On Thursday, May 2, 2019 at approximately 4:50 pm, the Social Circle Police Department was dispatched to an alarm call at 619 Dove Cove. Officers arrived within minutes of the call and received information from neighbors that someone had closed a window on the front of the residence from the inside. Officers set up a perimeter. They noticed a bag containing cereal was in the grass on the side of the residence. The homeowner was contacted via telephone and stated that the bag of cereal was in the bedroom and that no one should be at or in the residence.
Officers went to the unsecured window and began to give verbal commands for anyone in the residence to come out. After a few moments a male appeared from inside the residence and was taken into custody peacefully. Officers then entered the residence to find no one else inside.
The male was identified as LaJohn Darnell Pilcher, 23 years old of Social Circle. Pilcher had in his possession latex gloves, two women’s bracelets belonging to the victim and several other items from the residence. He was charged with burglary. He also had outstanding warrants out of Athens for traffic-related offenses.
“We tell community all the time if you hear or see something, say something! This is a good example of how it works. We can make this a safer community by working together.”