Equine equipment, other items stolen from therapy program
The Fruition Farm therapeutic riding program on Gullat Road near Tyrone and Coweta County was the site of two thefts in the past week. Thieves got away with more than $21,000 in riding equipment along with satellite radio and GPS equipment. Two arrests were made in the area for probation violations though they are not thought to be connected to the thefts.
Fairburn Police reports show a vehicle break-in at Fruition Farm during the night of March 19 where a satellite radio, GPS system and other items valued at several hundred dollars were stolen. Police also reported that several doors in the barn had been opened though nothing appeared to have been stolen, reports said.
Two days later officers were called to the location in response to a theft report. Fruition Farm staff reported the theft of 11 saddles, five bridles and seven horse blankets with a total value of approximately $21,450. There were no signs of forced entry into the barns, according to police reports.
Though apparently not connected to the earlier thefts, officers later that night were dispatched to the area after receiving a report of a suspicious vehicle.
Officers found the vehicle on the roadway with the flashers on. The driver told officers she had run out of gas and had someone on the way to put gas in her car.
A check of the driver, 26 year-old Brandy Lee Davis, of College Park, revealed that she was wanted on a Peachtree City warrant for a probation violation and the passenger, 48 year-old Timothy Norton, of Fairburn, was wanted in Coweta County for probation violation. Davis and Norton were turned over to the respective jurisdictions, reports said.
Though just inside the city limits of Fairburn in south Fulton County, the area of Gullat Road where Fruition Farm is located is a short distance from Palmetto Road and the town of Tyrone and an equally short distance from Coweta County where Palmetto Road turns into Collinsworth Road.
Fruition Farm and its nationally recognized Flying Change therapeutic program utilizes Equine Assisted Psychotherapy to address needs areas such as abuse recovery and a wide range of behavioral and emotional issues.