Car fire; several drive-by shootings; copper larceny reported this weekend

July 24, 2012 • Police Blotter


The police were called to a car fire in the 700 block of South Kentucky Avenue, Sunday, by the Roswell Fire Department. According to the report, the vehicle had been completely consumed by flames. The firefighters told officers that several men in their twenties were seen in the vicinity before the fire started.


•Police were dispatched to the 1200 block of North Ohio Avenue, Saturday, after a call about shots fired. A witness reported seeing an aqua-colored Toyota with several male subjects during the gun fire. Officials [auth] found three to four shell casings at the scene.

•Police responded to the 1100 block of West 13th Street, Sunday, where two windows were damaged following a report of shots fired. Officers located six empty shotgun shells outside the house while six pieces of shotgun wadding inside the residence were found.

•Police were called to the 200 block of East 23rd Street, Sunday, after reports of gunfire. Police located six rounds of 12-guage bird shot in the street.


•Police were called to the 1300 block of West Third Street, Saturday, where a Copeland air conditioner was dismantled and all the copper removed.

•Police were sent to Maddy’s Day Care, 102 S. Utah Ave., Sunday, after subjects completely dismantled two air-conditioning units and removed all the copper tubing and some of the parts. The units were valued at $8,000.

•Police were dispatched to the 900 block of South Washington Avenue, Saturday. The victim reported that on three successive nights, subjects removed salvaged aluminum and copper from the yard. Investigation revealed a hole cut in the chain link fence.

Criminal damage

Police were dispatched to Counseling Associates, 1010 S. Garden Ave., where subjects threw a rock from the garden through a window and attempted to steal a flat- screen television. The television was found broken on the floor. Damages and replacement costs for the window and television were estimated at $2,000.

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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