Couple robbed at gunpoint at apartment complex
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A man dressed in black and holding a gun told them to get out of the car and lie on the ground, a local couple reported early Friday.

According to the Bartow County Sheriff's Office incident report, around 3 a.m. the man and woman, both of whom are in their early 20s, were sitting in a car at Somerset Club Apartments at Somerset Club Drive in Cartersville. Two men approached the car, one of whom had a gun, and ordered the couple to get out of the car and lie down on the ground.

The man and woman did so, and the man told deputies the suspect with a gun took his wallet, containing $120, and removed the cash.

Both victims were checked for jewelry, and the suspects ran behind an apartment building.

Both robbers were dressed in black, according to the victims, but only one had a gun.

Ogling man arrested outside high school grounds

Cartersville police Thursday morning arrested a North Erwin Street man after a Cartersville High teacher reported a suspicious person in the area.

According to a CPD report, officers were told by a high school teacher that 32-year-old Stephen Edward Woods had been watching through a fence several female students, making obscene comments to some of them. The teacher said she went to the fence to speak to Woods, who allegedly said to her that she should be glad the fence was there "because those girls were hot."

Officers noted that Woods was highly intoxicated and was in possession of a 40-ounce beer in a plastic bag. Woods was arrested for disorderly conduct, and officers disposed of the beer at the time of his arrest.

Woman reports roof work was never done

A Cartersville woman is out more than $2,500 after a roofing company never performed the work they were supposed to do on her house.

According to a BCSO report, the Juniper Lane resident said she was approached in mid-May by a representative of American Shingle Inc. in regards to hail damage to her roof. After contacting her insurance company, an agreement was reached with the company and a work order was generated in June. The woman then endorsed the check from her insurance company to have the repair project started.

The woman's husband said he knew one of the company's former employees, who told him that he resigned from the firm because of they would not perform the work they had promised to clients.

The woman said the only contact she had received from the company was a form letter with no letterhead on it, giving her a customer account number for the company's alleged website. The business' Cartersville office was closed.

No serious crashes, fires reported by authorities

Officials with the Georgia State Patrol at 4:45 p.m. Friday reported that troopers had worked 10 crashes in Bartow County over the previous 48 hours. Five injuries, none serious, came as a result of those crashes.

Bartow County and Cartersville fire department officials reported working no fire calls during the same time period.