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Burglary — The Sheriff’s Department is investigating the recent burglary of a home and outbuilding in Hollow Rock.
Susan Petko told deputies on October 5 that someone broke into her house and shed at 2965 New Hope Road and took multiple items sometime on October 4 or the early morning hours of October 5. Reported as stolen were a Glock 17 handgun valued at $600; a Black Opps pellet rifle with scope, $250; an 18-volt cordless Dewalt combo kit, $500; an 18-inch chainsaw, $200; a steel chainsaw, $100; a Dremel toolset, $200; a Robo kit, $200; a Leather Man, $150; various Cabalas hunting clothes, $850; a Hitachi nail gun, $300; and a Hitachi pass load, $300.
Warrant — Authorities are looking for a Cedar Grove man regarding an outstanding warrant and other possible charges. According to the report by Deputy Ethan Parham, he went to 1755 Highway 220 on October 5 to look for Charles Joseph Baker, 30, of 382 Griggs Chapel Road due to a warrant for violation of probation. Upon arrival, Parham observed Baker standing beside a 1993 Ford Explorer, but when Baker saw the deputy, he ran into a nearby wooded area. Parham pursued Baker on foot for a short distance but then returned to the vehicle. Parham observed a handgun, which turned out to be loaded, sitting out in plain view in the vehicle. A file folder containing letters and documents belonging to Baker were also found in the vehicle. The matter is still under investigation.
Burglary — Deputies are investigating the recent burglary of a vehicle in Atwood. Chris Chunn told deputies on October 6 that someone had broken into his Ford Fiesta, which was parked at his residence at 23 Highway 79 Lane, sometime between 10 p.m. on October 5 and 9:45 a.m. on October 6 and had taken several items from the vehicle. Reported as stolen were a $600 money order, social security cards, a portable cable saw valued at $150, a neck gaiter valued at $25, and a service vest for a dog.
Burglary — The Sheriff’s Department is investigating the recent burglary of an Atwood home.
Jessica Estas told deputies on October 6 that someone had broken into her home at 1550 State Route 77 through a back window and had taken numerous items valued altogether at over $5,000.
Theft of Services — A warrant has been issued against Adam Simmons, 39, of 13355 Highway 114, Buena Vista, for allegedly stealing utility services.
According to the report by deputy Tony King, Simmons used jumper wires to gain access to electricity at the meter box and was using electricity without paying for it.
Domestic Assault — Ashley Taylor Gurley, 25, of 28 Highway 79 Lane was charged with domestic assault on October 9 for allegedly striking a Cedar Grove man. According to the report by Deputy Cody Walker, he responded to a domestic disturbance at Gurley’s residence and spoke with Gurley and resident Jessie Ray Beshires. Beshires told Walker that Gurley had hit him in the mouth during an argument. Gurley told Walker that she did hit Beshires and that it felt good when she did it.