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Suspect Drives 120 mph on GA 400 Before Drug Arrest

The following arrest information was supplied by the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety. It does not indicate a conviction.

Alpharetta police stopped a motorist who was seen driving a 2010 Dodge Charger 120 mph and taking up two lanes of GA 400's northbound lanes at Mansell Road on April 21.

The suspect was stopped just south of Old Milton Parkway and was evaluated for driving under the influence. After he was arrested on suspected DUI, a search of the vehicle revealed what police identified as a marijuana pipe, tin foil that contained a green, leafy substance that was consistent with marijuana, a clear container that also held suspected pot, and a scale.

Nathaniel D. Mills, 29, was cited for DUI, possession of marijuana, failure to maintain lane, reckless driving and speeding 55 mph over the posted 65 mph speed limit. His car was impounded.

Suspected Shoplifter Arrested Day After High-Speed Chase

Alpharetta police called off a chase down GA 400 on April 17 that reached speeds above 90 mph when they reached Northridge Road because of the risk to other motorists. A suspect was arrested the next day.

Officers responded to a shoplifting call at when they spotted the suspect's vehicle heading south on North Point Parkway and turning west (right) onto Mansell Road. They tried to get the suspect to stop as her vehicle was getting on GA 400 southbound. The driver refused to stop, and the chase was on.

"During this brief chase, the suspect vehicle showed no regard for Georgia traffic laws nro the safety of other motorists on the road," the incident report stated.

The Dillards' loss prevention officer told police he first spotted the suspect 30 minutes earlier trying to return a stolen handbag. She then took three handbags worth $1,200 off the display rack and left the store without paying for them, running to her vehicle. The Dillards' employee followed the suspect's car down to Mansell Road. When Alpharetta police officers got their patrol cars behind her car, he said he drove back to the store.

Warrants were taken out for a suspect in the shoplifting and chase incident. Siobhan Plichette Sims, 32, was cited for fleeing to elude an officer, reckless driving and felony shoplifting. She was being held in Fulton County Jail in lieu of $15,000 bond.

Mall Store's Security Cameras Catch Teens Prowling in Parking Lot

Two teens were caught on a store's security cameras entering an auto in the parking lot on April 15.

Mall security and a Von Maur loss prevention officer were with the pair in the parking lot near . The Von Maur employee said the suspets had been seen looking into vehicles before entering an SUV.

The 18 year old from Dawsonville and the 16-year-old juvenile with him were cited for entering auto to commit a theft, a felony, and prowling. The juvenile was released into the custody of his mother.

Von Maur provided a DVD with footage from security cameras showing the teens' actions in the parking lot.

For questions, email Bob Pepalis.

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