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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: Post-game problems
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Recent police reports of note. All reports were supplied by local police departments.

POST-GAME PROBLEMS: After her daughters did not return home right home after a Johns Creek High School football game, their mother walked to the home of the friend they went to the game with. When a car pulled up with her daughters in it, the mother allegedly pulled the older daughter out of the car and an altercation ensued. The teen attempted to run from her mother, and the driver called police. When police arrived an officer witnessed the mother pulling her daughter by her hair. The mother was arrested for simple battery-domestic violence.

RETAIL RUCKUS: Roswell police was dispatched to Target on Holcomb Bridge Road on Sept. 26 in reference to juveniles shoplifting. A loss prevention officer observed one girl walk past all points of sale with items. She was arrested and turned over to a parent. Two others were observed concealing products in their handbags but did not attempt to leave the store before police arrived. They were issued criminal trespass warnings.

SENIOR EXTORTION: On Sept. 27, a 73-year-old Roswell resident received multiple phone calls from someone deceptively claiming her son was in jail in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for DUI and to wire a Money Gram to the caller in Ecuador so that her son could get out of jail. The woman did as the caller said and purchased a $2,400 Money Gram, which required a $25 fee, and sent the money to the caller.

PHONY REGISTRATION: A Roswell resident filed a police report after she discovered five cell phones had been fraudulently registered in her name and delivered to her address. The victim told police she never received the phones and feared the suspect(s) picked the phones up from her residence.

ROOMMATE SQUABBLE: Roswell police responded to a home on Harbor Landing on Sept. 29 for a domestic dispute call where it was said a man had a gun and was threatening his female roommate. When police arrived, they discovered the man was not in possession of a gun. The woman allegedly assumed he had because he stated he had one in the past. The roommates were fighting over their living arrangement. The man wanted his roommate and her girlfriend out of the residence and the woman claimed she planned on moving by was delayed due to finances. She told police she and her girlfriend would stay elsewhere for the evening. However, once police ran her name through their system, they discovered the female roommate had an outstanding warrant out of Norcross for failure to appear in court, and she was arrested and sent to jail.

OUT OF GAS: When police went to check on an abandoned car stopped in a left turn lane on Holcomb Bridge Road with its hazard lights on, an officer observed open containers of alcohol and approximately 12 grams of marijuana in the vehicle. While investigating, a man exited a taxi at the intersection of Warsaw Road and began running towards the car. The man was identified as the owner of the vehicle and told police his car had ran out of gas. Police arrested him for drug possession.

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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