According to preliminary reports, about 6:45 p.m. law enforcement was called to Guest House, 204 E. Felton Road, Cartersville, where a woman allegedly had been stabbed in the chest.
Personnel at the scene requested EMS transport for the woman and for a person who suffered a dog bite. On scene Saturday evening were Bartow County Sheriff's Office deputies, a K-9 unit, Bartow County Fire Department personnel and Georgia State Patrol troopers.
A neighbor on the scene said a Hispanic female and black male were involved in a dispute. The woman said the female had been seen pushing a baby around the Guest House in a stroller.
She added that the area where the incident took place -- in a back portion of the extended-stay property -- had "been bad" for three or four weeks. The woman said there had been loud music and arguments recently around the room where it took place.
BCSO Lt. Sam Witt declined to comment, saying the incident remained under investigation.
When asked if the stabbing victim was deceased, Witt did not answer.
Stolen vehicle in earlier hit and run
On Friday at 7:35 a.m., a Bartow County Sheriff's Office deputy responded to Valencia auto repair, 7103 Glade Road, in reference to a burglary report. Upon arrival, the deputy spoke to the complainant, who said someone knocked down the gate and stole a 1998 Chevy Silverado.
According to the incident report, the deputy could tell the gate was rammed from inside by a vehicle and noticed the power meter sitting on the ground. Upon asking if the suspect entered the building, the complainant showed where they broke a window. He also said he could not tell if anything was missing at this time except for the vehicle.
After speaking to the owner of the vehicle, the deputy talked with the Marietta Police Department, which revealed the vehicle was involved in a hit and run in Marietta Friday morning.
The deputy later met with the complainant about 9:16 a.m. regarding another stolen vehicle, which was a red GMC Sierra 3500 2WD dually pickup truck.
BCSO deputies were dispatched to 154 Stephens Road, Acworth, Thursday about 11:46 a.m. regarding a theft by taking. The incident report said the deputy met with the resident who stated that an unknown person(s) took a generator from his yard.
He noticed the generator was missing one day after an individual came by and asked if he wanted to sell it a week ago. The deputy went to an address where the owner suggested the generator might be located and knocked on the camper door. The deputy then went to the mobile home and knocked on the screen door and announced he was from the sheriff's office. At that time a pit bull came out of the house and the deputy slammed the screen door shut but the dog came through and bit his left hand.
The deputy notified dispatch and was advised animal control was en route. While wrapping his hand the dog came out of the house again and came after him.
A female resident arrived and said she and her son did live there, but had moved out. She said the dog was a stray. She also said there was a generator in the camper that she bought from an unknown male. Afterward the generator was recovered and animal control arrived and took the pit bull.
The deputy was treated for his injury.
Truck safe burglarized
On Thursday about 1:05 p.m., the Cartersville Police Department responded to a report of larceny at Jiffy Lube, 920 Joe Frank Harris Parkway. According to the incident report, the complainant, who is a Pepsi employee, stated money was taken from his work truck's safe, located in the trailer portion of his vehicle.
After inventorying the contents of a Pepsi machine in Jiffy Lube between 12:30 and 12:41 p.m., he returned to his work truck and noticed the lock on the safe had been cut off.
There were no pry marks, fingerprints or parts of the lock at the scene or around the truck for possible processing. The loss is estimated to be about $1,000. The complainant said he never locks the truck while doing inventory of the machines since he leaves the safe locked at all times.
Fire destroys detached garage
Bartow County firefighters responded to a residential fire in a detached garage, 45 6th St., in Emerson, Saturday afternoon. The structure was a total loss.