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PAGE 2 HOGANSVmLE HOME NEWS -JULY 12, 2001 Police Probe Water Jug of Money Stolen from By Bryan Geter The Hogansville Police Department handled several "theft by taking" cases during the last weeks. *Officer Johnny Lockard answered a call from Dr. Jimmy Brown, pastor of the Highland Baptist Church located at 406 Askew Ave. Brown told police on June 25 that someone between June 18 and June 24 took a water jug containing around $200 in change and a few dollar bills from the office of the church. Brown said the monies were used for special operations in the church. No fur- ther information was available at presstime. *On June 19, Randy Hodge, pastor of the Hogansville Church of God located at 219 Collier Street, told police that some- one had taken a skill electric drill from his vehicle. Hodge said he met with Nicholes Blanton, 20, of Woodward Rd, Greenville between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. He said Blanton said he was looking for work, but Hedge said he told the man he didn't have any work at the present th'ne, but Blanton left his phone number and name with him. Hedge said he went to his vehicle to get the drill andthat is when he realized and tools. No dollar amount was given it was missing. Hedge said he notified and no damage was done to the vehicle. police and then spoke with Chris Tucker *On June 23, Johnny B. Huguley, 34, at a nearby pawn shop. of 613 Murphy Ave. Told police while at He said Tucker told him, a ma'had 101 Boozer Street, he went to the rest- jus pawned a drill. Of ricer Hatcher  er room and upon returning, someone had to Tucker's and viewed a video security stolen his cell phone, valued at $65. tape that showed Blanton pawning the drill. The drill and video tape were taken as, evidence. A warrant will be issued according to police reports. *Between June 20 and June 21, Brenda Hunton of 503 lincoln Street stat- ed to police someone entered her vehi- cle and tookthe title to the vehicle, checks *On June 24, Jerry Worthy of Ingles Food Store told police drink machine at the store was found opened and approx- imately $90 was missing. The money box was found on the floor between two drink machines. *On June 29 around 10:30 a.m., Donna Hetland of Leesburg, Ga. notified police she left her wallet in the McDonald's rest- room with $60 cash, several drivers license and other in it. The incident is under by the HPD. *On June 30. Stac' Church Street told police thatJ had taken five fishing rods andr ued at $245 from her She told police a friend had taken them. tigating this incident. In the pass answered four ga, ing $9.22. Three were at Shell] one at Nobles. Lawyers' Office Target Of Roofing Tack Attack NEWS IN PICTURES By Bryan Geter The Hogansville Police Department is investigating a incident that occurred at 229 S. Highway 29 in Hogansville, the Law Office of Mack Reynolds. Dee Hendricics of the law firm told police that a friend, Clifford Dunson, informed her there were a lot of roof- hag tacks scattered about the front of the business. She said he had run over them. Reynolds told police he thought it could be in reference to property he brought in Meriwether County in a bank foreclosure, recently. *In another case, Randle Brown of Virgil, Ky., driving for Pike Transit told police a teenage boy with blond hair threw a rock from behind a tombstone in a cemetery at the intersection of Maple and E. Main Street, and broke his windshield. He said the boy ran off and police have no leads at this time, but the case in under investigation. *On June 29, an accident with a pedestrian occurred at 300 Main St. in front of the Hogansville Pharmacy involving a Hogansville man, John Henry Jones, 70, as he attempted to crs the road. Eugene Ray Hager, 55, of Appling, Ga. was backing out of a parking space and didn't see Jones, according to repo  ; Jones was knocked to the ground but di't want medical attention. *On June 24, between 12:30 p.m. And 1 a.m., Debra Moses of 203 MarshalA Street reported to police someone entered the gate in her front yard and went to the back of the house, Moses said she heard the gate open and then she got up and heard a loud noise at the rear of her resident, so then she called the police. Officer S. Dunklee said upon arrival, she found a broken window at the rear of the house but the screen was undam- aged. Dunklee said she searched the streets but no one was found. This inci- dent is under investigation. *On June 21, police responded to an accident at S&R Grocery at 1339 East Main Street around 4 p.m. Erika Sasson, 30, of 200 W. Boyd Street, Apt 58, told police she apparent- ly "passed out" as she turned left at the store's parking lot and struck the curb at the entrance. The case is under inves- tigation. *Warrant procedures were advised on June 20, after Edward James Boyd, Jr. 26 reported to police that Brad Thornhill, 18, threatened him at McDonald's Food Store on E. Main Street. . Reports states the problem started after a domestic problem occurred between the two. -Another threat call happened on June 25 at Carter's Inc. Carlishara Barber told police she was paged to the front office where she was comforted by her live-in boyfriend, Christopher Robinson and a female named Dianna Dorsey. Threatening remarks occurred to Barber, the report states, and warrant procedures were advised. *Norman Smith of 211 Collier Street reported to police someone took his wife's wedding band from her bedroom. The case in under investigation. *On June 23, Bormell Cameron, 47, of 202 Popular Street told police some- one entered her residence and took her purse;valued at $100 and a gold nugget bracelet valued at $125. Witnesses told police they saw a young male with a white tee shirt and blue jeans walking along in the area about the time of the incident which was 8 p.m. *Hogansville Recreational Staffer Eddie Robinson told police as he arrived for work at the Old Gym at Hogansville Elementary School, he noticed the front doors of the gym opened. After entering the building, he noticed a lock latch that secured the storage room was broken. Reports states approximately 150 soft drinks, two coolers and $10-$12 worth of candy were missing. ay ara c,e LOOKING BETTER - Gasoline prices continue to drop in price, A month ago the price at the Nobles Marathon Station at the inserstate was $1.50/gallon and today it is $1.23 per gallon. SEIZED- Pictured are some of the 106 mari- juana plants confiscat- ed by the Meriwether County on June 29 at .the Disc Golf Course located between Lone Oak and Hogansville on Hwy 54 just inside the Medwether County line. Meriwether County Sheriff Steve Whitlock said a person playing golf found the plants and reported it to authorities. He said the street value of the plants were $212,0OO. The plants were destroyed on June 5 according to Whitlock. No arrests have been made but the incident is under investigation. Police Investigate Various Traffic By Bryan Geter The Hogansville Police Department worked several acci- dents during the last two weeks. On June 25, a two car acci- dent occurred on Askew Street involving two Hogansville resi- dents. Stephanie Nicole Pike of Pinsky Dr. Was driving a 1993 Ford Escort told police she thought Peggy Cochran of 202 Askew Street, who was driving a 1988 Toyota Tercel was going to park on the left side of the road. She said that is when Pike attempted to go around. Cochran, then pulled in front of her, stating Cochran didn't have her turn sig- nal on. Cochran said she was attempting to turn into her drive- way when she was struck. Pike left the scene. Police cited Pike with leaving the scene and following too close. In a separate incident on June 24, no injuries occurred when the William J. Landsittel of Mauk, Ga. Driving a 1982 Chevrolet C-I0 rolled back at the railroad cross- ing in downtown and rolled into Melinda D. Watts of 116 Reeves Street in LaGrange driving a 1997 Ford Escort. Watts was attempting to drive west on Hwy 54 W. No citations were issued in the incident according to Hogansxfille Police. On uly 6, a two dent occurred at and E Main Street. Dorothy V. Church Street Toyota Camer) on Church Street when struckby of 1853 Hwy 54 W Toyota Corolla, as of a parking space Hogansville Public Lindsey stated she because od the next to her. inginnoinj 3 at 11 a.m. at the Head Home Edna Ivora Barber Forrest Road, backing up and didn't Mm as she pulled into a Slight damage was Barber's 1999 hit Strozier's 1985 Oldsmobile. Moderate damage to Strozier's car. 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