LPD Reports: Woman charged with theft by received after allegedly hanging on to rental car

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The Loganville Police Department reported the following incidents for the period March 1 – 25, 2017. Please note an arrest or charge does not constitute a conviction.

March 4

After responding to a call regarding shots fired in the area of Hunters Lane and Fawn Court, Loganville police officers found a party in the area with underage people who were allegedly drinking alcohol. They found a 17-year-old upstairs in the bathroom of a house where the party took place passed out in a pool of vomit. She was transported by EMS to Clearview Regional Medical Center and another 18-year-old woman was cited for consumption of alcohol by a minor. No evidence of shots fired was found on the scene.

March 6

A 45-year-old Monroe man was charged with passing in a no passing zone, driving in divided highway, controlled access roadway driving while license suspended or revoked and driving without a valid license after he was stopped for passing in a no passing zone. He was booked at the Loganville Police Department and released on a copy of his citation. The vehicle was towed.

March 8

A 40-year-old Athens man was charged with felony theft by shoplifting and criminal damage to property. Michael Lynn Murphy is accused of cutting through the fence in the garden center of Walmart and allegedly removing $592.10 worth of goods without paying.  These goods included a Swann 8 Security System as well as tools, spray paints, quicker, Stanley bolt cutter tool and several small speakers. The security surveillance system in Walmart allegedly showed the subject collecting the items in a shopping car, exiting through the garden center and cutting through the fence to put the items on the other side. He was see by a police officer when he retrieved the items and placed them in his vehicle. He allegedly told police that other items in his truck were purchased from Home Depot in Commerce, but staff at that store say the items were not purchased there.

March 9

A 33-year-old Athens man was charged with driving with a suspended license (suspended for not paying child support) and given a written warning for driving with a suspended registration after the vehicle he was driving alerted on the LPR.

March 11

A 23-year-old Loganville woman was arrested and charged with headlight requirements, speeding in excess of maximum limits and driving under the influence, after the vehicle was stopped for driving at 62 mph in a 45 mph speed zone. Police reported a strong smell of alcohol and the driver reportedly failed the field sobriety test. She refused the PBT test and was subsequently arrested and transported to Walton County Detention Center. Her passenger blew over the legal limit as well and agreed to park the car and seek alternative transport home.

March 22

A 32-year-old Loganville woman was charged with speeding in excess of maximum limits and driving without a valid license after being clocked driving at 66 mph in a 45 mph speed zone. She allegedly confessed to not having a driver’s license when asked to produce it. She was booked at LPD and then released to a friend who did have a valid license.

A 38-year-old Loganville woman was charged with felony theft by receiving stolen property after a missing rental vehicle allegedly pinged at her location. An officer with LPD reported that, at the request of the rental company, he drove past the address on Fox Chase and verified that the vehicle in question was parked in the garage. He reported that when he pulled up into the driveway, the subject went inside and shut the garage door. When she came to the door, he was given access to the garage and verified by the tag that it was reported by the Dunwoody Police as a stolen Hertz Rental car. The subject allegedly told police that a friend had rented the vehicle for her and she was unaware that it was stolen. Police report, however, that according o the Dunwoody Police, she was aware that it was stolen. Documentation returning the vehicle to the Atlanta Airport and been completed in January, but the vehicle was missing when Hertz employees had checked on it. Ramsi Tamu Smith-Crabille was subsequently arrested and transported to the Gwinnett County Detention Center. She is currently out on a $5,700 surety bond.

March 26

A 53-year-old Loganville man was charged with driving without a valid license after he was stopped during a safety check. He was booked and cited at LPD and allowed to wait on site until a licensed driver could pick up the vehicle.

March 27

An 18-year-old Loganville man was charged with misdemeanor theft by shoplifting after he was allegedly seen attempting to remove goods from Walmart without paying. He reportedly had a speaker, a flashlight and a toothbrush in his pocket. The items were returned to Walmart and he was transported to the Walton County Detention Center.

March 28

A 29-year-old Loganville man was charged with driving while license suspended or revoked and expired registration after his vehicle hit on the LPR. He was booked at LPD and released on copies of the citations.

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