A man from Lexington, S.C. is accused of stealing power tool batteries from Lowe’s on June 11.
A loss prevention employee at Lowe’s told police that store security cameras showed the man cutting open plastic packages that contained the batteries. He then put them in his pockets and left the store. The store employee confronted the man and walked him back to the training room to wait for police.
The batteries, totaling about $379, were recovered, and the man was charged with shoplifting over $300.
Dine and Dash Leads to Arrest
Two men from Duluth were arrested on June 14 for eating at Waffle House and leaving without paying their bills.
Alpharetta Police were on the lookout for a silver SUV occupied by two men. They spotted a similar car at a gas station on Old Milton Parkway and when they pulled into the parking lot, they saw a man pumping gas who matched one of the descriptions. There was also a passenger in the car.
Police asked the men for identification, and one of the officers smelled alcohol on the two men. A Waffle House employee who reported the crime was brought to the scene and positively identified both men as the ones who left without paying their bills. One bill was for $7.73, and the other was for $6.85.
Both men were arrested and charged with Theft of Service and Alcohol – Underage Consumption.
Man Chased from Skating Rink, Arrested
Police arrested a man on June 13 who had been inside The Cooler Family Skate Center for two days and was chased from the business because employees believed he committed several thefts.
When police arrived, the man was standing in front of the shop door, staring at a poster. When police asked what he was doing, he said he was just reading the poster. An officer asked if he was there to skate, and he said he was just looking around.
An employee had caught the man inside a coach’s office the day before. When he was asked what he was doing, he said he was looking for the bathroom. An iPad was stolen from the coach’s office that day, and a wallet was previously stolen on June 11.
The man’s car was towed from the skating rink, and police found a wallet in the center console that did not belong to the man, but he would not say whose it was.
The man was taken to jail and given a criminal trespass warning and a citation for loitering and prowling.