A Fry's Electronics store employee was caught on April 14 allegedly taking software he removed from its retail package out of the store. Once a Milton police officer arrived, he admitted this wasn't the first time he took items from the store without paying for them.
The store employee admitted to taking $4,220 in items from the store. He did return $1,596 worth of items, and signed a form agreeing to paying for the rest of them.
Ian Sheldon McDonald, 23, of Springberry Court, Alpharetta, was charged with theft by taking more than $1,500, a felony. He was released from Fulton County Jail on April 15 on an $8,000 bond.
Handwritten 'Tag Applied For' Draws Attention to Stolen Auto
An 18-year-old college student from Milton was arrested for theft by receiving a stolen auto after a Milton police officer spotted a piece of paper with "tag applied for" written on it and no license plate.
The 2007 Honda Civic had a knife holding the windowup, and the driver's side door appeared to be damaged where the lock was located, the officer said in his incident report on the April 9 arrest.
The driver told the officer that his father bought the car from "a guy who was selling the car for his girls cousin," according to the report. The piece of paper provided as a bill of sale was dated March 30, but was not notarized and had no contact information for the buyer or seller. The Georgia Certificate of Title listed a different person as owner of the car. While the back of the title was signed by the owner, no signature was listed under the transferee's name.
A call to dispatch revealed the car was reported stolen out of Bartow County on Dec. 6, 2012.
Daniel Olaniran, 28, of Bethany Bend, Milton, was arrested on a charge of theft by receiving a stolen vehicle. He was released from Fulton County Jail on April 10 on $6,000 bond.
Couple Who Never Lock Car Doors Lose iPhone, GPS, Tools
A thief took advantage of a Devonshire Farms Way couple who told Milton police they never lock their car doors.
On April 9 an officer was dispatched to the couple's home after the husband noticed his iPhone and GPS were missing when he was getting ready to leave for work. He also saw two boxes of sockets and tools were missing.
The wife reported someone had opened the center console of her vehicel, but nothing had been taken.
"I advised the victims of ways to better secure their property," the officer stated in his report.
For questions about this blotter, email Bob Pepalis.