crime digest

The following is information compiled from public records 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

Fraudulent Check

An officer was dispatched to Magnolia State Bank, in the 100 block of East Greene Street in reference to someone attempting to cash a fraudulent check. The officer contacted the bank manager when he arrived and the manager stated that a man was attempting to cash a fraudulent check.The man stated he was hired through a Facebook ad to do some concrete work. He stated the guy that hired him gave him the check for his work at the end of the week. The check was for more than $600. A warrant was taken out for the man who wrote the fraudulent check for theft of services. 

Theft 

An officer met with a complainant at the MPD office in reference to a theft. The officer spoke with the victim who stated that sometime that same morning, a man she knew had stolen her couch cushion. She stated that he stole the cushion because she wouldn’t have sex with him the night before and when she woke up that next morning, her cushion was gone. She said that she confronted the man about it, but he refused to give back the cushion. 

Damage to property 

An officer met with a complainant at the 200 block of East Baldwin Street. The complainant stated that at two different times on two different days, someone threw a brick through the front window of her residence. The officer saw broken glass inside the residence. The complainant told the officer that she thinks that the person who threw the brick is a homeless person she kicked off her property not too long ago. 

Trespassing 

An officer was dispatched to the 200 block of North Elbert Street in reference to trespassing. The complainant stated that someone had placed a bed into the vacant home nearby. She stated that in February she had filed a report about the same thing when they found a bed in the same home. She stated that the house has been vacant for two years, but that it is getting ready to be rented out. The officer stated that there was no forced entry into the home and the male who actually found the bed said that the door was unlocked. 

 

—Compiled by Taylor Hembree

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