Police Blotter: Someone needed heat relief

  • Friday, July 6, 2012

The caretaker of a home on Golf Drive off South Island Road reported a central air conditioning unit that had been connected to the home was missing. The theft was discovered June 25 and occurred sometime after June 9.
The value of the unit is about $5,000, according to the owner who lives in Texas.

Fish thief

Georgetown police responded to Independent Seafood on Cannon Street June 25 after a man stole fish from that location.
An employee said he saw a 53-year-old Georgetown man loading croker fish into a plastic bag. He said he told the man he could not take the fish, so the man placed the bag on the ground and left the area.
The worker said he was away from the business for a few minutes and when he returned the bag of fish — valued at about $12 — was gone. He said he saw the same man on a bicycle with the bag of fish riding away from the store.
The area was sesarched by police but the man was not located.

Egged car

A 32-year-old Georgetown woman said she was driving on Church Street, when her car was egged.
She said it happened at about 10 p.m. June 23 and the egg was thrown by someone in a white pickup truck.
“I did not see any visible damage to the vehicle other than the egg splatter. I advised the victim she might want to take the vehicle to a car wash,” the officer wrote in his report.
The egg-thrower was not located.

Stolen meds

An Indian Hut Road resident said someone entered her house and stole her Oxycontin and Roxicodone pills from a lock box in her bedroom June 21.
She said she was the only person at her house and someone must have entered the house while she was sleeping.
The deputy noted getting conflicting stories from the woman who, at first, said a window in her house was unlocked “for her daughter to come in and out of the house,” the report states.
She also said the window was busted the day before the burglary and later said it was broken during the burglary.
She also said a neighbor saw some male teens on her property but she ran them off.
The case is under investigation.

Farmer swindled

A 48-year-old Georgetown man who was selling watermelons in the Oatland community June 20 said he was flagged down by a man who wanted to make a purchase.
The man paid the seller with a $50 bill and recived $46 in change.
The victim said he later discovered the $50 bill was counterfeit.
The suspect who passed the fake cash was not found.

Theft from church

Someone took more than $9,000 worth of galvanized posts and fencing from Ringel Heights Baptist Chuch.
The theft was reported June 26.
The post were taken from a pallet at the back of the church.

Information is subject to change as the investigation proceeds. Individuals arrested and/or charged have not been convicted.
— Compiled by Scott Harper

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