Police chased a driver on Wednesday after a Roswell officer was nearly struck by a vehicle.
According to a police report, a brief pursuit ensued after a man nearly struck a police officer with a vehicle while leaving a parking lot on East 19th Street.
While the man fled the area, he struck a vehicle, causing an accident. The victim involved in the accident is seeking medical attention at a local hospital.
The driver of the fleeing vehicle has been detained.
The investigation is ongoing at this time.
Vandals strike elementary school
Police responded to a report of graffiti at the new Missouri Avenue Elementary School, located at 700 W. Deming St. Police estimate that $600 in damage was done to structures at the school.
“That is so sad; that is a brand new school,” said Sabrina Morales, public information liaison for the Roswell Police Department. “Why would you do that?”
The vandalism was thought to have occurred sometime over the weekend.
Man reportedly pistol-whipped
Roswell police responded to a report of shots fired on Tuesday, only to discover a case of aggravated battery. The incident occurred on the 400 block of 24th Street at about 3 a.m. A 26-year-old man reportedly was in his backyard when an unknown assailant came into the yard and pistol-whipped the man. The gun fired while the man was being struck, and the assailant fled the scene. The victim declined any medical attention, according to police.
Police look for hot AC units
Police responded to a report of larceny at Lovelace Regional Hospital’s accounting office, located at 401 W. College Ave. Sometime between June 18 and June 24, someone stole two air conditioning units from the office. Police estimate it will cost $4,000 to replace the stolen AC units.
Anyone having information about these or any other crimes is asked to contact Crime Stoppers 888-594-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward.