The victim said motor vehicles, electronics, firearms and various tools, and mechanical equipment had been stolen and sold or pawned at pawn shops across northwest Georgia. A number of checks also had been stolen and cashed in addition to the other items.
Bartow County Sheriff’s Office had already begun an investigation into the crimes at the victim’s request for the initial thefts, but additional documentation was needed from other police departments where some of the items had been sold.
According to the incident report, the victim was able to provide documents stating at least four items had been sold within Cartersville, at least six illegal purchases had occurred at Home Depot and approximately seven of the stolen checks had been cashed at the Ameri-Mart on Burnt Hickory.
The allegedly pawned items included a black 1987 Chevrolet Corvette, a chrome .40-caliber Smith and Wesson, an Asus laptop and a Husky toolbox.
Although the victim said she knew the suspect was, the suspect remains unidentified.
County works grass fire
Bartow County Fire Department responded to a small grass fire Tuesday afternoon.
According to BCFD Battalion Chief David Levey, station 2 responded to the small grass fire at Fire Tower Road and U.S. Highway 41 about 1 p.m. The blaze burned about 250 square feet.
The cause of the fire, which was out quickly, was undetermined.