The Department of Family and Children’s Services (DFCS) was called in for a child believed to be abandoned in a park, according to Cedartown Police Department reports.
Reports state that someone called 911 April 20 to report a five-year-old child alone in the area of Lynton Drive. The caller said the child had been alone in a neighborhood park for approximately two hours and had been asking people for a dollar to get something to eat.
Police talked to the child, who said the mother was at the movies.
Police then took the child home, but no vehicles were at the residence.
Officers then called DFCS.
Tax fraud complaints
Two people filed separate clients regarding identity theft and fraudulent tax information.
One file a Cedartown police report April 19 stating someone illegally used her son as a dependent on another tax return.
The woman said she filed her taxes with her son as a dependent and was told someone else had already done so.
Her son is incarcerated, but she told police she supports him financially.
Another Cedartown resident filed a police report April 16 stating his Social Security numbers had been used by someone else.
The resident said the discovery was made after personal taxes were filed.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has been contacted.
Attempted theft at Pirkle's Automotive
Cedartown police arrested a juvenile caught allegedly trying to break into a car at Pirkle’s Automotive on West Avenue, reports state.
According to reports, patrol officers spotted two men at 3:12 a.m. April 22 on Pirkle’s Automotive property trying to enter a vehicle on the lot.
The suspects fled as they saw police, reports said.
One was found crouched in a loading dock well beside the post office and was arrested. His name isn’t being released because he is a juvenile.
The targeted car’s battery was drained from the alarm sounding continuously during the incident, but no other damage was reported.