Three more syringes discovered in Walmart clothing
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The Bartow County Sheriff's Office is continuing the investigation into the discovery of syringes found in clothing at the Cartersville Walmart location. According to Sheriff Clark Millsap, three additional syringes and needles have been found since last week.

In one report filed Monday, a customer purchased a pair of pants over the Black Friday weekend and located the needle when the pants were worn this weekend. A second report came in Monday morning after a female shopper found a syringe in a pair of men's lounging pants. While investigators were on the scene at this report, an assisting Walmart manager found a second syringe in another pair of pants. In each of these new cases, no injury from being stuck by the syringes has been reported.

BCSO investigators and deputies continue to work to identify those responsible for placing the syringes in the clothing. Walmart is closely working with the sheriff's office in their efforts to identify the offender(s) and prevent customers from injury.

Millsap urges anyone who may have purchased clothing items from the Cartersville Walmart in November or December to double-check the items and ensure there are no syringes hidden inside. If one is found, do not touch the syringe and contact law enforcement.

Anyone with any information about these incidents is asked to call the Bartow County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division at 770-382-5050, Ext. 6029 or 6030. Persons wishing to give information anonymously may do so by calling the Cartersville-Bartow County Crimestoppers Line at 770-606-TIPS (8477).

Man airlifted after rollover crash

A single-vehicle rollover crash just after 7 a.m. at Old Tennessee Highway one mile north of U.S. Highway 411 in White sent one person to the hospital.

According to Bartow County Fire Department, the single passenger was ejected from the vehicle and transported to Atlanta Medical Center with head trauma.

A Georgia State Patrol trooper was called in to work the scene, but GSP Post 3 in Cartersville could not provide details on the accident.

Arson suspected in car conflagration

Cartersville fire officials believe a car fire early Sunday was set by an improvised device.

According to Cartersville police, the silver Volkswagen was set on fire around 2 a.m. after the driver's side window was broken and a glass bottle used as a Molotov cocktail was tossed inside.

The vehicle sustained moderate damage.

Four cases of graffiti reported Sunday

Four Cartersville residents Sunday reported damage after someone spray painted homes and vehicles.

According to the reports, a home on Terrell Drive had the windows broken out of a Chevy Avalanche and the words "no lames" sprayed on the car.

A resident on Greywood Lane said someone painted graffiti on his garage door and the bricks of the residence. The words "gobs or die" and "no lames" were found, along with vandalism to holiday decorations. A can of paint located in the roadway was taken into evidence.

Likewise, two homes on Park Court were struck by vandals, with one house having "no lames" painted on the structure and the other having the same two words sprayed onto a Honda Element and the driveway.

No suspects were mentioned in any of the four reports.

Fire damages White home

BCFD personnel were dispatched to a White residence late Sunday after a dryer fire spread.

According to BCFD, the house at 29 Windrush Drive suffered damage about 10 p.m. when a dryer caught fire. The single family home was damaged when the resident opened the appliance and flames shot forth. The blaze damaged the laundry room and rear portion of the home, with the remainder of the residence suffering smoke damage.

The one person home at the time was uninjured.

Fire personal was back in service about 1 a.m. Monday.