The Union Recorder

December 26, 2013

Crime Digest

The Union-Recorder

MILLEDGEVILLE — The following is information compiled from public records taken from reports of the Milledgeville Police Department and the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office. It is our policy to not disclose the names of victims. These reports do not reflect guilt or innocence. An “arrest” does not always indicate incarceration. The charges filed are noted in the narrative.

Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office

Theft by Taking

A vehicle was reported stolen Dec. 15 after it was left at a residence on Lake Laurel Road.

Criminal Attempt to Commit Burglary

A church on Vinson Highway reported Dec. 15 that someone with a pry bar attempted to break into the building but fled when an individual turned on some lights.

Aggravated Assault

Officers responded to a call Dec. 14 where a man reported that another individual was attempting to run him off the road. The second man was later detained for driving under the influence and charged with failure to maintain lane, expired registration and aggravated assault.

Theft by Taking

A woman reported Dec. 16 that another individual stole her wallet from inside her purse while it was in her home on South Jefferson Street.

Milledgeville Police Department

Driving Under the Influence

Officers approached a vehicle Dec. 16 after the driver saw the patrol vehicle, turned off the car’s headlights and pulled over on the side of the road. The MPD officer detected the smell of alcohol, and when asked, the driver consented to a breathalyzer, which came back over the legal limit. A knife was visible in the passenger’s seat. The vehicle was searched and a second knife was located. The driver was charged with driving under the influence while under 21, license not on person, violation of condition of permit and underage permit.


A business located on South Wayne Street reported a burglary Dec. 17. Copper had been stripped from inside the building.


A title loan business reported Dec. 17 that an individual took out a loan, but when an employee went to have the title changed she was informed that the vehicle’s title had been changed recently. The business then learned that the individual had already taken a title loan out on the vehicle using a business in Macon.

-Compiled by Dakota DeVries-Crowdis