SCAMMED: An Alpharetta woman filed a police report May 20 after realizing she had been the victim of a scam. She told police between April 22 and May 19, she had been in contact with a man fraudulently claiming to work for the timeshare company with which she does business. Over the course of that time, she claims to have wired the man a total of $2,520 for the sale of timeshare points.
PUSH START FAIL: A beige 2012 Mercedes C250 was stolen May 20 from the parking lot of Lowe’s on Duke Drive in Alpharetta. The victim told police she may have accidentally left the car running because of her keyless push start ignition. The suspect was captured on video from the store’s surveillance system. The suspect is described as a black man wearing a dark short sleeve shirt, tan pants and a backpack.
SMASHED: Two vehicles parked outside 875 North Main St. in Alpharetta were broken into May 20 between 8:15 to 10:15 p.m. The suspect entered the vehicles by smashing the rear driver’s side windows. A backpack containing a laptop, checkbook, passport and iPhone was taken from a 2014 Ford Fusion and a bag containing an iPad and checkbook was stolen from a 2013 Mazda CX-5.
IN THE DARK: An unknown suspect or suspects stole eight portable light sources from the construction site at Avalon in Alpharetta sometime between May 22 at 2:30 p.m. and May 23 at 6 a.m.
PARKING PROBLEMS: Roswell police responded to the Goodwill store on Alpharetta Highway May 11 in reference to a hit and run. An employee reported her rental car had been hit in the parking lot by an unknown suspect. She was alerted to the incident by a customer who allegedly saw the scene. The customer told police she observed a black Ford Expedition strike the left rear of the rental car with its front right corner while pulling into a parking space. She said the driver got out and walked around a bit before going into the store and then quickly leaving. The reporting customer was able to provide police with the license plate of the Expedition and a general description of the driver.
HEED THE WARNING: Roswell police arrested a man May 13 at about 5:45 a.m. for operating a scooter without a driver’s license. The police officer wrote in the report the driver of the scooter had received a warning the day prior about needing a license to operate the scooter, yet he was still unlicensed.
ROAD RAGE: A woman was the victim of road rage May 16 at the intersection of Ga. 120 and Willeo Road. She told police she was driving on Willeo Road behind a gold Toyota Highlander when the driver stopped at the intersection, got out of his vehicle and started allegedly pounding on her driver’s side window and door with his fist. The victim stated the man allegedly cursed at her, telling her if she was a man, he would have beaten her up. The woman told police she does not know what made the man so angry.
BILL’S ON HIM: A Roswell resident received a text message from his credit union May 10 inquiring if he had made a $108 purchase at Walmart. The man called police to make an identity fraud report after checking his account and noticing there were 18 different unauthorized charges made to his account.
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.