STAFF REPORT

Armed robbery at Dollar General

The store manager of the Dollar General on Cassville Road in Cartersville told police she was robbed at gunpoint Sunday while going to deposit the business’ cash from the day at the bank.

According to a Bartow County Sheriff’s Office report, the store manager said she was walking to her car and about to leave the store at around 6:30 p.m. when a man wearing all black approached her. 

The man asked the store manager what time Dollar General opened, and after the manager replied, the man with the gun said “Don’t f—— move” and “Give me what you got” while pointing a gun at the manager.

The manager gave the man the cash in her hand and continued walking to her car in the parking lot, as the thief instructed. The man then ran toward Highway 41.

There were no suspects or arrests made at the time of the report.

5 Guns stolen from cars on Grassdale

Five guns and other hunting-related items were stolen from two cars outside a home on Grassdale Road in Cartersville between Saturday night and Sunday morning.

According to a Bartow County Sheriff’s Office report, someone smashed the rear windows of a Chevrolet pickup truck and broke into another Chevy pickup between 10 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 a.m. Sunday.

According to the owner of the truck, two handguns, two rifles and a shotgun were stolen. Binoculars and other hunting devices also were stolen.

The man estimated it would cost approximately  $200 to replace the back windshield.

The truck was fingerprinted and a screwdriver suspected of being used in breaking the windshield was recovered.

There were no suspects or arrests made at the time of the report.

Car burglar makes away with big haul

According to a Bartow County Sheriff’s Office report, between 6 and 9 p.m. Sunday, a Chevy Tahoe in the parking lot of the rodeo on Saddle Club Drive was broken into. A Burberry and two Coach wallets were taken, as well as a SunTrust Bank money bag, along with an iPhone 8 and $1,100 in cash.

The items belonged to three different people, one of whom said the car was unlocked.

There were no suspects or arrests made at the time of the report.

10 chainsaws, three backpack blowers stolen from Husqvarna

According to a Bartow County Sheriff’s Office report, a Husqvarna dealership was robbed early Monday morning and the robber(s) made away with 10 chainsaws and three backpack blowers.

Deputies responded at around 2 a.m. to an alarm at the business and noticed the front door was broken into. The owner noticed the 13 items missing, but was unsure if anything else was stolen.

There were no suspects or arrests made at the time of the report.

Acworth man who tried to flee police charged with intent to distribute meth

An Acworth man was charged with two counts of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, among other charges, after he tried to run from police and had baggies of meth on his person.

According to a Bartow County Sheriff’s Office report, Raymond Bernard Burke, 56, was in a parking lot at a service station selling drugs at around 12:30 p.m. on June 8, according to an unknown complainant. 

A deputy ran Burke’s info and found that his license had been suspended and he had an active arrest warrant out of Cherokee County.

The deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but Burke got out of the car after coming to a stop and later tried to flee from the officer. After a brief foot pursuit, the officer used his taser and was able to arrest Burke.

In Burke’s front pocket were about six grams of suspected methamphetamine in three baggies. There also was methamphetamine residue and a digital scale in Burke’s car.

Bond was set at $9,650.





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