Men brandishing weapons break into to residence
From staff reports
Two men reportedly entered a woman's home last week, brandishing pistols and demanding money, according to an incident report from the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office.
A sheriff’s deputy responded in the 100 block of Russell Drive around 4:45 a.m. April 24 in reference to a burglary. Upon arrival he met with the victim who said she was sitting in the dining room, when two unknown men entered her home.
When questioned on how the men gained access into the residence, she said she usually leaves her front door open with the outer screen door secured so that she can get air in her home, according to the sheriff’s report.
She described the two men as were wearing black hooded sweatshirts, black jeans, and red bandanas covering their faces. She added that they appeared to be about six feet tall. Both men were carrying small silver pistols, she said, and each man wore clear plastic gloves on his hands.
According to the victim, the men held her and her 7-year-old daughter at gunpoint in the living room. They then asked her where the money was. She said she told them she did not have any money or anything in the home of value. The men then instructed her and her granddaughter to sit down in the living room and not make a sound. Afterward, they began to look around the house. After moments of searching, the victim said the two men left.
According to the victim, the men said if she called 911 after they left they would return.
The incident was reported as armed robbery and is still under investigation by the sheriff’s office.
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
A woman at a Pancras Road address reported an entering auto incident to the sheriff's office April 18. She told the deputy that she noticed about $260 in $20 bills was missing from inside her black Toyota Camry. She added she left the vehicle unlocked around 6 p.m. April 17, which was the last time she saw the money.
Theft by Taking
April 17 at about 4:36 p.m. a man at an Irwinton Road residence reported the theft of his shop vacuum. He told the deputy that he recently discovered someone had taken his Craftsman shop vacuum from his open carport. He also said he would check local pawn shops to see if he could locate his vacuum.
On April 22 a deputy was called to a convenience store located in the 300 block of Allen Memorial Drive in reference to reports of someone throwing rocks at cars. After arriving to the area, the deputy noticed a man throwing objects at passing vehicles at the corner of Allen Memorial Drive and North Main Street. When questioned, the man told the deputy that God told him to do it to warn people about the end of the world and that he was a prophet. The man was taken to Oconee Regional Medical Center for a mental evaluation.
The owner of a Highway 49 residence reported a break-in at her home sometime before April 21. She said when she returned home she noticed that the front door was left open by someone and the lock on the back door was unlocked and laying on the floor. Several pieces of jewelry, a Phillips 32-inch flat screen TV, a Sony DVD player, and a silver DVD/VHS combination player was reported missing from the home.
Theft by Taking
On April 22 deputies received a report from a man stating that his homemade trailer had been stolen. He said he loaned his trailer to another man approximately a month ago but he has not returned it. He described it as a trailer made from the back of a pickup truck, white with two wheels.
Milledgeville Police Department
Criminal Damage to Property
On April 23 a business owner at a Heritage Place address reported damage to a collection of signs. The man said he suspected the person he rents the office space from is responsible for the damage. He told the officer that his rent was paid up until April 1, but because of a recent death in the family, he has been unable to attend to moving belongings out of the rented space. When he went to the building the night of April 23 he noticed the locks on the door had been changed and his big fluorescent sign located at the entrance of the building had been pulled down. A second sign, which was located to the left of North Columbia Street, was torn into pieces and left to the side of the building. The third sign, which was on private property, had been placed inside the building.
A man reported that an unknown person had entered a church located on the 400 block of West Franklin Street and caused damage to items within the pavilion. On April 24 at about 12:38 p.m. police met with one of the deacons of the church. He told the officer that one of the outdoor ceiling fans in the pavilion had been damaged. He also pointed out that the globe and lights had been broken out.
—Compiled by Felicia Cummings