The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office responded to Highway 145 last Thursday in reference to a burglary. According to the report, the resident told a deputy that her home had been burglarized and $1,600 in electronics taken, along with $100 in jewelry. This week, Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley reported that his office had seen an increase recently in burglaries, especially in the southern end of the county.
Elsewhere, the Sheriff’s Office responded to Rothell Road on March 2 in reference to a theft. The report states that the homeowner told a deputy that someone had stolen an estimated $855 worth of scrap metal from outside his barn sometime between February 14 and March 2.
In addition, a Ridgemore Drive man told the Sheriff’s Office on February 27 that he had something stolen from his vehicle. The report lists the incident location as the courthouse in downtown Toccoa. The man reported that $500 in firearms was taken from his vehicle that afternoon.
Meanwhile, the Toccoa Police Department also responded to a report of a theft from a vehicle on February 27 in downtown. A woman told police on that day that she had an Ipod, wallet, and bookbag stolen from her vehicle on Foreacre Street that afternoon.
Finally, a woman told Toccoa Police on February 25 that her vehicle was stolen between 6:30 and 11:45 p.m. that day from the area of the Prather Park Apartments.
All of the incidents remain under investigation.