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May 29th, 2010
BBN Staff /

18-Year-Old Knows How to Make a Profit


On May 20, officers were called to an address on Alpine Drive in reference to suspicious activity. When police arrived, they found out that a teenager was having a few friends over. Officers talked to the teenagers mother and she said it was late and that she wanted all of the friends out of her house.

On May 20, officers were called to an address on Alpine Drive in reference to suspicious activity. When police arrived, they found out that a teenager was having a few friends over. Officers talked to the teenagers mother and she said it was late and that she wanted all of the friends out of her house. As the friends were leaving, police asked them if they had any illegal narcotics on them. Three juveniles pulled bags of weed out of their pockets. A fourth person, 18-year-old John Steger, told police he thought he had a bag of marijuana in his pockets, but he couldn’t find it. Steger then gave the officers permission to search him and they found a large baggie of marijuana in his pants. The large baggie contained 70 smaller one-gram baggies. Steger told police that he sells the one-gram baggies for $5. He also told police that he offers his customers a deal, if they buy seven baggie’s, they only have to pay $25 instead of $35. When police measured the 70 baggies, they expected to find 70 grams of marijuana (one gram per bag as Steger had said). However, the 70 bags only weighed 48 grams. When police asked Steger about this, he explained that each one-gram bag is only 0.7 grams, which helped him make more profit. Steger was arrested for possession of marijuana and possession with intent to distribute. The three minors were given citations for possession of marijuana before being released to their parents.


Hit and Run Suspect Messes Up the Run Part


On May 23, officers were called to the InnTown suites in reference to a hit-and-run. When officers arrived, they talked to several witnesses who said that they saw a red truck hit another car and then drive off. One of the witnesses followed the truck and saw it pull into the InnTown suites. The witness then told police that a white male got out of the truck and went into room 220. Armed with this information, police decided to further their investigation. When police finally made their way into room 220, they saw a large white man lying on the bed. Officers asked the man – identified as Michael Benz – if he owned a red truck. Benz told them no, but he has a friend that owns one. Since Benz smelled like alcohol, officers asked him how much he had to drink on the day and what he had been doing for the past hour. Benz told the officers he had been drinking heavily for part of the day and also that he had not driven anywhere in the past hour. When officers asked Benz if he had been in a car accident, Benz said no. When officers told Benz his truck was damaged, he said, “No, it’s not.” When officers asked Benz about a fresh wound on his arm, he said it was a week old. Officers eventually found out that Benz had an arrest warrant out of Cobb County, so they decided to handcuff him. Benz tried to push one officer away and then he reached for something on another officer’s belt. It took a punch to the head by one of the officer’s to slow Benz down. After the punch, they were able to arrest him. Benz was charged with DUI, failure to yield while turning left, hit and run and obstruction of a law enforcement officer.


 

Man on Porch Mortifies Mom and Children


On May 18, just past midnight, a local mom was driving home with her two children in the car. When she pulled into her driveway, she saw a man sleeping on her porch, so she immediately called 911. As the woman talked to the 911 operator, the man, identified as Steven Kelly, got up and began to urinate off of the porch. At that point, the man began walking toward the car. The woman’s 5-year-old son opened the rear door and Kelly got in the car. Officers quickly arrived on scene and removed Kelly from the car. Kelly could not explain to officers why he was at the victim’s house or why he entered the car. Kelly told police that he didn’t know how he got to the house or why he was there. The only explanation he could offer is that he was “messed up” because he had just finished a 40-oz beer. Kelly, 23, was arrested for disorderly conduct.


DUI


Amanda Wagner, 26, of Roswell, was arrested May 20 on Mansell Road for DUI, possession of Schedule II drugs and driving with a instructional permit.


Tarasa Lores, 23, of Woodstock, was arrested May 23 on Bethany Bend Road for DUI, possession of a knife while committing a crime, carrying a concealed weapon, parking in a prohibited space and failure to obey a traffic control device.


Robert Slade, 28, of Stockbridge, was arrested May 16 on Hopewell Road for DUI, failure to stop at a stop sign, failure to obey a traffic control device, not having headlights on and driving too fast for conditions.


Manuel Quinones, 24, of Atlanta, was arrested May 21 on Haynes Bridge Road for DUI and making a U-turn at a prohibited intersection.


Jessica Dubois, 35, of Milton, was arrested May 17 on Freemanville Road for DUI, speeding and failure to maintain lane.


Gary Windsor, 31, of Decatur, was arrested May 19 on Cogburn Road for DUI, possession of marijuana and speeding.


Todd Duffy, 46, of Atlanta, was arrested May 21 on Ga. 400 for DUI.


Veronika Polacek, 29, of Smyrna, was arrested May 22 on Ga. 400 for DUI.


Cameron Shine, 24, of Milton, was arrested May 22 on Thompson Road for DUI, failure to maintain lane and a safety restraint violation.


Dianna Emerson, 54, of Milton, was arrested May 22 on Thompson Road for DUI and failure to maintain lane.


Robert Anderson, 61, of Alpharetta, was arrested May 22 on Cogburn Road for DUI and speeding.


Abby Njovu, 30, of Roswell, was arrested May 23 on Old Dogwood Road for DUI and failure to stop at a stop sign.


Michael French, 27, of Roswell, was arrested May 23 on Holcomb Bridge Road for DUI and failure to maintain lane.


Kevin Eagleson, 27, of Sandy Springs, was arrested May 22 on Azalea Drive for DUI and failure to maintain lane.

Charles Ladd, 28, of Lafayette, was arrested May 21 on East Crossville Road for DUI and failure to maintain lane.

Vadim Nersesov, 21, of Roswell, was arrested May 21 on Old Alabama Road for DUI-Drugs and failure to maintain lane.


Laura Fraley, 21, of Roswell, was arrested May 21 on Canton Street for DUI.


Christopher Read, 49, of Kirkland, Wash., was arrested May 20 on Holcomb Bridge Road for DUI and failure to maintain lane.


Kevin Scott, 20, of Milton, was arrested May 21 on Woodlake Drive for DUI-underage and having an open container.


Hollis Winter, 17, of Roswell, was arrested May 18 on Hembree Road for DUI-Underage, failure to maintain lane and failure to report accident and hit and run.


Robert Garrett, 40, of Alpharetta, was arrested May 18 on Holcomb Bridge Road for DUI and failure to maintain lane.


Jose Ruiz-Barbosa, 22, of Roswell, was arrested May 18 on Highway 9 for DUI, giving a false name to officers and not reporting an accident.


Beth Lindahl, 27, of Sandy Springs, was arrested May 17 on Highway 9 for DUI and failure to maintain lane.


Holly Sumler, 61, of Roswell, was arrested May 17 on Ga. 400 for DUI, failure to maintain lane and following too closely.


Manuel Mendez-Antonio, 26, of Atlanta, was arrested May 18 on Windward Parkway for DUI, having an open container, following too closely, failure to maintain lane, driving without a license, leaving the scene of a hit and run and not having insurance.


James Kaveney, 49, of Duluth, was arrested May 20 on North Point Parkway for DUI, failure to maintain lane and altering his license plates.


DRUG ARRESTS


Brayan Mora-Garcia, 26, of Roswell, was arrested May 23 on Warsaw Road for possession of cocaine, DUI, giving a false name to officers, being an unlicensed driver and failure to maintain lane.


Antonio Johnson, 25, of Roswell, was arrested May 22 on Old Dogwood Road for possession of marijuana and obstructing an officer.


John Mullen, 24, of Woodstock, was arrested May 21 on Canton Street for possession of marijuana.


John Steger, 18, of Roswell, was arrested May 21 on Alpine Drive for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.


Amy Hofford, 44, of Roswell, was arrested May 19 on Holcomb Bridge Road for possession of schedule II and schedule IV narcotics.


Jonathan Heathcock, 27, of Alpharetta, was arrested May 19 on Crossville Road for possession of marijuana and not wearing his seat belt.

Tyler Hillyer, 22, of Atlanta, was arrested May 21 on Ga. 400 for possession of marijuana.

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