Officers from the Roswell Police Department responded to multiple incidents over the weekend, with 35 incident reports filed. The incident reports include, but are not limited to: shoplifting, criminal damage, aggrav[auth] ated assault and cruelty to animals.
Over 45 individuals were arrested and charged with various crimes including, but not limited to shoplifting, possession of drug paraphernalia, battery against a household member, failure to pay child support, and burglary.
Shoplifting becomes battery
One of the shoplifting incidents turned into an aggravated battery on Friday. The incident occurred at approximately 2:15 p.m. at a retail store on the 1700 block of South Main Street.
A man, later identified as Barry Wilkinson, 28, tried to steal a phone from the store, according to police. A member of the store’s loss prevention team tried to detain Wilkinson, but Wilkinson then allegedly cut the member of the loss prevention team with a pair of scissors, and made an effort to flee, according to police.
Wilkinson was found hiding in a trash container nearby. Officers also discovered prior to the shoplifting, Wilkinson attempted to fill a forged prescription at the retail store’s pharmacy.
Wilkinson was arrested and charged with failure to comply with conditions of probation, shoplifting, aggravated battery, and unlawful means of obtaining dangerous drugs enumerated.
Officers responded to a case of animal cruelty on the 900 block of South Mulberry Avenue at about 9:20 p.m. on Friday. The dog’s owners discovered their dog sustained stab wounds on its side. Currently, there are no suspects.
Living center, car wash damaged
A senior living center on the 2700 block of North Pennsylvania Avenue, and a car wash on the 2800 block of North Main Street were both victims of criminal damage. The incidents occurred sometime on Thursday and were reported on Friday.
Both the senior living center and the car wash sustained approximately $300 in damages (total for both).
Anyone with information regarding these or other crimes is urged to contact the Roswell Police Department 624-6770 or Crime Stoppers 1-888-594-8477.