Rocks thrown through windows
WINDER - Winder-Barrow High School was broken into on Monday.
An intruder used a concrete rock to break three windows, one in Principal Rob Johnson's office, another in the clinic and a third in an office. Nothing appeared to be missing, according to school officials, although some doorknobs were damaged.
Investigators found blood on a doorknob and a hand print.
Woman finds stranger at home
WINDER - A woman returned home from her job at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday to find a strange man inside her Marion Lay Street apartment.
The woman told police she heard the dogs barking in the back bedroom. As she entered the apartment, a black man walked out of the bedroom through the kitchen and left.
Woman accused of shoplifting ribs WINDER - A Saturday night traffic stop led to Tiffeny Renee Mathis, 24, of Winder being arrested and charged with shoplifting $81.65 worth of ribs, scented candles and a cake.
A Winder officer stopped a car for failure to maintain lane and discovered the merchandise inside, police reports state. Surveillance video at a local grocery store showed Mathis leaving the store with the cake and other items without paying for them, police reports state.
Homes targeted by copper thieves
WINDER - Two homes, one a Habitat for Humanity home, were discovered to have been the target of copper thieves on Tuesday.
About $450 worth of copper was taken from a St. Ives Circle home. The owners returned to find the basement flooded with water and several pieces of copper missing.
A Habitat for Humanity home being built on North Williamson Street was missing more than 20 feet of copper pipe from underneath the house.
Officials with Trapp Auto Sales, 202 E. May St., reported four catalytic converters stolen from four cars on the lot on Tuesday. A catalytic converter, as well as wheels and tires, were discovered missing Aug. 15 from vehicles at Trapp Auto Sales storage lot at 272 Atlanta Highway, according to Barrow County Sheriff's reports.