At 5:45pm Thursday, December 26, a Concord Drive parent called to report that her 11-year-old special needs son was missing. He had been playing in the front yard but now could not be located. Watkinsville Police, Oconee County First Responders, and neighbors began searching the area. Everyone was concerned because it was already dark and cold outside. After about thirty minutes the boy was located at a nearby residence playing with some friends. He was in good health and was safely returned home.
Friday evening a Whitehall Road resident reported that someone had entered his Dodge van and removed a pool cue, case, and red dot cue ball valued at $286. The vehicle was unlocked in his driveway at the time. The van was not damaged and nothing else seemed to be missing.
At 1:47 Saturday afternoon a 2003 Nissan 350-Z bumped the back of a 2011 Toyota Rav-4 on Whitehall Road at First Street. No one was injured. Paul D. Lesko, 64, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, was charged with FOLLOWING TOO CLOSELY.
Sunday at 2:20am, police were called to a domestic argument at a Bond Drive address. Alcohol was a major factor in the situation. Some family members were visiting from out of state. A sober driver was called to come remove one of the intoxicated people from the house.
During the week ending Sunday December 29th, the Watkinsville Police Department responded to thirty-one (31) calls for service inside the City.