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3 arrested for stealing Jeep

3 arrested for stealing Jeep

ROSWELL, Ga. -- Roswell police have arrested three Metro Atlanta men for trying to steal a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee from a local car dealership.

A employee of Palmer Dodge on Alpharetta Highway told police that he was approached by a young black man on Wednesday. The man offered the employee $2,000 to leave a key in the car so it could be stolen.

The suspect told the employee that he planned to send the Jeep to New York and then out of the country, according to investigators.

Roswell police set up a sting operation in the parking lot. Around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, the suspect returned to Palmer Dodge with two accomplices.

When the suspect got into the $47,000 Jeep and started it, police moved in and arrested him. He was identified as 36-year-old Kevin Johnson of Dallas.

Johnson's accomplices -- Walter Ray Hamilton, 30, of Chamblee and Michael Robert Thimas, 25, of Marietta -- were also arrested.

Brothers arrested for shoplifting at Target

Brothers arrested for shoplifting at Target

ROSWELL, Ga. -- Roswell police have arrested two brothers for attempting to steal DVDs from a Super Target store.

Alan Alderman Adams, Jr. and his brother Keith have both been charged with felony shoplifting.

Police say the brothers were caught attempting to steal over $1,000 worth of DVDs from the Super Target at 1135 Woodstock Road.

Surveillance video showed the Aldermans taking DVDs off the shelves and putting them into a basket. The brothers dropped the basket and their car keys and ran from the store when they were confronted by Target loss prevention officers.

Roswell Police officers captured Alan right away. When Keith returned to the store to retrieve his car, he was also arrested.

Roswell grandmother jailed for child abuse

Roswell grandmother jailed for child abuse

ROSWELL, Ga. -- A Roswell woman was arrested Tuesday on charges of abusing her three-year-old grandchild.

Lorraine Grant, 41, turned herself in to Roswell police. She faces charges of cruelty to children, aggravated battery, sexual battery and aggravated assault.

According to the investigation, Roswell police were dispatched to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston on Saturday, June 25 to look into a child abuse case.

When officers arrived at the emergency room, they met with detectives from the East Point Police Department, who told them that they found the little girl at a Westin Hotel near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

After the child was medically evaluated, East Point police determined that her injuries -- apparent burns and abrasions -- happened in Roswell, according to Lt.

Roswell man sentenced for receiving child porn

Roswell man sentenced for receiving child porn

ROSWELL, Ga. -- A 29-year-old Roswell man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for receiving child pornography.

Dale Hodges pleaded guilty to the charges against him in February.

According to information presented in court, Hodges was a member of an international pedophile organization known as the Boy Lovers Network (BLN). Members of BLN traded images and videos of child pornography, including pictures of young boys being sexually abused.

Investigators also uncovered pictures of naked boys taken inside Hodges' home with his own camera.

At the time of his arrest in November 2009, Hodges was working as a tutor at the Huntington Learning Center in Alpharetta.

Hodges will spend 10 years on supervised release after getting out of prison. He will also be required to register as a sex offender.

Man arrested for pretending to be wounded veteran

Man arrested for pretending to be wounded veteran

ROSWELL, Ga. -- Roswell police have arrested a man accused of lying to a Veterans of Foreign Wars post in order to receive money.

Michael Allen Bradshaw of Rossville was arrested on Friday, June 10 and charged with theft by deception and false swearing.

According to investigators, Bradshaw received $350 from VFW Post 7583 after claiming to be a non-commissioned Army officer who was wounded in Iraq. Bradshaw also submitted fraudulent documents to the post, including an application for admittance to the VFW and an affidavit requesting money for a Purple Heart.

Roswell police said the VFW manager became suspicious and ordered Bradshaw's military records, which revealed that he was discharged from the Army for misconduct in 2001.

ROSWELL: Man detailed funeral arrangements before killing himself, mom

ROSWELL: Man detailed funeral arrangements before killing himself, mom

ROSWELL, Ga. -- Kyle Webb wrote extensively about the funeral plans he wanted for his mother before he killed her and himself, according to police.

Roswell Police Officer Linda Holland said officers went to check on 86-year-old Wilma Webb after a friend of the family received a "very distrubing" letter from her 50-year-old son Kyle in Saturday's mail.  

"It was a two-page typed letter detailing obituary information for his mother and himself, down to the details of where the funeral home should be for his mother, the land lot for her to be buried, where the will was, next of kin and money arrangements," Holland said.

When officers arrived at Wilma Webb's home on Saturday night, they found her and her son shot to death. Investigators believe Kyle Webb killed his mother before taking his own life.

Feds crack down on prescription drug trafficking

Feds crack down on prescription drug trafficking

ATLANTA -- A federal grand jury in Atlanta has charged a total of 13 defendants from two states with illegally trafficking in oxycodone and other prescription drugs.

The two cases arise out of intensified efforts to address Georgia's growing problem with prescription drug abuse.

"Prescription drug abuse is our nation's fastest-growing segment of illegal drug use, causing significantly more overdose deaths than cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin combined," said United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates.

In the first incident, 11 Georgia residents were charged with conspiring to forge oxycodone prescriptions and sell the illegally obtained tablets.