By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great local journalism.
Crime reports: Forsyth County man arrested for public nudity after backyard bath

A man from Forsyth County was arrested over the weekend and charged with public indecency after it was reported to authorities that he had allegedly taken a bath in his back yard in plain view of neighbors.

According to sheriff’s office spokesman Cpl. Doug Rainwater, on Sunday deputies responded to a residence on Dr. Bramblett Road after receiving multiple calls that a man had allegedly washed himself in his back yard and was walking around naked in plain view of the public. 

Upon arrival at the residence, Rainwater said that deputies made contact with a nearby witness, who showed them pictures which allegedly confirmed the incident.  

After seeing the photos and taking statements, contact was made with a suspect at a nearby home and placed him under arrest for public indecency. 

Local felon arrested for drugs, weapons

Last week deputies with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office arrested a local man after drugs and firearms were found inside his vehicle. 

Sheriff’s office incident reports state that on Sunday, May 26, deputies performed a traffic stop for a malfunctioning tail light while traveling south on Ga. 400 and spoke with the driver, who admitted drinking beer and smoking marijuana prior to driving. 

Through a search of the driver’s vehicle, deputies discovered methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and two pistols, the report states. 

After taking the man into custody deputies learned that he was a convicted felon with several prior felony charges. 

The driver has been charged with possession of methamphetamine and drug related objects, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and a citation for driving with defective taillights.

Two gas stations targeted by smash and grab burglars 

Authorities say that in late May two Forsyth County gas stations were targeted by thieves in a series of smash and grab burglaries. 

According to sheriff’s office incident reports, on Wednesday, May 22, a Shell gas station on Atlanta Highway was broken into overnight by a suspect that smashed a door, stole cartons of cigarettes and a money order machine, and fled the scene in a black Mercedes. 

On that same night, deputies checking for signs of a break in at another shell station on McFarland Parkway found the Mercedes parked at the location and discovered a suspect hiding in the bushes.

The report states that a deputy chased the suspect on foot for a short time before losing contact and returning to the scene. 

No suspect was apprehended, but the suspect’s vehicle and merchandise stolen from the Shell station were recovered, the report states.