Following Too Closely, Alleged Check Forging

News from the Watkinsville Police Department, for the week ending December 1.

The Watkinsville Police Department stays busy.
The Watkinsville Police Department stays busy.

On Thanksgiving day at 4 p.m., police were called to the intersection of Experiment Station Road and North Main Street after a 1996 Toyota Camry was hit from behind by a 2004 Kia Sorento.  No one was injured.  Tracy L. Rogers, 45,  of Arnoldsville, was charged with FOLLOWING TOO CLOSELY.

At 8:46 Thursday evening, police returned to Experiment Station Road at North Main Street where a 2013 Honda CRV had struck the back of a 1984 Chevrolet Blazer. Neither driver was injured.  Both vehicles suffered considerable damage.  Rebecca Kazemi, 55, of Colham Ferry Road, was cited for FOLLOWING TOO CLOSELY. 

Friday morning at 6:38, the driver of a 1996 Lincoln Town Car swerved to avoid a small animal crossing VFW Drive. The driver lost control and crashed into the ditch near Cedar Drive.  The driver was not injured.  The car suffered minor damage.  The animal escaped unharmed.

An alert teller at a downtown Watkinsville bank notified police shortly before 6 p.m. Friday of a person attempting to cash a forged check in the amount of $1,280. Oconee State Bank had verified that the check, written on the account of a Statham business, was bogus. Tyler Rhodes Chance, 33, of Athens, was charged with FORGERY IN THE 4TH DEGREE. Chance was booked into the Oconee County Jail, awaiting bond.

During the week ending Sunday December 1, the Watkinsville Police Department responded to thirty-three (33) calls for service inside the City.


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