Acworth teen charged with stealing copper
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An Acworth teen has been charged in connection with a theft of copper from an Acworth residence.

David Ryan Henderson, 17, of 4629 Dawns Way, Acworth, was arrested Nov. 29 in reference to burglary and theft, according to Sheriff Clark Millsap.

Upon further investigation it was discovered that Henderson also entered a vacant residence on Creek Trail earlier that morning.

Henderson allegedly entered the residence to cut and take copper wiring for salvage.

Henderson has been charged with one count of theft by taking and two counts of burglary. He being held in the Bartow County Jail on a $21,500 bond.

Man who allegedly stalked a postal worker arrested

Bartow County investigators have arrested a Cumming man on charges related to stalking.

According to Sheriff Clark Millsap, a victim who works for the Postal Service in Cartersville filed a report at the Bartow County Sheriff's Office on Nov. 16.

The original report stated that a person the victim knew from a previous job had been attempting to contact the victim via phone and in person by following other mail personnel and asking for the victim. After investigating it was determine that the offender, Lawrence Leo Prairie, had been in the Cartersville area stalking the victim.

Bartow County officers requested that Forsyth County Sheriff Office locate and arrest Prairie for one count of stalking on Wednesday. Prairie was later transferred to the Bartow County Jail, he is awaiting a bond hearing.

Woman scammed out of nearly $3,000

A Bartow County Sheriff's deputy responded to 40 Rockfence Circle in reference to theft by deception.

Upon arrival he met with a complainant who said she sent $2,940 through Western Union to Glasgow, Scotland, believing she would receive a vehicle part from a person in Wisconsin who was holding the vehicle for the person in Scotland. The woman said she found the part on www.craigslist.org and contacted someone by the name of Joseph Graham by e-mail.

The complainant said she received several e-mails from customer-support@ebay-ins.com that provided her an address to wire the money to in order to receive the part.

The complainant said after the transaction she spoke with several friends who told her eBay only used PayPal for payment. The complainant said after speaking with Western Union she was told that the money was picked up by a Ferdinand Holmes in Scotland.

Woman attempts to steal bras from Target

A Cartersville officer responded to 100 Cherokee Place in reference to a larceny report at Target on Monday morning.

Upon arrival he met with a loss prevention employee who said he observed via video a woman take five bras off the shelf, remove tags and place them inside her jacket. He said the woman attempted to leave the store without paying for them, but he stopped her at the door.

He said the woman gave him the five bras back without incident and admitted that it was wrong to take the bras, adding that she is going through a hard time.

The loss prevention officer gave her a trespassing warning and told her not to return to the store. The woman was arrested and charged with theft by shoplifting

Resident allegedly tampers with water meter

A BCSO deputy was dispatched to 31 Marlin Lane in Acworth on Wednesday morning in reference to theft of services.

Upon arrival the officer met with the complainant who works with Bartow County Water Department. The man said he arrived to check the water meter and discovered the meter had been tampered with.

The employee said this is the second incident reported to the sheriff's office regarding the same situation. He said the water meter at the address was tampered with by someone taking the actual meter out the ground and reconnecting the water lines form the street to the residence with metal a flex pipe.

According to the employee, the bill no one paid from the last incident and the damage caused by taking the meter out of the ground would total $1,440 in damages and theft of services. He said since this is the second incident with the same suspect, the water department would like to pursue prosecution for the theft.

Car man bought is reported stolen

A Cartersville police officer responded to the Bartow County Courthouse on Wednesday afternoon in reference to a stolen vehicle at that location. Upon arrival, the officer made contact with the man in possession of the car, which was reported stolen from Paulding County on Feb. 25.

The man stated he bought the car from someone that lives on Highway 411 in Bartow for $1,000. According to the Bartow County tag agent, the man came into the tag office in October and received a tag for the vehicle. The agent said the car didn't come up stolen at the time and the man applied for a title. The man said when he bought the car it didn't work and he fixed the vehicle, installed speakers and a CD player. The man was advised to contact the Paulding County Sheriff Office. The vehicle was towed.