On Saturday morning just after midnight, a Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputy noticed a car seemed to be attempting to evade him.
The officer observed the vehicle traveling on Cassville Road. As the vechicle slowed down to turn into a driveway, it suddenly accelerated and kept going. According to the incident report, the deputy pulled out behind the car and followed it down Cassville Road when the vehicle made an abrupt turn onto James Avenue at a high rate of speed.
The officer realized the vehicle appeared to be running from him and informed dispatch.
As the two approached the dead end, the car hit a tree and a male driver, later identified as Jerry Hale, opened the door and allegedly fled on foot. The officer gave loud verbal commands for the man to stop, which he ignored.
After a short foot chase, the deputy apprehended the subject. Hale told the officer he was running because he had an active warrant, according to the incident report. He was placed under arrest.
The passenger did not wish to file an accident report and no charges were filed against her.
Man poses as employee to gain access to computer
A resident of the Groovers Landing area of Acworth called police after a man posing as an employee for an online computer remote repair company contacted her. On Friday, the complainant told police she received the call from a man who said he worked for Click4.com, a company she has used in the past.
The man’s number had somehow been programmed into her phone under a friend’s name. When she answered the call, the man requested her information to log into her computer due to there being several viruses getting into computers. She gave the male the information and he remotely logged in while they were still on the phone. After nearly an hour and half, she told the man she had to leave and he asked her for her PayPal account information. When she told him she did not have a PayPal account, he asked how she planned to pay for his services.
She hung up immediately and contacted Click4.com. They said the call was not from their company and would have a technician contact her to check her computer. After the call, she looked closely at the numbers in her phone and found several other phone numbers listed under her friends’ names that did not belong.
Jeep stolen from driveway
A Cartersville man reported his black 2001 Jeep Wrangler missing from his property. The locked vehicle was parked at the end of the driveway and was for sale.
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According to a police report, a complainant reported an illegal $909.49 purchase made to her debit card. The online purchase was made on Best Buy’s website and the company’s fraud team flagged the purchase as fraudulent. They also refunded her money.
Best Buy requested she file a police report so they could further prosecute the offender.