The Union Recorder

December 3, 2013

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.



Milledgeville Police Department

Discharging Firearms

A North Columbia Street grocery store reported Nov. 20 that a man discharged a weapon at the checkout. The individual was in possession of a concealed carry permit and explained that he had accidentally fired the weapon while searching in his pocket. No charges were filed.

Burglary

A West Walton Street resident reported Nov. 20 that a home had been burglarized and several items stolen.

Fraud

An individual reported Nov. 21 that her EBT card had been taken after she gave the card to another person to purchase a list of items. The card was never returned and the items never provided.

Burglary

An employee of a North Columbia Street business reported Nov. 21 that a personal chain saw, weed eater and boat motor were stolen from a storage container on his employers property.

Theft by Taking

A woman who had previously been trespassed from Walmart had a warrant taken out in her name for misdemeanor criminal trespass and felony theft by shoplifting after she was seen attempting to steal $78.36 in merchandise Nov. 21.

Attempting to Elude Law Enforcement

An individual fled police in a vehicle after being chased from a store by loss prevention personnel Nov. 21. The individual drove out of the parking lot without turning on her lights during full dark, made an improper right turn against a red light, drove onto a crosswalk and was then stopped with the use of two police cruisers. The individual was issued six citations of attempting to elude a police officer, two citations of failure to obey traffic control device, failure to maintain lane, improper right turn and no headlight turned on after dark.

Marijuana

An individual was pulled over Nov. 22 for running a red light and during the traffic stop officers detected the odor of marijuana. The individual admitted to being in possession of marijuana and was arrested and charge with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and issued a citation for failure to obey a traffic control device. Officers found marijuana inside one of the individual’s shoes.



Compiled by Dakota DeVries-Crowdis