Burglaries abound in Bartow on Thursday
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About 11 a.m. Thursday, a Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputy was dispatched to a Manning Mill Way address in reference to a burglary in progress, according to an incident report. Upon arrival, the deputy met with the complainant, who was visibly upset.

The complainant said she was working from home and was sitting in her upstairs computer room of her residence with the window open when she heard a male’s voice say, “Hello,” and she looked outside but couldn’t see anyone.

The complainant said her two small dogs then ran downstairs and were barking at something loudly. When the complainant walked over and locked the door of the room she was in, she said she thought she heard muffled male voices again near the back of the residence, prompting her to call 911.

She said she looked back out the front window of the room she was in and observed a young black male, wearing a black shirt and blue jeans, running away from her residence. She described the first suspect as a black male in his 20s with short, shoulder-length braids, approximately 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighing approximately 160 to 180 pounds.

The complainant said a few minutes later another black male subject, with the same body type as the first suspect, ran away from her residence wearing all black clothing with a ski mask over his face. She said both suspects ran away in the same direction from the left side of her residence toward Manning Mill Park.

A check of the area did not reveal anyone matching the complainant’s description of the suspects. However, an Adairsville Police Department officer advised the deputy he had contact with a male subject matching the description of the first suspect at the Fred’s store on U.S. Highway 41 at Manning Mill Road just 30 minutes prior to the call going out. The male’s name was not released in the incident report, but the APD officer advised his name would be in the Eagle Computer System.

The deputy observed at the complainant’s residence a screen was off a downstairs back bedroom window and the complainant stated the screen was on the window prior to the incident.

Firearm, deeds and passports stolen

About 1:41 p.m. on Thursday, a BCSO deputy was dispatched to an East Valley Road residence in reference to a burglary report, according to an incident report. The report states upon arrival, the deputy met with the complainant, who said an unknown subject came into her home while she was gone and stole a firearm, camera and a fireproof document box that contained her and her husband’s personal documents and deeds.

She said there was no forced entry anywhere in the house, but her key to the residence was missing from the garage. She also stated a firearm was stolen from the top drawer of her bedroom dresser and a camera was taken from the kitchen countertop. The fireproof box was stolen from her bedroom closet.

The complainant said she did not know who could have broken into her home at the time of the report. She was able to provide serial numbers for the camera and firearm.

The complainant’s husband said he observed two white males and a black male walking down East Valley Road a few days ago that appeared out of place, but he did not know if they could have broken into his home.

Inmate found in possession of drugs

About 8 p.m. Thursday, a BCSO deputy assigned to the Bartow County jail as a booking/intake deputy secured a warrant for possession of drugs by an inmate, according to an incident report.

During the tour of duty, the deputy came into contact with the offender in the holding area of the jail. The report states the offender had slurred speech and appeared to be under the influence of drugs, although during her intake she did not display signs of drug use.

While completing a short disrobed search of her person in a private and secured area of the jail, the deputy located a silver and pink pill container concealed inside her bra that contained several drugs; the offender could not provide a legal reason for possessing the drugs.

Warrants were secured based on the following: possession of Xanax, possession of morphine, possession of roxicodone and possession of methamphetamine.