DOUBLE HOMICIDE: Roswell police arrested Stephen Oliver Heller, of Marietta, in connection with the June 5 double homicide of Nicholas Farrell Abry, of Roswell, and Spencer David Long, of Atlanta. The victims were shot to death while sitting in a vehicle in front of Abry’s residence at 125 Lynwood Drive. Law enforcement officials said they believe the motive of the murders involves a money dispute.
INSDE JOB: An employee of Macy’s at North Point Mall in Alpharetta was detained by loss prevention April 25 after an attempted shoplifting incident. The employee allegedly concealed a shirt with her jacket and attempted to leave the store, passing all points of sale without paying for the merchandise. Loss prevention officers stopped her outside the store.
DIDN’T RUN FAR: Alpharetta police arrested Bryce Caldwell April 26 after he allegedly walked into the Waffle House at 571 S. Main St. wearing a hoodie with a bandana covering his face and said “give me the dough” to the cook. The suspect fled before police arrived, but officers located him at a nearby abandoned house on Alpharetta Highway. He had allegedly kicked in the rear door to the home.
APPLIANCE GRAB: A real estate agent for an Alpharetta home on Long Indian Creek Court filed a police report April 26 claiming that sometime between April 12 and 25, an unknown suspect or suspects broke into the lockbox outside the home and took the house keys. The suspect(s) then entered the residence and allegedly stole a stainless steel GE gas stove and a white Whirlpool top-loading washing machine.
CAUGHT IN THE ACT: An employee of Auto Zone on Alpharetta Highway in Roswell stopped an attempted shoplifting April 16. The employee witnessed a white male enter the store and shortly after, heard the sound of packaging being opened. She went looking for the man and observed him conceal an item in his clothing. She also witnessed two empty packages that had contained 3MHeadlight Restoration Buffing Wheels. The employee confronted the shoplifter who then returned the two items and left the store. Police responded to the store, but a search of the area was unsuccessful in locating the suspect.
WAKE-UP CRIME: Milton police were dispatched to a home on Parkbrook Trace May 18 in response to a burglary in progress. The residents told police they were asleep in the home when they were awakened by a noise coming from inside. A male suspect was found hiding in the sun room but fled the scene when confronted. One of the residents provided police with a description of the car the suspect fled in and his direction. Police located the car parked at a home on the same street. A 16-year-old living there allegedly confirmed he used an open garage door to enter the residence in question in attempt to steal alcohol and money but was interrupted when the couple woke up. The juvenile was taken to the Regional Youth Detention Center in Atlanta. He was arrested for burglary and driving without a license.
HOLY VAN: Roswell police was dispatched to a criminal trespass call involving a vehicle at 433 Hemingway Lane April 16. The victim reported that sometime between 5 p.m. April 15 and 7 a.m. April 16, someone drilled a hole into his white 2005 Chevy Astro Van.
LUXURY LIFT: A Milton resident living at a home on Deerfield Point called police May 14 after returning from a trip and noticing his 1990 Rolls Royce had been broken into in his garage. The victim reported the Rolls Royce Spirit of Ecstasy hood emblem, valued at $6,000, was missing from the vehicle and two gold necklaces worth a total of $3,8000 and a gold bar worth $880 were missing from inside the vehicle. He also observed a car jack under the car as if someone was trying to jack the vehicle up. Police observed that the door handle to the garage appeared to have been forcefully manipulated. One of the victim’s neighbors told police he witnessed someone leaving the garage and noticed damage to the door handle, but the neighbor’s story kept changing and was inconsistent. The neighbor also allegedly admitted to checking the victim’s vehicle, claiming he was checking for explosives because he thinks someone might have been trying to kill his neighbor.
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.