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Resident hailed for arrests in theft case
Described suspects, vehicle for deputies




Anyone who thinks their belongings may have been taken, can call Forsyth County Sheriff’s Investigator Tom Nash at (770) 781-3047.

Three teenagers face felony charges after several vehicles were entered in a south Forsyth neighborhood, authorities said.


Kasey Daniel Whited of Norcross, Victor Natale Piacente of Alpharetta and Katherine Alyssa Karn of Sugar Hill, all 19, were charged Friday with eight counts each of entering autos.


According to Forsyth County Detention Center records, their bonds were set at $39,270.


Forsyth County Sheriff’s Maj. Dan Jagoe said a resident of the Longlake subdivision off Hwy. 141 reported about 2 a.m. that someone had rummaged through her vehicle.


She described for deputies a man and woman she saw walking near her house earlier. She also provided the license plate and description of the car they walked toward.


“We have good citizens in this county that are very observant and when they see something they call us,” Jagoe said.


An initial search by deputies was unsuccessful. But about 4 a.m., Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Nelson pulled over a car on Hwy. 141 at Old Alpharetta Road that matched the description.


Jagoe said Nelson could see various items, including Global Positioning System units, knives and bags inside the vehicle.


Authorities took the three teens back to the neighborhood, where Jagoe said they pointed out several vehicles they had entered, all of which had been left unlocked.


Investigators also recovered items reported stolen from Alpharetta and Johns Creek and are working with authorities in those areas to return them to their owners.


Jagoe noted that Longlake’s Neighborhood Watch program has the highest percentage of participation of any subdivision in Forsyth.


“It was a good job by the deputies that responded to the scene of the initial report and the woman who gave a great description of what she saw,” he said.