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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: Bomb scare
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September 04, 2013 01:52 PM | 1699 views | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Recent police reports of note. All reports were supplied by local police departments.

BOMB SCARE: An anonymous suspect called Tin Drum on Alpharetta Highway a week and a half ago and said there was a bomb inside the restaurant. Police found nothing suspicious at the location. The manager suspected an employee who was recently terminated made the call.

HOT WHEELS: The service manager from Palmer Dodge on Alpharetta Highway called Roswell police the morning of Aug. 23 after two Dodge Challengers on the lot were discovered missing their wheels and tires. The manager said the wheels and tires were on the vehicles the night before. He estimated the missing items valued at approximately $15,400.

LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH: A Roswell resident called police Aug. 20 because he and his wife had been receiving harassing cards, texts and emails. The victim told police he opened an account on a dating website in late 2012, while still married, and met a woman through the website but later broke off all contact with her. He suspects the woman he met online has been following him and his wife around and stalking them.

HOME PHARMACY: An unknown suspect or suspects reportedly broke into a home on Hunterhill Drive sometime between Aug. 22 and 25 and stole Oxycodone and Methacarbamol medications. A window at the back of the home had been forced open but the residence had not been ransacked and numerous high-value items were left behind.

CONCEALER: Loss prevention staff at Walmart on Windward Parkway observed a shopper Aug. 22 select an array of makeup items and then head over to the shoes section where she concealed the items in her purse. A loss prevention officer intercepted the shopper after she left the store without paying for the items. She allegedly admitted to shoplifting the merchandise which had a total value of $36.82.

HIT AND RUN HOAX: Milton police responded Aug. 25 to a report of an alleged hit and run accident. The complainant said he believed his truck had been hit in the parking lot of Walmart, but he did not notice the damage until the next morning. Officers observed damage to the right front headlight, bumper and quarter panel along with other scratches, but the damage did not appear to have been made by another vehicle. After police asked the owner of the truck several times if he was telling the truth, he then said he had hit some shrubs and/or a small tree but did not think that caused the damage. The man later allegedly admitted to reporting a hit and run so his insurance company would pay for the damage and was arrested for making a false police report.

PAN-DEMONIUM: A Johns Creek woman called 911 after getting into a dispute with her 24-year-old son and subsequently getting injured. Both mother and son told police they began arguing when the son came into the kitchen to wash his hands. Allegedly, the son threw a frying pan on the ground and his mother picked it up and struck his arm with it about three or four times. The mother reportedly then took the pan to the living room and started hitting things. When her son tried to take the pan away, it struck her in the mouth causing injury that required stitches. The woman told police her son had physically assaulted her in the past, but he refused to discuss any prior incidents with police. Based on the statements from both parties, police determined the mother to be the primary aggressor and arrested her for simple battery – family violence.

WRITING’S ON THE WALL: A Johns Creek parks department employee called police the morning of Aug. 13 when he discovered that sometime overnight an unknown suspect had used white paint to write a phrase with an expletive on the back of the restroom brick wall at Ocee Park, near the softball field. The employee estimated it would cost $500 to repair the damage.

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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