Police Blotter

A Monticello, Georgia man faces multiple charges in Stephens County after allegedly shoplifting from a local store.

The Toccoa Police Department said it responded to a store on Big A road on Friday afternoon just after 3 p.m. in reference to an alleged shoplifter.

Police said reports indicated the shoplifter may have been armed with a knife.

When police arrived, they said the suspect, identified as Ronald Eugene Yearwood of Monticello, Georgia, age 36 or 37, punched an officer.

Yearwood was charged with Felony Battery of a Police Officer, Criminal Interference with Government Property, Theft by Shoplifting, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Obstruction of Officers.

Police report Yearwood damaged a police car during the course of the arrest as well.

Elsewhere, the Toccoa Police Department responded to a West Currahee Street restaurant on Sunday morning in regards to a reported burglary.

The restaurant reported that the register was forced open. There is no word on what, if anything, was stolen.

Finally, the Toccoa Police Department responded to a Big A Road restaurant on Friday afternoon for a damaged door.

The restaurant said that the door was damaged by a customer who became irate when he was told he would have to wait five minutes on his order due to an overwhelming increase in customers.

The investigations into those incidents continue.