Thousands stolen during landscape burglary
Last week, thieves may have stolen more than $9,000 in lawn care equipment from an Alpharetta business by breaking through a wooden fence overnight.
According to a Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office incident report filed June 6, 2018, deputies responded to Crabapple Turf Management and found that thieves had cut through a padlocked gate and entered three of the business’s box trucks parked at the business.
“In total there was approximately $8,850.00 worth of equipment stolen, all smaller equipment,” the report stated.
The report states that a small section of wooden fence panels had been removed. The owner advised that the fence hadn’t been broken when the gate was locked the night before.
No video surveillance of the incident was available from the business or surrounding buildings, according to the report.
Two men sought for firework and beer theft
Authorities are searching for two men they say tried to steal numerous cases of beer and fireworks from a local Walmart.
According to a Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office incident report filed June 11, 2018, deputies responded to the Walmart on 2395 Peachtree Parkway in Forsyth and found that “two males, one white and one black, attempted to steal a large amount of alcohol and then fled the scene.”
The report states that one older black male entered the store at around 7 p.m. and loaded a buggy with 11 cases of beer, shirts and two containers of fireworks, and proceeded to leave the store without paying.
In the parking lot, the two men fled in a white Jeep Grand Cherokee when confronted by a loss prevention employee.
The report states that the Walmart employee took a picture of the suspect’s license plate as the vehicle left the store parking lot.
Two arrested for possession and evidence tampering
A late night traffic stop in Cumming led the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office to arrest two local individuals for charges of drug possession and tampering with evidence.
According to a Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office incident report filed June 19, 2018, at 4 a.m. deputies observed a red Hyundai make an illegal left turn though a light while traveling south down Hwy. 306 and initiated a traffic stop.
As a deputy ran the driver’s info through the GCIC database, a second deputy observed the vehicle’s passenger “reach into his pants quickly and remove his hand quickly,” and stated that it seemed like the suspect was attempting to conceal something within his pants.
“[The deputy] observed a piece of marijuana shake or debris on the pants of [the suspect’s] pants near where he was reaching,” the report states.
The driver of the vehicle allegedly admitted to the deputies that they had consumed marijuana and stated that there was a grinder and pipe inside the vehicle.
While deputies searched the vehicle, they allegedly “heard the sound of an object sticking the ground” and found that the passenger was standing on another grinder and pipe “and appeared to be trying to conceal it with his foot.”
Both suspects were then arrested. The driver was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug related objects and failure to yield while turning left, while the passenger was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug related objects and tampering with evidence.