccessfully tried to convince the man to undergo a medical evaluation and left when the man withdrew his request for a report. The deputy wrote, ‘When I refused to admit there was a laser picture on the wall of the living room Mr. Walker decided he no longer wished to file the report.”
“They will drive me crazy,” the man said as the deputy left the house.
Shoplifter caught with evidence
A Winder Police officer investigating the theft of two cases of beer was able to quickly solve the case after locating the suspect in possession of evidence pointing to his guilt.
The officer was enroute to the Big H Food Mart to take a report regarding a beer theft when dispatch provided a description of the suspect. The officer searched the area and located Justin Marshall Clouse, 27, of 5643 Redan Road in Stone Mountain, lying on the ground behind Winder-Barrow Middle School.
Clouse had an 18-pack of Milwaukee’s Best and a 12-pack of Natural Ice in his possession. According to the police report, Clouse smelled strongly of alcoholic beverage and was unsteady on his feet. Clouse admitted having six beers.
An employee of Big H Food Mart confirmed that Clouse was the man who had taken the beer and run out of the store.
Clouse was charged with shoplifting and public intoxication.
Man ‘pretty sure’ Statham is home
A Winder man was arrested for public intoxication after a Winder police officer spotted him staggering along West May Street.
The man, later identified as Brian Lee Harvey, 52, of 3333 Dreamland Court in Winder, said he was headed home. When asked where home was, Harvey said he could not remember, but was “pretty sure” it was in Statham.
A check of Harvey’s name and date of birth showed he was wanted for failure to appear. Harvey was taken into custody and transported to the Barrow County Detention Center without incident.
Counterfeit bills passed at Walmart
A man got more than his money’s worth after using altered bills to purchase more than $400 worth of merchandise from Walmart.
The suspect described as a black male approximately 5’ 11” tall and weighing 180 lbs. used five $100 bills to purchase a router, HDMI cables, DVDs and other items.
Later, the loss prevention officer determined the $100 bills were actually five dollar bills which had been bleached and reprinted. The Lincoln watermark was still visible when held up to the light as was the inside strip indicating the bill was actually worth only $5.
The loss prevention officer said the suspect returned most of the items to a Walmart in Lithonia the following day. Video of the suspect was turned over to authorities.