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Crime Reports: Friends, thieves and cable companies
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Recent police reports of note. All reports were supplied by local police departments.

NO DEAL: A Milton resident filed a police report March 19 claiming to be the victim of theft by deception. The victim gave his personal information to a friend who promised him a “better deal” on his Comcast Internet services. He was under the belief that his friend would get the services set up differently. He stopped receiving a bill from Comcast and paid his friend instead who he believed was paying Comcast directly. The victim received a bill in March claiming that his bill has past due and that he owed about nine times his average bill. The victim also found out his friend added extra services to his account that would cost about $500 to cancel. He has tried to contact the suspect but has not been able to reach him.

JEWELRY THIEF: A Milton resident returned to her home on Northpark Lane March 22 to find her apartment had been burglarized. Glass had been smashed out the back door and several items had been moved. The woman also noticed items missing from her jewelry box: a 14k gold necklace, a 14k gold bracelet, a Gucci watch and an 18k gold rosary. Police were able to lift fingerprints off the jewelry box.

IDLE THREATS: A man was arrested March 8 after creating a disturbance in a parking lot at 4500 North Point Circle in Alpharetta. He was allegedly pretending to attack his girlfriend with a stick and hit her car and screamed numerous profanities. He allegedly behaved in a threatening manner toward witnesses who tried to intervene. He told police that he was “just playing.”

BAD CARDS: Fraudulent gift cards were reported as being used at the DASS Salon and Spa at North Point Mall and then suspects returned the products to another store for cash. An employee at the corporate office in Norcross had been allegedly producing the fraudulent cards and giving them out to friends. Reportedly, more than $10,000 was stolen from the business due to this scheme.

WHILE THEY WERE EATING: On March 11 between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m., two cars were broken into outside Rays on the Creek in Alpharetta. The rear passenger’s side window of a white Ford Taurus was smashed and a computer bag with a Dell computer and papers was taken. The door handle of a Chevy Impala was pried open and computer bags, electronics, clothing and a wallet were taken. One of the victim’s credit cards was used shortly after at a BP gas station and a Valero gas station.

MISSING MERCHANDISE: A 2013 Black Dodge Durango was allegedly stolen off the car lot of Palmer Dodge in Roswell. There was not a tag available for the vehicle, which had not been authorized to leave the lot.

SHOT AT: Police were dispatched to Crabapple Tavern in Roswell after the business owner discovered an unknown person fired a bullet into a plate glass window at the front of the establishment. The window has a wall built on the inside of the business that prevents access to the window from the inside. The bullet broke through both panes of the double-pane window but did not damage the drywall. The owner told police he didn’t know of any disgruntled customers and that there hasn’t been any recently fired employees.

STRANGER DANGER: A man’s car was stolen March 16 from the Studio Six motel on Old Dogwood Road after the victim picked up an unknown person for a ride to Gwinnett County. Along the way, the man stopped at the motel and got out of his car to talk to someone, and the suspect he picked up drove away with his vehicle. The victim told police he did not know anything about the suspect, stating “Just because I give somebody a ride, doesn’t mean I have to talk to them.”

The names and charges above are from area arrest warrants and crime reports. A warrant is merely an accusation of a crime, and accused people are innocent until proven guilty.

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