According to the Bartow County Sheriff's Office incident report, at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday a deputy spotted Doyle Brian Cole, 39, of 17 Vigilant St., Cartersville, in the passenger's seat of the vehicle on Martin Luther King Circle in Kingston.
The vehicle traveled to Dover Road and fled from police, striking a patrol car. At the dead end, Cole fled on foot.
He was arrested and charged with five counts of party of a crime of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, two counts of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, two counts of obstruction of an officer and probation violation.
The woman driving the car, identified as Sarah Elizabeth Wilkey, 29, of 119 School St., Kingston, was arrested and charged with obstruction of a law enforcement officer, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, hindering the apprehension or punishment of a criminal, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, two counts of interference with government property, five counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and criminal trespass.
Preliminary reports indicated the pair allegedly threw suspected methamphetamine out of the car during the chase.
Company's dump truck taken
Cartersville police are looking into the theft of a dump truck belonging to CSX.
According to a CPD report, the truck, valued at more than $100,000, was taken from a gravel road off Industrial Park Road sometime after 5 p.m. Thursday.
A witness told a CSX investigator that about 6:15 p.m. that day, he saw the dump truck attempting to turn around in his front yard. He said a white man was operating the truck and appeared to be intoxicated. He said the driver said his name was Jamie.
Found grenade a practice round
Authorities Friday morning were called to a Groovers Landing Road address after a worker found a hand grenade.
The worker told a Bartow County Sheriff's Office deputy that he had been recovering and leveling a hole from a septic tank line repair when he struck an unknown item with his shovel. He at first believed it to be a rock but discovered that it was a hand grenade with its pull pin missing.
The deputy, along with firefighters, created a perimeter around the area, and GBI and DTF officials were called to the scene. Authorities disbanded the safety perimeter after determining that the grenade was an inactive practice round.
Deputies called to train vs. vehicle crash
Authorities were dispatched to a Highway 411 location Friday about 6:19 p.m. to assist CSX officials over a crash involving a train and a vehicle.
According to a Bartow County Sheriff's Office report, a deputy saw that a blue SUV had been struck by a train. The vehicle was not a traffic hazard and was in a private driveway.
No other information was included in the report.
Officials with the Georgia State Patrol Saturday evening said no injuries nor fatalities came as a result of the crash.
Auto store employee arrested for theft
Cartersville police took a Marietta man into custody Friday after his employer discovered that he had created falsified product returns.
According to a CPD report, the loss prevention manager of the Auto Zone on South Tennessee Street detained Isahias Anguiano, who he said had signed a confession stating he had used prior customers' discarded receipts to obtain refunds from the business. The manager said about five such transactions had occurred between Aug. 7 and Friday, with the thefts totaling about $1,100.
Anguiano, 24, of 307 Garrison Drive, Marietta, was charged with felony theft by deception.
The manager later told police that he noticed a $1,000 cash bank deposit missing from the store safe. He said that all employees had access to the safe.
Authorities investigate arson
Arson is suspected as the cause of a fire that destroyed a vehicle and about half an acre of wooded area around it.
According to a Bartow County Sheriff's Office report, the incident on Highway 61 in Cartersville occurred between 5:15 p.m. Thursday and 7:05 a.m. Friday.
No fire calls in county
Officials with the Bartow County and Cartersville fire departments say they handled no fire calls during the 48-period preceding 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
No serious injuries nor fatalities came as a result of traffic crashes responded to by state troopers in Bartow County during that same period, according to Georgia State Patrol officials.