Copper thefts reported

Published 7:04 am Tuesday, February 21, 2012

On Feb. 15, a resident of North Miller Avenue in West Bainbridge reported that he had returned to his home and found that copper wiring in the walls and from under the house had been stolen.

The resident stated that a 25-foot roll of copper wiring was also missing from the rear of the home. The resident stated he was in the process of remodeling the home and was having problems with people coming in his yard.

Also on Feb. 15, copper wiring was reported taken from a home in the 300 block of Whigham Dairy Road.

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On Feb. 12, a resident of Ruth Drive reported someone had damaged their heating and air conditioning unit and had stolen copper coils from inside the unit.

Anyone with information about copper thefts is asked to call Bainbridge Public Safety Investigation Division at (229) 248-2044 or the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office at (229) 248-3044.


Vandals damage park

Someone caused significant damage to the restrooms of a public swimming area at the Chattahoochee park, located off Booster Club Road in southwestern Decatur County, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The damage happened sometime between Friday night and Sunday afternoon, when it was reported to Sheriff’s deputies.

According to Deputy Chris Sapp, it appeared someone had used tools to pry open the deadbolt lock on a steel door until it opened. Inside the men’s bathroom, all the porcelain fixtures were destroyed, as well as two toilets and two sinks. There were holes knocked in the wall that broke the water pipes inside the wall and a window was also broken.

An exterior light and bulletin board had also been damaged.

Sheriff’s Investigator Julian Crowder searched around for clues and took photographs of the damage. Investigation of the vandalism is ongoing; anyone with more information is asked to call Crowder at (229) 248-3044.