According to the Bartow County Sheriff's Office incident report, the complainant estimated the alleged thieves had taken the 300 batteries last week. He said the person or persons responsible took them from a battery storage area and left them in a field west of the 168 Ga. Highway 293, Cartersville, recycling yard.
Later, he said, the thieves would remove the batteries at will. The employee added he thinks the thieves are using acid from the batteries to make methamphetamine.
30 knives reported missing from local tractor supply store
Friday a Bartow County Sheriff's Office investigator took a report from the manager of a local tractor supply store who said 30 knives had been taken.
According to the incident report, the manager had spoken with police several weeks ago about the alleged theft, and recently conducted inventory, discovering the knives, valued collectively at $1,170 missing.
Cartersville man arrested in Floyd County
According to published reports, Floyd County law enforcement officers arrested Tuesday a local man, charging him with stealing a car.
Authorities say Michael Pete Lindsey, 22, of 64 Mercer Lane, Cartersville, slapped an alleged victim in April, threatening the victim for a ride. Lindsey then allegedly took the victim's car.
He is charged with theft by taking and simple battery, and was housed in the Floyd County Jail on a Bartow County parole hold.
Adairsville police receive several theft reports
In a Wednesday news release, Adairsville police released information on a number of thefts reported to the agency, including that of a local restaurant.
May 23 representatives of Sage Cottage Restaurant notified police a trailer had been burglarized and $20,500 in cooking supplies, including a Bakers Pride oven valued at $20,000, were taken. Six days later the complainant reported the theft of $50,000 in restaurant equipment.
Other thefts reported to Adairsville police include:
* May 29 the resident of 104 Oak St. reported a garage burglary in which $4,200 in tools were taken.
* May 31 the resident of 20 Cedar Way reported the theft of an air conditioner unit valued at $6,400.
* Officers are also investigating the reported burglary of 20 Hardwood Ridge Parkway in which copper wiring was taken from a vacant house. It was reported to police on May 28.
Police cite men for fishing at Dellinger Park
Cartersville police Tuesday cited two men they say were fishing at a city park after hours.
According to the incident report, a park attendant alerted police around 10:30 p.m. to a suspicious vehicle at the Etowah Drive entrance to Dellinger Park. He said he had seen the 2002 Mazda B2300 in the park earlier with fishing equipment.
The attendant and responding officer walked in the park and saw two men, later identified as Jerry Brian Cox, 44, of 213 Summit St., Cartersville, and Winfred Dale Chappell, 49, of 34 Jackson Drive S.E., Cartersville, walking around the side of the pond.
Both men said they were searching for a lost wallet and denied they had been fishing, but police say the men possessed a wet casting net found in a wooded area near where the men had been walking.
Cox and Chappell were each cited for fishing on city property and issued a criminal trespass warning for the park.
Accidents and injuries
Georgia State Patrol troopers responded to five accidents with one injury in the 24 hours preceding 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Cartersville police worked two Tuesday crashes, one of which occurred on private property. Shortly after 11 p.m. on Nicholas Lane near Ann Circle, a 2002 Honda Accord backed into a parked 1995 Cadillac Deville, causing slight and moderate damage to the respective vehicles.
The driver of the Accord was cited for improper backing, but no one was injured.
Cartersville and Bartow County firefighters reported no structure fires in the 24 hours preceding 5 p.m. Wednesday.