An employee for a cell phone provider said someone cut a chain-link fence around a cell phone tower in Hoschton, according to an incident report from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.
The employee said a door to a building inside of the fence on McNeal Road had also been pried open. Inside the building, several wires were cut and stolen, including copper wiring and a copper bust bar.
The items were valued at $1,000.
Other incidents in the West Jackson area reported to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office last week included:
•theft by taking at a Jackson Trail Road, Hoschton, address, where a woman said when she got home, she discovered that her TV was missing. Other stolen items included various coins and rings, which were valued at a total of $1,200. There were no signs of forced entry.
•suspicious activity at a Terrell Lane, Jefferson, address, where a woman said she heard a knock at the door, but no one was there. The woman said she had a problem in the past and wanted an incident report.
•criminal trespass at a Cooper Bridge Road, Braselton, address, where a man said when he returned home, he discovered that a side door was hard to open and it had pry marks around the frame. The owners looked through the house, but didn’t notice anything missing. The man said it was the second time that the house had been burglarized. A deputy said a suspect may have been spooked during the incident.
•criminal trespass at an Amy Industrial Lane, Hoschton, address, where an employee said several people on four-wheelers bypassed a locked gate on the property of A.W. Cook Cement and damaged a considerable area of dirt and grass. The man estimated the damage at $2,000.
•domestic dispute at a Meadow Creek Drive, Jefferson, address, where a mother and son were involved in an argument. The mother said she told her two sons to do some house chores while she went shopping. When she returned, one of the sons was on the computer after he had been told several times to stay off of it. The 20-year-old son began throwing items, including a container of face wash, which caused a hole in the wall. The son left before a deputy arrived. The mother said she would take the legal process to have him not return, according to an incident report. A deputy also responded to the residence on another date, when the mother said her son wouldn’t turn off the computer and put a lit cigar on the table. The son left with his grandfather.
•battery at a Harmony Grove Lane, Jefferson, address, where a man said he was at a friend’s house drinking beer when a fight started. The man said he kicked his friend’s dog, and the friend punched him in the face and the back of his head. The man then walked home after the incident. A deputy said there were injuries to the man, who said he wanted an incident report because he wanted to press charges.
The man was taken to a hospital.
•verbal dispute at a Hwy. 53, Braselton, address, where a man said his nephew had been drinking and getting loud, which lead to a verbal disagreement. The man said everything was fine, since the nephew had gone to bed.
•damage to property at a Country Cove, Braselton, address, where a woman said someone used a paint ball gun to hit her house with paint balls. Another house in the subdivision had also been hit with paint balls. Neither homeowner wanted to file a report, since there wasn’t any physical damage.