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Forsyth authorities offer tips for safe holiday shopping, shipping

While two unrelated arrests involving merchandise bought with stolen credit cards occurred over a three-hour span Tuesday in Forsyth County, they were part of a criminal trend that is especially active in the holiday season leading up to Christmas, authorities say.

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Man charged after attempted package theft from FedEx truck in south Forsyth

Man charged after attempted package theft from FedEx truck in south Forsyth

SOUTH FORSYTH — In what appears to be part of a holiday trend across metro Atlanta, authorities say a Lawrenceville man was arrested Tuesday in south Forsyth for attempting to intercept a package of iPhones that had been purchased with a stolen credit card.

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Two arrested in Forsyth after stolen credit card used for $1K online shoe-shopping spree

Two arrested in Forsyth after stolen credit card used for $1K online shoe-shopping spree

NORTH FORSYTH — Two Atlanta men were arrested Tuesday morning in Forsyth County after they reportedly stole a credit card and used it to order two pairs of high-end shoes, authorities said.

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Phone scams targeting elderly in Forsyth

Phone scams targeting elderly in Forsyth

FORSYTH COUNTY — It’s not a new phenomenon, authorities say, but callers creating fake scenarios to scam people out money and personal information is “always there” and “always evolving.”

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Hundreds of Forsyth arrest warrants tossed after high court ruling

Hundreds of Forsyth arrest warrants tossed after high court ruling

FORSYTH COUNTY — In the wake of a recent Georgia Supreme Court ruling addressing the way misdemeanor probation violations are handled, hundreds of Forsyth County arrest warrants will be canceled.

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Incoming Forsyth County solicitor general sworn in

Incoming Forsyth County solicitor general sworn in

CUMMING — After winning the office in July, now it’s official.

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Few clues in reported Cumming home invasion

CUMMING — Authorities responded to reports of a home invasion and shots fired late Tuesday night in Cumming but were unable to track a suspect after exhausting all leads, police said.

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Treasurer arrested for $40K theft from north Forsyth HOA

Treasurer arrested for $40K theft from north Forsyth HOA

NORTH FORSYTH — The treasurer of a north Forsyth homeowners association was arrested this week for reportedly stealing more than $40,000 from the neighborhood bank account.

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Question swirls after north Forsyth teaching intern stole 6-year-old student’s iPad

Question swirls after north Forsyth teaching intern stole 6-year-old student’s iPad

NORTH FORSYTH — The case of a teaching intern who stole an iPad from a 6-year-old student at Chestatee Elementary and resold it online to make some Christmas cash has generated quite a buzz across Forsyth County and north Georgia this week.

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Search for Forsyth man who cut two with knife ends with arrest near Lake Lanier

Search for Forsyth man who cut two with knife ends with arrest near Lake Lanier

EAST FORSYTH — A southeast Forsyth man was arrested Tuesday morning for an incident four days earlier in which he reportedly cut two people’s hands with a knife on Buford Dam Road.

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Forsyth County fraud suspect arrested in Indiana

Forsyth County fraud suspect arrested in Indiana

CUMMING — A man suspected of cashing thousands of dollars worth of fraudulent checks across Forsyth County was arrested earlier this fall on similar charges near Indianapolis, authorities said.

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Teaching intern at north Forsyth school charged with stealing iPad from child, 6

Teaching intern at north Forsyth school charged with stealing iPad from child, 6

NORTH FORSYTH — A college student interning at a Forsyth County elementary school was arrested after she reportedly stole an iPad from a 6-year-old student and sold it online in an effort to get Christmas shopping money, authorities said.

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Authorities: Cumming Walmart theft arrests 'only a matter of time'

Authorities: Cumming Walmart theft arrests 'only a matter of time'

CUMMING — Although two men suspected of shoplifting nearly $5,000 worth of merchandise from the Cumming Walmart remain at large, authorities say they have identified — and will eventually catch — them both.

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Deputy involved in Buford Hwy.crash

Deputy involved in Buford Hwy.crash

Forsyth County - A deputy involved in a crash on Buford Highway at Market Place Boulevard at about 9:30 Saturday night apparently escaped injury, and the other driver was taken to Northside Hospital-Forsyth for treatment of what were described as non life threatening injuries.

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Hunt continues for Cumming Walmart shoplifting suspects

Hunt continues for Cumming Walmart shoplifting suspects

CUMMING — Authorities are searching for two suspects who reportedly shoplifted at least $1,000 of merchandise from the Cumming Walmart late Wednesday night.

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Arrest made for fatal shooting of South grad in Dawsonville

Arrest made for fatal shooting of South grad in Dawsonville

DAWSONVILLE — An arrest has been made in the fatal shooting last month of a former South Forsyth High football standout and father of three.

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Suspect in armed robbery of southwest Forsyth market at large

SOUTH FORSYTH — The suspect in an armed robbery that occurred Tuesday night at a southwest Forsyth market remains at large, authorities said.

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No arrests in fatal shooting of South grad in Dawsonville

DAWSONVILLE — The investigation into the shooting death of a former South Forsyth football standout and father of three remains a top priority for the Dawson County Sheriff's Office.

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Hunters find human bones; Forsyth authorities helping investigate

DAWSONVILLE — The discovery of human remains Sunday in southern Dawson County launched a full-scale search of the wooded area by several law enforcement agencies, including the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

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Opening dates locked in for new Forsyth courthouse, jail

Opening dates locked in for new Forsyth courthouse, jail

CUMMING — After months of construction, the opening of Forsyth County’s new jail and courthouse in downtown Cumming are in sight — and have official dates.

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Murder case with Forsyth ties back to lower court after appeal

FULTON COUNTY — In a murder case with Forsyth County ties, a man who pleaded guilty to killing and dismembering another man over a $250 drug debt will have a second chance to argue that his conviction should be thrown out.

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Report offers insight on south Forsyth explosives suspect

Report offers insight on south Forsyth explosives suspect

SOUTH FORSYTH — The Forsyth County Sheriff’s report detailing the recent arrest of a south Forsyth man for possessing a destructive device notes his family described him as having inexplicably become a “typical doomsday person.”

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Forsyth authorities share travel, shopping safety tips

CUMMING — For those of us who are able to move from the couch after Thursday’s Thanksgiving feast, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office has offered some safety tips to make sure our holiday does not become a tragedy.

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Inmate who escaped indicted on previous charges

Inmate who escaped indicted on previous charges

CUMMING — An escaped inmate who turned himself back in after nearly 48 hours of freedom last month has been indicted on the charges for which he was initially detained.

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Driver indicted in crash that killed North Forsyth student

Driver indicted in crash that killed North Forsyth student

NORTH FORSYTH — A grand jury has indicted a former North Forsyth High student on several counts, including first-degree vehicular homicide and driving under the influence, for a single-vehicle wreck that killed a classmate this spring.

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 Two Gainesville men found with 7 pounds of marijuana

Two Gainesville men found with 7 pounds of marijuana

GAINESVILLE - Two Gainesville men accused of carrying 7 pounds of marijuana totaling $14,000 were arrested Friday night, according to the Hall County Sheriff’s Office.

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Dawsonville man killed in weekend shooting

DAWSONVILLE — Authorities continue to investigate a shooting Saturday that killed a popular coach and father off Dawson Forest Road in southern Dawson County.

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Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office gets HEAT grant

Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office gets HEAT grant

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a $38,900 grant to develop and implement strategies to reduce highway crashes

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Forsyth Sheriff’s Office issues alert for scam involving bogus cop

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a potential scam involving someone impersonating a deputy.

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South Forsyth man arrested after destructive devices found in home

South Forsyth man arrested after destructive devices found in home

SOUTH FORSYTH — Authorities say destructive devices were found in a south Forsyth home Sunday night after family members discovered the suspicious items and called 911.

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