Athens-Clarke County Police reports
Officers responded to an entering auto that had just occurred at Domino’s Pizza, 529 Baxter St, around 11:50 a.m. on July 17. A Gaines School Road resident said he left his wallet inside his vehicle with the driver’s window down. A male came in the store to fill out a job application. During this time the victim saw another male peeping around the corner of the building. After the first male left, he checked his vehicle and found his wallet had been stolen. He saw the males in the lot next door and confronted them. They said they did not have his wallet and continued walking west bound. Their descriptions were given to responding officers and they were located on Baxter Street near Paris Street. When asked for identification, one of the males pulled out a credit card and that had the victim’s name on it. Both males were taken into custody and returned to the scene. The investigation revealed the stolen wallet was behind a business at Baxter and Milledge. Officers went to that location and recovered it. Credit cards were found at another unnamed location. Lejavaus Marcell Heard, 37, Baxter Drive, was arrested and charged with Entering Auto and Financial Transaction Card Theft. The second male was determined not to be involved in the theft and he was not charged.
Around 12:55 a.m. on July 18 officers responded to an assault that had just occurred in the 100 block of Hawthorne Avenue. Contact was made with a homeless man who said he was sitting on a wall at Hawthorne and Old Epps Bridge Road when he was approached by two males. He said the males attacked him and repeatedly punched him in the face. During this time his wallet was stolen. Burgess identified one suspect as “Bobby.” The investigation led officers to two males who, after questioning, were arrested. Jamel Malik Glenn, 42, W Broad Street, and Bobby G. Porter, 28, Hemlock Drive, were charged with Robbery and Aggravated Assault. Burgess was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital.
ATTEMPTED ARMED ROBBERY
An officer met with a man at his Sunset Dr residence. He said he was walking on Hancock Avenue. In the Rocksprings Street area he heard footsteps. As he turned to see who was behind him, he was struck in the back of his head with an unknown object, possibly a bottle. The man said he was able to fight off two males. He was unable to give descriptions. He continued to his residence before contacting police. He was unsure of the time but believes it was around 11:20 p.m. on July 17. The man sustained minor cuts.
Officers responded to a possible assault that had occurred on Pepperidge Lane. Contact was made with Esteban Orlando Sierra and Pedro Sierra of Pepperidge Lane. E. Sierra said two males attacked him, P. Sierra, and his wife, Elsa Moncada-Perez. He said they were in the driveway of the residence when two males and a female were walking by. His wife identified the males as suspects in an attempted bicycle theft the day before. He said one of the males came in the yard and attacked him. P. Sierra came out to assist E. Sierra and he was attacked by the other male. When Perez came out, she was attacked by the female. Officers had contact with Qualyn Starks of Chesterton Drive and a 15-year old male. Starks advised he was walking with relatives when E. Sierra came out and began yelling at them. He said E. Sierra came in the roadway and struck him in the face. A fight ensued and P. Sierra and Perez joined the fight. The juvenile said when he attempted to help Starks, the other male attacked him. The female threw a brick, which he said struck him in the back. EMS responded and transported P. Sierra to St. Mary’s Hospital. E. Sierra and Perez went to the hospital in a personal vehicle. Due to conflicting stories, no arrests were made. Warrant procedures were explained to all parties.
A Morton Farm Lane residence was burglarized between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. on July 17. A fire safe, smaller safe, cash, and a shower bag were stolen. The total value was $1,680. A suspect was identified. The small safe and $300 were recovered.
A Chesterton Drive residence was burglarized between 10 p.m. on July 15 and 10:30 a.m. on July 17. Candy, beer, hair clippers, and energy drinks were stolen. The total value was $50.