Milton Police Arrest Suspected Peeping Tom
The following information was supplied by the Milton police department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
A 37-year-old Roswell man says he took a taxi to a Milton apartment complex where he was spotted by police outside a woman's window.
The victim called Milton police on May 12 at 1 a.m. to report she heard footsteps outside of her rear-facing apartment for the past half hour, and that her dog had been growling at the window
When an officer arrived, he headed to the rear of the apartment building. The officer said he clearly saw a man looking in the window of an apartment. When he said "Hey," the suspect jumped from the window and looked at the officer, who was in plain sight under a floodlight in uniform. The suspect turned and ran around the building, with the officer in pursuit. The officer reported he first shouted at the man "Police! Stop! Police!," but the suspect didn't. After he pulled out his Taser and told the man if he didn't stop he would be Tazed, the man finally stopped and began to cooperate.
The suspect was found to have a camera.
Michael David Quinn, 37, of Roswell was arrested on charges of peeping tom (felony), loitering and resisting arrest. He was released on $18,000 bond on May 13.
Check for Counterfeit Bills Before Customer Leaves
A Milton store employee should have checked to see if a $100 bill was counterfeit before letting a customer use it to buy something worth less than $10.
A Milton police officer reported being called to the GameStop on Windward Parkway on May 8 by an employee about the bill. The employee said a woman came to the store and bought some disk cleaning solution for $8.55, handing over the $100 bill and four singles for the payment.
After the suspect left, the store clerk held up the $100 bill to the light. She discovered an Abraham Lincoln watermark on the bill instead of one of Benjamin Franklin.
The bill was taken into evidence, and video from the store was to be burned to a DVD the next day.
Burglar Jumps Onto Balcony to Steal TV, Jewelry
A North Park Lane woman lost her TV and some jewelry to a thief who apparently jumped onto her balcony from the roof of a stairwell. The thief appeared to have entered the home on May 9 through an unlocked window on the balcony.
The victim called Milton police when she saw her door was open.
Milton police found fingerprints on the window. The TV had been sitting in front of this window. Also missing were three necklaces worth $930.
Family Heirlooms Missing From Providence Oaks Home
A Providence Oaks resident is missing jewelry and sterling silverware considered family heirlooms, she reported to Milton police on May 8.
The silverware is generations old, and some pieces have the letter "E" engraved on them.
Her only suspects are a woman who cleaned her house one time and a juvenile who was dog sitting.
AC Missing from Rental Home
When a tenant in a Charlotte Drive home told the property owner that the air conditioning didn't work, all they expected was the need for an HVAC repairman. Instead, they discovered they needed the police.
Milton police responded on May 13 after the repairman told the tenant, who had only moved in three months ago, that the air conditioner was gone.
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