Multiple thefts reported after snowstorm
by Staff Report
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As Bartow County began thawing out Thursday, the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office responded to a number of calls relating to property theft.

At approximately 10 a.m. a deputy responded to a Cedar Creek Road residence where the victim said he left his .40-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun on the rear seat of his Jeep Wrangler Wednesday. When he woke up Thursday morning, the victim saw his handgun was not there.

Approximately half an hour later, another deputy was dispatched to a New Hope Church Road residence. The victim said someone came on to his property and removed his four-wheeler. The deputy followed the tire tracks to a Brutis Drive property owned by one of the victim’s relatives, who said several of his vehicles and a building had been gone through, according to the incident report.

The second victim said a nitrous bottle and tachometer had been removed from his El Camino and placed at the rear of his trailer. The locks on the trailer had been damaged as well. A set of TaylorMade golf clubs had been removed from an outbuilding.

At approximately 2:05 p.m. a deputy was dispatched to an Allatoona Woods Trail residence in response to a burglary. The victim said sometime between Jan. 28 and Jan. 30 someone broke the locks off of two outbuildings and took a backpack leaf blower. An electric chainsaw, electric hedge trimmer, pry bar and a bag with miscellaneous items were lying on the ground.

An entering auto was reported at approximately 2:47 p.m. on Red Top Mountain Road near Bethany Bridge. The victim said he left his van on the side of the road Tuesday due to the snow. When he returned to get his van Thursday, the victim said his rear window was shattered and the passenger side door window was also broken. A bag of miscellaneous tools was missing, the victim said.

At 3 p.m. a man reported by phone that someone stole his flat-bed trailer from the overflow lot at the Red Top boat ramp. The victim said he left the trailer at the lot due to the weather.

At 3:30 p.m. a deputy was dispatched to 1117 Ga. Highway 293. The victim said he left his truck at Lee’s Grocery store because of the weather. In the back of the truck, according to the report, were 400 feet of “pipe copper wire” valued at $5,000, which was missing when he went to pick up his truck. The victim said he found a cellphone next to his truck and he believed it belonged to the suspect.

No arrests were noted in any of the reports.