Man who wrote bad checks to Belk sought
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Cartersville Police responded to a call at Belk, 600 Cherokee Place, Monday afternoon in reference to a report of forgery. Upon arrival the officer spoke with the complainant/loss prevention supervisor who stated he had information regarding a forgery that occurred last month.

The supervisor said he was advised by another Belk employee from Baldwin County that the suspect was under investigation by Baldwin County Sheriff's Office for multiple other forgery and larceny cases throughout the state, according to the report. The supervisor stated that the suspect did enter the Cartersville location writing checks for a total of $684. All transactions were documented via register transactions and some were recorded via CCTV.

The supervisor stated he had never seen the suspect before, and if it wasn't for the tip from the other store, he would not have reviewed the transaction. The supervisor stated that Baldwin County Sheriff's Office has further information on the suspect.

Man allegedly attacked

at Ameri-Mart

A Cartersville police officer responded to a simple battery call on Monday morning at Ameri-Mart, 1153 Burnt Hickory Road, Suite A. Upon arrival a male complainant stated he had been hit several times in the head.

According to the report, the complainant said the incident started when he arrived at work and the suspect made a comment about his appearance.

"The suspect told him to pull his pants leg out of his boots, tuck in his shirt and iron his pants," the report states. To which the suspect responded that he didn't make enough money to iron his pants.

The compliant said the suspect then called him a punk and other obscene names as he turned to walk away. The complainant said he may have said something to the suspect as he walked away. According to the complainant the suspect hit him several times in the back of the head and had him in a headlock at one point.

The complainant left the business and called 911. No visible marks were present at the time of the report, the officer stated.

Worker with purple hair allegedly steals potato chips

A resident at Star Crest Nursing Home called the Cartersville Police Department to report a theft in her room. Upon arrival the officer spoke with the victim who said that 10 packs of Lays potato chips from the dresser in her bedroom were missing. The victim stated that last Saturday around noon she noticed that her chips were missing. She said she previously observed a black female worker leave her room with a bag of chips in her back pocket. She described the worker as being in her 30s with upswept hair with purple highlights.

Pink Soccer Shoes Stolen

Cartersville police were called Monday night in response to a pair of shoes stolen off the front porch of 12 Huntcliff Drive. The complainant said the shoes, a pair of pink soccer shoes size 10, were delivered by UPS last Friday. She stated that she contacted UPS and checked the tracking number, which confirmed the shoes had been delivered Friday.

Missing person report filed

A Bartow County Sheriff's Office deputy was dispatched Monday morning to 1925 Cassville Road, Lot 6, in reference to theft of vehicle and missing person.

Upon arrival the officer met with the complainant who stated that her roommate was missing. She said she last saw him walking on Cassville Road on Nov. 10. She said she has not heard from him since and has no contact numbers to call family members. The complainant said all his belongings were still in the house.

She said he purchased a truck that they all drove, but it broke down Nov. 19 when she was driving on Cedar Creek Road. She said the truck was off the road near the ditch, but now it's gone. The complainant said she doesn't know if her roommate heard it was broke down and got it or if someone stole it. She said she will try to get the VIN number so it can be placed on GCIC.

The officer said he checked the jail and hospital to make sure the missing person wasn't there. He was placed on the GCIC as a missing person.

Man breaks verbal agreement

to pay for car

On Monday afternoon a BCSO deputy responded to Sugar Hill Auto Sales, 40 Stone Mill Circle, Cartersville, in reference to theft by deception. The complainant stated that he let someone take a vehicle Nov. 1 with the agreement that he will pay for the vehicle in seven days. The complainant stated there was no paperwork or documentation, just a verbal agreement made at the request of a mutual friend.

The complainant said that the man has not returned the vehicle or the messages. He has also left e-mails and text messages.

Man assaulted for refusing to take friend to Walmart

A BCSO deputy responded to a battery call Monday night at 136 Tower Road. The officer met with a male complainant who said that his friend assaulted him the previous day. The complainant said they had been in an argument because he refused to take the alleged attacker to Walmart.

The officer said he did observe the complainant having an injured ankle with swelling and bruising. The complainant refused to press charges but did request that the officer call and ask the attacker not to return to the residence. The officer did so, but only got voicemail.

Man arrested for possession

of marijuana

On Monday evening a BCSO deputy patrolling the area near Glade Road and Sugar Hill Road in a marked patrol vehicle observed a man pushing a blue bicycle and drinking from what appeared to be a large beer can hanging out of a brown paper bag.

According to the report, the officer immediately turned around and made contact with the suspect. The officer said the suspect placed his left hand into his front pants pockets, seeming very nervous. The officer stated that the suspect would not take his hand out his pocket, even after several demands to do so. Finally he took his hands out and placed them in the air.

The officer said he then detained him and the suspect dropped a small clear plastic bag with a green leafy substance suspected to be marijuana as well as a rolled-up suspected marijuana cigarette.

The officer asked the suspect if the marijuana was the reason he wouldn't take his hand out his pocket, to which he replied yes. The officer said while the suspect spoke there was an overwhelming aroma of an alcoholic beverage coming from his person. The officer also recovered a 24 ounce can of Bud Ice beer recently open and cold from the paper bag the suspect was carrying.

The suspect identified as Curtis Prather was arrested and charged with possession of less than a ounce of marijuana and pedestrian under the influence.

Inmate cracks glass booth to see

if it's really made of glass

A sergeant with the Bartow County Sheriff's Office was advised Nov. 19 that the glass at the new visitation booth was cracked in the Detention Center. The sergeant went into the Detention Center to inquire about the broken glass.

A few minutes later he was advised that Burnley Franklin Steven cracked the glass. Burnley admitted that he took the phone off the receiver and struck it against the glass. He said he wanted to see it if was really made of glass. A warrant was taken for criminal interference with government property.