A Cartersville man admitted to a Bartow County deputy that he did threaten to kill his wife, but said he didn't mean it. Virgil Callahan of 32 Woodland Road said he was upset with her because she wasn't staying at the residence with him. Deputies responded to the call in reference to terroristic threats Sunday afternoon. He was arrested and transported to the Bartow County Sheriff Office for processing.
in chimney fire
There were no injuries in a Sunday evening fire at a home in Rydal, however, the house did receive moderate to heavy damages. Sgt. Tim Patterson with the Bartow Fire Department, said firefighters were dispatched to 13 Indian Woods Drive at 6:38 p.m. in reference to a chimney fire. Patterson said part of the roof did burn and fire reached into the attic.
Man allowed to keep
food he attempted to steal
A homeless man was arrested Sunday afternoon after a Bartow County deputy observed him standing outside with a cardboard sign that read "Broke Any Change Will Work." The deputy stated he made contact with the man identified as Donald Klingel and could smell the odor of alcohol coming from him. He was arrested for solicitation. During a pat down the deputy located a pair of gloves with the security wire still attached. He also located a flashlight, which Klingel admitted to stealing both items from Walmart.
He told the deputy he stole the items a couple hours earlier, he said loss prevention caught him stealing beer and food in the store, but didn't realize he had the other items. He said they allowed him to keep the bread and bologna he attempted to steal and served him with a criminal trespass warning. Walmart's loss prevention said they will now charged Klingel with shoplifting since he was found with the items and admitted to stealing.