The Union Recorder

May 23, 2013

Crime Digest, May 23, 2013

Crime Digest

The Union-Recorder


The owner of a Vinson Highway appliance store reported a burglary that occurred sometime between May 15 and May 16. The man left his business around 6 p.m. May 15 and returned around 9:40 a.m. the following day and discovered that someone attempted to break in through the side door. Twenty-two dollars in cash was reported missing from the store.

Theft by Shoplifting

An employee of an East Hancock Street convenience store reported the theft of food items by a man around 2:35 p.m. May 19. The man attempted to take a bag of Ruffles, a bag of Lay’s barbecue chips, and a can of Tostitos dip from the store without paying for it.

Criminal Trespass

Officers were dispatched to a North Elbert Street address May 19 in reference to an unwanted subject at the location. Upon arrival, officers met with the complainant who advised them that her child’s father was at her home after previously being trespassed from the area. The woman stated that he kept turning the knob of the door, trying to get inside.


Officers were dispatched to the area of Evans Avenue and Oconee Street May 18 in reference to a 911 call by a woman who said a juvenile threatened to shoot up her house. According to the woman, the juvenile was trying to fight her 18-year-old son. When she got in between the two and attempted to stop the altercation, the juvenile made the threat of coming back to shoot up the house.


Officers were dispatched to a medical business on North Cobb Street at approximately 2:48 a.m. May 20 in reference to a burglar alarm. Upon arrival, officers found the front door of the business unsecured. Further investigation revealed that the door had been pried open. No items were reported missing from the business.