According to the BCSO incident report, a man left his vehicle in the parking lot behind Paw Paw’s Grocery while he fished. When he returned to his car, he could not find his keys. After calling a friend for a ride to retrieve his spare, he returned to the lot to find his car missing. The officer confirmed that the white 2002 Ford F-150 truck, which had 22-inch chrome wheels, tinted windows and a sprayed-in bedliner, was not picked up by any local wrecker services.
Possible stolen coins used to purchase cab ride
Archer & Lovell PC, at 336 S. Tennessee St., alerted Cartersville police on Friday at 8 a.m. to a break-in. At the time of the incident report, the only item known to be missing was a coin collection.
On the same date, at 9 p.m., a BCSO deputy was dispatched to the office of Cartersville Cab. According to the incident report, a driver for the company picked up a black male and two white males, who appeared to be in their 20s, and transported them from the area of Highway 20 to Branton Road. The subjects allegedly paid the fare using nine quarters and 54 dimes, which appeared to be made of silver and dated back to 1970. The driver allegedly stated the males had a backpack full of coins.
Intruder caught in the act
A rental-property owner called police on Friday when she found an unathorized person in the home located at 61 Floral Drive, Cartersville. The complainant told police she arrived at the house to prepare the property to be shown.
However, she noticed the back door was open and heard someone inside. She immediately called 911.
When the officer arrived, she saw the suspect, a man in a black shirt, black boots and black pants, walked around the side of the house. When the man, later identified as Christopher Hartsfield, saw the officer he ran into the nearby woods.
Before the fleeing man was out of sight, the officer saw he had tattoos on his neck and arms and his left eyebrow was pierced. An officer assisting the scene found the subject walking near Highway 41. He was wearing a white shirt and grey shorts. Later, his black clothes were found in the woods and the subject had a small blade and pliers in the pockets of his pants.