2 men jailed for passing bogus bills at McDonald’s

Allen Barnes (L) and Steven White. Photos/Fayette County Jail.
Allen Barnes (L) and Steven White. Photos/Fayette County Jail.

Crime reports across Fayette: Burglaries, car break-ins  

Two Newnan men were arrested by Peachtree City police on Nov. 27 for passing counterfeit bills at the McDonald’s restaurant at the Peachtree Crossing retail area on Ga. Highway 54 East.

Peachtree City Police Department spokesman Chris Hyatt said Allen Barnes, 22, and Steven White, 32, were charged with passing the fake bills.

Officers arriving at the restaurant were given a description of the vehicle and subsequently located it on Hwy. 54 West, where it was stopped and the two men were taken into custody, Hyatt said.

Also in Peachtree City, a work vehicle was entered at the athletic complex on Ga. Highway 74 South on Nov. 26.

Hyatt said the vehicle was entered between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. a window was busted and lawn equipment and power tools were stolen.

A second entering auto occurred on Dec. 1 at a Peachtree Crossing business. Police reports said $300 was stolen from an unlocked vehicle.

And on Nov. 28, an E-Z-Go golf cart was stolen from the parking lot of a business on Crosstown Drive, police reports said.

Elsewhere across the county, a break-in reported Dec. 1 at a residence in Fayetteville resulted in the theft of gaming equipment and a large amount of cash.

Fayetteville Police Department spokesperson Ann Marie Burdett said officers on Dec. 1 responded to a burglary call on Meadowbrook Court off South Jeff Davis Drive.

The resident reported that on Nov. 29 at approximately 8:30 a.m. an unknown person entered the residence through an upstairs window which resulted in the alarm system being triggered. Officers were told items missing from the residence included a Playstation gaming system, four video games and $700 in cash, Burdett said.

In unincorporated Fayette, a burglary was reported on Nov. 30 at a residence on Hampton Road off Ga. Highway 92 South. Sheriff Barry Babb said a go-cart and yard equipment was stolen from a shed that showed no signs of forced entry.