BREAKING LAW AT COURT: A Milton police officer recognized a woman enter court April 17 who was known to have a suspended driver’s license. The officer conducted a traffic stop on her when she left court, got in the driver’s seat of a silver BMW and drove away. She tried to pull away when being handcuffed and while in police custody, the woman was loud and boisterous and complained of the patrol car being too hot.
FREE RIDE: A cab driver pressed charges after he drove a passenger from Marietta to Milton on April 24 and she did not pay her fare of $57.25. The woman allegedly stated her friend, who lived at the address in Milton where she was dropped off, had offered to pay the fare upon her arrival but she was unable to contact the individual and did not have the funds to pay the fare herself.
SCARED OFF: Milton police responded to an alarm call at a Shell gas station and convenience store on Crabapple Road April 20 at about 3:45 a.m. There was fresh damage to the store’s rear door and the door frame where paint had been chipped away possibly from a pry tool. However, the door remained secure. The store owners responded on scene and police searched the building. Nothing appeared to have been taken. Police said it seemed the suspect or suspects left the location when the alarm was activated.
DETERMINED TO STAY: A hotel guest staying at the Residence Inn on Windward Parkway in Alpharetta was arrested April 8. According to the police report, the guest refused to leave the hotel room she was staying in and also refused to pay for another night.
SUSPICIOUS PROPERTY: A landscaping crew working on Founders Parkway in Alpharetta found two new-looking bicycles and two bags hidden near the wood line April 8. One of the bags contained a pair of pliers, a window punch tool, a lighter, a flashlight, a knit cap, gloves and a Samsung cell phone. The property was placed into police evidence.
STOLEN STOVETOP: Roswell police was dispatched out to a home under construction on Nesbit Reserve Court April 3 in reference to a burglary. The complainant told the officer that he had left the construction site April 2 at about 4:30 p.m. and all the vacant homes were secured. When he returned to the home in question April 3 at 1 p.m., he observed a silver Kitchen Aid four-gas-burner counter range was missing from inside the kitchen.
FUNNY MONEY: A woman flagged down a Roswell police officer April 5 to report she had given a clerk at Atlanta Hotel a $100 bill and he refused to return it. The officer spoke with the hotel clerk and it was determined that the bill was counterfeit and was seized for evidence.
VANISHING VACUUM: The owner of a car wash business on Alpharetta Street in Roswell called police April 7 after noticing one of his coin-machined vacuums was missing from the business. The hose to the vacuum was left on the ground. The owner told police it would cost about $4,000 to replace the stolen vacuum.
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.