On Thursday, a reporting investigator met with a corporate security investigator at Georgia Power who has been working since late January, on a possible theft at Georgia Power.
The investigator said he believes three suspects have been taking welding leads and other tools from Georgia Power since sometime last year. He received this information from a confidential informant, which led to him opening the investigation.
According to the report, a recycling center has been located in Rockmart, where all three suspects have sold copper leads. The recycling center has photos of some of the leads brought in by the suspects. The leads were allegedly marked by Georgia Power, making it obvious if they were sold elsewhere.
From records obtained from the recycling center, one suspect has received approximately $56,000 for items sold since May 10, 2012. The majority of the property sold is believed to be copper leads.
The investigation will be handled by the security investigator at Georgia Power, but he contacted Bartow County Sherif Office in case law enforcement is needed at a later date. More property may also have been taken.
Man pushes puppy, fight ensues
A Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputy was dispatched to 103 Dripping Rock Trail, Acworth, in reference to a domestic disturbance Wednesday after a puppy sent two men into a physical altercation.
The deputy met with the complainant, Billy Parrish, who said that he and his son were sitting in the living room when his puppy started to bite his son, Billy Poole, on the foot. According to the incident report, Poole took his hand and pushed the puppy away, making it slide across the floor. Parrish told Poole, “If you hurt that puppy, I’ll break your neck.”
Poole allegedly became irate and threw the can of Coke he was holding against the wall, leaving a hole. He then stood up and began yelling at Parrish. Parrish also stood up and threw his can of Coke against the wall.
The arguing continued. According to the report, “Poole started to walk at [Parrish] with his chest bowed up but quickly turned around and walked away, through the kitchen area, down the hall.” Poole allegedly started hitting the wall. Parrish says he followed to prevent damage to the wall. A brief scuffle ensued before both parties separated.
The deputy spoke with Poole who stated the same sequence of events except that Parrish had attacked him and he never hit the wall in the hallway.
According to the report, no marks consistent with being punched were found on Poole; nor was there any damage to the hallway wall.
Poole was arrested and charged with criminal trespass and violating conditional bond.
Parrish was arrested and charged with terroristic threats.