Arson suspected at Gold Kist warehouse
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Cartersville police are looking into a fire that occurred Monday night at 100 Redcomb Drive, a Pilgrims Pride property at the vacant Gold Kist warehouse. Upon his arrival, the officer met with Fire Battalion Chief Ray King who said that firefighters were dispatched to the location in reference to smoke in the area. King said the blaze consisted of several miscellaneous metal containers and objects along with pieces of wood, which was still smoldering.

Chief King said the fire appeared suspicious and he believed the unidentified subjects responsible for the fire entered the property without authorization behind the warehouse near the railroad tracks.

King said this was not the first incident of its kind involving suspected arson at the property. Cartersville firefighters responded to the property previously for a suspicious fire in October and late November.

Computer stolen from Country Club

A Cartersville police officer responded on to a break-in at Cartersville Country Club, 1310 Joe Frank Harris Parkway.

According to the complainant, the break-in happened between Sunday at midnight and Monday morning at 6:45. According to the officer's report, the complainant said the suspects removed a key from the key box to a 1999 Chevrolet S-10 company truck and drove it through the gate. The complaint said the computer was stolen from a landscaping office, which the suspects accessed by kicking in the door.

The officer's report states that he observed footprints on the door. The officer also observed the desk and floor in disarray and the area where the computer was reportedly located he observed only a mouse and wires. The officer also observed the truck with moderate damage to the vehicle and fence gate. He also observed tire tracks and what appeared to be shoe impressions in the dirt.

Burglary call was false alarm

A Bartow County Sheriff's deputy responded to a burglary in progress on Tuesday shortly after midnight at 11 W. Howard St. in Kingston.

While en route, the anonymous caller stated they observed 12 men, some wearing ski masks pull up in a white Honda, a gray minivan and another car. The complainant said several went into Harrs Barbecue and two others walked past them down the street. The officer was then advised the vehicles left but two people were inside the restaurant.

Upon arrival the officer spoke with the owner of the restaurant who said he had friends over to watch the football game while he closed the store. He said one friend did have on a black cap, but not a ski mask.

Man attempts to evict his roommate

Bartow County deputies responded to a citizen's arrest on Monday afternoon at 165-A Willis Road.

Upon arrival, the complainant stated that his roommate moved his items out of the residence without properly evicting him. He said he found his belongings in a van on the property and some were also on the porch. The officer spoke with the roommate who said the complainant had not been paying rent and he wanted him out.

The officer explained the eviction process to the roommate who stated he understood. The complainant said he was voluntarily moving but needed a few days to gather all his belongings.

Man with outstanding warrant arrested

A Bartow County deputy recognized wanted a offender while patrolling the area of Highway 41 and Grassdale Road on Monday afternoon. The man, Christian Soli, was a passenger in a green Saturn.

The officer had dispatch run the tag and check warrants on the passenger, which returned an active probation violation warrant for driving under the influence, fleeing, unlicensed driver and reckless driving. The officer initiated a traffic stop and placed Soli under arrest. He was transported to the Bartow County jail for processing.

Man arrested for stealing cologne

A Cartersville officer responded to Belk Monday night in reference to shoplifting that had already occurred.

Upon arrival the officer spoke with an employee who stated that a white man was videotaped putting a tester bottle of Armani Mania Cologne in his jacket. The employee said afterward the suspect wandered around the store for a while before exiting the store. The employee then confronted him and recovered the cologne, valued at $57.

The suspect was taken to police headquarters and later released on bond.

Couple argues over boyfriend not job searching

Bartow County deputies responded to a domestic dispute Monday afternoon at 64 Jim Lane. The officer met with complainant who stated that she was in a verbal argument with her boyfriend about him not going to look for a job. The compliant said her boyfriend hit her in the back of the heard during the argument. When she told him she was calling the police, he punched her on the side of the head.

The officer's report said he observed a redness on and around the victim's right ear. The boyfriend said he was in an argument with the victim and she hit him on the back of the head so he hit her back. The officer didn't observed any injury on the boyfriend's head.

He was arrested and charged with simple battery under the Family Violence Act.