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Incident reports: property damage, public indecency and burglary investigated locally
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The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office arrested a local man last week after he allegedly caused an unknown amount of damage to a home he was renting.

According to a sheriff’s office incident report, on June 10 deputies met with local homeowners and were showed several locations on a residence where wires and electrical equipment had been ripped out or removed. The report states that electrical receptacles and outside lights had been removed from the home, while the home’s gutters were found on the ground.

“The home had extensive damage … with the floors taken up, fireplace missing and other damages,” the report states.

Homeowners told deputies that the home’s tenant, a male suspect, was allegedly responsible for the damage and the suspect could be found at a nearby store.

A deputy made contact with the suspect, who allegedly stated that the damage in question was caused by a lightning strike and that he was attempting to repair the home, according to the report.

The man was later taken into custody on June 12 for two counts of criminal damage to property.

As of Thursday, the man was being held in the Forsyth County Jail.

Marietta man arrested for 2018 Greenway public indecency  

A Marietta man has been arrested in Forsyth County on outstanding warrants for allegedly running nude down the Greenway in Forsyth County near McFarland Parkway in 2018.

According to a Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office incident report, a male suspect was taken into custody on Sunday after he was stopped while walking southbound on Ga. 400 near Bald Ridge Marina Road. During the stop, deputies discovered the man was wanted on warrants of criminal trespass and public indecency for a previous incident in 2018.

A report states that on Nov. 1, 2018, the man was witnessed by multiple people running naked down the greenway, through the parking lot of a local Dunkin’ Donuts and into a nearby apartment complex.

The man was later taken into custody at a nearby location and was transported to a local hospital, according to the sheriff’s office spokesman.

Authorities say that the man later walked away from treatment and warrants were issued in Forsyth County.

The man was held in the Forsyth County Jail on Sunday and Monday until he was released on bond.

$10,000 in welding tools stolen from local business

Reports stated that sometime between 4:30 p.m. June 17 and 6 a.m. June 18, welding tools worth about $10,000 were stolen from a business on Ventura Drive in Forsyth County.

According to the report, at about 6 a.m. June 16 an employee discovered that the front door to the business had been broken into and assorted welding machines were missing from shelves, but the business’s alarm system was still active and did not indicate any entry.

Deputies at the scene found a hat in the parking lot and yellow paint transfer on the business’s front door that an employee stated had not been there when the business was closed the night before.

The report stated that the yellow paint was near the door’s lock and was likely caused by a pry tool used to break the door’s glass.

Footage from the business’s security camera allegedly showed a dark-colored SUV entering the parking lot, a male entering the building at about 10:25 p.m. and making several trips in and out of the business, before leaving the area five minutes later.

This incident is currently under investigation by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.