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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: Sugar sabotage
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Recent police reports of note. All reports were supplied by local police departments.

SUGAR SABOTAGE: A Roswell resident took her vehicle to the Honda dealership when it broke down, and the dealership found water and sugar in her gas tank. She called police to report the damage to her property. She suspects her ex-husband caused the damage.

SLEEPING BABY: Roswell police were called to the parking lot of Publix after someone noticed three children left unattended in a vehicle. The mother was found shopping in the store and allegedly said she left her kids — ages 8, 4 and 3 months — in the car because she did not want to wake the 3-month-old. Police released the woman on a copy of charges for reckless conduct.

FREE BEER: A man entered a Shell station Aug. 26 and the clerk witnessed he took a glass and poured a beer from the store. He allegedly took it outside, drank the beer in front of the store and then came back inside and started pouring another beer. When the clerk alerted the man that he was on the phone with the police, the man fled the store and could not be located.

WASHED OUT: An unknown suspect entered a home under construction on Spence Way in Alpharetta, sometime between Aug. 30 and Sept. 3, and allegedly stole the dishwasher, which had already been hooked up in the kitchen. The suspect cut the water line to take the appliance and, in doing so, flooded the house over the weekend.

BEER BANDIT: Johns Creek police were dispatched to a BP gas station on Haynes Bridge Road on Aug. 23 on a report of shoplifting. The employee at the register said two regular customers came into the store and while one went to the counter to buy cigarettes, the other went to the back of the store and came back appearing to be hiding something in his pants. The store employee said the customer claimed he went to the restroom but she did not hear the restroom door open or close. After they left, she checked where the man had been standing and noticed two 16-ounce cans of Icehouse beer had been removed from a six-pack.

UNSATISFIED CUSTOMER: A Johns Creek resident recently sold two pairs of Michael Jordan sneakers over the internet. The buyer allegedly told him to mail the shoes to an address in Massachusetts and his father in Hawaii would be paying for the merchandise. The seller told police the customer from Hawaii is now demanding his money be returned because the sneakers were not sent to him even though someone at the Massachusetts address signed for the package.

JOY RIDE: After Milton police stopped a vehicle witnessed to be driving erratically on Deerfield Parkway, an officer learned a resident recently called 911 to report her granddaughter had taken that car without permission. The granddaughter was driving the car with two male passengers, one of whom initially gave a false name to police and is known as a heroin user. An officer who arrived on scene to assist found two burnt spoons and three hypodermic needles in the car. The two passengers told police they had information about heroin distribution in the Milton area and were released from custody following interviews with investigators. The driver was taken to the Alpharetta jail on warrants of theft by taking a motor vehicle and driving with a suspended license.

TAKEN TOOLS: About $4,200 in hand-held landscaping equipment from The Landscape Group was reported stolen Aug. 26. A company manager told Milton police two of their vehicles had been broken into over the prior weekend. It appeared the suspect or suspects pried open the wooden gate, cut the metal handle to the cargo doors and removed easy-to-carry items from both trucks. The business did not have a security or surveillance system. The manager told police an employee quit his job the morning of the incident.

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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