According to the Bartow County Sheriff's Office incident report, the proprietor told deputies the man picked up the truck July 20 from a local truck stop, and told the trucking company he dropped off the load Monday.
But Wednesday, workers expecting the shipment called and said they had not received it, and the local company can not reach the driver. The company has records indicating the driver bought gas in California.
Welfare check leads to arrest; man allegedly fires gun while intoxicated
A man who first called police to perform a welfare check on him, then to re-report an incident that occurred last week, was arrested Wednesday after a deputy heard him firing a gun while allegedly intoxicated.
According to the BCSO incident report, Lyle James Devenpeck, 43, was allegedly upset and complained he had not had a job in more than two years. When deputies arrived to perform Devenpeck's requested welfare check, they reported Devenpeck was unsteady on his feet and observed numerous beer cans on the porch and in the yard.
Apparently not feeling the prior report was properly handled, Devenpeck allegedly wanted to re-report an incident, then stated he did not wish to file a report.
Deputies left Devenpeck's 756 Johnson Mountain Road, Rydal, home and parked at the end of the driveway for a short time, and heard two shots from a high-powered rifle.
Devenpeck allegedly said he was shooting a .270 Winchester off the back porch in the darkness. Deputies obtained a warrant for his arrest due to Devenpeck's alleged intoxication and his firing of the gun in an alleged unsafe manner. He was arrested and charged with reckless conduct.
Man reports $2,800 stolen from under his mattress
A man reported to BCSO deputies Tuesday that $2,800 was taken from under his mattress during a home burglary, although other valuables in plain sight were not stolen.
According to the incident report, the man returned to his Groover's Landing Road home just after midnight and found a side window had been broken.
His belongings were out of place as if someone was searching for something, but several pieces of gold were left lying on a dresser. The $2,800 was missing from underneath his mattress along with a piggy bank containing $150 in quarters.
Neighbors reported seeing no one around the home during the previous day.
Accidents and injuries
Georgia State Patrol troopers responded to six accidents with six injuries during the 24 hours preceding 6 p.m. Thursday.
Cartersville police reported two Wednesday private property accidents with no injuries.