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Crime Chronicle: Thefts, Assault

Here are recent incidents responded to by Powder Springs police.

Accounts of the following incidents are based on Powder Springs police reports.

Theft by Taking, Jan. 23, 4000 block of Wylie Lane: A woman told police that her ex-husband had taken a TV cable from her bedroom and that she wanted a restraining order. An officer explained to her how to get one.

Theft by Taking, Jan. 23, 4100 block of New Towne Drive: The victim told police that while she was at work, her TV was taken. There were no signs of forced entry.

Theft by Taking, Jan. 23, 4200 block of Lewis Road: The owner of the vacant house told police that his mailbox and post were missing. He said he has "continual issues" with thefts and is working to remove items from the property.

Theft by Taking, Jan. 24, Valero at 3550 Powder Springs Road: Police were told that four males tried to turn in fake lottery tickets.

Theft by Taking, between Jan. 9-24, 4000 block of Evelyn Drive: Copper was taken from an external air conditioning system.

Theft of Car, Jan. 25, 3900 block of Old Austell Road: A woman told police that her husband's unlocked vehicle was taken from their driveway while she was asleep.

Burglary Forced Entry, Jan. 27, 3400 block of Stallion Court: While on patrol, an officer noticed an open sliding door and found visible signs of forced entry. Police noticed a stove and copper had been taken and attempted to reach the reality company that owns the house.

Burglary Forced Entry, Jan. 27, 3900 block of Lafayette Drive: Following an audible alarm, police found forced entry to a screened porch. The homeowner said he has video from inside the house showing two males.

Simple Assault, Feb. 1, 3000 block of Palomino Drive: McEachern High's campus officer contacted Cobb dispatch asking for an officer to take a report of an altercation that happened within city limits. The victim told police that a verbal arguement turned physical between her and an 18-year-old male. She said the arguement was over something that previously happened with the male's brother. She said the male tossed her across the room, and she showed police visible marks from being tossed.

Theft of Car, between Feb. 2-3, 3600 block of Liberty Lane in Hiram: When the victim awoke about 10 a.m., his car was gone and he told police that he knew who took it. He called the alleged suspect repeatedly, but she didn't answer. Then, while the victim was at the police station, the suspect called and said she was stuck at the Marietta Square because she lost the keys. Powder Springs police entered the vehicle into the system as stolen so Marietta police could recover the vehicle.

Entering Auto, Feb. 4, Powder Springs Park: A Villa Rica woman told police that her purse had been stolen from her unlocked vehicle while she went to the restroom.

Reckless Conduct, between Feb. 5-6, unknown location: A mother came to the police station and said that while her son was visiting his dad's house, he picked up a handgun and accidentally shot it into a mattress. "The seven-year-old sustained no physical injuries, but was terrified an anxious after the incident," the report says. The woman didn't immediately know where her husband lived.

Burglary, between Feb. 2-5, 3900 block of Dillard Street: A couple believes that those responsible for the burglary entered through the dog door. Stolen was a diamond ring, two watches and a laptop.

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