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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: Solicitor
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October 16, 2013 12:03 PM | 1296 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Recent police reports of note. All reports were supplied by local police departments.

SOLICITOR: A man was parking his vehicle at the Shell gas station on Windward Parkway when a woman approached him asking for money. He refused and went inside the service station’s store. When the man returned to his vehicle, he found his rear passenger side tire was flat and had a hole in it.

GNOME ASSISTED: An Alpharetta resident reported someone broke a front window of his residence on Oct. 3. The suspect or suspects took a brown box from his home, which contained several watches. A garden gnome was used to break the glass of the window after the screen was pried off.

CHORE DISCORD: Roswell police were called to an apartment on Riverwood Lane on Oct. 1 in the aftermath of a roommate dispute. One roommate told police she arrived home earlier and confronted her two roommates about the mess in the apartment. One of the two allegedly became upset and struck the woman in the face and head with his open hand while they were arguing. He and the other roommate had left the apartment before police arrived.

MIDDLE ROAD MISHAP: Roswell police were called to Northgate Trace on Oct. 3 in response to a medical call. An elderly woman was found unconscious behind the wheel of a vehicle and was allegedly verbally aggressive and threatening when she woke. Police described the woman as irate, agitated at the 911 caller and using profanity in public. She said she did not know why her vehicle was in the middle of the road. The Roswell Fire Department medically cleared her on scene and the woman refused any further medical attention. Police contacted her son who came to the scene to make sure she wasn’t a danger to herself or others. The 911 caller did not wish to press charges against the woman for the disorderly conduct.

PARKING LOT BANDIT: An unknown suspect shattered the window of a car parked at Johns Creek High School on Oct. 2 and took a wallet, a checkbook, credit and debit cards, a driver’s license and a silver ring from the vehicle. During the timeframe of the theft, a man was seen to be walking around the location looking into vehicles in the parking lot and pulling car door handles. While police were on scene, the victim said both of the debit cards that were stolen had been recently used at stores at North Point Mall in Alpharetta. The suspect was not immediately located.

GOODBYE PIE: A Johns Creek resident ordered an apple pie dish from California via eBay. When the package arrived, it allegedly did not appear to be tampered with but the box only contained the packaging material and no dish. The seller of the item claims the pie dish was in the package when it was originally shipped. It appears the dish was stolen sometime prior to the buyer receiving the package.

TENANT TROUBLE: A Milton resident arrived home from vacation Sept. 29 to find his side door to be dead bolted, though he claims he never locks the door with the deadbolt. He allegedly had to climb through a window to get inside and then noticed items around his home missing. The resident found items belonging to his children in the downstairs bedroom where a tenant lives. Others items including a camera, iPad, laptop, tablet, video camera and three knives were unaccounted for. The man asked the tenant to leave, and he allegedly did so willingly. The homeowner told police the tenant occasionally had access to the upstairs portion of the home, but did not have permission to do so when he was out of town.

FLAT OUT OF CASH: After a representative from a towing company changed a teen’s flat tire on the side of Francis Road in Milton on Oct. 2, the teen allegedly took off without paying the $65 for the service. The tow truck driver told police the teen said his mother was bringing the payment and then he abruptly left. The police went to the teen’s home and asked why he left without paying. He said he came home to make arrangements for payment with the assistance of his mother, who knew nothing about the situation. The towing company wanted to prosecute, and the teen was charged with theft of service.

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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