The Union Recorder

June 7, 2014

Crime Digest

Special to The U-R


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

Damage to Property

A man at a Lowe Road residence reported damage to his mailbox and newspaper mailbox sometime before 12:30 a.m. May 28. He told the deputy that he found the mailboxes damaged in his driveway when he returned home from work. The deputy noticed there was approximately 30 ft. of tire marks in the grass where the mailboxes were struck.

Aggravated Assault

A man and juvenile reported an assault occurring May 26 at an Ogden Place address. They told the deputy that a man tried to cut them with a knife after being questioned about a missing cell phone. After walking down the street to calm down, the man came back into the house and started waving a knife around. The deputy was able to calm the man down and retrieve the knife. No one was harmed during the incident.


Milledgeville Police Department

Criminal Trespass

An employee of a North Columbia Street fast food restaurant reported a possible attempt to break into the business May 28. She informed the officer that when she arrived to work she noticed that it appeared as if someone had tried to pry open the front and back doors. They also tried to open the drive-thru window. The officer observed scratch marks along the front door near the lock area. No items were reported missing from the restaurant.

Criminal Damage to Property

Police reported to a West Walton Street residence June 4 in reference to damage to property. The man told officers that while he was moving furniture into his new residence a juvenile wearing a blue shirt and blue jeans threw bricks at his dresser mirror and television. The officers noticed several scratches on the screen of the television and the mirror on the dresser was shattered.

Criminal Damage to Property

At about 8:27 p.m. June 4 a woman reported damage done to her vehicle while it was parked at an Anthony Way address. The woman told police that she discovered scratches all over her black Honda Civic. Officers observed several scratches on all surfaces of the vehicle. They also noticed that the scratches on the trunk spelled out a derogatory name.

Driving Unlicensed

A police officer noticed a dark colored Ford Taurus sedan traveling north on Vinson Highway with a driver who was not wearing a seatbelt June 3. The officer conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Vinson Highway and Staley Avenue. When the officer asked the driver for his license and proof of insurance the man did not have any. He was arrested and cited for driving while unlicensed and a seatbelt violation.

Financial Transaction-Fraud

A man reported unauthorized card transactions on his debit card, occurring between May 31 and June 2. The $926 worth of purchases were all made at the Cumberland Mall, Macy's and Finish Line. He explained to police that he contacted the bank to question the five unauthorized transactions and was advised to file a report.


—Compiled by Felicia Cummings