Police Blotter: Grandfather – grandson altercation

  • Thursday, August 21, 2014

A 75-year-old Georgetown man is accused of slapping his 24-year-old grandson and threatening him with a knife.

The younger man said he was out looking for his dog Aug. 9, when his grandfather approached him about garbage in the backyard of the house on Fisherman’s Lane.

He said he rents his property from his grandfather who often stops by uninvited.

The two, the report states, got into an argument about “landlord/tenant’s rights” when the older man reportedly slapped his grandson in the face.

The grandfather then reportedly “took a knife from his pocket and brandished it.”

The victim said he did not want to press charges.

The man’s grandfather denied striking his grandson and said he never showed a knife. He said he was going to see a magistrate about having his grandson evicted.

Woman found safe

An 86-year-old woman, who was reported missing from her home in the 700 block of Tyler Drive in the Pleasant Hill area Aug. 7, was found safe that night.

The woman’s daughter told deputies she left her mother’s house at about 3 p.m. and returned about 9:30 p.m. to take her to her house because her mother has a mild case of Dementia.

She said when she got to her mother’s house, she was gone.

The woman said her mother sometimes walks the neighborhood but is always home by dark.

Law enforcement officials and some neighborhood residents started looking for the woman. After a while she was found laying in a corn field behind her home.

The woman said she was OK but was just tired.

After being checked out by EMS she was released to the care of her daughter.

Kensington burglary

A Georgetown man said someone broke into the home of his 80-year-old father who lives on Colonial Street in Kensington.

The man said his father left home around 8 a.m. Aug. 11, to go to work. While he was gone, a family friend stopped by the house and saw the back door had been pried open.

Missing from the house was a 42-inch TV, a CD player and a jewelry box full of silver dollars and old knives the victim had collected.

There are no suspects.

Ditch dispute

A deputy was sent to a property dispute in the 1500 block of Brick Chimney Road.

The officer met with a man who said his neighbor “purposely moved his recently surveyed markers on his property,” the report states.

The man said this has been an ongoing problem because of a small ditch very near the property line. He said the ditch is on his property and he wants it filled in because of water issues.

He said that is what led to the dispute so he had the property surveyed.

The man said he did not see his neighbor move the stakes but feels his is responsible because of the dispute.

The deputy noted it appeared the stake had been moved about four inches.

The surveyor’s report, which was placed into evidence, states the ditch is on the complainant’s property and filling in the ditch would not cause any flooding problems for his neighbor.

Stolen tractor

A deputy met with a Georgetown man in a field in the 1000 block of Carvers Bay Road Aug. 7, because of a missing $12,000 tractor.

The man said he does not own the field but maintains it so he can hunt at that location.

He said he parked the tractor behind a barn Aug. 1, and when he returned a week later the tractor was gone.

Steals from family

A man from Andrews says his son – a 32-year-old Lake City man – stole his vital information.

The suspect is accused of using that information to transfer money from his father’s bank account into his checking account.

The man is also accused of transferring money from his grandmother’s account.

Altogether, $700 was reportedly taken.

Information is subject to change as investigations proceed. Individuals arrested and/or charged have not been convicted.

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