The checkpoints were conducted in an effort to reduce crime and apprehend criminals, according to an APD press release.
Nine people were arrested during the checkpoints. Arrestees and the charges included:
• Jacob Wayne Long — aggravated stalking and criminal trespass;
• Phillip Wayne Williams — public intoxication;
• Walter David Robinson — driving while license suspended and expired tag;
• John Ed Sullivan — possession of marijuana and driving while unlicensed;
• Dontavious Young — possession of marijuana;
• Davonte Young — possession of marijuana;
• Dennis Jason Hoppes — driving while license suspended and expired tag;
• Zachary Autry — possession of meth in violation of the Georgia Controlled Substance Act and expired tag;
• Alexander Glasgow — possession of meth in violation of the Georgia Controlled Substance Act and outstanding warrant through the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office.
Girl released after being struck by vehicle
A female was struck by a vehicle Sunday evening while walking near Oakdale Apartments on Cassville Road in Cartersville.
According to Cartersville police, the teen was airlifted but released Sunday evening with only minor injuries.
Man steals pies, chair from Cracker Barrel
A Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputy was dispatched to Cracker Barrel, 5631 Highway 20, Cartersville, at 4 p.m Sunday in reference to a shoplifting report. Upon arrival the deputy met with the store manager.
According to the incident report, she told the deputy that on Friday, Nov. 30, at 11:46 a.m. a white male in his mid-50s walked into the store and took two pies from the cashier counter. He then took the pies to his truck without paying. He re-entered the store and ate a meal. After his meal he went to the restroom, then exited the store without paying.
Allegedly as the man was leaving, he picked up a Georgia Rocking Chair from the porch and placed it in his truck and drove away.
The store manager advised the officer that the incident had been recorded on surveillance cameras.
Dirt stolen, resident believes to be conspiracy
On Saturday at 4:55 p.m., a Bartow County Sherriff’s Office deputy was dispatched to 18 Madison Circle, Adairsville, in reference to a theft report.
Upon arrival, the deputy met with a man who reported an unknown person(s) took dirt from his yard causing holes and uneven patches. He believed that residents on both sides of him had been working together to remove dirt, causing the rain water to drain on his side.
The man told the deputy he noticed one of the plants near his walkway had been “dug up” and moved 2 inches and that dirt had been removed from under his walkway. According to the incident report, he also said that while on vacation someone had entered his residence, removed his bath tub and tampered with the plumbing, causing him to smell mustard gas and filling his residence with a sewage smell.
The man told the deputy he saw someone at night under a tarp removing dirt from his yard. The thief ran away before he could get a description. Supposedly he had awakened at night to find neighbors looking in his windows.
The deputy observed the area where the man stated dirt had been taken and found it to be covered with grass. He found no sign of forced entry to the residence.