Police Blotter

May 16, 2013

A Toccoa man faces a felony charge in relation to the burglary of a local convenience store.

Police said they arrested 34-year-old Gerry Patrick Thornton of Toccoa on a felony burglary charge.

Authorities alleged that Thornton broke the front window of Zebo’s on the corner of South Pond Street and Collins Road late Monday night.

According to the police report, an officer responded to the store and found several items from inside the store lying on the sidewalk.

Thornton was arrested soon after, according to Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell.

Meanwhile, the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office responded to Hidden Valley Road in Martin Monday afternoon in reference to a reported burglary.

The report stated that when the homeowner arrived home, they noticed the screen was taken off of the front porch window and the front door was open.

According to the report, more than $2,000 worth of electronics and other items were taken.

Finally, the Sheriff’s Office also responded to Hemphill Street in Toccoa Monday afternoon in reference to a reported burglary.

A woman told a deputy that someone had broken into her home and taken nearly $500 worth of items.

The investigations into both incidents continue.

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