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Woodstock crime rundown
Woodstock crime rundown

Friday, Feb. 18: Investigators with the Woodstock Police Department arrested a Woodstock woman after determining that she used a friend's identification during a traffic stop.

On Oct. 13, 2010, a Woodstock police officer stopped Jennifer Hawkins, 24, at Main Street and Highway 92.

When the officer requested identification, Hawkins provided him with her friend's driver's license.

Because the officer had no reason to believe that Hawkins was anyone other than the person to whom the license belonged, he issued two citations to that person: one for no insurance and another for expired registration.

The two traffic citations were never paid, and the owner of the license received a letter notifying her that she failed to appear in court and pay the fines.

On Tuesday, Feb. 1, the owner of the license informed Woodstock police that she never received the citations, but knew that Hawkins had used her license.

After a two week investigation, police arrested Hawkins and charged her with first degree Forgery.

Hawkins later admitted that she used her friend's license to conceal her identity, as she had active warrants for her arrest in Cherokee County and Roswell.

Thursday, Feb. 24: A Marietta teenager was arrested in Woodstock after crashing into a patrol car while running from police.

At approximately 1:15 a.m., officers responded to a call about people possibly using drugs and alcohol at the Alta Woods Apartments on Willow Creek Lane in Woodstock.

When police arrived at the scene, one of the suspects tried to run. Police tried to stop him with a taser, but he still made it to his car and drove away.

The suspect ultimately caused a three-mile police chase that crossed into Cobb County. It ended when he tried to make a U-turn at Jamerson Road and Victorian Court, and collided with a Woodstock patrol car.

Police arrested the suspect and identified him as 19-year-old Adam Michael Sides.

Sides was taken to the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center and charged with Aggravated Assault on an Officer, two counts of Felony Obstruction of a Law Enforcement Officer, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug-related Objects, Reckless Driving, Eluding, Underage Possession of Alcohol and Open Container.

Sides was one of six people using alcohol at the apartment complex. The remaining five suspects were arrested and charged with Underage Possession of Alcohol. One of them was a juvenile.

Additional charges are pending. No officers were injured in this case.

Saturday, Mar. 5: Woodstock police officers solved two shoplifting cases with one arrest.

At approximately 11:30 a.m., officers responded to a call from the Pearl Vision on Highway 92.

According to the caller, the suspect in a previous shoplifting case at the store was back and hiding more merchandise in his clothes.

Officers found the suspect in the parking lot. He was arrested without incident and identified as Tracy Roberts.

Further investigation, including a review of store video surveillance, confirmed that Roberts was the same suspect in an earlier case of shoplifting. In both incidents, he stole about $5,000 of merchandise.

Roberts has been charged with two counts of Felony Theft by Shoplifting and one count of Possession of Tools in a Crime. He is being held in the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center.