STOLEN APPLES: On March 29 at 7 p.m., Alpharetta police received a report of a security alarm going off at an office complex at the intersection of Windward Parkway and Alderman Drive. The first officer arrived on scene at 7:03 p.m. and found the front door of Suite 101 smashed in with a rock. An Apple computer was taken. Police received another alarm for the same complex at 7:05 p.m. A window of Suite 170 was smashed in with a rock and an Apple monitor was taken.
TRESPASSING: A neighbor of a vacant home on Leeward Walk Circle in Alpharetta called police March 30 about a burglary in progress at the residence. Police found a window open in the rear of the home and discovered a man hiding in the bathroom. Though Citibank Mortgage, the owner of the vacant house, did not wish to prosecute for the stranger trespassing in the home, the man allegedly had marijuana in his possession and was arrested for having the drugs.
CUSHION COLLATERAL: Roswell police was dispatched to Foundation Social Eatery on Holcomb Bridge Road March 25 for a report of a subcontractor stealing cushions from the restaurant. The subcontractor allegedly told restaurant management he was taking the cushions to repair them, but then management received a call from the general contractor stating the subcontractor claimed he would not return the cushions until he received the $2,000 that the general contractor owed him. Police contacted the subcontractor to let him know he’d be charged with theft if he did not return the cushions to the restaurant after completing the job. The subcontractor ended up returning the cushions and he also did receive his $2,000 check from the general contractor.
THIRSTY THIEF: A resident of an apartment on Roswell Creek Lane called Roswell police in reference to a theft March 26. The victim stated she heard the blinds from the window in her kitchen and when she walked into the kitchen, she saw a young man reaching through the window. She said he took two green Gatorade drinks from the kitchen.
BUCKLE UP: Roswell police stopped a vehicle driving on Holcomb Bridge Road March 27 around 12:30 a.m. because an officer observed the driver was not wearing his seatbelt. The simple traffic stop uncovered additional law violations. Upon investigation, police discovered 24 individual bags of suspected crack cocaine, one non-packaged white rock suspected to be crack cocaine and suspected marijuana. Officers also discovered both the driver of the car and the passenger had warrants for their arrest and the driver had a suspended license.
UTILITY CHECK SCAM: A Milton resident told police someone entered his 2012 Honda Odyssey parked in his driveway April 3 and stole $70 from a wallet inside the vehicle. He said the vehicle was unlocked while his wife was loading it up for a vacation.
The victim said a suspicious man, claiming to be with Fulton County Public Works checking their water, was in his driveway during that time. After making contact with the man, the resident said the front passenger door appeared to be ajar. The victim later called Fulton County Public Works and was informed that no workers should have been inside that neighborhood at the time.
CLEANED OUT: A representative from Sirva Relocation, a corporate relocation company, contacted Milton police April 8 to report she relocated a client to a fully furnished apartment on Deerfield Point but the client had not paid his rent in almost six months. The relocation service company filed an eviction notice but when the rental furniture company went to gather the furnishings out of the apartment on April 3, there was no furniture left in the apartment besides the washer and dryer. The resident is suspected to have taken the furnishings out upon eviction. The total value of the items taken from the apartment is estimated to be $10,518.
STOLEN RING: A Milton resident called police to April 13 upon discovering her platinum engagement ring, valued at $3,880, was missing from its storage box in her upstairs bedroom. The victim and her son said they both locked the home upon exiting the residence that day; however, the garage door has been broken for a while and can be manually opened. The victim said she never locks the garage entry into the residence. Though there were multiple other items of value in the home, the ring was the only thing missing.
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.