LPD Reports: Shoplifting, DUIs and disorderly conduct complaints dominate

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The Loganville Police Department reported the following incidents for the month of April 2018. Please note an arrest or charge does not constitute a conviction.

April 2, 2018

In the early morning of April 2, 2018, a 64-year old white male was noticed by Peach State Bank employees at 107 Lee Byrd Rd, Loganville GA loitering and harassing employees before business hours. Officers were called to the scene and asked the man to leave. When he refused to, the officers detained the man who resisted. The man was transported to the Loganville Police Department for processing and then to the Walton County Jail.

April 2, 2018

At approximately 2:25 pm on April 2, 2018, Police dispatch received an anonymous call as a tip that a black female would be stealing from the Loganville Walmart that same day. Officers were dispatched to the Walmart where they spoke with an Asset Protection employee of Walmart who had witnessed two black subjects, a young man and woman, shoplifting. She reportedly confronted them as they were attempting to leave. The young woman ran away, but the man stayed and was shortly arrested. It was later confirmed these two suspects were siblings. The young man was transported to the Loganville  Police Department where he asked repeatedly if he could call his sister and tell her to turn herself in. The young man was soon transported to the Walton County Jail.

April 3, 2018

At approximately 6:00 pm, a 30-year old woman was confronted by a Walmart employee for shoplifting at the Loganville Walmart. The woman reportedly dropped her bags and ran out of the store. An officer was dispatched to the Walmart, where he scouted the surrounding area and found a woman matching the witness’ description sitting in the outside dining area of Moe’s. The offender attempted to escape by vehicle but was stopped and positively identified by the Walmart employee. The offender was later processed and then taken to the Walton County Jail.

April 6, 2018

At approximately 3:32 pm on April 6, 2018, a 21-year old white male was arrested and taken to the Walton County Jail for being publicly intoxicated. He was reportedly heard by a Loganville Walmart shopper who reported that she had heard a male yelling in the woods in between Walmart and the Journeys Inn restaurant, “just kill me”. Upon an officer arriving at the scene, a 21-year old white male was found acting very intoxicated with slurred speech and bloodshot eyes walking around in the strip of woods. A sleeping bag, cans of food, and bottles of beer were also found on the scene. The male first denied allegations that he had drunk any alcoholic beverages but then stated that he had had a few beers. He later denied a breath test and was detained and taken to the Loganville Police Department before being transported to the Walton County Jail.

April 7, 2018

At around 10:35 in the evening of April 7, 2018, three young women in their lower twenties were arrested for shoplifting cosmetic beauty supplies from the Loganville Walmart. A Walmart Asset Protection employee witnessed and held the three women until police arrived and arrested them. The women had together attempted to steal almost $100 in cosmetic supplies. They were released from the Loganville Police Department on citation.

April 8, 2017

At approximately 7:00 pm on April 8, 2017, two young black men, one 33 and the other 19, were arrested by officers for shoplifting at the Loganville Walmart. They were reportedly witnessed by a Loss Prevention employee using a self-checkout, but not scanning all of their items before exiting the premise. The two men were held until officers arrived and transported them to the Loganville Police Department, and then to the Walton County Jail.

April 12, 2018

A 42-year-old white female was taken into the Loganville Police Department on April 12, 2018 (6:44 pm) for shoplifting over $50 in different goods. Her personal belongings were given to her husband, who had been waiting in the parking lot in his car. The woman was released from the Loganville Police Department on citation and warning.

April 13, 2018

At approximately 1:25 am, a 31-year old black male was arrested for driving a Nissan Altima with a suspended registration. The man was also found to not be in possession of a driver’s license as well, which was later found to also be suspended. The man became hostile when he was detained and put in handcuffs, calling the officer who had stopped him on GA-20 while driving a racist. The man was later brought to Loganville P.D. and then to the Walton County Jail.

April 15, 2018

At 1:00 in the morning, a car was stopped for driving recklessly by failing to maintain its lane on Old Loganville Rd. The driver was a 21-year old white male who was found to be in possession of less than one ounce of marijuana. The officer at the scene reports that the man stated he had smoked some marijuana three hours earlier. The man’s car was released to his father per request, and the man was transported to the Loganville P.D. where he was later released on citation.

April 15, 2018

A 27-year-old white female was detained and arrested for shoplifting $605.00 worth of goods from the Loganville Walmart at 11:04 pm on April 15, 2018. She reportedly was seen passing through the exit doors without paying for her items and tossing the items into a car driven by her friend. They soon drove off. Police stopped the suspects driving a Buick Lacrosse at a Quick Trip, and they agreed to return to Walmart to speak with the Loss Prevention personnel. After video evidence arose and witnesses gave their accounts, the driver was cleared, but the shoplifter was taken to the Loganville P.D. and later to the Walton County Jail.

April 18, 2018

At 9:55 pm, a Toyota Camry was stopped at the intersection of GA 10 and Old Loganville Road for driving without a tag light and because of illegally tinted windows. As the police officer who stopped the car approached the vehicle, he could smell marijuana. The police officer asked the driver, a 42-year-old black male, to step out of the vehicle while he conducted a search of the car. The police officer found marijuana and an open bottle of wine in the car. After checking the driver’s license, it was found that it was suspended due to child support. The man was transported to the LPD for booking, then released.

April 19, 2018

At approximately 10:32 pm, a 20-year-old white male was found sitting in a parked car in Destination Park alone by a police officer. The officer informed the man that the park was closed, and the man claimed he was playing Pokemon Go. The police officer reports that he smelled marijuana in the car. The man said he had a pipe and a bag of marijuana. The police officer found nothing else as he searched the car. The man was placed under arrest and brought to the Loganville Police Department for booking procedures. The man was told his court date and released from the LPD.

April 22, 2018

Police were called by a worried wife when her 63-year-old husband drove himself to a store intoxicated. She had then driven to the same store to pick him up because she didn’t want him to drive under the influence. At the store, however, the man was stubborn and would not get into the car with her. Police arrived at the scene where the woman explained the situation. The police then identified the man and claim to have smelled alcohol coming from his breath. The man said he didn’t drive himself to the store, but he didn’t remember how he got there. He refused to take a portable breath test to see if he was safe to drive home. The man became more hostile verbally, so the police handcuffed him and brought him to the LPD where he remained uncooperative. Twice he claimed his chest hurt, so police called an ambulance. However, the man would then claim that his chest had never hurt. He began cussing out the officers for restraining him. The police eventually decided to release the man to the hospital, and he was released on copies of his citations.

April 22, 2018

Two black females, ages 26 and 27, were arrested after caught not scanning all of their items at a self-checkout at the Loganville Walmart. They were escorted to the Walmart Asset Protection office until police arrived and took them to the Loganville Police Department. The total amount of the items taken was $123.22. One of the women’s children were released to another woman per request. The two women were later transported to the Walton County Jail.

April 23, 2018

A 24-year-old Hispanic male was arrested at approximately 7:30 in the evening of April 23rd for driving under the influence. A witness had called the police stating he was driving down Brand Road when a red Ford Mustang had come speeding around a corner well over the speed limit. The Mustang reportedly almost hit the witness in his own vehicle, then ran into some trees. When police arrived, the driver of the Mustang was reported to be unharmed. The driver said he had had nothing to drink that day when asked, but the officer on scene reported he could smell the scent of alcohol on the driver’s breath. The police officers asked if they could conduct some tests on the driver, and he complied, but could barely walk. The driver later said he had had some drinks. After a search of the car, an open, empty beer bottle was found. The officer on scene took the man to the LPD for processing, where they attempted Intoxilyzer procedures. The man refused, so he was transported to the Walton County Jail.

April 24, 2018

A 41-year-old Hispanic male was caught shoplifting at the Loganville Walmart at approximately 3:18 pm on April 24. The man reportedly passed through all points of sale and attempted to exit the store with a cart full of items totaling to $90.17. Police arrived and arrested the shoplifter and transported him to the Loganville Police Department before being released on a copy of citation.

April 24, 2018

At approximately 4:20 pm, police were notified of a shoplifter at the Loganville Walmart. A 24-year-old white female had been caught shoplifting certain items and stowing them in her child’s baby bag. The woman was escorted to Walmart’s loss prevention office and held until the woman’s child’s father was contacted and arrived. The total amount shoplifted came out at $455.77. The woman was transported to the Loganville Police Department and then released on a copy of citation.

April 26, 2018

A 33-year-old white female was arrested at approximately 1:06 in the morning of April 26, 2018, for shoplifting at the Loganville CVS. The woman reportedly had been caught putting on sandals from the store and throwing away the tag, as well as placing multiple items in her purse totaling $105.98. An employee had called 911 to alert them of the shoplifter. After a police officer arrived, the woman was questioned then transported to the LPD for booking. She was then transported to the Walton County Jail.

April 27, 2018

A 41-year-old white female was arrested at approximately 4:20 in the afternoon of April 27 for driving under the influence and following too closely in her truck. The woman was seen by a witness swerving all over CS Floyd Road in Loganville before running off of the road, then back onto the road, and then into the back of a car stopped at a red light. The victims in the stopped car were reported safe and okay. Tests were conducted on the offender and she was found positive for being under the influence. The woman initially stated that she had had only one Bloody Mary at noon, but then later said she had had three Bloody Mary drinks. The offender consented to blow into a portable Alcosensor and reportedly blew over the legal limit of 0.08 blood alcohol concentration. The woman was arrested and taken to the LPD where she was tested on the Intox 9000. She blew a 0.155 on the first sample and a 0.158 on the second sample. The woman was taken to the Walton County Jail and left in the custody of Detention Deputies.

April 27, 2018

At 8:23 in the morning of April 27th, a white female, age 28, was observed swerving in and out of lanes near the Loganville Walgreens. The woman was stopped by a police officer and identified. Her license was found to be suspended due to a DUI charge. The woman was taken to the LPD for booking, and then to the Walton County Jail.

April 28, 2018

At approximately 6:00 pm, police stopped a car near Cown Drive with a suspended registration. The driver was a 60-year-old black female who did not have a license or any form of ID. She gave the officer present a fake name and claimed that she was from New York. Dispatch returned the name as not found, so the lady gave another name, which was also not found. She then gave the officer a NY Chaplain card that proved her actual identification. Dispatch found that the woman had a revoked NY license and a GA ID. The woman was put under arrest for driving with a suspended registration, revoked license, and for disorderly conduct for lying about her name. The woman was transported to the LPD and released on a copy of her citations.

April 28, 2018

A 17-year-old black male is wanted for reports that he had “keyed” the car of a Shane’s Rib Shack employee after entering the restaurant around 2 p.m. in the afternoon and making threats. The police were alerted and given the testimonies of the two employees of Shane’s Rib Shack who had witnessed the damage done to the car. The police were also approached by a mother and son who had been filling up at the nearby Kroger gas station and witnessed the man damaging the Shane’s Rib Shack employee’s car. The son said the man had noticed them watching from the gas station and drove over to them. He reportedly said, “We straight right?” to which the son responded with “We straight.” The son witnessed approximately five other male occupants in the car with the offender. He then reportedly drove off. A warrant was out for the offender. He later turned himself in at around 12:20 pm the next day at the Loganville Police Department. He was taken into custody and processed before being transported to the Walton County Jail to be released to the Detention Deputies.

April 28, 2018

At approximately 10:12 pm, a police officer stopped a Honda Accord with a suspended registration at the Ga 10 RaceTrac. The driver, a 50-year-old white male, was also found to be driving without a license and with illegally dark window tint. He was thus arrested and transported to the Loganville Police Department for booking before being released on a copy of his citation.

April 29, 2018

At 1:15 in the morning, a call from CVS employees informed the police of a shoplifting in progress in their store. An officer arrived on the scene and spoke with the employees. They identified the suspected shoplifter, a 27-year-old white female, who had put many items into her purse. She said she would pay for them and dumped them into a shopping cart. CVS informed the officer on site that they wished to prosecute, so the shoplifter was identified and brought to the LPD for booking purposes. The woman was then served with a criminal trespass notice and released on a copy of the citation.

April 29, 2018

At 3:10 in the morning of April 29, an officer stopped a speeding car at the O’Kelly Memorial Library on Ga 20. The driver of the car, a 23-year-old white male, was identified and claimed to had been drinking earlier. The officer asked the driver to step out of the car. When the man did so, the officer reportedly smelled a strong stench of alcohol coming from the vehicle. The officer performed physical tests and a portable breath test on the driver, which came back with a positive alcohol reading. The male was placed under arrest and transported to the LPD for DUI with a BAC of 0.117 and speeding. After booking at the LPD, the man was transported to the Walton County Jail.

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