A woman on Wildcat Bridge Road reported that a man attempted to steal her vehicle from her yard.
She said she heard a noise and looked out the window and saw a black male sitting in the driver’s seat of her car. She said her teenage son ran outside and chased the man away. Officers were unable to locate the subject, who left running north on Wildcat Bridge Road.
Other incidents on file at the sheriff’s office this week included:
•A man on Charlie Bolton Road reported that someone took all the copper wiring and pipe from a rental home that burned recently. The man said he found a white male loading a vehicle with metal earlier that day and told him to leave, discovering the wiring and pipe theft later. The suspect was described as about five foot ten inches tall, in his mid-20s and 160 pounds. He said the suspect was also covered in soot.
•A woman on Jones Mathews Road reported that a man had left her residence the day before in her 1998 burgundy Saturn 4-door sedan to get milk for his child and did not return. He reportedly left his wallet and other identification at home. The man was reportedly suffering from depression and a heart condition and was on medication.
•Officer Gary Floyd found a woman lying face down in the ditch along Sewell Mill Road while on patrol. When he approached her she was moaning and refused to answer him. She eventually told him her name and that she had “done meth” the previous day. She also said she was depressed because she didn’t have a man and had thought about killing herself. She was transported to Athens Regional for evaluation.
•A man on Short Seagraves Road reported that a man he knows took his car without his permission the day before.
•A man on Griffeth Road reported that when a man he knows picked up a motor he was storing for him, he allegedly also took an air compressor, automatic transmission and another motor that did not belong to him and took these items to a salvage yard. The man denied taking the items.
•A man working at Weyerhauser, Inc. in Colbert allegedly heard a banging noise and found someone between the a/c units. The man allegedly took off running toward Office Drive, climbed the fence and ran through a pasture and out of sight. Copper wiring was missing from an a/c unit.
•A woman came to the sheriff’s office to report that someone had made four attempts to make transactions on her debit card. She was advised by her bank that the attempts were made in California and in another state.
• A man on Foote McClellan Road reported that someone had tried to enter his shop through a garage door.
•A woman on Colchester Circle reported that her debit card had been compromised 12 times. Purchases totaling $425 were made in California.
•A woman on Isabell Way said someone broke in her house and stole her new 50” flat screen TV that was still in the box. She was in the process of moving into her new home.
•Officer Dennis Harbison was on patrol when he spotted a Chevy Astro van on the side of Hwy. 174 with its emergency flashers on. He stopped to offer assistance and a passenger in the van got out and said that her husband had struck her in the face as they were going down the road. She said he was very drunk and left walking and that they had been staying at a residence on Shiloh - Ft. Lamar Road. The husband was not located and she was advised of the warrant process. Her injuries were also photographed.
•Officer Brandon Moss was dispatched to a residence on Transco Road where two female juveniles were refusing to get out of bed and go to school. Moss told the girls to get up and get ready for school several times but they refused. They were then taken to the sheriff’s office and a juvenile justice officer was contacted. The girls were then released back to their mother.
•A woman on Hannah Heights Trail reported that her purse containing cash, a Food Stamp card, Medicare card, credit card, jewelry and two Mexico identification cards had been stolen from her kitchen counter.