Phone cables from poles taken in Kingston
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Bartow County Sheriff's deputies are looking into the theft of an estimated 430 feet of phone cable from a Kingston location.

According to a BCSO report, an AT&T official said the cable was taken from several poles near the intersection of Kingston Highway 293 and Law Road sometime between midnight and 8 a.m. Tuesday. He said the theft cut off the area's phone service.

The cable had been taken down and stripped on sight. The official said the cable was worth about $2,000, and it would cost another $4,000 in labor to repair all the damage.

Gun reported taken from truck

An Acworth man told deputies a sensor alarm led to his discovery that a gun had been taken from his vehicle.

According to a BCSO report, the Colony Drive resident said he was awoken at 2 a.m. Tuesday but did not see anything. The alarm went off again a few minutes later, and when he went to check outside, he saw a white man sitting in his truck. He yelled at the man, who ran off in the direction of Diane Drive.

The man was described as having brown hair, about 150 pounds and 5-feet-7-inches tall, possibly in his mid-20s, and wearing jeans and a plaid shirt.

The gun was missing from the truck console. The victim said he had left the vehicle unlocked.

Hole in security fence is burglar's access

A representative from a White business said someone cut a security fence to gain access but was unable to take anything.

According to a BCSO report, a representative with Roswell Auto Brokers impound lot on Highway 411 said he saw a male wearing blue jeans, white shoes and a black hoodie walking inside the impound lot. When he attempted to confront the person, he took off running in the darkness.

Though the security fence had been cut, the business was found by the reporting deputy to be secure.

The incident occurred Tuesday between 10 and 10:15 p.m.

Warrant taken out for inmate

An escape warrant was taken out for an Bartow County Jail inmate who failed to sign in from work release at his assigned time.

After an eight-hour grace period, the warrant was signed Tuesday for inmate Jason Roden, according to a BCSO report.

Fire put out at old Goldkist plant; no serious crashes reported

Cartersville firefighters Wednesday morning responded to a fire at the vacant Goldkist plant at 100 Red Comb Drive.

According to CFD Lt. Shannon Horn, the minor blaze was caused by someone setting a wood shelf or crate on fire. Firefighters responded to the call at 9:48 a.m. and were back in service just after 11 a.m., and the fire damage was limited to the wood that had been set on fire.

Horn said firefighters during the day also assisted with wrecks on Interstate 75, including an overturned UPS trailer between Emerson and Cartersville. He said no one was injured as a result of the wreck.

The fire was the only one reported by Cartersville and Bartow County firefighters during the 24-hour period preceding 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Though Wednesday's rains caused some traffic crashes across the county, officials with the Georgia State Patrol post in Cartersville said no serious injuries nor fatalities came as a result of them.