Toccoa Police Asking for Public’s Help in Two Cases

Daniel Lee Simmons

The Toccoa Police Department is asking the community to be on the lookout in regards to a couple of recent cases.

First, police said that they are searching for 39-year-old Daniel Lee Simmons of Toccoa.

Toccoa Police Department Interim Chief Tim Jarrell said that Simmons is a white male whose last known address was on Falls Road in Toccoa.

According to Jarrell, Simmons is wanted for burglary in connection to two incidents at a Falls Road business during the month of October.

“Mr. Simmons has two outstanding warrants for burglary from a business here in Toccoa where appliances and some furniture items were taken,” said Jarrell. “All of the items have been recovered and accounted for.”

Jarrell said that the items that were stolen and later recovered from Simmons’ last known residence and a Toccoa business that was unaware the items were stolen totaled more than $1,200 in value.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Toccoa Police Detective Shannon Westbrook at 706-282-3233.

Meanwhile, police are also asking local businesses to be on the lookout for counterfeit money.

Jarrell said that a Toccoa business has had three instances recently where it has received money later flagged as being counterfeit.

While only one business has reported such an incident so far, Jarrell said that at this time of the year, all businesses need to be paying special attention for the possibility of someone passing counterfeit money.

“Because the Christmas shopping season, we are asking business and merchants to check their bills very carefully,” said Jarrell.

Jarrell says that anyone who believes that they have received counterfeit money should contact law enforcement immediately.