Crime down in Walton County over holiday season

Maj. Scott Whisnant, public information for Walton County Sheriff’s Office, said that the 2019/2020 Christmas Holiday season saw a lower crime rate than is usual. He gave the information when addressing the first TRIAD meeting of the year at the Retreat at Loganville on Jan. 3, 2029.

“We’ve had the quietest holiday season in a while. Usually, theft and crime pick up exponentially through the holiday season but this year we’re doing so much better than anybody else around,” Whisnant said. “This could change morrow but we’ve been very blessed. We’ve kind of changed our tactics and that seems to be working. We did have a series of bad wrecks and a burglary on a house that was up for sale – but that was the first burglary since before Thanksgiving.”

 

WCSO gave the following Community Awareness Crime Alerts for Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2020. Please note an arrest or charge does not constitute a conviction.

ZONE 1

Animal Complainant- Deputies took a report at a residence on Elm Street in reference to complainant reporting an unknown individual shot the complainant’s canine multiple times sometime during the night time hours on December 31st or early morning hours on January 1st. Walton County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division investigating the incident.

ZONE 3

Arrest- A 19-year-old Monroe man was arrested in the area of Good Hope Road and Gene Bell Road for Driving Under the Influence, Failure to Maintain Lane, and Underage Consumption of Alcohol following a suspicious vehicle call.

ZONE 4

Arrest- A 47-year-old Monroe woman was arrested for an outstanding Probation Violation warrant out of Walton County.

Arrest- A 31-year-old Conyers man was arrested for an outstanding Probation Violation warrant out of Walton County.

ZONE 6

Entering Auto- Deputies took a report at a residence on Irvin Drive in reference to complainant reporting an unknown individual entered the complainant’s unlocked vehicle and took several items sometime between 6:30 pm January 30th and 3:15 pm January 1st. Several items entered on the National Database as stolen. Walton County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division investigating the incident.

ZONE 7

Arrest- William Plemon (35, Loganville) was arrested in the area of Highway 81 near Mr. Jeff’s for Driving While License Suspended following a two-vehicle accident with no reported injuries

 

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