Crime Report: Pit Bull Shot Dead, Waffle House Vandalism and Scuffle at Pep Rally
The following information was gathered from Oconee County Sheriff's Office reports and highlights incidents reported Sept. 13-16.
Dog Shot to Death: A Marshall Store Road resident reported someone shot and killed his fawn-colored pit bull sometime between 10 p.m. on Sept. 15 and 8 a.m. on Sept. 16. The dog's owner said he found the dog's body with one fatal bullet wound just off the road in the 1200 block of the street. He said the dog was kept in a pen but must have escaped. He also said he didn't believe the dog was aggressive and that he believes he knows who is responsible but didn't want to press charges right away. Deputies spoke with a neighbor about the incident who said he did not shoot the dog. The investigation continues.
Waffle House Vandalism: A deputy was dispatched to Waffle House on Epps Bridge Parkway around 2:30 a.m. on Sept. 16. A cook reported having seen two men enter the men's restroom. He said one of the men was putting a cap back on a black marker as he was exiting. The employee then found graffiti on three areas of the wall in the bathroom. The two men left before the deputy arrived.
Scuffle at Pep Rally: Around 3:15 p.m. on Sept. 14, deputies were called to North Oconee High School where juveniles had reportedly been fighting. Two had started the argument and a third jumped in when one of the other two was knocked to the ground. The original two were charged with affray and were released to their parents.
Shoplifting Arrest: Wal-mart security on Sept. 13 reported a woman tried to steal a flat-screen TV but ran into the parking lot when confronted by security. The TV was recovered near the woman's green Ford station wagon along with two surveillance systems inside the vehicle that had been reported missing from the Wal-mart store on Lexington Road. A 31-year-old Winder woman was charged with shoplifting. The woman is also a suspect in the shoplifting theft of a computer from the Epps Bridge Parkway store on Aug. 16, 2012.
Employee Struck by Car in Parking Lot: A Wal-mart employee told deputies on Sept. 13 that he was helping a customer with her bags in the parking lot on Sept. 12 when another vehicle backed out of a parking space and struck him. The man said he never lost his balance, but since has had some pain in his back and knees and wanted a report filed for insurance purposes.
Car Strikes Gas Pump: The manager of QuikTrip reported on Sept. 14 that a woman driving a Honda Accord backed into a fuel pump around 6 a.m., damaging the pump housing and switch. The woman said she had to move her car quickly in order to avoid it being struck by a passing delivery truck. Damage is estimated at less than $500.
Ransacked Home: A resident of Old Epps Bridge Road told deputies on Sept. 15 that sometime over the last three weeks someone broke into his home in the 1300 block. He said nothing appeared to be missing but the home had been "ransacked."
Stolen iPod Touch: A woman residing in the 1100 block of Grayson Lane reported on Sept. 16 that someone took her iPod Touch on Sept. 10 around 2 p.m. She said around the same time of day three days later on Sept. 13 the charger was taken. The items are valued at $220.
Toolbox Taken: A black toolbox containing $300 worth of hand tools was taken from a driveway in the 1000 block of Trotters Walk sometime between 10 p.m. on Sept. 15 and 2 p.m on Sept. 16.
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