Police Blotter

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a reported theft at a local industry.

According to a report on file, authorities responded to the Liberty   Hill Road industry on July 22 in reference to a theft.

The report stated that the maintenance supervisor noticed that morning that a steel cable he had put up across the roadway that led to the back of the plant had been broken.

The maintenance supervisor then told the Sheriff’s Office that he walked around the building and noticed a green forklift dumpster, about 25 metal posts, 40 chain link fence posts, six or more punch press dyes, and hold down clamps were missing.

The report stated that the incident is believed to have happened over the weekend of July 19 through the 22.

The cost of the missing items was estimated at about $11,000.

Elsewhere, the Toccoa Police Department responded to a Big   A Road business on July 21.

According to the report, a man told police that his utility trailer and zero turn lawn mower had been stolen from the back parking area of the business sometime between 10 p.m. on July 20 and noon on July 21.

The investigation into that incident also continues.