• On Wednesday, April 16, about 8:25 a.m., a Cartersville police officer was dispatched to a Cambridge Court residence in reference to an entering auto report, which resulted in two vehicles being entered, according to an incident report.
The report states both a husband and wife at the residence reported their vehicles had been entered, but the only item removed from either was an old iPod Shuffle.
There was no damage to either vehicle and both were left unlocked.
• At 4:11 p.m., an officer responded to a Southview Drive residence also in reference to entering an auto in which the vehicle was left unlocked and multiple electronic items were stolen along with wedding rings.
• At 7 p.m. an officer was dispatched to a Governors Court address in reference to an entering auto report in which the vehicle was left unlocked. The only thing missing from the vehicle was an electronic device valued at $50.
• At 11:32 p.m. an officer was dispatched to a Governors Court address in reference to an entering auto report in which the vehicle was left unlocked and nothing appeared to be missing.
Suspects arrested after evading, obstructing officer
On Wednesday, April 16, about 10:40 a.m., a Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputy was in the area of Maple Ridge Drive in Cartersville in reference to attempting to locate a suspicious white male and white female due to an unknown caller stating the subjects were looking around the area and entering one of the residences at Maple Ridge Assisted Living, according to an incident report.
The report states two other deputies went to the front of one of the Maple Ridge Drive Apartments units and the responding deputy observed a white male matching the description of the suspect running from the rear of the same apartment.
The deputy began pursuing the male, later identified as Jason Dean and arrested, as he ran out the back door. As Dean came back around the corner the deputy pointed his taser at him and ordered him to the ground, arresting him for six outstanding warrants.
When asked if anybody else was inside the residence and he stated “Nakota,” later identified as Nakota Abernathy and arrested. The deputy met with Abernathy and spoke to her and she stated she was alone in the apartment. She eventually stated she was there with Dean and the reason she was lying about being alone was she was attempting to protect Dean and she was too embarrassed to tell the deputy they had gone to the apartment to have sex. The deputy then detained Abernathy for obstruction.
Both subjects stated they had entered the residence because a mutual acquaintance invited them there to “help him clean up.” The deputy was abe to locate the owner of the residence who said the subjects’ mutual acquaintance was his son and that he had permission to be there to pick up some items, but nobody else was supposed to be there.
Both Dean and Abernathy were transported to the Bartow County jail without incident.
Late night home visit results in arrest
On Wednesday, April 16, about 11:53 p.m., a BCSO deputy was dispatched to an Old Tennessee Road address in reference to trespassing in progress, which resulted in an arrest, according to an incident report. The report states an anonymous caller stated several people were walking around the rear of a house for sale with flashlights and had arrived in a dark-colored passenger car parked out front.
Upon arrival, the deputy observed a vehicle being driven out of the driveway of the address by Jennifer Baia, who was later arrested. Another subject was in the front passenger seat and another in the back seat. The deputy asked what they were doing walking around the house at night. The subject in the back seat said he is in the process of buying the house and wanted to come by to show it to his friends. He stated he wanted Baia to move in as his roommate. He further advised he has not closed on the house and had no paperwork indicating he has rights to the property at this point in time.
The deputy advised the subject he should visit the property with a real estate agent or during more appropriate hours to avoid looking so suspicious to the neighbors.
A Georgia Criminal Information Center check of all parties provided that all of their licenses were suspended and Baia had a limited DUI permit, restricting her to drive for employment and school only. The deputy asked if her passengers attended school or work with her and she stated no. He asked if she was coming from or going to work or school and she stated no.
Baia was placed under arrest for driving in violation of her limited DUI permit and the deputy transported her to the Bartow County jail without incident.