Police Blotter

A truck driver is okay after striking a bear with his tractor-trailer Memorial Day morning in Toccoa.

The Toccoa Police Department said a 2008 International Tractor Trailer owned by LP Service Company of Clarkesville and driven by Perry Lavance Zimmerman of Clarkesville was heading towards Toccoa on Falls Road just before 2:30 a.m. Monday when a bear ran out in front of the truck in the area of the city’s water treatment plant.

The tractor-trailer struck the bear and the bear died as a result of the accident.

Police said the bear was disposed of per the instructions of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

No charges were filed in the accident.

Elsewhere on Monday, Toccoa Police responded to an East Currahee Street business in reference to a possible break-in. According to the police report, an unknown individual broke out the window on the front door, but no items were reported taken.

Meanwhile, Toccoa Police responded to a Forest Avenue apartment Sunday in reference to a theft. The report states that a man approached the victim and asked to use a phone because he was having car trouble. The victim said he let the man use a phone and left the room for a brief moment. According to the victim, when he returned, the man was gone, as was his cell phone.

Finally, the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office responded to Turner Road on May 18 in reference to an alleged burglary. The report stated that about $50,000 worth of copper and hand tools were taken from the property.

The investigations into the incidents continue.