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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: Copper thefts
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Recent police reports of note. All reports were supplied by local police departments.

COPPING COPPER: A representative from the Cobb EMC energy company called Milton police July 16 when he discovered about 140 feet of copper was stolen from five different circuits on the company’s premises on Arnold Mill Road. Unknown suspects cut the lock to the front gate. Georgia Transmission Co., which shares the premises, had approximately 100 feet of copper stolen. That same day, a Georgia Transmission Co. representative reported an additional 100 feet of copper stolen from another location at Hopewell and Westbrook roads. Unknown suspects also had cut the lock to the front gate.

FLED THE COOP: A Milton resident went out to the chicken coop on her property July 15 to place something in the hen house’s freezer when she noticed some tools and equipment were missing from the coop. The stolen items had a combined estimated value of $1,500. The chicken coop did not have a door and the items were left out in the open.

BAD DELIVERY: A Papa John’s Pizza driver was delivering to an address on Robin Court in Roswell when two men, one with a handgun, confronted him and forcibly took his car. Police arrested a 16-year-old in Gwinnett County in connection with the crime on July 21.

WASH AND TAKE: A man allegedly had his iPad stolen from his car after taking it to a car washing business on Alpharetta Highway in Roswell. After the 20-minute cleaning, the victim discovered the electronic device was gone along with some coins in the center console. He also reported that someone had been inside of his wife’s vehicle earlier that day at the same car wash.

WORKING UP AN APETITE: Johns Creek police responded to a call July 18 from Lifetime Fitness on Johns Creek Parkway. The gym manager noticed two juveniles taking items from the snack bar. He confronted the suspects and held them at the front desk to wait for police. The juveniles told police they saw other people taking items from the snack bar without paying and they decided to do the same. When the manager yelled at them, they dropped the drinks and ice cream bars behind a nearby trash can. Police turned the suspects over to their mothers.

GROCERY STORE GRIPE: Johns Creek police arrested a Kroger shopper for aggravated assault and disorderly conduct July 15 after allegedly hitting the grocery store manager with his car in the parking lot. The shopper told police the manager had asked him to leave the store and then tried to fight him, but employees and witnesses confirmed the victim’s story that the shopper was being disorderly in the store and proceeded to hit the store manager with his car after being escorted outside.

BROTHERLY BATTLE: Three brothers were drinking alcohol when they started arguing about life and religion. The argument grew heated and escalated into a physical fight. One brother suffered a swollen lip and bloody nose, another brother suffered a bite on the right side of his chest, and the third brother had blood on his right hand and his knuckles were cut open on his left hand. Police took the three into custody and ended up finding approximately one gram of marijuana in the front pocket of one of the men.

BOGUS BUY: Alpharetta police arrested four suspects July 20 for allegedly using stolen and fraudulent credit cards to purchase items at three different Best Buy stores. Officers stopped the suspects after leaving a Best Buy in Alpharetta and recovered five Best Buy gift cards, five iPad minis, a regular iPad and 10 fraudulent credit cards.

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.
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