The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department has charged a 28 year old Dowelltown woman with aggravated burglary and theft over $1,000.
Tiffany Rena Greer of Tami Kay Road was arrested Monday, August 29. Greer is under a $22,500 bond and she will be in court on October 13
Sheriff Patrick Ray reports that Greer is charged with breaking into a home on Banks Pisgah Road, making entry through a locked back door on Friday, August 19. Items stolen included two saddles and bags, several women clothes, men tennis shoes, camouflaged boots, a Coleman cook set, a bottle of rum, and several articles of camouflaged hunting clothes with a total value of $3,110. He said most of the stolen property has been recovered.
Meanwhile, another man has been arrested as a co-defendant in a recent theft investigation. Two weeks ago, Shane Nerod Miller of Alexandria was picked up by the sheriff's department for allegedly stealing batteries from the same residence on three different occasions and selling them at a local recycling center. This week, Sheriff Ray reports that 36 year old Keith Gordon Saliski, a homeless man who has been staying in Alexandria, has also been arrested in the cases.
Both Saliski and Miller are each charged with three counts of theft of property under $500. Bond for each man totals $3,000 and they will be in court on October 13. Miller was arrested first after an investigation by a Sheriff's Department detective assigned to the case. Saliski was picked up last Wednesday, August 24.
According to Sheriff Ray, Miller and Saliski went to the same residence on Hales Lane on three different occasions, August 2, 4, and 8 and allegedly stole several batteries valued at less than $500 on each trip. The two men then allegedly took the batteries to a local recycling center where they sold them. The total weight of the batteries taken to the recycling center were 816 pounds on the first trip, 503 pounds on the second visit, and 405 pounds on the last occasion.
In another case, a 48 year old Nashville woman, trying to find a place to recharge her cell phone, found herself in trouble with the law for vandalism and criminal trespassing on Sunday, August 28
Lori Janette Todd is under a $4,000 bond and she will be in court on the charges September 1.
Sheriff Ray reports that a deputy was called to check out a suspicious person on the Cookeville Highway, who was going from house to house, knocking on doors. On at least two occasions, when no one came to the door, the woman, later identified as Todd, would make an attempt to enter vehicles parked in the driveway. In one case, a man spotted the woman trying to get into his automobile. He called for her to get away from his car and to leave the premises. The woman left and went to another house, where again she tried to enter an automobile. But as she opened the car door, it struck a small trailer next to the vehicle, putting a dent in the door. Later, when confronted by the officer, Todd, said she was trying to find a place to plug in her cell phone to re-charge it.