In his weekly news release, Chief Lee O'Dillon recapped some of the incidents that police responded to during the week ending March 11.
- A Concord Drive resident returned home Tuesday, March 5 about 10 a.m. to find a strange Volkswagon Golf parked in her driveway. A woman was loading items from the garage into the car. When spotted, the woman quickly unloaded the car and fled by driving around the homeowner's car and across the lawn toward New High Shoals Road. The homeowner was able to get a good description of the woman and the car. A few minutes later, an Oconee County Sheriff’s deputy spotted and stopped the car. A computer check revealed that the woman was wanted on additional charges. Thet was taken into custody and charged by Watkinsville police with criminal trespass.
- The driver of an tractor-trailer rig, traveling south on SR 15, skidded into the back of a 2000 Mazda B-2500 pick-up truck as it was attempting to make a left turn into the parking lot of J&B Quickstop at 1461 Greensboro Highway at 12:43 p.m. on March 5. No one was injured. The rig attempted to miss the pick-up and only slight contact was made. A Clayton man, 32, was charged with following too closely.
- The owner of a 2007 Nissan Altima returned to a parked car at the Oconee County Government Annex, 1291 Greensboro Highway, around 2:45 Thursday afternoon to find that someone had struck the car and fled. The driver of the offending vehicle did not report the incident.
- On Sunday at 5:30 p.m., police responded to a argument outside of a Hight Drive address. A 20-year-old Athens resident was asked to leave the property and he was picked up by some friends.
Watkinsville police responded to a total of 29 calls within city limits between Monday, March 4 through Sunday, March 11.
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