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Incident reports from the sheriff's office

Man arrested for alleged tire theft

A man from Buford has been arrested by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office for theft by taking and loitering after being found behind a tire shop on Atlanta Highway in possession of 18 stolen used tires.

According to an incident report from the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, the arrest occurred at Lanier Tire and Wheel at 664 Atlanta Highway on April 19, 2018, after a complainant reported to deputies that a black male “appeared to be moving tires” from the back of the business.

When a suspect matching the description given to the deputies was found, the suspect allegedly said that he was “about to head to McDonald’s to get food” and had “looked at the tires from Lanier Tire” but didn’t take any, according to the report.

“While talking with [the suspect] I immediately smelled the odor of marijuana coming from his vehicle and asked him to step out of the vehicle … I asked [the suspect] if there was any marijuana in the vehicle and he said he had already smoked it all,” the report stated.

The report stated that a large number of tires were allegedly found in the back of the suspect’s vehicle, along with a small amount of marijuana.

An employee of the store confirmed to deputies that the tires in question were from the business and the suspect did not have permission to take any tires.

The suspect was then arrested and taken into custody to the Forsyth County Jail.


Electronics, credit cards and jewelry stolen in south Forsyth burglary

Authorities are searching for a suspect or suspects that broke into a residence in south Forsyth and stole electronics, jewelry and credit cards from the owners.

According to an incident report from the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office filed April 23, 2018, deputies responded to the south Forsyth residence and found that it’s rear door had been forced open, drawers were found open and most rooms were in disarray.

In the report a deputy stated that the homeowner stated that earlier in the day she had not seen or heard anything unusual near her or her neighbor’s house.

During a walkthrough of the home, the homeowner told deputies that missing items included an Xbox One game system with three controllers, a jewelry box, two digital cameras and two credit cards.

The homeowner also told deputies that they had received emails from their bank warning them of possible fraudulent transactions that had taken place earlier in the day.


Missing headlights lead to meth arrests

Two local men have been arrested by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office after a traffic stop in Cumming led to the discovery of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in their possession.

According to an incident report from the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office filed May 7, 2018, deputies stopped a vehicle traveling westbound on Buford Highway “missing a headlight” and found four occupants in the vehicle.

When the occupants were asked to exit the vehicle, a deputy observed a glass smoking pipe lying on the back seat of the vehicle and multiple syringes on the rear floor.

The report states that when one of the occupants was searched by deputies for contraband, two baggies of methamphetamine and a needle were found.

That occupant was then arrested for possession of methamphetamine, and the driver of the vehicle was placed under arrest for driving without a license, the report states.