By Joe Johnson
A woman was arrested Thursday night for allegedly breaking into an Athens man’s home and emptying his refrigerator and freezer of food, according to an Athens-Clarke County police report.
Angela Evette Hawkins, 36, was charged with first-degree burglary and criminal trespass/ damage to property under the Family Violence Act, according to the report.
The incident began at about 3 p.m. when the 55-year-old victim reported that his Hawkins, his “ex-partner,” had thrown a rock through his upstairs bedroom window of his home on Warren Street and drove away, according to the report.
While the man was at the courthouse to seek a warrant against Hawkins for the broken window, he reportedly received a call from his son who informed him that upon arriving home he caught Hawkins loading her vehicle with grocery items that she took from the refrigerator. The son said that upon confronting Hawkins, she quickly got into her vehicle and drove away.
According to the police report, Hawkins called the victim on speakerphone while an officer listened to the conversation.
When the man asked Hawkins why she would steal food from her own family, she replied that “I did it and that she was not going to return any of the food back until (the victim) changed his phone number,” according to the report.
When the victim offered to buy back the food, Hawkins reportedly said, “I don’t need no money, I’m not giving you shit back,” according to the report.
The victim showed an officer “where the freezer and fridge where it was empty,” and also the broken window, with the rock still on the window sill, according to the report.
Police said they were unable to immediately locate Hawkins and that the victim called into the 911/Dispatch Center throughout the evening to complain that Hawkins kept driving past his home and yelling out of her vehicle’s window. In his final 911 call, the victim informed a dispatcher that he believed that Hawkins was at a location on Nellie B Avenue, where officers located and arrested her, according to the report.
The report listed the woman's address as being the home on Warren Street, but the county jail had her address as being in Crawford.
As of Friday afternoon, Hawkins continued to be held at the jail in lieu of bonds totaling $2,000, according to the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office.