Man throws gas on fire, causes explosion
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Oct 06, 2010 | 2181 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A man Sunday threw a beer can filled with gasoline on a fire at a Cassville Road home, causing an explosion and nearby woods to catch fire.

According to the Bartow County Sheriff's Office incident report, the victim, a 50-year-old Cartersville man, called authorities Monday to report the incident.

He said a man heavily involved in the local drug trade about 11 p.m. threw the can on a fire the victim built in his front yard. The can exploded, splattering gas on the victim and catching a tree and pine straw on fire.

The victim extinguished the fire with a piece of plywood and dirt.

Shots fired after midnight in White

Six to seven shots were fired about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday near a Bells Ferry Road home in the city of White, according to the BCSO incident report.

The man who called police said he awoke to the sound of gunshots and yelled outside that he was calling 911. The suspects fled in a white 1990s model heavy-duty truck.

$90,000 in cameras taken from car

While a motorist was inside a Market Place Boulevard store Monday, his car was burglarized and more than $90,000 in equipment stolen.

According to the BCSO incident report, the 46-year-old Cartersville man said he was in the UPS store at 269 Market Place Boulevard for 10 to 15 minutes and when he returned to his 2007 Honda Civic, the trunk was open and the driver's side window broken.

A cordless drill and two infrared cameras, valued collectively at $90,120, were taken.

Money, electronics, files stolen in business burglary

Adairsville police are investigating a business burglary reported Saturday.

According to the press release, Elk Transportation representatives reported taken money, more than one computer, electronics and files, collectively valued at more than $42,800.

Man finds swastika painted on his door

Citing an ongoing problem, a 47-year-old Cartersville man said Tuesday he awoke about 2:30 a.m. to people knocking on his window, according to the BCSO incident report.

When he walked outside, he noticed a swastika spray painted on a side door of the Cardinal Court, Cartersville, home.

Gang graffiti found on driveway

A Fieldstone Court, Cartersville, resident report Monday gang symbols had been painted on her driveway.

According to the BCSO incident report, the graffiti included "W5PB" with small triangles at the top right corner of some of the characters, the acronym, "SOS," and the numbers, "5.0.5."

The damage was valued at $300.