Burglars hit same block twice, Mon
Police were called to the 700 block of South Union Avenue, twice Monday, once around 4:30 p.m. [auth] and once around 9 p.m. In the first incident, the victim reported finding two flat-screen televisions, a Toshiba laptop computer and a Fuji digital camera missing. Items were valued at $968. In the second report, the owner of the residence discovered the back door open, the refrigerator, valued at $440, stolen and the stove damaged.
Police were dispatched to the Roswell Fire Department Station 1, 200 S. Richardson Ave., Monday, after an employee’s black mountain bike had been removed from one of the truck bays.
•Police were sent to Alpha-Omega Publishing, 211 W. Third St., Monday, where an employee turned over a counterfeit bill created by someone using an existing $5 and adding a number from the serial number of another bill.
•Police took a phone-in report from Valley Bank, 217 W. Second St., Monday. The employee said that over the weekend Arby’s and Dairy Queen received a counterfeit $20 bill.
Police were dispatched to the 1500 block of South Missouri Avenue, Monday. The victim stated that a family member came to borrow his 2011 Dodge Dakota. When she went to enter the vehicle, she found the interior destroyed. The Fire Marshal’s investigation revealed that someone put a soda can filled with accelerant into the cab and lit it before closing the door. The consumption of oxygen inside the closed pickup extinguished the flames. Repair costs of fire and smoke damages are estimated at $10,000.
Anyone having information on these or any other crimes should contact Crime Stoppers, 888-594-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward.