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.
Milledgeville Police Department
Theft by Shoplifting
A North Columbia Street business reported Jan. 2 that an individual attempted to steal a cellphone from the premises. He was arrested and charged with theft by shoplifting and giving a false name and date of birth.
The Salvation Army reported Jan. 3 that a donated vehicle had a window broken out of it while it was parked at the property.
Criminal Damage to Property
Officers found a point of entry at the former Shaw building Jan. 3 where an unknown person or persons had removed and replaced an air conditioning unit.
An individual reported he was being stalked Jan. 3 after he noticed a vehicle parked across the street from his home. He stated that at one point the vehicle had driven past his home with its lights out and that during that time period he received an offensive text from an unknown phone number.
Officers reported to West Montgomery Street Jan. 3 after receiving a call about a fight. They found an individual laying on the steps of the caller’s residence. A witness reported she had seen the man attacked and attempted to help him after the attacker ran away when she blew her horn. The man’s wallet had been taken during the altercation.
Officers flushed burglars from the former Shaw building Jan. 3 and initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle seen near the premises during their search for the offenders. The driver of the vehicle was found to be driving with a suspended license.
An individual was arrested Jan. 4 during an officer’s foot patrol. The individual ran when approached and tried to hide inside an apartment. Officers announced themselves to people in the apartment and eventually made contact with the individuals inside the apartment. The man who had fled left the apartment was found to have a trespass notice from the property and two outstanding arrest warrants from the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office. He was charged with criminal trespass and served with his active warrants. One of the individuals in the apartment was arrested for possession of marijuana.
—Compiled by Dakota DeVries-Crowdis