Early-morning gunfire hits building

July 7, 2012 • Police Blotter

Police responded to a report of gunfire in t[auth] he 1000 block of West First Street, a little after midnight on Thursday. No people were injured, although one building was struck. The investigation is ongoing.


Police were dispatched to the 3400 block of South Union Avenue, Thursday, where misuse of fireworks set a dumpster and a fence on fire.

Officials noted a package of sparklers near the damage. The victim stated that the people who caused the damages had agreed to pay for the repairs.


Police received a walk-in report of fraud, Friday. The victim said that he received a call from an individual who told him he had gotten approval for a government grant of $50,000. The victim was suspicious since he had never applied for a grant. Later he got a second phone call from a person saying that the bank was giving them trouble with the deposit. The second caller asked for $200. The victim refused and took his report to the police.

Criminal damage

Police responded to an alarm at Ritter and Co., 400 E. College Blvd., Friday. When officers arrived at the scene, they found a rock had been thrown through the window and metal screen bent away from the frame. According to a company representative, nothing had been taken. Damages were estimated at $200.

Recording movie

Police were called to Galaxy 8, 4501 N. Main St., Thursday, after employees noticed a customer recording the movie Amazing Spiderman on either a cell phone or a video camera. By the time officers arrived, the customer had left, three-quarters of the way through the movie.

Tenant rights

Police were dispatched to the 1200 block of South Lincoln Avenue, Friday, where the landlord entered a home to perform an inspection without giving the 24-hour written notice required by law. The tenant produced documentation to prove payments, along with an eviction notice. Officers told her the matter was civil and provided her with information about her tenant rights.


Police were called to Cedar Drive, Thursday. The victim stated he was cleaning up his residence getting ready to move into the home. He left and when he returned he found the window air-conditioning unit, valued at $100, had been stolen.


Police were dispatched to Roswell Public Works, 300 E. Walnut St., after one employee attempted to run over another employee with a vehicle.

Anyone having information about these or any other crime is asked to contact Crime Stoppers, 888-594-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward.

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