The City Cellar and Loft burgled
by Mark Andrews
Feb 24, 2014 | 1123 views | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Staff Report

On Monday, Feb. 17, at about 1:44 p.m., a Cartersville Police Department officer was dispatched to The City Cellar and Loft, 110 S. Museum Drive, Cartersville, in reference to a burglary report, according to an incident report.

When the officer arrived, he met with the complainant/owner who advised that on Feb. 15 at about 7:50 a.m, suspect No. 1 entered the business illegally by using a key that was not authorized and unknown by the owner. The owner stated he knew suspect No. 1 prior to this event and he helped around the business.

The owner’s surveillance system recorded suspect No. 1 “casing” the entrance moments before he produced a key unlocking the door. Suspect No. 1 then walked downstairs to the bar area where he then entered a cabinet which contained a white Regions Bank money bag which the owner stated had $700 at the time of the burglary. Once the bag was in possession of suspect No. 1, video shows suspect No. 1 exit the building and ride away from the scene on a blue mountain bike.

On account of the owner knowing suspect No. 1, the owner was able to positively identify the suspect from the surveillance. The suspect was not on the scene, but his last known residence was on Rowling Springs Road.

The owner advised he would get with the surveillance company in order for CPD to obtain video of the crime.

Four-wheeler stolen

On Monday, Feb. 17, about 2:44 p.m., a Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputy was dispatched to Pine Loop in reference to theft of a four wheeler, according to an incident report

Upon arrival, the deputy met with the complainant who advised his four-wheeler was stolen from the backyard of the residence. He said the residence was his parents’ address and they were in Florida, so he came by the residence on Feb. 4 to get the mail and check on the residence. He advised when he returned to the residence on Monday, he noticed his four-wheeler missing from the concrete pad behind the residence.

He further advised there was a large cable that secured three four-wheelers together, but it had been cut.

Drugs found at residence

On Monday, Feb. 17, about 9:51 a.m., a BCSO deputy went to 800 Rosewood Land, Cartersville, in reference to an attempt to locate offender Charles Bagley, later arrested, for an outstanding warrant for probation violation, according to an incident report.

Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with Donna Mills, later arrested, at the front door. The deputy told Mills he was trying to locate Bagley and she stated he was not at the residence, but at another residence across town. The deputy asked if he could search the residence for Bagley to confirm he was not there and she agreed.

During the search, the deputy entered into the back bedroom to clear it and make sure Bagley was not inside, and while doing so he observed a plastic baggy of what appeared to be suspected marijuana laying on the floor next to a red towel by the bed. He then observed another amount of suspected marijuana that was loose on the floor, another plastic bag of suspected marijuana sticking out from underneath the bed and a glass smoking device that had suspected methamphetamine inside next to the bed.

As the deputy began to exit the room and notify his supervisor of the situation, he observed another plastic bag of suspected marijuana in the floor at the doorway of the bedroom. All the suspected narcotics located were in plain sight.

After continuing the search of the residence, Bagley was located inside the bathroom and the deputy placed him under arrest. He contacted the Bartow-Cartersville Drug Task Force and asked them to be en route to the residence.

The deputy transported Bagley to the Bartow County Jail and another deputy transported Mills without further incident.