A woman on Wesley Chapel Road reported recently that she has been receiving threatening text messages from a woman she knows. One of the messages stated that the woman has a gun, which inspired the victim to call 9-1-1. She said she believes the text messages stemmed from two lawn chairs she borrowed last fall, but has since returned.
Other incidents on file at the sheriff’s office recently included:
•A woman on Sherwood Circle reported that someone came onto her property and stole a green John Deere pressure washer from the bed of her Ford truck. She said it belongs to her employer.
•A woman on Hannah Heights Way reported that someone broke into her car and stole her purse from the front seat.
•Someone reportedly tried to break into Fred’s store on Colbert Business Parkway.
•Officers were called to Athens Regional Medical Center to speak with a man who allegedly sustained injuries during an altercation on Kellogg Drive several days before. The man said two people he knew came to his residence there and got into an argument in his yard. He said when he went outside to see what was going on, someone pushed him down, causing him to strike his head on a rock. He said he had had a headache since the fall and came to the emergency room where he was admitted to the ICU with a brain bleed.
•A woman on Kingston Drive said two women she “has never really had any dealing with” had been calling her and threatening her with physical violence. She thinks it may be because she previously dated one of the women’s boyfriend. Officer William Elrod listened to the voicemails, which repeatedly threatened to harm or kill her and were full of obscenities and name-calling. She was advised to see the magistrate judge.
•Cruelty to children was reported on Davis Street last week. A woman said her son-in-law was verbally and physically abusing his children, though she could not provide specific dates and times. A welfare check on the children found them well and happy with no signs of injury. The man said he and his wife have been harassed by his mother-in-law for years and as a result, they do not allow her to see her grandchildren. The man said the officers were welcome to check on the children at any time.
•A man was arrested on Briarwood Lane for disorderly conduct after he allegedly became belligerent with an officer and EMS after they were called because he was reportedly having chest pains. He would not cooperate nor allow his sister to take him home so he was arrested.
•A man on Watson Road reported that he thinks a man he knows stole his truck. He said he went out at midnight to let the window up and when he went outside this morning he found his truck missing. He also had a 12-gauge shotgun in the vehicle.
•Burglary was reported on Creekwood Drive after a man there said his garage had been broken into and tools and other items stolen.
•A woman on Hwy. 98 West reported that her new lawn mower was stolen from her home.
*A man on Buddy Moore Road reported that his motorcycle had been stolen.
•Cruelty to children was reported on Woodale Street last week when staff members at a church reported that a child in their possession might be in an abusive household. After observing the three-year old male, Sargeant Klint Segars called a DFCS caseworker who came and took pictures of the child. His older siblings, seven and four, were also questioned. Officer Tracy Rucker and the caseworker then went to speak with the mother. They found the home “very unclean” and the caseworker explained that she must clean the house and the children thoroughly and made sure there was running water, food, etc. for the children. The woman had documents proving she had taken the three-year old to the doctor for the abscess on him and was told to take him back for other problems on his feet. The children were allowed to stay in the home for the time being.
•A woman on Madison Boulevard said she was in bed trying to go to sleep when her boyfriend started to pick an argument with her. She said he accused her of being unfaithful and threatened to “put a bullet in her head” after she gave birth to his child.