The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents:


BUSINESS BURGLARIES: On Oct. 27, Deputy Justin Baldwin was dispatched to a business complex on Resurgence Drive off the Oconee Connector, where during the night thieves stole property. At one business a front glass door was shattered causing $3,000 damage. The burglars took a mitre saw, table saw and air compressor, all valued at $1,300. At a nearby construction business, an enclosed trailer was entered after a door was forced open. A GPS, valued at $4,000, along with a generator and battery charger were stolen.


CAR RECOVERED: On Oct. 20, Deputy David Burchett was dispatched about 8 p.m. to North Burson Avenue, Bogart, where a woman reported her husband found an abandoned Mercury Milan. The deputy discovered the car was stolen in Madison County. Authorities in Madison County said the car was stolen about 12:45 that same day after a man who expressed interest in purchasing it from a Hull couple gave the car a test drive. When the owner went into his home to get the title, the man drove off.


Later that evening, Burchett was called to Michelle Lane in Bogart, where a van was found crashed into a tree. The van was reported stolen in Barrow County and a suspect believed driving the van was located nearby. The suspect, Clayton Anthony Looney, 23, of Royston was arrested and then transferred to the Athens-Clarke County Jail, where he was held on charges of motor-vehicle theft, attempting to elude and kidnapping. A hold was placed on him from Hart County. Madison County sheriff’s Capt. Jimmy Patton said Looney will also be charged with theft of the Mercury.


WOMAN CHOKED: On Oct. 26, deputies were dispatched to a home on Ridgeway Road in Bogart, where a woman was assaulted by an ex-boyfriend. The woman said she went outside her home where she saw the man standing in the yard looking at her. He then proceeded to place a strap around her neck and walk her back inside the house, where he tightened the strap. When he was made award someone else was in the house, he left, but took the victim’s cellphone. Using an app, the cellphone was traced to some locations in Athens. The deputy is securing warrants against the Statham man for aggravated assault and other felony charges.


PHONE THEFT: On Oct. 21, an employee at Home Depot on Epps Bridge Parkway reported someone shattered the window on her car parked beside the business and stole her cell phone, valued at $1,000, along with a pair of sunglasses valued at $250.


CLOTHING THEFT: On Oct. 21, Deputy Justin Baldwin was dispatched to Dick’s Sporting Goods at the Oconee Connector, where he learned two men stole about $600 worth of clothing. The two Black males appeared to be in their 20s and they fled in a dark-colored Dodge Charger with a red dealer tag.


LOUD NOISE: On Oct. 24, a resident of Carruth Road, Watkinsville, reported he was awakened about 1:30 a.m. by a loud noise outside his home. The booming sounds appeared to be firecrackers, but upon checking he also found his political sign missing.


FENCE DAMAGE: On Oct. 26, a University of Georgia employee reported damage to six fence posts and about 60 feet of electric fence at Daniells Bridge Road and Mars Hill Road. The deputy reported it appeared someone was traveling south on Daniells Bridge Road when they ran off the road and caused the damage estimated at $1,000.


FELONY THEFT: On Oct. 26, a deputy was dispatched to Five Star Food Service on Vend Drive, Bogart, where the business reported an employee had stolen $4,105 from another employee’s delivery vehicle. When the employee was confronted by his boss, he admitted the theft. Jaidrecus Tyree Johnson, 37, of Winterville was charged with felony theft. When the deputy took him into custody, he found Johnson in possession of oxycodone, Acetaminophen, marijuana and penicillin. He was charged with the unlawful possession of those drugs.