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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: Gone but not forgotten
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September 25, 2013 01:50 PM | 2954 views | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Recent police reports of note. All reports were supplied by local police departments.

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN: An unknown suspect or suspects forcibly entered the old Krispy Kreme Doughnuts building on Atlanta Street in Roswell sometime between the afternoon of Sept. 10 and the following morning. Suspects tried to pry open a safe in the office. Damage was made to the safe, a window and a door. Krispy Kreme had recently closed that location to open a new store on Alpharetta Highway.

ROBBERY HOAX: A man called Roswell police after receiving a text Sept. 12 from his girlfriend stating the TJ Maxx she worked at on Woodstock Road was being robbed. Multiple officers responded and established a perimeter around the store, but the store had not been robbed. The girlfriend who sent the text told police she did it as a prank. She was arrested for reckless conduct.

HOT MAIL: On Sept. 10 between 8 and 10 p.m., suspects set fire to the mailbox at a home on Arabian Avenue in Milton. The resident told police he believed someone used a small bottle of Axe cologne to set the fire because the bottle was left on his front steps. Two days later, the resident contacted police again to tell them his daughter’s classmate allegedly admitted to setting the fire along with another juvenile. The resident said he was unsure whether he wanted to press charges but wanted the parents of the children to be notified of the incident.

PHONE THIEVES: The store manager of Radio Shack on Windward Parkway noticed a $700 cell phone was missing from its box in his office Sept. 10 after two women and two men left his store. The manager told Milton police the door to his office was left open while they were in the store. He alleged the two women distracted him and another sales associate with questions about new cell phone service. He said he never saw the men go into his office but that they were out of his sight. The manager also told police he received an email that same day from a store manager at a Radio Shack in Oakwood, who said a similar situation happened at the Oakwood store.

RUNAWAY ROBBERS: A resident of Chelsea Ridge Apartments called Johns Creek police Sept. 5 when he came home to find his front door had been forced open and watched three suspects flee the scene in a light blue Hyundai Sonata. He and his wife discovered electronics, cash and jewelry had been stolen from their apartment. A chase ensued when police tried to stop the vehicle that fled the scene, starting on Old Alabama Road near the Jones Bridge Road intersection and ending near the intersection of Old Milton Parkway and Ga. 400. The three suspects — Richard Lee, Sheldon Barnes and Tiffany Boswell — were charged with burglary. Lee, the driver, was also charged with fleeing and attempting to elude, improper passing and reckless driving.

TOO MUCH INFORMATION: A Johns Creek resident filed a fraud report with police Sept. 7 after receiving a mysterious phone call. The resident said the caller knew his Indian passport number and work visa number and told him there was an issue with his immigration documents and he had to pay $850 by Western Union or be subject to being blacklisted or deported. He called police because he was concerned about how the caller knew so much personal information about him.

SOCK SMUGGLER: Alpharetta police responded to a report of shoplifting Sept. 11 from Sports Authority on North Point Parkway. A shopper had concealed $50 in socks and passed all points of sale. Police arrested Walter Colquit for theft by shoplifting.

POOL PALS: After noticing a suspicious vehicle parked late at night by the community pool on Thornberry Drive on Sept. 10, Alpharetta police stopped and found three suspects loitering. They did not live in the neighborhood but said they were waiting for a friend who lived there. The friend was discovered to be in Athens and had no knowledge of why they were there. The three suspects were arrested. Two of them were intoxicated and under the age of 21.

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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