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
Damage to Property
Deputies were dispatched to a Sparta Highway gas station May 8 in reference to damage to property. The store clerk said a man came by and pumped gas but failed to remove the pump from his vehicle. She said she notified her employee of the damages and was advised her to file a report. The man was contacted by phone and made aware of the damages his caused to the gas pump. He assured the deputy that he would stop by the store to make payment arrangements with the manager.
Theft by Taking
Deputies reported to a Marshall Road address May 7 in reference to the theft of lawn care equipment. The woman told deputies that she borrowed a Poulan brand riding lawn mower from her friend to cut grass but it quit working. She left it in the yard and discovered the next day that it was missing.
Milledgeville Police Department
Theft by Taking
A store manager at a North Columbia Street department store reported the theft of money and clothing by an employee, occurring over a period of time before May 7. The store loss prevention personnel told the officer that the employee was under surveillance for some time ever since cash from the register was repeatedly coming up short. The employee was confronted by the store manager who provided drawer records, sales logs and security camera footage of the repeated theft. The woman confessed and a warrant for theft by taking was completed and signed.
Theft by Shoplifting
The store manager of a West Montgomery Street convenience store reported the theft of a store item by a man. On May 7 at about 1:11 p.m. police were shown a surveillance video of a man wearing a hat, blue shirt and tan pants enter the stockroom of the store and grab a soda. He then walked into the restroom and concealed the drink in his pocket.
Criminal Damage to Property
On May 8 a man at a West Franklin Street apartment reported to police that someone had slashed his tires. He told officers that when he left the apartment complex earlier in the day, he noticed that his Infiniti G35 was pulling to the right as he drove. Through further inspection, he discovered that both tires on the passenger’s side were cut.
—Compiled by Felicia Cummings