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February 20, 2013

$45,000 tractor taken from fenced area

MOULTRIE — Colquitt County sheriff’s investigators are still on the lookout for a $45,000 tractor stolen Sunday night from a fenced-in area on Ellenton-Norman Park Road.

Clarence Lowe, 4100 block of Ga. Highway 319 North, told deputies Monday morning that the John Deere 6420 was secured to a trailer inside the fenced area when his son left Sunday evening. When he got there at 7:30 a.m. Monday, it was gone.

The responding deputy found tire tracks that appeared to show someone loaded the tractor onto a truck. The gate was found closed, but a lock on it had been removed.

Other thefts

Sheriff’s Office

• Heather Yon, 2000 block Sardis Church Road, reported Friday that a letter she mailed Feb. 4 had not arrived and appeared to have been stolen from the mailbox.

• Jessica Giles, 2600 block Old Doerun Road, told deputies Monday that someone broke into her house and took $15 in cash. A window was damaged.

• Sharon Summerlin, 700 block Summerlin Road, reported Monday that an estimated $3,200 worth of jewelry was missing from her jewelry box in her bedroom. The jewelry had last been seen Jan. 26. The responding deputy said there was no sign of forced entry, and nothing else appeared to be missing.

• Consuelo Garcia, 100 block Tallokas Trail, reported Tuesday that she checked her savings jar, which she kept in a hidden place in her house, and it contained far less cash than it should have. She estimated it should have had $20,000 because she’d been putting large sums in it for an extended time, but it had only $3,500.

First Garcia then the responding deputy confronted a house guest, who admitted taking $10,000 from the jar and wiring it to her mother in Guatemala, the deputy said.

The deputy’s report said Lilian A. Gomez-Chew, 24, of 514 First St. S.W., was arrested in the case, but no booking report on her was available at the Colquitt County Jail Wednesday.

• Rodney James, 1800 block Overlook Drive, told deputies Tuesday that a burglar took his television, Wii game system, an amplifier and $70 in cash. The total value of the stolen items was $950. Damage to a window was estimated at $50.

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