The Commerce Police Department investigated eight thefts or theft attempts during the past week.
Among were a case of forgery and another of credit card fraud.
In the former, Quality Foods, Maysville Road, reported two forged checks totaling more than $800. They told police two suspects had hit the Cornelia Quality Foods, but when store officials there called Commerce to warn them, it was too late.
In the other case, a 59-year-old white female reported that someone stole her debit card from inside her house, went to the Community Bank and Trust office at Quality Foods, and withdrew $100 from her account.
She gave police the name of an 18-year-old male suspect, and police indicated they will review the security tape of the transaction.
Other incidents requiring police attention last week include:
•damage to Jackson Creative, Industrial Park Way, where someone broke out a window in an attempt to enter the building. Officials could find nothing missing.
•theft by deception alleged by a 47-year-old white male at a South Broad Street Extension address. The man told police he wrote another man a check for $550 to install a termite protection system, but the man never did the work. Police contacted the suspect, who promised to return the money, the report indicated.
•criminal damage to property at a Spring Street residence where an 84-year-old man said someone pried the bars off the rear door of his workshop in an apparent attempt to gain entry. They were unsuccessful, but damaged the doors.
•burglary at a Gordon Farm Road location where a 50-year-old white male reported that someone broke the doors on his out-building and stole a set of jumper cables and a TV — and also a camper parked in the yard.
•theft by deception at Heritage Hills Apartments, where a 20-year-old white female said she and a 21-year-old black male got into an argument. He allegedly took her keys to “listen to the radio” in a car, then drove off at 3:00 in the morning, returned shortly thereafter, and left again at 4:00 — both times using the vehicle without permission. The woman said she located the car at his house in Jackson County and he refused to give her the keys. They argued, he allegedly damaged the vehicle and the argument became physical. The report indicated that Jackson County will have charges related to the domestic dispute, and that Commerce Police would take a warrant out on James Rucker, 21, Traynham Road, Commerce, for theft by deception.
•battery and criminal trespass at a Homer Road address where police were summoned to a fight in process. A 36-year-old black male told police that three other black males came for a visit and before they left one of them picked up a concrete cinder block and smashed the 36-year-old man in the face. Witnesses confirmed his account. He was taken to BJC Medical Center for treatment.
•terroristic threats and acts at the same address in which a 21-year-old black female said a 34-year-old black male warned her to “stay out of Johntown” or he’d shoot her and kick her (slang term for posterior).
•a report by a Wilhard Street resident of a lost wallet.
•affray at a Victoria Way residence in which four white females said a black male at their residence was waiting for a ride home. When the ride arrived, victims and the black female occupants of the car got into an argument and then a fight, during with the male allegedly hit an 18-year-old white female and a 39-year-old white female. The latter was taken to an Athens hospital for treatment.
•burglary reported at Darnell Memorials, U.S. 441 South, in which the owner said a homeless man he’d employed to do some work came back later and stole several items, some of which have been traced to a local pawn shop and another business. Those businesses are cooperating with police, the report said.
•criminal damage to property at a Landcashier Lane address where a Latino couple said the woman’s brother came over, became angry at his brother-in-law and scratched both of their vehicles. The report said the man agreed to have the vehicles repaired.