Man discovers forged checks on his account
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A man going over bank statements found forged checks. The complainant went to the Cartersville Police Department on Monday afternoon to report the suspicious activity. He told the officer that between August 30 and 31 an unknown suspect cashed a fraudulent check on his Regions Bank account. The victim said he was recently looking through his account and found a check written for $975 that he did not write. He also found a check for $603.76 deposited in June. He obtained a copy of check from the bank and noticed that the signature was forged. The victim gave the officer a copy of the check and a forgery affidavit which were both entered into evidence.

Man arrested for obstruction of an officer

A Cartersville police officer patrolling the area of Douglas Street in Tuesday morning observed a gray Crown Victoria exit from City Motors rear exit with no headlights. The officer initiated a traffic stop, as he approached the driver, identified as Cedric Lamar Richards, placed his right hand under the seat. The officer asked him to keep his hands visible. Richards became argumentative with his hands still under the seat. The officer then unholstered his service weapon, keeping it down by his side. After several more requests Richards put his right hand on his knee, but it was balled up in a fist. The officer noticed the corner of a clear plastic bag protruding out of the top of his hand, at that time he returned his hand back under the seat. Two other officers arrived on the scene instructing Richards to exit the vehicle and show his hands, he still wouldn't show his hands and another officer drew his service weapon. While exiting the vehicle, Richards placed his hands on the vehicle, before shoving his left hand down into his jacket. The officer placed Richards in a "arm bar" and took him to the ground. He was placed in handcuffs and placed in the rear of the patrol car. A warrant was taken out for obstruction of an officer.

Man looking for horse owner

A Bartow County deputy responded to a call on Monday afternoon in reference to livestock at large in the area of 194 Miller Road in Taylorsville. The complainant told the deputy that since last week a brown horse has been in his backyard and he doesn't know who the horse belongs to. He said he started feeding the horse oats and hay to keep it healthy. The complainant said he doesn't mind the horse being there, but will put up flyers to try and find it's owner. The deputy referred the complainant to magistrate court in order to get proper paperwork in an attempt to legally claim the horse if he can't locate the owner.

Mailbox damaged in local neighborhood

A Bartow County deputy was dispatched on Tuesday morning to 172 Camp Sunrise in reference to destruction of mailbox.

He met with the complainant who said that his mailbox was damaged. The complainant said he saw two white males and a white female in their early 20s walking up the street the previous day between 5 and 6 p.m. looking and touching all the mailboxes in the area. He stated later that night he heard loud banging but couldn't see anything. He said he noticed his mailbox turned backward when he looked outside the next morning.