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Incidents: Theft, hit and run, public drunkenness and burglary among reports

According to incident reports filed by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office between August 1 and 26, as many as 295 citations were issued for more than 34 different charges and offenses.

Those charges include: 

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol:  55

Theft Entering Auto: 31

Failure to Maintain Lane: 30

Possession of marijuana: 24

Theft by taking: 21

Burglary: 19

Theft by shoplifting: 16

Driving without a license or insurance: 12

Speeding: 11

Possession of a schedule substance: 9

Other charges reported include: possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug-related objects, criminal trespass, fraud, forgery, endangering a child by DUI, hit and run, aggravated assault, theft of an automobile, , tampering with evidence, theft by deception, obstruction of a police officer, possession of open alcohol container, pedestrian under the influence, reckless driving, failure to obey a traffic control device, driving on the wrong side of the road, failure to use seatbelts, improper left or right turn, erratic lane change, failure to obey an officer directing traffic, criminal damage to property, violation of the hands-free Georgia act, fleeing/ attempting to flee a felony.

Bags stolen from vehicle at Carrington Academy

On Aug. 28, deputies responded to Carrington Academy on Shiloh Road in south Forsyth to investigate reports that a vehicle had been broken into and belongings worth several thousand dollars had been taken while the vehicle owner was briefly inside the school.

An incident report from the sheriff’s office states that the vehicle owner told deputies that she arrived at the location at about 5:45 p.m. to pick up her child, leaving two bags on the front passenger seat. The victim stated that she was only in the school for 2 or 3 minutes and when she returned, both bags were gone.

The victim told deputies that the bags contained a laptop and other items worth about $3,200.

Carrington Academy staff told deputies that they did not notice any suspicious people or vehicles in the area at the time of the incident. According to the victim, her vehicle was the only one in the parking lot at that time.

Deputies found two fingerprints at the scene believed to be from a suspect’s point of entry, but no other evidence was found at the scene, the report states.

Man arrested for drunkenness after fight at bar

At about 1:20 a.m., on Aug. 25, Forsyth County deputies responded to the Castleberry Ale House in south Forsyth responding to reports that a man had been struck in the face and his alleged attacker had fled the scene.

At the scene they found that the complainant was allegedly heavily intoxicated, smelling “overwhelming” of alcohol and unable to provide any information beyond that “he didn’t know the person and wasn’t sure why he hit him.”

According to the report, upon further investigation of security camera footage of the bar, deputies discovered that the complainant allegedly made several attempts “to talk to a couple of females” at the bar, and was told to leave them alone several times.

In the report, a deputy states that the complainant allegedly made several apparently unwanted attempts to touch and lean over the women until he was pushed away by an unknown male subject at the bar. On the video, the complainant is allegedly seen head-butting the unknown male and is struck back.

After seeing this, the deputies told the complainant that he could either find a ride home or be taken to jail to sleep it off.

While deputies were concluding their investigation, the complainant’s outburst in the bar allegedly continued, including allegedly yelling that the bar owner was a, “f---ing liar.”

Deputies then arrested the man, charged him with public drunkenness and transported him to the Forsyth County Jail.

North Forsyth residence burglarized and ransacked overnight

Local authorities are on the hunt for a suspect or suspects that allegedly forced their way into a home off Namon Wallace Road in north Forsyth for an unknown purpose.

Deputies responded to the residence on Aug. 9 and were told by the homeowner that at some time between 2 and 9 a.m., someone had used a crowbar to force open a back door and removed a combination lock from an exterior building.

An incident report states that it appeared as if nothing was taken from the scene, with several valuable items obvious in plain view.

“It seemed the suspect merely rummaged through ransacking the house,” the report stated.

A crowbar, believed to be the one used in the crime, was found at the scene along with several tire tracks in the yard.

The report states that no suspects were readily available in the incident.

Alleged impaired driver arrested for fleeing scene

On Aug. 2, a driver in south Forsyth reported to local authorities that they had witnessed a hit-and-run accident at the intersection of Peachtree Parkway and Johns Creek Parkway.

The witness stated that a silver or grey Dodge Durango approached the intersection at a high rate of speed and struck a vehicle before fleeing the scene “all over the road.” The offending vehicle and its driver were found a short distance away in the parking lot at 1607 Peachtree Parkway.

When confronting the driver, deputies noted that her eyes were watery, she smelled strongly of an alcoholic beverage and allegedly had trouble exiting the vehicle.  

After conducting standard field sobriety tests on the driver, the report states that they placed her under arrest for hit and run, DUI, reckless driving and transported her to the Forsyth County jail.