Police Blotter: Perp hits city for gasoline

January 18, 2013 • Police Blotter

•Police were called to city of Roswell Parks and Recreation garage at 1101 W. Fourth St., Thursday, where subjects cut the fuel line on three separate vehicles and took $70 worth of gas from two of the three. Repair costs are estimated at $230.
•Police were dispatched to Aerosierra Engineering & Manufacturing, 933 E. Jefferson St., Thursday, after subjects gained access to a generator by breaking a window. They obtained 40 to 50 pounds of copper, cut electrical wiring and pulled out the fuses. The subjects left the fuses behind. The company representative estimated total damages of $3,000.

Breaking & entering
Police were dispatched to the 1200 block of North Pennsylvania Avenue, Thursday. The victim’s mother told officials about an incident in which her 19-year-old daughter left the laundry room, and locked the door behind her. She then heard a noise in the laundry room, unlocked the door and noted that the exterior door was open. She then heard a noise in the [auth] front of the house. When she returned to the living room, she saw a man, whom she described as thin, Hispanic, about 5 feet 7 inches tall, with a buzz cut and tattoos on his neck and left arm. He ran at her, then fled, screaming, “Wrong house, wrong house.” After talking with her daughter, the mother recalled she had seen a man of that description knocking at the door the previous morning, accompanied by a Hispanic female with tattoos on her chest and neck. The mother did not answer the door. When she spoke with a neighbor about the incident, he said he, too, had received a visit from a couple of a similar description.

Criminal damage
The police were called to the 500 block of North Lea, Thursday, where a subject broke the rear window of a 2005 Lexus with a Frappuccino bottle, causing $500 worth of damage.

Aggravated burglary
Police responded to a call from the 1000 block of West Walnut, Thursday. The victim reported that a visitor had stolen his deodorant and eventually returned it. The subject went back to the victim’s residence later with a box cutter, threatened him and took some electronic items.

Police were called to the 300 block of Hermosa Drive, where the 86-year-old victim said she had received a call from someone claiming to be from Publishers Clearing House. The caller told her she won a Mercedes and $2.5 million. He asked for $250 to process; she offered $15. They said they’d be out soon to complete paperwork and they would bring a police officer with them. She then called the police department to find out if an officer would be coming out, at which time they told her was a scam and asked her to contact the police department immediately of any one came to her house claiming to be a police officer.

Problem solved
Police responded to a call in the block of 900 North Atkinson Avenue, Thursday, where a resident observed a white male standing in his backyard, looking at the bicycles. He confronted the subject who shouted and grabbed a propane tank and an iron from the victim‘s yard. The officer thought she recognized the subject from the victim’s description. She obtained a copy of the photo and confirmed the identity. The officer was then called to the 800 block of Eldora Drive, after a subject attempted to kick in the front door, causing $200 worth of damage to the door frame. The victim also located a propane tank and an iron in the alley. The officer also recognized the items and contacted the owner. The subject was apprehended by the same officer near Hastings, 1705 N. Main St.

Anyone having information about these or any other crimes should contact Crime Stoppers at 888-594-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward.

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