The Union Recorder

May 9, 2014

Crime Digest

The Union-Recorder


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

Entering Auto

Deputies were dispatched to a Shady Rest Court apartment May 4 in response to an entering auto incident. The owner of a silver Chevrolet Impala told the deputies that her husband took the vehicle to visit a friend in the 1400 block of South Jefferson Street May 3. When he returned she discovered that the wallet she kept in her purse, which was located in the car, was missing.


While in the process of reporting to a domestic dispute at a residence in the 100 block of Central Avenue May 5, a deputy was informed by dispatch that the male involved in the dispute had left the home and was reported to be intoxicated. The deputy was passed by the man in a gray Chevrolet Camero on South Main Street. The car pulled into the parking lot of a convenience store. When speaking with the driver, the deputy could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage. He was issued a citation for driving under the influence of alcohol and driving while license revoked.

Theft by Taking

Deputies were dispatched to a Frazier Drive address May 2 in reference to a stolen knife. The victim told deputies that someone stole his 6-inch stainless steel pocket knife sometime between May 1 and May 2. He added that the night before he was entertaining several guests in his home. He remembered leaving the knife on the coffee table in the room where everyone was seated. When he woke up the following day the knife was missing.

Theft by Shoplifting

A deputy reported to an Irwinton Road department store May 4 around 10:20 a.m. in reference to a shoplifting incident. The store manager told the deputy that a customer reported seeing a woman placing items from the store in her purse. A can of air freshener, a tube of lipstick, Twix candy bites, a pack of Nekot cookies, feminine wipes, and a container of vanilla pudding were retrieved from the woman's purse.

Fraud-financial identity

On May 5 a woman called the sheriff's office to report an incident of fraud. She told law enforcement officials that three months ago she received a letter in the mail from a finance company informing her that she was delinquent on a Care credit card account in the amount of $3,300. She contacted the company and told them she never opened an account with the company. A representative said the account would be canceled but advised her to file a report in order for the delinquency not to be reported to credit bureau.

-Compiled by Felicia Cummings