TREE THEFT: A building contractor with A Legacy Homes notified Johns Creek police July 24 after two 20-gallon Japanese maple trees were uprooted and taken from a home site under construction. The trees, valued at $1,500 each, had only been planted at the property on Brumbelow Road the day before. The contractor suspects the thieves are landscape contractors, because the trees were removed in a way that resulted in little to no disturbance to the ground.
TRAILER HEIST: A utility trailer belonging to the city of Johns Creek was reported stolen July 24. The trailer had been parked in the parking lot of the city’s maintenance shop located at Newtown Park. The trailer is a silver 2010 Let’s Go Aero model LGT-7. It is valued at $1,000 and contained $800 worth of street barricades and traffic cones.
DISGRUNTELED EX-EMPLOYEE: A woman called a business in Alpharetta impersonating a police officer July 22. She falsely claimed to be a detective with the Alpharetta Police Department and referenced a case number involving a former employee that was fired from the business. The ex-employee is suspected to be the one who made the call.
FRAGRANCE FRENZY: Four men allegedly shoplifted various bottles of perfume and/or cologne from Ulta on North Point Parkway on July 24. When the store manager tried to confront the group, two men reportedly picked her up, carried her outside and then threw her to the ground. The suspects fled the store on foot but Alpharetta police was able to catch one suspect in the Toys R Us parking lot.
NO TAKE BACKS: A man sold his home in Roswell’s Horseshoe Bend subdivision and made an agreement with the buyers that he could leave some of his personal property at the residence until later in the month. When he went back to collect his property, some of the items had been stolen.
SHOPLIFTING SCAM: Loss prevention staff at Walmart on Mansell Road in Roswell observed a shopper cut the security wrapping off an item July 23 and then try to return it as if he had purchased the item before. When the store attendant denied the return, the man attempted to walk out the store with the merchandise. Roswell police arrested the suspect for shoplifting.
CAN’T FIX WHAT’S NOT THERE: A man parked his 2004 Acura 3.2 TL in front of EJ Collision Repair Specialists in Roswell on July 16 to have work done on it. It was last seen at the business July 20 before it was reported stolen. The vehicle has dark tinted windows and a sunroof.
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.