WHEN EMPLOYEES ATTACK: Alpharetta police received a complaint Oct. 13 from a businesswoman claiming a former associate hacked into her Facebook account and is attempting to steal clients from her. In an unrelated case, police arrested an ex-employee of Honey Do Service on Oct. 14 for battery after allegedly causing visible injuries to his former employer. The man had been fired moments before the altercation. In another unrelated case, the manager of Cherokee Ford in Alpharetta called police Oct. 15 to report an ex-employer allegedly diverted and intercepted a check for $1,207 belonging to the dealership. It is reported that the check was sent erroneously to a P.O. Box registered in the ex-employer’s name.
AUTO WORK: At least seven catalytic converters were reported stolen from vehicles on Gardner Drive and Lake Union Hill Way in Alpharetta on Oct. 14 and 15. The vehicles were either Honda Elements or Honda CR-Vs.
STOLEN ELECTRONICS: An unknown suspect allegedly stole an in-dash DVD player, two mp3 players and a GPS device from a Ford F150 on Oct. 13. The vehicle was parked at the AMC Theater on North Point Parkway in Alpharetta when the theft occurred. The suspect punched the door lock to gain entry into the vehicle.
HOME INVASIONS: Roswell police investigated two home invasion cases over the weekend of Oct. 18. A man broke into a house on Hembree Grove Overlook on Oct. 18 and allegedly held the home owner against his will. A suspect also broke into a home on Knoll Wood Drive on Oct. 19.
UNWANTED OCCUPANCY: Roswell police responded to the La Quinta hotel on Old Holcomb Bridge Road on Oct. 19 in response to a business dispute. The manager told police an occupant was staying in one of the rooms but had not paid for the night. Police discovered the occupant was wanted out of Fulton County for probation violation.
TAXI TROUBLES: A taxi driver flagged down a police officer in a parking lot on Holcomb Bridge Road on Oct. 21 after suspecting his passenger was trying to leave the cab without paying. The driver told police the passenger had him driving around in circles running up a $34 fare, and he suspected the passenger was looking for a good area to jump out and run. After talking to police, the taxi driver was going to take the passenger to a location where someone would be available to pay the fare. However, he decided against that in fear that the passenger was being deceitful. Police arrested the passenger for theft of services because he only had $2 to pay the fare.
GOLF CART GONE: A golf cart was reported as stolen from Trophy Golf Club of Milton on Oct. 15, the day after the facility hosted a tournament with 150 golfers. The club’s assistant general manager told police all the facility’s carts were accounted for the morning of the tournament, but he noticed cart #6 was missing 12 hours later. The entire golf course was searched twice for the missing cart to no avail. The assistant general manager said golfers did not sign out specific carts so there is no record of who used it during the tournament.
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.