Fraudulent check and identity used to steal Akins Ford’s truck | Barrow News-Journal

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The following are incidents reported to the Winder Police Department from April 7-13:

  • Identity theft, fraud, forgery, theft by taking a motor vehicle on April 12 at the Akins Ford dealership, located at 220 West May Street, where a man wrote a fraudulent bank check and used licensing information scams to buy a 2021 Ram 1500 pickup truck.
  • A hit and run was reported April 7 at the intersection of Highway 211 NW and the West Winder Bypass where the driver of a gold Toyota Tundra left the scene after driving off the side of the roadway, hit a railings and a traffic sign before stopping in the grass.
  • Fake reported April 7 at The Truist Bank in Winder, 43 South Broad Street where a fraudulent check for $9,985 was deposited by counter deposit on January 26.
  • Arrest warrant and transport of prisoners held April 7 at Oglethorpe County Jail.
  • Battery and disorderly conduct on April 7 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Barrow, where an abusive psychiatric patient bit the hospital’s security guard and used abusive language, causing all emergency personnel to fear bodily harm.
  • Property damage April 7 at 60 N Broad Street, where a woman reported her car was scratched while parked at the Little Italy pizzeria.
  • Robbery taking April 8 at Circle K at 59 West May Street, security cameras caught an employee stealing $29.37 from the register.
  • Property damage resulting from an April 8 car accident in Oakwood involving a Winder police officer. No injuries were reported.
  • Property damage reported April 8 at the Short Stop located at 228 North Broad Street where a towed vehicle fell from the tow truck and collided with a pole.
  • Arrest warrant served on April 8 at 58 West May Street.
  • Driving with a suspended or revoked license and without insurance on April 8 at 183 West Athens Street, where a traffic stop was made.
  • Driving without a valid license on April 9 at Jefferson Highway, where a traffic stop was carried out.
  • An aid on April 9 at 19 Sims Road in reference to an animal complaint after a deer was hit by a car.
  • Arrest warrant served on April 9 at 64 East Midland Avenue, where a traffic stop was carried out.
  • Robbery taking April 9 at 42 Lee Street, where a trailer, lawn mower, weed killer, Echo blower and blackback weed sprayer were reported stolen.
  • Robbery taking April 10 at 2-8 Oceanliner Drive, where a woman reported her Amazon delivery was stolen by a Doordash driver.
  • Suspicious activity on April 10 at Regency Drive in Bethlehem, where an off-duty officer observed two teenagers who needed to be driven to Loganville.
  • Wait for the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office on April 11 at 233 North Broad Street, where a traffic stop was made.
  • Witness April 11 at Miles Patrick Road where a deer was hit by a car.
  • Arrest warrant served April 11 at 253 Georgia Avenue, where dispatch was called with a juvenile complaint.
  • Possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, possession and use of drug-related items, theft by receiving stolen goods, registration and license plate requirement, illegal use of license plate on April 11 at 183 West Athens Street, where a traffic stop was made.
  • Arrest warrant served April 11 at 274 Ryan Road, where suspicious activity was reported.
  • Purchase of alcoholic beverages by persons under legal age on April 12 at 352 Mobile Drive, where a non-emergency disruption was reported.
  • Robbery taking April 12 at 15 Herald Drive in Bethlehem, where a woman reported stolen items from her desk at work.
  • Harassment reported on April 12 at 36 New Street, where a woman said she received harassing and threatening text messages from an unknown man.
  • Driving without a valid license on April 13 at 177 West Athens Street, where a traffic stop was carried out.
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