Two Roswell High School students received arrest citations, Friday, after they set a third student on fire. According to the person reporting the incident, the two 17-year-olds were messing around with Germ-x spray, igniting the solution, which turned the cleaning fluid into a flame thrower. The person reporting the incident said she did not believed they meant to hurt the 16-year-old student; however, the father decided to press charges.
Santa’s wife, Mrs. Claus, was reported missing, Sunday. She was taken from the 800 block of North Greenwood Avenue, along with a black tool box, miscellaneous Craftsman and Snap-on tools. The victim stated he was unsure when the incident occurred. He only discovered the loss when he went to get Mrs. Claus to decorate his front yard and realized she was missing. The value of all the stolen items is estimated at [auth] $400.
•Police were dispatched to Sunset Villa, 1515 S. Sunset Ave., to take two reports of theft from a single victim. In the first incident, the employee said someone offered to help her while she was working and when she next checked her pockets, $200 worth of cash was missing. The employee also reported that someone broke into her vehicle, stealing $200 in cash.
Identity theft / fraud
Police received a walk-in report of identity theft, Friday. The victim said that he was shopping for cars. He received a shock when the credit check came through and he learned that someone in Florida had purchased a vehicle, valued at $26,000, using his name and not paid on the loan.
The victim stated he had never been to Florida.
•Police received a similar report also on Friday. In this instance, the victim received a call from a credit card company and was informed that a subject in San Jose, Calif., had opened a Pay-Pal account in his name and made $839 in charges on e-bay.
Police were dispatched to the 900 block of South Sunset Avenue, Friday, after a subject or subjects broke into a vehicle by smashing the rear sliding window. The subjects damaged the dash and removed a Kenwood Pioneer AM-FM, CD player, an iPod Touch, two JLW 10-inch speakers and a JL audio amplifier. The value of missing items, along with damages, was estimated at $4,496.
•Police were called to the 800 block of North Atkinson Avenue, Saturday, where a cordless Dewalt drill set, a Black and Decker drill set, a Black and Decker skill saw, a Dewalt Saws-all and two augers were stolen. Total loses are estimated at $2,080.
Police were dispatched to Mesa Verde Apartments, 502 S. Wyoming Ave., Sunday, where subjects broke into the laundry room and destroyed the faceplates or display panels on five dryers. Damages were estimated at $1,000.
•Police were called to Arby’s, 1013 N. Main St., Saturday, after subjects smashed a window on the south side of the building. Nothing was reported stolen; however, the window’s replacement costs are estimated at $400.
An officer discovered a black utility trailer, without tires, in the ditch, near a convenience store on Sunday. The officer contacted the owner through vehicle registration, who said the locks had been cut, the tie down straps and spare tire had also been stolen.
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.