On Jan.16, Officers from the Winder Police Department were dispatched to a residence on Lakeshore Drive in reference to damage to property.
The homeowner claims a black SUV pulled out from behind her house and into the neighbor’s driveway when a white male in his late 20s got out of the vehicle and explained to the woman that he had been stuck behind her house for the better part of two days. The man then got back into the SUV and left the scene.
The homeowner then claims that a man wearing a utility jacket then walked out from behind her house and was talking on a cell phone, but when she asked him what he was doing he walked away.
When she returned home later in the day the woman saw several more pairs of footprints in the snow leading behind her house.
When officers arrived they found the footprints and located substantial damage to the lawn in the back of the woman’s home where it appeared that vehicles had been stuck. The tracks appeared to be leading to another residence behind the woman’s house, and at the residence police saw the black SUV and a large truck.
After making contact with the residents of the home on Buena Vista they explained that they had not been in the woman’s yard, and the reason the tires on their trucks were muddy was because they had been out duck hunting earlier in the morning.
No one could be found at the residence adjacent to the one on Buena Vista Street.
No further action was taken but the complainant was told to inform police if she saw anyone else in her backyard.