Vacant Clarkston duplex burglarized
Someone broke into a duplex unit on 990 Smith Street in Clarkston early on Dec. 27. The suspect kicked open the back door to the unit, activating the motion-sensor light.
Nothing was stolen from the duplex, which was a vacant rental unit, according to Clarkston Police Chief Tony Scipio. A resident in the adjoining unit told Clarkston Police that she heard a loud noise at approximately 2 a.m. The resident did not call police, thinking it was a branch hitting the roof.
Tucker woman arrested in Clarkston for identity theft
Clarkston Police made a Christmas Day arrest of a woman on a warrant for failure to appear in court in February on a traffic violation.
When the woman told police she did not have a pending traffic violation, a police investigation revealed that the woman’s driver’s license had been used by another woman in February. Vehicle information and a phone number given during the February traffic stop led police to Torrie Dorsey of Summerwalk Drive in Tucker, according to Detective K. W. Hasan.
Dorsey, charged with identity theft, will have a first court appearance on Dec. 28
Decatur auto repair shop burglarized during holiday break
Five vehicles were broken into at Intown Auto Care, located at 641 East Lake Drive, in Decatur. The windows of the cars were smashed sometime between Dec. 23 and Dec. 27, according to Decatur Police Capt. W. S. Richards.
Police have no suspects and do not know if anything was taken from the vehicles.
Anyone with information about this crime should contact Capt. Richards at 678-553-6625.
Man seeking cheap iPhones robbed in Dunwoody
A man was robbed at gunpoint on Dec. 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Chevron gas station on Winters Chapel Road after arranging to purchase two iPhone 4s for $140.
When the man met the two male suspects, they asked him to produce the money. When the victim showed the money, the suspects stole it at gunpoint, according to Sgt. Mike Carlson.
The suspects were driving a white Honda and are described as two Black males; one is approximately 17-20 years old with short hair and the other is approximately 17-18 years old with a medium build and short hair.
Anyone with information should submit a tip on the police department’s website at http://dunwoodyga.gov/Departments/Dunwoody-Police-Department/TIPS.aspx.
Syringe found in jeans purchased from shoe store
A Stone Mountain woman told police she found a syringe in jeans she purchased for her daughter on Christmas Eve.
Ashley King of Stone Mountain told DeKalb County Police that she purchased the jeans from The Athlete’s Foot, located at 2545 Wesley Chapel Road, at approximately 2:30 p.m. The syringe was discovered on Dec. 27 in one of the pockets of the jeans the 4-year-old girl was wearing at the time.
Neither King nor her daughter was injured by the syringe, which still had a cap covering the needle.
“This case appears to be an isolated incident,” said Lt. A. B. Catlin, of the DeKalb Police Department. “However we are aware of the other cases outside of our jurisdiction and take this case very seriously.”
In recent weeks, several syringes have been found in clothing at a Cartersville Walmart store. In two cases, the needles have pierced the skin of victims.