A Hull man was arrested for allegedly stealing copper wiring from a duplex in his neighborhood recently.
Colin Lee Anderson, 45, 533 Maplewood Lane, was charged with burglary, criminal damage to property in the second degree, possession of tools for the commission of a crime, burglary, criminal damage to property in the second degree and theft by taking.
According to the incident report, officer Michael Moore came to Maplewood Lane where he met with the owner of the duplex and Anderson. The owner said he was there making repairs from the theft of wiring the previous week and had left briefly to get some material. When he came back he heard someone (Anderson) knocking on the back door. Anderson told him he had seen a man wearing a black hoodie and black gloves come out from under the duplex and run through the woods. The homeowner then found where copper had been cut from underneath the house at the door with a pair of copper pipe cutters. A check of Anderson’s name came back with warrants out of Clarke County. Anderson said he was there to work on a duplex next door and denied taking the wire.
Other incidents on file at the sheriff’s office this week included:
•A woman on Sawdust Road reported that someone was using her checking account illegally to pay cable and other bills. She said she found out by calling the listed companies that two women from Athens were using her account.
•Someone stole the cash box at the Hot Dog Stand on Hwy. 72 West last week.
•Wiring was stolen from a vacant home on Virginia Lane.
•Aggressive driving was reported on Hwy. 29 South near Moon’s Grove Church Road. Two people in a green Acura reported that they were being chased by the red Ford Explorer and had been rammed by it. The Acura was found on Moon’s Grove Church Road near Cleghorne Road. The two passengers gave confusing stories and the officers were told that two men had already gotten out of their car because they did not want to be involved with police. The car was noted to have visible damage to the rear bumper cover and a right rear tire was blown out.
•An a/c unit was reportedly taken from a home for sale on Young Harris Road last week.
•A Century Arms AK-47 gun was reportedly stolen from the bedroom of a home on Hwy. 29 South.
•A woman on Kristen Court reported that her ex-boyfriend is having pornography sent to his address in Monroe under her 17-year old daughter’s name.
•A woman on Hwy. 106 North reported that someone made a fraudulent online transaction on her bank account in the amount of $426.
•Copper wiring was reportedly stolen from a home for sale on Cheek Pulliam Road.
•Child molestation and statutory rape were reported on Rose Hill Court. There were no other details available.
•A man on Holman Autry Road reported that he believes a man moving into a residence he is moving out of took some of his son’s Christmas gifts.
•A woman on Farm Road reported that her ex-boyfriend ripped off all her clothing and dragged her through the mud while her son and his son were playing together. She said he then threw her son in the mud and took off in her vehicle without her permission. He came back, parking the vehicle in front of his residence and allegedly telling her he would kill her if she called police. The mPan had left the residence again by the time officers arrived.
•A woman on Leon Ellis Road reported that her home had burned on Dec. 22 and when she returned on Christmas Eve, she discovered that it had been severely vandalized. Officer Alan Stratton said he found every outlet, appliance, carpet, door, tile and furniture in the home damaged. Wiring was cut and missing from the attic, basement and around the air units.
•A woman reported that she had received a text message on her phone from an unknown person stating “karma’s a #$%#$ ain’t it.” She said the message made her uneasy.
•A log splitter was taken from a yard on Black’s Creek Church Road.