Man's car stolen as he purchases cigarettes
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A man who agreed to buy cigarettes for someone who didn't have their license had his car stolen by them.

A Bartow County Sheriff's deputy responded to a call in reference to the theft of a motor vehicle at a gas station off Glade Road in Acworth shortly after midnight Wednesday. Upon arrival the deputy met with the complainant who said his 1995 Honda Civic was stolen. The victim said he met the suspect earlier at Huddle House in Cartersville and the suspect asked him to buy the cigarettes. The victim said he walked into the store to buy the cigarettes, returning a few minutes later to find his car gone.

He said he did leave the keys in the car and the suspect would possibly be in the Cartersville area.

Items stolen from couple's hotel room

A Bartow County deputy responded to the Hampton Inn on Tuesday evening in reference to a burglary report.

Upon arrival the deputy met with the complainant who stated that someone had entered his hotel room and taken items from a suitcase. The complainant said he suspected a hotel employee because there was no sign of forced entry.

The deputy observed fresh pry marks outside the door. The complainant's wife said when they returned from dinner she noticed her suitcase was unzipped and the lock was missing. She said she saw that all her clothes had been disturbed and placed back in the suitcase. She also noticed that two jewelry boxes, which contained most of her jewelry, were missing.

Man hits girlfriend with dog leash

A Bartow County deputy responded to a call involving terroristic threats and battery Tuesday evening at 53 Pine Needle Trail.

Upon arrival the deputy observed offender Donald Wright standing on the front porch. The deputy described him as agitated, unsteady on his feet with slurred speech and a strong smell of alcohol. Wright stated he had been drinking at a friend's house and when he returned home he begin to argue with his girlfriend. The deputy said he asked Wright to explain what happened but he kept changing the subject.

The complainant stated that she asked Wright to leave the previous night but he came back intoxicated. She said they argued and he struck her on the stomach with a dog leash. She locked him outside and he proceeded to kick and beat the door and windows, threatening to burn down the house and kill everyone inside, according to the report.

The deputy observed a long red mark on the complainant's stomach and a dog leash next to the front door. Wright was arrested and charged with two counts of terroristic threats and battery, all under the Family Violence Act.

Woman arrested for possession of marijuana

A Cartersville officer initiating a traffic stop for speeding Tuesday evening smelled the strong smell of raw marijuana coming from the vehicle.

The officer made contact with the driver who stated the smell was from two weeks ago when he and a passenger were smoking in the car before being arrested. The officer asked the driver and passenger to step out the vehicle.

The officer asked the female passenger to empty the contents of her pockets and place them on the top of the car's hood. She pulled a clear bag of a substance containing suspected marijuana. She was placed into custody and taken to the Cartersville Police Department where she later made bond. The male driver was released on a citation for speeding.

Intoxicated man arrested at Walmart

A BCSO deputy responded to a call at Walmart on Wednesday morning in reference to a intoxicated subject. Upon arriving the deputy was advised that the offender Roy Wilson was intoxicated and sleeping on the inside bench.

The deputy made contact with Wilson and asked him what he was doing. Wilson told the deputy he was celebrating his freedom. The deputy noticed a strong smell of alcohol on his breath. He was escorted to a patrol vehicle where he agreed to a breath sample, testing positive for alcohol. He was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.