MOTORCYLE MADNESS: Instead of stopping for Roswell police early Thursday morning, a motorcycle driver who appeared to be speeding on Ga. 140 evaded the officer. Police followed the driver and witnessed him jump off his bike when he reached a dead end street and flee on foot. With help from a Cherokee County K9, police located the suspect hiding in a basement of a nearby residence. He was arrested on charges of reckless driving and fleeing/attempting to elude.
BUSINESS BURGLARY: Roswell police responded to an audible alarm at Nail Perfection on Holcomb Bridge Road on Sept. 18. When units arrived on scene, they found the front door to be unsecured and the cash register had been opened. The cash drawer and coins were strewn across the floor.
FINANCIAL FRAUD: A woman from Connecticut called Alpharetta police Sept. 20 to report that her stolen credit card number was being used to rent a room at a hotel on Westside Parkway in Alpharetta. Officers located a woman in the room with reportedly more than 50 stolen or fake credit cards under various names. While investigating, a male suspect came back to the hotel. He was allegedly in possession of additional 50-plus fake or stolen cards along with a magnetic scanner and professional card embosser. Both were arrested on multiple felony charges.
STOLEN GOODS: An Alpharetta woman called police when she discovered a gold wedding band, a gold pendant and 15 hydrocodone pills were missing from her residence. She told police that her daughter had two male friends at her home the previous evening.
EX EXTORTION: A teen was removing some of her belongings from her ex-boyfriend’s car with his permission when she allegedly noticed suspected marijuana in the vehicle and dumped it on the ground out of rage. After she left, her ex-boyfriend reportedly called her demanding to be paid $200 or else he would call the police and say she stole money out of his car. The ex-boyfriend also allegedly called and texted the teen’s guardian threatening to have the guardian’s children taken away from her if he was not paid the $200. The Johns Creek police met with the ex-boyfriend. He told an officer he wanted to report that his ex-girlfriend stole money from him but once police started questioning him about the incident, he refused to talk.
NOT FAR GONE: Johns Creek police was dispatched to a home on Meadows Lane when a woman who was pet-sitting while the residents were on vacation noticed a car had been stolen from the property. The owner of the vehicle was contacted, and he told police there was a spare key left in the center console but that he had locked the vehicle before he left town. Within an hour, another officer located the vehicle in front of a home in the same subdivision. The car was unlocked with the key in the ignition, and there was no visible damage to the vehicle. Within the same time frame of the vehicle theft, there were two other police reports of a suspect entering into vehicles in the subdivision.
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.