According to the Cartersville Police incident report, the complainant said sometime between 2:30 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday, the apartment was entered and hot dogs left in the refrigerator had been cooked. The complainant said he had left the front window unlocked because he lived upstairs and did not think anyone would climb up the balcony.
The responding officer saw no sign of forced entry into the apartment. The complainant was in the process of moving and stated concern the intruder(s) would run up his power bill or damage the apartment.
Police report: Dog bites 12-year-old
The mother of a 12-year-old told Cartersville police reported Friday morning that while her son was riding his bicycle on Hillstone Way a small brown dog had come from behind a house and bit the boy "unprovoked."
The 12-year-old showed an officer where the incident took place and the officer did see a small brown Chihuahua on the loose. The officer tried without success to get residents to their door, then attempted for almost an hour, without success, to capture the dog. The officer left a note on the door for the residents to call police.
According to the incident report, when the dog's owners are located, the dog will be quarantined and the owner(s) cited for having an animal at large.
Three arrested after traffic stop
Three local teenagers were arrested early Saturday morning by Cartersville police after an officer approaching the vehicle smelled "a strong scent of an alcoholic beverage coming from the vehicle" that had its windows rolled down.
About 1:10 a.m. Saturday the officer saw what was thought to be a "suspicious" vehicle and made a traffic stop. Smelling what was thought to be alcohol, the officer saw a can of bee in the driver's cupholder and another can in the floor on the passenger's side.
All three passengers were asked to get out of the gold 1998 Dodge Stratus and asked for identification. All three were 18 years old, with Joshua Trey Nelson the driver and Devon Laird Stubbs and Danielle Nicole Jackson the passengers.
A 30-pack of beer was found in the rear floorboard with 18 unopened cans. When the three were asked what else they might have done, two allegedly admitted smoking marijuana earlier in the day. Nelson allegedly said he had a pack of "rolling papers" in his pocket.
A subsequent search of the car turned up a grinder containing suspected marijuana. Nelson allegedly said the marijuana was his and Stubbs allegedly said the grinder belonged to him.
Nelson was cited on an underage possession of alcohol charge and for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. Stubbs and Jackson were charged with underage possession of alcohol.