Two more syringes were found in the Cartersville Walmart's clothing department.
One needle was found Thursday afternoon in the front left pocket of a women's night gown. A second needle was found Friday evening in the pocket of a green Sesame Street Hoodie. Neither customer was stuck by the needle.
The finding of these two syringes follow a series of syringe discoveries in the Cartersville Walmart's clothing.
On Nov. 22, a syringe was found in a pair of children's pajamas, which stuck a young girl in the ring pinky finger and the left foot. Other reports of syringes soon followed.
Anyone with information regarding this situation encouraged to contact Bartow County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division at 770-382-5050, Ext. 6029 or 6030. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may do so by calling Cartersville-Bartow County Crimestoppers line at 770-606-TIPS (8477)
15-year-old arrested in connection
to animal cruelty investigation
The Bartow County Sheriff's Office arrested a 15-year-old male on Friday in connection with the death of an Acworth woman's black and white French Brittany Spaniel.
According to Sheriff Millsap, the dog was located Thursday and appeared to have been killed by a sharp object -- officials suspect a machette was used.
The owner reported that her dog had been missing since Dec. 3. She told reporting deputies that a rumor among juveniles in the area was that the suspected boy had been bragging about taking and killing her dog.
The juvenile has been charged with aggravated cruelty to animals and theft by taking -- both felony charges. He is currently in custody at a youth detention center awaiting a court hearing in the Bartow County Juvenile Court. The body of the dog was returned to the owner upon request for proper burial.
Fire, fire, and more fire
Bartow County Fire Department continued a week hit hard by house fires with yet another blaze Saturday morning.
According to BCFD reports, the blaze at 7 Lusk Ave. in Cartersville began about 9 a.m. when a child's stuffed animal was left on the stove and caught fire. The child grabbed the animal and threw it onto a bed, causing the bed to ignite.
Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze and contain damage to the bedroom. Damage was estimated at $3,000 and no injuries were reported.
For the fourth time this week, BCFD reported a total loss Friday evening, following two earlier in the week and one in the early hours Friday.
Heavy flames were visible at the 44 Valley Creek Drive residence when firefighters arrived about 6:30 p.m. Engines 3, 6 and 9, along with a ladder and battalion unit, were dispatched to the Euharlee house, with personnel remaining on scene until after 10 p.m.
The fire is believed to have started on the second floor but the cause remains under investigation. No injuries were reported.
Firefighters were able to retrieve Christmas gifts and personnel items from the home, along with several of the family's pets.
The Red Cross was called in to assist the families.
Pedestrian killed on I-75
The Georgia State Patrol has confirmed a female was struck and killed early Friday on Interstate 75.
According to GSP Public Information Officer Gordy Wright, the crash occurred about 2:20 a.m. at mile marker 285 northbound.
Two pedestrians were walking along the shoulder of the interstate when a female stepped into the travel lane and was hit by a tractor-trailer. The victim landed in the travel lane of the exit ramp where she was struck by a second vehicle.
The other pedestrian was not injured. Georgia State Patrol has not released the identify of the victim.