MOULTRIE — Sheriff’s officials are asking for the public’s help to find a unique-looking pickup truck that’s been tied to the theft of a four-wheeler last week.
Investigator Chris Robinson said Wednesday that the owner was inside his house in the 2900 block of Sumner Road Thursday when he heard his ATV crank up inside the garage. He ran out and saw someone drive off on it.
Robinson said the owner got in his car and started to chase the four-wheeler but encountered a small, white pickup with a gray door. He tried to run the pickup off the road but was unsuccessful. He continued to follow the four-wheeler, but it got away.
“The truck should stick out,” Robinson said. “Hopefully, anyone who’s seen that truck or knows who it belongs to will call me.”
Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 616-7460.
The stolen ATV is a gray 2013 Polaris Sportsman 850, Robinson said.
The same day the Polaris was taken on Sumner Road, a Kubota ATV was stolen on Paul Moore Road, half-way across the county. And two four-wheelers were stolen in Worth County that same week.
“[They] may be related or it may be just coincidence,” Robinson said. “I don’t know.”
• Cory Tyran Hall, 500 block First Avenue Southwest, reported a 9mm handgun was stolen from his bedroom between Jan. 28 and Tuesday. The gun was valued at $300.
• Lee A. Keely, 600 block Fourth Avenue Southeast, reported someone stole more than $1,300 from his Direct Express card.
Keely told police he receives the card around the first of the month to pay bills and necessities. The last time he accessed the card was Jan. 5, and there was $1,363.25 left on it then.
He went to Western Union in Wal-Mart Thursday to get money off the card, and it was declined. He discovered someone got access to his account Jan. 26, had it canceled and re-instated two days later, and used it at an animal hospital in McDonough, Ga.
• A 16-year-old told police Tuesday that he dropped his iPod while getting off the school bus Friday. A review of the bus security video showed another student picking it up out of the seat, but when the teen asked that student about it, he said he hadn’t taken it.
• A carrier for The Moultrie Observer reported Monday that a newspaper box was stolen from outside One Stop, 1721 Tallokas Road. The carrier said she’d stopped stocking the box in November because of a high theft rate at that location, and when she came on Monday to pick up the box it was gone.
• James Cone, of Lenox, told police Tuesday that someone had used his personal information to file income taxes.
• Demartez Rashard Simpson, 26, Pelham, was charged Tuesday with disorderly conduct in connection with a Mitchell County warrant.
• Samantha Shanta McDowell, 28, of Albany, was charged Tuesday with probation violation.
• Kellie Raye Edwards, 34, 225 Indian Lake Drive, was charged Tuesday with bondsman off bond.