The Union Recorder

April 30, 2014

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

Fleeing/Attempting to Elude Officer

Sheriff's office patrol units conducted a highway safety checkpoint April 27 at the intersection of North Main Street and Lockwood Street. During patrol, deputies noticed a maroon Honda Accord make an improper U-turn to avoid the checkpoint area. A traffic stop was attempted and the driver refused to yield. The vehicle turned left onto Selma Drive and continued a short distance until it came to a complete stop. The driver was issued citations for improper U-turn, driving while license suspended and fleeing/attempting to elude.

Theft by Taking

Deputies were dispatched to an Old Stage Drive residence April 27 in reference to the theft of money. A woman told deputies that her juvenile grandson stole $45 from her purse. The juvenile admitted to taking the money and giving it to a friend to buy marijuana.

Public Nuisance Animal

A woman at a Brown’s Crossing residence reported her neighbor's dog on her property around 4 p.m. April 25. She told the deputy that when she arrived home she found her neighbor's brown haired dog in her yard and she feared for her life. According to the woman, she has had numerous incidents with her neighbor in regards to the dog. When arriving at the owner's home, the deputy was bitten by the dog twice on her leg. She advised the owners to restrain the dog by placing him on a leash. The dog was turned over to Baldwin County Animal Control.

Nuisance Animal

On April 23 a deputy reported to a Woods Drive address in reference to damage to two of a man’s vehicles caused by a cat. The man told the deputy that a neighbor's cat jumped on his two vehicles and scratched both the hoods. The deputy observed cat paw prints and scratches on a Mitsubishi Galant and a GMC Sierra, both parked at the owner's home. Upon speaking with the neighbor, he told the deputy that the cat did not belong to him and that he just hung around his house. Baldwin County Animal Control was contacted.



Milledgeville Police Department

Burglary

Police reported to an apartment on West Thomas Circle April 23 in reference to a burglary in progress call.  Once at the address, the officers approached the rear of the residence and discovered that a rear bedroom window screen had been cut and the window had been pried open. They also noticed a bent blade kitchen knife lying outside of the window. Once inside, officers could hear someone moving around in the residence. The man tried to run out of the front door but was stopped by police. No items were reported missing from the apartment.

Criminal Trespass

On April 23 around 11:02 a.m. a woman at a Cline Avenue address reported witnessing her ex-boyfriend attempting to steal an AC unit from her neighbor's home. She told police that she watched the man remove a window AC unit from the outside of a residence in the 300 block of Cline Avenue. She added he had stayed at her home the night before and told her the next day that he was walking to the store. When looking outside to see where he was walking she observed the theft at approximately 10:45 a.m. She described the man as wearing blue jeans and a white neck brace at the time of the theft.



—Compiled by Felicia Cummings